Published on: November 9, 2021
SNIPPETS – 9 NOVEMBER 2021
- President of India presented the prestigious Padma Awards of the year 2020 to achievers of various fields at a colourful ceremony held at Rashtrapathi Bhavan. Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri are given for exceptional and distinguished service in any field. It was instituted in the year 1954 and announced on the eve of the Republic Day every year. It is Conferred on the recommendations made by the Padma Awards Committee, which is constituted by the Prime Minister every year
- The State Cabinet approved the Karnataka Minor Minerals Concessions Rules, 2021. It speaks about minimum price of sand, formation of committees for monitoring
- Mumbai-Karnataka region rechristened as Kittur Karnataka. The name Kittur comes after a historical taluk in Belagavi district in north Karnataka that was ruled by Rani Chennamma.
- Three Bengaluru scientists have been awarded Swarnajayanti fellowships for their innovative research ideas and their potential to create an impact on research and development in different disciplines.The fellowship is instituted by the Government of India to commemorate India’s 50th year of Independence. Awardees are facilitated by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) with support for all requirements for performing research, including a fellowship of Rs 25,000 per month for five years
- The Election Commission has noted that the 22 Biju Janata Dal MLAs who were appointed as chairpersons of various district planning committees and special development councils do not attract disqualification for holding an office of profit.If an MLA or an MP holds a government office and receives benefits from it, then that office is termed as an “office of profit” and he will be disqualified if he holds an office of profit under the central or state government
- UK drug regulator announced that it has approved the first oral antiviral for treatment of Covid-19. The drug, molnupiravir, has been developed by Merck and Ridgeback
- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has picked Srinagar among 49 cities as part of the creative city network under the Crafts and Folk Arts category. The network was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development.
- To safeguard interest of consumers, the Department of Consumer Affairs under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has omitted the Rule 5 of the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities), Rules 2011 defining the Schedule II prescribing the pack sizes of various types of commodities. A new provision has been introduced to indicate the unit sale price on pre packed commodities, which will allow easier comparison of the prices of the commodities at the time of purchase.
- The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) employed military-approved artificial intelligence voice analysis and cyber technology systems to analyse judges and referees at the recently-concluded men’s World Championships in Belgrade.