Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 28 September 2021

SSC CGL Current Affairs

Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 28 September 2021


Weaver Services and Design Resource Center to be set up in Kullu

  • A weaver services and design resource centre will be set up in Kullu to encourage handicraft products of Himachal Pradesh besides providing a better platform for their export, Union minister for commerce and industry PiyushGoyal said on Sunday.
  • He was interacting with handicrafts and handloom artisans under ‘Seva and Samarpan’ campaign on the golden jubilee of the statehood of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Goyal said Himachal has immense potential for handicraft, handloom and skill upgrade of artisans.
  • He said modern equipment and training will be imparted to prepare qualitative new designs in the weaver services centre. He said more attention is needed to modernise design, quality, packaging and marketing so that weavers get better prices for their products in the international market.
  • The Union minister suggested to organise district-wise exhibitions of the products in big cities, people associated with the textile industry and five-star hotels so that their branding can be done at national and international level.
  • He asked the weavers to get their trademark registered for which the central government had reduced the registration fee by 80%.
  • He also interacted with the entrepreneurs in district and distributed woodcraft, handloom, embroidery machines and certificates to the local handicraft and handloom artisans.
  • In his address, Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said necessary steps had been taken to encourage the artisans in state.


2nd round of strategic talks between US-Russia to be held this week

  • The United States and Russia will hold their second round of strategic talks later this week as the two sides attempt to resolve myriad differences ranging from nuclear weapons to cyberspace, the State Department.
  • The department said the Biden administration’s second-ranking diplomat would lead the US delegation to the talks with Russia in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will head an interagency delegation to the gathering, which follows an initial meeting in July at which little progress was made. The first meeting took place after Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin agreed at a summit in June to restart talks.
  • The State Department said the two side intended “to have a deliberate and robust dialogue that will seek to lay the groundwork for future arms control and risk reduction measures.” It gave no additional details but said Sherman would travel from Geneva to Bern and then to Uzbekistan and wrap her trip up in nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan.
  • A senior State Department official who participated in those talks said the U.S. was pleased with the initial exchange and hopeful that it would be the start of a “sustained and productive dialogue” on arms control and other strategic issues.


National Commission for Women launches training program for women in dairy farming

  • The commission is collaborating with agricultural institutions across India to identify and teach women involved in dairy farming and related activities in different areas such as value addition, quality development, dairy product packaging, and marketing, among others.
  • The project's first programme for women SHG groups was conducted at the LalaLajpatRai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Hisar, Haryana, in collaboration with the Haryana State Rural Livelihood Mission.
  • NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma stated at the project's launch that financial independence is critical to women's empowerment. 
  • Through the project, NCW strives to empower women and assist them in achieving financial independence by training them in dairy product quality enhancement, value addition, packaging, increasing shelf life, and marketing their goods.
  • The commission will give training to women in order to help them improve their businesses and encourage them to become entrepreneurs.


DRDO tests new version of Akash Prime missile

  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) tested a new version of the Akash Missile -- ‘Akash Prime’ -- from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha on Monday afternoon.
  • The missile intercepted and destroyed an unmanned aerial target mimicking an enemy aircraft in its maiden flight test after improvements, a statement by the DRDO read.
  • In comparison with the existing Akash System, Akash Prime is equipped with an indigenous active RF (radio frequency) seeker for improved accuracy. Other improvements also ensure more reliable performance under low temperature environments, at higher altitudes.
  • The modified ground system of the existing Akash weapon has been used for the current flight test. The range stations of the ITR, comprising of Radars, EOTS (Electro Optical Tracking System) and Telemetry stations, monitored the missile trajectory and flight parameters.
  • Hailing the DRDO, the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force, the Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU) for the successful trials of Akash Prime Missile, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated that the successful flight test proved the competence of DRDO in the design and development of world class Missile systems.
  • G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary of the Department of Defence R&D and Chairman of DRDO also congratulated the team for the successful flight trial of the Akash Prime Missile.
  • He said that the Akash Prime system will further boost the confidence of the users (Indian Army and Indian Air Force) as the Akash system is already inducted and now being improved with more lethal missiles.


Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins 100th Formula One race with victory at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi

  • Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula One driver to win 100 races with victory in the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday to retake the championship lead from Max Verstappen. 
  • Hamilton dropped to seventh place but fought back and passed Lando Norris for the win. “It’s taken a long time to get to 100 and at times, I wasn’t sure it would come,” Hamilton said. It was Hamilton’s fifth win of the season and his first since the British Grand Prix in July.
  • “It’s a magical moment,” Hamilton said. “I could only have dreamed of still being here and having this opportunity to win these races and get to drive with such phenomenal talents this late in my career.”
  • Hamilton turned Verstappen’s five-point championship lead into a two-point lead of his own after the Dutch driver finished second after a dramatic drive from last on the grid.

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