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Daily Current Affair (9th November-2019)

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  1. Cyclone Bulbul

  2. Steel Scrap Recycling Policy issued

  3. TENTH MEETING OF HEADS OF SCO

  4. MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIO (MMR)

  5. RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) FOR SKILL

  6. INTEGRATED CHECK POST (ICP)

  7. NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION -2041

  8. ONLINE APPS BY INDIAN RAILWAYS



TOPIC -1 : CYCLONE BULBUL


Part of GS- 3 Environment


Why in news:


Cyclone Bulbul intensifies into very severe cyclonic storm; Triggers heavy rain in parts of Odisha, West Bengal

Highlights:

  • Cyclone Bulbul has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm triggering heavy rains in parts of Odisha and West Bengal.

  • Cyclone Bulbul is likely to make landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh.

  • West Bengal is gearing up to deal with the severe cyclonic Storm Bulbul.

  • Coastal Districts - North and South 24 Paraganas and East and West Midnapur have been put on high s.

Source: AIR


Topic -2 : Steel Scrap Recycling Policy issued


Part of GS- 3 Economy


Why in news:


Ministry of Steel has issued the Steel Scrap Recycling Policy


The policy aims to achieve the following objectives:


  • To promote circular economy in the steel sector.

  • To promote a formal and scientific collection, dismantling and processing activities for end of life products that are sources of recyclable (ferrous, non- ferrous and other non-metallic) scraps which will lead to resource conservation and energy savings and setting up of an environmentally sound management system for handling ferrous scrap.

  • · Processing and recycling of products in an organized, safe and environment friendly manner.

  • · To evolve a responsive ecosystem by involving all stakeholders.

  • · To produce high quality ferrous scrap for quality steel production thus minimizing the dependency on imports.

  • · To decongest the Indian cities from ELVs and reuse of ferrous scrap.

  • · To create a mechanism for treating waste streams and residues produced from dismantling and shredding facilities in compliance to Hazardous & Other Wastes (Management & Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 issued by MoEF & CC.

  • · To promote 6Rs principles of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Redesign and Remanufacture through scientific handling, processing and disposal of all types of recyclable scraps including non-ferrous scraps, through authorized centers / facility.

Source: PIB




TOPIC - 3: TENTH MEETING OF HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS OF MEMBER-STATES OF SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION, DEALING WITH PREVENTION AND ELIMINATION OF EMERGENCY SITUATIONS


Part of GS- 2 IR


Why in news:


The tenth SCO Meeting of the Heads of Departments of Member-States of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Dealing with Prevention and Elimination of Emergency Situations was held in New Delhi on 8th November, 2019.


Highlights:


  • · Shri Shah, the Ministers and Heads of the Departments of Prevention and Elimination of Emergency Situations of SCO Member-States, the representatives of Diplomatic missions of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Republic of Tajikistan and the SCO Secretariat participated in this meeting.

  • · The delegation heads delivered reports on the major emergencies that happened in the SCO Member-States and the conclusions they made from them.

  • · They also exchanged opinions on future cooperation in Prevention and Elimination of Emergency Situations within the SCO framework.

  • · Based on these reports, the parties agreed on the need to step up their joint efforts to strengthen cooperation and provide assistance in the field of Prevention of Emergency Situations and provide assistance.

  • · They intend to continue to promote their interaction to implement the agreements reached within the framework of the organization.

  • · The SCO Member-States appreciated the efforts of India for successful hosting of the Joint Urban Earthquake search & Rescue Exercise-2019 of SCO Member-States in New Delhi.

  • · The parties expressed satisfaction with the results achieved and extended gratitude to India for the excellent organization of the meeting.

Source: PIB



TOPIC - 4 : MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIO (MMR)


Part of GS-3 S&T Health


Why in news:


India has registered a 26.9 per cent reduction in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) since 2013, according to the Sample Registration System Bulletin-2016 released on Thursday.


The decline in MMR has been from 77 to 72 per 100,000 live births among southern states and in the other states, from 93 to 90, it stated.


The ratio has declined from 167 in 2011-2013 to 130 in 2014-2016 and to 122 in 2015-17, registering a 6.15 per cent reduction since the last survey figures of 2014-2016.


Highlights:

  • · The latest report Special Bulletin on MMR released by the Registrar General of India, Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of India has declined by 8 points in one year.

  • · The MMR has declined from 130/ lakh live births in 2014-16 to 122/ lakh live births in 2015-17 (6.2% decline).