24 Jun, 2020
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|GS-III||Sustainable Developmental Goals Index 2019|
|Information about Country of Origin by the sellers made mandatory on GeM to promote Make in India and Aatmanirbhar Bharat||Economic Issues|
|Compressed Bio-Gas plants to be brought under Priority Sector Lending|
|PT Pointer||ULV sprayer through drones|
|Minimum Support Price for Mature Dehusked Coconut||Economic Issues|
|YUKTI 2.0||Economic Issues|
|International Comparison Program,2017|
Sustainable Developmental Goals Index 2019
GS-Paper-3 Environment SDG PT-MAINS
The SDG India Index (NITI AAYOG) dashboard displays overall & detailed info on the progress made by States & UTs on Global Goals of the United Nations including their incremental progress from 2018, using interactive visualizations.
The SDG index shows that Kerala is on the first rank for 2019 followed by Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The report attributes the improvement in India's performance to several welfare programs including Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Ujjwala Yojana.
NITI Aayog has released the second edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index (SDG Index 2.0).
State/UT Wise Analysis
How will the Index will be useful to States/UTs?
Significance and analysis:
Financing for Compressed Bio-Gas plants to be brought under Priority Sector Lending
CBG potential of Tamil Nadu
Importance of CBG
To overcome the limitation of importing equipment, the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare (DAC&FW), under the Make in India initiative, has taken up the challenge to indigenously develop a vehicle-mounted ULV sprayer for locust control.
What is ULV(Ultra-Low volume) sprayer?
Ultra-low volume application of pesticides has been defined as spraying at a Volume Application Rate (VAR) of less than 5 L/ha for field crops or less than 50 L/ha for tree/bush crops. VARs of 0.25 – 2 l/ha are typical for aerial ULV application to forest or migratory pests.
ULV spraying is a well-established spraying technique and remains the standard method of locust control with pesticides and is also widely used by cotton farmers in central-southern and western Africa. It has also been used in massive aerial spraying campaigns against disease vectors such as the tsetse fly.
A major benefit of ULV application is high work rate (i.e. many hectares can be treated in one day). It is a good option if all (or some) of these conditions apply:
Importance of drones to control locusts
About YUKTI 1.0
About YUKTI 2.0
Purchasing Power Parities and the size of Indian Economy: Results from the 2017 International Comparison Program
International Comparison Program (ICP)
REGIONAL STATUS: ASIA-PACIFIC REGION
The NDRF was set up in accordance with Section 46 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. It is meant to “meet the expenses for emergency response, relief and rehabilitation” for any threatening disaster situation. Although Section 46 includes a clause regarding grants made by any person or institution, provisions for such donations had not been made.
Contribution to NDRF
Decarbonising Transport project by NITI Aayog Decarbonising Transport: International Project to Develop Pathway to Low-CO2 Mobility for India NITI Aayog in collaboration with International Transport Forum (ITF) will launch the “Decarbonising Transport in India” project on 24 Jun
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