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● The government last week informed Parliament that the building it functions  out of is “showing signs of distress and over utilization”, which is one of the reasons for the proposed construction of a new Parliament House.

● In addition to building a new Parliament parallel to the current one, the government is also working on establishing a shared Central Secretariat along the Central Vista for all ministries. Currently, the Ministries are spread over 47 buildings, the Minister said, adding that there was a shortfall of 3.8 lakh sqm of office space. He said the expenditure on the project would be worked out once the drawings for the buildings were finalised.

● However, in its application for environment clearance on February 12, the  CPWD had said that the project’s proposed cost would be ₹922 crore.ADB gives $ 346 mn loan for power sector in rural Maharashtra

● The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 346 million (around Rs 2,616 crore) loan to Indian  government to provide reliable power connection in rural areas of Maharashtra.

● Maharashtra is India's second-most populous district, and about half of the state's labor force engages in rural agriculture and related activities.

● The loan will support the state government’s high voltage distribution system (HVDS) program for new grid-connected rural agricultural customers across the state.

● The loan will be under ADB’s results-based lending (RBL) modality, where fund disbursements are linked to the achievement of agreed programme results rather than to upfront expenditures.

● This first ADB-financed RBL program in South Asia’s energy sector will help in the early construction and installation of metered HVDS through the installation of about 46,800 kilometers of 11 kilovolt (kV) grid extension lines, construction and upgrading of 121 33/11 kV distribution substations.

Asian Development Bank  

Headquarters : Manila, Philippines
Membership: 68 countries
Formation: 19 December 1966
President: Masatsugu Asakawa

Cauvery Water Management Authority brought under Jal Shakti Ministry 

● The Centre has officially brought the Cauvery Water Management Authority under the Jal Shakti Ministry.

● The officials said the CWMA was earlier under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

● However, with the Modi government forming the Jal Shakti Ministry to deal with water-related issues, the Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has taken the form of a department under it.

● Water management authorities of other rivers too have been brought under the Jal Shakti Ministry as they were also under the erstwhile Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

● The Center founded the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) in 2018 to resolve the dispute between Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry over the sharing of river water.

Amur Falcon tagging mission a success 

• The GPS Satellite Radio transmitters tagging on Amur Falcons which were released from Manipur in the first week of November last year have succeeded and one falcon returned back to Manipur after covering around 20,000 km up to Somalia of South Africa.
• Manipur Forest Department in collaboration with scientists from Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun and local people had released five satellite tagged Amur Falcons from Tamenglong district of Manipur.
• After remaining there for three months, one falcon named Chinwal has returned from Somalia and reached Myanmar.
• The bird will further fly around 5,000 km towards their breeding ground -Northern China –Mongolia border area.
• The mission has succeeded this time and some roosting sites in Manipur have also been identified through tagging this time.
• The bird reached the jungles of some part of Nagaland state and Tamenglong district of Manipur in mid October every year to build fate reserves.

Chhattisgarh leads in the provision of jobs to employees under MGNREGS among other states  

• Under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), Chhattisgarh has top the list of states in providing jobs to more than 18 lakh unskilled labourers.
• Around 77.85 lakh people are engaged in different work under the scheme across the country.
• The national participation of the workers working in the state is 24 per cent, which is the highest in the country.
• Chhattisgarh has topped the country in providing employment to 18.51 lakh workers under MGNREGS.
• Rajasthan has provided employment to 10.79 lakh workers under the rural employment guarantee scheme and Uttar Pradesh is at third position with around 9.06 lakh workers engaged by it.

International Jazz Day: 30 April 

● International Jazz Day is celebrated on April 30 to mark the culmination of the Jazz Appreciation Month and also to highlight Jazz’s diplomatic role of uniting people across the world.

● The idea of celebrating this day came from  Herbie Hancock, who happens to be a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador as well as a renowned jazz pianist.

● April 30 was formally designated as the  International Jazz Day by the United Nations  Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the year 2011.

● The day is led by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and Herbie Hancock.

● For the year 2020, South Africa’s Cape Town was chosen as the Global Host City, wherein an extensive program of education and community outreach activities were planned.

● International Jazz Day is celebrated on April 30 to mark the culmination of the Jazz Appreciation Month and also to highlight Jazz’s diplomatic role of uniting people across the world.

● The idea of celebrating this day came from  Herbie Hancock, who happens to be a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador as well as a renowned jazz pianist.

● April 30 was formally designated as the  International Jazz Day by the United Nations  Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the year 2011.

● The day is led by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and Herbie Hancock.

● For the year 2020, South Africa’s Cape Town was chosen as the Global Host City, wherein an extensive program of education and community outreach activities were planned.

Microwave steriliser developed to disintegrate COVID-19

● Pune, the Advanced Technology Defense Center, has developeda microwave sterilizer called ATULYA for COVID-19 disintegration.

● The virus gets disintegrated by differential heating in the range of 56 degree to 60 degree Celsius temperatures.

● The product is cost effective solution, which can be operated in portable or fixed installations.

● This system was tested for human and operator safety and has been found to be safe.

● Depending upon size and shape of various objects, time of sterilisation is from 30 seconds to one minute.

● The approximate weight of the system is three kilogrammes and it can be used for non-metallic objects only.

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