Uttar Pradesh Current Affairs - 2019

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Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) launched in 16 States and UTs

The 112 helpline which was earlier launched in Himachal Pradesh and Nagaland was launched in 16 states and UTs by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh under the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS).

The 16 states and Union Territories where the helpline was launched were Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Andaman, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Jammu and Kashmir.

Emergency Response Support System (ERSS)

The Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) integrates police (100), fire (101) and women (1090) helpline numbers into a single 112 helpline number and the process is on to integrate the health emergency number (108) soon.

To access the ERSS the person can dial ‘112’ on a phone. The person can also press the power button of a smartphone three times quickly to send a panic call to the Emergency Response Centre or long press the ‘5’ or ‘9’ key to activate the panic call from the normal phone.

The ERSS can also be accessed through  ‘112’ India mobile app, which is available free on Google Play Store and Apple Store or log onto the ERSS website for the respective state and send an emergency email or SOS alert to state Emergency response centre.

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PETROTECH -2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the PETROTECH -2019 conference and called for responsible pricing of crude oil that balances interests of both producers and consumers highlighting the need to have universal assess to clean, the affordable and equitable supply of energy.

PETROTECH -2019 conference is a three-day mega event held from 10 to 12 February 2019. The conference was held at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh on 11th February 2019.

In the backdrop of changing global energy basket, PETROTECH-2019 offered an excellent opportunity to hydrocarbon industry, their associates and academia to interact and debate the latest advances in the hydrocarbon sector, which can be leveraged for meeting global energy requirements

Along with PETROTECH -2019 an exhibition over 13 country pavilions and around 750 exhibitors from over 40 countries, with exclusive areas on the Make in India and Renewable Energy theme was organised.

PETROTECH

PETROTECH conference is a biennial International Oil & Gas Conference. The conference provides a platform for national and international experts in the oil & gas industry to exchange views and share knowledge, expertise, and experiences.

The 13th edition of International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, PETROTECH-2019 is being organized by Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited, under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India.

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