Chhattisgarh to make its ration shops sustainable, profitable
Chhattisgarh has initiated the process for transforming the fair price shops across the state into sustainable and profitable model shops instead of letting them run on a commission basis.
If everything goes right, the fair price shops will start selling FMCG, grocery goods, banking, postal and mobile recharging services from fiscal 2023-24.
As per a government of India directive, every district should have 75 model fair price shops providing services of banking, mobile recharging, postal banking and FMCG goods to make these shops sustainable.
As many as 13655 ration shops are being operated across the state under the public distribution system and these shops only deal with rice, gram and salt. Once these shops are converted into model shops, they will be able to sell all kinds of grocery goods.
There are 72,58,241 ration card holders in the state and over 2.62 crore people are linked with these ration cards. In this way, a major chunk of consumers will be connected to the model ration shops.
Saudi Arabia commits $2.5 billion to Middle East green initiative
Saudi Arabia‘s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Monday the kingdom would contribute $2.5 billion to a green initiative in the Middle East over the next 10 years, and host its headquarters.
The Middle East Green Initiative was launched by the crown prince last year as part of efforts to reduce regional carbon emissions.
Saudi Arabia had said last year it aimed to contribute 15% of the $10.4 billion required for the fund’s clean energy projects.
It also plans to plant 50 billion trees across the Middle EAst and restore an area equivalent to 200 million hectares of degraded land. The initiative will help reduce global carbon levels by 2.5%.
Saudi Arabia plans to rely on renewables for 50% of its electricity generation by 2030, the prince said, removing 44 million tonnes of carbon emissions by 2035.
IFFI 53 Film Personality of the Year Award goes to Megastar Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi.the IFFI Indian Film Personality of the Year Award for 2022 goes to megastar and actor-producer ChiranjeeviKonidela. The announcement has been made by the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur, at the grand opening of the 53rd edition of IFFI, the International Film Festival of India.
In an illustrious film career spanning more than four decades, Chiranjeevi starred in more than 150 feature films in Telugu, as well as some films in Hindi, Tamil and Kannada. He is regarded as one of the most successful and influential actors of Telugu cinema.
In 2006, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award, for his contributions to Indian cinema.
Antibiotic use in India: Study
According to the report on annual consumption of antibiotics published in the latest issue of the scientific publication, Journal of Antimicrobial Resistance, Telangana recorded the third highest consumption of antibiotics in the country between 2011 and 2019. While Delhi stood first, Punjab occupied the second position.
Delhi recorded the highest median consumption rate (daily dose per 1,000 people) of 23.5 followed by Punjab 22.9 and Telangana 15.3. The lowest rates were reported in Madhya Pradesh 7.2, Bihar 8.1, Rajasthan 8.3, Jharkhand 8.5 and Odisha 8.9.
During the study period, the rates increased in six states including Telangana. Rates According to the study, states with high per-capita income like Telangana reported the highest median consumption rates.
However, the annual consumption rate at the all-India level decreased by 3.6% between 2011 and 2019. The share of access antibiotics (essential and widely available) decreased 13.1% and the access/watch (watch antibiotics are those given to treat select diseases) ratio declined from 0.59 to 0.49.
The team gathered data from a panel of 9,000 stockists (60% of total stockists across country), representing data from 5,000 pharmaceutical companies, 18,000 small distributors and sub-stockists, and 5lakh retailers.
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