30.06.22 GOAPSC Daily Current Affairs

GOA

Mace candy set to be Goa’s signature product

While the cashewnut is already synonymous with Goa, mace candy is poised to become another of Goa’s signature products.

The fruit from which nutmeg is derived comprises of the rind called javetri (pericarp) and the kernel called jaiphal (nutmeg). While nutmeg is used widely, the pericarp often gets discarded by farmers, this even as 70% of the fruit comprises it.

In 2017, however, Goa-based ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute (CCARI) developed a process to make candy from this rind.

The process of preparing this candy has already begun at the two centres — Curchorem in South Goa and Pale-Kothambi in North Goa — established recently by the state government.
The candy will shortly be available for retail sale as a product of the state’s own brand GoVan.

The GoVan brand was created by the state under the Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB) to produce products from locally derived natural ingredients.
The two processing centres are run entirely by local women and the idea was to preserve local biodiversity by helping generate livelihood opportunities through it.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Iran applies to join BRICS group of emerging countries

Iran has submitted an application to become a member in the group of emerging economies known as the BRICS.

 

 

Iran’s membership in the BRICS group, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

 

Russia has long been pushing to forge closer ties with Asia, South America and the Middle East, but it has intensified its efforts recently to weather sanctions imposed by Europe, the United States and other countries over its invasion on Ukraine.

 

Hamad International Airport named World’s Best Airport 2022

Qatar’s Hamad International Airport has been named the World’s Best Airport for the second year running. The announcement took place at the Skytrax 2022 World Airport Awards, held at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Paris, France.

 

  • Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport)was named the finest regional airport in India and South Asia. Customers voted for the airport with the greatest customer service every year in a global study, and BLR Airport received this honour.
  • Singapore Changi Airport(World’s Best Airport Staff Service and World’s Best Airport Dining).
  • Istanbul Airport(World’s Best Airport Shopping and Most Family-Friendly Airport).

World Bank approves $250 mn loan for road safety

The World Bank has approved a $250 million loan to support the Government of India’s road safety programme for seven States under which a single accident reporting number will be set up to better manage post-crash events.

The India State Support Program for Road Safety, financed by the World Bank, will be implemented in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The $250 million variable spread loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has a maturity of 18 years including a grace period of 5.5 years.

The project will also establish a national harmonised crash database system in order to analyse accidents and use that to construct better and safer roads.

 

It will also fund network expansion of basic and advanced life support ambulances and training of first responder caregivers to road crash victims on the spot.

The project will also provide incentives to the States to leverage private funding through Public Private Partnership (PPP) concessions and pilot initiatives.

According to a World Bank study, road crashes are estimated to cost the Indian economy between 5% to 7% of GDP a year. Official government data show that each year road accidents in India kill about 1,50,000 people and injure another 4,50,000. More than half of the victims are pedestrians, cyclists, or motorcyclists and almost 84% of all fatalities are among road users between the working ages of 18-60 years.

 

NATIONAL

 

India successfully conducts VL-SRSAM missile test off the coast of Odisha

Off the coast of Chandipur, in the state of Odisha, India successfully tested the Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM). Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Indian Navy successfully conducted flight tests for the Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM). Off the coast of ChandipurOdisha, the launch was carried out from an Indian Naval Ship.

 

A ship-borne weapon system called VL-SRSAM is designed to eliminate close-range aerial threats such targets that skim the surface of the sea.

Final Destination for Goa PSC Notes and Tests, Exclusive coverage of GPSC Prelims and Mains Syllabus, Dedicated Staff and guidence GOAPSC Notes brings Prelims and Mains programs for GOAPSC Prelims and GOAPSC Mains Exam preparation. Various Programs initiated by GOAPSC Notes are as follows:- For any doubt, Just leave us a Chat or Fill us a querry––
error: Content is protected !!