Daily Current affairs of 22nd November 2022 by Crack Adda for Civil Services and other Competitive Examinations covering today’s important News Headlines related to the Development project on Great Nicobar Island, FSSAI releases draft Food Safety and Standards, Standards National Action Plan, National Suicide Prevention Strategy.
|Development project on Great Nicobar Island-Strategic Imperative and Ecological Concerns||· Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change gave environmental clearance for Rs 72,000 crore development project on Great Nicobar Island.
Importance of the project Economic:
Ø Proposed International Container Transshipment Terminal can become a hub for cargo ships.
Ø Strategic location: Very close to Malacca Strait, an important shipping route between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea.
Ø Tourism potential: Pristine, white sandy sea beaches, attractive marine life, rich biodiversity, unexplored destinations ideal for medical and nature Tourism.
|FSSAI releases draft Food Safety and Standards (Genetically Modified Foods) Regulations, 2022||· New regulations are proposed under Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA), 2006 and will apply to:
Ø Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are intended for food use.
· GMO means any living organism that possesses a novel combination of genetic material obtained using modern biotechnology.
Ø Food ingredients produced from GMOs contain modified DNA.
Ø GMOs-derived ingredients/additives/ processing aids.
|Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Releases Draft Standards National Action Plan (SNAP) 2022||SNAP proposes a set of actions that would enable BIS to fulfill its mandate as the National Standards Body and deliver standards according to the market needs in an efficient and timely manner.
|Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced National Suicide Prevention Strategy||· In line with WHO’s South East-Asia Region Strategy for suicide prevention, the strategy calls for time-bound action plans and multi-sectoral collaborations to achieve a reduction in suicide mortality by 10% by 2030 (from the 2020 level).
· Objectives of strategy
Ø Establish effective surveillance mechanisms for suicide within the next three years.
Ø Establish psychiatric outpatient departments that will provide suicide prevention services through District Mental Health Program in all districts within the next five years.
Ø Integrate a mental well-being curriculum in all educational institutions within the next eight years.
Ø Developing guidelines for responsible media reporting of suicides and restricting access to means of suicide.