Karnataka’s first biodiversity park in Harangi
Karnataka’s first biodiversity medicinal park is being built at Harangi in Kodagu.
Napanda Ravi Kalappa, chairman of Karnataka Biodiversity Board, who presided over the launch, said that the board has a master plan of building a model medicinal garden in Kodagu. He said that the park is being launched in the district to preserve the rich variety of flora found in the district.
The board intends to establish biodiversity parks in every panchayat of the district. The Coorg Mandarin was once an exclusive plant in the district. However, it has lost its existence and research is being conducted to promote this species, he said.
Denmark, the first country to import CO2 and bury it undersea
The CO2 graveyard, where the carbon is injected to prevent further warming of the atmosphere, is on the site of an old oil field. Led by British chemical giant Ineos and German oil company Wintershall Dea, the “Greensand” project is expected to store up to eight million tonnes of CO2 per year by 2030.
The North Sea is particularly suitable for this type of project as the region already has pipelines and potential storage sites after decades of oil and gas production.
While measured in millions of tonnes, the quantities stored still remain a small fraction of overall emissions. According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), the member states of the EU emitted 3.7 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2020 alone.
Rajasthan is the first Indian State to pass RTH Bill
Rajasthan Assembly recently cleared a bill named Right to Health. Despite the protests that flared up across the state, the Minister proposes to grant free-of-cost OPD & IPD Services to all residents. Check here what provisions are mentioned under the Right to Health Bill.
Rajasthan becomes the first state in India to pass a manifesto in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. Regardless of the fuss created among doctors, the state enacted the law which stated that every resident out there will be able to avail of accessible Out Patient Department (OPD) and In-Patient Department (IPD) services at all hospitals or public healthcare facilities.
The bill is also determined to provide after-emergency care, stabilisation and transfer of a patient in case any patient does not pay requisite charges, the healthcare provider shall be entitled to receive requisite fees and charges or proper reimbursement from the state government.
Narender Singh Tomar inaugurates “AgriUnifest” in Bengaluru
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar on 15 March 2023, inaugurated “AgriUnifest” in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It is a 5-day cultural program, organized by Bangalore Agricultural University in collaboration with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). More than 2500 students from 60 State Universities/Central Universities have participated.
The All India Inter Agricultural University Youth Festival was conceptualized and initiated by ICAR during 1999-2000 to integrate Indian agriculture by connecting various Indian cultures so that the talents of the youth of agricultural universities can be nurtured and they can appreciate Indian cultural diversity.
Atal Innovation Mission launches ATL Sarthi
Atal Innovation Mission is establishing Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) in schools across India to foster curiosity, creativity, and imagination in young minds; and inculcate skills such as design thinking mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing, etc. As of date, AIM has funded 10,000 schools to establish Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs).
AIM is continuously strengthening this ecosystem by developing tools and frameworks to enhance the performance of ATLs and achieve the desired objectives. ATL Sarthi is one such initiative in this direction. As the name suggests, Sarthi is a charioteer and ATL Sarthi will enable the ATLs to be efficient and effective.
Indian Air Force installed the ‘Vayulink’ system
At the Aero India 2023 show, the Indian Air Force (IAF) showcased this innovative solution for pilots named the ‘Vayulink’ platform.
It is an ad-hoc data link communication system which can provide information related to the position of aircraft on installation. This device will prove beneficial for the Air Force, Army and Navy and can also assist in government services.
It is claimed that this exclusive technology ‘Vayulink’ has been launched to prevent aircraft collisions, provide weather data reports to pilots, etc.
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