AspirantWorld One liners : 28th July

• Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa announced his resignation from the top post on 26 July 2021, when his government completed 2 years in the state after being elected to power in the year 2019. The 78-year-old Yediyurappa, often called BSY, served as the 19th Chief Minister of Karnataka.

• The Philippines has become the 1st country in the world to get approval for the commercial production of genetically modified golden rice. Golden rice is a variety of rice enriched with various nutrients that will helpful in reducing childhood malnutrition.

• The Rudreswara Temple (also known as the Ramappa Temple) in Mulugu district, Telangana, has been added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Ramappa Temple is the only nomination proposed by the government for the 2019 UNESCO World Heritage List.

• For the first time, scientists have discovered a lunar formation around a planet outside the solar system-a Jupiter-like world surrounded by a disk of gas and dust large enough to produce three moons, the size of which is equivalent to one orbiting the earth.

• The National Statistical Office (NSO) has published the third annual report on the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), which was carried out between July 2019 and June 2020. In 2019-20, labour indicators improved overall when compared to the previous two years, 2017-18 and 2018-19.

• In the midst of the Pegasus Controversy, it was revealed that the Union Government’s expenditure on the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) increased tenfold in 2017-18 to Rs 333 crores from Rs 33 crores in 2016-17.

• In keeping with the slogans of “Atmanirbhar Bharat” and “Be Vocal for Local Buy Tribal”, in order to achieve the goal of “SabkaSaath, SabkaVikas”, TRIFED is cooperating with NITI Aayog to ensure the successful implementation of the Van Dhan Yojana in the area, which has been identified as an ideal area by NITI Aayog.

• The North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) Society Meeting was held in Shillong, Meghalaya at NESAC. The North Eastern Spatial Data Repository (NeSDR) has been released by NESAC, and it contains approximately 950 datasets. These datasets concern to infrastructure, land and water resources, and disaster management.
• For the first time, Tamil Nadu will create a digital database in India that covers migrant workers employed in various industries across the state, especially micro, small and medium enterprises and the hospitality industry.

• I-STEM, a national portal for shared research and development facilities, was launched in January 2020 with the support of the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC). The I-STEM project has been extended for five years, until 2026, and has entered its second phase with new features.

• The Women and Child Development Ministry has launched a web-based portal called pmcaresforchildren.in to facilitate the submission of applications and the identification of children who are eligible for assistance under the ‘PM CARES for Children’ scheme.

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