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  1. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched the Swachch Sarvekshan League 2020 to quarterly assess the cleanliness of Indian cities and towns.
  • The performance of cities in SS League 2020 will play crucial role in their ranking in Swachh Survekshan 2020 as 25% weightage of the quarterly assessments will be included in the annual survey in January 2020.
  • Ranks will be assigned in two categories, namely, cities with population of one lakh and above and cities with population of less than 1 lakh.

 

  1. NGT has formed a panel which includes CPCB, FSSAI, BIS and the Directorate of Health Services to investigate whether further expansion is required or not in rules to ban plastic packaging.
  • FSSAI will be the nodal coordinating agency.

 

  1. India’s first ever Dinosaur-Museum-cum-Park in Raiyoli, Gujarat.
  • A sculpture of Rajasaurus Narmadensis dinosaur (that was found in Gujarat) has also been erected here.

 

  1. A research conducted (published in BMJ Open journal) by Anup Karan from IIPH, Delhi reveals that, in India, formally qualified doctors declined from 5.9 to 5 per 10,000.
  • 15% of the practising doctors reported their educational level to be below the higher secondary level.
  • The research is based on the NSSO data on employment and the various websites and reports providing information on health worker qualifications and registrations.
  • Delhi has the highest number of health workers, followed by Kerala, Punjab and Haryana, Whereas Jharkhand has the lowest – 7 per 10,000.
  • According to WHO’s mandates, 5 health workers per 10,000 is standard and India has 29 per 10,000 people as per the NSSO, and 38 according to various registration data.
  1. India and Portugal have agreed to develop a maritime museum at Lothal, Gujarat.
  • The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Shipping through its Sagarmala programme, with involvement of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

 

  1. Chaukhandi Stupa, located in Sarnath, UP, has been declared as a Monument of National Importance by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
  • The stupa is estimated to have been built during the Gupta period between 4th and 6th centuries to mark this site where Lord Buddha met his first disciples after traveling from Bodh Gaya to Sarnath.

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