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Important Facts for Prelims (3rd January 2019)

  • 03 Jan 2019
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Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)

  • The Climate Change Performance Index is published by German watch, CAN International and the New Climate Institute.
  • In 2019 index, no country performed well enough to reach the ranking very good, meaning that no country has yet made it to one of the top three places in the rankings. However, Sweden leads the ranking, followed by Morocco and Lithuania.
  • On the basis of standardized criteria, the index evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of 56 countries and the EU
  • The ranking results are defined by a country’s aggregated performance regarding 14 indicators within the four categories “GHG Emissions”, “Renewable Energy” and “Energy Use”, as well as on “Climate Policy”, in a globally unique policy section of the index.
  • The CCPI is an instrument designed to enhance transparency in international climate politics.
  • India Score is 62.93 and ranked 11th in overall Index.
  • India improved its performance by 3 places compared to last year in the Renewable Energy category, joining the group of medium performers.

Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram

  • The Cabinet has approved the continuation of Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram Scheme for the Period 2017-18 to 2019-2020.
  • The umbrella scheme of Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram subsumed the following eight sub-schemes:
    • Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan(NYKS);
    • National Youth Corps (NYC);
    • National Programme for Youth & Adolescent Development (NPYAD);
    • International Cooperation;
    • Youth Hostels (YH);
    • Assistance to Scouting & Guiding Organizations;
    • National Discipline Scheme (NDS); and
    • National Young Leaders Programme (NYLP).
  • The Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram Scheme is a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and has been continuing since the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17).
  • It aims to develop the personality and leadership qualities of the youth and to engage them in nation building activities.
  • The Scheme beneficiaries are the youth in the age group of 15-29 years, in line with the definition of 'youth' in the National Youth Policy, 2014. In the case of programme components specifically meant for the adolescents, the age group is 10-19 years.
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