1) Justice Gita Mittal Committee: It was constituted by the Supreme Court as a three member women committee in context of Manipur.
- Its objective was to supervise, intervene and monitor relief and rehabilitation, restoration of homesteads, religious places of worships, better relief work, etc. in Manipur
2) SARFAESI Act 2002: RBI mandates banks to disclose seized borrower assets as per Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest (SARFAESI) Act
- SARFAESI Act of 2002 was brought to protect financial institutions against loan defaulters.
- It allows secured creditors to seize collateral against loan, after a 60-day default notice.
- Borrower’s right of redemption of asset will get extinguished once the bank publishes an auction notice for the sale
3) Unified Registration Portal for GOBARdhan: Portal seeks to streamline the registration of Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) and biogas plants nationwide.
- CBG/Biogas plants registered in the portal are eligible for assistance of Rs. 1500/MT under the Market Development Assistance (MDA) scheme of the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers.
- GOBARdhan (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan) Scheme under the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
- Aim: To generate wealth and energy by converting cattle dung, agricultural residue, and other organic waste into Biogas, CBG and biofertilizers
4) UrbanShift Asia Forum: First programme of UrbanShift Asia Forum was inaugurated in New Delhi.
- Its objective is to provide training and capacity-building to regional cities on various facets of integrated and sustainable urban development.
- It brings together diverse expertise, trainers and businesses to find holistic and hands-on solutions for tackling urban challenges.
- Funded by: Global Environment Facility, led by the UN Environment Programme and implemented in partnership with the World Resources Institute, C40 Cities, etc.
Places in news:
1) Asola Bhatti wildlife sanctuary (ABWS): Asola Bhatti Sanctuary is situated in the northeastern part of Aravalli range, classified as tropical desert thorny forest.
- Range: stretches across 32.71 square kilometers in the south-eastern part of the Delhi Ridge
- Fauna: Sambar, Spotted deer, Hog deer, Nilgai, Black Buck, Indian Boar, leopards, Striped hyenas, and rhesus macaques, among other animals.
- ABWS is also part of the Sariska-Delhi Wildlife Corridor
- Neeli jheel-manmade lake lies in this sanctuary.