PRADHAN MANTRI VAN DHANYOJANA (PMVDY)
is a Market Linked Tribal Entrepreneurship Development Program for forming clusters of tribal SHGs
and strengthening them into Tribal Producer Companies has been launched with participation from all the 27 States from the Country.
The initiative aims to promote MFPs-centric livelihood development of tribal gatherers and artisans
The scheme will be implemented through Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED
At State level, the State Nodal Agency for MFPs and the District collectors are envisaged to play a pivot role
ASIAN ELEPHANT SPECIALIST GROUP MEET
IUCN- 10th Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG) Meeting started on December 5, 2019, at Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia
Issues to be discussed at the meet include national action plans for elephant conservation by Asian elephant range states +
best practices in managing human-elephant conflict, mechanisms to involve group members in monitoring the illegal killing of elephants +
issues related to captive elephant welfare
Other issues regarding India’s elephants that will be discussed include emerging challenges to elephant conservation such as electrocution
HURTLING TOWARDS THE CERTAIN DISASTER OF A 4°C WARMER WORLD
New national climate targets next year must match the scale of the problem
The ability to limit warming to 1.5°C becomes harder the longer governments delay action.
Carbon trading is the process of buying and selling permits and credits to emit carbon dioxide.
It has been a central pillar of the EU’s efforts to slow climate change.
The world’s biggest carbon trading system is the European
Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)
INDIA HAD 130k MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT TB PATIENTS IN 2018
estimated number of multi-drug resistant / Rifampicin-resistant TB
patients in India for 2018 is 1,30,000
contributes to about 27 per cent of the global burden
The number of TB patients diagnosed in rural and tribal areas increased from 4,70,185 in 2017, to 9,05,246 in 2018
Multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria are one of the most important current threats to public health
EU NOT ON TRACK TO MEET ITS PARIS COMMITMENTS
A significant proportion of the continent’s emissions reduction has been driven by outsourcing and other extraneous factors
Paris Agreement target -a 40 per cent reduction in emissions over 1990 levels by 2030
12 EU countries (including Germany) which had reduced their emissions by more than the EU average
In the EU, emissions from some large industrial sources are governed by an EU-wide carbon market called the EU Emissions Trading System