- India’s milk output to double in 10 years’
- India’s milk production is set to double over the next 10 years to 100 crore litres per day, from the current 43 crore litres a day, according to Gujarat Cooperative MilkMarketing Federation (GCMMF).
- Of the current production of 43 crore litres per day, the organized sector only produces some 9 crore litres. The production by the organized sector will also increase to 30 crore litres per day, during this 10-year period.
- The government must also focus on providing support to the landless and marginal farmers who are at the core of the dairy sector. The budgetary allocation for livestock sector must increase significantly.
- Norway to put world’s 1st wireless e-cab charging stations
capital Oslo will become the world’s first city to
install wireless induction-based fast-charging systems for electric taxis,
Charging plates will be installed in the ground where taxis are parked, which
will connect with receivers in taxis and allow them to charge for up to 75
Fortum is working on the project with America’s Momentum Dynamics.
project aims to install wireless charging using induction technology.
plates are installed in the ground where the taxi is parked and a receiver is
installed in the taxi.
- This allows for charging up to 75 kilowatts.
- India ranks 76th on WEF’s global Energy Transition index
- India has moved up two places to rank 76th on a global energy transition index.
- The index has ranked 115 economies on how well they are able to balance energy security and access with environmental sustainability and affordability.
- Sweden remains on the top on this annual list compiled by Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF).
- Sweden is followed by Switzerland and Norway in the top three.
- It said India is amongst the countries with high pollution levels and has a relatively high CO2 intensity in its energy system.
- World Purple day Observed on March 26
Awareness Day which is commonly known as World Purple Day is observed on March
26 in order to encourage the people to wear the colour to increase the
awareness of Epilepsy.
50 million people in the world are having Epilepsy as per the World Health
Organization (WHO) which does not have a known cause.
day was first observed in 2008 in Nova Scotia, Canada to encourage awareness
and cast away the myths on the general public about the decease.
- The mission of the day is to share stories and start conversations about epilepsy and to raise funds.
- IAF inducts first four heavy-lift Chinook helicopters
- Indian Air Force (IAF) formally inducted the four heavy-lift Chinook helicopters.
- Chinook helicopters will be deployed at Chandigarh’s Air Force Station 12 Wing.
- These helicopters are capable of vertical lift and heavy lifting in hilly areas.
- Chinook has been procured with India-specific enhancements and can carry out military operations even at night.
- Chinook will be used to move troops, artillery, ammunition, supplies and equipment on the battlefield.
- Apart from military operations, they can also be used for medical evacuation, disaster relief, search and recovery, fire-fighting and civil development.
- Vice Admiral Karambir Singh is the next Chief of Indian Navy
- The government of India appointed Vice-Admiral
Karambir Singh, presently Flag Officer Commander-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) Eastern
Naval Command as next Chief of the Naval Staff with effect from May 31, 2019.
- The present Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil
Lanba retires on the same day.
- Born on November 03, 1959, Vice Admiral Karambir
Singh was commissioned on July 01, 1980 into the Executive Branch of the Indian
- Vice Admiral Karambir Singh is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.
- INS Kadmatt to participate in maritime and aerospace exhibition in Malaysia
- Indian Navy’s frontline corvette INS Kadmatt reached Malaysian archipelago Langkawi.
- It will participate in the 15th edition of Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition, LIMA-19.
- INS Kadmatt is an indigenous stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette and was commissioned into the Indian Navy in January 2016.
- The ship is fitted with state-of-the-art weapons, sensors and machinery.
- NBCTF was inaugurated at INS Shivaji
Indian Navy’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Training Facility (NBCTF) was
inaugurated at INS Shivaji by Chief of
Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba in Lonavala,
NBCTF, christened ‘Abhedya’, Sanskrit for impenetrable,
will help train personnel of naval ships fitted with nuclear, biological and
chemical detection and protection systems.
- Admiral Lanba also launched the INS Shivaji’s website on the Indian Navy portal and released the platinum jubilee logo, with the theme ‘Propelling the Indian Navy since 1945’. INS Shivaji is celebrating its platinum jubilee in 2019-20.
- CBSE plan to add AI and yoga as new subjects
- The CBSE will introduce artificial
intelligence (AI), early childhood care education and yoga as
new subjects in school curriculums from the upcoming academic session. The
CBSE is to introduce AI and yoga as an optional 6th subject at Class IX
session 2019-2020 onwards.
- This move aims to enhance the multidisciplinary approach in teaching learning and also to sensitise the new generation, it was decided that schools may start AI “inspire module” of 12 hours in Class VIII itself.
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