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13 -February -2021

  1. Bharti AXA General Insurance launched Krishi Sakha App, a one-stop-shop for Indian farmers that offers them relevant information to cater to their daily farming needs. It also provides guidance to farmers to adopt best farming practices and enhance their productivity
  1. RBI released the 3rd booklet on Payment Systems titled “Payment and Settlement Systems in India- Journey in the Second Decade of the Millennium 2010-20”. https://rbidocs.rbi.org.in/rdocs/Publications/PDFs/PSSBOOKLET93D3AEFDEAF14044BC1BB36662C41A8C.PDF 
  1. According to a survey by World Health Organisation, 45% of NCDs(Non-Communicable Diseases) occurred due to insufficient physical inactivity.
  1. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released the results of the ‘People’s Climate Report’ – the World’s Largest Survey of Public Opinion on Climate Change. Four Popular Climate Policies among the respondents for tackling Climate Change • Conservation of Forests & Land (54% Support) • Solar, Wind and Renewable Power (53%) • Climate-friendly farming techniques (52%) • Investing more in green businesses and jobs. https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/climate-and-disaster-resilience-/The-Peoples-Climate-Vote-Results.html 
  1. Karnataka government launched an initiative where beneficiaries of old-age pensions will be automatically selected using the Navodaya app and their pension amount will be paid through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.
  1. 2nd Edition of India Justice Report (IJR) 2020: https://www.tatatrusts.org/Upload/pdf/ijr-2020-overall-report-january-26.pdf

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