Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 07 October 2021
Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 07 October 2021
Health Minister releases report "The State of the World's Children 2021"
Children and young people in India could feel the impact of COVID-19 on their mental health and well-being for many years to come, UNICEF warned in its flagship report launched today by ShriMansukhMandaviya, Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and a panel of experts.
DrYasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF India Representative; Secretary Health, Shri Rajesh Bhushan; Joint Secretary NCD, Shri Vishal Chauhan and Professor Pratima Murthy, Director, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience joined the launch of UNICEF’s global flagship
Children in India seem reticent to seek support for mental stress, according to a survey conducted by UNICEF and Gallup in early 2021 with 20,000 children and adults in 21 countries. Only 41 per cent of young people between 15 -24 years of age in India said that it is good to get support for mental health problems, compared to an average of 83 per cent for 21 countries. In fact, India was the only one of 21 countries where only a minority of young people felt that people experiencing mental health issues should reach out to others. In every other country, a majority of young people (ranging from 56 to 95 per cent) felt that reaching out was the best way to deal with mental health issues.
The survey findings, which are previewed in The State of the World’s Children 2021, also found that around 14 per cent of 15 to 24-year-olds in India, or 1 in 7, reported often feeling depressed or having little interest in doing things. The proportion ranged from almost one in three in Cameroon, one in seven in India and Bangladesh, to as low as one in ten in Ethiopia and Japan. Across 21 countries, the median was one in five young people.
The Romanian government fell after a vote of no confidence; PM Florin Situ resigns
The Romanian parliament backed a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Florin Situ’scentre-south coalition government.
MPs from the Alliance for the Union of Romanians, Save Romania Union and the Social Democratic Party, known as the PSD, voted 281 in favor of the proposal, higher than the required 231, as reported by Intellinews.
The collapse of the government will allow the CITU cabinet to continue on an interim basis with reduced capacity, which could lead to early elections.
Politico reported that CITU called the parliamentary vote “absurd”.
“Kafka would be proud,” he said.
The no-confidence vote was held after the reformist USR-PLUS pulled out of CITU’s National Liberal Party coalition government last month over issues related to public investment and allegations CITU was attempting to buy support from local governments, which helped the PSD. prompted to file a motion. No faith.
In a statement, the USR-PLUS said that Romanian President Klaus Iohannis will have to choose the next prime minister of the PSD from his or her share.
“Too many months, Romania was a prisoner of the PnL Congress,” it said. “To this day, the choice is simple, a government with USR-PLUS or PSD.”
“Situ has been rejected for all the reforms that have been blocked in recent months, for the failure of the vaccination campaign, for the use of funds and public works to buy votes in the PNL Congress,” it said.
India's first e-fish market app FishWale launched in Assam
An application, stated to be the country's first e-fish market app, was launched in Assam by state Fisheries Minister ParimalSuklabaidya.
The app, "Fishwaale", which will provide one-stop solution for aquaculture, will help both buyers and sellers to place orders and sell fish, aquaculture equipment and medicine, fish feed and fish seed online, the minister said.
The products will be available for both whole-sellers and retailers, a department official said.
Freshwater and seawater frozen fish, dry fish, fish pickles and processed fish products will also be available via the app which was developed by Aqua Blue Global Aquaculture Solutions Pvt Ltd in collaboration with the state fisheries department.
The minister exuded optimism that it will help members of the fish farming community get reasonable price for their produce and lead to elimination of middlemen.
No other government other than that headed by NarendraModi has recognised fish as an asset through its PradhanMantriMatsyaSampadaYojana, said Suklabaidya.
DigiSaksham Program launched
Union Labour and Employment Minister BhupenderYadav on Thursday launched DigiSaksham, a digital skills programme to enhance the employability of youth by imparting digital skills that are required in an increasingly technology driven era.
This joint initiative with Microsoft india is an extension of the government's ongoing programmes to support the youth from rural and semi-urban areas, a labour ministry statement said.
Through DigiSaksham initiative, free of cost training in digital skills including basic skills as well as advance computing will be provided to more than 3 lakh youths in the first year.
Jobseekers can access the training through National Career Service (NCS) Portal.
The initiative gives priority to the job-seekers of semi urban areas belonging to disadvantaged communities, including those who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19 pandemic.