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Nov 13, 2021: Current affairs for UPSC/State PSC

This section contains daily current affairs taken from all major news papers and magazines like - The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, Live Mint, RSTV etc.

These current affairs are written in a easy to remember format and are useful for competitive exams like - UPSC Civil Services, UPPSC, BPSC, MPPPSC, State PSCs and other competitive examinations.

32nd Edition of INDO-THAI CORPAT

The 32nd edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) between the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy is being conducted from 12-14 November 2021.

Indian Naval Ship (INS) Karmuk, an indigenously built Missile Corvette is participating in the CORPAT.

The two navies have been undertaking CORPAT bi-annually since 2005 along their International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).

As part of SAGAR the Indian Navy has been proactively engaging with the countries in the Indian Ocean Region towards enhancing regional maritime security.

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32nd edition of "Hunar Haat" in Lucknow

The 32nd edition of "Hunar Haat", "Perfect Platform" to "promote and preserve" traditional art and craft of the country is inaugurated in Lucknow.

More than 6 lakh 75 thousand artisans, craftsmen and people associated with them have been provided employment and employment opportunities through "Hunar Haat" in the last about 6 years.

The next "Hunar Haats" will be organised at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi (14 to 27 Nov), Hyderabad (26 November to 5 December), Surat (10 to 19 December), JLN Stadium, New Delhi (22 December 2021 to 2 January 2022).

Gov. Schemes

"Global Landscapes Forum" Conference

The Global Landscapes Forum conference was recently held alongside the CoP26 to the UNFCCC.

According to the forum - Infestation of desert locusts is closely linked to climate change.

Change in cyclonic patterns over the Arabian Sea is behind the locust invasions in east Africa, west and south Asia - Unusual rainfall in Iran helped in their breeding.

Some of the pesticides (Malathion and Chlorpyrifos etc) used to control locusts are considered highly toxic to humans and animals.

Toxic pesticides are harmful for not just health but biodiversity too, they are a threat to pollinators and wildlife.

Desert locust

The desert locust is a short-horned grasshopper.

Locusts undergo a behavioural change when their population builds up rapidly, they can travel up to 150 km per day, eating up every bit of greenery on their way.

Global Landscapes Forum

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world's largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement.

It is led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), in collaboration with its co-founders UNEP and the World Bank and Charter Members.


PNS Tughril - Pakistan

China delivered the "most advanced" Chinese warship ever exported, to Pakistan's Navy, which is to be deployed by Pakistan in the Indian Ocean.

It has been named PNS Tughril by the Pakistani Navy, and is "the first hull of four Type 054 frigates being constructed for the Pakistan Navy".

The ship is a technologically advanced and highly capable platform with enormous surface-to-surface, surface-to-air and underwater firepower, besides extensive surveillance potentials.

The warship is fitted with a state-of-the-art Battle Management System (BMS), which will increase the fighting capability of the Pakistan Navy manifold.

Besides the advanced naval ships, China also partners with the Pakistan Air Force to build JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft.

Besides building its first military base in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa in the Indian Ocean, China has acquired Pakistan's Gwadar port in the Arabian Sea which connects with China's Xinjiang province by land in the USD 60 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

China is also developing Sri Lanka's Hambantota port after it acquired it on 99 years' lease.


What is "Input Tax Credit" ?

It is the tax that a business pays on a purchase and that it can use to reduce its tax liability when it makes a sale.

It means at the time of paying tax on output, one can reduce the tax that has already been paid on inputs and pay the balance amount.

Exceptions: A business under composition scheme cannot avail of input tax credit.

Composition Scheme is a scheme under GST which can be opted out to get rid of tedious GST formalities. It can be opted out by any taxpayer whose turnover is less than Rs. 1.5 crore.


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