Current Affairs in English – OCTOBER-12, 2021

Current Affairs in English – OCTOBER-12, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

OCTOBER – 12, 2021

NATIONAL

Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakti

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch the first-ever National Infrastructure Masterplan called “Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakti”.
  • This master plan will be launched on October 13, 2021.
  • Gati Shakti scheme was announced by PM Modi on Independence Day, 2021.
  • Gati Shakti platform was launched to provide information instantaneously.
  • It will allow for better coordination among ministries.

STATES

Bathukamma festival

  • The nine-day floral festival has begun in Telangana.
  • The Bathukamma festival is celebrated during Durga Navratri.
  • Bathukamma festival begins on the day of Mahalaya Amavasya and the festival continues till nine days.
  • It ends on the day of Durgashtami.

e-voting process – Telangana

  • The Telangana State Election Commission has planned to conduct a dry run of a “Mobile-Based e-voting system”.
  • The development of this system is guided by the necessity of holding polls in India amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • This system, if successful, will facilitate voting using smartphones from home.
  • The dry run will be held in the Khammam district of Telangana on October 20.
  • It will be India’s first smartphone-based e-voting process.

TAMIL NADU

Adichanallur archaeological site

  • After a long break of 17 years, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is all set to resume excavation at the Adichanallur archaeological site.
  • It is spread over 125 acres along the Thamirabarani river in the Thoothukudi district.
  • The Union government had announced plans to establish an iconic world-class on-site museum at Adichanallur, in February 2020.
  • Adichanallur site was first excavated by German archaeology enthusiast Dr Jagor in 1876.
  • The British India’s ASI Superintending Engineer Alexander Rea excavated the site between 1899 and 1905.
  • The ASI Superintending Archaeologist Dr Sathya Murthy also probed the site in 2004-06.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Starscapes

  • Starscapes has launched a public observatory in Uttarakhand.
  • The new observatory ‘Stargate Observatory Bhimtal’ by Starscapes Experiences Pvt Ltd is situated in Bhimtal.
  • With this, the tourists will witness a holistic astronomical experience.
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