36K acres of Aravallis in 3 districts declared protected forest area
The state government has declared 36,400 acres of the Aravalli area in Rewari, Gurugram and Nuh districts as protected forest to increase greenery and check non-forestry activities there.
Sources said around 24,600 acres of the area was located in Nuh, 8,852 acres in Rewari and 2,950 acres in Gurugram district. Earlier, the land was under the gram panchayats concerned and the Forest and Wild Life Department was unable to take direct action against the persons concerned indulging in illegal activities in the area.
As per rules mentioned in the gazette notification of the protected area, no person shall set fire to grass, trees or timber or kindle a fire on such land and cut and remove grass without obtaining a licence from the DFO or his authorised representative.
Elon Musk comes with a new AI Model ‘TruthGPT’
In rivalry with OpenAI’s ChatGPT, business tycoon Elon Musk takes a smart step by launching TruthGPT
This upgraded chatbot will provide truth to its users as it is effectively developed with AI experts. TruthGPT will have an understanding of the universe and humans and will not threaten our existence, as claimed by the creator.
Elon also warned society of AI risks as it is a tool of manipulation and he further plans to begin TruthGPT which will compete with Google and Microsoft.
Global Food Policy Report: IFPRI
Recently, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released Global Food Policy Report: Climate Change & Food Systems, showing India’s risk for hunger could increase 23% by 2030 due to Climate Change.
India’s food production could drop 16% and the number of those at risk for hunger could increase 23% by 2030 due to climate change.
Projections are part of a model that was used to evaluate the impact of climate change on aggregate food production, food consumption (kcal per person per day), net trade of major food commodity groups, and the population at risk of going hungry.
The number of Indians at risk from hunger in 2030 is expected to be 73.9 million in 2030 and, if the effects of climate change were to be factored in, it would increase to 90.6 million.
National Civil Services Day 2023 celebrates on 21st April
In India, April 21 is celebrated as National Civil Service Day, to recognize and appreciate the vital role played by civil servants in the advancement and betterment of the nation. This day offers a chance to express gratitude towards the contributions made by civil servants to society. The prime minister of the country presents awards of excellence on this occasion, to encourage civil servants to continue their efforts towards serving the public effectively. Civil Services Day is an occasion for civil servants to rededicate themselves to the cause of citizens and renew their commitments and excellence in work
The theme of this year’s Civil Service Day is very apt- Viksit Bharat (विकसित भारत) aimed at ‘Empowering Citizens and Reaching the Last Mile’. The theme underscores the Government’s resolve and firm commitment to achieving a more equitable and prosperous India for all its citizens by engaging in inclusive growth
India’s First DNA Database developed by Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is the first-ever state in India to officially create DNA Database for unidentified bodies.
It has been recorded that about 150 DNA samples of nameless dead bodies. It is a big relief for those people who tirelessly look for the bodies of their families.
Over 100 bodies are discovered across several parts of states in India. Through this step, the details of the bodies will be revealed or identified within seconds.
Qatar & Bahrain to Continue Diplomatic Bonds
It was declared by both the countries Qatar and Bahrain that they will reopen their diplomatic relations after a gap of 2 years.
This was decided in the 2nd conference – Bahraini-Qatari Follow-Up Committee held at GCC Central Secretariat Office in Riyadh, Saudi. This is the first step taken after the 2021 boycott of Qatar.
Leaders have recently visited each other and the agreement is done to support and enhance joint Gulf action.
44% ‘partnered’ women in 68 countries don’t have right over their body: UN Report
A staggering 44% of ‘partnered’ women in 68 countries do not have the right over their body to make informed decisions when it comes to having sex, using contraception and seeking health care. Also an estimated 257 million women worldwide have an unmet need for safe, reliable contraception.
Around 24% of ‘partnered’ women are unable to say ‘no’ to sex and 11% are unable to make decisions specifically about contraception, according to data from 68 countries cited in UNFPA’s “State of World Population Report 2023”.
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