16.04.21 Daily BPSC Current Affairs

BIHAR

Bihar awaits new action plan on climate change

 

The state government may have allocated huge amount for ‘Jal Jivan Haryali’ scheme, however, it is going too slow to frame a comprehensive action plan to deal with the issues of climate change and its devastating impact on natural resources.

 

Chief minister (CM) Nitish Kumar, during the conclave of eastern zone states on climate change, had in 2018 termed the issue crucial for Bihar particularly in view of continued decline in rains and asked the department of forest and environment to get a climate action plan in place so that emission of greenhouse gases could be curtailed significantly. He had also favoured setting up of a fully equipped climate change cell in the department.

Although a separate cell to deal with climate change issues was set up within the forest and environment department in 2019, its technical wing (a unit of the cell that comprises technical staff, analysts and researchers) is yet to be constituted for want of recruitment of suitable candidates.

 

DFID submitted draft action plan on climate change to state government in 2019

State forest and climate change department set up special wing on climate change in 2019

Bihar govt signed pact with UNEP for climate resilience and carbon check strategy in 2021

Proposed action plan, being framed by UNEP, will aim to make Bihar carbon neutral by 2040

INTERNATIONAL

Virtual Summit between India and Netherlands

The Prime Minister of India and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands held a virtual summit. Highlights:

This is the first high-level summit attended by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte after the general election in March 2021.

During the summit, the leaders of the two countries exchanged views on further expanding the relationship between trade and economy, water management, agriculture, smart cities, science and technology, healthcare and space.

The two prime ministers also agreed to establish a “Water Strategic Partnership” to further deepen India-Dutch cooperation with water-related departments and upgrade the joint working group on water issues to ministerial level.

 

NATIONAL

First Renewable Project of Facebook in India

 

The Facebook has as of late marked an arrangement to purchase environmentally friendly power in India from a nearby firm called CleanMax. This is the first inexhaustible task of Facebook in Quite a while.

The venture is situated in Karnataka.  The Project limit of 32 MW.

Under the task Facebook and CleanMax will cooperate to give environmentally friendly power into the electrical network of India.

Facebook is to utilize the environmentally friendly power bought from CleanMax to control its server farm. Facebook is to begin the tasks of the server farm in 2022.

Facebook had settled on comparative concurrences with energy suppliers in Singapore like Terrenus Energy, Sunseap Group, Sembcorp businesses. These activities are equipped for delivering 160 MW of solar power.

 

Digital Repository on Nutrition Information Poshan Gyan

NITI Aayog as of launched Poshan Gyan alongside the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Center for Social and Behavior Change, Ashoka University. Poshan Gyan is a National Digital Repository on wellbeing and sustenance.

 

Poshan Gyan is essentially an online asset for any individual working in nourishment area. It is likewise available for any individual looking for data to improve wholesome results.

It holds correspondence materials that were made by government offices and other formative associations. The correspondence materials are accessible in various dialects and for various objective crowd.

The materials held by Poshan Gyan cover wide scope of themes like correlative taking care of, antenatal consideration, juvenile wellbeing, weakness avoidance, diet variety, and so on

In Global Hunger Index, 2020, India positioned 94th out of 107 nations. This says that India is experiencing genuine craving issues. Additionally, in India, just a 10th of youngsters somewhere in the range of 6 and 23 months are taken care of with least adequate eating routine.

 

Financing For HGCO19 – A mRNA Vaccine

An extra government financing has been gotten by India’s mRNA-based Covid-19 immunization applicant HGCO19 for its clinical investigations. This financing has been granted under the ‘Mission Covid Suraksha’.

 

HGCO19, the novel mRNA Vaccine up-and-comer has been created by Pune-based biotechnology organization Genova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. along with HDT Biotech Corporation, USA.

 

it’s as of now exhibited security, immunogenicity, balance neutralizer action inside the rat and non-human primate models. For Phase 1/2 clinical preliminaries for its immunization competitor HGCO19, Gennova has started the enrolment of volunteers. one among the upside of mRNA antibody is that they’re viewed as protected because of non-irresistible, non-coordinating in nature, and corrupted by standard cell systems. They’re likewise exceptionally effectual and mRNA immunizations are completely manufactured.

 

Mission Covid Suraksha is India’s focused on exertion to empower the occasion of native, moderate and open antibodies for the country. it’s driven by the Department of Biotechnology and carried out by an over the top Mission Implementation Unit at Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC).

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