Sharp rise in rabi cultivation ups energy consumption
Sharp increase in yasangi (rabi) cultivation this agriculture year (2020-21) has pushed up the energy consumption significantly in the second crop season mainly the December-March period. There was an 18% spike in demand in March, the crucial stage for major rabi crops, compared to March last.
The demand during the period was mainly from the farm sector as the commercial category of energy consumers, comprising tourism, hospitality, and malls did not return to normalcy completely, before the second wave of coronavirus hit the economic activity again.
The energy demand from the agriculture sector ranged between 25% and 35% of the total consumption during the four-month (rabi) period with the peak of 38% that touched in mid-March.
Virtual Summit between India and Netherlands
The Prime Minister of India and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands held a virtual summit. Highlights:
This is the first high-level summit attended by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte after the general election in March 2021.
During the summit, the leaders of the two countries exchanged views on further expanding the relationship between trade and economy, water management, agriculture, smart cities, science and technology, healthcare and space.
The two prime ministers also agreed to establish a “Water Strategic Partnership” to further deepen India-Dutch cooperation with water-related departments and upgrade the joint working group on water issues to ministerial level.
First Renewable Project of Facebook in India
The Facebook has as of late marked an arrangement to purchase environmentally friendly power in India from a nearby firm called CleanMax. This is the first inexhaustible task of Facebook in Quite a while.
The venture is situated in Karnataka. The Project limit of 32 MW.
Under the task Facebook and CleanMax will cooperate to give environmentally friendly power into the electrical network of India.
Facebook is to utilize the environmentally friendly power bought from CleanMax to control its server farm. Facebook is to begin the tasks of the server farm in 2022.
Facebook had settled on comparative concurrences with energy suppliers in Singapore like Terrenus Energy, Sunseap Group, Sembcorp businesses. These activities are equipped for delivering 160 MW of solar power.
Digital Repository on Nutrition Information Poshan Gyan
NITI Aayog as of launched Poshan Gyan alongside the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Center for Social and Behavior Change, Ashoka University. Poshan Gyan is a National Digital Repository on wellbeing and sustenance.
Poshan Gyan is essentially an online asset for any individual working in nourishment area. It is likewise available for any individual looking for data to improve wholesome results.
It holds correspondence materials that were made by government offices and other formative associations. The correspondence materials are accessible in various dialects and for various objective crowd.
The materials held by Poshan Gyan cover wide scope of themes like correlative taking care of, antenatal consideration, juvenile wellbeing, weakness avoidance, diet variety, and so on
In Global Hunger Index, 2020, India positioned 94th out of 107 nations. This says that India is experiencing genuine craving issues. Additionally, in India, just a 10th of youngsters somewhere in the range of 6 and 23 months are taken care of with least adequate eating routine.
Financing For HGCO19 – A mRNA Vaccine
An extra government financing has been gotten by India’s mRNA-based Covid-19 immunization applicant HGCO19 for its clinical investigations. This financing has been granted under the ‘Mission Covid Suraksha’.
HGCO19, the novel mRNA Vaccine up-and-comer has been created by Pune-based biotechnology organization Genova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. along with HDT Biotech Corporation, USA.
it’s as of now exhibited security, immunogenicity, balance neutralizer action inside the rat and non-human primate models. For Phase 1/2 clinical preliminaries for its immunization competitor HGCO19, Gennova has started the enrolment of volunteers. one among the upside of mRNA antibody is that they’re viewed as protected because of non-irresistible, non-coordinating in nature, and corrupted by standard cell systems. They’re likewise exceptionally effectual and mRNA immunizations are completely manufactured.
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