13.07.21 Daily MPPSC Current Affairs


Ladli Laxmi Yojana to be linked with edu, employment, says CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Ladli Laxmi Yojana will be linked with education and employment. This notion has to be established in the society that daughter is not a burden but an old-age support.

Ladlis, registered under Ladli Laxmi Yojana, contribute to the society by becoming strong, capable, competent and self-dependent; for this, every possible guidance and encouragement will be provided to the Ladli Laxmis for higher education, vocational education, employment, self-employment etc.

Necessary arrangements will be made under Ladli Laxmi Yojana for economic empowerment, skill enhancement and making them self-reliant. For this, the scheme will be given a new format.

Chouhan was addressing a meeting organised in Mantralaya on Ladli Laxmi Yojana. Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Ashok Shah and other officers were present.

Chouhan said that class wise tracking would be done for the continuation of education of all the girls registered under Ladli Laxmi Yojana. A portal will be developed for the tracking of Ladli Laxmi from admission in class-1 till class 12th. Ladli Laxmis will also be associated with activities like N.C.C., N.S.S. for their personality development.

The Chief Minister said that after class 12th, necessary guidance and encouragement would be provided for higher education or technical/vocational education according to Ladli Laxmi’s interest, skill and ability. Arrangements for counselling and coaching will also be made for competitive examinations.

Necessary training and skill upgradation opportunities will also be provided to the girls to connect them with startups, small-medium industries and employment in the private sector.

Chouhan said that the scheme will also be linked with health and nutrition for all round development of the girl child. Arrangement of other necessary health check-ups including anaemia and availability of nutritious food will be ensured for the beneficiary girl child. Ladli Laxmi’s parents will be encouraged to invest in schemes like Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana run for the welfare of the girl child. It is being considered to provide incentives by the state government. This will also inculcate the habit of saving in the parents.




India-Italy Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation


The Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation between India and Italy held its 21st session.


♦ The India-Italy Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation held its 21st session virtually.

♦ Both sides held extensive discussions on bilateral trade and investment, as well as economic cooperation in the fields of food processing, textiles, leather, railways, start-ups, and the promotion of SMEs, all of which play an important role in economic growth and job creation.

♦ Bilateral market access issues and non-tariff barriers were also discussed in order to facilitate trade and investment.


LEAF Coalition Announced


At the Leaders Summit on Climate 2021, the LEAF (Lowering Emissions by Accelerating Forest Finance) Coalition was announced. It will be one of the most significant public-private partnerships in the history of tropical forest conservation. It intends to raise at least USD 1 billion in funding for countries that are committed to protecting their tropical forests.

About LEAF Coalition:

♦ It is a collaboration of the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

♦ To participate, a country must meet certain predetermined conditions imposed by the Coalition.

♦ LEAF will employ the results-based financing model.

♦ Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation:

♦ REDD+ seeks to mitigate climate change by incentivizing forest conservation.

♦ It monetizes the value of carbon locked up in most developing countries’ tropical forests, propelling these countries to help mitigate climate change.

♦ The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established REDD+.






STI-Led BRICS Innovation Cooperation Action Plan


The BRICS countries have agreed to India’s proposed BRICS Innovation Cooperation Action Plan (2021-24), led by STI.


♦ India proposed the Action Plan at the 12th Meeting of the BRICS S&T Steering Committee.

♦ India has proposed plans to promote the sharing of experiences in mutual innovation ecosystems and networks of innovators and entrepreneurs.

♦ The BRICS Science, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Partnership (STIEP) Working Group would work out the specifics of the Action Plan.

♦ In July 2021, the Department of Science and Technology of India hosted the twelfth meeting of the BRICS Science and Technology Steering Committee. BRICS science ministries and agencies participated in the meeting.

♦ In addition, all countries agreed on the thematic areas proposed by India for the Sixth BRICS Conference of Young Scientists to be held in Bangalore from September 13 to 16, 2021.

♦ The conclave will cover three topics: healthcare, energy solutions, and cyber-physical systems (CPS) and their applications.



DPE is now Under Finance Ministry


The Government of India has determined to carry Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) beneath the finance ministry. DPE was beforehand underneath the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. It has been added beneath the finance minister in a bid to ease coordination involving future disinvestment plans. The Finance ministry now contains six departments, after the inclusion of DPE.

Other five departments are:
♦ Department of Economic Affairs,
♦ Department of Expenditure,
♦ Department of Revenue,
♦ Department of Investment & Public Asset Management and
♦ Department of Financial Services.


GoI Organised a Webinar on Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav


The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, organised a webinar on ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat – Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.’

About ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ programme:

♦ On the occasion of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s 140th birth anniversary, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the initiative “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” on October 31, 2015.

♦ It is carried out under the overall supervision of the Ministry of Education.

♦ The scheme was established to celebrate India’s cultural vibrancy while also establishing a strong mechanism to instil nationalism and cultural awareness among our country’s citizens.

♦ Through the concept of state/UT pairing, it aims to improve interaction and mutual understanding between people from different states/UTs.

♦ Several initiatives have been launched as part of the Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat programme.

♦ Thus, the scheme strengthens sentimental bonds between people from different states and fosters a sense of ‘One Nation’ among all citizens of the country.

About Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav:

♦ It is a series of activities organized by the Indian government to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence.

♦ In the spirit of Jan-Bhagidari, it will be celebrated as a Jan-Utsav.

♦ It is based on five pillars, namely free struggle, 75-year-old ideas, 75-year-old achievements, 75-year-old actions and 75-year-old determination, as a guiding force for progress, inspired by dreams and duties.

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