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Rs. 5,000 EC for possessing banned plastic in Delhi: NGT

  • The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today imposed an interim ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags which are less than 50 microns in the entire national Capital.
  • A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also announced an environment compensation of Rs. 5,000 on anyone found in possession of such banned plastic.
  • The tribunal has also directed the Delhi government to seize the entire stock of plastic within one week from today.
  • The green panel had last year banned the use of disposable plastic in Delhi and NCR with effect from January 1, 2017 and directed the city government to take steps to reduce dumped waste.
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65th National Film Awards:- Complete List Of Winners :-

65th National Film Awards:-
Complete List Of Winners :-

1. Best Anthropological film Name Place Animal Thing, Slave Genesis
2. Best Critic on Cinema Girdhar Jha (Swarn Kamal)
3. Special Mention Mhorkya (Marathi), Hello Arasi (Oriya), Take Off (Malayalam), Newton (Hindi)
4. Best Ladakhi Film Walking With The Wind
5. Best Jasari Film Sinjar
6. Best Tulu Film Paddayi
7. Best Odiya Film Hello Arsi
8. Best Kannada Film Hebbet Ramakka
9. Best Hindi Film Newton
10. Best Bengali Film Mayurakshia
11. Marathi Film Kachcha Limbu
12. Best Malayalam Film Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyuma
13. Best Telugu Film Ghazi
14. Assamese Film Ishu
15. Best Tamil Film To Let
16. Best Gujarati Film Dhh
17. Best Action Direction Abbas Ali Moghu fora Baahubali 2
18. Choreography Ganesh Acharya for 'Gori Tu Latth Maar' for Toilet - Ek Premkatha
19. Best Special Effects Baahubali 2
20. Best Music Director Kaatru Veliyidai
21. Best Background Score Mom
22. Special Jury Award Nagarkirtan
23. Best Lyrics JM Prahalad for Muthuratna song
24. Best Make Up Artist Ram Rajjak (Nagarkirtan)
25. Best Production Design Santhosh Raman (Malayalam movie Take Off)
26. Best Screenplay (Original) Sajeev Pazhoor (Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum)
27. Screenplay Writer (Adapted) JAYARAJ (Bhayanakam)
28. Best Dialogues Sambit Mohanty (Hello Arsi)
29. Best Cinematography Bhayanakam
30. Best Cameraman Nikhil S Praveen
31. Best Playback Singer Shashaa Tirupati for Kaatru Veliyidai.

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Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan (VISAKA)

Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan (VISAKA)

Ministry/Department : Ministry of Human Resource Development

Objective : To make people aware about cashless economic system.

Scheme:

(1). VISAKA aims to create awareness among people about digital economy and cashless modes of transactions

(2). It was launched on line with Prime Minister’s appeal to youth in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ for creating awareness for making India digital and cashless economy.

(3). Under it, young students and faculty members will be roped to encourage and motivate people to use a digitally enabled cashless economic system for transfer of fund.

(4). For active participation of youth and faculty, HRD Minister also launched a webpage where students can register themselves.

(5). On this website, students and faculty members also can provide their feedback and suggestions on the initiative as well as upload the progress of their work.

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Odisha government and Facebook launches ‘SheMeansBusiness’ programme

Odisha government and Facebook launches ‘SheMeansBusiness’ programme

 

Odisha government and social networking giant Facebook has launched ‘SheMeansBusiness’ programme to train women entrepreneurs in the state.

It was launched in partnership between Odisha’s MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises) department and Project Mission Shakti.

Key Facts

Under this initiative, 25, 000 women entrepreneurs and self-help group (SHG) members from the state will be given training on digital marketing skills within by the end of 2018. Facebook will monitor the growth of the MSMEs in Odisha after imparting training to them in next one year.

It will also prepare a data base of the MSMEs through registrations in which they will take the email ids and mobile numbers of entrepreneurs in all the workshops.

SheMeansBusiness programme

The programme has been launched in 16 countries around the world including India. It is designed to reach out to aspiring and established women entrepreneurs to help them build and grow their business online.

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India's Ranking in Different Indexes 2017

India's Ranking in Different Indexes 2017

1. World Human Development Index 2017 – India ranked at 131st positions among 188countries. The report is published by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

India’s Previous year ranking – 130Top three countries are - Norway, Australia and Switzerland.UNDP Headquarter – New YorkDirector General - Achim Steiner

2. Global Connectivity Index 2017 – India ranked at 43rd positions among 50countries. The report is compiled and published by Huawei a leading global information and communications technology.

