28th and 29th December 2016
1)The Union Cabinet, gave its approval to the proposal for ratification of International Solar Alliance’s Framework Agreement by India.
ISA was launched jointly by the Prime Minister of India and the President of France on 30th November, 2015 at Paris on the side-lines of the 21st CoP meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The ISA will strive to bring together more than 121 solar resource rich nations between Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn for coordinated research, low cost financing and rapid deployment.
The foundation stone of the ISA Headquarters was laid at Gwal Pahari, Guragaon in Haryana.
India has already committed the required support of operationalization of ISA.
ISA will put India globally in a leadership role in climate and renewable energy issues. It will also give a platform to showcase its solar programmes.
2)The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved a Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely "Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism (LWE) Affected Areas" to improve the rural road connectivity in the worst LWE affected districts from security angle. The project will be implemented as a vertical under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).
3)Year End Review- Ministry of skill Development :i)First-ever Indian Institute of Skills: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the first-of-its-kind “Indian Institute of Skills” in the country in Kanpur.
ii)Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojana (PMKVY): Launched on July 15, 2015 by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, Pradhan MantriKaushalVikasYojana (PMKVY) is the flagship outcome-based skill training scheme of MSDE. It is also India’s largest skill certification scheme with the objective to enable and mobilize a large number of Indian youth to take up outcome-based skill training and become employable and earn their livelihood.
4)‘Swachh Swasth Sarvatra’-Joint Initiative of Health Ministry and Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation launched to achieve better health outcomes through improved sanitation and increased awareness and healthy lifestyles.
5)Department of Space Year End Review:-
i) Reusable Launch Vehicle – Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD)
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ii)Successful Flight Testing of ISRO's Scramjet Engine Technology Demonstrator.
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iii)Mars Orbiter Mission: India’s first inter-planetary mission completed two years in its orbit around Mars.
Read the complete Year End Review Here
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