Published on: July 21, 2022

SNIPPETS – 21 July 2022

SNIPPETS – 21 July 2022

  • Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced that http://benemersongolfperformance.com/radio.php Bhoochetana programme of improving soil health will be reintroduced in Karnataka.Bhoochetana scheme had been started by the then Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa in 2009. The scheme focused on protection of soil health and improvement of crop yield through proper management of nutrients and fertilizers, it was needed now to ensure efficient utilisation of fertilizers and nutrients.

  • Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai launched ‘ Cuilapa one district-one skill’ programme aimed at rejuvenating the traditional skills practiced in Karnataka as part of World Youth Skills Day event. • The corporation has identified various traditional arts and skills of every district in the State and this programme is designed for technological upgradation and design intervention of these special skills.
  • A total of 11 educational institutions from the State have figured in the top ten lists across all categories under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) which was released by the Ministry of Education. Three premier institutions in Bengaluru — the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in the city has yet again ranked second among higher education institutions in the country, the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru (IIMB), and the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) ranked as the top university in law category
  • Though the Centre has given a target of eradicating malaria by 2030, the Karnataka government has taken it as a challenge to make the State malaria free by 2025, said Health Minister K. Sudhakar. • Generally, cases of malaria and dengue increase during the monsoon season and currently, there has been very heavy rain in 13 districts of Karnataka.
  • The Mysuru-based Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) has proposed to launch the Language Repository of India and it may be named as “Bharatiya Bhasha Sangam”.
  • It will be a repository of languages, including languages from the Scheme for Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages (SPPEL), Bhasha Mandakini, fieldwork data of around 160 languages, classical languages’ texts, CIIL books and others.
  • Mobile app e-gurutu: The Child Protection Directorate has developed a mobile app titled e-gurutu to rescue children who have taken to beggary, Social Welfare Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary said, and appealed to the public to pass on the information about children taking to beggary to the authorities concerned by calling the helpline 1098.
  • Aircraft engine maker Pratt & Whitney (PW) said it will set up an engineering centre in Bengaluru, that is slated to commence operations in January 2023.The centre, which will be its first facility in Asia Pacific and fifth globally, will enable the firm to offer engineering services on contract to its domestic and international customers.PW’s integrated global engineering operations currently has centres in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Poland.
  • The fastest land animal in the world, declared extinct in the country in 1952, will find a new home in the Kuno-Palpur National Park (KNP) in Sheopur district,
  • A wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh is getting ready to welcome its new inhabitants, African cheetahs, which are being brought under an intercontinental translocation project.
  • About 20 km from Rairangpur lies Gorumahisani, which is India’s first iron ore mine, and widely dubbed as ‘mother mine’ for empire of Tata Steel that has grown to a global steel behemoth having crude steel capacity of 34 million tonnes per annum.
  • Every person in India can be a minority in one State or the other. Minority status of religious and linguistic communities is “State-dependent”, the Supreme Court said on July 18.
  • The Navy’s Kilo-class submarine, INS Sindhudhvaj, was decommissioned from service at Visakhapatnam after 35 years in service. With this, the Navy now has 15 conventional submarines in service
  • Iran and Belarus could soon become the newest members of the China and Russia-backed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
  • The holy city of Varanasi, showcasing India’s culture and traditions over the ages, will be declared the first “Cultural and Tourism Capital” of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
  • The legislative amendment was introduced by Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna. The U.S. House of Representative passed a legislative amendment that approves an India-specific waiver for punitive CAATSA sanctions.
  • The United Arab Emirates will invest $2 billion to develop a series of integrated food parks across India under the framework of the four-nation grouping ‘I2U2′. The decision was announced after the leaders of the grouping — Prime Minister Narendra Modi, U.S. President Joe Biden, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid and UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan — held the first virtual summit.
  • Google celebrated the 113th birth anniversary of famous Malayalam poet Balamani Amma with a Doodle illustrated by Kerala-based artist Devika Ramachandran. “Balamani Amma’s poems describing her love for children and grandchildren earned her the titles of Amma (Mother) and  Muthassi (Grandmother) of Malayalam poetry