31.12.22 Daily [Uttar Pradesh] UPPSC Current Affairs

Uttar Pradesh Affairs

Water availability to double in 25 years

State water supply minister Kunvarji Bavaliya said that the per capita water availability in the state will be doubled in the next 25 years. Bavaliya said the present per capita availability of water in Gujarat is 850 cubic metres, which will be increased to 1,700 cubic metres by 2047.

Bavaliya is participating in the 1st All India Annual States Ministers Conference on Water Vision@2047 which began on Thursday in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The <a href="https://exam.pscnotes.com/water-Resources“>Water Resources ministers of 30 states, Union ministers and officials are participating in the conference. Bavaliya said the has undertaken a strategic programme to eradicate water scarcity. He listed programmes implemented in areas of Gujarat that faced water scarcity. Gujarat has ensured a marked decrease in critical, semi-critical and dark zones in 20 years, Bavaliya said.

National and International Affairs

Sari Festival VIRAASAT

The second phase of the Sari Festival VIRAASAT-Celebrating 75 handwoven Saris of Indiawill begin from 3rdto 17thJanuary 2023 at Handloom Haat, Janpath, New Delhi.

The first phase of VIRAASAT- Celebrating 75 handwoven Saris of India started on 16th December 2022 and concluded on 30th December 2022. The event was inaugurated by Honble Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman on 16thDecember 2022, along with Honble Minister of State Smt. Darshana Jardosh and other Women parliamentarians.

Railways earns Rs 120478 Crores from Freight loading this FY till December 2022

On mission mode, Indian Railways’ Freight loading for first nine months of this financial year 2022-23 crossed last years loading and earnings for the same period.

On cumulative basis from April – December 22, freight loading of 1109.38 MT achieved against last year loading of 1029.96 MT, an improvement of 8% over last year loading. Railways have earned Rs 120478 crore against Rs 104040 crore over last year which is an improvement of 16% as compared to the same period of last year.

Following the Mantra, Hungry For Cargo, IR has made sustained efforts to improve the as well as improve the service delivery at competitive prices which has resulted in new traffic coming to railways from both conventional and non conventional commodity streams.

The gross GST revenue collected during December 2022 isRs1,49,507 crore

The gross GST revenue collected during December 2022 isRs1,49,507 crore, of which CGST isRs 26,711crore, SGST isRs 33,357 crore, IGSTisRs 78,434 crore(including Rs 40,263 crore collectedon import of goods) and Cess isRs 11,005crore(including Rs 850 crore collected on import ofgoods).

The Government has settled Rs 36,669 crore to CGST and Rs 31,094 crore to SGST from IGST as regular settlement. The total revenue of Centre and the States after regular settlements in the month of December 2022 is Rs 63,380 crore for CGST and Rs 64,451 crore for the SGST.

The80th edition of 2023 Golden Globesshow, hosted byJerrod Carmichael,airs live on NBC and Peacock. The 80th Golden Globe Awards is the first edition of the annual spectacle to be on TV since an ethics, finance and diversity scandal involving the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group behind the awards, led NBC to decide not to air the 2022 ceremony. As in years past, the show will hand out honors in both film and TV categories.

Naatu Naatu from epic drama RRR wins Best Song at Golden Globe Awards 2023

ComposerMM Keeravani,along with singersKaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj,has won theGolden Globefor Best Original Song, for the trackNaatu Naatu, from epic drama RRR.Naatu Naatu, a dance number featuring stars Jr NTR and Ram Charan, was competing against Taylor Swifts Carolina from Where the Crawdads Sing, Ciao Papa from Guillermo del Toros Pinocchio, Lady Gagas Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick, and Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, performed by Rihanna.

India previously made its presence felt in the Best Original Score category over a decade ago, when AR Rahman won for Danny Boyles Slumdog Millionaire.

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