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  • Water discovered for the first time in atmosphere of habitable exoplanets K2-18b

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    The first time discovered water in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting within the habitable zone of a distant star.The finding makes the world is called K2-18b - a plausible candidate in the search for alien life.
    The new space telescopes might be able to determine whether K2-18b's atmosphere contains gases that could be produced by living organisms.
    The details were published in the scientific journal Nature Astronomy.The lead scientist, Prof Giovanna Tinetti of University College London (UCL), described the discovery as mind blowing.This is the first time that we have detected water on a planet in the habitable zone around a star where the temperature is potentially compatible with the presence of life.
    The habitable zone is the region around a star where temperatures are considered sufficiently benign for water to exist in liquid form on the surface of a planet.
    The new planet is just over twice the size of Earth - in a planet category known as a super Earth and has a temperature cool enough to have liquid water, between zero and 40C.

    K2-18b
    K2-18b is 111 light-years - about 650 million million miles - from Earth, too far to send a probe. So the only option is to wait for the next generation of space telescopes to be launched in the 2020s and to look for gases in the planet's atmosphere that could only be produced by living organisms.The first exoplanet was discovered in 1992, orbiting a pulsar (a neutron star that emits electromagnetic radiation)
     The researchers determined some of the chemicals in their atmosphere by studying the changes to the starlight as the planets orbited their suns. The light filtered through the planets' atmospheres was subtly altered by the composition of the atmosphere.
    K2-18b cannot be classified as a mini-Neptune, it is more likely to be a planet with an interior of rock and ices. These types of planets are sometimes called 'ocean planets'.

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    Maitree 2019, Indo Thailand Joint Military Exercise to be held

    2 days ago
    The Defence Ministry of India announced a joint military exercise between India and Thailand as MAITREE 2019. The exercise is aimed to share the experience that are gained to counter-terrorism operations. The exercise will be conducted at Foreign coaching Node of Umroi in Meghalaya from 16 September to 29 September of 2019. 

    About MAITREE exercise:
    About 100 Indians and Royal Thailand army RTA soldiers will participate in this joint ministry exercise. MAITREE 2019 is the third army engagement between India-Thailand. The counter operations exercise would be held in urban areas or in the jungle.

    Significance of MAITREE-2019:
    The annual Joint Military Exercise between India and Thailand is being conducted since 2006. It is aimed to improve the level of defence co-operation between the Indian Army (IA) and the Royal Thailand  Army (RTA) that will foster defence cooperation and bilateral relations between the 2 nations.

    India-Thailand Relations:
    The diplomatic relations between India and Thailand were established in 1947. Each country has increased economic and business links by the exchange of high-level visits. India and Thailand were culturally joined for a hundred years and India has had a deep influence on Thai culture.
    Category: Defence

    China launches 3 satellites will help areas including disaster management and climate monitoring

    2 days ago
    China successfully launched three satellites including a resource satellite into planned orbits which will help in disaster prevention, urban construction and monitor polar regions and global climate change.
    The resource satellite and two small satellites were launched on a Long March-4B carrier rocket at 11:26 am local time from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China's Shanxi Province.
    The resource satellite ZY-1 02D is developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) and is an important part of China's space-based infrastructure.
    It will provide observation data for natural resources asset management, ecological monitoring, disaster prevention and control, environmental protection, urban construction, transportation and contingency management.
     ZY-1 02D will form a network with more satellites to follow. It will work in the solar synchronous orbit at 778-km above the Earth. It carries a near-infrared camera with a coverage width of 115-km.
    It also carries a 166-band hyperspectral camera that can produce 166 pictures with different colour bands simultaneously. The camera can capture the reflected light information of various minerals, and be used to analyse complicated mineral compositions and distribution.
    The satellite can also be used to observe chlorophyll concentration, water transparency and total suspended matter concentration in lakes to help monitor the environment and prevent water pollution.
    One of the two small satellites launched on the same rocket belongs to Beijing Normal University, and is named BNU-1, and the other belongs to a Shanghai-based private space technology company. Both have an expected lifespan of one year.
    BNU-1, developed by a Shenzhen-based company affiliated to CAST, weighs about 16 kilogrammes, and will be mainly used to monitor polar climate and environment, greatly helping research of the polar regions and global climate change.
    The satellite can report sea ice changes, which could help with ship navigation and make channel risk assessments. Thursday's launch is the 310th mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.
     

