Akshaya Patra kitchen to be built in Hazaribag at a cost of Rs 27 crore
The project of Akshaya Patra kitchen in Hazaribagh is taking shape with the efforts of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance and Hazaribagh MP cum Chairman Jayant Sinha. The project is likely to be completed in the next 8-9 months. This kitchen being built at Demotand at a cost of Rs 27 crore will provide nutritious mid-day meals to about 1 lakh children of 565 government schools in the district daily. This Akshaya Patra will be the 5th largest kitchen in the world.
With the efforts of Hazaribag MP Jayant Sinha, now a huge kitchen of Akshaya Patra is being built in Ramgarh on the same lines. For this he was trying for a long time. He urged CCL for its construction and operation and got an amount of Rs 22 crore approved through CSR. An amount of Rs 15 crore will be spent for the construction of this kitchen and Rs 7 crore on its operation. They are continuously working to take this project on the ground and are providing necessary guidelines and support to Ramgarh district administration, CCL and Akshaypatra’s team in this regard. By the efforts of Jayant Sinha, MoU was signed on 17 January 2022 for this huge project.
The kitchen will provide nutritious mid-day meals daily to 50,000 children of government schools. This kitchen is unique in itself, as it will increase the capacity and quality of food availability. Also, it will be equipped with world class facilities. Equipment will be imported from all over the world for its manufacture and many things will be made from steam instead of gas. It will be ready in the next 2 years. Jayant Sinha has envisaged this project keeping in mind the human resource development and then children will get quality food regularly, their health will improve and school attendance will increase.
Five-Alarm Global Fire
According to the United Nations, the globe will confront five big threats in 2022. Five–alarm global fire is the name given to these dangers.
COVID-19, lawlessness in cyberspace, climate change, a bankrupt global financial system, and degraded peace and security are the five alarms.
The pandemic, as per the United Nations, benefits the wealthy while punishing the poor. The international financial system is insolvent.
In fact, a strong and stable financial system should be able to help countries cope with financial shocks.
Regrettably, this is not the case right now. Investments are being made that are lopsided. As a result, the recovery is lopsided. The term “lopsided” refers to the fact that one side is larger than the other.
Debt relief is denied to middle-income countries. Poorer countries are experiencing the slowest or no growth at all.
India: First UNDP Youth Climate Champion
Prajakta Koli, a content creator, and artist has been named India’s first UNDP Youth Climate Champion.
She was awarded the honor as a result of her collaboration with the UNDP.
Her title was bestowed to her in recognition of her contributions to mental health, female child education, and women’s rights through different international social movements.
India-Denmark R&D – Green Fuels
At a recent virtual meeting, India and Denmark agreed to begin cooperation research and development on green fuels, including green hydrogen.
At a virtual meeting in January, the agreement was signed as part of the previously established “Green Strategic Partnership – Action Plan 2020-2025.”
Aside from the agreement, the India-Denmark Joint Committee examined national strategic priorities and advancements in both countries’ Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI).
Green investment plans in green research, technology, and innovation received special attention.
Chinese bridge at Pangong Tso
Amid the ongoing standoff between India and China in eastern Ladakh, China is building another bridge on the Pangong Tso. Construction of new bridge was spotted in satellite images.
China is building the bridge near to friction points on north bank of Pangong Tso and Chushul sub-sector on south bank. The bridge is around 400 m long and 8 m wide.
This bridge is being constructed at around 20 km east of Finger 8 on the north bank.
In India’s perception, the Line of Actual Control lies at Finger 8.
Site of the bridge is within India’s claim line. However, this area has been under Chinese control since 1958.
Pangong Tso is a 135-km-long landlocked lake. Around two-thirds part of the lake are under Chinese control. This bridge is near the halfway mark.
Star Rating System Of Environment Ministry
The “Star Rating System” was just created by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Climate Change. The mechanism clears the surroundings in a short amount of time.
With this new method, the Environment Ministry will rate and incentivize the states.
The ministry will identify states that efficiently provide environmental clearances in a short period of time. It will then provide incentives for such states.
The star rating system assigns states points on a scale of one to seven for this. For completing a project in less than 80 days, the states gain two points.
One point for clearing in less than 105 days. If you clear more than this amount of time, you’ll get a zero.
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