India This Week: Top 10 National News Of This Week

by Shatakshi Gupta
  • In Gujarat’s Morbi, a pedestrian suspension bridge collapsed on Sunday night. It recently underwent repair. Just five days after it became accessible to the general public, this bridge collapsed. 500 individuals who were standing on the bridge dropped into the river. 134 of them have already died. Also among the dead were women and more than 30 kids. 200 people who were supporting the bridge’s cable-net were spared. This bridge, which was 143 years old, was known as Morbi’s Identity.
  • In Vadodara, Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the cornerstone for the nation’s first aircraft manufacturing facility on Saturday. For the Indian Air Force, the C-295 medium transport aircraft will be produced in this. Airbus and Tata Group, two European aerospace companies, will collaborate to produce the aircraft. According to the prime minister, this is a significant step towards India’s independence. India is expanding its potential today by adhering to the slogan “Make in India, Make for the World.”

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  • Delhi-air NCR’s is becoming dangerously polluted. In many parts of the capital until 1 p.m. on Saturday, the air quality index was in the 400-500 range, which is the very severe category. Since January, this level is the highest yet. Nearly 7 times the safe limit of 60 micrograms per cubic metre, PM 2.5 concentrations were above 400 micrograms per cubic metre at 11 a.m. in many areas. Construction work has therefore been prohibited in the capital with immediate effect. Defense, railroad, and metro projects are not covered by this order.
  • On Wednesday, Mallikarjun Kharge was sworn in as the president of the Congress. In his initial choice, Kharge substituted a 47-person steering group for the CWC. Sonia Gandhi, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and Rahul Gandhi are among the 47 people who are listed in this. Shashi Tharoor, who ran against Kharge, hasn’t been given a spot on the team, nevertheless. Digvijay Singh, a former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, is also a member of the committee. The CWC is the Congress party’s top executive body. Following Kharge’s announcement, only the new steering committee will now sign off on significant choices regarding the party’s structure.
  • Less than three years after its start, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. has closed its financial services division in India. Recently, the business took the Mi Pay and Mi Credit apps out of the national Play Store into its own app store. Mi Pay has also been taken off the NPCI’s list of authorised UPI apps because it allowed users to execute transactions on the nation’s UPI payments network. Xiaomi unveiled Mi Pay in India in March 2019. The app had over 20 million registered users in the country that year alone, according to corporate executives at the time.
  • The 369-foot “Vishwas Swarpoopam” (Statue of Belief), the tallest Shiva statue in the world, was unveiled on Saturday in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand region. During construction, about 3,000 tonnes of steel and iron, 2.5 lakh cubic tonnes of concrete, and sand were used. The statue is wind-resistant up to a speed of 250 kph. The statue took ten years to build. The statue, which is fashioned in the pose of concentration, is claimed to be seen from a great distance away. This statue has been equipped with special lighting so that it may be seen well even at night.
  • The second National Adarsh Veda Vidyalaya (RAVV) in India was opened by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in Puri. The Rashtriya Adarsh Veda Vidyalaya was established to educate people about the Vedas. National Adarsh Vedic Vidyalaya is another name for Rashtriya Adarsh Veda Vidyalaya. The first institution of its kind is located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh: Maharishi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratishthan.
  • On October 22, Prime Minister Narendra Modi began the hiring effort for 10 lakh workers at an employment fair. First jobs will be granted to 75,000 new recruits. From all throughout the nation, the new hires were chosen to join 38 government ministries and departments. They will hold various levels of appointment. Groups A, B (gazetted), B (non-gazetted), and C are the three categories. These hirings are being done in mission mode by the Ministries and Departments either on their own or through hiring organisations like UPSC, SSC, and Railway Recruitment Board,” the PMO stated. The selection processes have been streamlined and made technology-enabled for quick recruitment.

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  • The nation’s foreign exchange reserves are steadily decreasing. For the week ending October 21, it dropped by $3.847 billion to $524.52 billion. The level is the lowest in the past two years. Since July 2020, this level has been at its lowest. As a result, the prior week saw a $4.50 billion loss in foreign exchange reserves, bringing the total to $528.37 billion. The amount of foreign exchange reserves has been dropping for a while. In October 2021, the nation’s foreign exchange reserves reached an all-time high of $645 billion.
  • The creation of the Terai Elephant Reserve (TER) at Dudhwa-Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh has received approval from the Center. The 3,049 sq. km. Terai Elephant Reserve is the country’s thirty third elephant reserve. For the preservation of wild elephants, the Terai Elephant reserve is made up of protected areas, forest regions, and corridors. The Terai Elephant Sanctuary will be built in the combined Dudhwa and Pilibhit Tiger Reserves forest areas. Four wild animals will be covered, including the tiger, Asian elephant, swamp deer, and one-horned rhinoceros.