Cost of Living Index 2021 released

  1. Cost of Living Index 2021 released
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)has announced the Worldwide Cost of Living Index 2021. By Index, Tel Aviv , Israel It has become the world’s most expensive city to live in in 2021, with Paris, France and Singapore in joint second place, followed by Zurich and Hong Kong in fourth and fifth place respectively. Tel Aviv climbed to the top in 2021 from 5th position due to the rising value of the Israeli currency shekel against the US dollar, coupled with an increase in the price of grocery and transportation. Damascus in Syria has been ranked as the cheapest city in the world. Rome, Italy saw the biggest drop in the rankings from 32nd to 48th, Tehran, Iran jumped from rank 79th to 29th. This index shows that the total prices of goods and services in the world have increased by 3.5%. In 2020 it was 1.9%.
  1. Government to launch Housing Education Scheme-Shreshtha for social and economic upliftment and overall development of Scheduled Caste students
  • The government will start the Residential Education Scheme- SHRESHTA Scheme for Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas (SRESHTA) ] in high schools in the targeted areas for the social and economic upliftment and overall development of the students belonging to the Scheduled Castes . This scheme is celebrated on 6th December , the Mahaparinirvana day of  BR Ambedkar .But will be started. This scheme will help in enabling a better future for the talented students of Scheduled Castes by getting high quality education. This will also reduce the drop-out rate of SC students from class 9th to 12th. The ministry will provide an assistance of Rs.300 crore to about 25,000 meritorious students of scheduled castes in the next five years to provide them with quality residential education.
  1. Nuclear power plant to be set up for the first time in North India- Dr Jitendra Singh
  • Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office told in the Rajya Sabha that for the first time a nuclear power plant will be set up in North India . Mr Singh said that this plant would be set up in Gorakhpur region of Haryana , 150 km away from the national capital . Responding to a question, Dr. Singh said that earlier nuclear plants were limited to states like Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, but the central government wants to generate electricity throughout the country through nuclear plants.
  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviews the preparedness of states and concerned agencies to deal with possible cyclone Jawad
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a high-level meeting, reviewed the preparedness of the states and concerned agencies to effectively deal with the possible cyclonic storm Jawad (name given by Saudi Arabia) . The Prime Minister directed the officials to take all possible measures to ensure the safe evacuation of people and maintenance of all essential services. He also directed that essential services should be restored immediately in case of disruption caused by Cyclone Cyclone. The Indian Meteorological Department said that due to the activation of a low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal, a cyclonic storm can take the form of a cyclonic storm and it is expected to make landfall in North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha in the early hours of next Saturday. can reach the coast. It Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal are expected to be heavy rainfall in the coastal districts. The Indian Meteorological Department is issuing regular bulletins of the latest weather forecast for all the concerned states.
  1. India achieves 40 per cent electricity capacity target from non-fossil fuel sources
  • India has achieved the ambitious target of 40% of installed power capacity from non-fossil fuel sourcesThe Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has said that the total non-fossil fuel based capacity in the country is 08 3 GW . According to the ministry, the country achieved this target last month ahead of the target set at the Conference of the Parties (COP)-21 in France. As part of the nationally determined contribution, India has contributed by 2030.Committed to achieve 40 percent of its installed power capacity from non-fossil energy sources. Today, the installed renewable energy capacity in the country is 150 zero five GW, while its nuclear power based installed power capacity is 6 decimal 7-8 GW. Thus the total non-fossil based installed power capacity is 156.8-3 GW, which is 40.1 percent of the total installed power capacity of over 390 GW. Government is committed to achieve 500 GW of installed power capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030 as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the recently concluded COP-26 meeting.
  1. President Shri Ram Nath Kovind attends the Inaugural Ceremony of the 5th International Ambedkar Conference
  • Rashtrpti sri Ram Nath Kovind by December 2, 2021 at New Delhi in SC and ST MLAs and MPs stage and Ambedkar Chamber of Commerce to be held by the Fifth International Conference Ambedkar Speaking on the occasion, the President appreciated the forum of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes MLAs and MPs for organizing this conference. He said that this forum is constantly highlighting the issues of social and economic justice and is playing an important role in spreading the thoughts of Dr. Ambedkar.
