- 19 September 2022
- By GyanOk
Daily Current Affairs Notes for 19 September 2022
25-year-old climate activist Vanessa Nakate appointed as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) appointed Vanessa Nakate, a 25-year-old climate activist from Uganda as the Goodwill Ambassador of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Her collaboration with the organisation and recognising her outstanding global advocacy for climate justice for current and future generations.
- Nakate began her activism in January 2019 with a protest with her siblings and cousins on the streets of Kampala, inspired by Greta Thunberg. She continued to protest every week, becoming a well-known face in a movement of young people “striking” for the climate around the world. In 2020 she came to further global prominence when she was cropped out of a news photo she appeared in alongside Thunberg and other white climate activists. Nakate’s response to the incident, in which she said the news outlet “didn’t just erase a photo, you erased a continent”, made international headlines.
- Globally half the world’s 2.2 billion children live in one of the 33 countries, classified by UNICEF’s Children’s Climate Risk Index as “extremely highrisk” of the impacts of climate change. According to UNICEF, the top 10 countries are all in Africa.
Air India Unveiled Transformation Plan Vihaan.AI
Air India, a Tata group-owned airline, unveiled a comprehensive Vihaan.AI to establish itself as a world-class global airline of Indian origin. The plan aims to focus on growing both its network and fleet, revamping its customer’s proposition, enhancing reliability and on-time performance, taking a leadership role in technology, sustainability, and innovation, and investing in the best talent in the airline industry.
Key Points related to Vihaan.AI
- In the coming five years, Air India will strive to increase its market share to at least 30% in the domestic market.
- It aims to grow significantly in the international routes from the present market share.
- The immediate focus of the airline is to fix the basics and readying itself for growth.
- More focus on building for excellence and establishing scale to become a global industry leader.
- This plan is the blueprint for Air India’s brand-new foundation.
- The Vihaan.AI Transformation Plan was launched by Wilson along with senior management members.
Delhi Police First Force to Make Collection of Forensic Evidence Mandatory
Delhi Police has become the first police force in India to make a collection of forensic evidence mandatory in crimes punishable by more than six years. Delhi is a union territory and is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora issued a ‘Standard Order’, to all the police units.
Key Points related to Collection of Forensic Evidence
- The order came into force after Home Minister Amit Shah pushed at Zonal Council Meeting.
- In the Zonal Council Meeting, Mr. Amit Shah informed that the government was going to overhaul the British-era Indian penal code.
- The changes in making the collection of forensic evidence compulsory in criminal cases punishable was one of the initial steps.
- Home Minister Amit Shah emphasized the fact that custodial torture has roots in colonial India, however, the conviction of a criminal can be achieved based on forensic evidence.
- The Delhi police order also suggests that the force has its own ‘mobile crime team van’, in each district.
- The forensic Mobil van will be allotted to each district to provide scientific and forensic assistance on the spot.
Federal Bank ranked 63rd in Best Workplaces in Asia 2022
Federal Bank was ranked 63rd on the Best Workplaces in Asia 2022 and becomes the only bank in India to be listed by Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture. The list is based on over one million survey responses across Asia and West Asia, representing the experience of over 4.7 million employees in the region.
- This recognition is based on confidential survey data assessing employee experiences of trust, innovation, company values and leadership. Companies are also evaluated on how well they are creating All workplace experiences, inclusive of all employees no matter who they are or what they do. According to Great Place to Work India, 88 per cent of employees at the best workplaces in Asia on average reported having a positive employee experience. For the average global workforce, only 55 per cent of workers report a similarly positive experience.
India Stands 4th in Global Crypto Adoption Index 2022
Blockchain analysis platform Chainalysis published its global crypto adoption index for 2022 of nations with the highest cryptocurrency adoption rate with India ranking fourth in the list, two spots down from last year. Chainalysis report noted that the emerging markets dominate the Global Crypto Adoption Index this year.