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches farmer pension scheme in poll bound state of Jharkhand

    2 days ago
    Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana from poll-bound Jharkhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi that every farmer will get Rs 3,000 per month after attaining the age of 60.
    He launched the Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyaparik Mandhan Yojana and Swarojgar pension schemes and inaugurated the new building of the Jharkhand Assembly and a multi-modal terminal at Sahibganj.
    The multi-modal terminal was built by Inland Waterways Authority of India on River Ganga at Sahibganj.
    Agriculturalists between 18 and 40 years of age can register themselves under the scheme. They will get Rs 3,000 pension per month after reaching 60 years of age", the Chief Minister notified.
     A total 1,16,183 farmers in Jharkhand have registered themselves under the scheme so far. Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyaparik Mandhan Yojana' and 'Swarojgar' pension schemes, beneficiaries between 18 and 40 years will get Rs 3,000 per month after completing 60 years of age.
    The Prime minister will lay the foundation stones online for 462 Eklavya Model Schools across the country, of which 69 will be established in 13 of Jharkhand's 24 districts.He will also lay the foundation stone for a new building of Jharkhand Secretariat. The monthly pension under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana is being introduced as social security to farmers. The agriculturalists between 18 and 40 years of age can register themselves under the scheme. They will get Rs 3,000 pension per month after reaching 60 years of age.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India bags 34 medals in 10th Asia Pacific Youth Games

    2 days ago
    Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju congratulated Indian contingent for excellent performance in the 10th Asian Pacific Youth Games in Vladivostok. India won total 16 gold, 13 silver and 5 bronze medals in seven different sports.
    Indian Judokas to give strong performances yesterday as Mahesh Saini (66 kg), Vishal (81 kg) and Rohit (50 kg) won gold while Siddharth won silver. Yoshiki won gold in the girl’s singles while the girl's doubles team also won gold in Table Tennis. The Indian swimming team finished as the overall winners in their sport. Assam swimmer Astha Choudhury brought laurels to the State and country by winning five medals including two gold and three silver.
    Astha bagged gold medals in 4×50 metre mixed freestyle and 4×50 mixed individual medley relay categories. The gold medals, Astha won silver medals in 100 metre freestyle, 200 metre freestyle and 100 metre individual medley categories.
    Sports Authority of India National Cycling Academy won its first medal when Swasti Singh won the bronze medal in junior women’s 2 km individual pursuit. Kristina Titovskaya of Kazakhstan won the gold while Yanina Kuskova of Uzbekistan captured silver. Harshveer Singh had to deal with a disappointing end in the elite men’s 15 KM Scratch Race as he failed to finish on the podium. In a world-class field, the Indian finished fifth as the gold was captured by Muhammad Shaari of Malaysia.
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  • Scientists introduce colour changing smart skin

    3 days ago
    Scientists in the field of photonic crystals have created a flexible smart skin that can change colour like a chameleon. The colour will change in response to the environment without changing shape. 

    Colour changing smart skin:
    The smart skin is fragile and buckles after being exposed to varying temperatures. The researchers created it by studying time-lapse videos of chameleons' phase-shifting skin. This is achieved by embedding photonic crystal arrays into flexible, water-containing polymers. The colour change was achieved by expanding or contracting the hydrogel that changed the spacing in the arrays.

    Applications:
    The smart skin has its applications in various applications like camouflage, signaling, and anti-counterfeiting. MIT's color-changing ink, on the other hand, let the users change the patterns and colors of their shoes, cars and more.

