Industrial corridor will change the fate of Madhya Pradesh: CM
A meeting of the Industrial Corridor Monitoring Authority was held under the chairmanship of Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and attended by Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and CMs of five other states.
Chouhan, who attended the meet virtually, said that due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision, 11 industrial corridors are going to be built in the country, which will “change the fate and picture of the states, including Madhya Pradesh”.
On the Delhi-Nagpur corridor, work on Atal Expressway is starting in MP under the Bharatmala project. The work of developing industrial corridors on both sides has also started and a plan prepared to give land to industrialists. For this, 11,000 acres of land has been identified.
World UFO Day: 02 July
The World UFO Day (WUD) is held on July 2 every year globally. It is a day dedicated to the undoubted existence of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) by World UFO Day Organization (WUFODO).
WUD aims to raise awareness about the existence of UFOs and encouraging people to think about the possibility of us not being alone in the Universe. The World UFO Day provides an opportunity to these explorers and enthusiasts to discuss, decode, and deduce multiple theories related to UFOs.
UN projected India’s urban population to be 675 million in 2035
According to a UN report, India‘s urban population is expected to reach 675 million in 2035, ranking second only to China‘s urban population of one billion people.
The report also noted that after the Covid-19 pandemic, the world’s urban population is once again on track to increase by another 2.2 billion people by the year 2050.
According to the report, India’s urban population is expected to reach 675,456,000 in 2035, up from 483,099,000 in 2020, 542,743,000 in 2025, and 607,342,000 in 2030. 43.2 percent of India’s population will be living in urban areas by the middle of the year in 2035.
PM Narendra Modi participates Udyami Bharat, launches schemes for MSME sector
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the ‘Udyami Bharat’ programme and launched key initiatives like ‘Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance (RAMP) scheme, Capacity Building of First-Time MSME Exporters (CBFTE) scheme and new features of the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) to ramp up the MSME sector.
Modi also digitally transferred assistance to beneficiaries of PMEGP for 2022-23; announced results of the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022; distributed National MSME Awards, 2022; and issued Digital Equity Certificates to 75 MSMEs in the Self Reliant India (SRI) Fund.
RAMP scheme with an outlay of around Rs 6000 crore, aims to scale up the implementation capacity and coverage of MSMEs in the states, with impact enhancement of existing MSME schemes.
DRDO: Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator
It was maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator.
The aircraft operated in a fully autonomous mode and also performed a perfect flight, including its take-off, way point navigation as well as a smooth touchdown.
It has been termed a significant step towards our self-reliance in strategic defence technologies and critical military system.
The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator has been designed and developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) of DRDO.
UCAV is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which is used for intelligence, target acquisition, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
Ramagundam: India’s largest floating Solar Power Project
India’s largest floating solar power plant was made fully operational by NTPC at Ramagundam, Telangana.
The capacity of solar plant is 100 MW.
It is powered with advanced technology and environment friendly features.
The project spreads over 500 acres of its reservoir.
The project is divided into 49 blocks. Each block has capacity of 2.5MW and each block comprise of one floating platform and a matrix of 11,200 solar modules.
The solar modules are kept on floaters which are manufactured with HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) material.
Punjab, Haryana in list of 7 top states that make life easier for business
Seven states, including Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, have emerged as top achievers among states and union territories in the Business Reforms Action Plan (BRAP) assessment, covering 15 areas and 301 reform action points.
Based on their performance, states and UTs have also been categorised as ‘achievers’, ‘aspirers’ and emerging business ecosystems, unlike the past, when they were ranked.
They are now being pushed to decriminalise provisions in their laws so that minor offences do not result in harsh penalties. The move comes as a similar exercise is under way at the Centre with several laws, such as the Companies Act, already seeing changes. “We have requested states to look very closely at decriminalisation…Make it a civil penalty or compoundable for minor violations,” said Anurag Jain, secretary in the department for promotion of industry and internal trade, which undertakes the exercise.