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Daily News Digest:09 August 2020

FOOD VISION 2050 PRIZE FOR NAANDI FOUNDATION

Naandi Foundation  for the Food Vision 2050 Prize. Rockefeller Foundation has selected Hyderabad-based non-profit, Naandi Foundation, as one of the ‘Top 10 Visionaries’ in the world for the Food Vision 2050 Prize.

LEOPARD POACHING HIGHEST IN UTTARAKHAND, MAHARASHTRA

A study by TRAFFIC India on poaching of  common leopards. It is titled: ‘SPOTTED’ in Illegal Wildlife Trade: A Peek into Ongoing Poaching and Illegal Trade of Leopards in India. As per the study,  Out of 747 leopards died in the period of 2015-2019 in India, 596 were killed due to poaching. Highest numbers of poaching cases were reported in Uttarakhand and Maharashtra.

SUN’S CORONAL MAGNETIC FIELD MEASURED

Recently, a team of solar physicists has measured the global magnetic field of the sun’s corona. It will help in understanding the solar eruptions and coronal heating problem. The team used a technique known as coronal seismology or magnetoseismology to measure the coronal magnetic field. It simultaneously measures the properties of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) waves and the density of the corona.

RBI SETS UP PANEL FOR STRESSED LOANS RESOLUTION NORMS

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) constituted the proposed expert committee for stressed loans. The committee is constituted under the chairmanship of K.V. Kamath. It will make recommendations on norms for the resolution of COVID-19 related stressed loans. Recently RBI has announced a ‘Resolution Framework for COVID-19-related Stress’. 

DELHI GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED ITS ELECTRIC VEHICLE POLICY.

The Delhi government has launched its Electric Vehicle Policy. Under this policy, Delhi Government aims to ensure 25% of the newly registered vehicles across the city by the year 2024 as electric vehicles. Rs. ₹30,000 subsidy will be provided on the purchase of two-wheelers, autorickshaws, e-rickshaws, freight vehicles, each, and ₹1.5 lakh on cars.

PM LAUNCHES FINANCING FACILITY OF RS. 1 LAKH CRORE UNDER AGRICULTURE INFRASTRUCTURE FUND

Prime Minister launched a new Central Sector Scheme of financing facility under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund of Rs. 1 Lakh Crore. Its duration shall be from FY2020 to FY2029 (10 years). Under the scheme, Rs. 1 Lakh Crore will be provided by banks and financial institutions as loans with interest subvention of 3% per annum and credit guarantee coverage under CGTMSE scheme for loans up to Rs. 2 Crore. It will support farmers, PACS, FPOs, Agri-entrepreneurs, etc. to build community farming assets and post-harvest agriculture infrastructure.

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