Page-33 of Current Affairs - October, 2015

India pledges 33-35 per cent GHGs emission cut by 2030

India has pledged to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions intensity of its GDP by 33-35 per cent compared to 2005 levels by 2030. The figures of mitigation action were announced by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javdekar in New Delhi ahead of the Paris Climate Change Conference. In this regard, Union Government has submitted Nationally Determined ..

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ADB to provide loan for India-Bangladesh Electricity link upgradation

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has decided to provide 120 million dollars loan to upgrade the India-Bangladesh electricity network. This loan fund will allow Bangladesh to meet its increasing power demand from India and support power exchanges across South Asia region. It will also double the existing capacity of the inter-grid connectivity which links the power ..

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Maharashtra government imposes tax to tackle drought

Maharashtra government has decided to impose ‘drought tax’ in a bid to raise funds to tackle the drought like situation in the state. Decision in this regard was taken at State Cabinet subcommittee on the Relief and Rehabilitation headed by Finance Minister Sudhir Munguntiwar. Drought tax include Surcharge tax of 2 rupees per litre will ..

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UNHRC unanimously adopts resolution on Sri Lanka

United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has unanimously adopted US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka on the report submitted by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka. The resolution follows up on the report by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka and was co-sponsored by 25 countries besides the US and ..

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October 2: International Day of Non-violence

Every year October 2 is being observed as International Day of Non-violence throughout the world on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Significance of Day: This day is observed by all member countries of the United Nations to promote the principles of non-violence through education and public awareness.  In India, this day is referred as ..

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1st October: International day of Older Persons

Every year 1st October is being observed as International day of Older Persons (IDOP). Significance of Day: To raise awareness about issues affecting the elderly and to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society. Theme for year 2015: ‘Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment‘. On the occasion IDOP President Pranab Mukherjee ..

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