01.02.22 MPPSC Daily Current affairs

 

MADHYA PRADESH

To provide employment, RozgarDiwas to be celebrated on Feb 25

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Sant Ravidas Jayanti will be celebrated across the state on February 16. For the development and welfare of the scheduled caste community, new schemes will be made if necessary.

Chouhan was addressing the felicitation ceremony organised by AhirwarSamaj at Shahganj in Sehore.

The Chief Minister said that the state government is providing free books, scholarships and hostel facilities to the children of scheduled castes, tribes and poor families, besides giving medical, engineering fees to the meritorious children. He said that the government is providing Pradhan Mantri Awasto the poor, so that poor people can also live with dignity. Beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana honoured Chief Minister Chouhan.

Chouhan said that free ration is being provided under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan and Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojna, so that poor families do not face any difficulty in their livelihood. He said that 10 thousand rupees are being given to small traders without interest under the Pradhan Mantri Swa-nidhi and Chief Minister Street Vendor Scheme to start business again. Through Ayushman card, now any poor person can get treatment up to Rs 5 lakh in the best private hospital. He said that many economic activities are being conducted by self-help groups women to become financially empowered. Chouhan said that bank linkage of Rs.200 crore is being done every month to self-help groups of the state. Many self-help groups are doing excellent work in the state.

Chouhan said that Employment Day would be celebrated on February 25 so that maximum number of youth could be provided employment and self-employment. Appreciating the Pradhan Mantri Awas built by Shahganj urban body in Ward No. 4 and 5, he said that the Pradhan Mantri Awas can be constructed by other bodies of the state in a systematic and beautiful manner by taking lessons from Shahganj. In ward no. 4 and 5 of Shahganj, 176 houses have been built under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and 44 houses have been approved under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The Chief Minister announced financial assistance of Rs 50,000 each to the next of kin of three persons who died during the Corona period. Chouhan met the women of self-help groups and inquired about the economic activities of the group.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

UNESCO Heritage List – Nordic Clinker Boats

 

In December 2021, the United Nations’ cultural agency, UNESCO, inscribed the Nordic “clinker boats” to its Heritage List.

Highlights:

For thousands of years, wooden sailboats have allowed northern Europeans to spread influence, trade, and even conflict across continents and seas.

The UNESCO designation was requested jointly by Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden, and Norway.

The term “clinker” is said to refer to the way the building’s wooden boards were attached.

The use of overlapping longitudinal hardwood hull planks distinguishes wooden clinker boats.

These planks are held together by stitched or riveted seams. Internally, boats are fortified with additional wooden components, particularly tall oak trees.

Gaps are filled with a mixture of tar or tallow, animal hair, moss, and wool.

 

India-UAE Capital Funds to Support Start Ups

 

India and the United Arab Emirates have pooled their resources to create a $150 million fund to support startups.

Highlights:

Within the next ten years, the fund will assist in creating ten unicorns. Unicorns are companies with a market capitalization of more than one billion dollars.

The fund was announced at the Dubai EXPO 2020. The fund will act as a catalyst for the startups’ development.

It will be highly beneficial to startups in their early stages of development.

In both countries, the fund will support at least fifty startups. The fund’s Indian representative is NASSCOM.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between India and the United Arab Emirates to raise the fund.

 

Digital Rights And Principles Proposed By EU

 

The European Union is the first to propose digital rights in the world. The rights are intended to promote democracy and protect people’s rights.

Highlights:

It ensures a secure internet experience. The rights aspire to give all of its member countries affordable digital connectivity.

It also intends to improve the internet’s speed. The rights will equip the classrooms and hire digitally adept teachers.

In addition, digital rights will allow for seamless access to government services. It will give children a secure atmosphere.

 

 

NATIONAL

 

NIPER Research Portal

 

The Ministry of Chemicals recently launched the NIPER Portal to help the pharmaceutical industry innovate and research.

Highlights:

NIPER is the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research.

The NIPER Research Portal will provide information on the organization’s research efforts.

The portal will also provide a list of NIPER’s patents and publications. It will house all of the NIPERs’ research data in one location. This makes information more accessible.

Researchers will be able to contact appropriate organizations with the help of the site.

It will enable researchers to work with the appropriate institution and make their study more impactful.

The gateway will aid the pharmaceutical industry’s development. It will aid collaboration between industry and academia.

 

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