1. Jammu and Kashmir covered the highest consumption of iodized salt
Jammu & Kashmir ranked the highest consumption of iodized salt and Tamil Nadu listed last as the lowest consumption of iodized salt in the country. The study showed that 76.3% of Indian households use iodized salt with fifteen components of iodine per million.
Salt producers in India:
- Gujarat generates 71% of salt in the country
- Rajasthan followed it by produce 17%
- Tamil Nadu, is the third-largest producer of Salt in India, produces 11%
- The rest of the country provides 1% of the salt produced
2. India engaged in the 84th TIF in Greece
The 84th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) was organized in Greece. The exhibition is being held from 7 September- 15 September 2019. TIF was formed by TIF-Helexpo. The 9-day event is expected to bring around 80 enterprises from various sectors of the Indian economy including primary production and technology to Thessaloniki. India is the recognized country in the international trade fair.
TIF intended to deepen the long diplomatic relations of Greece and India. It emphasized the need to further support the two countries’ economic relations.
3. Two new species of ginger found from Nagaland
Research Scientists from the biological science Survey of India (BSI) found 2 new species of ginger. Zingiber Dimapurense was found within the Dimapur in Nagaland and Zingiber Prenense was discovered from the Peren district of Nagaland on 11th Sept.
About Two new species:
The first new species Zingiber Dimapurense is looking with the flower in white color with dark- red blotches and its leafy shoot is about 90-120 cm tall.
The second species Zingiber Perenense reach up to 70 cm tall with the lip of the white flower with purplish-red streaks.
4. Savarkar: Echoes from a forgotten past, 1883-1924 book published
Bengaluru-based historian Vikram Sampath’s book titled Savarkar: Echoes from a forgotten past, 1883-1924 has been released by Penguin.
About the book:
Savarkar: Echoes from a forgotten past, 1883-1924 book explains the life of freedom fighter and Philosopher Vinayak Damodar Savarkar who was popularly known as Veer Savarkar.
The first volume of the two-volume series comprises the life of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (Veer Savarkar). It displays and explains the incidents from his birth in 1883 to his conditional release to Ratnagiri in 1924. The uniqueness of the new book brings out the often remembered aspects of the life and times of historian Vikram Sampat politician Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.
5. Gurugram traffic police associated with Google maps for traffic updates
The Gurugram traffic police from the Haryana State has associated with Google maps for real-time traffic updates. The tie-up will provide traffic-related information in real-time for public use.
The Gurugram traffic police with Google maps will share information such as diversions, planned road closures, traffic alerts regarding road crash, etc. The Google maps will quickly respond to the given search conditions and update the information on its public maps.
The reason proposed to assist suburbanites to make intelligent choices in order to make their commuting experience hassle-free. This mechanism was tested successfully and seem working effectively.
6. PM Modi launched National Animal Disease Control Programme
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in the livestock from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.
- The programme intended at vaccinating over 500 Million Livestock including buffalo, cattle, goats, sheep, and pigs against the disease.
- It will be performed for a period of five years till 2024 at a cost of 12, 652 crore rupees.
7. Kerala to establish India’s first global trade center for women
n the first, Kerala is all set to establish India’s first International Women’s Trade Center (iWTC) in Kozhikode in consonance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SD).
- The initiative proposes to accelerate entrepreneurship and secure gender equality for women, while providing women a safe place away from home to start new businesses, expand or market their products globally.
- The first stage of iWTC, being executed under the Gender Park’s “Vision 2020”, is cataloged to be completed by 2021.
8. Keralites are celebrating Onam with full spirit
Keralites are celebrating their biggest festival Onam across the globe.
- The seasonal harvest festival of Onam comes in the month of Chingam is a 10-day long festival from Atham to Thiruonam. Onam commemorates the return of a mythical, righteous King Mahabali.
- Irrespective of the caste and community, Onam is being observed by Keralites across the globe with full spirit.