Climate talks: Javadekar says India will work to protect its long-term development interests
Saturday, 7 December 2019 India is participating with a constructive outlook at the Madrid climate talks and will work to protect its long-term development interests, Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday.
Union Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar informed that India's tiger estimation for the year 2018 has entered the record books as it was awarded the Guinness World Record for being the largest camera-trap wildlife survey."Guinness Book of World Record has recovered the count of tigers in India has one of the success story and the largest ever camera-trap wildlife survey. In this category Guinness has put India on the first part," said Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar.
In a move that will benefit over 72 lakh employees, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the extension of Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) contribution for three more months, from June to August 2020. "Cabinet approves extension of EPF contribution of 24 per cent (12 per cent employees share and 12 per cent employers share) for another 3 months from June to August 2020 under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana/Atma Nirbhar Bharat," Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said here while addressing a press conference after a Cabinet meeting. "The government paid the provident fund for small businesses, where under 100 people are employed and more than 90 per cent of those get salary of less than Rs 15,000. The government paid both the workers/employee's share and the owners' share for three months. The move benefitted over 72 lakh employees," Javadekar said. The minister said that the scheme has been further extended for another 3 months from June to August 2020.
Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar informed about the decision taken under Cabinet Meeting. He said, "In view of the need for continuous support to the poor and needy, Cabinet approves extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana - allocation of additional foodgrain for further five months from July to November 2020." "So far, about 74.3 crore beneficiaries have been covered in April, 74.75 crore in May and about 64.72 crore in June 2020," he added.
Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar informed about the decision taken under Cabinet Meeting. He said that Cabinet has approved extension of time limit for availing the benefits of "Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana" for Ujjwala beneficiaries by three months with effect from 1st July 2020 for remaining gas cylinders.
Prosecutors in Madrid have indicted Italian soccer coach Carlo Ancelotti on suspicion of avoiding 1 million euros ($1.12 million) in taxes due for revenues from image rights while coaching Real Madrid between 2014-15.