    Chameleons:
    Chameleons can change colour using the photonic crystals in its skin. When the chameleon is relaxed or tense the muscles it reflects the light in a different pattern. This result is expressed in a change of color

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    State Bank of India revises service charges for deposits and withdrawals from October

    3 days ago
    State Bank of India or SBI on its website regarding revision of service charges with effect from 1st October. The bank allows free transactions to its customers at ATMs for 8-10 times in a month. The mandated number of free transactions, SBI charges a certain amount to its customers. Effective 1st October. SBI will also charge for transaction decline due to insufficient balance and cardless cash withdrawal at ATMs.
    The main things to know about SBI ATM withdrawal charges:
    Regular savings bank account holders get eight free transactions, including five transactions at SBI ATMs and three transactions at other bank ATMs. In non-metros, such account holders get 10 free transactions, including five at SBI ATMs and five at other bank ATMs.SBI charges a fee ranging from ₹5 plus GST to ₹20 plus GST for any additional transactions beyond this limit.
    SBI will charge ₹20 plus GST for transaction decline due insufficient balance.SBI will also charge ₹22 plus GST for cardless cash withdrawal at ATMs.
    SBI offers free unlimited transactions at State Bank Group (SBG )ATMs and other bank ATMs.
     

    Ministry of Commerce to introduce a scheme for easier export credit

    3 days ago
    Ministry of Commerce and Industry is to introduce a scheme to augment the availability of export credit. The scheme will be at affordable terms and sufficient volume. The scheme will include forex credit.
    The centre is currently speculating to achieve the target of growing the economy to the $5 trillion level.

    Aim:
    The aim will lead to rate dropping to the sub-4% category. It will ease the availability of export credit, especially for small businesses. The Ministry aims to make more export credit in foreign currency by increased exporters. It will raise the share of foreign currency in total export credit much beyond the present level of 50%.

    Credit plans:
    RBI reports said, in FY19, the export credit disbursal by public sector banks (PSBs) reduced by 45%  to Rs.156 billion. The reduction id Rs.283 billion compared to the previous year. RBI is currently observing if its foreign exchange (FOREX) reserves can be used for providing a line of credit for swap to good banks for the export credit purpose as it might result in cheaper foreign currency loans.
    Category: Schemes

    Google Doodle Celebrates 166th Birthday Of Hans Christian Gram

    3 days ago
    Google is celebrating the 166th birth anniversary of microbiologist Hans Christian Joachim Gram with a doodle.
    Gram was born on September 13, 1853, in Denmark’s Copenhagen. Gram is best known for pioneering the method of the Gram stain to identify bacteria.
    The Danish microbiologist earned an M.D. from the University of Copenhagen in 1878. He then traveled through Europe between 1883 to 1885 studying pharmacology and bacteriology.

    History
    It was in 1884, while working in the lab of German microbiologist Karl Friedländer in Berlin, that he devised his famous staining technique that is now still used to identify and classify different types of bacteria. He followed the method of Paul Ehrlich, using aniline-water and gentian violet solution.The heat-fixed smear of bacterial cells with a crystal violet stain, followed by an iodine solution and an organic solvent, revealed differences in the structure and biochemical function of various samples.
    Gram-positive bacteria remained purple because they have a single thick cell wall that is not easily penetrated by the solvent.
    Gram’s discovery helps in the identification and classification of bacteria, it also helps decide the treatment of bacterial diseases. For example, the antibiotic penicillin is active only against Gram-positive bacteria. The penicillin either. Pneumococci, which can cause many diseases, are classified as Gram-positive.He published these findings the very same year in a scholarly journal and included a modest dislaimer that his findings are defective and imperfect but he hoped it would turn out to be useful in the hands of future investigators.More than a century later, Gram’s simple staining method, named after its inventor, is still widely used.
    Gram showed a keen interest in the clinical education of students throughout his career. He retired from his medical practice in 1923 and died at the age of 85 in 1938.
    The Doodle is illustrated by Danish guest artist Mikkel Sommer who is based between Athens and Berlin.
     

    ISRO and SpaceIL to exchange notes on the lunar mission

    3 days ago
    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that it is to exchange notes with Israel’s private space center, SpaceIL. In February 2019, Israel SpaceIL’s Beresheet mission lost robotic lunar lander in a manner similar to Chandrayaan-2’s lander Vikram.

