PM to launch digital payment solution e-RUPI

Source: PIB  What is the News? The Prime Minister has launched a digital Initiative named “e-RUPI”.  About e-RUPI: e-RUPI is a cashless and contactless instrument for digital payment. It is founded on the Unified Payment Interface(UPI) platform. Purpose: It is designed to be a person and purpose-specific digital payment solution. It seeks to ensure that… Continue reading PM to launch digital payment solution e-RUPI

New Polyhouse Technology for Horticulture CROPS

Source: PIB What is the News? CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur has inaugurated a “Naturally Ventilated Polyhouse Facility” and laid the foundation stone of “Retractable Roof Polyhouse” at Ludhiana in Punjab. Background: Farmers face a number of problems such as excessive or insufficient cold, heat, rain, wind, and other factors associated with insufficient transpiration.… Continue reading New Polyhouse Technology for Horticulture CROPS

Reform-based scheme: Discoms get till Dec 31

Source: Indian Express What is the News? Union Minister of Power has said that the Power distribution companies (discoms) looking to avail funds under the government’s Rs 3.03-lakh crore Reform Based Scheme for discoms will have to submit plans to cut losses by 31st December,2021. About Reform Based Power Distribution Scheme: The Scheme aims to… Continue reading Reform-based scheme: Discoms get till Dec 31

Atal Innovation Mission successfully completes ‘ATL Tinkerpreneur Bootcamp’

Source: PIB  What is the News? Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog has successfully completed two month long and a first of its kind, digital skills and an exclusive entrepreneurship ATL Tinkerpreneur summer boot camp held across the country. About ATL Tinkerpreneur: ‘Tinkerpreneur’ is the name derived from the phrase ‘enabling students to tinker from… Continue reading Atal Innovation Mission successfully completes ‘ATL Tinkerpreneur Bootcamp’

PM launches SAFAL for CBSE students, Vidya Pravesh for preschoolers

Source: The Print  What is the News? The Prime Minister has launched the SAFAL assessment framework and Vidya Pravesh Scheme on the first anniversary of National Education Policy(NEP) 2020. About SAFAL: SAFAL stands for Structured Assessment For Analysing Learning. Purpose: It is a competency-based assessment for grades 3, 5 and 8 introduced by the Central… Continue reading PM launches SAFAL for CBSE students, Vidya Pravesh for preschoolers

Intel partners with CBSE to launch ‘AI For All’ initiative

Source: Livemint What is the News? The Prime Minister has launched the “AI For All’ initiative. About AI For All Initiative: The AI For All Initiative has been launched by the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) in collaboration with Intel. Aim: To create a basic understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) for every citizen in the… Continue reading Intel partners with CBSE to launch ‘AI For All’ initiative

DEPwD organises Samajik Adhikarita Shivir for distribution of aids & assistive devices to Divyangjan under the ADIP Scheme

Source: PIB What is the News? Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(DEPwD) has organized Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’. In this shivir, aids and assistive devices will be distributed among ‘Divyangjan’ under the ADIP Scheme and among Senior Citizens under the ‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana’. About ADIP Scheme: Launched by: Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(DEPwD)… Continue reading DEPwD organises Samajik Adhikarita Shivir for distribution of aids & assistive devices to Divyangjan under the ADIP Scheme

Clinical trials of ‘Ashwagandha’ soon

Source: The Hindu What is the News? The Ministry of Ayush has collaborated with the U.K.’s London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to conduct a study on ‘Ashwagandha’ for promoting recovery from COVID-19. About the Study: All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Ayush. Under this… Continue reading Clinical trials of ‘Ashwagandha’ soon

Operation Blue Freedom: Team Of Special Forces Veterans, People With Disabilities To Scale Siachen Glacier

Source: The Hindu What is the News? The government of India has accorded sanction to Team CLAW to lead a team of people with disabilities to scale Siachen Glacier. It will be a new world record for the largest team of people with disabilities. This expedition is being undertaken as part of ‘Operation Blue Freedom’.… Continue reading Operation Blue Freedom: Team Of Special Forces Veterans, People With Disabilities To Scale Siachen Glacier

Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Yojana(PDDUUKSY)

Source: PIB What is the News? Government has organized 108 training programmes for the awareness of the farmers across 24 states/UTs under the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Yojana(PDDUUKSY). About Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Yojana (PDDUUKSY): The scheme was launched in 2016 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.… Continue reading Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Yojana(PDDUUKSY)