Haryana Chief Minister launched "Har Hit Store" scheme for self-employment of youth.

  • The "Har Hit Store" project, which operates a network of grocery stores in rural and urban areas, selling the finest quality daily necessities at affordable prices.
  • As per the policy, 1,500 stores will be opened in rural areas and 500 in metropolitan areas in the first phase, followed by 5,000 stores in the second phase.
  • HAICL has negotiated Terms of Trade (TOT) with 51 companies
  • That will supply high quality items to these outlets and provide a complete IT support system to ensure seamless operations.

The Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI inaugurated a decentralized biomedical waste furnace at Buxar, Bihar.

  • This technology was developed by Ganesh Engineering Works.
  • It was selected through the Biomedical Waste Treatment Innovation Challenge which was launched in June 2020.
  • It was developed under the Innovation Challenge organized under the Waste to Wealth Mission.
  • The Decentralized Biomedical Waste furnace is a portable, forced draft incinerator
  • that has the capacity to handle 50 kg of biomedical waste made from cotton, plastic or similar materials per hour.
  • Thus, it can handle up to 5 kg of waste per batch. It also has a provision for waste heat recovery.
  • The unit requires two square meters of area and 0.6 kWh of electricity for initial ignition of the waste with an option to auto power off.

The Cabinet approved the continuation of the "Samagra Shiksha Yojana" for school education from 1st April, 2021 to 31st March, 2026.

  • With a total financial outlay of Rs 2,94,283.04 crore which includes the central share of Rs 1,85,398.32 crore.
  • The scheme covers 1.16 million schools, over 156 million students and 5.7 million teachers from the government.
  • And aided schools (from pre-primary to senior secondary level).
  • Samagra Shiksha Yojana is an integrated scheme for school education, covering all aspects from pre-school to class XII.
  • The scheme considers school education as a continuum and is in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals for Education (SDG-4).

APEDA signed MoU with University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore to promote agri-exports.

  • The MoU will help in capacity building, skill development of agri-entrepreneurs, technical entrepreneurs,
  • with a focus on building a collaborative approach for promotion of exports by creation of product specific clusters.
  • The collaboration will also help in strengthening forward and backward linkages, participation in international exhibitions and fairs, branding and marketing.
  • APEDA - Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority.

Maldivian style water villas to be set up in Lakshadweep.

  • This is to attract the tourists towards the natural beauty of the Union Territory.
  • The project is the first of its kind in India, where world class facility will be provided by solar powered, eco-friendly villas.
  • The three premium projects will come up in Minicoy, Kadmat and Suheli islands of Lakshadweep at a cost of Rs 800 crore.

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