Niti Aayog launches CCUS policy framework and its deployment mechanism in India
Niti Aayog today launched the carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) policy framework and its Deployment Mechanism in India. The purpose of CCUS policy framework is to develop and implement a practicable framework to accelerate research and development on carbon capture, utilization and storage in India.
CCUS has an important and critical role to play for India to achieve net zero by 2070, the report was prepared on the valuable inputs provided by the various stakeholders from the Energy and Power Sector (E&P).
MMR rate in India decreased to 97 per lakh in 2018-20
In Maternal Mortality Rate, MMR has come down from 130 per lakh in 2014-16 to 97 per lakh in 2018-20.
According to a special report released by the Registrar general of India, the MMR has further improved by an impressive six points and now stands at 97 per lakh.
MMR is defined as the number of maternal deaths per hundred thousand live births during a given period.
MMR- Maternal Mortality Ratio
Artificial photosynthetic system to capture solar energy
Researchers from IISER-Thiruvananthapuram and IIT-Indore have developed a new artificial light-harvesting system that can efficiently capture light for power conversion by mimicking photosynthesis, the process by which plants absorb sunlight and produce sugars.
To mimic photosynthesis, polymeric structures, detergent-type molecules and vesicles have all been used.
MoU between BIS and engineering institutes in India
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with top six engineering institutes of India for introducing Indian standards as an integral part of the curriculum.
This is initiative is towards institutionalizing engagement of BIS with the eminent institutes for securing active participation of academia.the six colleges namely
Indian Institute of Technology BHU,
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur,
Indian Institute of Technology Indore,
Indian Institute of Technology Patna,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
National Institute of Technology Trichy
International Lusophone Festival 2022
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in partnership with Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) and the Government of Goa is organizing the International Lusophone Festival in Goa from 03-06 December 2022.
The Lusophone world is a country that speaks Portuguese as their official language and was colonized by Portugal. Goa has had historical linkages with the Lusophone world. This has been nurtured through the presence of Portuguese cultural institutions.
23rd Hornbill Festival 2022
Nagaland is all set to host the 23rd Hornbill Festival 2022 at Naga Heritage Village Kisama from December 1 to 10. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar will grace the inaugural function of the festival as the Chief Guest.
Festival includes Traditional Naga Morungs Exhibition and sale of Arts and Crafts, Food Stalls, Herbal Medicine Stalls, Flower shows and sales, Cultural Medley – songs and dances, Fashion shows, Beauty Contest, Traditional Archery, Naga wrestling, Indigenous Games, and Musical concert.
Meghalaya cabinet approves mental health and social care policy
Meghalaya, the State Cabinet has passed its first-ever Mental Health and Social Care Policy following a Cabinet meeting on 29 Nov 2022,Meghalaya has become the first state in the Northeast and the third state in India to have introduced the policy.
The main Aim of the Meghalaya Mental Health and Social Care Policy is to ensure proper attention to mental health, especially for children, adolescents, and youths,
For the first time in Telangana, 2 transgenders have been appointed as government doctors
Two transgenders have been appointed as Government Medical Officers at Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad in telangana.
Two transgenders, Ruth John Paul Koyala and Prachi Rathore, have completed their MBBS and become the first transgender medical officers in the state.
Mylab launches kit for detecting TB
In a single test that will be able to detect tuberculosis and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis was launched on 30 November 2022 by Pune-based Mylab Discovery Solutions private limited.
The kit has been named PathoDetect MTB RIF and INH drug resistance kit. The kit is an RT-PCR-based kit for accurate detection and will be used with Mylab Compact device systems – which will allow automated testing of multiple samples within two hours.
“This will be instrumental in supporting the country’s goal to eliminate TB by 2025 from India”.
Government Schools Provide Students With Free Uniforms, Milk in Rajasthan
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot virtually launched the Mukhyamantri Bal Gopal Yojana and the Mukhyamantri Free Uniform Yojana scheme in rajasthan.
Under this scheme Children in Rajasthan’s government schools from Class 1 to 8 will receive free school uniforms and milk made from milk powder, “Funds worth Rs 476 crore have been sanctioned for this scheme.”
GeM platform has crosses 1 lakh crore rupees Gross Merchandise value
The Government e-Marketplace, GeM platform has crossed one lakh crore rupees Gross Merchandise value for the financial year 2022-2023.
GeM is a vendor platform for displaying their products; it’s an online platform for public procurement in India which was launched in August 2016.
Science and Technology
48,500 years old Zombie virus was discovered
Scientists from Europe have found about 12 viruses under glaciers in Serbia.
These new viruses have been discovered in this lake that has been frozen for thousands of years due to climate change. And one of the most notable among them was the discovery of a 48,500-year-old zombie virus.
A zombie virus is a single-celled amoeba virus that dates back approximately 50,000 years. Studies have not yet determined whether this virus can affect humans.
Best Tech Initiative Award 2022
The Manthan platform won NSEIT the Best Tech Initiative of the Year at the Dun & Bradstreet Business Excellence Awards 2022 on 29th November 2022 during an event in Mumbai,the award was presented for building the technology infrastructure to support Manthan platform.
The award was received by Dr. Sapna Poti, Director of Strategic Alliances Division, Office of Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India and Shri. Anantharaman Sreenivasan, MD & CEO, NSEIT.
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day is observed on 1 December every year to raise awareness and knowledge about HIV and a call to move toward ending the HIV epidemic. It has been celebrated since 1988.