⇒ Recently, Shri Anil Kumar Jain, the CEO, National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology and the Chairman of Coordination Committee, India Internet Governance Forum 2021 announced the launch of India Internet Governance Forum (IIGF) 2021.
The three days, IIGF-2021 will be organised at Electronics Niketan, New Delhi, starting from 20th October, 2021.
The theme of this year’s meeting is Inclusive Internet for Digital India.
Shri Anil Kumar Jain is the Chairman of India Internet Governance coordination committee for IIGF-2021.
Governor of Manipur
⇒ Former Rajya Sabha member and BJP leader from Tamil Nadu, La. Ganesan has been appointed as Governor of Manipur. Mr Ganesan was sworn as 17th Governor of the state at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Imphal on 27 August 2021.
Chief Justice of Manipur High Court PV Sanjay Kumar administered the oath of office and secrecy to Ganesan.
Sixth Assessment Report “Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis”
⇒ The Sixth Assessment Report “Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis” has been released on 09 August 2021 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Several Indian Scientists have participated in the preparation of this report.
The Union Environment Minister, Shri Bhupender Yadav said that the report is a clarion call for the developed countries to undertake immediate, deep emission cuts and decarbonisation of their economies.
Highlights of the Report:
Developed Countries have usurped far more than their fair share of the global carbon budget. Reaching net zero alone is not enough, as it is the cumulative emissions up to net zero that determine the temperature that is reached. This has been amply borne out in the IPCC report.
It vindicates India’s position that historical cumulative emissions are the source of the climate crisis that the World faces today.
The report notes that the Carbon dioxide has been and will continue to be the dominant cause of global warming under all greenhouse gas emissions scenarios.
The report brings out that the monsoon rainfall is expected to intensify in all ranges of the projected scenarios. Intensity and frequency of heavy rainfall events are projected to be on the rise.
India notes that:
- Climate change is impacting the South Asian Monsoons.
- Rising temperature will lead to increased frequency and intensity of extreme events including heat waves and heavy rainfall.
- GHG warming is assessed to be partially offset by aerosol cooling by almost 30%.
India’s cumulative and per capita current emissions are significantly low and far less than its fair share of global carbon budget.
Missed-call facility to avail new LPG connection
⇒ Indian Oil has launched missed-call facility to avail new LPG connection PAN India. In line with Prime Minister’s vision for a Digital India, Indian Oil has extended its missed call facility to avail new LPG connection to all domestic customers.
Prospective customers across the country, can give a missed call to 8454955555 to avail a new connection.
Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt in Brunei
⇒ In pursuance of India’s ‘Act East’ Policy, Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt arrived at Muara, Brunei as part of their deployment to South East Asia on 09 August 2021.
During the stay at Muara, Brunei, the crew of both the ships participated in various bilateral professional interactions with Royal Brunei Navy.
The exercise provided an opportunity to both the navies to enhance inter-operability, gain from best practices and develop common understanding of procedures for Maritime Security Operations.
The harbour interactions and exercises at sea were aimed to consolidate the strong bond shared by the two navies. This was another step towards strengthening India-Brunei defence relations.
The bilateral exercise concluded with a Passage Exercise with Royal Brunei Navy at sea on 12 August 2021.
National Traders’ Day
⇒ The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, and Textiles Shri Piyush Goyal virtually addressed the traders’ fraternity on the occasion of National traders’ day on 9th August 2021.
Addressing the traders’ fraternity, Union Minister has lauded the contribution of traders in Indian economy. He said, traders are the backbone of the country’s economy and financial powers and traders are the true ambassadors of Brand India.
The Minister assured full support to the trader community from Government and asked traders to bring violations in law to notice of the Government. He also said government is committed to protect traders and small entrepreneurs.