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Monday, September 20, 2021

The HINDU Notes – 20th September 2021

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📰 1.2 lakh people died in road accidents in 2020: NCRB

India saw 1.35 lakh cases of hit-and-run since 2018, the data show.

•India recorded 1.2 lakh cases of “deaths due to negligence relating to road accidents” in 2020, with 328 persons losing their lives every day on an average, despite the COVID-19 lockdown, according to government data.

•As many as 3.92 lakh lives have been lost in three years in deaths due to negligence related to road accidents, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) revealed in its annual ‘Crime India’ report for 2020. While 1.2 lakh deaths were recorded in 2020, the figures stood at 1.36 lakh in 2019 and 1.35 lakh in 2018, the data show.

•The country logged 1.35 lakh cases of “hit and run” since 2018, the report of the NCRB, which functions under the Union Home Ministry, showed. In 2020 alone, there were 41,196 cases of “hit and run”, while there were 47,504 such cases in 2019 and 47,028 in 2018, the report said. On an average, there were 112 cases of “hit and run” reported across the country every day in the past year, according to the data. The cases of causing “hurt” by rash or negligent driving on public way stood at 1.30 lakh in 2020.

Rail accidents

•Meanwhile, 52 cases of deaths due to negligence related to rail accidents were recorded across the country in 2020; 55 such cases in 2019 and 35 in 2018, the report showed.

•During 2020, India also logged 133 cases of “deaths due to medical negligence;” 201 such cases in 2019 and 218 in 2018, the NCRB said. There were 51 cases of “deaths due to negligence of civic bodies” in 2020, while there were 147 cases in 2019 and 40 in 2018, according to the report.

•Another 6,367 cases of “deaths due to other negligence” were reported across the country in 2020; 7,912 cases in 2019 and 8,687 in 2018, it showed.

•The NCRB stated in the report that the country remained under complete lockdown from March 25, 2020 till May 31, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during which the movement in public space was “very limited”. “The cases registered under crimes against women, children and senior citizens, theft, burglary, robbery and dacoity have therefore declined, whereas COVID-related enforcement has resulted in increase of cases registered under ‘disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant [Section 188 IPC]’, under ‘Other IPC Crimes’ and under ‘Other State Local Acts’,” it noted.

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JPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2021 Prelims! Solved Paper Key

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Daily Current Affairs, 18th September 2021

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1)  World Bamboo Day: 18 September

•World Bamboo Day is observed every year on 18 September to raise awareness of the benefits of bamboo and to promote its use in everyday products. Bamboos are used for various purposes mainly in East and Southeast Asia. Bamboo is a tall, tree-like grass of the family Poaceae. It comprises more than 115 genera and 1,400 species.


•The theme for the 12th edition of WBD 2021 is ‘#PlantBamboo: It Is Time To Plant Bamboo’


2)  International Equal Pay Day: 18 September

•International Equal Pay Day is celebrated on 18 September. The inaugural edition of the day was observed in the year 2020. The day aims to achieve equal pay for work of equal value and break the walls against all forms of discrimination, including discrimination against women and girls.


3)  World Water Monitoring Day: 18 September

•The World Water Monitoring Day is observed every year on September 18 since 2003 to increase public awareness and involvement in water monitoring and protecting water resources around the world. This day is celebrated to increase public awareness and involvement in water monitoring and protecting water resources around the world. World Water Monitoring Day engages people of all ages in monitoring the condition of local rivers, streams, estuaries and other water bodies. The theme of World Water Day 2021 is valuing water.


4)  International Coastal Clean-Up Day 2021: 18 September

•The International Coastal Cleanup Day is traditionally held on the third Saturday in September. In 2021, the day is being held on 18 September. The theme of International Coastal Clean-Up Day 2021: “Keep trash in the bin and not in the ocean”. Coastal Cleanup Day was established by the Ocean Conservancy, an organization that works to help protect the ocean from the challenges it faces every year.


5)  International Red Panda Day 2021

•The International Red Panda Day (IRPD) is celebrated on the third Saturday of September every year to raise public awareness and support for red panda conservation issues. In 2021, the IRPD is being observed on 18 September 2021. The day was launched by the Red Panda Network in 2010. The first international red Panda day was celebrated on 18th September 2010.


6)  PM Narendra Modi virtually addresses 21st SCO Meeting

•The 21st Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State was held in hybrid format on September 17, 2021, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon. This was the first SCO Summit held in a hybrid format and the fourth Summit in which India participated as a full-fledged member of SCO.


•The Indian delegation was led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who participated in the meeting via video-link and at Dushanbe, India was represented by External Affairs Minister, Dr S. Jaishankar. PM Modi has expressed India’s support for the “central role” of the United Nations in the global deliberation regarding the current system in Afghanistan.


7)  India’s 61st Software Technology park centre opened in Nagaland

•Nagaland’s first and India’s 61st Software Technology Park of India (STPI) centre was inaugurated at Kohima. The inauguration of the STPI centre in Kohima is a fulfilment of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of creating a technology ecosystem in the northeast to create opportunities for future generations in the region.


•The MoS urged the need to create real change in the technology ecosystem. In order to create job opportunities, he said, the state government must work towards creating an interconnection of institutions to create awareness about various opportunities available for the youth.


8)  Indo-Nepal joint military exercise Surya Kiran-XV to begin at Pithoragarh

•The 15th edition of Indo–Nepal Joint Military Training Exercise Surya Kiran will be held from September 20, 2021, at Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand. The previous edition of the Exercise Surya Kiran was conducted in Nepal in 2019. The exercise was called off in 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


9)  Jhumpa Lahiri to launch her new book ‘Translating Myself and Others’

•The Pulitzer Prize-winning noted fiction writer, Jhumpa Lahiri, is set to launch her new book titled ‘Translating Myself and Others’, which will highlight her work as a translator. The new book is planned to be out in Spring 2022. It will be a collection of essays that reflect Lahiri’s experiences on the meaning of translation, translating her own writing, and writing across languages. The book will be published by Princeton University Press.


10)  Alka Nangia Arora appoints as CMD of NSIC

•Alka Nangia Arora has been appointed as the Chairman cum Managing Director (CMD) of the National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC). She has taken the additional charge of the post on September 14, 2021. She is a Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.

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UPSC admit card 2021 prelims RELEASED at upsconline.nic.in; see step-by-step guide to DOWNLOAD - Check exam date and other details here

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 UPSC admit card 2021 prelims RELEASED at upsconline.nic.in; see step-by-step guide to DOWNLOAD - Check exam date and other details here

UPSC prelims admit card: The UPSC has released the admit card for Civil Services preliminary exam. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the UPSC prelims admit card on the official webiste of the Commission at upsc.gov.in. The UPSC admit card link for the prelims examination will be available to download till October 10, 2021. 

The UPSC had postponed the Civil Services preliminary exam which was earlier scheduled to be held on June 27, in view of the COVID-19 situation in the country. The exam will be held on October 10, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had said in a notification.

The commission conducts civil services examination annually in three stages -- preliminary, main and interview -- to select officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.

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Candidates may mention their Name, Roll Number, Registration ID, Name and Year of the examination in all the correspondence with the UPSC.

Candidates should bring the UPSC admit card (print out) along with the (original) Photo Identity Card, whose number is mentioned in the admit card, in each session to secure admission to examination hall. E-admit card must be preserved till the declaration of the final results of the Civil Services Examination, 2021, the Commission said in a notification.

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