Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2023
Current Affair 1:
Global Hunger Index 2023
This index is not important as Government of India has rejected the findings. But have basic information.
The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a peer-reviewed report, published on an annual basis by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe.
In the Global Hunger Index 2023, India ranked 111th out of 125 countries, indicating a serious level of hunger.
India has the highest child wasting rate in the world.
India is third worst in S, S-E Asian nations:
Current Affair 2:
Centre notifies green credit programme
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change on October 13, 2023 notified the ‘green credit’ programme, a first-of-a-kind market-based instrument designed to incentivise individuals, industries and local bodies for their voluntary environmental actions across diverse sectors.
Overall, the rules identified eight sectors for these activities: Tree plantation; water; sustainable agriculture; waste management; air pollution reduction; mangrove conservation and restoration; Eco mark (a government scheme to identify environment-friendly products) and sustainable building and infrastructure.
The green credits will be tradable and those earning them will be able to put these credits up for sale on a proposed domestic market platform.
The programme was first announced by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the 2023-24 budget with a view to leverage a competitive market-based approach and incentivise voluntary environmental actions by various stakeholders.
Current Affair 3:
Intensified Mission Indradhanush 5.0 (IMI 5.0)
Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI 5.0), the flagship routine immunization campaign of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will conclude all 3 rounds on 14th October 2023.
The objective of Mission Indradhanush is to ensure high coverage of children and pregnant women with all available vaccines throughout the country, with emphasis on the identified 201 high focus districts.
It was launched in December 2014 as a special drive to vaccinate all unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children under Universal Immunization Programme (UIP).
IMI 5.0 ensures that routine immunization services reach the missed-out and dropped out children and pregnant women across the country. This year, for the first time the campaign is being conducted across all the districts in the country and includes children up to 5 years of age (Previous campaigns included children up to 2 years of age).
IMI 5.0 campaign aims to enhance immunization coverage for all vaccines provided under the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) as per the National Immunization Schedule (NIS).
Since 2014, 11 phases of Mission Indradhanush have been completed across the country. 12th phase is currently ongoing, a total of 5.06 crore children and 1.25 crore pregnant women have been cumulatively vaccinated till date under the campaign.
Current Affair 4:
UNICEF’s Passport to Earning Initiative
UNICEF’s Passport to Earning (P2E) Initiative has achieved a significant milestone by certifying over one million young people in India in the areas of financial literacy and digital productivity.
Passport to Earning (P2E) is a digital platform that will provide young people aged 15–24 years with free, world-class and job-relevant skills training and position them for employment opportunities.
P2E is built on the Microsoft Community Training platform and offers digitized content provided by a range of public and private sector partners.
P2E is an e-learning solution, launched in 2022, by UNICEF India, YuWaah and partners. This initiative aligns with the National Education Policy and provides free access to certificate courses in relevant skills.<< Previous Next >>