25.08.21 Daily KPSC Current Affairs

KARNATAKA

 

Postal department plans to bring out special covers on GI products in Karnataka

 

India Post has planned to introduce special covers on Geographical Indication (GI) products in Karnataka. Initially, it will choose 10 products having GI tags, including Byadagi chilli. In this regard, the authorities have already conducted a meeting with Byadagi APMC authorities and others.

According to the department, special covers have philately value. The other products in the pipeline are Dharwad pedha, Sirsi supari, Huvinahadagali jasmine, Kinanal toys, Kalaburagi bark, Navalagunda dhurries, Sandur lambani embroidery and others.

The project will be launched under Atma Nirbhar Scheme, and print at least 1,000 special covers. “We recently conducted a meeting with Byadagi APMC authorities and traders’ association and collected details about the produce.

INTERNATIONAL

 

Summit on Sustainable Development – World Economic Forum

 

The Annual Sustainable Development Impact Summit of the World Economic Forum will take place on September 20-23, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. This year’s match will focus strongly on inclusively revitalizing economies.

Highlights:

 

The UN General Assembly, the summit convenes below the theme “Shaping an Equitable, Inclusive and Sustainable Recovery”. It will welcome nearly all leaders from government, business and civil society who will work collectively to pressure action and construct momentum for an extra sustainable and inclusive future.

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL

 

India Signed Deal with ADB for Metro Rails

 

Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India have signed a $500 million loan to enlarge the metro rail community in Bengaluru with the development of two new metro lines totalling 56 km in length.

Highlights:

 

The undertaking will assemble two new metro lines, usually elevated, along Outer Ring Road and National Highway forty four between Central Silk Board and Kempegowda International Airport with 30 stations.

The new metro tracks will further toughen safe, affordable and green mobility in Bengaluru, having a positive effect on improving the great of life, sustainable increase in city habitat and livelihood opportunities.

 

 

Forum for Decarbonizing Transport – NITI Aayog and WRI

 

NITI Aayog & World Resources Institute (WRI), India, collectively launched the ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India. NITI Aayog is the imposing partner for India.

Highlights:

The intention of the venture is to reduce the height of GHG emissions (transport sector) in Asia (in line with a well beneath 2-degree pathway), resulting in issues like congestion and air pollution.

The Forum has been launched underneath the NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia project. The project NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA 2020-2023) is a joint programme of 7 agencies that will interact with China, India, and Vietnam in promoting a complete approach to decarbonizing transport in their respective countries.

 

First Smog Tower of India – Delhi

 

The Chief Minister of Delhi inaugurated the country’s first ‘smog tower’ in Connaught Place. It was once inaugurated months before the air pollution level spikes in the national capital due to burning of crop waste (stubble burning) with the aid of farmers.

Background:

 

In 2019, the Supreme Court directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Delhi authorities to come up with a sketch to install smog towers to fight air pollution.

IIT-Bombay then submitted a suggestion for the towers to the CPCB.

In January 2020, the Supreme Court directed that two towers need to be established through April as a pilot project.

 

The smog tower at Connaught Place (CP) is the first of these towers. The 2nd tower, being built at Anand Vihar in east Delhi with CPCB as the nodal agency, is nearing completion.

 

Launch of Yuktahara – Geospatial Planning Portal

 

Yuktahara is a geospatial planning portal for facilitating Gram Panchayat level planning of MGNREGA. The new portal under Bhuvan “Yuktahara” will enable the planning of MGNREGA assets, the use of far flung sensing and GIS based total information.

Highlights:

The Yuktahara platform will serve as a repository of property (Geotags) created underneath a number of countrywide rural development programmes i.e. MGNREGA, Integrated Watershed Management Programme, Per Drop More Crop and Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, etc., along with discipline photographs.

This G2G service for rural planning fosters decentralised selection making.

The Bhuvan geospatial portal has been developed by ISRO and it supports various authorities packages and initiatives reducing across ministries and sectors.

 

 

 

 

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