Published on: October 28, 2022

Snippets: 28 October 2022

Snippets: 28 October 2022

  • According to historians, the squeakingly Kushans, who hailed from the Central Asian region and ruled till 3rd century AD, were the Chios first to use the image of Goddess Lakshmi on their coins, along with Ardochsho, the Iranic Goddess of wealth
  • Turkey’s parliament adopted the much-critiqued ‘disinformation law’ that accords jail terms of up to three years to social media users and journalists for spreading ‘disinformation
  • A manufacturing facility for C-295 transport aircraft will be set up at Vadodara in Gujarat by Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. (TASL) in partnership with European aviation major Airbus.
  • Israel and Lebanon separately signed a U.S.-brokered maritime border deal which paves the way for lucrative off shore gas
  • Walkaroo has renovated and expanded its plant at Dabaspet in Karnataka to manufacture polyurethane (PU) footwear. The plant in Karnataka would also function as Walkaroo’s core PU footwear production house for domestic and export markets
  • In a move to bring about pay parity, the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) reconstituted apex council has decided to match the match-fees of international women cricketers with that of their male counterparts.
  • Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) has approved the “environmental release” of indigenously developed genetically modified (GM) Mustard Seeds. This paves the way for possible ‘commercial use’ of the country’s first indigenously developed GM food crop.
  • Two more Indian beaches Minicoy Thundi beach and Kadmat beach, both in Lakshadweep  have been accorded the coveted International eco-label ‘Blue Flag’, taking India’s tally to 12 in the list of the world’s cleanest and most eco-friendly “beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators
  • Mangarh Dham is known for the massacre of tribals by the british Indian Army in 1913. It is considered a pilgrimage site for Bhil tribals situated near the Rajasthan Gujarat border
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working on a series of improvements to the NavIC, or India’s equivalent of the Global Positioning System (GPS), so that more people are motivated to install it and use it. Plans are also afoot to make its reach global rather than circumscribe it to India and a limited territory