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UNDP report on Aspirational Districts Programme

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India has released an independent report and lauded Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) as ‘a successful model of local area development’. Key findings of report As per the report, ADP should serve as a best practice for other countries where regional disparities are persisting with respect to development. Report highlights, ADP ..

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Maharashtra: Action plan to Protect Heritage Trees

Maharashtra Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray cleared an action plan to protect ancient and old trees aged 50 years and above in urban areas. Heritage Tree Cabinet approved the action plan to implement ‘Heritage Tree’ concept in Maharashtra. This action plan was proposed by Environment Department headed by Aaditya Thackeray. Action plan amends ..

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Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: June 12, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 12, 2021 INDIA – UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) India lauds Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP), recommends replication in other parts of the world – Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates two centres of excellence of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in New Delhi: CoERSA (Centre of ..

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May records 2nd highest rainfall in 121 years

As per Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), May 2021 received second highest rainfall in 121 years. Key findings by IMD Highest rainfall attributes to two back-to-back cyclones and western disturbances. IMD also highlights, average maximum temperature of 34.18 degrees Celsius over India this May was fourth lowest since 1901. In 1917, India had recorded lowest ever ..

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G-7 plans 1 billion extra Covid-19 shots by 2022

Group of Seven (G-7) leaders are set to vow to deliver 1 billion extra doses of vaccines by 2022 to cover 80 percent of world’s adult population. Highlights Ahead of G-7 summit in UK, officials put together document outlining a plan to end pandemic by December 2022. Document is yet to be finalised but it ..

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