India ranks 132nd out of 191 in 2021 Human Development Index.

  • As per the United Nations Development Program report, India has ranked 132nd among 191 countries and territories on the 2021 Human Development Index.
  • India had ranked 131st among 189 countries in 2020 report.
  • Findings: The data show that the performance of the country has declined due to fall in life expectancy.
  • Top five: Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Hong Kong, Australia
  • Last four: Central African Republic (188), Niger (189), Chad (190), South Sudan (191)

Telangana's Warangal, two cities of Kerala join UNESCO learning cities.

  • Warangal (Telangana), Thrissur (Kerala) and Nilambur (Kerala) have joined the Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) of UNESCO.
  • Reason: For their outstanding efforts to make lifelong learning a reality for all at the local level.
  • These three cities are among the 77 cities from 44 countries which have joined this network of the world body.
  • The 77 new members bring the total number of cities to 294 in 76 countries.
  • Union Culture Minister: G Kishan Reddy.

Australia passes legislation to reduce carbon emissions by 43%.

  • Australian Parliament has passed government legislation to reduce carbon emissions by 43% by 2030 and further bring it to zero by 2050.
  • The legislation needs royal assent before it officially becomes law.
  • To achieve this target, the government bodies such as clean energy and infrastructure financing agencies, requires to take emissions targets into account in their decisions.
  • Minister for Climate Change and Energy of Australia: Chris Bowen

President Droupadi Murmu to launch Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan.

  • President, Droupadi Murmu has virtually launched two initiatives - Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan and Ni-kshay Mitra initiative.
  • Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan:
    • To revive the mission of TB elimination from the country by 2025.
    • This initiative was launched in the presence of Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya.
  • Ni-kshay Mitra:
    • A platform for donors to provide various forms of support to those undergoing TB treatment.

UP govt to provide unique farm ID to farmers.

  • Uttar Pradesh government will provide a unique farm ID that is similar to Aadhar number to the farmers.
  • This unique ID will be linked with Aadhar to provide them benefits of all government schemes.
  • With the help of this initiative, the government will bring those families into the ambit of this scheme who are not getting any kind of benefits till now.
  • With the help of Aadhar, UP Government has given the benefit of the government schemes to maximum number of people.

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