Assam inks MoU with NDDB for dairy devpt in state
Assam signed an MoU with National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) for holistic dairy development in state through an Rs 2000-crore joint venture company aimed at processing 10 lakh litres of milk daily through six new milk processing units in seven years.
Under the arrangement, 15,000 high milk-yielding Gir cows of Gujarat will be inducted in the state to ensure higher returns to the dairy farmers besides creating huge employment at various levels of the milk value chain.
The six dairy processing facilities will be set up across Assam where milk from more than 4100 dairy cooperative societies shall be processed, packed and marketed. The plan also envisages setup of infrastructure for cattle feed and silage manufacturing within the state. The state government will ensure financial aid and support to the planned interventions of this joint venture through the concerned departments with the support of Government of India under various schemes of the government.
This joint venture will also be guided, mentored and managed by NDDB, which will also be bringing in tried and tested technological innovations like sex-sorted semen, ration balancing programme, ethno veterinary medicine, manure management projects etc.
Manipur govt signs agreement with KIIT
The Manipur government’s department of information technology has signed an agreement with KIIT-Technology Business Incubator (KIIT-TBI), KIIT deemed to be University to establish Manipur Technology Innovation Hub (MTI-Hub).
The MTI-Hub, which will be set up with KIIT-TBI under PPP model, will promote entrepreneurship in Manipur. Amit Shah, Union minister of home and cooperation, laid the foundation stone of MTI-Hub virtually in the presence of Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh.
According to the agreement, the Manipur government will provide furnished 10,000 square feet built up space with part of operation cost.
KIIT-TBI, a technology business incubator, is a center of excellence. It is now reaching out to the East and Northeast regions of India and helping various stakeholders to establish sustainable incubation platforms.
Sea Dragon 2022 Exercise
In the Western Pacific, India and its Quadrilateral Security Dialogue partners, Canada and South Korea are taking part in the multinational drill Sea Dragon 2022 at Guam.
- The United States, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, and South Korea are among the six nations taking part in the drill.
- The exercise will include more than 270 hours of in-flight training and operations ranging from tracking simulated targets to tracking a US Navy submarine.
Newly Identified Tree Species: UvariopsisDicaprio
A new tree species, Uvariopsisdicaprio, has been discovered. In the year 2022, this is the first new tree species to be described. It was found in Cameroon’s tropical Ebo forest and is a native of the area.
The tree has been added to the list of plant species that are Strange and Spectacular. The tree is considered to be critically endangered.
The tree’s yellow-green blossoms grow directly on its trunk. Flowers are typically created from modified shoots or modified leaves.
National Water Awards 2020 Announced
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of Jal Shakti, has announced the winners of the third National Water Awards for the year 2020.
In the National Water Awards 2020, Uttar Pradesh has named the Best State for Water Conservation.
Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu come in second and third, respectively. The awardincludes a citation, a trophy, and a monetary prize.
The finest district prize in the northern zone went to Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, followed by Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar in Punjab.
The Jal Shakti Ministry established the National Water Award in 2018 to honor and motivate individuals and organizations who excel in the field of water resource management.
Indias first Mobile Honey Processing Van
India’s first “Mobile Honey Processing Van” was launched by KVIC.
KVIC’s Multi-disciplinary Training Centre in Panjokehra designed the Mobile Van in-house at a cost of Rs 15 lakh.
The Mobile Honey Processing Van is a significant step forward in KVIC’s Honey Mission, which aims to train beekeepers, provide Bee Boxes to farmers, and assist rural, educated, and jobless youth in earning additional revenue through beekeeping.
KVIC has created the unique Mobile Honey Processing Van, which will process beekeepers’ honey in their homes, saving them the time and expense of transporting the honey to processing plants in distant towns.
India Skills Competition 2021
The National Skill Development Corporation organizes the India Skills competition (NSDC).
It occurs every two years. The competition takes place in several locales.
The India Skills competition will take place at Pragati Maidan, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and other cities in 2021. It all started in the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.
The NSDC is hosting more than fifty skill contests in 2021. Welding, cyber security, painting, floristry, additive manufacturing, patisserie, and more professions are included.
The “Olympics of Skills” is the name of the World Skills competition.
Action Plan: Introduction of Cheetah In India
The Union government announced an action plan for adopting Cheetah in India on 5 January.
During the 19th meeting of the National Tiger Conservation Authority, the environment ministry issued the “Action Plan for Adoption of Cheetah in India.”
In India, 50 cheetahs would be introduced over the next five years as part of the action plan.
Cheetahs will be transported from South Africa or Namibia in groups of 12 to 14.
A satellite-GPS-very high-frequency radio collar will be put to each of the cheetahs.Cheetahs will be transported internationally by either a passenger airplane or a chartered flight.
They will be relocated to Madhya Pradesh’s KunoPalpur National Park (KNP).
According to the strategy, the Union government, the Ministry of Environment, and the Cheetah Task Force will establish a formal structure for engaging with Namibian and/or South African administrations.
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