• The proposal to create a new district called Eastern West Khasi Hills has been approved by the Meghalaya Cabinet. The Mairang civil sub-division was upgraded to create the new district. Mairang will now be part of the West Khasi Hills district as a sub-division. Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma will launch the new district on November 10, 2021. This will bring the state’s total number of districts to 12. The proposal to create a new district called Eastern West Khasi Hills has been approved by the Meghalaya Cabinet.
• The top five aspirational districts in the education sector have been announced by NITI Aayog. It has selected the school sector’s most improved aspirational districts for the month of September. Bhoopalpalli in Telangana has topped the NITI Aayog’s delta rankings in the education sector. Following Bhoopalpalli area are, Jharkhand’s Chatra and Sahibganj, Odisha’s Nuapada, and Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer. In a notable development, the Baramulla district in north Kashmir has risen to third place among aspirational districts in the Delta ranking 2021 for September month. Jharkhand’s Ranchi and Chatra districts were placed first and second, respectively. Wayanad in Kerala came in fourth, and Shrawasti in Uttar Pradesh came in fifth.
• The Ministry of Commerce and Industry recently released the Logistics Ease Across Different States 2021 Index. Index is now in its third version. Gujarat, Haryana, and Punjab were ranked first, second, and third in the ranking, respectively, for goods mobility and logistics chain efficiency. This index assigns states a ranking based on their logistics infrastructure. Gujarat, Haryana, and Punjab are the states with the best results (Top 3 slot respectively). Tamil Nadu is ranked fourth, and Maharashtra is ranked fifth. In comparison to the 2019 LEADS rating, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Jharkhand have seen considerable improvements.
• The Ministry of Home Affairs has released a list of 119 people who would get the Padma Awards this year from President Ram Nath Kovind. Art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, and civil service are all covered by these prizes. While the ‘Padma Shri’ is given for distinguished service in any field, the ‘Padma Bhushan’ is given for exceptional service. The ‘Padma Vibhushan’, on the other hand, is given for remarkable and distinguished service. There are 29 women among the 2021 winners, one transgender person, ten foreigners/NRIs/OCIs, and 16 people who have died. In 2021, no one will be awarded the Bharat Ratna.
• Every year on November 10th, World Science Day for Peace and Development is commemorated.
This day is commemorated to emphasize the importance of science in society and the necessity to involve the general people in discussions about rising scientific challenges. World Science Day for Peace and Development will be held for the 20th time in 2021. This year’s commemoration will emphasize the need for “Building Climate-Ready Communities,” as climate change has become a severe danger to the lives of billions of people and the planet.
• Every year from November 9 to 14, the International Week of Science and Peace (IWOSP) is observed around the world. The occasion is commemorated in order to urge people to improve technology and promote peace in their respective countries. The annual commemoration of this event contributes to the advancement of science, technology, and peace, as well as raising public awareness. Participation and knowledge of the activities help to ensure that science is used appropriately to promote peace throughout the year.
• Most developing countries, such as China, India, and Africa, have recently asked affluent countries for $1.3 trillion per year in climate money, which will begin in 2030. Even as governments negotiate on this amount at COP26, this proposal is expected to generate more disquiet. This demand was made in a proposal to improve finance flows by a group of 24 nations known as Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDCs) and African countries. These countries are pressing for the proposal to be included in the final conclusions reached the Glasgow climate summit.