Multi-modal connectivityneed of hour, say experts
The eastern zone conference on ‘PM Gati Shakti Yojana’ was held under the joint aegis of the East Central Railway (ECR) and the state government.
The conference was aimed at executing the master plan for developing multi-modal connectivity for movement of people, goods and services from one mode of transport to another. The Gati Shakti Yojana is likely to facilitate the last-mile connectivity of infrastructure and reduce travel time.
The PM Gati Shakti national master plan for multi-modal connectivity is a digital platform to bring at least 16 ministries including the railways and the roadways together for integrated planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects, the CPRO said. The participants discussed threadbare all aspects of the master plan and stressed on the need for early execution of the plan as faster connectivity is the need of the hour to promote commerce and trade in the country.
Sea Dragon 2022 Exercise
In the Western Pacific, India and its Quadrilateral Security Dialogue partners, Canada and South Korea are taking part in the multinational drill Sea Dragon 2022 at Guam.
- The United States, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, and South Korea are among the six nations taking part in the drill.
- The exercise will include more than 270 hours of in-flight training and operations ranging from tracking simulated targets to tracking a US Navy submarine.
Newly Identified Tree Species: UvariopsisDicaprio
A new tree species, Uvariopsisdicaprio, has been discovered. In the year 2022, this is the first new tree species to be described. It was found in Cameroon’s tropical Ebo forest and is a native of the area.
The tree has been added to the list of plant species that are Strange and Spectacular. The tree is considered to be critically endangered.
The tree’s yellow-green blossoms grow directly on its trunk. Flowers are typically created from modified shoots or modified leaves.
National Water Awards 2020 Announced
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of Jal Shakti, has announced the winners of the third National Water Awards for the year 2020.
In the National Water Awards 2020, Uttar Pradesh has named the Best State for Water Conservation.
Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu come in second and third, respectively. The awardincludes a citation, a trophy, and a monetary prize.
The finest district prize in the northern zone went to Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, followed by Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar in Punjab.
The Jal Shakti Ministry established the National Water Award in 2018 to honor and motivate individuals and organizations who excel in the field of water resource management.
Indias first Mobile Honey Processing Van
India’s first “Mobile Honey Processing Van” was launched by KVIC.
KVIC’s Multi-disciplinary Training Centre in Panjokehra designed the Mobile Van in-house at a cost of Rs 15 lakh.
The Mobile Honey Processing Van is a significant step forward in KVIC’s Honey Mission, which aims to train beekeepers, provide Bee Boxes to farmers, and assist rural, educated, and jobless youth in earning additional revenue through beekeeping.
KVIC has created the unique Mobile Honey Processing Van, which will process beekeepers’ honey in their homes, saving them the time and expense of transporting the honey to processing plants in distant towns.
India Skills Competition 2021
The National Skill Development Corporation organizes the India Skills competition (NSDC).
It occurs every two years. The competition takes place in several locales.
The India Skills competition will take place at Pragati Maidan, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and other cities in 2021. It all started in the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.
The NSDC is hosting more than fifty skill contests in 2021. Welding, cyber security, painting, floristry, additive manufacturing, patisserie, and more professions are included.
The “Olympics of Skills” is the name of the World Skills competition.
Action Plan: Introduction of Cheetah In India
The Union government announced an action plan for adopting Cheetah in India on 5 January.
During the 19th meeting of the National Tiger Conservation Authority, the environment ministry issued the “Action Plan for Adoption of Cheetah in India.”
In India, 50 cheetahs would be introduced over the next five years as part of the action plan.
Cheetahs will be transported from South Africa or Namibia in groups of 12 to 14.
A satellite-GPS-very high-frequency radio collar will be put to each of the cheetahs.Cheetahs will be transported internationally by either a passenger airplane or a chartered flight.
They will be relocated to Madhya Pradesh’s KunoPalpur National Park (KNP).
According to the strategy, the Union government, the Ministry of Environment, and the Cheetah Task Force will establish a formal structure for engaging with Namibian and/or South African administrations.
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