Creation of a regional platform ‘South Asian Regional Intelligence and Coordination Centre’ (SARICC)on the lines of Central Asian regional Information and co-ordination centre (CARICC) or Asia-Pacific Information and Coordination Centre for combating Drug Crimes(APICC)
Information sharing: To enable all member states to respond to Transnational organised crime (Drugs, Human trafficking and Tax fraud)
Networking the Networks –
Connect the existing international and regional law enforcement cooperation centres to enable fast inter-regional cooperation
Use the capacities of these networks to disrupt organised crime and illicit financial flows related to it through the exchange of intelligence and providing platform for coordination of joint operation
To identify the best practices of the existing international organisation and regional platforms for fast cooperation of financial flows and capacity building
Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between India and Colombia in the field of Tourism
To expand bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector
To exchange information and data related to tourism
To encourage cooperation between tourism stakeholders including Hotels and Tour operators
To establish an exchange programme for cooperation in Human Resource Development.
To exchange visits of Tour Operators / Media /Opinion Makers for promotion of two way tourism
To exchange experiences in the areas of promotion, marketing, destination development and management
To participate in travel fairs /exhibitions in each other’s country
International Film Festival for the persons with Disabilities
First International Film Festival for persons with disabilities ( IFFPD) will be held in Delhi from 1st to 3rd 2015.
The festival organised to recognise the spirit of persons with disabilities and will showcase cinemas that open our world to their mind space and are sensitive on issue relating to disabilities.
The film festival will conclude on 3rd, which is commemorated worldwide every year as International Day of Persons with Disabilities, hence will also honour the contributions of persons with Disabilities.
National Policy on Marine Fisheries to be required
Fastest growing food producing sector in the world with annual growth rate of above 7 percent
India: Second largest producer of fish from aquaculture in the world
Development of technology of breeding and hatchery management of several important species for fresh water aquaculture
Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI):
Employs standardised pen and cage farming for some species which offer vast potential for Inland aquaculture in the country i.e. Pangasius and Indian Major Carp
Of high value cold water species like brown trout, exotic rainbow trout and exotic cold water carps has been taken up successfully in some parts of hill station.
The Coastal Aquaculture Authority (CAA):
Regulating the activities in saline and brackish water systems
Indian Railways &UNDP: Organise an International Summit on “Energy Efficient Technology in Railways”
To explore the latest efficiency and solution and technology
Reduce energy bills and facilitate sustainable development.
IR: Developed a long-term (2010-2032) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP) to meet energy efficiency in Rail Sector and technologies for reducing IR’S carbon footprint.
Development of inland shipping Port at Jalore, Rajasthan
A canal is proposed to be built between Mori creek and Jalore
To develop smart cities on this stretch
Conduct of studies to make Indian Gandhi Canal navigable
To develop inland navigation facilities in Western Rajasthan
Socio economic development of the region
Help develop the drought resistant crop and improve the agrarian pattern in the region
State Power Ministers to discuss Power Sector Reforms
Reforms issues related to:
Distribution and Transmission,
Coal production and supply,
Promotion of renewable energy conservation
A two day conference of Power, Renewable Energy and Mines Ministers of States and Union Territories will be held on 6th and 7th Nov. at Bolgatty in Kochi, Kerala- to discuss upon:
Electrification of remaining un-electrified villages in mission mode,
Expeditious implementation of DeendayalUpadhyayaGrameenJyothiYojana (DDUGJY), Implementation of Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS),
Strategies for AT&C loss reduction,
Financial health of discoms,
Advance transmission planning,
Right of Way (RoW) issues in transmission projects,
Green Energy Corridor I& II.
States unanimously decide to adopt mission mode of electrifying villages by March 2017
To ensure electrification of all the remaining un-electrified villages by 31st March 2017 in Mission Mode under DeendayalUpadhyayGrameenJyotiYojana (DDUGJY)
To achieve 24×7 Power for all by 2019 or earliest
To set targets for replacement for all existing conventional street lights and incandescent bulb with LED by 2019
To set up solar parks as per stipulated schedule and mandate the installation of solar roof tops on Government buildings.
To encourage interstate and intrastate transmission of renewable energy through measures like allowing open access, not charging wheeling charges, banking charges etc.
States rich in wind resource agreed to put in place a mechanism and scheduling of wind power by first January 2016.
Nine states to replace 10% of existing agricultural water pumps with energy efficient pumps including solar within one year (States include Punjab, Haryana, UP, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, MP, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana)
Science and Technology and Health Improvements
Science and Technology of Yoga and Meditation (Satyam)
To strengthen research in the areas of Yoga and Meditation
To harness knowledge obtained in academic institution and other related agencies
Help to cope with stress and strain associated with fast changing social, economic, associated with professional circumstances.
Encourage research in 2 major things-
Investigation on the effect of yoga and meditation on physical and mental health
Investigation on the effect of yoga and meditation on the body, brain and mind in terms of basic processes occurring there in
Making it a mass-based treatment as it is a beneficial treatment that is relatively safer and more cost effective
Environment, Security and Disaster Management
Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Chapala’ Over Arabian Sea to move and cross over Yemen Coast
‘Chapala’ likely to move further westwards and north-west and cross Yemen and South of Riyan
A depression in the Central Arabian Sea had turned into Cyclonic Storm.
It had moved away from the Indian Coast moving west and north westwards and then south-westwards.
No adverse effect is expected along and off west coast of India because of this climatic condition.
Environment Ministry launches New Website on National Clean Development Mechanism Authority
Launch of a new website –To cover the entire cycle of CDM Projects (Module wise pattern)
To streamline the working of India’s National CDM Authority
To promote transparency in operation
Monitor sustainable development activities, thus saving time
Centre to Establish Control Room in CPCB to Monitor Air Quality
For daily review of levels of air pollution and monitor air quality in Delhi and NCR
Develop measures to reduce and eliminate stubble burning:
Include viable alternatives to discourage stubble burning,
Imposing a ban and
Providing subsidies on bail machines.
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