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State of Finance for Nature 2022
The second edition of the State of Finance for Nature report launched on December 01, 2022, reveals that nature-based solutions are still significantly under-financed.
Statue of Prosperity
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 108 feet tall bronze statue of Sri Nadaprabhu Kempegowda in Bengaluru on November 11, 2022.
Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2022
The Rajya Sabha on December 08, 2022 passed the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2022 which seeks to give effect to India's obligations under the Convention on International Trade on Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ('CITES'), which requires countries to regulate trade of all listed specimens through permits.
Framework on Currency Swap revised for SAARC
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has signed a Currency Swap Agreement with the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) under the SAARC Currency Swap Framework.
World Malaria Report 2022
World Malaria Report 2022 was released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on December 8, 2022.
Five Agricultural Products of Kerala granted GI Tag
Recently in December, 2022 five agricultural products of Kerala- Attappady Attukombu Avara, Attappady Thuvara, Onattukara Ellu, Kanthalloor-Vattavada Veluthulli, and Kodungalloor Pottuvellari have been granted Geographical Indication (GI) status.
India achieves National Health Policy (NHP) Target for MMR
There has been a significant decline in the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in the country.
22nd Law Commission of India
On 7th November 2022, the Union Govt. has constituted the 22nd Law Commission of India.
National Bio Energy Programme
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India has notified the National Bioenergy Programme on November 2, 2022.
- MNRE has continued the National Bioenergy Programme for the period from FY 2021-22 to 2025-26.
Transforming Agrifood Systems with Forests
Recently, a report on deforestation, livestock grazing, and farmer field schools was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
FAO has released the report at FAO-Global Landscapes Forum: Transforming agrifood systems with forests.