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14th DECEMBER 2019

NATIONAL GANGA COUNCIL

is an authority created in October 2016 under the River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order,2016
overall responsible for the superintendence, direction,development and controlof River Ganga and the entire River Basin
jurisdiction shall extend to the States comprising River Ganga Basin
Prime Minister  will be the ex-officio Chairperson for the council
Union Minister for Water Resources,River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation -ex-officio Vice-Chairperson

Climate Change Performance Index 2020

aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts developed by New Climate Institute, Germanwatch
No country’s performance was rated adequate to prevent unacceptable levels of climate change
India,ranked nine,made it to the top ten for the first time
Sweden led the world,ranked fourth, followed by Denmark and Morocco.
as a result the top three ranks (implying a “Very High” rating) were laudably left empty

The Green New Deal (GND)

The Green New Deal{GND) is a proposed United States legislation that aims to address climate change and economic inequality.
The name refers to the New Deal,a set of socialand economic reforms and public works projects undertaken by President Franklin D.Roosevelt in response to the Great Depression
The Green New Dealcombines Roosevelt’s economic approach with modern ideas such as renewable energy and resource efficiency

Narcotics Control Bureau

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is the nodal drug law enforcement and intelligence agency of India responsible for fighting drug trafficking and the abuse of illegal substances
The Narcotics Control Bureau was created on 17 March 1986 to enable the full implementation of The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act,1985 and f1ght its violation through the Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act,1988
The law was established to fulf1lllndia’s treaty obligations under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.

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