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Day 5 : Dongria Kondhs, Goldman Prize And SASEC (in Hindi).
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22nd April-Earth Day
Earth Day- 22 April
  1. Most Important Current Affairs At A Glance For UPSC CSE Prelims 2018 ahul Agrawal R. AGRAWAL


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  3. Niyamgiri's hero gets Goldman Prize Activist Prafulla Samantara isone of the six winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize for 2017 He is being honoured for his historic 12-year legal battle that affirmed the indigenous Dongria Kondhs' land rights and protected the Niyamgiri Hills from a massive, open-pit aluminum ore mine. R. AGRAWAL


  4. About Golden Prize: The annual prize awarded by the Goldman Environmental Foundation honours grassroots environmentalists, who risk their lives to protect the environment and empower those who have the most to lose from industrial projects that threaten their traditional livelihoods. Since 1990 when the awards were first instituted, six Indians-Medha Patkar, M.C. Mehta, Rasheeda Bi, Champaran Shukla, Ramesh Agrawal and Prafulla Samantara have won the prize. R. AGRAWAL


  5. About Golden Prize: Apart from a medal and citation, winners receive a substantial cash award though the exact amount is not revealed. The Goldman Environmental Prize recipients are selected by an international jury from confidential nominations submitted by a worldwide group of environmental organizations and individuals. The winners are announced every April to coincide with Earth Day. R. AGRAWAL


  6. About Dongria Kondhs: The Dongria Kondh in southwestern Odisha is one of India's so-called "particularly vulnerable tribal (PVT) groups." The Kondhas are believed to be from the Proto-Australoid ethnic group. Their native language is Kui, a Dravidian language written with the Odia script R. AGRAWAL


  7. About Dongria Kondhs: They have a subsistence economy based on foraging, hunting & gathering but they now primarily depend on a subsistence agriculture i.e. shifting cultivation or slash and burn cultivation or Podu. The Dongria Kondh call themselves Jharnia meaning those who live by the Jharana (streams). Hundreds of perennial streams flow from Niyamgiri hill, and there are hundreds of Dongria villages by the streams. The Dongria are considered the protectors of these streams, hills and jungles by the people of the nearby plains. R. AGRAWAL


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  9. SASEC Operational Plan 2016-25 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a total of nine projects costing $2.42 billion as part of the Operational Plan (OP) 2016-2025 of the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program. IThe nine projects comprise of two rail projects in Bangladesh worth $890 million, two economic corridor initiatives (a project and program loan) and a bridge project in India worth an aggregate of $1.2 billion, trade facilitation and airport projects in Bhutan worth $27 million and key SASEC road and energy projects in Nepal worth $302 million. R. AGRAWAL


  10. SASEC: South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation Established in 2001, the SASEC program is a project-based partnership to promote regional prosperity by improving cross-border connectivity, boosting trade among member countries and strengthening regional economic cooperation. ADB is the secretariat and lead financier of the SASEC program, which to date has supported a total of 46 projects worth $9.17 billion in transport, trade facilitation, energy and information and communications technology (ICT) R. AGRAWAL


  11. Mvanmar has formally become a full member of SASEC Myanmar has become the seventh country to join the group. Myanmar's membership in SASEC can offer a host of opportunities for realising synergies from economic cooperation in the sub-region. Myanmar is the key to realising greater connectivity and stronger trade and economic relations between SASEC sub-region and the countries of East and Southeast Asia. R. AGRAWAL