Current Affairs in Short: 2 November 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 3,024 newly constructed EWS flats at Kalkaji, Delhi.
SEWA founder Elaben Bhatt passes away
- Renowned women empowerment activist, Gandhian and the founder of the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Elaben Bhatt passed away on November 2, 2022, following a brief illness. She was 89 years old.
- Elaben founded SEWA which is one of the biggest women’s cooperatives and national trade unions registered in 1972 which was born out of a textile trade union.
- Notably, SEWA has a membership base of over 2.1 million poor, self-employed women workers from the informal sectors across 18 states and units abroad.
- Elaben Bhatt, who was also a qualified lawyer, had served as a Chairperson of the Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust.
India’s first donation platform for effective giving for animal welfare
- India Animal Fund has launched India’s first donation platform for effective ways of giving for animal welfare.
- The collective of cooperates leaders and individuals put together a plan to mainstream animal welfare and reduce the animal suffering in all its forms.
- The vision is to create a world that is free of animal harm and exploitation and which prioritizes ending the sufferings of all sentient beings independent of species.
- The plan is to reach out to the potential donors and have them fund a variety of projects that NGOs are either interested in pursuing, already pursuing or will pursue.
Prime Minister Modi inaugurates 3,024 EWS flats in Delhi
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 3,024 newly constructed EWS flats at Kalkaji, Delhi.
- The flats are built for rehabilitating the slum dwellers under the ‘In-Situ Slum Rehabilitation Project.
- Prime Minister Modi handed over keys to the eligible beneficiaries from Bhoomiheen Camp at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.
- The objective of the project is to provide a better and healthy living environment to the residents of the Jhuggi Jhopri clusters, with proper amnesties and facilities.
Air Pollution Delhi reaches alarming level
- The air pollution in and around Delhi has reached an alarming level as the air quality index (AQI) has been recorded very poor.
- As per the Meteorological Department, the AQI in Delhi on November 2, 2022 was recorded at 354 which falls under the category of very poor.
- As per the parameters set by the Government, the AQI category from 301 to 400 is considered very poor and from 401 to 500 severe.
- The people of Delhi and the National Capital Region have been breathing in the toxic air since a few days before Diwali as the smog hit the area about a fortnight ago.
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