Climate Equity Monitor website launched on global climate policy

  1. Climate Equity Monitor website launched on global climate policy
  • Welcoming the launch of ” Climate Equity Monitor” website on global climate policy , Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Bhupendra Yadav said in a tweet, that Climate Equity Monitor is the most vulnerable to climate change with a data and evidence-based approach. Will encourage vigorous discussion on this important issue with a focus on impact and involve experts from all countries. The Climate Equity Monitor provides an online dashboard for acknowledging the disproportionate impacts of climate change, disparity in emissions, worldwide energy and resource consumption, and current climate policies of many countries at an international level. The website was conceptualized and developed by independent researchers from India – MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) ,Chennai in the Climate Change Group and the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) in Bangalore in natural sciences and engineering department has with other independent researchers. The MSSRF team is headed by Senior Fellow on Climate Change and NIAS team Prof. T. Jayaraman and Associate Professor Dr. Tejal Kanitkar. The objective of the Climate Equity Monitor is to protect against environmental hazards with the benefits of the environment for all and the shared concerns but on the basis of the different capacities and responsibilities of different countries (CBDR-RC) under the UNFCCC (Developed Countries) Appendix-I To supervise the work of the parties. The practices and policies of non-Appendix-I parties (developing countries) will also be drawn up for comparison.
  1. Law to report the impact of climate change: New Zealand
  • New Zealandthat the first country has become that its report of the effects of climate change on business to banks, insurance companies and law for investment managers have passed. The new laws would require financial firms to explain how they would manage climate-related risks and opportunities, and disclosure requirements would also be based on standards from New Zealand’s independent accounting body. The law would force financial firms to assess not only their own investments but also the companies they are lending money to in terms of their environmental impact. Years from 2023 to financial years starting Disclosure must New Zealand governmentIt has introduced several policies to reduce emissions, including making its public sector carbon-neutral by the year 2025 and promising to buy only zero-emissions public transport buses from the middle of this decade.
  1. Karnataka tops the State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) 2020
  • Karnataka has topped the State Energy Efficiency Index 2020 ( SEEI ), scoring 70 out of 100 on the strength of several initiatives to improve energy efficiency in the state. Rajasthan second and Haryanais in third place. Last year i.e. in SEEI 2019 ranking, Rajasthan was on top. The State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) 2020 was released under the Ministry of Power. The State Energy Efficiency Index is released by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE). The SEE index evaluates states into four categories of aspirant with a score below 30, contenders with a score between 30-50, achievers with a score of 50-60, and frontrunners with a score above 60. Is. SEEI 2020 assesses the performance of 36 states and union territories in Energy Efficiency (EE) using 68 qualitative, quantitative and outcome-based indicators, for a maximum score of 100 across six sectors.
  1. Uttarakhand: Country’s first aromatic garden opened in Lalkuan
  • The country’s first Surabhi Vatika (Aromatic Garden) has been prepared at the Forest Research Center of Lalkuan in Haldwani , Nainital district of Uttarakhand . 140 aromatic species have been planted in this garden prepared in an area of ​​three acres . This garden has been prepared in three years. It was jointly inaugurated by Beena Rao, director of Maharashtra’s One Touch Agricultural Association and Chief Conservator of Forests Sanjeev Chaturvedi. Aromatic species from different states of the country have been brought here and planted here. This is the first Surbhi Vatika in the country. Its formation will help in increasing the conservation, research, awareness of the species. Apart from this, it will prove to be helpful in the works related to livelihood. The Vatika has been prepared in nine parts.
  1. Project 15B’s first warship Y12704 (Visakhapatnam) handed over to the Indian Navy
  • The first warship of Project 15B, Y12704 (Visakhapatnam) was handed over to the Indian Navy on 28 October 2021. Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) is building guided missile destroyer warships under Project 15B. The contract for four ships of Project 15B was signed on 28 January 2011. These are known as Visakhapatnam class The project is a follow-up to the Kolkata category (Project 15A) initiated in the last decade . The ship has been designed by the Directorate of Naval Design , an in-house design body of the Indian Navy and built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, Mumbai.has done it. These four ships have been named after the major cities of the four corners of the country, which are- Visakhapatnam, Mormugao, Imphal and Surat . The 163 m long warship has a full load displacement of 7400 tonnes and a maximum speed of 30 knots. The total indigenous content of the project is about 75%.
