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What are Green Bonds? Union Budget 2022

Green Bonds:   Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget speech announced that the government proposes to issue sovereign green bonds to mobilise resources for green infrastructure. The proceeds will be deployed in public sector projects which help in reducing the carbon intensity of the economy. Now, the government has clarified that these rupee-denominated papers […]

Aravalli Biodiversity Park: Important Points

Aravalli Biodiversity Park:   On World Wetlands Day, that is, on February 2, the Aravalli Biodiversity Park (Gurugram) was announced as the first Other Effective Area – based Conservation Measures site, OECM site. The OECM tag is provided by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN. According to IUCN, the OECM sites are not […]

Who was Ramanujacharya? Statue Of Equality

Statue Of Equality:   The Prime Minister will inaugurate the Statue of Equality, a statue of Ramanujacharya, on the outskirts of Hyderabad, Telangana. India is celebrating his 1,000th birth anniversary as the ‘Festival of Equality’, upholding the view that the world is one family, ‘vasudhaiva kutumbakam’,” It is a 216-feet tall statue, which is made […]

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana:   The Government has clarified that Aadhaar of Husbands is not mandatory under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, PMMVY, to facilitate the inclusion of single mothers and abandoned mothers. It is a maternity benefit programme being implemented in all districts of the country with effect from 1st January, 2017. […]

What is the Blue Economy? Promoting Blue Economy

Promoting Blue Economy:   The union minister of science and technology and earth science said that the Blue Economy is the sixth dimension of Government of India’s Vision of New India by 2030. A Draft Policy document on Blue Economy has been prepared by the Ministry Of Earth Sciences taking into consideration the reports of […]

Chauri Chaura Incident: In News

Chauri Chaura Incident:   The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has remembered the heroes of our freedom struggle on completion of hundred years of Chauri Chaura incident. The Chauri Chaura incident took place on 4 February 1922 at Chauri Chaura in the Gorakhpur district of the United Provinces (modern-day Uttar Pradesh) in British India, when […]

Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship 2022

Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship 2022:   The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India under its “Waste to Wealth” Mission announced the “Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship 2022” to empower young innovators who are engaged in community work of waste management, waste awareness campaigns, waste surveys etc. as Swachhta Saarthis. The fellowship was launched […]