AspirantWorld One liners : 11th October

• David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences. David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens won the Nobel Prize for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships.

• Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, also known as “Father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb” has passed away. The atomic scientist, Dr Khan was the first man to transform Pakistan into the world’s first Islamic nuclear power. He was known as” Father Of Pakistan’s Nuclear Bomb” in the said country.

• The World Day Against the execution is observed each year on 10 October. It’s a day to promote the eradication of the death penalty and boost awareness of the conditions and circumstances that affect prisoners with death sentences. The theme for 2021 is “Women Sentenced to Death: An Invisible Reality.”

• Telangana State Election Commission has decided to have a dry run of a “Mobile-Based e-voting system”. The requirement to conduct Polls amidst of pandemic has to lead the government to initiate this process. This will help the voters to vote from the comfort of their homes.

• In a Unanimous vote, United Nations Human Rights Council declared a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a universal right On 8 October. The right would be first recognized 70 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948 by the UN General Assembly.

• Prime Minister Modi on 13 October will launch the ‘Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakthi’ Masterplan. Gati Shakti scheme was announced by PM Modi on Independence Day, 2021. This Masterplan will bring together 16 Ministries and seven core infrastructure sectors on a single platform to Combine project planning across stakeholder.

• The thermal plants in India face a shortage of coal stocks which might lead to a power crisis. There are 135 thermal power plants used to generate power using coal. One hundred six of them have a minimal to a critical number of stocks which might last for 6 to 7 days.

• PM Modi will attend the 28th National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) foundation Program on 12th October. The NHRC will happen on 12th October at 11 am, and PM will address the gathering through Video Conferencing. The Union Home Minister and Chairperson on NHRC will be present during the Program.

• Abolhassan Banisadr, Iran’s first president after the 1979 revolution, died on 9 October, He was 88 years old. Abolhassan Banisadr was the First President of Iran after the 1979 Revolution. The Politician and Economist, Baniadr, was appointed as the president on January 25 1980.

• The Forward Action Plan On Power was signed at the 3rd India-UK Energy for Growth Partnership – Ministerial Energy Dialogue. Both India and UK agreed on the Forward action plan which includes, energy storage, smart grids, charging infrastructure, green hydrogen, battery storage.

• The International Day of Girl Child is celebrated on 11 October to empower girls and raise their voices against the difficulties they face. The day acknowledges the importance and potentials of young girls by encouraging them to open up for more opportunities.

• Shipping Minister Sonowal, Minister of Shipping and Waterways, launched the My Port app to monitor port operations digitally. The app was launched on 8 October in Kolkata for promoting transparency and accessible access port related information.

• PM Modi, Denmark’s PM Mette Frederiksen, held bilateral talks in New Delhi. PM Modi met his Danish counterpart, Mette Frederiksen, on 9 October and had the bilateral talks focused on health, agriculture, water management, climate change and renewable energy.

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