Rajasthan First State to Implement Biofuel Policy
Theme: Biofuel Policy
Rajasthan has become the first State in the country to implement the national policy on biofuels unveiled by the Centre in May 2018.
The desert State will lay emphasis on increasing the production of oilseeds and establish a Centre for Excellence in Udaipur to promote research in the fields of alternative fuels and energy resources. A Biodiesel Plant with a capacity of 8 tonnes a day had already been
Rising Neurological & Non-Communicable Diseases in India
First comprehensive estimates of disease burden due to neurological disorders and their trends were published in The Lancet Global Health.
About the Report-
The findings have been published under the title of ‘The burden of neurological disorders across states of India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990–2019’.
The study aimed at increasing awareness about these disorders, early identifica
SDGs Investor Map For India launched
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Invest India have launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Investor Map for India.
It laid out 18 Investment Opportunities Areas (IOAs) in six critical SDG enabling sectors, that can help the country push forward on the trajectory of Sustainable Development.
The six focus sectors: Education, healthcare, agriculture and allied activities, financial services, renewable energy an
Fiscal deficit reaches 120% of annual target
The Union Government’s fiscal deficit further widened to 9.53 lakh crore, or close to 120% of the annual budget estimate, at the end of October of the current fiscal.
Reasons behind this:
The deficit widened mainly due to poor revenue realisation.
The lockdown imposed to curb spreading of coronavirus infections had significantly impacted business activities and in turn, contributed to sluggish revenue realisation.
Honey FPO Programme: NAFED
Recently, the Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare virtually inaugurated the Honey Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) Programme of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED).
A Producer Organisation (PO) is a legal entity formed by primary producers, viz. farmers, milk producers, fishermen, weavers, rural artisans, craftsmen, etc. FPO is one type of PO where the members