  1. Indo-US exercise 2021 concludes
  • The 17th edition of the joint military training” Yudh Abhyas 2021 ” between the Indian and US armies concluded on October 29, 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska . The objective of this 14-day exercise was to familiarize the two armies about each other’s operational procedures, combat exercises and inter-operability among other things. The Indian contingent consisted of 350 personnel from an infantry battalion group from the Madras Regiment, while the American contingent consisted of 300 soldiers from the 1st Squadron (Airborne) of the 40th Cavalry Regiment. This exercise will help the armies of both the countries to conduct joint operations at battalion level in mountainous areas with cold climatic conditions .
  1. US approves Pfizer-BioNtech’s COVID vaccine for children aged 5 to 11
  • The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Pfizer-BioNtech ‘s COVID vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11 . This will be the first corona vaccine given to children in America. The government has taken this decision after consultation with a high level medical committee. After this decision by the Food and Drug Administration, the vaccine is likely to be available to 28 million American children in this age group. Most of these children are now going to school amid the corona epidemic. The administration has approved a 10 microgram dose of Pfizer’s drug to young children. Pfizer and BioNTech said their vaccine was up to 90.7% effective against the coronavirus in clinical trials in children ages 5 to 11.
  1. Andhra Pradesh cabinet decides to request Center to conduct caste based census
  • The Andhra Pradesh cabinet has decided to request the Center to conduct a caste-based census to mention the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the 2021 National Census . The cabinet authorized the State Backward Classes Minister Venugopal Krishna to move a request motion in the upcoming assembly session for the caste census of OBCs. Recently, on October 8, the Telangana government also passed a similar resolution in the state assembly. The Andhra Pradesh cabinet has also approved the formation of a separate department for the welfare of the economically weaker sections. This department has been created for the purpose of implementing welfare schemes for the poor people of upper caste.
  1. KV Kamath appointed as Chairman of NaBFID
  • Government of India has V Kamath, the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development ( National Bank For Financing Infrastructure And Development – NaBFID appointed as chairman). He is a renowned banker in India and the first head of the New Development Bank (NDB) . NaBFID is a newly established development financial institution (DFI) in India. It has been set up for infrastructure financing as per the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID) Act 2021. The authorized share capital of NaBFID is one lakh crore rupees. The initial paid-up capital of NaBFID is Rs 20,000 crore.
  1. Baldev Prakash appointed as MD and CEO of J&K Bank
  • The Reserve Bank of India has approved the appointment of Baldev Prakash as the Managing Director and CEO of J&K Bank for a period of three years from the date of assumption of charge or on April 10, 2022, whichever is earlier. The actual date of appointment of Baldev Prakash as MD & CEO of J&K Bank will be announced by the Bank later. Rajesh Kumar Chhibber is the current Chairman and Managing Director of Jammu and Kashmir Bank.
  1. MeitY Startup Hub and Google tie up to launch ‘Appscale Academy’ program
  • MeitY Startup Hub, an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Google partnered to launch ‘ Appscale Academy ‘, a growth and development program to train early to mid-stage startups across India is of. The program focuses on the emerging startup ecosystem in Tier II and Tier III cities of India to provide them with the necessary support to build scalable app solutions. AppScale Academy will focus on helping local beginner to mid-stage startups to build and scale a range of world-class apps across domains including gaming, healthcare, fintech, edtech, social impact, and more.
  1. Google Pay ties up with SBI General Insurance to offer health insurance
  • SBI General Insurance by Google for technical partnership with a user must purchase health insurance SBI General on Google Pay app. This collaboration marks Google Pay’s first partnership with an insurer in India to offer health insurance. Users were able to buy both individual and family plans under SBI General’s Arogya Sanjeevani policy through Google Pay Spot.
  1. TVS Motor Company honored with India Green Energy Award 2020
  • TVS Motor Company the Indian Federation of Green Energy ( Indian Federation Of Green Energy – IFGE ) by India Green Energy Award 2020 ‘in the third edition of the excellent renewable energy users ( Outstanding Renewable Energy User has been awarded). The award was presented by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari. IFGE has recognized TVS Motor’s efforts in researching and implementing the use of alternative energy sources in the renewable energy sector, while ensuring their longevity and sustainability.
