New Zealand Becomes First Country To Mandate Climate Risk Disclosures:


1.Mizoram, Punjab, Andaman And Nicobar Islands Top List; India Happiness Report 2020:

India Happiness Report 2020 has been released and it covers all States and Union Territories in India. The survey was conducted and covered 16,950 people between March 2020 and July 2020.Among smaller states Mizoram, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh all from the Northeast are the top three states in happiness rankings. Among the big states, Punjab, Gujarat, and Telangana are among the top three states. Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, and Lakshadweep are the top three union territories in the happiness rankings.Maharashtra, Delhi and Haryana have shown the worst possible impact of COVID-19 on happiness.

2.Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao Launches Farm Cooperative Society Website:

Telangana IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao (KTR) launched the Primary Agricultural Co-Operative Society (PACS), Pothgal web portal. He launched the web portal pacspothgal.comThis society is located in Pothgal village of Mustabad Mandal in Rajanna Siricilla District.

3.Karnataka Govt Launches Loan Disbursal Programme “Arthika Spandana”:

Karnataka Chief Minister S. Yediyurappa launched the “Arthika Spandana” programme which loans worth Rs. 39,300 crore would be disbursed through various cooperative institutions, for helping people during the times of COVID-19 and floods.Of the total amount approved under the scheme, 15,300 crore would be disbursed to the agriculture sector while Rs. 24,000 crore would be earmarked for the non-agricultural sector.

4.Tamil Nadu To Launch SkillTech Varsity For Varied Courses:

Tamil Nadu is taking the lead in imparting students with training on future skills with plans to launch a SkillTech University to offer courses in different sectors, including automotive and power. SkillTech University will be an online platform and will be beneficial to all stakeholders, including government, industries and students.

5.New Zealand Becomes First Country To Mandate Climate Risk Disclosures:

New Zealand has become the first country to pass legislation requiring financial firms to declare their climate-related risks. New Zealand minister for climate change James Shaw, hailed the passage of the law as a step towards a “cleaner, safer planet”.Financial firms will now be expected to comply with the framework laid down by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The rule will apply to banks, insurers, all listed debt and equity issuers.

6.56th Edition Of Indian Technical And Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme Observed In Dhaka, Bangladesh:

The 56th Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) day was observed online by the High Commission of India in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme was instituted by a decision of the Indian Cabinet in

7.ICICI Home Finance Launched “Apna Ghar Dreamz” Home Loan Scheme:

ICICI Home Finance launched “Apna Ghar Dreamz”, its new home loan scheme for skilled laborers like electricians, mechanics, painters, grocery store owners etc in the informal sector of Delhi. The credit amount of this loan ranges from Rs 2 lakh to 50 lakhs

8.Byju’s Launches ‘Education For All’ To Empower 5 Mn Children By 2025:

Bengaluru based edtech company Byju’s has launched a social initiative ‘Education for All’. Objective: To empower 5 million children from underserved communities byThrough ‘Education for All’, millions of children from underserved and economically deprived communities will get equal access to quality learning opportunities.

9.A New Book Titled “Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction” Authoured By Arundhati Roy:

Booker Prize-winning author Arundhati Roy has come up with her new book titled “Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction”. The book has been published by the Penguin Books Ltd.