The Uttarakhand cabinet gave its nod to a proposal to replace the antiquated revenue police system in the state with regular police, which will be done in a phase-wise manner. Presently, Uttarakhand is the only state in the country where the revenue police, popularly known as ‘patwari police’, operates, wherein the revenue staff double up as police officers in the hill districts.
The demand to replace the revenue police was a long-standing one and matters came to a head during the recent resort murder in Rishikesh where the role of revenue police officials in not registering the case and even siding with the accused, came to light.
The cabinet decided that the easing out of revenue police would be done first in villages which are close to regular police jurisdiction areas. Thereafter, six new police stations and 20 new police outposts will be set up in revenue police areas which have witnessed a rise in tourism and commercial activities. The six new police stations to be opened in areas earlier controlled by revenue police are: Yamkeshwar in Pauri district, Chham in Tehri, Ghat in Chamoli, Khansaun in Nainital and Deghat and Dhaulcheena in Almora district.
Living Planet Report: WWF
According to the Living Planet Report 2020 released by the World Wide Fund for Nature, the population of vertebrate species has largely declined in the past half- century.
It is the world’s leading conservation organization and works in more than 100 countries.
It was established in 1961 and is headquartered at Gland, Switzerland.
Its mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.
Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) Report 2022
The States are ranked on the basis of their logistics ecosystem. Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) 2022 highlights the key logistics-related challenges faced by the stakeholders and includes suggestive recommendations.
The ranking indicates the efficiency of logistical services necessary for promoting exports and economic growth.
The States are classified under four categories viz coastal states, hinterland/landlocked states, north-eastern states, and Union Territories.
Unlike previous times, states are clubbed into categories such as achievers, fast movers and aspirers based on their
The ranking is based on LEADS (Logistics Ease Across Different States) 2022 report survey.
The Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) survey report assessed view points of various users and stakeholders across value chain to understand the enabler and impediments to the logistics ecosystem in the country.
This included shippers, terminal infrastructure service providers, logistics service providers, transporters and government agencies.
The exercise was conducted by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and Power-CSIRTs (Computer Security Incident Response Teams in Power sector) jointly.
The Objective is to “Recognize, Analyse & Respond to Cyber Incident in IT & OT Systems
The Theme of the exercise is “Defending Cyber induced disruption in IT & OT infrastructure”.
It helped officials working in power sector utilities to learn, practice and respond to the cyber threats.
Global Multidimensional Poverty Index MPI 2022
Recently, the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2022 was released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI).
India has by far the largest number of poor people worldwide at 22.8 crore, followed by Nigeria at 9.6 crore.
Two-thirds of these people live in a household in which at least one person is deprived of nutrition.
The incidence of poverty fell from 55.1% in 2005/06 to 16.4% in 2019/21 in the country.
The deprivations in all 10 MPI indicators saw significant reductions as a result of which the MPI value and incidence of poverty more than halved.
The index is a key international resource that measures acute multidimensional poverty across more than 100 developing countries.
The MPI monitors deprivations in 10 indicators spanning health, education and standard of living and includes both incidence as well as intensity of poverty.