28th October 2022 Current Affairs
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28th October 2022 Current Affairs are provided below:
1. SIMBEX 2022:
- Singapore – India Maritime Bilateral Exercise
- Hosted by the Indian Navy at VISAKHAPATNAM.
- Initially, it was known as Exercise Lion King.
2. India’s first common Agricultural Credit Portal for Farmers – ODISHA:
- Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launched a common credit portal ‘SAFAL’ for farmers in the state.
- SAFAL – Simplified Application for Agricultural Loans
- It is India’s 1st online agricultural credit facilitation portal.
- It will enable farmers & agri-entrepreneurs to access over 300 term loan products from more than 40 banks.
3. India’s first Indigenous Overhauser Magnetometer (OM):
- Developed by Scientists at IIT MUMBAI.
- OM is one of the most accurate magnetometers extensively used by magnetic observatories around the world.
- It will help reduce India’s dependence on commercial magnetometers for performing geomagnetic field measurements.
4. Gujarat achieves 100 per cent household tap connections under Jal Jeevan Mission:
- The ‘Har Ghar Jal’ was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019.
- The ‘Har Ghar Jal’ aims to make available 55 litres of water per person every day to each rural household through household tap connections by 2024.
5. India’s first Net-Zero Energy Community – Modhera, Gujarat:
- India’s first solar-powered village Modhera in Gujarat has become India’s first Net Zero Energy Community by meeting its 100% energy requirements using onsite solar power.
- This was achieved as a result of Project Suryagram (Sun Village). The project made Modhera India’s first 24×7 solar-powered village.
6. World Energy Outlook 2022:
- Released by the International Energy Agency.
- The report said that global emissions will reach their peak in 2025 as rising energy prices are brought on by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
- According to the report, the commitments made in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) result in a faster reduction in emissions in the Announced Pledges Scenario (APS).
7. Global Methane Pledge:
- It was launched at COP 26 in 2021 to catalyse action to reduce methane emissions.
- It is led by the United States and the European Union.
- Members commit to collectively reduce methane emissions by at least 30% below 2020 levels by 2030.
- India did not sign the pledge because of its concerns over the impact on trade, on the country’s vast farm sector, and the role of livestock in the rural economy.
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