Hardeep Puri launched the Indian Urban Observatory and Video wall at _______
C) New Delhi
Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep S Puri, inaugurated the state-of-the-art India Urban Observatory and Video Wall at New Delhi.
The India Urban Observatory will plug into the sources of data from cities, both from real-time and archival sources.
It will help in getting up-to-date information on a meaningful set of indicators over various domains such as transport, health, environment, water, finance and so on, which will further assist in developing best practices, future strategies and policy interventions as and when required
Which state government to give monthly stipend and jobs for those who Shun militancy
A) Himachal Pradesh
B) Uttar pradesh
D) Jammu and Kashmir
Draft on Reintegration proposes a monthly stipend and jobs for those who Shun militancy by the Jammu and Kashmir government.
The move is to encourage the youths hailing from Jammu and Kashmir to Shun militancy.
The government proposes to offer them a monthly stipend of Rs. 6000 and jobs.
The new Reintegration policy draft is under the consideration of Jammu and Kashmir administration headed by Governor Sathya Pal Malik. As per the government, the initiative will allow the militants who surrender ‘to encourage him to join the mainstream’.
It gives importance to rehabilitation. Militants found to have been involved in heinous crimes won’t get the proposed benefits.
_____ session of the UN Environment Assembly to discuss curbing of plastic waste
Fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly to discuss curbing of plastic waste
The fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly has gathered in Nairobi, Kenya from 11 - 15 March 2019.
In the five-day UN Environment Assembly, Countries from around the world has set their sights on a pivotal deal to curb plastic waste, a source of long-term pollution and worsening contamination of the ocean’s food chain.
The UN wants individual countries to sign up to significantly reduce plastic production, including a phasing out of single-use plastics by 2030, a goal inspired by the 2015 Paris Agreement on voluntary reductions of carbon emissions.
The world currently produces more than 300 million tonnes of plastics annually, and there are at least five trillion plastic pieces floating in our oceans.
Microplastics have been found in the deepest sea trenches and high up the earth’s tallest peaks, and plastic consumption is growing year-on-year.
The One Planet Summit on 14th March will bring together heads of State to lend political clout to the process.