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Current Affairs Date: 29 September 2022


Delivery of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) 'VIKRANT'

⇒ Indian Navy has created maritime history on 28 July 2022 by taking delivery of the prestigious Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) ‘Vikrant from her builder Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), Kochi.

    • With the delivery of Vikrant, India has joined a select group of nations having the niche capability to indigenously design and build an Aircraft Carrier.
Designed & built by:

It has been designed by Indian Navy’s inhouse Directorate of Naval Design (DND) and built by CSL, a Public Sector Shipyard under Ministry of Shipping (MoS).

    • Built at an overall cost of close to Rs 20,000 Crs, the project has been progressed in three Phases of contract between MoD and CSL, concluded in May 2007, Dec 2014 and Oct 2019 respectively.
    • The carrier is christened after her illustrious predecessor, India’s first Aircraft Carrier which played a vital role in the 1971 war.
About carrier:
    • The 262 mtr long carrier has a full displacement of close to 45,000 tonnes which is much larger and advanced than her predecessor.
    • The ship is powered by four Gas Turbines totaling 88 MW power and has a maximum speed of 28 Knots.
    • Vikrant has been built with high degree of automation for machinery operation, ship navigation and survivability, and has been designed to accommodate an assortment of fixed wing and rotary aircraft.
    • The ship would be capable of operating air wing consisting of 30 aircraft comprising of MIG-29K fighter jets, Kamov-31, MH-60R multi-role helicopters, in addition to indigenously manufactured Advanced Light Helicopters and Light Combat Aircraft (Navy).
    • Using a novel aircraft-operation mode known as STOBAR (Short Take- Off but Arrested Landing), the IAC is equipped with a ski- jump for launching aircraft, and a set of ‘arrester wires’ for their recovery onboard.

11th Agriculture Census (2021-22) in India

⇒ Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar launched the Eleventh Agricultural Census (2021-22) in the country on 28 July 2022.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Tomar said that this computation will bring huge benefits in a vast and agricultural country like India.

    • Shri Tomar also released the Handbook on Operational Guidelines for Census for the use of States/UTs, and launched the Data Collection Portal/App.
Key Points:
    • Agriculture Census is conducted every 5 years, which is being undertaken now after delay due to corona pandemic.
    • The field work of agricultural census started in August 2022.
    • Agricultural Census is the main source of information on a variety of agricultural parameters at a relatively minute level, such as the number and area of ​​operational holdings, their size, class-wise distribution, land use, tenancy and cropping pattern, etc.
    • This is the first time that data collection for agricultural census will be conducted on smart phones and tablets, so that data is available in time.
    • Most of the States have digitized their land records and surveys, which will further accelerate the collection of agricultural census data.
    • The use of digitized land records and the use of mobile apps for data collection will enable the creation of a database of operational holdings in the country.

Viswambhara Jnanpith Awardee Dr. C. Narayanareddy National Literary Award 2022

⇒ Noted Odia writer and Jnanpith awardee Pratibha Ray has been honored with the “Viswambhara Jnanpith Awardee Dr. C. Narayanareddy National Literary Award” for 2022 by the Smt Susheela Narayanareddy Trust.

    • The award carries ₹5 lakh cash, memento and citation.
    • The award presented at a function organised in connection with 91 st birthday celebrations of poet Dr. C. Narayanareddy.


IAPH names E Karunesan as India representative

⇒ The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), a global ports forum for international collaboration, has named Ennarasu Karunesan as its representative to develop its network in India.

    • Ennarasu’s main task is to recruit ports and organisations in the Indian port community as IAPH regular and associate members.
About Ennarasu:

Ennarasu has more than 33 years of leadership experience in the maritime sector, including 22 years as CEO in global ports and logistics, working in Mumbai Port, Westports Malaysia, P&O Ports, DP World as well as Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone, Mundra, which is largest Port in India.

About IAPH:
    • IAPH is a global alliance of 166 port authorities, including many of the world’s largest port operators as well as 130 port-related businesses.
    • The member ports handle approximately one third of the world’s sea-borne trade and well over 60% of the world container traffic.

Global Gender Gap Report 2022

⇒ The Global Gender Gap Report 2022 of the World Economic Forum (WEF) was released in Geneva in July 2022. It was the 16th edition of the annual publication of the Global Gender Gap Report.

Read More About Global Gender Gap Report 2022


2022 Zouhaier Sghaier Ranking Series

⇒ The 2022 Zouhaier Sghaier Ranking Series was a wrestling event held in Tunis, Tunisia, from 14 July to 17 July 2022.

    • The 2022 Tunis Ranking Series is also known as the 2022 Zouhaier Sghaier Ranking Series. It was held as the fourth of the ranking series of United World Wrestling.
Performance of India:

Indian wrestlers ended the Zouhaier Sghaier Ranking Series 2022 wrestling tournament in Tunis, Tunisia, with 23 medals, with six of them coming on the final day on 17 July 2022.

    • Sujeet claimed gold in the men’s 65kg freestyle category on the final day while Udit (57kg), Aman (61kg), Sagar Jalan (74kg) and Viky (92kg) bagged silver medals. Karan settled for a bronze in the 70kg weight category.
2022 Zouhaier Sghaier wrestling: India Medal Winners
Greco Roman
Gyanender - men’s 63kg
Sachin Sahrawat - men’s 67kg
Sunil Kumar - men’s 87kg
Arjun Halakuri - men’s 60kg
Neeraj - men’s 67kg
Harpreet Singh - men’s 82kg
Deepanshu - men’s 97kg
Sajan - men’s 82kg
Naveen - men’s 130kg
Women’s Freestyle
Antim - women’s 53kg
Sarita Mor - women’s 59kg
Nisha - women’s 69kg
Bipasha - women’s 72kg
Mansi - women’s 57kg
Sakshi Malik - women’s 62kg
Manisha - women’s 65kg
Men’s Freestyle
Sujeet - men’s 65kg freestyle
Udit - men’s 57kg freestyle
Aman - men’s 61kg freestyle
Sagar Jalan - men’s 74kg freestyle
Viky - men’s 92kg freestyle
Karan - men’s 70kg freestyle
Deepak - men’s 97kg freestyle

Source: PIB & Other News Reports

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