  1. Ryan ten Dochet of the Netherlands retires from international cricket
  • Netherlands cricket all-rounder 41-year-old Ryan ten Doshet ( Ryan Ten Doeschate ) by the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup announced after failing to qualify for the Super 12 stage of retirement from international cricket. During the qualifiers, the Netherlands lost to Namibia and failed to enter the Super 12 stage, which was Dochet’s last international match. Ryan ten Dochet has amassed 2074 runs in 57 International Test matches, 1541 runs in 33 One Day Internationals and 533 runs in 24 T20 Internationals since his debut in 2006.
  1. Ramesh Pokhriyal gifts PM Modi his book ‘Warring a War in AIIMS’
  • Former Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal‘ Nishank ‘ has presented a copy of his book ‘ AIIMS Mein Fighting a Jung ‘ to Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi in Delhi . The book was written by Pokhriyal when he was battling COVID-19 at Delhi’s AIIMS. Publication of the book Prabhat Prakashan Pvt. Ltd. is done by.
  1. South Korea inaugurates world’s largest hydrogen fuel cell power plant
  • South Korea held the trade, industry and energy ministry Incheon (Incheon) and Seo-Gu (Seo-gu) in Korea Southern Power of Shinincian Bitdrim ‘headquarters Shinincian Bitdrim Fuel Cell Power Plant ( Shinincheon Bitdream Fuel Cell Power Plant ) ” has been completed and inaugurated. The power plant is operated by South Korea’s independent power generation company, POSCO Energy , and Doosan Fuel Cell . It has a capacity of 78 MW built in four phases since 2017. The cost of the project was approximately 340 billion won ($292 million).
  • 4 Indian institutions have made it to the Times Higher Education – THE World Reputation Ranking 2021, an annual ranking of the top 200 universities based on votes from leading academics from across the world. Indian Institute of Science ( IISc ) Bengaluru has ranked in the top 100 (91-100), which has secured the top position among Indian institutes. The other 3 Indian institutes are IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and IIT Madras . Harvard University of the United States of America (USA) has topped the ranking for 2021. Massachusetts Institute of Technology The University of Oxford , USA and the United Kingdom (UK) have secured the second and third ranks respectively.
  1. CBSE started Veer Gatha Project in schools
  • CBSE has started the Veer Gatha project in schools to raise awareness about gallantry awards . Schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been asked to prepare projects and engage in activities based on gallantry award winners. The objective of the Veer Gatha project is to raise awareness among school students about the valiant acts and sacrifices of gallantry award winners. The Veer Gatha project is being operated from October 21 to November 20. Projects can be interdisciplinary and in various formats like poems, essays etc.
  1. World Cities Day: 31 October
  • The United Nations General Assembly has declared 31 October as World Cities Day.designated as. The day is observed to promote the interest of the international community in global urbanization, to advance cooperation between countries to meet the opportunities and challenges of urbanization and to contribute to sustainable urban development around the world. The global theme of World Cities Day 2021 is “Adapting Cities for Climate Resilience”, recognizing that integrated climate resilience policies and action plans will greatly reduce climate-related risks to urban populations. Urban October was launched by UN-Habitat in 2014 to emphasize the world’s urban challenges and engage the international community towards a new urban agenda. World Cities Day 2021 is the eighth global celebration, the day being launched on 31 October 2014 in Shanghai, China.
  1. 31 October: National Unity Day
  • India every year on October 31 the National Unity Day or Day of Unity Patel was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He also served as the Home Minister. Under his initiative, 562 princely states of India came together to form the Union of India. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was born on October 31, 1875, he was the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India. He was a great freedom fighter. His role in the integration of the princely states after independence was extremely important. His role in the inclusion of Hyderabad in India was very important. He was the first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of the country from 15 August 1947 to 15 December 1950. He died on 15 December 1950.
  1. World Savings Day: 31 October
  • World Savings DayWorld Thrift Day ) every year, October 31 is celebrated all over the world, but in India the day annually in October 30 is celebrated. This day is celebrated to promote the importance of saving and saving money is very important in today’s world. It is an important day to be remembered for the individuals as well as the economy of the country. Saving, as we all know, is a necessity for every depositor contributing to economic growth. World Savings Day was first introduced as World Savings Day in 1924 at the first International Thrift Congress held in Milan, Italy. The day was established in 1925 during the First International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks). Since people were not sure about saving after the First World War, the idea was to make people aware about the importance of saving money.