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Daily News Digest:29 July 2021

EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE DATA PORTAL (ESSDP) BY MoES

On 27th July 2021, the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) launched the Earth System Science Data Portal (ESSDP).

ESSDP (Earth System Science Data Portal) is an integrated digital web portal of the MoES institutes. This portal will make the data regarding several themes of earth system science available for public usage.

INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY: JULY 29

Every year on July 29, International Tiger Day ( also called Global Tiger Day) is celebrated to raise awareness for tiger conservation.

The theme for the 2021 International Tiger Day celebration: “Their Survival is in our hands”.

JUVENILE JUSTICE (CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN) AMENDMENT BILL 2021

On 28th July 2021, Parliament passed the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill 2021. The Bill seeks to amend the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.

The amendments include authorizing District Magistrate including Additional District Magistrate to issue adoption orders to ensure speedy disposal of cases and enhance accountability.

PROJECT BOLD BY KVIC AND BSF

On 27th July 2021, in the first of its kind efforts to develop green cover in the Indian deserts of Rajasthan, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) planted 1000 bamboo saplings at Tanot village in Jaisalmer, in partnership with the Border Security Force (BSF) as part of KVIC’s Project BOLD (Bamboo Oasis on Lands in Drought). Maintenance of the plants will be done by BSF

GSI’s PROJECT ON LITHIUM EXPLORATION

Geological Survey of India (GSI), under the government’s energy security plans, has initiated seven lithium exploration projects in the states of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Jammu & Kashmir.

The government of India (GOI) has announced an Rs 18,100 crore production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme with the aim of making lithium-ion cells to promote e-mobility in the country.

LOK SABHA PASSED INSOLVENCY BANKRUPTCY CODE (AMENDMENT) BILL 2021

On 28th July 2021, Lok Sabha passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill 2021. It proposes a pre-packaged insolvency resolution process for corporate debtors under the MSME Development Act, 2006, when Parliament is not in session.

PURI BECOMES FIRST IN INDIA TO PROVIDE A 24*7 ‘SAFE TO DRINK’ TAP WATER FACILITY

Puri city of Odisha becomes the first in India to provide a 24×7 ‘safe to drink’ tap water facility. It has become the first city in India to implement the Drink-from-Tap project.

MoHUA HAS ANNOUNCED INDIA’S TOP 11 CYCLING PIONEERS

Across the country, 11 cities have been awarded by the Government of India with the prestigious title of being the top 11 Cycling Pioneers of India. 11 cities are Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Rajkot, Surat, Chandigarh, Kohima, Nagpur, New Town Kolkata, Vadodara and Warangal.

These cities will receive Rs 1 crore each to scale up their cycling initiatives by the Union government as part of the India Cycles4Change Challenge.

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MoHUA HAS ANNOUNCED INDIA’S TOP 11 CYCLING PIONEERS

MoHUA HAS ANNOUNCED INDIA’S TOP 11 CYCLING PIONEERS Context Across the country, 11 cities have been awarded by the Government of India with the prestigious title of being the top 11 Cycling Pion ...

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PURI BECOMES FIRST IN INDIA TO PROVIDE A 24*7 ‘SAFE TO DRINK’ TAP WATER FACILITY

PURI BECOMES FIRST IN INDIA TO PROVIDE A 24*7 ‘SAFE TO DRINK’ TAP WATER FACILITY Context Puri city of Odisha becomes the first in India to provide a 24×7 ‘safe to drink’ ...

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LOK SABHA PASSED INSOLVENCY BANKRUPTCY CODE (AMENDMENT) BILL 2021

LOK SABHA PASSED INSOLVENCY BANKRUPTCY CODE (AMENDMENT) BILL 2021 Context On 28th July 2021, Lok Sabha passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill 2021. About the Bill: It proposes a p ...

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GSI’s PROJECT ON LITHIUM EXPLORATION

GSI’s PROJECT ON LITHIUM EXPLORATION Context Geological Survey of India (GSI), under the government’s energy security plans, has initiated seven lithium exploration projects in the states ...

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PROJECT BOLD BY KVIC AND BSF

PROJECT BOLD BY KVIC AND BSF Context On 27th July 2021, in the first of its kind efforts to develop green cover in the Indian deserts of Rajasthan, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) plant ...

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JUVENILE JUSTICE (CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN) AMENDMENT BILL 2021

JUVENILE JUSTICE (CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN) AMENDMENT BILL 2021 Context On 28th July 2021, Parliament passed the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill 2021. About th ...

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