India-Japan Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction
- Ministry of Home Affairs, National Disaster Management Authority, India and Government of Japan is jointly organising this workshop.
- The workshop will be an opportunity to explore as to how Japan invests in making its infrastructure resilient to present and future disaster risks.
- It will also help understand recent advancements in Japan in the area of earthquake detection and early warning systems and adapt them to India’s context.
- This will play a vital role in enhancing preparedness and response at every level.
- India and Japan are two most disaster-prone countries in the world.
- Japan is situated along the Pacific Ring of Fire and is highly susceptible to earthquakes.
- Given its long history of devastating earthquakes, Japan has a very high level of community awareness.
- Its technological know-how, especially in the area of earthquake risk reduction, is among the most advanced in the world.
- In India nearly 59% of India’s landmass is prone to moderate to severe earthquakes.
- In the event of an earthquake it will not only save lives but also make for great economic sense that this investment is made earthquake resilient.
Krishi Unnati Mela
- Krishi unnati mela is being organised at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, IARI Pusa campus,New Delhi.
- Krishi Unnati Mela is aimed at creating awareness about the latest technological developments in the agriculture and allied sectors among farmers.
- Theme of the fair is doubling farmer’s income by 2022.
- Prime Minister inaugurated the Jaivik Kheti portal and laid foundation stone for 25 Krishi Vigyan Kendras.
Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE)
- FINE is an initiative being organised by Rashtrapati Bhavan in association with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and the National Innovation Foundation-India.
- It will recognise, respect, showcase, reward innovations and to foster a supportive ecosystem for innovators.
- FINE will provide a platform for innovators for building linkages with potential stakeholders to develop their ideas into implementable projects for the larger social good.
- It will provide a window to showcase creative and innovative solutions for social development through innovation emerging from grassroots, student ideas and other technologies.
- FINE also includes an “In-Residence” Program as part of which a batch of ten innovation scholars will stay within the President’s Estate.
- They will be provided mentoring as well as opportunities for idea sharing with key stakeholders.
- The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, will inaugurate FINE and present Gandhian Young Technological Innovation awards instituted by Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions [SRISTI].
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