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PM Modi launches 2 schemes for wetland, mangrove conservation
On the occasion of World Environment Day(June 5), Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched two schemes–Amrit Dharohar and MISHTI (Mangrove Initiative for Shoreline Habitats and Tangible Incomes)–aimed at reviving the country’s wetlands and mangroves.
- These schemes are aimed at reviving and conserving India’s wetlands and mangroves, contributing to the campaign for a green future and green economy.
- Conserving Ramsar Sites, the Amrit Dharohar Yojana focuses on the conservation of existing Ramsar sites in India through active public participation.
- The scheme targets the restoration of mangrove cover across nine states in the country. Over the next five years, nearly 540 square kilometers of mangrove area will be comprehensively developed across 11 states and two union territories, starting from the fiscal year 2024.
Railways spent over Rs 1 lakh cr on safety between 2017-2018 and 2021-22
The railways has spent more than Rs 1 lakh crore on safety measures between 2017-2018 and 2021-22 with a steady growth in expenditure on track renewal, according to an official document.
- Government sources also indicated that the railways will soon reply to a Comptroller and Auditor General of India’s report that was cited by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge to attack the Centre over triple-train accident in Odisha’s Balasore that claimed 275 lives and injured more than 1,000 people.
Bihar govt and AAI signs MOUs to construct new Civil Enclaves at Darbhanga and Purnea Airport
ln Bihar, new Civil Enclaves will be constructed at Darbhanga and Purnea Airport. The Government of Bihar and Airports Authority of India (AAI) have signed MOUs in this regard.
- Under the MOU construction will take place on 78 acres of land in Darbhanga and 52.18 acres of land in Purnea.
- Under the agreement, the Government of Bihar will provide undisputed land free of cost to AAI for both airports.It will lead to the construction of well-equipped terminal buildings and passenger-centric facilities at the airports of Darbhanga and Purnea.
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde launches Asia’s largest cluster development scheme in Thane
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has launched Asia’s largest, ambitious and historic cluster development scheme in Thane.
- While launching the scheme, Mr. Shinde said his much-awaited dream is coming into reality but he will be the happiest person in the world only on the day the beneficiaries of the scheme will receive the keys of their own house.
- This scheme was conceptualized for the collective redevelopment of unauthorized and official dangerous buildings after the collapse of the Sairaj Building in Thane which had claimed 18 lives.
Reckitt launches first Dettol Climate Resilient School in Uttarakhand
Reckitt inaugurated the first Dettol Climate Resilient School in Uttarkashi, a district in Uttarakhand on World Environment Day, under its flagship campaign Dettol Banega Swasth India.
- The Dettol Climate Resilient School project is part of Reckitt’s flagship campaign, Dettol Banega Swasth India, and aligns with the LiFE (Lifestyle for the Environment) framework introduced by India at the Glasgow summit in 2021.
- The initiative focuses on educating and empowering the younger generation to become climate champions, driving positive change in their communities.
Govt allows 2,000 Primary Agricultural Credit Societies to open PMBJAKs
The government has decided to allow two thousand Primary Agricultural Credit Societies PACS to open Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras across the country.
- Two thousand PACS across the country will be identified to open Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras. One thousand Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras will be opened by August this year and another one thousand by December 2023.
- This important decision will not only increase the income of PACS and create employment opportunities but will also make medicines available at affordable prices to the people, especially those living in rural areas.
Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal flags off maiden International Cruise Vessel, MV Empress in Chennai
Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal flagged off the maiden International Cruise Vessel – MV Empress, India’s first international cruise vessel – from Chennai to Sri Lanka in Chennai.
- This marks the beginning of the international cruise tourism terminal at Chennai, built at a cost of 17.21 crore rupees, heralding a new age of cruise tourism and maritime trade in the country. Coinciding on the occasion of Environment Day, Mr Sonowal along with the port officials also planted 2,500 tree saplings at the port.
BANKING & FINANCE
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das launches Financial Inclusion Dashboard – ANTARDRIHSTI
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, launched a Financial Inclusion Dashboard – ANTARDRIHSTI. As the name suggests, the dashboard will provide the required insight to assess and monitor the progress of financial inclusion by capturing relevant parameters.
- This facility will also enable the ability to gauge the extent of financial exclusion at granular levels across the country so that such areas can be addressed.
- The dashboard, presently intended for internal use in the RBI, will further facilitate greater financial inclusion through a multi-stakeholder approach.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
India set to remain UAE’s largest export destination by 2030: Report
India is set to remain the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) largest export destination by 2030, according to a new report by Standard Chartered. The report, titled “Future of Trade: New opportunities in high-growth corridors“, forecasts that the UAE’s exports will reach around USD 543 billion by 2030, showcasing a robust annual growth rate of 5.5 percent.
- The report also highlights that trade corridors anchored in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East are expected to outpace the global trade growth rate by almost four percentage points, propelling the combined trade volume in these regions to an astounding USD14.4 trillion, accounting for 44 percent of global trade by 2030.
President Droupadi Murmu conferred with highest civilian honour of Suriname
President Droupadi Murmu has been decorated with the highest civilian honour of Suriname – The Grand Order of the Chain of Yellow Star, in Paramaribo, the capital city of Suriname. She received the honor from the President of the Republic of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi. President Murmu is the first Indian to receive this award.
- Accepting the highest honor bestowed upon her, the President said that this recognition holds tremendous significance for not just her but for more than 1.4 billion Indians, whom she represents. She also extended her heartfelt gratitude to the Government of Suriname and said that the award symbolises the enduring bond of cooperation between the two nations.
- 3 MoUs were signed between the two countries. Two MoUs were signed in the field of Health and one in the field of Agriculture. The Government of India also announced the supply of essential medicines worth 5.1 Cr rupees to Suriname to aid the Caribbean country’s flood relief efforts. A symbolic consignment of medicines was presented by President Murmu to President Santokhi in a ceremony at the presidential palace.