Published on: October 21, 2021
SNIPPPETS – 21 OCTOBER 2021
- Honeywell Automation India Limited was selected to lead the Bengaluru Safe City project. It is a initiative of the Ministry of Home Affairs Under the Nirbhaya Fund by the Government of India.Aim is to Create a safe, secure and empowering environment for women and girls in public places to enable them to pursue all opportunities without the threat of gender-based violence or harassment
- The 17th Lok Sabha which, more than two years after it was constituted in 2019, remains without a Deputy Speaker.Article 93 says The House of the People shall, as soon as may be, choose two members of the House to be respectively Speaker and Deputy Speaker.Article 178 contains the corresponding position for Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of a state.
- The Centre has rechristened Mount Harriet, a historical tourist spot in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, as ‘Mount Manipur’. It is to commemorate the Anglo-Manipur War of 1891 where several Manipuris who had fought the British in the war, including Maharaja Kulachandra Dhwaja Singh, were exiled to the British penal colony in the Andaman Islands.
- The IMD has also withdrawn the orange alert it issued for nine districts. Colour-coded warnings are issued by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) to alert people ahead of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause damage, widespread disruption or danger to life.
- Punjab farmers are creating bio-enzymes from kinnow fruit wastes.Bio-enzymes are organic solutions produced through fermentation of organic waste including various fruits, vegetable peels and flowers, by mixing in sugar, jaggery/molasses and water.
- The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs headed by senior Congress leader Anand Sharma has decided to study “border management”, which will also entail deliberations on the contentious extension of jurisdiction of the Border Security force (BSF) up to 50 km inside the international borders in Punjab, West Bengal and Assam.
- The 72nd Inter-services Football Championship was held at Maharaja Stadium, Kochi between 15 – 20 Oct 21. Indian Navy, Army Red, Army Green and Indian Air Force teams participated in the four-day long championship conducted by Signal School under the aegis of the Southern Naval Command at Naval base, Kochi. The finals were played between Army Red and Air Force. Rear Admiral Antony George, Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command was the Chief Guest for the finals and Closing Ceremony on 20th Oct 21. The championship was won by Indian Air Force.