    Aim:
    ISRO committee the analyzed Chandrayaan's failure concluded its inquiry into how and why lander Vikram lost the communication link with the master control room. Now the two countries rea planning to exchange notes and discuss the factors that led to the failure of the Lander's landing. 

    Beresheet Mission:
    Beresheet Lunar Mission was an Israeli mission that was launched in February. It was launched by a partnership between nonprofit SpacelL and government-owned aerospace company Israel Aerospace Industries. Beresheet crashed during an attempt to land on the lunar surface.
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  • Centre to commits Corruption free environment for business

    4 days ago
    Ministry of Commerce & Trade held a meeting with around 100 domestic industry, manufacturers, associations of various sectors and users in New Delhi, India. The meeting aimed to change trade to become competitive to balance the interests of domestic shoppers and trade without relating to corruption problems in an associate meeting with 100 domestic industry. In the meeting planned to provide a corruption-free business environment.
    The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has been upgraded to a facilitation center to make awareness relating to trade remedies and to produce full support to the trade significantly to domestic producers with helpline of 1800 111 808.

    Aim:
    The objectives of the meeting was to create awareness amongst the stake-holders wherever problems faced by the domestic trade to balance domestic trade interests. The meeting was targeted on the national trading policy Instruments, viz. Tariff Measures, Non-Tariff Measures moreover as Trade Remedial Measures for the Indian trade.

    Participants:
    Senior officers from ministries of rock oil & fossil fuel, Coal, Food & Public Distribution, Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Mines, Textiles, New and Renewable Energy, Civil Aviation, natural philosophy & info Technology, Steel, Shipping, Health and Family Welfare, Food process Industries, Micro, little and Medium Enterprises, setting, Forest and temperature change and Departments of Telecommunications, Fertilizers, serious Industries, Promotion of trade and Internal Trade, Chemicals & Petrochemicals, prescribed drugs, agriculture & agriculture and Fisheries participated in the meeting.

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    Haryana launches two insurance schemes for traders

    4 days ago
    The State Government of Haryana launched two insurance schemes for registered small and medium traders. The schemes are Mukhyamantri Vyapari Samuhik Niji Durghatna Beema Yojana and Mukhyamantri Vyapari Kshatipurti Beema Yojana.
    The insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh would be provided under the Mukhyamantri Vyapari Samuhik Niji Durghatna Beema Yojana. The insurance cover ranging from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 25 lakh would be provided under the Mukhyamantri Vyapari Kshatipurti Beema Yojana. The traders registered under the Haryana Goods and Service Tax (HGST) Act 2017 would be covered under these schemes.
    The premium of people under both schemes would be paid by the State government.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Ministry of information announced the accessibility of TV programs for hearing impaired

    4 days ago
    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced the implementation of television Programmes for the deaf audience. The announcement was made by the Minister of I&B Prakash Javadekar on 11 September 2019. It will be effective from 18 September 2019.

    Implementation:
    The plan will be implemented on all TV channels. The service providers were asked to run atleast one program every week with captioning and subtitles. The news channels have been asked to carry a news bulletin with sign language interpretation at least once a day.
    The channels can either make their own programme with sign language interpretation or carry a bulletin prepared by DD News free of cost. The plan will be carried out in various phases over the next 5 years. The policy will be reviewed after 2 years.

    Ministry of I&B:
    Headquarters: New Delhi
    Minister responsible: Prakash Javadekar
    The Ministry is responsible to formulate the rules, regulations, and laws in the areas of information, broadcasting. It also administers Prasar Bharati which is the broadcasting arm of the Indian Government.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Cryodrakon boreas is the largest flying animal of all time

