PM Modi inaugurates "Smriti Van" Earthquake Memorial in Kutch, Gujarat.

  • PM Modi has inaugurated the Smriti Van memorial to celebrate the courage shown by people during the devastating 2001 earthquake in the Kutch region of Gujarat (Epicentre: Bhuj).
  • The grand structure is spread over 470 acres on Bhujiyo Hill near Bhuj town.
  • It celebrates the strength and resistance of people of Kutch.
  • It also has a state-of-the-art Smriti Van Earthquake Museum.
  • He also inaugurated the 300m long ‘Atal Bridge’ for pedestrians across the Sabarmati River.

NITI Aayog declared Haridwar as the best aspirational district.

  • The NITI Aayog has declared Haridwar in Uttarakhand as the best aspirational district on five parameters and has become entitled to receive additional allocation of ₹3 crore.
  • The Haridwar district has been allocated to union commerce and industries minister Piyush Goyal.
  • The allocated money will be used to improve the health sector including the hospitals in Roorkee and district hospital Haridwar.
  • NITI Aayog Vice Chairperson: Suman Bery; CEO: Parameswaran Iyer.

FIFA lifts ban on All India Football Federation.

  • World football federation, FIFA has lifted the ban imposed on the All India Football Federation (AIFF) after the Supreme Court terminated the mandate of the Committee of Administrators (CoA).
  • FIFA has also cleared the decks for India to host the Women's U-17 World Cup in October 2022.
  • Background:
    • FIFA had suspended AIFF on August 15 for undue influence from third parties and the revocation came 11 days after that.

UP government launched new Parivar Kalyan Card.

  • The central government has given its nod to the UP government Family ID plan named the Parivar Kalyan Card.
  • Aim: To establish a comprehensive database of the family units for its various schemes.
  • It will provide a unique 12-digit ID number for each family.
  • The initial collection of data for families will be conducted through ration cards.
  • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has allowed the UP government to link Aadhaar data with the PKC.

IOC to spend Rs 2 lakh crore for net-zero target by 2046.

  • India's top oil refiner, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has planned to invest more than Rs 2 lakh crore (or $25 billion) to achieve net-zero emissions from its operations by 2046.
  • The target set is in line with India's aim to reach net-zero emissions by 2070.
  • IOC oil refining and petrochemicals business has a total emission of 21.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • IOC has already prepared a road map to achieve its net zero scope 1 and 2 emissions.
  • IOC chairman: S.M. Vaidya

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