International Buddhist Confederation (IBC): IBC is the biggest religious Buddhist confederation.
The purpose of this body is to create a role for Buddhism on the global stage so as to help to preserve heritage, share knowledge, and promote values and to represent a united front for Buddhism to enjoy meaningful participation in the global discourse.
In November 2011, New Delhi was host to Global Buddhist Congregation (GBC), where the attendees unanimously adopted a resolution to form an international umbrella body – the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC).
HQ: Delhi, India.
Global Conference on Compressed Biogas: It was organised by the Indian Federation of Green Energy (IFGE) and addressed by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas in New Delhi.The theme of the conference is – Towards Progressive Policy Framework for a Robust CBG Foundation and Growth.
The production of CBG would have multiple benefits viz. reduction of natural gas imports, reduction of GHG emission, reduction in burning of agriculture residues, providing remunerative income to farmers, employment generation, effective waste management etc. Government of India has set a target to increase the share of gas in the energy mix up to 15% in 2030 to make India a Gas-based economy. Presently we are importing around 50% of our requirement of Natural gas.
India’s ambitious target to set up 5,000 commercial plants by 2024- 25 and produce 15 MMT of CBG which would replace other gaseous fuels being used in the country. India had commissioned 46 compressed biogas plants under SATAT Scheme and there were 100 outlets currently dispensing the compressed biogas across the country was convened at the conference.
YUVA Portal:The Union Minister of State (IC) Science & Technology launched the ‘Yuva’ portal.
He also launched the One Week -One Lab programme.
‘Yuva’ portal: It is aimed to help in connecting and identifying potential young start-ups across the country.It will help in connecting and identifying potential young Start-Ups.
One Week- One Lab programme: CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is going to organise the One Week- One Lab programme.It aims to create awareness about the available technologies and services present at NPL among potential stakeholders. It aims to provide solutions to societal problems, to sensitise the masses about the importance of precise measurements, and to develop the scientific temperament among masses, especially amongst students who are the future of the country.
Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya:The Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya is a tribute to every Prime Minister of India since Independence, and a narrative record of how each one has contributed to the development of our nation over the last 75 years. The logo of the Sangrahalaya shows hands holding the dharma chakra, symbolising the nation and democracy.The Sangrahalaya will also include the Nehru Museum. It is located at the iconic Teen Murti complex.
Display:From the freedom struggle to the framing of the Constitution, the museum will have displays that showcase stories of how the respective Prime Ministers steered the nation.
Personal items, gifts and memorabilia like medals, commemorative stamps, speeches of PMs and anecdotal representations of ideologies will be on display at the museum.
History:The Teen Murti Bhawan, the site of the new museum, was the official residence of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India.The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) was set up in his memory on its premises as an autonomous institution under the Union Culture Ministry.