Aravalli Green Wall Project: The project is a major initiative to green the 5 km buffer area around Aravalli Hill.It is part of the Union Environment Ministry’s vision to create green corridors across the country to combat land degradation and desertification.
The project covers the states of Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Delhi. Some of the objectives of the Project: Improving the ecological health of the Aravalli range,
To prevent the eastward expansion of the Thar Desert and to reduce land degradation, Contribute to India’s commitments under various international conventions such as UNCCD, CBD and UNFCCC.
Parvatmala Programme:The National Ropeway Development Programme also known as ‘Parvatmala’ (Parvatmala means garlanding mountains) was announced in the 2022-23 Union Budget. Aim: To decongest mountainous areas where road and train connectivity cannot be upgraded beyond a limit.Under phase-I of the project, 30 priority points or stretches will be constructed.Parvatmala will construct ropeways in mountainous terrains of India under the Public Private Partnership (PPP). The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways undertakes the project.The National Highways Logistics Management Limited (NHLML) has been mandated by the ministry to implement the project. It is a 100% owned SPV of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
Seekho Aur Kamao scheme: Seekho Aur Kamao is a skill development scheme for the youth of the 14 – 35 years age group.
It aims at providing employment and employment opportunities, improving the employability of existing workers, school dropouts etc.The scheme ensures 75% placement, out of which 50% should be in the organized sector. For the candidates interested in self-employment after availing the training, the organization shall arrange easy microfinance/ loans for them through financial institutions, National Minority Development Finance Corporation (NMDFC), banks etc.
Post-placement support of Rs. 2000/- per month is provided to placed trainees for two months as placement assistance. Ministry Of Minority Affairs is the nodal agency.
PENCIL Portal: Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour is a separate online portal to ensure effective enforcement of the provisions of the Child Labour Act and smooth implementation of the National Child Labour Project (NCLP) Scheme.It has various components, namely Child Tracking System, Complaint Corner, State Government, National Child Labour Project and Convergence.
Features of the portal.Online complaints regarding child labour can also be filed by anybody on the Portal. The complaint gets assigned to the concerned Nodal Officer automatically by the system for further necessary action.
Exercise Konkan 2023:Konkan exercise is the annual bilateral maritime exercise between the Indian Navy and the UK’s Royal Navy.INS Trishul, a guided missile frigate, and HMS Lancaster, a Type 23 guided missile frigate, participated in this edition.
The exercises covered all domains of maritime operations, air, surface, and sub-surface.