Current Affairs Highlights -11th October 2021



Charanjit Singh Channi, the Chief Minister of Punjab, has launched the 'Mera Ghar Mere Naam' scheme.

  • On October 11, 2021, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi launched the 'Mera Ghar Mere Naam' scheme, which will grant proprietary rights to persons residing in houses within the 'Lal Lakir' of villages and cities.
  • The Revenue Department has made it essential to conduct drone surveys of such residential properties in both rural and urban areas of Punjab for digital mapping. According to Channi, the full effort in this regard would be done in two months.
  • Following successful verification/identification through the survey, all eligible individuals will be granted property cards (sanads) to grant them proprietary rights.
The second phase of the Multilateral Maritime Exercise Malabar will commence on October 12.
  • The India Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, the United States Navy, and the Royal Australian Navy will take part in the 2nd phase of Multilateral Maritime Exercise Malabar in the Bay of Bengal from October 12 to 15, 2021.
  • The second phase of the exercise focuses on expanding on the synergy, coordination, and interoperability established during the first phase. Advanced surface and anti-submarine warfare exercises, weapon firings, and seamanship evolutions will be part of it.
  • INS Satpura, INS Ranvijay, and a submarine will be part of the Indian Navy. The US Navy is comprised of the Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson, the USS Lake Champlain, the USS Stockdale, and two destroyers. JS Murasame and JS Kaga will be part of the Japan Navy. HMAS Sirius and HMAS Ballarat will be part of the Australian Navy.
  • From August 26 to 29, 2021, the first part of the Multilateral Maritime Exercise Malabar was held in the Philippines Sea. Exercise Malabar began in 1992 as an annual bilateral naval exercise between the United States and India.
The Indian women's badminton team defeated Spain in the 2020 Uber Cup finals.
  • On October 10, 2021, the Indian Women's Badminton team defeated Spain 3-2 in Group B of the 2020 Uber Cup Finals in Aarhus, Denmark. It was the Indian team's first match in the event.
  • Due to an injury during the Uber Cup Finals, London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal had to withdraw midway through her opening match against Spain's Clara Azurmendi. Malvika Bansod, 20, defeated Beatriz Corrales to even the match at 1-1.
  • Rutuparna Panda and Tanisha Crasto extended India's lead to 2-1 after defeating Paula Lopez and Lorena Use. Aditi Bhatt later defeated Spain's Ania Setien, increasing India's record to 3-1. On October 12, 2021, India will face Scotland in the second Group B match.
India and the United Kingdom have reached an agreement on a collaborative program on smart electricity and renewable energy.
  • During the third UK-India Energy for Growth Dialogue on October 8, 2021, Minister for Electricity and New and Renewable Energy Raj Kumar Singh and UK Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi agreed on a new joint program on smart power and renewable energy.
  • The Smart Power and Renewable Energy program will aid to promote industrial energy efficiency, efficient power distribution, solar and offshore wind generation, electric vehicles, and energy storage.
  • The program's goals include developing a digital solution for power distribution companies, increasing electric mobility, and improving industrial energy efficiency by bringing together an international coalition of national governments, power systems, and financial organizations to scale up reliable, secure, and affordable power infrastructures such as electricity interconnectors, modern, flexible grids, and charging points.
India and China hold the 13th round of Corps Commander-level talks to resolve their military deadlock.

  • On October 11, 2021, the 13th session of the India-China Corps Commander-level conference was held at the Chushul-Moldo border meeting site. The summit centered on negotiations between India and China about resolving outstanding concerns along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh.
  • According to the External Affairs Ministry, the LAC scenario is the result of China's unilateral attempts to change the status quo, which are in breach of bilateral accords. According to the Indian side, China must take the required steps to restore peace along the LAC in the Western Sector.
  • The discussion, however, did not result in the resolution of the remaining issues because China could not agree and could not present forward-looking recommendations on the constructive suggestions made by the Indian side.
  • For the time being, both India and China have agreed to maintain communications and ground stability. India has stated that it expects China to take into account overall bilateral relations and work toward settlement while sticking to bilateral accords.

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