The Gist of PIB in English for UPSC, UPPSC/UPPCS, MPSC, BPSC & All State PCS Exams - 21 September 2019


The Gist of PIB in English for UPSC, UPPSC/UPPCS, MPSC, BPSC & All State PCS Exams - 21 September 2019


1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mongolia President Mr. Khaltamagin Batulga jointly unveiled the statue of Lord Buddha-

  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the President of Mongolia His Excellency Khaltamagin Batulga have jointly unveiled the statue of Lord Buddha and his two disciples at the Gandan Tegchenling Monastery in Mongolia through video conferencing. The Prime Minister worshiped at the Gandan Tegchenling Buddhist Monastery during his visit to Mongolia in 2015 and in keeping with the shared intellectual heritage in India and Mongolia and the importance of mutual contact between the people of the two countries, the Buddhist monastery was dedicated to Lord Buddha on behalf of India The statue was announced as a gift. In this statue, Lord Buddha is in a seated posture and gives peace, coexistence and goodwill to his disciples. Giving preaching of happiness. The statue was installed earlier this month at the Gandan Buddhist Monastery on the occasion of the third edition of the bilateral dialogue between the two countries in Ulaanbatore, the capital of Mongolia, from 6 to 7 September 2019. Through dialogue, spiritual leaders, experts and scholars of Buddhism from both countries were provided with an international forum to discuss contemporary topics related to Buddhism. The Gandan Tegchenling Buddhist Monastery is a large area of Buddhism and its many valuable heritage in Mongolia. Is the center. The 11th General Assembly was held here to mark the 50th anniversary of the Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace. Over 150 participants from 14 countries including India, South Korea, Russia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, North Korea, South Korea, Thailand and Japan attended the conference.

2. National Agricultural Conference - Rabi campaign 2019-

  • Inaugurating the National Agricultural Conference for Rabi Abhiyan-2019, the Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare discussed about the unprecedented production of food grains (285 million tonnes) and the state governments for effectively implementing centrally sponsored schemes. is appreciated. It is with this cooperation that the highest production of rice (116 million tonnes), wheat (102.5 million tonnes), pulses and oilseeds has been made possible. He expressed concern about the shortage of oilseeds and suggested to start a separate campaign to increase the production capacity of edible oils and reduce imports. The National Agricultural Conference - Rabi Abhiyan, 2019 was organized on September 20, 2019 in Pusa, New Delhi. The conference was inaugurated by Shri Purushottam Rupala, Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Fertilizers should be sought after consultation with farmer organizations at the district level. He said that the agriculture departments of the state should be made aware of their demands of fertilizer with the Central Government in time, so that availability of fertilizers can be ensured for the farmers at important stages of the crops. He said that taking advantage of favorable weather, better production possible during the Rabi season. He said that the agricultural departments of the state of Gujarat and Punjab should be vigilant against locust attack, as it has been known in Rajasthan.

3. Notification of Industrial Undertaking Registration and Licensing (Amendment) Rules, 2019-

GSR (E). - Since the draft Special Rules were amended to amend the Industrial Undertaking Registration and Licensing Rules, 1952, as sub-section (1) of section 30 of the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951 (65 of 1951). ) Was required under. For this, see the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department of Industry and Internal Trade Promotion), whose number is GSR. 145 (E), dated 20 February 2019. It was published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary, Part II, sub-section (i) inviting objections and suggestions from all those affected by it. The date on which the copies of the Official Gazette were made available to the general public, in which this notification has been published, the objections and suggestions related to it were invited before the expiry of the next 30 days;

And since, this Gazette notification was made available to the general public on February 25, 2019;

And since the Central Government has not received any objection or suggestion on the related draft rules;

Hence, the use of the rights granted under Section 30, read with Section 10 and 11, Sub-Section (2), Section 12 and Section 13 and 14 of the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951 (65 of 1951). While doing so, the Central Government has made the following rules to further amend the Industrial Undertaking Registration and Licensing Rules, 1952 -

  1. Short title and commencement - These rules may be called the Industrial Undertaking Registration and Licensing (Amendment) Rules, 2019.
  2. They shall be deemed effective from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

In words and brackets such as 'Ministry of Industry (Department of Industrial Development)' or 'Ministry of Industrial Development', wherever written, in the Industrial Undertaking Registration and Licensing Rules, 1952 (henceforth to be cited as the principal rules). 'Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Industry and Internal Trade Promotion' will be written respectively.

Under the principal rules, the following sub-rules will be written in place of sub-rule (2) under rule 10:

'The Central Government may in fact publish one notification in the Official Gazette and constitute one or more committees which may have any number of members as and when required. These committees will represent the central government ministries or departments, which will deal with the following:

  • Industry and Internal Trade Promotion Department
  • Industries specified in the First Schedule of the Act
  • Home
  • Commerce
  • Corporate work

Provided that the Central Government may also include any other member to represent any other Ministry or Department in any such committee as the need may be. '

Under the major rules, the following is mentioned in Rule 15-

  1. In sub-rule (1), 'five months' will be written in place of '3 months'.
  2. In sub-rule (2), 'five months' will be written instead of 'three months'.

Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, New Delhi, September 20, 2019

4. 16th meeting of Joint Economic Commission of India and Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union-

The 16th meeting of the Joint Economic Commission (JEC) between India and Belgium Luxembourg Economic Association (BLEU) was held in New Delhi on 17 September 2019. The meeting was chaired by Commerce Secretary Anoop Wadhawan and Ms. Silvi Lucas, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg.

  • The meeting was attended by officials from Department of Commerce and Industry and Industrial Trade Promotion, Ministry of AYUSH, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Railways. The Belgian delegation was led by Ms. Enric van Coulster, Secretary General for Bilateral Affairs, Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.
  • India and BLEU reiterated the importance of JEC towards bilateral economic and trade relations. Both countries emphasized the need to increase dialogue and cooperation on topics of mutual interest such as transportation and logistics, renewable energy, aerospace and satellite audio and visual industries, agriculture and food industries, life sciences, ICT, traditional medicine, Ayurveda, yoga and tourism. Gave. India and the BLEU said that commercial exchanges have increased over the years. Many companies have expressed interest in access to each other's markets. And a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed for cooperation between the three countries in several areas of mutual interest.
  • Based on the agreement reached in New Delhi in 1990, a meeting of the Joint Economic Commission is called. This biennial event alternately takes place in the capitals of the three countries and is a forum to discuss economic and commercial issues between India and the BLEU.
  • Bilateral trade between India-Belgium and India-Luxembourg stood at $ 17.2 billion and $ 161.98 million respectively in 2018-19 and increased by 41 percent and 150 percent respectively compared to 2017-18.
  • The accumulated foreign direct inflows from Belgium and Luxembourg between April 2000 and June 2019 were approximately 1.87 billion and 2.84 billion respectively. Although economic exchanges between India and the BLEU have been satisfactory, there is scope to accelerate this.
  • India and Belgium - The Joint Economic Commission of Luxembourg Economic Union was established in 1997 and the Commission is the premier forum for bilateral economic and commercial issues.
  • India is the second largest export destination of Belgium and the fourth largest trade partner outside the European Union. Belgium exports to India gems and jewelery (rough diamonds), chemicals and chemical products and machine and machine products.
  • Belgium has about 160 companies in India. In the IT and software sector, TCS, Infosys, Tech Mahindra and HCL have made Belgium their base to cater to the needs of the Belgian and European markets.

5. DRDO conducted five successful tests of the air-to-air missile 'Astra' missile-

  • The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has conducted successful tests on the Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft of the missile (BVRAM) 'Astra' capable of hitting the air beyond the visible range off the Chandipur coast of Odisha. These tests were conducted between 16 and 19 September 2019. These tests were carried out by the Indian Air Force (IAF) against the targeted aircraft jet Benashi, taking into account all possible threats.
  • Five tests of different variants of the missile were carried out. During this mission, the combat variant of the three missiles was tested with armament. To establish the missile's firepower, they were targeted and destroyed by maneuver targets. These tests also include a direct attack by a maximum range telemetric missile. The missile subsystems performed accurately to meet all mission criteria and objectives.
  • Equipped with modern guidelines and navigational technology, the weapon BVRAM has a range of over 100 km. This missile has a guide and RF detection terminal to guide the target with 100% accuracy.
  • The user testing phase of the weapon system has been successfully completed by DRDO to build a state-of-the-art BVRAM in collaboration with the Air Force. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) played an important role in upgrading the weapon to be deployed in the aircraft. More than 50 government and private industries have contributed to the development of the weapon weapon system.
  • The current missile tests have proved the capability of this missile system in varying conditions of war. This missile gives tremendous confidence in its use. The result of five successful weapon tests will result in its inclusion in the Indian Air Force's missile system. Due to its accuracy and ability to effectively destroy air threats, it will definitely increase the strength of the force considerably.
  • Dr. G. Satish Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defense Research and Development and Chairman of DRDO, has congratulated the team of 'Astra' for the development and flight testing of formidable class weapon system. The technology developed under this program will prove to be crucial in the development of future air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles.

6. National Geology Award -

  • The National Geology Award for the year 2018 has been awarded to 22 scientists of the country for outstanding contribution in geoscience, mining and allied fields. While presenting the award, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines, Prahlad Joshi said that it is the need of the hour to strengthen the synergy between professionals and educational institutions working in the field of geoscience.
  • National Geology Awards are given in 10 subjects, which include mineral exploration, groundwater exploration, mining technology, mineral benefits, sustainable mineral development, basic and applied geology, geo-environmental studies and investigation of natural disasters. Professor Syed Wajih Ahmed Naqvi of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) received the award of excellence for his significant global contribution in the field of aquatic bio-geochemical research. Dr. Sohini Ganguly of Goa University was awarded the Young Scientist Award-2018 for his significant work in the fields of petrology, volcanoes and geochemistry.

Courtesy: PIB