Pithampur is Industrial and employment generating capital of MP
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Pithampur has become an industrial and employment-generating capital of Madhya Pradesh. Large scale industries have been established here and the flow of investment for industries is going on. A separate Women Entrepreneurs Park is being set up here for women.
Chouhan was addressing the Employment Day and ‘One District-One Product’ program in Pithampur. He dedicated development works worth Rs 1371 crore and distributed loans worth Rs.2577 crore to 3 lakh 19 thousand youth to make them self-employed. He also unveiled the statues of MaharanaPratap and ShivajiMaharaj. The Chief Minister also handed over land allotment letters to 21 women entrepreneurs by performing bhoomi-pujan of MahilaUdyami Park.
The Chief Minister said that cultural revival work has started in Madhya Pradesh to establish cultural values. Efforts are being made to bring the statue of Vagdevi, which is presently in England, to Madhya Pradesh again. The legal process is being completed. Shri MahakalLok has been built in Ujjain. The work of establishing the statue of AdiShankaracharya is going on in Omkareshwar.
Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh government is working day and night to provide employment and self-employment to the youth. Recruitments will be made on one lakh vacant government posts in the next one year. Advertisements will be issued for the recruitment of 40 thousand vacant posts in the month of November.
Chouhan said that in Pithampur, 1100 MSME units have an investment of Rs 12 thousand 777 crore and 38 thousand 770 people have got employment. 95 large industrial units are established here, in which Rs 26,320 crore have been invested and 53 thousand 493 people have got employment. In this way a total of more than one lakh people have got employment. The pharma sector of Pithampur has done a wonderful job by delivering medicines in Covid to the world.
He unveiled the ‘logo’ of Bagh Print of Dhar district and distributed GI certificates to the artisans. MoU was signed between MPIDC and FIEO in the presence of the Chief Minister. Shri Chouhan said that the turnover of self-help group women has reached 20 thousand crores. My aim is that my sisters should earn at least 10 thousand rupees per month.
Urban poverty triples in Sri Lanka amid enduring crisis
As Sri Lankans continue braving their worst economic crisis since Independence, urban poverty on the island has tripled in the last year, from 5% to 15 %, according to a recent World Bank report.
Sri Lanka is experiencing “its highest poverty rate since 2009 [when the civil war ended], and an erosion of the steady gains in welfare made between 2006 and 2019,” the Bank noted in its recent Sri Lanka Development Update titled ‘Protecting the poor and vulnerable in a time of crisis’, released earlier this month.
While 80% of Sri Lanka’s poor still live in rural areas, the poverty rate in urban areas has tripled since 2021, and half the population in estate areas is currently living below the poverty line.
UDISE Plus Report
The Union Education Minister released the Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) Plus 2021-22 report on school education.
It is a comprehensive study that provides information on enrollment and dropout rates of school students, number of teachers in schools, and information on other infrastructural facilities like toilets, buildings and electricity.
It was launched in 2018-2019 to speed up data entry, reduce errors, improve data quality and ease its verification.
A total of 94.95 lakh students entered pre-primary classes in 2021-2022, registering a drop of 10% as compared to the previous year when 1.06 crore children enrolled in these classes.
However, in 2020-2021, there was already a decline of 21% enrolment in pre-primary classes as compared to 1.35 crore the year before as the pandemic and lockdown measures resulted in school closures and classrooms moving online
Enrolment in primary classes (classes 1 to 5) also saw a drop for the first time—falling from 12.20 lakh in 2020-2021 to 12.18 lakh in 2021-2022.
However, the total number of students from primary to higher secondary increased by 19 lakhs to 25.57 crores.
The GER for the primary section has improved from 101.3% in 2018-2019 to 104.8% in 2021-2022.
For secondary classes, it has risen to 79.6% in 2021-22, from 76.9% in 2018-19 and for higher secondary level, it has increased from 50.14% to 57.6%.
The Index is based on data drawn from several data sources, including the Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE +) 2020-21, National Achievement Survey NAS 2017, and Mid Day Meal Portal.
Army approves five niche tech projects for development by domestic industry
The Army has approved five Project Sanction Orders (PSOs) for development of niche technology by the Indian industry under Make-II route of defence procurement. The projects include High Frequency Man Packed Software Defined Radios (HFSDR), drone kill systems, Infantry Training Weapon Simulator (IWTS), Medium Range Precision Kill Systems (MRPKS) and 155mm Terminally Guided Munitions (TGM).
Make II projects are essentially industry funded projects involving design, development and innovative solutions by Indian vendors for development of prototypes. An assurance of order is given after successful prototype development.
National Mission for Clean Ganga Organizes Ganga Utsav – The River Festival
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) organized Ganga Utsav – The River Festival 2022 on 4th November at New Delhi in two sessions.
Ganga Utsav 2022 is dedicated to the AzadikaAmritMahotsav that is being observed to commemorate the 75 years of Indian Independence. As Ganga Utsav 2022 is held in the 75th year of independence, it is planned to have 75 separate events in Ganga and its tributary basin cities and towns, by August 2023, 3-day events in 15 major cities like Haridwar, Mathura, Delhi, Kanpur, Varanasi, Patna, Bhagalpur, Kolkata etc., 1-day events in 60 smaller towns/cities, in which local and pan-India culture based events will be promoted.MPPCS Notes brings Prelims and Mains programs for MPPCS Prelims and MPPCS Mains Exam preparation. Various Programs initiated by MPPCS Notes are as follows:-
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