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Trees Beyond Forests initiative launched in Assam
The Assam Government and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the “Trees Outside Forests in India (TOFI)” Programme in Assam, to rapidly expand the forest cover, improve the resilience of farming systems and augment farmers’ revenue.
- The ‘Trees Outside Forests in India (TOFI)’ is a five-year joint initiative by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India.
- With the united force of eight consortium partners led by CIFOR-ICRAF, the initiative is committed to expand the tree coverage outside of India’s forest lands for the benefit of ecosystem.
Ladakh MP launched “Main Bhi Subhash” campaign
Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal launched “Main Bhi Subhash” campaign from Leh. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose-INA Trust in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture is organizing a series of events on the occasion of Netaji’s 125th Birth Anniversary on 23rd January next year.
- Mr. Namgyal also inaugurated an exhibition on Netaji at Boys Higher Secondary School in Leh. Speaking on the occasion, he said, the Main Bhi Subhash campaign in every nook and corner will create awareness of Netaji’s contribution in the freedom fight.
National Statistical Office(NSO) released the Employment Outlook of India
The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the press note on Employment Outlook of the country covering the period September, 2017 to August, 2022 based on the administrative records available with selected government agencies to assess the progress in certain dimensions.
- Since April, 2018 this ministry has been bringing out the employment related statistics in the formal sector covering the period September 2017 onwards, using information on the number of subscribers who have subscribed under three major schemes, namely the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) Scheme, the Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) Scheme and the National Pension Scheme (NPS).
- The numbers of subscribers are from various sources and there are elements of overlap. Therefore, the estimates from various sources are not additive. Detailed information is separately published on the respective organisational websites for the period September, 2017 to June, 2022.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
India Suffered Income Loss of 5.4% of GDP Due To Heatwave In 2021: Report
After a study revealing an income loss of 5.4% of India’s GDP due to heat waves, The Lancet has found that in India there was a 55% rise in deaths due to extreme heat. The Lancet study also noted that excessive heat also led to a loss of 167.2 billion potential labour hours among Indians in 2021.
- It is worth noting that the events of heatwave have increased tremendously in the past few years in India. Experts say that while some places receive heat waves during the whole year, summers have become unbearable in many parts of the country.
- The recently launched Lancet Countdown report looked at 103 countries of the world. The study has revealed that the heatwave which hit India and its neighbour, Pakistan, between March and April increased due to climate change. It was reported to occur 30 times more because of climate change.
IAF: Western Air Command won Air Force Lawn Tennis Championship
Western Air Command, Indian Air Force (IAF) won the Air Force Lawn Tennis Championship 2022-23 held at Head Quarter MC, Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur.
- The final match of team Championship was played between Western Air Command and Training Command in which Western Air Command emerged as the winner.
- The final of the open singles was played between Corporal Pradeep of Training Command and Sergeant Manolin of Western Air Command and Corporal Pradeep emerged as the winner.
NISA bags Union HM’s trophy for best police training institution
The National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) has been awarded the prestigious Union Home Minister’s Trophy for the “Best Police Training Institution for Training of Gazetted Officers for the Year 2020-21.”
- This extraordinary achievement for this Academy occurred during the tenure of the current Commissioner of Police Hyderabad, C.V.Anand, who was the Academy’s former Director during the year under contention.
National Intellectual Property Award won by IIT Madras for 2021 and 2022
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has been conferred the ‘National Intellectual Property Awards 2021 and 2022’ by the Government of India for being the top Indian Academic Institution for patents filing, grants and commercialisation.
- The award is given out by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The main criteria of evaluation for these awards are Patent Applications, Grants and Commercialization.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
IIT-Madras and NASA researchers study microbes on space station
The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) researchers have studied the interactions between microbes in the International Space Station (ISS), the institute said.
- A key finding is that a microbe that resides on the ISS, was found to be beneficial to various other microorganisms but hampered the growth of a fungus.
- The study would help devise strategies for the disinfection of space stations to minimise any potential impact of microbes on the health of astronauts.
‘World’s dirtiest man’ Amou Haji dies in Iran at 94
An Iranian man who was called the “dirtiest man in the world” for not taking a bath for decades has died at the age of 94, state media reported.
- Amou Haji did not wash himself up for more than half a century and died in the village of Dejgah.
- Amou Haji had avoided showering over fears of “getting sick”, the agency quoted a local official as saying. But “for the first time a few months ago, villagers had taken him to a bathroom to wash,” the report further claimed.
National Film Award Recipient Bengali Film Director Pinaki Chaudhuri passes away
National award recipient director of Bengali films, Pinaki Chaudhuri, died at his Kolkata residence following a protracted illness.He was 82.
- Chaudhuri had varied interests in arts and music and made his foray into the world of films in 1983 when he directed ‘Chena Achena’ (Known and Unknown) starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Amol Palekar, Tanuja, Chhaya Devi among others.
- He got two national awards for ‘Shanghaath’ (Conflict) in 1996 and for ‘Ballygunge Court’ in 2007.