4th Khelo India Youth Games(KIYG)-2021
•The 2021 Khelo India Youth Games are scheduled to take place after the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and will be held in Panchkula (Haryana).
[Usually, the KIYG takes place in January of every year]
•KIYG is a part of the revamped national programme for development of sports ‘Khelo India’ which was approved by the Union Cabinet in 2017.
•Under the Scheme, talented players identified in priority sports disciplines at various levels are provided annual financial assistance of Rs. 5 lakh per annum for 8 years
【The 2021 Tokyo Olympics are set to open on 23rd July.】
Nag River of Nagpur, Maharashtra
•The Nagpur city derives its name from the Nag river which passes through the city.
•The Nag river originates from the Ambazari Lake in west Nagpur
•The river serves as drainage for Nagpur and as a result its ecosystem is heavily polluted by urban waste from the city
【Recently, the Bombay High Court said that the Nag river has become extremely polluted due to industrialisation and urbanisation.】
•Recently, Hurricane Hanna has made landfall (the point at which a hurricane reaches land) in Texas with life-threatening storm surge and strong winds
[Tropical cyclones are called hurricanes in the West Indian islands in the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean]
•It has reached wind speeds of up to 90 mph and is expected to produce heavy rains across portions of southern Texas and northeastern Mexico, which will result in flash flooding and isolated minor to moderate river flooding.
Committee on Content Regulation in Government Advertising (CCRGA)
•As per the directions of Supreme Court in 2015, the Government of India had set up a three member body in 2016 to look into content regulation of government funded advertisements in all media platforms.
•It is empowered to address complaints from the general public and can also take suo-moto cognizance of any violation of the Supreme Court guidelines and recommend corrective actions
•The content of government advertisements should be relevant to the government’s constitutional and legal obligations as well as the citizen’s rights and entitlements.
【Recently, the Supreme Court-mandated Committee on Content Regulation in Government Advertising (CCRGA) issued a notice to the Delhi government, seeking clarifications on a recent advertisement placed by it in Mumbai editions of prominent newspapers.
(However, according to the Delhi government, CCRGA doesn’t have jurisdiction over the Delhi government)】
‘Asteroid 2020 ND’ Warning
•The asteroid(about 170 metres-long) will be as close as 0.034 Astronomical Unit (AU- Astronomical Unit is the distance between the Earth and the Sun and is roughly 150 million km) to the Earth, and is travelling at a speed of 48,000 kilometres per hour.
•It is a Near-Earth Objects (NEO) and its distance from Earth has placed it in the Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHA) category.
•[NASA has issued a warning that a huge “Asteroid 2020 ND” will move past Earth on 24th July.]
•It is not necessary that asteroids classified as PHAs will impact the Earth. It only means there is a possibility of a threat.
•By monitoring these PHAs and updating their orbits as new observations, it is possible to predict the close-approach statistics and thus their Earth-impact threat
Seismicity Study on Arunachal Himalaya
•Recently, a study by the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), pertaining to the exploration of the elastic properties of rocks and seismicity in Arunachal Himalaya, has revealed that the area is generating moderate earthquakes at two different crustal depths
•The region has been placed into Seismic Zone V, thus most vulnerable to earthquakes
•WIHG has installed 11 broadband seismic stations (connected through the Global Positioning System) along the Lohit River Valley of Arunachal Himalaya to understand the elastic properties of rocks and seismicity in the easternmost part of India.