05 December - World Soil Day

05 December - International Volunteer Day

Jharkhand CM launched the web portal "Humar Apan Budget".

  • Humar Apna Budget is a mobile app developed by the state finance department from the CM's residential office in Ranchi.
  • Through this portal the general public of the state can share their suggestions for the budget of 2022-23.
  • The public can give suggestions through Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and E-mail and also through the app by downloading Hummer Budget from Google Playstore for Android Phones.
  • The public can use the hyperlink https://finance.jharkhand.gov.in/budgetvichar to register themselves on the Hamar Apan Price range Portal.
  • The portal requires a mobile number and e-mail (non-mandatory) to generate OTP.
  • After beneficial authentication of OTP, public can submit suggestions for the desired area in the budget.

The Nizamuddin Basti project wins two UNESCO Heritage Awards.

  • The project was awarded for its conservation efforts.
  • It was awarded with the Special Recognition for Sustainable Award and Award of Excellence.
  • The project restored more than 20 historic monuments located around 14th century Sufi Saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya.
  • The Nizamuddin area consists of Humayun Tomb and Batashewala Tomb and tomb of a 16th century poet Rahim (Khan I Khanan).
  • These regions were segregated and damaged.
  • They were also renewed by the Nizamuddin Basti Project.
  • The project was started in 2007 by the Aga Kahn Trust for Culture, Archaeological Survey of India, Delhi Urban Heritage Foundation and the Delhi Municipal Corporation.

India and the European Union will establish a clean energy and climate partnership.

  • India and the European Union (EU) have agreed to enhance their clean energy and climate partnership.
  • They agreed on a detailed work program by 2023 to jointly implement the 2016 India-EU Clean Energy and Climate Partnership.
  • The panel agreed to enhance technical cooperation in energy efficiency, renewable energy, green hydrogen, grid integration, storage, electricity market design, interconnection, cold chain and sustainable financing.
  • The panel also agreed to explore more avenues to strengthen India-EU cooperation in the context of the International Solar Alliance.
  • The European Union expressed its support for closer cooperation between India and the International Energy Agency.
  • India and the European Union also agreed to have close exchanges on clean energy within the framework of the G20.

Cambridge Dictionary has names "Perseverance" the Word of the Year 2021.

  • Perseverance, a word that reflects the indomitable desire of people around the world to never give up, despite the many challenges of the past 12 months, Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year is 2021.
  • The website has seen persistence over 243,000 times.
  • In 2021, for the 1st time it has made a noticeable presence.

Alka Upadhyay has been appointed as the President of NHAI.

  • The Center effected a major bureaucratic reshuffle.
  • The Center has appointed Alka Upadhyay as the chairman of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
  • Upadhyay, a 1990 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, is presently Additional Secretary in the Rural Development Department.

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