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Daily News Digest:11 August 2020

UNION MINISTER FOR JAL SHAKTI, LAUNCHES SWACHH BHARAT MISSION ACADEMY

Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched the Swachh Bharat Mission Academy. It will provide free of charge, access to on-demand, training courses with high quality and standardized content over basic mobile phones. It will also improve knowledge and interpersonal communication skills in order to enhance the quality of interaction with the beneficiaries.

DSLSA ORGANISES FIRST ONLINE LOK ADALAT

Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) organised the first-ever online Lok Adalat. It was organised under the guidance of Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel, Chief Justice, Delhi High Court.

MINISTRY OF TRIBAL AFFAIRS SETTING UP TRIBAL FREEDOM FIGHTERS’ MUSEUMS

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is to set up “Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Museums”. It is dedicated to the Tribal people in India because of their contributions in the freedom movement. States, where Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Museum have been sanctioned, are -

Gujarat, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Manipur, Mizoram.

 

NATIONAL PORTAL ON HUMAN-ELEPHANT CONFLICT CALLED "SURAKHSYA".

Union Environment Minister has launched National Portal on Human-Elephant conflict called "SURAKHSYA". It aims to collect real-time information. It will manage conflicts on a real-time basis. It will help to set data collection protocols, data visualization tools and data transmission pipelines.

CHHATTISGARH CM LAUNCHES INDIRA VAN MITAN YOJANA

Chief Minister of Chattisgarh launched Indira Van Mitan Yojana. Under this scheme, groups of youth will be formed in 10,000 villages of tribal areas of the state. Under this scheme, groups will be empowered to manage trees, so that they can collect the forest produce from the trees of the forest areas and get economic benefits.

BIHAR POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD SIGNS MOA WITH IIT, DELHI FOR AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Bihar State Pollution Control Board has signed a 'Memorandum of Agreement' (MoA) with IIT, Delhi to set up a geographical information system (GIS) based platform for air quality management in the state. It will help in identifying sources and transport of PM 2.5 at a "very high resolution". It helps the board to identify "effective mitigation measures".

JAGDALPUR BECOMES COUNTRY'S FIRST MUNICIPAL CORPORATION TO PROVIDE FORESTLAND RIGHT CERTIFICATES

Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur provides forestland right certificates to people of the urban area. It is India’s first municipal corporation to provide forestland right certificates. Forest Rights Act has the provision of allotting forestland lease to the eligible forest dwellers in forestland of urban areas.

INDIA, MALDIVES INK CONTRACT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF FIVE ECO-TOURISM ZONES

India and Maldives to develop five eco-tourism zones. It will be developed in Addu atoll of island nation. These eco tourism zones are part of grant projects which are being implemented under the High-Impact Community Development project (HICDP) scheme. It involves a total grant assistance of 5.5 million US dollars to the Maldives.

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