Online system to speed up green clearance for entrepreneurs
The Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) on Saturday announced that the process for environmental clearance sought by entrepreneurs has been simplified with the introduction of the online consent management and monitoring system.
A BSPCB communique released on Saturday said a Suvidha Kendra set up at the Board headquarters on the Patliputra Industrial Area road will facilitate the filing of applications by entrepreneurs. It will become operational from April 15. Suvidha Kendras have also come up at Muzaffarpur and Barauni.
The communique said the entrepreneurs will be able to file their applications, along with scanned documents, by paying a fee of Rs 1,000.
The online facility aims to remove the delays in the issuance of environmental clearance to entrepreneurs for their projects.
Under the manual system, the delay was often caused by errors made in filling the forms and documents, which delayed the process of issuing clearance certificate, the communique stated.
For environmental clearance from the pollution control authority, a separate set of forms would have to be filled through the online process, coupled with the submission of scanned documents for a fee of Rs 1,000 would be charged.
India Ranks 49th in Chandler Good Government Index
India has been placed at 49th position amongst 104 international locations in the Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI) 2021. Finland has topped the CGGI Index 2021, and Venezuela is the ultimate ranked united states at 104.
The Chandler Good Governance Index is released by means of the Chandler Institute of Governance, headquartered in Singapore. The index is organized based on seven pillars: leadership and foresight, sturdy institutions, robust laws and policies, attractive market place, monetary stewardship, supporting people rise, international influence, and reputation.
IA 2030 Immunisation Agenda
The IA 2030 is Immunisation Agenda 2030. It was launched by World Health Organisation, GAVI and UNICEF. It has been titled “A Global Strategy to depart No One Behind”. Its pursuits to maximize lifesaving have an impact on vaccines. The Immunisation Agenda 2030 was once launched all through the World Immunisation Week.
Its ambitions to promote “Vaccination during life” are from infancy to adolescence and until ancient age.
According to WHO, if implemented, the IA 2030 will avert fifty million deaths. Of this, 75% of them will be in low-income and lower-middle-income countries.
It aims to obtain 90% coverage of vital vaccines administered to infants, teenagers and adolescents.
Also, the IA 2030 agenda will aim to halve the range of kids lacking vaccines with the aid of 2030.
Krithi Karanth – First Indian Woman to Get Wild Innovator Award
Dr Krithi K Karanth, who has been the Chief Conservation Scientist at Bengaluru-based Centre for Wildlife Studies has been chosen as the first Indian and Asian woman for the 2021 ‘WILD Innovator Award’.
This award given by the ”WILD ELEMENTS Foundation” brings together a coalition of innovators, advocates and partners to “disrupt the popularity quo and identify options to world sustainability and conservation”.
Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry
The online portal for the ‘Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry’ (PLISFPI) was launched by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI).
The Indian government has approved a Central Sector Scheme, the ” Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry “, which will be implemented from 2021-22 to 2026-27 at a cost of Rs. 10,900 crore.
The Ministry of Food Processing Industries is accepting applications from three types of applicants for sales-based incentives and grants to conduct Branding & Marketing activities abroad under the scheme:
The first category: Applicants in this category can also conduct branding and marketing activities abroad, and can apply for grants from the scheme together with ordinary applications.
The second category: Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) applicants manufacture innovative/organic products and apply for PLI awards based on sales.
The third category: Applicants who are solely seeking a grant to carry out branding and marketing activities in abroad.
Notification of Social Security Code
The Ministry of Labour & Employment has informed Section 142 of the Social Security Code, 2020, which addresses Aaadhar’s applicability.
The Ministry will be able to collect Aaadhar information for the database of beneficiaries under various social security schemes as a result of the section’s notification.
Used Cooking Oil (UCO) Based Bio-Diesel
The first supply of UCO (Used Cooking Oil) based Biodiesel blended Diesel under the EOI Scheme was flagged off by Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas from Indian Oil’s Tikrikalan Terminal in Delhi.
Biodiesel is an alternative fuel that can be made from vegetable oils, animal fats, tallow, and waste cooking oil, and is similar to traditional or “fossil” diesel.
Another benefit of Biodiesel is that it is carbon-neutral, meaning that the oilseed absorbs the same amount of CO2 that is emitted when the fuel is burned in a vehicle.
Biodiesel is also quickly biodegradable and totally non-toxic.
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