April 22: World Earth Day – Earth Day 2016: Trees for the Earth

April 22 – World Earth Day

Earth Day 2016 – Trees for the Earth

Earth-Day-2016-Poster-Earth-Day-NetworkEarth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.

The organisers behind Earth Day are hoping to use the 2016 celebration to plant 7.8 billion trees, divest from fossil fuels and make cities 100 per cent renewable.

Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson is widely credited with suggesting the first Earth Day on April 22. It was a movement whose time had come, and Nelson wasn’t alone in 1970 in suggesting a grassroots demonstration aimed at protecting the environment. San Francisco activist John McConnell also asked Americans to join in a demonstration in 1970, and McConnell chose the spring equinox (March 21, 1970) as his date. Today, you can find Earth Day events on both the spring equinox and April 22.

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Apurvi Chandela wins gold in Sweden with world record effort

Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela broke the world record on way to winning gold in the women’s 10 metre air rifle event at the Swedish Cup Grand Prix. Chandela shot 211.2 in the event held on Tuesday to surpass the feat of Chinese Olympic gold medallist Yi Siling, who held the record with 211. Chandela had won the gold in the National Championships held last month. She had won an Olympic quota place for India after winning a bronze in the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea in April last year.

Apurvi Chandela

Apurvi Singh Chandela (born 4 January 1993) is an Indian shooter who competes in the 10 metre air rifle event. Apurvi was born to a Chandela Rajput family in Jaipur. Her father is Kuldeep Singh Chandela, a hotelier, and mother is Bindu Rathore. Her family is from Udaipur.

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Great Wall of India

Kumbhalgarh Fort is a Mewar fortress on the westerly range of Aravalli Hills, in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan state in western India. It is a World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan. Built during the course of the 15th century by Rana Kumbha and enlarged through the 19th century, Kumbhalgarh is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king and warrior of Mewar.

Kumbhalgarh Fort - Great Wall of India

Kumbhalgarh Fort’s wall is the second largest wall in the world, after the Great Wall of China and is known as the Great Wall of India.

 

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November 14 – Happy Children’s Day!

Happy Childrens Day

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TNPSC: Applications are invited for 813 Village Administrative Officer (VAO) Posts

Applications are invited only through online mode upto 14.12.2015 for Direct Recruitment to the vacancies in Village Administrative Officer (VAO) posts (2014-2015).

Number of (Total) Vacancies: 813

Important Dates:

  • Date of Notification: 12.11.2015
  • Last date for submission of applications: 14.12.2015
  • Last date for payment of Fee through Bank or Post Office: 16.12.2015

Date and Time of Written Examination (OMR Method)

  • Date of Written Examination: 14.02.2016 FN 10.00 A.M to 01.00 P.M.

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Miss International 2015 – Edymar Martinez Blanco (Venezuela)

2015 Miss International

Miss International 2015, the 55th Miss International pageant held on November 5, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Valerie Hernandez of Puerto Rico crowned her successor Edymar Martinez (born July 10, 1995) of Venezuela at the end of the event with a new crown created and designed by Mikimoto. Supriya Aiman (Bihar, Patna) represented India at Miss International 2015.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana, Make in India

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (Prime Minister’s People Money Scheme) (PMJDY) is National Mission for Financial Inclusion to ensure access to financial services, namely Banking Savings & Deposit Accounts, Remittance, Credit, Insurance, Pension in an affordable manner. This financial inclusion campaign was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28 August 2014. He had announced this scheme on his first Independence Day speech on 15 August 2014.

Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana is a government-backed Life insurance scheme in India. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 May in Kolkata. Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana is available to people between 18 and 50 years of age with bank accounts. It has an annual premium of Rupees 330 excluding service tax. The amount will be automatically debited from the account. In case of death due to any cause, the payment to the nominee will be Rupees 2 lakh.

Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana is a government-backed accident insurance scheme in India. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 May in Kolkata. Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana is available to people between 18 and 70 years of age with bank accounts. It has an annual premium of Rupees 12 excluding service tax. The amount will be automatically debited from the account. In case of accidental death or full disability, the payment to the nominee will be Rupees 2 lakh and in case of partial disability Rupees 1 lakh. Full disability has been defined as loss of use in both eyes, hands or feet. Partial disability has been defined as loss of use in one eye,
hand or foot.

Atal Pension Yojana

Atal Pension Yojana is a government-backed pension scheme in India targeted at the unorganised sector. It was formally launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 May in Kolkata. In Atal Pension Yojana, for every contribution made to the pension fund, the government will contribute an equal amount to his/her fund. Depending on the contribution made between 18 and 40, at the age of 60 a sum of Rupees 1000, Rupees 2000, Rupees 3000, Rupees 4000, or Rupees 5000 will be paid monthly.

Make in India

Make in India is an initiative of the Government of India to encourage multinational, as well as domestic, companies to manufacture their products in India. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 September 2014. The campaign was designed by Wieden+Kennedy.

 

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