Daily GK Update: 22nd March 2020

UK confirmed as first co-chair to India led Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

  • Launched by India at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in New York,US in 2019.
  • It is an international knowledge and capacity development platform where countries can collaborate to make their existing and new infrastructure strong enough to withstand natural disasters.
  • Aim:To rapidly expand the development of resilient infrastructure and retrofit existing infrastructure for resilience, and to enable a measurable reduction in infrastructure losses.
  • The Governing Council is the highest policy-making body of the CDRI.It is co-chaired by India and a representative of another national government nominated by rotation every two years.
  • Members:As of March 2020, the CDRI comprises 15 member countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Bhutan, Fiji, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Mauritius, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and United States.
  • Secretariat:It is based in New Delhi,India.

Source: Factly

Cabinet approves inclusion of AYUSH health, wellness centres in NAM

Cabinet Approves Setting Up Of Ayush Wellness Centres

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the inclusion of AYUSH Health and Wellness Centre (AYUSH HWC) component of Ayushman Bharat in National AYUSH Mission (NAM).
  • “The proposal entails an expenditure of Rs. 3399.35 Crore (Rs.2209.58 Crore as Central Share and Rs. 1189.77 crore as State share) for operationalization of AYUSH HWCs within a period of five years that is from financial years 2019-20 to 2023-24,” an official release dated March 22 said.

Source: Business Standard