MoU will be executed with 10 leading companies
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be the chief guest during the MoU with 10 prestigious government and non-government organisations of the country under the startup policy at the Brilliant Convention Centre in Indore.
MoUs are being signed with the aim of making startups and MSMEs commercially and technically capable and strong and to provide new marketing opportunities. This is an important initiative in view of seeking the cooperation of organisations associated with or working for startups and MSMEs.
AnMoU will also be executed with the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), an organisation of the Government of India. It is an initiative of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. ONDC is a network based on open protocol.
It provides a platform for local commerce in areas such as mobility, grocery, food order, delivery, hotel booking and travel. It aims to create new opportunities, curb digital monopolies, support micro, small and medium enterprises and small traders and helps to bring them on the online platform.
MSMEs and startups of the state will get benefits and cooperation from the MoU with ONDC. This will help in organising workshops to train small scale industries, startups and market participants. The facility of including relevant market participants will be available on the ONDC network. The network will also have the facility to connect with other existing participants
Saudi Arabia commits $2.5 billion to Middle East green initiative
Saudi Arabia‘s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Monday the kingdom would contribute $2.5 billion to a green initiative in the Middle East over the next 10 years, and host its headquarters.
The Middle East Green Initiative was launched by the crown prince last year as part of efforts to reduce regional carbon emissions.
Saudi Arabia had said last year it aimed to contribute 15% of the $10.4 billion required for the fund’s clean energy projects.
It also plans to plant 50 billion trees across the Middle EAst and restore an area equivalent to 200 million hectares of degraded land. The initiative will help reduce global carbon levels by 2.5%.
Saudi Arabia plans to rely on renewables for 50% of its electricity generation by 2030, the prince said, removing 44 million tonnes of carbon emissions by 2035.
IFFI 53 Film Personality of the Year Award goes to Megastar Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi.the IFFI Indian Film Personality of the Year Award for 2022 goes to megastar and actor-producer ChiranjeeviKonidela. The announcement has been made by the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur, at the grand opening of the 53rd edition of IFFI, the International Film Festival of India.
In an illustrious film career spanning more than four decades, Chiranjeevi starred in more than 150 feature films in Telugu, as well as some films in Hindi, Tamil and Kannada. He is regarded as one of the most successful and influential actors of Telugu cinema.
In 2006, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award, for his contributions to Indian cinema.
Antibiotic use in India: Study
According to the report on annual consumption of antibiotics published in the latest issue of the scientific publication, Journal of Antimicrobial Resistance, Telangana recorded the third highest consumption of antibiotics in the country between 2011 and 2019. While Delhi stood first, Punjab occupied the second position.
Delhi recorded the highest median consumption rate (daily dose per 1,000 people) of 23.5 followed by Punjab 22.9 and Telangana 15.3. The lowest rates were reported in Madhya Pradesh 7.2, Bihar 8.1, Rajasthan 8.3, Jharkhand 8.5 and Odisha 8.9.
During the study period, the rates increased in six states including Telangana. Rates According to the study, states with high per-capita income like Telangana reported the highest median consumption rates.
However, the annual consumption rate at the all-India level decreased by 3.6% between 2011 and 2019. The share of access antibiotics (essential and widely available) decreased 13.1% and the access/watch (watch antibiotics are those given to treat select diseases) ratio declined from 0.59 to 0.49.
The team gathered data from a panel of 9,000 stockists (60% of total stockists across country), representing data from 5,000 pharmaceutical companies, 18,000 small distributors and sub-stockists, and 5lakh retailers.
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