Published on: September 30, 2021
SNIPPETS – 30 SEPTEMBER 2021
- Bengaluru’s air pollution, already three times above the WHO guidelines, will double within the next 10 years if the Union government goes ahead with the planned expansion of coal fleet by 28 per cent, a report by C40 Cities has warned.
- The mid-day meal scheme will now be known as PM POSHAN. The scheme has increased ambit as per NEP 2020 to increase nutritional status of children.
- Prime Minister chaired the 38th PRAGATI meeting.ICT based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving Centre and State governments.
- Instances of drug resistant malaria are increasing in India. It is a Mosquito-borne infectious disease, caused by various species of the parasitic protozoan microorganisms called Plasmodium.
- Defence Ministry has issued an order to dissolve the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), with a aim of transforming it into productive and profitable assets, deepening specialization in product range, enhancing competitiveness and improving quality & cost-efficiency.
- The State government of Karnataka announced the Mahatma Gandhi Seva Award for 2020 and 2021 to freedom fighter Meera Bai Koppikar from Mudhol of Bagalkot district, and Sri Siddaganga Institute of Education and Sri Siddaganga Mutt, Tumakuru district, respectively.The award is given to people or institutions in recognition of service to society based on Gandhi’s ideals. The selection committee was headed by retired High Court judge Ashok B. Hinchageri. Ms. Koppikar, a nonagenarian, is currently living in Vatsalya Dhama in Mudhola. The award carrying ₹5 lakh each along with citation will be presented on October 2 at Gandhi Bhavan in Bengaluru.