 

India’s Previous year ranking - 44Top three countries are – US, Singapore and Sweden.Huawei headquarters– Shenzhen, ChinaCEO - Ren Zhengfei

3. Word Press Freedom Index 2017 – India ranked at 136th positions among 180countries. The report is compiled and published by Reporters Without Borders.

 

India’s Previous year ranking - 133Top three countries are – Norway, Sweden & Finland.Reporters Without Borders headquarters– Paris, France.Director General - Christophe Deloire

4. Ease of Doing Business 2017 – India ranked at 130th positions among 190countries. The report is published by World Bank Group.

 

India’s Previous year ranking - 131Top three countries are – New Zealand, Singapore & Denmark.World Bank Group headquarter– Washington, DC, USAPresident - Jim Yong Kim

5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index 2017 – India ranked at 8th positions among 25 countries. The report is published by T. Kearney.

 

India’s Previous year ranking – 9thTop three countries are -US, Germany & China.T. Kearney Headquarter – Chicago, Illinois, United StatesCEO - Johan Aurik

6. Global Competitiveness Index 2017 – India ranked at 40th positions among 137countries. The report is published by World Economic Forum (WEF).

India’s Previous year ranking – 39Top three countries are – Switzerland, US & Singapore.World Economic Forum headquarter – Cologny, SwitzerlandFounder & CEO - Klaus Schwab

7. Global Human Capital index 2017 – India ranked at 103rd positions among 130countries. The report is published by the World Economic Forum.

India’s Previous year ranking – 105Top three countries are – Norway, Finland & Switzerland.World Economic Forum headquarter – Cologny, SwitzerlandFounder & CEO - Klaus Schwab

8. Global Innovation Index 2017 - India ranked at 60th positions among 130countries. The report is published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

India’s Previous year ranking – 66Top three countries are – Switzerland, Switzerland & the Netherlands.World Intellectual Property Organization headquarter – Geneva, SwitzerlandCEO - Francis Gurry

9. Global Peace Index 2017 - India ranked at 137th positions among 163 countries. The report is published by the Institute for Economics & Peace.

India’s Previous year ranking – 141Top three countries are – Iceland, New Zealand & Portugal.Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) headquarter – Sydney, Australia.Chairman - Steve Killelea

10. World Happiness Index 2017 - India ranked at 122nd positions among 155countries. The report is published by United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

India’s Previous year ranking – 118Top three countries are – Norway, Denmark & Iceland.UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Headquarter – New York, USADirector - Jeffrey Sachs

11. Global Resilience Index 2017 - India ranked at 60th positions among 130countries. The report is published by FM Global.

India’s Previous year ranking – 107Top three countries are – Switzerland, Luxembourg & United Kingdom.FM Global Headquarter – Johnston, (US)Chairman & CEO - Shivan S. Subramaniam

12. Economic Freedom Index 2017 – India ranked at 143rd positions among 186countries. The report is published by ‘The Heritage Foundation’.

India’s Previous year ranking – 123Top three countries are – Hong Kong, Singapore & New Zealand.The Heritage Foundation headquarters – Washington, D.CPresident - Edwin Feulner

13. International Intellectual Property Index 2017 – India ranked at 43rd position 

s among 45 countries. The report is published by US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Centre (GIPC).

India’s Previous year ranking – 37Top three countries are – United States, United Kingdom & Germany.US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Centre (GIPC) headquarter – Washington, D.CPresident & CEO- David Hirschmann

14. Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 2017 - India ranked at 40th positions among 130 countries. The report is published by the World Economic Forum.

India’s Previous year ranking – 52Top three countries are – Spain, France & Germany.World Economic Forum Headquarter – Cologny, SwitzerlandFounder & CEO - Klaus Schwab

15. Sustainable Development Goal Index 2017 - India ranked at 116th positions among 157 countries. The report is published by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung.

India’s Previous year ranking – 110Top three countries are – Sweden, Demark & Finland.

16. Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2017– India ranked at 79th positions among 176 countries. The report is published by Transparency International(TI).

India’s Previous year ranking – 76Top 3 countries - New Zealand and Denmark in joint first place followed by Finland and Sweden.Counties bottom of the index: Somalia was ranked the most corrupt country. Other countries with lower rankings were Syria, South Sudan, North Korea.Transparency International (TI) Headquarter – Berlin, GermanyChairman - José Ugaz

17. Global Index of Talent Competitiveness 2017 – India ranked at 92nd positions among 118 countries. The report is published by INSEAD in partnership with The Adecco Group and the Human Capital Leadership Institute of Singapore (HCLI).

India’s Previous year ranking – 89Top three countries are – Switzerland, Singapore, United Kingdom.

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