Q. Consider the following statements regarding TAPAS portal:
1. It has been launched by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
2. It shall maintain a database of impoverished artisans in all the aspirational districts.
Which of the above statements is/correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

About TAPAS Portal: 

Developed by: National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. 

What is it? It is a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platform that offers various courses in the field of social defence. 

Objective: The main objective of introducing courses on social defence is to impart training and enhance the knowledge and skills for the capacity building of the participants 

Courses: It will provide five basic courses 

  1. Drug (Substance) Abuse Prevention, 
  2. Geriatric/Elderly Care, 
  3. Care and Management of Dementia, 
  4. Transgender Issues 
  5. Comprehensive course on Social Defence Issues. 

Eligibility: The courses can be taken up by anyone who wishes to enhance his or her knowledge on the topics and there is no fee for joining. 

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