    4 days ago
    A new species of pterosaur called Cryodrakon boreas which was recently discovered was unveiled by scientists. The previously unknown type of pterosaur was one of the largest flying animals that ever lived.
    Cryo Drakon boreas, which means frozen dragon of the north wind flew over North America 77 million years ago. The plane-sized reptile had a wingspan of 32.8 feet and it weighed 250 kilograms, researchers said in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
    The fossils of Cryodrakon were initially found 3 decades ago in Dinosaur Provincial Park, located in Alberta, Canada. However, scientists thought that the fossil belonged to Quetzalcoatlus.
    The fossils found include legs, neck, a rib and part of the wings. The remains were of a juvenile whose wingspan was about 16.4 feet. However, the palaeontologists studied the giant neck bone of an adult to estimate that the wingspan of a fully grown Cryodrakon would be about 32.8 feet. Cryodrakon belonged to the azhdarchids family of pterosaurs which is known for having long necks.
    Cryodrakon was a carnivore and ate lizards, small mammals and even baby dinosaurs.
    Even though the reptile had a wing capacity to cross oceans, the fossil records show that they stayed close to the inland.
    Fragmentary remains of more than 100 known species of pterosaurs have been found across North and South America, Asia, Africa and Europe.
    Category: Environment

    International Day for South South Cooperation is observed on 12 September

    4 days ago
    International Day for South-South Cooperation is observed on 12 September. South-South cooperation is a broad framework where the South Countries have collaborated in various domains including political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and technical domains. The day celebrates the political, social and economical developments made by regions and countries in the south in recent years.

    Aim:
    South-South Cooperation works towards achieving the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). It aims to boost the progress towards implementing the SDGs. It raises the awareness of the efforts taken by the United Nation to work on technical cooperation among developing countries.

    Theme:
    The theme for the 2019 South-South Cooperation is From Commitment to Action — Follow up to Buenos Aires Plan of Action+40. It is a follow up to the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 20-22 March 2019. The theme focuses on implementing the commitments adopted in the summit.

    History:
    The Day was originally observed on December 19. The day of South-South Cooperation was fully adopted by the United Nations on 12 September 2011. The day commemorates the day when the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a plan of action in 1978 to promote and implement technical cooperation among developing countries.
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  • PM to inaugurate Sahibganj Multi Modal Terminal at Jharkhand

    September 11, 2019
    Sahibganj Multi-Modal Terminal (MMT) will be inaugurated by PM Modi with the Minister of Shipping & Chemical Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya on 12th September in Jharkhand. It is a two-way data communication system and India's second riverine Multi-Modal terminal on the Ganga river. The MMT was built at a cost of Rs.290 crores in 2 years. 

    About Sahibganj Multi-Modal Terminal:
    ♦ Sahibganj Multi-Modal Terminal will play an important role in the transportation of domestic coal from the local mines in Rajmahal to varied thermal power plants settled on National Waterway 1 (NW-1)
    ♦ Apart from coal, stone chips, fertilizers, cement and sugar square measure alternative commodities are expected to be transported through the terminal
    ♦ The capacity of the MMT is 30 lakh tonnes per annum. After an investment of Rs.376 crores for capacity enhancement in Phase II under PPP mode, it is expected that the MMT will grow to 54.8 lakh tonnes per annum. Further development in Phase II will be taken over by the private concessionaire
    ♦ Cost of Phase-I of MMT: Rs.290 crore 
    ♦ Cost of Phase-II of MMT: Rs.370 crore
    ♦ Project Started on: 10 Nov 2016 
    ♦ Project Completed on: Sep 2019
    ♦ Jetty: Length 270m x breadth 25m with berthing and mooring
    ♦ Facility: 1 Mobile Harbour Crane

    Implementation:
    The MMT, which is the first one on National Waterway-1 was started in June 2016. In November 2018, the Prime Minister inaugurated the MMT at Varanasi.
    In April 2017, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of IWAI’s Sahibganj multimodal terminal. This is the second of the three Multi-Modal Terminals that are being constructed on river Ganga under Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP). 
    Apart from this, a freight village has also been proposed on 335 acres of land in contiguity with the terminal.

    Uses of MMT:
    The multi-modal terminal will facilitate to make direct employment of 600 individuals and indirect employment of 3000 individuals within the region. Sahibganj can get connected to the North-East States through Bangladesh by the river-sea route. The capability of the terminal is thirty lakhs ton every year.

