Daily Archives: October 1, 2021

GREEN LOAN

Recently, NTPC Renewable Energy (NTPC-REL), a subsidiary of NTPC, has signed its first Green Term Loan agreement for installation of Solar Projects in Rajasthan & Gujarat. NTPC-REL is also constructing India’s largest single local solar power park of 4.75 GW in Kutch. NTPC is taking various steps to make its energy portfolio greener by adding significant …

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS

In a first of its kind move, the government has come up with an online employment exchange platform to cater to senior citizens seeking job opportunities. The portal developed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is named Senior Able Citizens for Re-Employment in Dignity (SACRED). The International Day of Older Persons is observed on …

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DIGITAL SKILLED PLATFORM

Recently, the Union Labour Ministry and Microsoft India have jointly launched a digital skilled platform — DigiSaksham — to enhance youth employability. This joint initiative is an extension of the ongoing programs to support the youth from rural and semi-urban areas. Important points: Free of cost training in digital skills including basic skills as well …

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PUBLIC HEALTHCARE IN INDIA

Policy making in the country’s health sector is shaped by its federal structureand the Central-State divisions of responsibilities and financing. Important points: Public health and sanitation, hospitals and dispensaries are state subjects, which means the primary responsibility of their management and service delivery lies with the states. The Centre also invests in health …

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OSOWOG AT THE UPCOMING CONFERENCE OF PARTIES (COP26).

One Sun, One World, One Grid (OSOWOG)India and the UK are likely to announce a joint declaration on “one sun, one world, one grid” — or OSOWOG at the upcoming Conference of Parties (COP26). The UN Climate Change Conference, or COP26, is scheduled to be held between 31st October and 12th November in Scotland. The concept of OSOWOG is what …

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