Ladakh declared snow leopard as state animal, black-necked stork as state bird.

  • Ladakh has adopted 2 endangered species, the snow leopard (Panther unica) and the black-necked crane (Grus nicricollis), as the state animal and state bird.
  • The black-necked storks, considered loyal couples, are found only in the Changthang region of Ladakh.
  • Snow leopards, whose numbers are declining around the world, are classified as Vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List.

India has become the 1st Asian country to launch the Plastics pact.

  • This new platform has been developed by the World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF India) in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
  • This will help promote a circular system for plastics.
  • The new platform was launched by Alexander Ellis, British High Commissioner to India.
  • It will bring together leading enterprises at the national level to pledge to build a circular plastics system.

Veer Sanghvi is the author of the book titled "A Rude Life: The Memoir".

  • Veer Sanghvi, one of India's most recognized journalists, has come up with a memoir titled A Rude Life.
  • A Rude Life: The Memoir is published by Penguin Random House.
  • Through this book, the author shares his thoughts and experiences of the most important careers in Indian journalism, including his personal life, stories of celebrities and politicians, middlemen and behind-the-scenes actors.
  • Veer Sanghvi is an Indian print and television journalist, author, columnist and talk show host who worked with Hindustan Times from 1999 to 2007, after which he continued to work in the newspaper as a columnist.

Amazon India announced the launch of "Kisan Stores".

  • Kisan Store is an online platform that enables farmers of India to have access to over 8,000 agricultural inputs such as farm equipment and accessories, seeds, plant protection, nutrition, etc.
  • These products are listed by small and medium businesses (SMBs).
  • The products will be available on Amazon India at competitive prices and will be delivered at the doorstep of the farmers.
  • These stores include thousands of products from over 20 brands.
  • Kisan Store will be available in languages like Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam.

The Minister of Women and Child Development inaugurated the "Nutri Garden".

  • Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurated the Nutri Garden at All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) to mark the beginning of Poshan Maah - 2021.
  • Plants of Shigru (horseradish) and Amla were also planted.
  • AIIA, New Delhi under the guidance of Ministry of AYUSH started the celebration of Poshan Maah - 2021.
  • Nutri Kitchen Garden / Nutri Garden is a method of planting and harvesting nutrient rich crops in or around residential homes to meet the needs of the family throughout the year.
  • In urban areas, nutri kitchen gardening can be promoted as rooftop gardening, terrace gardening, vertical gardening and container gardening.
  • Nutri kitchen garden can be promoted in the backyard of houses in rural areas.

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