Pune Current Affairs - 2019

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Indians in the list of World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019

Apolitical, a peer to peer learning platform for governments has released the list of World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019. The list celebrates politicians, civil servants, academics and activists who have contributed immensely towards raising awareness and bringing change for the cause of environment and climate.

Indians’ in the list

  • Union Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal.
  • Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr Harsh Vardhan.
  • Pune Mayor Mukta Tilak.
  • Executive director of Integrated Research and Action for Development, a research and policy analysis institute focusing on sustainable development Jyoti Kirit Parikh.
  • Well-renowned environmentalist and political activist, Sunita Narain.
  • Environmental activist, Vandana Shiva.
  • Director general of the International Solar Alliance, Upendra Tripathi.
  • Co-founder and Executive Director, Sunrise Movement, Varshini Prakash.

Releasing the inaugural list Apolitical has said that at a time when young people everywhere are marching to demand action on climate, it’s more important than ever to celebrate and support those with the most power to act: the people driving tangible policy change.

Month: Categories: EnvironmentUPSC

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Facebook Hubs to Support Start-Ups

Social media platform Facebook has launched Facebook Hubs to foster innovation and offer support for budding entrepreneurs.

Facebook Hubs

  • Facebook Hubs will provide support for start-up community by hosting mentor hours and conducting trainings, workshops, discussions across 20 locations in Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Navi Mumbai and in Goa.
  • Facebook has collaborated with 91springboard, an office space rental firm, for a year-long programme to help start-ups and entrepreneurs scale their businesses.
  • Facebook Hubs also encompasses co-working community hosting, planning and organising structured activities such as learning and skill development programmes for budding entrepreneurs.

Facebook Hubs aims to be part of a global network for training and mentoring facilities for not just start-ups, but also developers, small and medium businesses, creators, and job seekers.

Month: Categories: Business, Economy & BankingUPSC

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