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9th DECEMBER 2019

TELANGANA TO CONDUCT BIRD WALK ON DEC 14, 15

Showcase the richness of avian community living in the forests of Komram Bheem region

the objective – to make the people aware of potentiality of the forests

Komaram Bheem (earlier known as Asifabad) is a district in the Indian state of Telangana.

named after Gond martyr Komaram Bheem(1901 –1940) was a tribal leader who fought against Asaf Jahi Dynasty for liberation of Hyderabad

He gave the slogan of “Jal, Jungle, zameen” (Water, Forest, Land)

NIRDESH

National Institute for Research and Development in Defence Shipbuilding (NIRDESH)

is India’s first centre for research and development in defence shipbuilding

being established at Chaliyam near Beypore in the Kozhikode district of Kerala.

expected to augment India’s domestic defence production capabilities

and be among Asia’s largest centres for research and innovation in surface and submarine defence platforms

CENTRAL VIGILANCE COMMISSION

main agency for preventing corruption in the Central government & estd in 1964 by an executive resolution of the Central government

establishment was recommended by the Santhanam Committee on Prevention of Corruption (1962–64)

originally the CVC was neither a constitutional body nor a statutory body.

In September 2003, the Parliament enacted a law conferring statutory status on the CVC

a multi- member body consisting of a Central Vigilance Commissioner (chairperson) and not more than two vigilance commissioners

5.70 LAKH MICRO ENTERPRISES ASSISTED UNDER PMEGP

Ministry of MSME is implementing Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)

a major credit-linked subsidy programme aimed at generating self- employment opportunities

through establishment of micro-enterprises in the non-farm sector, including Cottage, Khadi and Village Industry unit

helping traditional artisans and rural/urban unemployed youth

beneficiary can avail loan up to Rs. 25 lakh in the manufacturing sector and Rs. 10 lakh in the service sector, with the subsidy of 15% to 35%

INDIA SUFFERED MAX. NUMBER OF CLIMATE-RELATED FATALITIES

India suffered the maximum number of deaths — 2,081 — from climate-triggered extreme weather events in 2018

according to The Global Climate Risk 2020 report, released by non- profit, Germanwatch

India was ranked fifth with respect to overall climate vulnerability for 2018, according to the report.

Japan, the Philippines, Germany and Madagascar took the first four positions. India had been ranked at 14th position in 2017.

India’s economic losses linked to extreme weather events were to the tune of $37,808 million for 2018:three-fold rise over losses in 2017.

CLIMATE CHANGE DISPLACED 2.7 MILLION INDIANS IN 2019

Traditionally, natural disasters have been associated with temporary displacement or migration of the population.

1990- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had noted that single greatest impact of climate change will be on human migration

India was ranked fifth with respect to overall climate vulnerability for 2018, according to the report.

Experts believe that by 2050, more than 200 million people will be forced to leave their homes.

They are referred to as climate migrants or climate refugees.

December 10, 2019