Vidya Samiksha Kendra:The Command and Control Centre, or Vidya Samiksha Kendra are set up by the Gujarat Education Department in Gandhinagar.It tracks enrolment, attendance, learning outcomes, drop-outs, school accreditation and monitors schools, teachers and block and cluster resource centreco-ordinators.This state of the art data driven centre is based on the National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR) Framework.The centre is aimed at leveraging data and technology to improve learning outcomes.
Algal bloom:Algal bloom or marine bloom is a rapid increase in population of algae in an aquatic system.Algae are microorganisms that grow naturally in water bodies and they have characteristics of both plants and animals. It occurs when combination of suitable environmental conditions exists for abundant algalgrowth (i.e., increased nutrients, warmer temperature, abundant light, and stable wind conditions).There are thousands of species of algae; most are beneficial and only a few of these produce toxins or have other harmful effects.
Autonomous District Council:ADCs are Institutions of local governance created under Sixth Schedule with Executive,Legislative and Judicial powers.Sixth Schedule consists of provisions for administration of tribal areas in Assam, Meghalaya,Tripura and Mizoram. There are 10 areas three in Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram each and one in Tripura that are registered as autonomous districts. As per the Sixth Schedule, each ADC must have at least 30 members.Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) in Meghalaya has opposed the State government’s deal with Assam to resolve boundary dispute.
The Energy and Resources Institute: TERI is an independent research institute and a global think tank (NGO) that specializes in the fields ofenergy,environment andsustainable development.The scope of the organisation’s activities also includes climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy, biotechnology, and social transformation.TERI with support from Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has developed Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA). It evaluates the environmental performance of a building holistically over its entire life cycle, thereby providing a definitive standard for what constitutes a ‘green building’.The rating system, based on accepted energy & environmental principles, will seek to strike a balance between the established practices & emerging concepts, both national & international.
Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (PM MITRA) Parks:The MITRA park aims to integrate the entire textile value chain from spinning, weaving, processing/dyeing, printing to garment manufacturing at one location.PM MITRA park will be developed by a Special Purpose Vehicle which will be owned by the Central and State Government and in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Mode.Each MITRA Park will have an incubation centre, common processing house and a common effluent treatment plant and other textile related facilities such as design centres and testing centres.The Master Developer will not only develop the Industrial Park but also maintain it during the concession period.Under the scheme, the centre will provide development capital support for the development of common infrastructure of Rs 500 crore for each greenfield MITRA park and upto Rs 200 crore for each brownfield park. Eligibility for Incentive:
- An additional Rs 300 crore will be provided as Competitiveness Incentive Support for the early establishment of textiles manufacturing units in each of these parks.
- Investors who set up “anchor plants” that employ at least 100 people will be eligible for incentives of upto Rs 10 crore every year for upto three years.