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    PM of St.Vincent and Grenadines visits India

    September 11, 2019
    Prime Minister of St. Vincent and Grenadines Dr.Hon'ble Ralph Everard Gonsalves met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 5-day visit to India. PM Gonsalves also participated in the high-level United Nations Convention on Combating Desertification (UNCCD) Symposium held at New Delhi.

    Highlights:
    PM Gonsalves appreciated India’s developmental cooperation with the region and for India’s prompt assistance subsequent to natural calamities.
    St. Vincent and Grenadines is a non-permanent member of the UN security council (UNSC). 
    The two leaders agreed to cooperate together within the areas of ability development, training, education, finance, culture and disaster management.

    St.Vincent and Grenadines:
    St.Vincent and Grenadines is the smallest island country located in the Carribean nation. 
    Monarch: Elizabeth II
    Governor-General: Susan Dougan
    Prime Minister: Ralph Gonsalves 
    Capital: Kingstown
    Official languages: English
    Vernacular language: Vincentian Creole
    Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

    Jammu and Kashmir topped the highest consumption of iodized salt

    September 11, 2019
    Jammu & Kashmir topped the highest consumption of iodized salt and Tamil Nadu ranked last as the lowest consumption of iodized salt in the country. The study has shown 76.3% of Indian households use iodized salt with fifteen components of per million of iodine.

    Salt producers in India:
    Gujarat produces 71% of salt in the country
    It is followed by Rajasthan at 17% 
    Tamil Nadu, being the third-largest producer of Salt in India, produces 11%
    The rest of the country produces 1% of the salt produced

    Survey by:
    The survey was conducted by Nutrition International unitedly with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and also the Indian Coalition for the management of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD). The survey tested the iodine content in samples of preparation salt from households to estimate the coverage of iodized salt.   
    The survey said that 13 out of 36 States have already achieved Universal Salt Iodisation or have 90% of households with access to adequately iodized salt. The study was to make sure that the iodine coverage does not fall below current levels.   
     
    Iodine:

    Iodine is a vital micro-nutrient. It is very important for the optimum mental and physical development of people. Deficiency of iodine leads to disabilities and disorders like thyromegaly, gland disease, cretinism, abortion, stillbirths, stupidity, and cognitive content defects. Hence it is necessary that salt is iodized.
    Category: Index / List

    Prime Minister addresses the High Level Segment of the 14th Conference of Parties of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification

    September 11, 2019
    Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the High Level Segment of the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
    India have always given importance to land. In Indian culture the Earth is held as sacred and treated as a mother.
    India’s Indices were submitted at the Paris COP at the UNFCCC. It highlighted india’s deep cultural roots of maintaining a healthy balance between land, water, air trees and all living beings. Friends it would make you happy that India had been able to increase its tree cover. Between 2015 to 2017 India’s tree and forest cover  increased by 0.8 Million Hectares.
    The government launched a program to double the income of farmers by increasing crop yield through various measures. This includes land restoration and micro irrigation. We are working with the motto of per drop more crop. We are increasing the use of bio fertilisers and reducing the use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers. We have created Jal Shakti Ministry to address all water related important issues in totality. India would put an end to single waste plastic in the coming years.
    The water resources or reducing the usage of single use plastic. It is only when all sections of society decide to achieve something we can see the desired results. We may introduce any number of frameworks but the real change will be powered by teamwork on the ground. India saw this in the case of the Swachcha Bharat Mission, people from all walks of life took part and ensured sanitation coverage, which is up from 38 percent in 2014 to 99 percent today
    The PM reiterated India’s commitment to the global land agenda. “I also offer India’s support to those countries who may like to understand and adopt some of the LDN (Land Degradation Neutrality) Strategies that have succeeded in India. From this forum I would like to announce that India would raise its ambition of the total area that would be restored from its land degradation status from 21 Million Hectares to 26 Million Hectares between now and 2030
    The scientific approach and facilitate induction of technology to land degradation issues, we have decided to set up a centre for excellence in India at the Indian Council for Forest Research and Education. This will actively engage, to promote South-South cooperation with those who wish to access knowledge, technology and training of manpower to address land degradation related issues.
    Category: Indian Affairs
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