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Places in News GI Tag Recently, 4 products from Meghalaya received GI Tag. Lakadong turmeric Garo dakmanda Larnai pottery Garo chubitchi GI Tag is awarded by Ministry of Commerce and Industry under the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act of 1999. GI Tag is valid for 10 years.  

Nine products from across country get GI tag

Nine products from across country get GI tag The Union government has granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to 9 products from across the country. Of the 9 GI tags given, five were for products from Kerala Assamese Gamocha-Assam Alibag White Onion-Maharashtra Tandur Redgram-Telangana Raktsey Karpo Apricot-Ladakh Attappady Thuvara (Attappady red gram)-Kerala Kanthalloor Vattavada Garlic(Kanthalloor Vattavada Veluthulli)-Kerala Kodungallur Snap Melon(Kodungallur Pottuvellari)-Kerala Attappady Aattukombu Dolichos Bean[Attappady Aattukombu Avara]-Kerala Onattukara Sesame(Onattukara Ellu)-Kerala With this, the total number of registered GI products in India stands at 432. The top five states with the most GI tags are Karnataka  48 Tamil Nadu 42 Kerala 35 Uttar Pradesh 34 Maharashtra 31   Note A GI is a label that is applied to products that have a specific geographical origin and have characteristics that are related to that particular location. Administered under Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999. Darjeeling tea became the first GI tagged product in India, in 2004–05. Head Office for GI Tag is situated at Chennai. Launch of ‘EV-YATRA PORTAL’ Mobile App The Mobile application “EV Yatra” has been designed and developed to facilitate in-vehicle navigation to the nearest public EV charger. The App was developed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency. A website to disseminate information on various central and state-level initiatives to promote e-mobility in the country, and a web-portal to enable CPOs to register their charging details securely into the National Online Database was also launched. About BEE An agency of the Government of India under the Ministry of Power created in March 2002 under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act 2001. U.N. recognises Ganga project among 10 initiatives restoring natural world The 10 global environmental initiatives which aim to restore more than 68 million hectares including Ganges River Rejuvenation project from India were declared as…