Gujarat govt to give up to Rs 1.5 lakh subsidy for EVs
With an ambitious target of having two lakh electric vehicles on roads within a period of four years, the state government announced the Gujarat Electric Vehicles Policy, 2021.
While the government has announced subsidies between Rs 20,000 and Rs1.5 lakh for different types of electric vehicles, it has also promised to ramp up charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
The policy has a four-fold objective of popularizing the use of e-vehicles, making Gujarat a hub for e-vehicle manufacturing, protecting the environment, as well as encouraging start-ups and investors in the field of electric mobility.
MoU Between India and Fiji
Fiji and India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in agriculture and allied sectors.
The MoU calls for collaboration in the areas of Dairy Industry Development, Rice Industry Development, Root Crop Diversification, Water Resources Management, Coconut Industry Development, Food Processing Industry Development, Agriculture Mechanization, Horticulture Industry Development, Agricultural Research, Animal Husbandry, Pest and Disease, Cultivation, Value Addition and Marketing, Post-Harvest Processing and Milling, Breeding and Agronomy.
MoU Signed Between India and Bhutan
India and Bhutan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand their environmental cooperation.
The MoU is expected to pave the way for new avenues of bilateral cooperation in areas such as climate change, waste management, air pollution, chemical management, and so on.
The MoU will also strengthen technological, scientific, and management capabilities, as well as expand environmental cooperation areas, to promote a mutually beneficial partnership between the two countries.
Winner of First ICC World Test Championship
New Zealand defeated India to win the 1st ICC World Test Championship. New Zealand chased down the goal of 139 to win the first-ever World Test Championship final with eight wickets in hand.
The first test championship started in 2019 with the finals being played in 2021.
The pinnacle three teams, as a result, are: First: New Zealand; Second- India; Third- Australia.
The subsequent Test Championship will be held between 2021-2023.
Food security Assistance to State Government Rules
The Department of Food and Public Distribution published an amendment to the Food Security (Assistance to State Government Rules) 2015.
This move is expected to improve transparency and reduce leakages at ration shops when foodgrains are weighed for beneficiaries.
The change will also encourage the integration of ePoS with electronic weighing machines.
The notified amendment aims to ensure that beneficiaries receive the correct quantity of subsidised foodgrains under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013, in accordance with their entitlement.
It also incentivizes states that have been using ePoS effectively and encourages states to improve ePoS operational efficiency and generate savings.
Jaan Hai To Jahaan Hai Campaign Minority Affairs
The Union Minister for Minority Affairs has launched an awareness campaign called “Jaan Hai To Jahaan Hai.”
This is a nationwide awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of corona vaccination in rural and remote areas of the country, and “Crush and Curb” rumors and concerns about the ongoing vaccination campaign.
The campaign was launched in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh.
Various religious leaders, prominent people from social, educational, cultural, medical science, and other fields are promoting vaccinations as part of the campaign. Street plays will also be staged throughout the country.
Complete Utilisation of Fly Ash
To achieve 100 percent utilisation of fly ash, National Thermal Power Corporation Limited has invited Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the sale of fly ash from designated plants in the Middle East and other regions. Fly ash is a byproduct of coal combustion in thermal power generation.
Fly ash is so-called because it is carried away from the combustion chamber by exhaust gas.
It is collected from the exhaust gas through an electrostatic precipitator or a bag filter.
An electrostatic precipitator is a filtration device used to remove fine particles from flowing gas, such as smoke and fine dust.
It is the most commonly used device for controlling air pollution.
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