National Service Scheme (NSS) Awards

National Service Scheme (NSS) Awards: The President of India conferred the National Service Scheme (NSS) Awards for 2019-20. Under NSS Awards 2019-20, 42 awardees in different categories such as University or (+2) Councils, NSS Units and their programme officers and NSS volunteers were conferred with these awards. The NSS Awards were instituted by the Ministry […]

Plant Discoveries 2020: Botanical Survey of India

Plant Discoveries 2020: The Botanical Survey of India (BSI), in its new publication Plant Discoveries 2020 has added 267 new taxa/ species to the country’s flora. Earlier, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) demanded an additional USD 200 billion fund flow to developing countries from various sources to manage nature through 2030. The […]

Blue Food Assessment 2021

Blue Foods And Its Advantages: A report titled Environmental performance of blue foods has stated that the Aquatic or blue foods can be made more environmentally sustainable than they are now. The report is published as part of the Blue Food Assessment (BFA). The BFA is a collaboration between Sweden-based Stockholm Resilience Centre, United States-based […]

Report On Climate Indicators & Sustainable Development: WMO

Report On Climate Indicators & Sustainable Development: WMO: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has published a new report on Climate Indicators and Sustainable Development: Demonstrating the Interconnections. WMO studied seven climate indicators — carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration, temperature, ocean acidification and heat, sea ice extent, glacier melt and sea-level rise. Its release coincides with the […]

Medical Device Parks Scheme

Medical Device Parks Scheme: The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has launched the Scheme for “Promotion of Medical Device Parks” to support the medical devices industry in line with Atmanirbhar Bharat. The medical device industry is a unique blend of engineering and medicine. It involves the creation of machines that are used to support life […]

Rashtriya Gokul Mission

Rashtriya Gokul Mission: A review meeting on the performance of the Rashtriya Gokul Mission was held recently. ‘Rashtriya Gokul Mission’ was launched in 2014 to conserve and develop indigenous bovine breeds, under the National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development (NPBBD). Key objectives of the mission Development and conservation of indigenous breeds. Undertake breed […]

Ayushman Bharat PMJAY: Three Years

Ayushman Bharat PMJAY.: The world’s largest healthcare scheme Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) has completed three years. It was launched on September 23rd, 2018. Key Features of PM-JAY: The world’s largest health insurance/ assurance scheme fully financed by the government. It provides cover of 5 lakhs per family per year, for secondary […]