Mobile vans to develop reading habits among students
In order to compensate for the loss of studies of students due to the corona pandemic especially in rural areas, the State Education department has decided to roll out mobile reading vans. These mobile vans will be like mini libraries having books, magazines for all age groups of students. The Jharkhand Education Project Council (JEPC) will run these mobile vans as a campaign for 100 days. The focus areas of these mobile vans will be educationally backward areas where the students have failed to connect digitally with various educational teaching provided by JEPC.
The Jharkhand Education Project Council has issued a guideline for mobile chariots. JEPC’s State Project Director Kiran Kumari Pasi has directed all the districts that in the era of Covid pandemic, the areas where children have been deprived of education, these reading chariots will move. In an area the vans will move for two to three hours. During this time, the children of the area will come there and will be able to study. The logo of the state government and the banner of the reading campaign will be displayed in these vans. It has also been directed that with each van, there will be two volunteers and a teacher who will motivate students for availing the facilities.
From these vans children will be issued instructions through loudspeakers. The jobs of volunteers and teachers will also to clear the query of students regarding their studies. The JEPC has also issued directions that all Covid protocols should be followed during the movement of these vans.
IEA: Electricity Market Report
The International Energy Agency (IEA) published the bi-annual Electricity Market Report in early 2022.
According to the report, countries are increasingly turning to fossil fuels to meet rising electricity demand as Covid-19 lockdown restrictions ease.
In 2021, global electricity demand is expected to rise by 6% year on year. It was the IEA’s steepest year-on-year increase since the 2008 financial crash.
Year on year, global energy intensity fell by 1.9 percent. This drop was only half of what was needed to lay the groundwork for net-zero energy by 2050.
Renewable electricity generation will increase by 6% year on year in 2021. Coal-fired power generation has increased by 9%.
Climate of India During 2021
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) released its “Climate of India during 2021” report.
According to reports, the year 2021 was the fifth warmest in India since national records began in 1901.
In 2021, India posted a loss of 1,750 lives due to extreme weather events. With 350 deaths, Maharashtra was the worst-affected state.
Among extreme weather events, lightning and thunderstorms claimed the most lives (787), followed by floods, heavy rains, and landslides, which killed 759 people.
In 2021, 172 people died as a result of cyclones in various states.
According to the report, 11 of the 15 hottest years in India occurred during the last fifteen years, from 2007 to 2021.
Indian Environment Service
The Supreme Court asked the Centre whether it was planning a dedicated Indian Environment Service in India’s bureaucratic set-up.
In 2014, a committee headed by former Cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian had recommended to set up Indian Environment Service.
Petition was filed by a lawyer Samar Vijay Singh, for the creation of an independent Indian Environment Services at all-India level.
However, prima facie it is doubtful if a mandamus can be issued. Though, an enquiry can be made on whether the government proposes to follow the recommendation of TSR Subramanian committee.
First Milk Village Of J&K – Jerri Hamlet
Jerri settlement in Reasi district was designated as the Union Territory’s first ‘Milk Village,’ with 57 additional dairy farms sanctioned under the Integrated Dairy Development Scheme (IDDS) for the hamlet.
The administration of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has designated Jerri settlement in Reasi district as the first ‘Milk Village’ of the Union Territory.
It was Also officially recognized 57 more dairy farms for the hamlet under the Integrated Dairy Development Scheme (IDDS).
The village, which has 73 individual dairy units and 370 cows, will provide financial security to the local farmers.
Following the village’s designation as a ‘Milk Village,’ a total of 57 units have indeed been approved under the IDDS.
Under the IDDS, dairy units with five animals receive a 50% subsidy.
Digital Government Mission
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology established the Digital Government Mission.
The mission will provide citizens with government services. The services will be delivered using machine learning and artificial intelligence.
It incorporates automated processes. For example, a student applying for a scholarship will receive an alert directly from the relevant department.
He or she is not required to inquire. It also makes food grains available to the public through the public distribution system.
It includes driver license renewals as well as reminders to renew government-issued documents.
- The mission seeks to provide benefits to citizens before they inquire about a scheme or subsidiary.
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