05.05.21 Daily UKPSC Current Affairs



Encourage herbal culture to boost farmers’ income: CM


Chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat said that within the next six months, a high tech nursery should be established and work should be expedited for policies on industrial hemp, medicinal cannabis and aroma park.

The CM said that herbal products should be encouraged along with agriculture and horticulture in order to increase the income of farmers. To encourage herbal products, public awareness should be raised while also providing relevant training to people. He said this while reviewing the works of Herbal Research and Development Institute (HRDI) Gopeshwar and Centre for Aromatic Plants (CAP)


The institute has also developed six herbal teas for technical transfer. It is also conducting research and development activity for developing 100 medicinal products.


India Ranks 49th in Chandler Good Government Index


India has been placed at 49th position amongst 104 international locations in the Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI) 2021. Finland has topped the CGGI Index 2021, and Venezuela is the ultimate ranked united states at 104.

The Chandler Good Governance Index is released by means of the Chandler Institute of Governance, headquartered in Singapore. The index is organized based on seven pillars: leadership and foresight, sturdy institutions, robust laws and policies, attractive market place, monetary stewardship, supporting people rise, international influence, and reputation.

IA 2030 Immunisation Agenda


The IA 2030 is Immunisation Agenda 2030. It was launched by World Health Organisation, GAVI and UNICEF. It has been titled “A Global Strategy to depart No One Behind”. Its pursuits to maximize lifesaving have an impact on vaccines. The Immunisation Agenda 2030 was once launched all through the World Immunisation Week.

Its ambitions to promote “Vaccination during life” are from infancy to adolescence and until ancient age.

According to WHO, if implemented, the IA 2030 will avert fifty million deaths. Of this, 75% of them will be in low-income and lower-middle-income countries.

It aims to obtain 90% coverage of vital vaccines administered to infants, teenagers and adolescents.

Also, the IA 2030 agenda will aim to halve the range of kids lacking vaccines with the aid of 2030.


Krithi Karanth – First Indian Woman to Get Wild Innovator Award


Dr Krithi K Karanth, who has been the Chief Conservation Scientist at Bengaluru-based Centre for Wildlife Studies has been chosen as the first Indian and Asian woman for the 2021 ‘WILD Innovator Award’.


This award given by the ”WILD ELEMENTS Foundation” brings together a coalition of innovators, advocates and partners to “disrupt the popularity quo and identify options to world sustainability and conservation”.


Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry


The online portal for the ‘Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry’ (PLISFPI) was launched by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI).


The Indian government has approved a Central Sector Scheme, the ” Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry “, which will be implemented from 2021-22 to 2026-27 at a cost of Rs. 10,900 crore.


The Ministry of Food Processing Industries is accepting applications from three types of applicants for sales-based incentives and grants to conduct Branding & Marketing activities abroad under the scheme:

 The first category: Applicants in this category can also conduct branding and marketing activities abroad, and can apply for grants from the scheme together with ordinary applications.

The second category: Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) applicants manufacture innovative/organic products and apply for PLI awards based on sales.

The third category: Applicants who are solely seeking a grant to carry out branding and marketing activities in abroad.


Notification of Social Security Code


The Ministry of Labour & Employment has informed Section 142 of the Social Security Code, 2020, which addresses Aaadhar’s applicability.

The Ministry will be able to collect Aaadhar information for the database of beneficiaries under various social security schemes as a result of the section’s notification.

Used Cooking Oil (UCO) Based Bio-Diesel


The first supply of UCO (Used Cooking Oil) based Biodiesel blended Diesel under the EOI Scheme was flagged off by Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas from Indian Oil’s Tikrikalan Terminal in Delhi.

Biodiesel is an alternative fuel that can be made from vegetable oils, animal fats, tallow, and waste cooking oil, and is similar to traditional or “fossil” diesel.

Another benefit of Biodiesel is that it is carbon-neutral, meaning that the oilseed absorbs the same amount of CO2 that is emitted when the fuel is burned in a vehicle.

Biodiesel is also quickly biodegradable and totally non-toxic.


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