  1. CM Himanta Biswa Sarma launched the Assam Micro Finance Incentive and Relief Scheme 2021
  • Assam Chief Minister (CM) Himanta Biswa Sarma launched the Assam Micro Finance Incentive and Relief Scheme 2021 from the playground of the Collegiate High School in Tezpur, Assam . He inaugurated the first phase of the scheme for borrowers who have been making regular payments to micro finance loans. They will be provided a one-time incentive of up to Rs.25,000/- or the outstanding amount, whichever is less. In this regard, the Chief Minister formally distributed checks to 5 beneficiaries in the program. A total of 24 lakh women beneficiaries in the state will be benefited by this scheme, while 59,468 women in Sonitpur district will get a relief amount of Rs 16,000 to Rs 25,000.
  1. ADB approves $125 million loan for Uttarakhand water supply and sanitation projects
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) by the state of water supply and sanitation projects for $ 125 million (Rs 938 crore) approved the loan. The money will be used to improve access to quality water supply and sanitation services for the state’s entire population of about 154,000 people. About 17,410 houses in Dehradun will be connected to this sewerage system. A 136-km-long water pipe system will be constructed to replace the degraded water network in South Dehradun, benefiting around 40,000 people, including 4,000 urban poor and vulnerable groups.
  1. SBI ties up with Usha International to empower women
  • SBIState Bank Of India – SBI ) by providing financial assistance to women entrepreneurs to empower Usha International Limited ( Usha International Limited – UIL) has signed an agreement with. Financial assistance will be provided under the Joint Liability Group model. This is the first of its kind collaboration between UIL and SBI to uplift the social and economic status of women entrepreneurs in rural areas of the country by making them self-reliant and providing equal opportunities to achieve financial growth and inclusion. Coming forward. As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between SBI and UIL, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Bank branches in Western UP and NCR Haryana will finance women entrepreneurs of Usha Silai School to buy sewing machines so that they can acquire technical sewing skills or fabric threads etc. and earn their livelihood. UIL is already providing necessary training to these women through Usha Tailoring Schools across the country. This relationship will bring a new synergy among women entrepreneurs and will lead to holistic development, SBI calls this relationship as ‘NAVCHETNA’ )’ is named.
  1. Smriti Mandhana named brand ambassador of GUVI
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) incubated startup, GUVI has launched Indian women cricketer Smriti Mandhana. has been appointed as its brand ambassador. As GUVI’s brand ambassador, Smriti Mandhana will be the face of GUVI and will be involved in GUVI’s online campaigns, which aim to strengthen the importance and scope of technical education and information technology (IT) skills. She will create awareness about technical education among all, especially women. GUVI in association with Smriti Mandhana will launch a cross-platform campaign, under which GUVI will provide the most affordable learning solutions for youth, beginning professionals to develop their career profile in the IT industry. GUVI is India’s first local Ed-tech startup to provide individuals with technology and programming skills in their preferred native languages ​​(Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and many other Indian languages).
  1. Sanjay Dutt joins as brand ambassador for 50th year celebrations of Arunachal Pradesh
  • Recently, the Arunachal Pradesh government has announced Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt as the brand ambassador of the state. This was announced by Chief Minister Pema Khandu in the presence of Sanjay Dutt and Rahul Mitra in the state. In fact, the CM made this announcement on the Golden Jubilee celebrations organized on the occasion of 50th year of naming the state. Apart from Sanjay Dutt, the government has appointed award-winning filmmaker and branding expert Rahul Mitra as brand consultant.
  1. Ind-Ra estimates India’s GDP at 9.4% in FY22
  • Rating Agency, India Ratings & Research (India Ratings and Research – Ind-Ra) expects India’s gross domestic product (GDP) fiscal -2022 the second quarter (the second quarter of FY22) to 3 per cent and 4 per cent in FY22 But will remain. Workplace mobility in the first quarter of FY2022 was 26 percent lower than baseline and 16 percent lower than baseline. The government’s capital expenditure (capex) grew by 51.9 per cent in the second quarter of FY 2022 as compared to 26.3 per cent in the second quarter of FY 2021.
