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Daily News Digest:05 June 2020

World Environment Day observed on 5 June 2020

World Environment Day is observed on 5 June every year by the United Nations to raise awareness and call for action to protect the environment. The day raises awareness on pressing issues that affect the environment like marine pollution, overpopulation and crimes against wildlife.

The theme of the World Environment Day 2020 is ‘Biodiversity’.

International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing observed on 5 June 2020

The International Day For The Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing is observed on 5 June every year by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The day is used as a platform to underscore the efforts that are being taken across the globe, in different regions and at the national level to fight against illegal fishing.

200 ‘Nagar Van’ to be developed across the country under Urban Forest scheme

The central government has announced the implementation of the Nagar Van scheme for the development of 200 Urban Forests throughout the country in the upcoming five years with an emphasis on the participation of the people and collaboration between the Municipal bodies, Forest Department, Corporates, NGOs and local citizens. The Urban Forests will be on the forest land in the City or any other vacant land provided by the urban local bodies and will work as lungs of the cities.

MoHUA releases series of advisories on World Environment Day 2020

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched a series of advisories at Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi to commemorate the World Environment Day 2020. There were three primary advisories which were (i) ‘Advisory on Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)’, (ii) ‘Advisory on Landfill Reclamation’ and (iii) a ‘Consultative Document (draft) on On-site and Off-site Sewage Management Practices’.

Urban Learning Internship Program ‘TULIP’ launched for fresh Graduates

An online platform for `The Urban Learning Internship Program (TULIP)’ was jointly launched by Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal `Nishank’, Minister, Human Resource Development, Shri Hardeep S. Puri, MoS (I/C), Housing & Urban Affairs, and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

TULIP is a program that has been launched to provide internship opportunities to fresh graduates in all the Smart Cities and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) throughout the country.

Nationwide summer research training programme to be organized by NEIST

A nationwide CSIR-Summer Research Training Programme (CSIR-SRTP-2020) will be organized by the North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST). The summer research training programme will be held through online medium and will be implemented through the faculties and mentors from the 38 laboratories of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

$15 Million pledged by India to Virtual Global Vaccine Summit 2020

An amount to the tune of $15 million was pledged by India to the international vaccine alliance, Gavi. The virtual Global Vaccine Summit was hosted by the Prime Minister of United Kingdom Boris Johnson.

Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2018-2019 released

The National Statistical Office (NSO) has launched the Quarterly report on Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) that ended in June 2019 and the same is available on the website of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. This is the second Annual Report by NSO. Under the report, the villages and urban blocks are the smallest area units taken as first-stage sampling units (FSU) in rural and urban areas, respectively.

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