D614G mutation in coronavirus
D614G mutation has become the main variant in COVID-19 pandemic. It is a mutation that occurs in an individual’s body when the virus process of creating copies makes an error. It is present in the sub-unit S1 of the protein and it has impact on human cell’s interactions. Its effects on the body include increased infectivity, and greater ability at attaching itself to the cell walls inside the throat and nose, which increases viral load. It is very prevalent in India.
This mutation is likely not to reduce the ability of vaccines in clinical trials.
Inauguration of India’s first-ever e-resource centre in Nagpur
On October 31, Sharad Arvind Bobde, Chief justice of India and D.Y. Chandrachud inaugurated India’s first-ever e-resource centre Nyan Kaushal in Nagpur. The inauguration was at Judicial Officers Training Institute. The development will facilitate e-filling of cases in any court- Supreme court, High court, and district courts across the country.
Rajasthan bills countering farm laws
Rajasthan government has introduced three farm bills on the first day of the session to stop the implementation of the three new agricultural sector laws by the centre. The three bills related to the state amendments and Central statutes are the Essential Commodities (Special Provisions and Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill 2020, The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2020.
Virtual Conference of State Ministers for Rural Water Supply organised by National Jal Jeevan Mission
National Jal Jeevan Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti is organising a virtual conference to be held on 3rd November 2020 with state ministers who are in charge of rural water supply. The highlight of the meeting would be a 100-day campaign to provide by the water supply in Anganwadi centres, schools, and ashram shalas in villages.
The aim of the mission is on water quality for which water testing laboratories are on speed up with currently 2,233 government order water quality testing labs in States.
83% of rural households are targeted to provide tap water connection by 2024. Different targets are set such as 100% FHTCs in 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 with different states. The motto of the Jal Jivan Mission is “Building Partnerships Changing Lives”.
Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Vaishvik Bhartiya Vaigyanik (Vaibhav) Summit which was started on 2nd October 2020 with Overseas and Resident Indian researchers and academicians and has concluded on 31st October. A total number of panelists were comprised of 45% overseas Indians and 55% residents, Indian academicians and scientists. Vaibhav has paved the way for the establishment of research capability. It has established a Faisal mechanism in the cyberspace in the area of science and research. It is also the push to Atmanirbhar Bharat scheme.
The Summit has also proposed a road map to address the upcoming challenges for universal development.
Haryana on the Statehood Day
The Prime Minister of India Shri Narender Modi greeted Haryanvi people on the state’s Foundation Day. He congratulated for the progress and prosperity of the state with the new records.
Andhra Pradesh on its Formation Ray
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people of Andhra Pradesh on its Formation Day. He comments on the people for their quality of hardworking and compassion. He sent the best wishes for future endeavours and developments.
Chhattisgarh on its Foundation Day
The Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi greeted the people of Chhattisgarh on its Foundation Day and encouraged for future establishments.
Madhya Pradesh on Statehood day
Narendra Modi greeted people of Madhya Pradesh on the state’s Foundation Day. He did praise of their progress and showed gratefulness for their contribution in Atmanirbhar Bharat.
Kerala on its Foundation Day
The Prime Minister greeted the people of Kerala on its Foundation Day. He represented them for their contributions in India’s development and did praise of Kerala’s natural beauty.