Page-2 of Current Affairs - June, 2021

Cross-Disability Early Intervention Centers for children

Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot inaugurated 14 Cross-Disability Early Intervention Centers at 7 National Institutes and 7 Composite Regional Centers (CRCs). What is the purpose of these centers? Centers will provide services like screening, identification, rehabilitation, counselling and therapeutic for different disabilities under one roof in a contiguous manner. It will ..

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought was observed on June 17, 2021 to raise awareness on land degradation, desertification and drought. Theme of the day for year 2021 was ” Restoration, Land, Recovery”. Highlights This day is a unique moment to remind everyone about land degradation neutrality which can be achieved through problem-solving, strong ..

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Hebbal-Nagawara Valley Project

Citizens and Environmentalists are fighting against the proposal to clear over 6,000 trees in Singanayakanahalli to construct a lake under Hebbal-Nagawara Valley Project by Minor Irrigation Department in Karnataka. Key Points Forest Department, in a recent notification, proposed to felled 6,316 trees to develop Singanayakanahalli lake, Yelahanka hobli, because they are coming in way of ..

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Stygarctus keralensis: New Tardigrade species named after Kerala

A new species named “Stygarctus Keralensis” has been identified in Kerala. This tiny & tough species of Tardigrades has been named after Kerala.’’ Tardigrades Tardigrades are small specie which are commonly called as ‘water bears’ and ‘moss piglets’. They are so tiny that require high-end microscopes to study them. They are also the hardiest animals ..

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India extends USD 100 mn LoC to Sri Lanka

India has extended a USD 100 million Line of Credit to Sri Lanka to finance projects in solar energy sector. Key Points Agreement was signed between Sri Lankan government and Export-Import Bank of India. This LOC will also ensure that Sri Lanka’s 70 percent power requirements are fulfilled by renewable energy sources by 2030. LOC ..

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