- Feb 03, 2021
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Take a look at the headlines for today.
Rajeev Ranjan named as Tamil Nadu’s Chief Secretary
- The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday named senior IAS officer Rajeev Ranjan as Chief Secretary.
- Mr. Ranjan has held various positions in his 35-year-long service. He began his career as Sub-Collector in Tiruvannamalai (1987-89) and became Tiruchi Collector in April 1995, the post he occupied till August 1997.
- He then switched to the national cadre and became the Director and Joint Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion of the Union Ministry of Industries Commerce.
- He held this post from April 2000 to June 2007 and was reportedly involved in revamping intellectual property laws.
- In September 2018, he was posted to the GST council as Special Secretary.
- He introduced the e-invoicing system, streamlining of the procedures for taxpayers, and sharing of data and data analytics to prevent tax evasion. He later became the Fisheries secretary in March 2020.
World Wetland Day was observed on 02 February
- World Wetlands Day is observed every year on February 2 to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet.
- This day also marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
- This year’s theme for World Wetlands Day ‘Wetlands and Water,’ highlights the importance of wetlands as a source of freshwater and encourages action to restore them and stop their loss.
- Wetlands are ecological systems that absorb excess water during floods. In this way, the floodwater gets collected in lakes and ponds, due to which areas of human habitat are saved from being submerged.
Bare Necessities Index (BNI)
- The BNI talks about 26 indicators over five dimensions namely water, sanitation, housing, micro-environment, along with various other facilities.
- It has been created for all states in 2012 and 2018 using the data by NSO.
- The specifications about the index are that it classifies areas on three levels of access which are high, medium, and low to all bare necessities.
- In this survey, it has been underlined that the Government needs to focus on reducing variations in the access to bare necessities in rural and urban areas, and also between various income groups.
- In India, access to the Bare Necessities for all income groups in 2018 is significantly better compared to 2012.
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