Published on: October 29, 2021
SNIPPETS – 29 OCTOBER 2021
- The High Court of Karnataka on Thursday directed the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to conduct tests of water samples from various locations in the limits of Mangaluru City Corporation and at the entry and exist points at Maravoor dam to ascertain the level of contamination caused due to mixing of leachate from the Pachchanady landfill site.
- Tourism Minister of Karnataka urges centre to develop Hampi under iconic tourist destination scheme. Iconic Tourist Destination Scheme is a central sector scheme under Tourism Ministry for the development of identified iconic destinations in the country following a holistic approach. Hampi was capital of vijayanagara empire
- Conservationists want the Karnataka government to appoint full-time RFO at Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary. Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary is in Khanapur Taluk of Belagavi District.
- Enterotoxemia caused the death of 35 sheep in Shivamogga district recently. Enterotoxemia is a bacterial disease in sheep and goats.
- The Ministry of Women and Child Development has issued the notification for draft amendments to Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Model Rules, 2016, and invited feedback.
- On the invitation of the Chairman, Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan, (CEC-U), Chief Election Commissioner of India, Shri Sushil Chandra led a three member delegation to Uzbekistan in order to observe the conduct of Presidential elections held on October 24, 2021. This election, conducted under the new election code, was keenly watched by the international community.
- Indigenously built Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sarthak’ was commissioned and dedicated to the nation. ICGS Sarthak will be based at Porbandar in Gujarat and operate on India’s Western Seaboard under the Operational and Administrative Control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (Northwest). .ICGS Sarthak is 4th in the series of five OPVs being built by Goa Shipyard Limited for the ICG. These OPVs are multi-mission platforms capable of undertaking concurrent operations. The 105-meter-long ship displacing 2,450 tons is propelled by two 9,100 kilowatt diesel engines designed to attain a maximum speed of 26 knots. The ship is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, machinery, sensors and weapons which enables it to function as a command platform and undertake mandated Coast Guard charter of duties including search & rescue, combating maritime crimes and preserving & protecting the marine environment. Indian Coast Guard is a pioneer in inducting indigenous platforms and ICGS Sarthak is a glowing example of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.