Gobardhan portal: It serves as a centralized repository for assessing investment and participation in the Biogas/CBG (Compressed Biogas) sector at a pan-India level. To streamline the process of setting up CBG/Biogas plants in the country. It allows any government, cooperative or private entity operating or intending to set up a Biogas/CBG/Bio-CNG plant in India to obtain a registration number by enrolling in the portal.
GOBARdhan Scheme: Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan is a crucial umbrella initiative of the Government of India. The government launched it in 2018 as a national priority project under the Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen-Phase II program. To generate wealth and energy by converting cattle dung, agricultural residue, and other organic waste into Biogas, CBG and bio-fertilizers. It adopts a whole-of-government approach and aims to convert waste into wealth, thereby promoting a circular economy. Nodal Ministry: The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti.
Digital Payment Index: It has been constructed by the RBI to measure the extent of digitization of payments across the country. It is based on multiple parameters and reflects the expansion of various digital payment modes accurately. It is a first-of-its kind index to measure the spread of digital payments across the country. It contains five broad parameters that measure the deepening and penetration of digital payments in the country over different time periods. Payment Enablers with a weight of 25% (Internet, mobile, Aadhaar, bank accounts, participants, merchants).Payment Infrastructure – Demand-side factors weight 10% (Debit and credit cards, PPIs, Customers registered in mobile and internet banking, FASTags),Payment Infrastructure – Supply-side factors weight 15% (Bank branches, BCs, ATMs, PoS Terminals, QR Codes, Intermediaries),Payment Performance – weight 45% (Digital payment volumes, value, unique users, paper clearing, currency in circulation, cash withdrawals) and Consumer Centricity weight – 5% (awareness and education, declines, complaints, frauds, system downtime).The base period of the index is March 2018.The index has been published on a semi-annual basis from March 2021 onwards with a lag of 4 months.
Multi-state Co-operative Societies: These are societies that have operations in more than one state. For example, a farmer-producers organization (FPO) which procures grains from farmers from multiple States. The Multi-State Co-operative Societies Act 2002 provides for the formation and functioning of multi-state co-operatives. According to the Supreme Court of India, Part IXB – The Co-operative Societies(also inserted by the 97th Amendment),will only be applicable to multi-state co-operative societies, as states have the jurisdiction to legislate over state co-operative societies.
World Cities Culture Forum: Bengaluru has become the first Indian city to become part of the World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF).It was founded in 2012 by Justine Simons OBE, London’s Deputy Mayor for Culture & the Creative Industries. It is a global network of cities that share research and intelligence, and explore the role of culture in future prosperity. The network currently has 40 cities spanning six continents. Bengaluru being the latest addition is set to join the league of cities like New York, London, Paris, Tokyo and Dubai among others. World cities culture summit hosted on a rotating basis by city partners, an unprecedented gathering of city leaders sharing ideas and knowledge about culture’s role in public policy in a world city context