Private forest at Vagheri being cleared for unauthorised project
Work on an unapproved project is presently under way in the densely forested area in and around the Vagheri hill in Sattari where large-scale clearing of bushes and trees has been undertaken. In addition, excavation work has been recently undertaken inside the forest leading to massive ecological destruction.
Officials of the town and country planning department said that no such proposal has been granted any approval in this area.
Environmentalists have urged the forest department to take stringent action against those clearing the forest.
The hill is located near the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary, notified in 1999. Though the Union environment ministry notified a 1km eco-sensitive zone around the sanctuary, ecologically destructive activities continue at Vagheri.
Since pre-Portuguese times, the Vagheri hill has been known as the abode of the tiger.
Climate Hazards and Vulnerability Atlas of India Created By CRS
CRS scientists have created an atlas of climate hazards and vulnerability in India.
The map was created by scientists based on 14 extreme weather events.
They also took into account the risks and threats posed by these 14 weather events to the local population and economy.
The term ‘local’ refers to a district rather than a state or village. The map was unveiled as part of the IMD Foundation Day celebrations this year.
It includes information on heat waves, cold waves, extreme rainfall, thunderstorms, lightning, and snowfall, as well as cyclones, winds, fog, and hail storms. RS stands for Climate Research and Services, and it is part of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Indonesia New Capital: Nusantara
Indonesians are relocating to Nusantara, a new capital in East Kalimantan. Earlier, Jakarta was the capital of Indonesia.
East Kalimantan, or Jakarta, is a city on the island of Borneo. In 2019, it was stated that the capital would be relocated here.
President Joko Widodo made the announcement. Since 1949, Jakarta has served as Indonesia’s capital.
Jakarta is confronted with environmental and financial challenges. Jakarta is becoming increasingly polluted.
It has constantly been recognized as one of the world’s most polluted cities. Jakarta is located on the Indonesian island of Java.
WEF: Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2022
The Global Cyber Security Outlook 2022 was recently released by the World Economic Forum.
Ransomware attacks climbed by 151 percent in 2021. On average, each firm was subjected to 270 cyber-attacks.
An organization that successfully thwarted cyber-attacks paid 3.6 million dollars.
Cyber executives feel there is no distinction between cyber defense and cyber security, according to 59% of them.
That is not the case. Computers, data storage, and the internet are all protected by cyber security.
Operation SardHawa Launched By BSF
Operation SardHawa is launched by the Border Security Force (BSF), increasing border surveillance along the Pakistani border as part of the operation.
It is typically launched near the Rajasthan border, particularly in the Jaisalmer region. It is a yearly rite of passage, which will be available in January.
Operation SardHawa is carried out in the winter, while Operation Garam Hawa is carried out in the summer. These operations are managed to hold to control border infiltration. During the winter, thick fog obscures vision in the border area.
SEBI: Saarthi Mobile App
SEBI launched the Saarthi mobile application, which provides information about security markets, which is useful for investors.
The application explains mutual funds, how they work, trading and settlement, KYC (Know Your Customer) procedures, market developments, and so on.
The application also includes a mechanism for resolving grievances. Both Hindi and English are used in the application.
It is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. The app will eventually be available in local languages as well.
The number of independent investors entering the market has recently increased. The app was created to assist these individual investors.
Azadi Ke Amrit To Golden India Program
Azadi Ke Amrit To Golden India known as Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav se Swarnim Bharat Ke Ore was launched on January 20, 2022, by PM Modi.
Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav means Festival of Independence and Swarnim Bharat ke Ore means towards Golden India.
It marks the beginning of the Brahma kumaris’ year-long celebration of Azadi ke Amrit. 15000 events and 30 campaigns will be held as part of the initiative.
Swachh Bharat consists of a public awareness campaign, a cleanliness drive, and community cleaning programs.
In the Indian context, immortality is not limited to physical existence. It is the embodied experience of being one with the cosmos. All initiatives will eventually center on this principle.
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