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1. Green India Mission: Expanding ‘good’ green cover in India

The Green India Mission is one of eight missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change.
8 govt missions under National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)
National Solar Mission
National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency
National Mission on Sustainable Habitat
National Water Mission
National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem
National Mission for a Green India
National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture
National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change
Also termed as the Green India Mission/Scheme, it aims at protecting; restoring and enhancing India’s diminishing forest cover and responding to climate change by a combination of adaptation and mitigation measures.
Driven by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, it received the nod of approval from the Cabinet in 2014.
Mission Goals:-
To increase forest/tree cover to the extent of 5 million hectares (mha) and improve quality of forest/tree cover on another 5 mha of forest/non-forest lands;
To improve/enhance eco-system services like carbon sequestration and storage (in forests and other ecosystems), hydrological services and biodiversity; along with provisioning services like fuel, fodder, and timber and non-timber forest produces (NTFPs); and
To increase forest based livelihood income of about 3 million households.
 
2. India Size project
 
Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani launched the India Size project in Mumbai.
A first-of-its-kind project in the history of the country, India Size aims to standard Indian Size for the ready-to-wear clothing industry, on the lines of the standardized sizes available in countries such as the USA and the UK.
The Minister also launched a Study of Apparel Consumption in India. The report of this study would be ready for release by July 2019.
 
3. First State Level Awareness Programme on Agri Export Policy
 
Government of India has recently released an Agriculture Export Policy which aims at reinvigorating the entire value chain from export oriented farm production and processing to transportation, infrastructure and market access.
The Agriculture Export Policy is framed with a focus on agriculture export oriented production, export promotion, better farm realization and synchronization with policies and programmes of Government of India.
In India, agriculture and horticulture production is around 600 million tonnes per year and 30% of fresh horticulture produces goes waste.
For creating awareness among the farmers, exporters and other concerned stakeholders, a first State level awareness programme on Agriculture Export Policy was organized in Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management (VAMNICOM), Pune.
 
4. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme
 
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme was announced during the interim budget 2019-20.
The scheme aims to provide an assured income support to the small and marginal farmers.
Under this programme, vulnerable landholding farmer families, having cultivable land upto 2 hectares, will be provided direct income support at the rate of 6,000 per year.
This income support will be transferred directly into the bank accounts of beneficiary farmers, in three equal instalments of Rs. 2,000 each.
This programme will be funded by Government of India.
Around 12 crore small and marginal farmer families are expected to benefit from this.
PM-KISAN is expected to pave the way for the farmers to earn and live a respectable living.
 
5. Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan
 
Department of School Education and Literacy has launched an Integrated Scheme for School Education-Samagra Shiksha, subsuming three erstwhile Centrally Sponsored Schemes of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE), with effect from 2018-19.
The new integrated scheme envisages school education as a continuum from pre-school to senior secondary level and aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education at all levels.
During the year 2018-19, under Samagra Shiksha, 44 schools have been upgraded from secondary to senior secondary level school.
 
6. Operation Smile-V
 
The ‘Operation Smile-V’ initiative launched by Hyderabad Police has helped in rescuing 325 children, who were either working as labourers or begging on the streets, since January 1 this year.
To trace the missing children and rescue child labourers, Operation Smile-V was launched on January 1 across Telangana.
Operation Smile also called as Operation Muskaan is an initiative of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to rescue/rehabilitate missing children.
 
7. CJI Ranjan Gogoi inaugurates Andhra Pradesh High Court new building at Amaravathy
 
The Andhra Pradesh High Court new building at Amaravathy, was inaugurated by the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi.
It’s after functioning from Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Camp Office for over a month’s time, the AP High Court moved to a new building at Amaravathy on a temporary basis.
The two-storied building is  located at Nelapadu in Amaravati region has 16 court halls and the building costing Rs 150 Crore houses a 2.70 lakh square feet office space. 
Thus, Andhra Pradesh is getting its own court four and half years after the state bifurcation.  
The Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi stressed the need for the new role of the judiciary, the role of the Bar Council and the challenges being faced by the Indian judiciary. 
The Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also laid the foundation stone for the permanent High Court building at Amaravathy. AP CM N. Chandrababu Naidu and Supreme Court and High Court Judges also took part in the event.
 
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