Govt appoints Ratan Tata and two others as trustees of PM CARES Fund.

  • The government has appointed Ratan Tata (Tata Sons chairman), KT Thomas (former SC judge) and Kariya Munda (former Deputy Speaker) as the trustees of the PM CARES Fund.
  • The Trust further decided to nominate other eminent persons for the constitution of Advisory Board to the PM CARES Fund.
  • Advisory Board: Rajiv Mehrishi, Sudha Murthy, and Anand Shah (Former CEO of Piramal Foundation).
  • Aim: To provide wider perspectives on the functioning of the PM CARES Fund.

PM to inaugurate National Conference of Environment Ministers in Gujarat.

  • PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the National Conference of Environment Ministers in Gujarat through video conferencing on 23rd September.
  • Agenda: To create synergy amongst the Central and State govt in formulating better policies.
  • The two-day Conference will have six thematic sessions: (1) LiFE, (2) Combating Climate Change, (3) PARIVESH, (4) Forestry Management, (5) Prevention and Control of Pollution, (6) Wildlife Management and Plastics and Waste Management.

PM Modi receives Braille version of Assamese Dictionary Hemkosh.

  • PM Narendra Modi has received a copy of the Braille version of Assamese Dictionary Hemkosh from Jayanta Baruah in New Delhi.
  • The Braille version of Hemkosh has been conceptualized and published by the Editor of Asomiya Pratidin, Jayanta Baruah.
  • Hemkosh is South-East Asia's first Braille dictionary in Assamese.
  • It was also the first Assamese dictionary which was edited by Hemchandra Baruah in the 19th century.
  • This edition of Hemkosh comprises of appro 10,000 pages.

India receives UN award for its Hypertension Control Initiative under NHM.

  • The India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) has won the 2022 UN Interagency Task Force and WHO Special Programme on Primary Health Care Award at the UN General Assembly, held at New York in USA.
  • Reason: For its initiative to control and prevent hypertension under the government's National Health Mission.
  • This initiative was launched in 2017 and expanded in a phased manner to cover more than 130 districts across 23 states.
  • Health Minister: Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya.

MoFPI launches Convergence Portal to support Food Processing Enterprises.

  • The government has launched a joint convergence portal for different schemes run by Food Processing and Agriculture ministries.
  • Schemes include: Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF), Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) scheme and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY).
  • The portal was launched in the presence of Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary.

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