24.03.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND

  • Jharkhand government will market state’s minor forest produce: CM Raghubar Das

 

  • Chief minister Raghubar Das  pledged to offer a helping hand to Jharkhand’s minor forest producers by selling a bulk of their yearly produce through the newly constituted Mukhayamantri Udyami Board.

 

  • The Board will market the products of the state’s minor forest producers. Products such as honey, lac and tussar will be purchased directly from the farmers. There will be no middlemen. Through the board, we will market the products across the country and overseas,” the CM said.

 

  • Das announced that his government will offer Rs 4 lakh to the tribal farmers who take up poultry in months to follow.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

  • World Meteorlogical Day: 23 March

 

  • Recognized annually on March 23, World Meteorological Day commemorates the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on this date in 1950.

 

  • The day showcases the essential contribution of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to the safety and well-being of society.

 

  • The theme of World Meteorlogical Day in 2018 is “Weather-ready, climate-smart”.

 

  • International TB Day: 24 March

 

  • World Tuberculosis Day, observed on 24 March each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease.

 

  • In 2012, 8.6 million people fell ill with TB, and 1.3 million died from the disease, mostly in the Third World.

 

  • World TB Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

  • The theme for the year `2018 is ‘Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world’.

 

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