  1. V Praveen Rao won the 7th Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award
  • Professor Jaishankar Telangana State Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor (VC), V Praveen Rao won the 7th Dr M S Swaminathan Award for the period 2017-19 . It is a biennial national (every 2 years) award awarded to retired ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) Employees Association (RICAREA) and Nuziveedu Seeds Limited.was presented by. It carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and a citation. The selection committee headed by former ICAR Director General, RS Paroda has decided to select V Praveen Rao for the award in recognition of his contribution in the field of ‘Agriculture Research, Teaching, Extension and Administration’. Praveen Rao handled 13 research and 6 consultancy projects on micro irrigation in India, Israel and South Africa.
  1. Dinyar Patel’s ‘Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism’ wins NIF Book Prize 2021
  • Dinyar Patel (Dinyar Patel), written and published by Harvard University Press ‘ Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism ( Naoroji: Pioneer Of Indian Nationalism )’ titled biography fourth Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF (New India Foundation) Book Prize winner 2021 Selected in Bookmarked the life events and legacy of Dadabhai Naoroji . It also contains the historical background of the national movement of India during the 19th century. The winning book was selected by a jury chaired by political scientists Niraja Gopal Jayal, Nandan Nilekani and Manish Sabharwal and historians Srinath Raghavan and Nayanjot Lahiri. was done on the basis of
  1. Saskan Meditech, Kerala based startup wins Pharma and Medical Device Startup India Grand Challenge 2021
  • Kerala-based startup Saskn (Sascan) Meditech Pvt Ltd has startup India and Pharmaceuticals Department, Ministry of Minority Affairs, organized by the Government of India Grand Challenge in the medical equipment category in the pharmaceutical and medical device startup India Grand Challenge 2021 in First Prize Saskan Meditech received a cash grant of Rs 15 lakh in the Grand Challenge. Saskan Meditech is a startup incubated in the Technology Business Incubator at SCTIMST-TIMed, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
  1. National Pollution Control Day
  • Every year 2nd December is celebrated as ‘ National Pollution Control Day ‘ in India. The primary objective of organizing this day is to spread awareness about the management and control of industrial disasters and to promote efforts towards preventing pollution caused by industrial or human activities. The day is observed in the memory of those who lost their lives in the Bhopal Gas Tragedy on the night of December 2-3, 1984. The December 2, 1984 the night of the American company Union Carbide India Limited (the current name of Dow Chemical) from plant methyl Aisosainait ‘(Methyl Isocyanate) was leakage of gas, which Bhopalwas converted into a huge gas chamber. More than 15,000 people died and millions were affected by this horrific tragedy due to the leakage of at least 30 tons of methyl isocyanite gas. This is the reason why the Bhopal gas tragedy is considered one of the biggest industrial pollution disasters in the world. According to the National Health Portal of India, air pollution causes over 7 million deaths globally each year , of which around 4 million are due to household air pollution.
  1. world computer literacy day 2021
  • World Computer Literacy DayWorld Computer Literacy Day ) every year on December 2 is celebrated all over the world. The day is observed as World Computer Literacy Day to create awareness and promote digital literacy in underserved communities across the world. The day promotes technical skills especially among children and women, and aims to inspire them to learn more and make their work easier with the use of computers. Candidates are advised to read the article given below to know more about World Computer Literacy Day.
  1. International Day for the Abolition of Slavery: 2 December
  • UN General Assembly by December 2, 1986 per the International slavery abolition Day ( International Day For The Abolition Of Slavery ) is observed. The focus of the day is on the eradication of contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage and the forced recruitment of children in armed conflict. The United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 317(IV) on 2 December 1949, adopting the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, with the main objectives of stopping human trafficking and the exploitation of prostitution by others.