27th October 2022 Current Affairs
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27th October 2022 Current Affairs are provided below:
1. Women-Friendly Tourism project – Kerala:
- To ensure safe and hygienic destinations for women.
- The project will be implemented to ensure the participation of women from all sections of society.
- The mission will provide training to selected women to work as tour coordinators, storytellers, community tour leaders, auto/taxi drivers (guest Handling), homestay operators etc.
2. Gujarat achieves 100 per cent household tap connections under JJM:
- Gujarat has achieved 100% household tap connections under Jal Jeevan Mission & has been declared a ‘Har Ghar Jal’ state.
- It means all households in rural areas have access to safe drinking water through taps in the state.
- The motto of the Jal Jeevan Mission: ‘no one is left out’.
- Launched in 2019, this mission targets to provide potable tap water to all the villages in the country by 2024.
3. UNSC’s Counter Terrorism meet 2022 – Held in India:
- Theme – ‘Countering the use of new and emerging technologies for terrorist purposes’.
- India is currently the Chair of the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee for the year 2022.
- India’s Permanent Representative to the UN: Ruchira Kamboj
4. Two new Indian beaches receive ‘Blue Flag’ certification:
- Minicoy Thundi beach – Lakshadweep
- Kadmat Beach – Lakshadweep
- After this, India now has 12 Blue Flag beaches, an eco-label given to the cleanest beaches in the world.
- It is awarded by the Denmark-based non-profit Foundation for Environmental Education.
5. Germany to legalise cannabis use for recreational purposes:
- The German Govt approved the proposal that will allow state-licensed & controlled commercial cultivation & distribution of cannabis.
- Acquiring & possessing up to 20 to 30 grams of recreational cannabis for personal consumption would also be made legal.
- It would make Germany the 2nd European Union country to legalise cannabis after Malta.
6. GEAC approved the commercial cultivation of GM mustard:
- For the first time in 16 years, the Genetical Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), the authority to approve trials and release of genetically modified (GM) crops, has approved GM mustard for commercial cultivation.
- GM crops are plants whose DNA is genetically engineered to develop suitable traits.
- Bt cotton (approved in 2006) is the only GM crop allowed to be cultivated and sold in India.
7. Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s feature “Pather Panchali” has been declared the best Indian film of all time by the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI).
8. IIT-Madras and NASA researchers study microbes on the space station:
- The study aims to help devise strategies for the disinfection of space stations to minimize any potential impact of microbes on the health of astronauts.
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