Published on: November 15, 2021
SNIPPETS – 15 NOVEMBER 2021
- The BMTC has become the country’s first state transport utility to have inducted BS VI buses(procured from Ashok Leyland). They are Automotive emission norms based on the European regulations (Euro norms) introduced in 2000. The major difference in standards between the existing BS-IV and the new BS-VI auto fuel norms is the presence of sulphur.
- A farmer from Mandya has bagged the Plant Genome Saviour Award in recognition of his efforts to conserve the indigenous variety of paddy and agrarian heritage. It is conferred by ICAR
- President of India promulgated two ordinances that would allow the Union Government to extend the tenures of the directors of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) from two years to up to five years. President promulgates ordinances in accordance with Article 123
- 29th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council was recently held. Zonal councils are statutory bodies established under the States Reorganisation Act 1956 to promote interstate cooperation and coordination.
- Moscow has started deliveries of the S-400 air defence systems to India. It is Mobile, surface-to-air missile system (SAM) designed by Russia.
- Australia wins ICC T20 World Cup
- The Centre has decided to observe November 15 as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas,’ every year in honour of tribal people’s contribution to the freedom movement and nation-building. It is Birthday of Birsa Munda
- UNESCO Member States have declared the first Thursday of November as the International Day against Violence and Bullying at School, including cyberbullying. The aim is to raise awareness among students, parents, members of the school community, education authorities and others about the problem of online violence and cyberbullying.
- Birth anniversary of Pandit Nehru is celebrated every year as Children’s day
- The Punjab Land Preservation Act was enacted by the then government of Punjab in 1900 for the conservation of subsoil water is being amended. Section 3 explains government’s powers to bring any area ‘subject to erosion or likely to become liable to erosion’ under the ambit of the PLPA through a notification. After Section 3 of the principal Act, the government has inserted Section 3A into the Bill to exclude certain areas from the ambit of the Act.
- In a bid to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of Independence and India’s glorious cultural history through Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Ministry of Culture is organizing the final match of the M.P. Cup Polo Championship – Sir Pratap Singh Cup 2021.