AspirantWorld One liners : 2nd April

• The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean have released a new report entitled “Indigenous and Tribal People’s Forest Governance”. In the Caribbean and Latin America, the rate of deforestation in indigenous and tribal areas is low.

• Russia has registered the world’s first animal vaccine against the noval coronavirus. The country’s agricultural safety supervision agency Rosselkhoznadzor announced the news. The world’s first animal vaccine against the noval coronavirus was named Carnivac-Cov. According to the watchdog, the immunization will last for 6 months. However, the developer of the dosage is constantly analyzing this.

• At the “World Immunization and Logistics Summit”, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare participated in a panel discussion on vaccine production and distribution across Asia in a digital way. Initiative by HOPE Consortium and hosted by Abu Dhabi.

• The government has drastically reduced the interest rates on all small savings instruments in the first quarter of 2021-22. Rate of return on the Public Provident Fund: Reduced from 7.1% to 6.4%. Quarterly interest rate paid on one-year term deposits: Reduced from 5.5% to 4.4%. Rate of return on the Senior Citizen Savings’ Scheme: Reduced from 7.4% to 6.5%.

• A unique “double mutation” coronavirus variant was discovered in India, which contains mutations that are not seen anywhere else in the world. However, whether this will play any role in increasing infectivity or making COVID-19 more serious remains to be determined.

• In collaborations with BMGF and Venture Center, Atal Innovation Mission launched “AIM-PRIME”. AIM-PRIME (Program for Researchers on Innovations, Market-Readiness and Entrepreneurship) is a program that aims to promote and support science-based in-depth technology startups and venture in India. It was initiated by the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) in cooperation with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

• The Minister of Labour marked the field work of the “All India Migrant Workers and AQEES Survey”. All India Migrant Workers and AQEES Survey are the two of the five all-India surveys that the Labour Bureau will conduct this year. All-India Quarterly Establishment based Employment Survey (AQEES) is one of the surveys. All-India Survey on Domestic Workers (DW).

• The India-Mauritius Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement will enter into force on April 1, 2021. The Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) between Mauritius and India was signed in February 2021. This is the first trade agreement signed between India and an African country.

• The Cabinet approved the Production Linked Incentive Scheme for the Food Processing Industries. The Production Linked Incentive Scheme for the Food Processing Industries was approved by the Cabinet is to support the establishment of a world food manufacturing champion commensurate with India’s natural resource, and to support the development of Indian food brands in the international market.

• The Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival is a unique platform designed to recognize and encourage the most creative artists, creators, filmmakers, and inject life into their careers. DPIFF held the “Most Prestigious Awards Ceremony” to recognize and appreciate the entertainment and film industry, and to commemorate the well-deserved storytellers, creative writers, passionate filmmakers and maverick artists who are the best of Indian film industry.

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