National Current Affairs

India’s aggregate cooling requirement will increase by eight times in the next 20 years with room air conditioners alone consuming more than half of the total energy required for space cooling in the country by 2037-38. Staring at this projection and the growing needs of cooling, the government, released a draft cooling action plan marking the World Ozone Day which was on the 16th of September. The action plan will guide the government and other stakeholders, including both residential and commercial users, to reduce energy consumption for cooling by nearly 30% by 2037-38 from 2017-18 level.

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Published On : 19th September 2018     

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the continuation of the Capacity Development Scheme till 2019-20 with an outlay of Rs 2,250 crore.
The Capacity Development Scheme is an ongoing scheme of the Statistics and Programme Implementation Ministry aimed at augmenting infrastructural, technical and manpower resources for making available credible and timely official statistics for policy makers and the public at large.
It was also decided to conduct three new surveys under the scheme including a time-use survey, and annual surveys of service sector enterprises and unincorporated sector enterprises.
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Published On : 17th September 2018