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Top Headlines 21st May 2020: EducationBro

Top Headlines 21st May 2020: EducationBro
Top Headlines 21st May 2020: EducationBro

Top Headlines 21st May 2020: EducationBro

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1. 200 passenger trains to re-start from June 1, online bookings begin: Highlights with Details
  • The online booking of tickets for 200 trains which will run from June 1 commenced from 10 AM on Thursday.
  • These trains will be fully reserved trains having both AC and Non AC classes.
  • General coaches shall also have reserved seat for sitting. There will be no unreserved coach in the train.
  • Only four categories of Divyangjan concession and eleven categories of patient concessions are permitted in these special trains.
  • Railways Ministry said, these special services will be in addition to the existing Shramik special trains and Special AC trains.


2. Dr Harsh Vardhan participates in NAM Health Ministers’ meeting through VC: Highlights with Details
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare participated in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Health Ministers’ meeting through video conference.
  • The meeting was chaired by Mr. Ogtay Shiraliyev, Minister of Health, Republic of Azerbaijan.
  • The NAM Summit is being organized at a time when the international community has been faced with a pandemic which has disrupted lives and livelihood of millions of people around the world.


3. Government exempts pregnant women, divyang employees from attending office
  • Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has exempted pregnant women officials and staff members from attending office.
  • Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office and MoS for Personnel and Training Dr Jitendra Singh said, a circular to this effect has been issued and is expected to be followed by different Ministries, Departments as well as State and Union Territory Governments.


4. Union HRD Minister 'Nishank' launches Online Master's Programme in Hindi of IGNOU
  • Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' launched IGNOU's Online Programme, MA (Hindi) through Facebook Live session. HRD Minister said that this would strengthen our "Padhe India Online" initiative and commended IGNOU's role in promoting online education. He stressed on the role Hindi l language plays not in India but in other countries including Mauritius, Fiji, Surinam etc.


5. Domestic passenger flights to resume in calibrated way from May 25
  • Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday said that domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from May 25.
  • In a tweet, Puri said, all airports and air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from Monday. He said, Standard Operating Procedures for passenger movement are also being separately issued by Ministry of Civil Avition.


6. Government of India launches scheme for 100% solarisation of Konark sun temple & Konark town
  • The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has taken up the Complete Solarisation of Konark sun temple and Konark town in Odisha. Speaking about the Scheme, R K Singh, MoS(i/c) for Power and MNRE has said, "Government of India launched the Scheme with an objective to take forward the Prime Minister’s vision to develop the historical Sun temple town of Konark in Odisha as 'Surya Nagri', to convey a message of synergy between the modern use of solar energy and the ancient Sun Temple and the importance of promoting solar energy".


7. World Bank names financial crisis expert Carmen Reinhart as chief economist
  • The World Bank named former Bear Stearns executive Carmen Reinhart as its chief economist, tapping a financial crisis expert who also currently serves on advisory boards of the IMF and the New York Federal Reserve.
  • Reinhart, a professor at Harvard University, published a book entitled “This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly,” together with economist Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard University in 2009.


8. Ministry of Tourism organises 21st webinar titled ‘Photowalking Bhopal Tradition, Culture and Tourism’ under "Dekho Apna Desh" series: Highlights with Details 
  • The Dekho Apna Desh Webinar of Tourism held on 19.05.2020 showcased the Tradition, Culture and Tourism of Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh – ‘The Heart of Incredible India.’
  • The 21th session of the Dekho Apna Desh webinar series titled ‘Photowalking Bhopal : Tradition, Culture and Tourism’ moderated by Ms. Rupinder Brar Additional Director General, Ministry of Tourism and was presented by Dr. Soumi Roy and Mr. Himanshu Ranaof India City Walks along with Mr. Shivam Sharma a city explorer describing the History, culture and the Attractions of Bhopal.


9. UP govt launches ‘Startup Fund’ to encourage youth for entrepreneurship
  • Uttar Pradesh government has launched the ‘Uttar Pradesh Startup Fund’ to encourage the youth of the state for entrepreneurship. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath handed over the first installment of 15 crore rupees to Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) at a function in Lucknow.


10. Cabinet approves modifications in the existing "Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme (PCGS)"
  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the Sovereign portfolio guarantee of up to 20% of first loss for purchase of Bonds or Commercial Papers (CPs) with a rating of AA and below (including unrated paper with original/ initial maturity of up to one year) issued by NBFCs/ MFCs/Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) by Public Sector Banks (PSBs) through an extension of the Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme (PCGS).


11. Cabinet approves "Scheme for formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (FME)"
  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval to a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme - "Scheme for Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (FME)" for the Unorganized Sector on All India basis with an outlay of Rs.10,000 crore. The expenditure will be shared by GOI and the States in ratio of 60:40.


12. Cabinet approves extension of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana: Highlights with Details 
  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the following for the welfare of and to enable old age income security for Senior Citizens:
  • Extension of Pradhan MantriVayaVandanaYojana (PMVVY) up to 31st March, 2023 for further period of three years beyond 31st March, 2020.
  • To allow initially an assured rate of return of 7.40 % per annum for the year 2020-21 per annum and thereafter to be reset every year....More


13. Cabinet approves ‘Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana
  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) - A scheme to bring about Blue Revolution through sustainable and responsible development of fisheries sector in India under two components namely, Central Sector Scheme (CS) and Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) at a total estimated investment of Rs. 20,050 crore comprising of (i) Central share of Rs. 9,407 crore, (ii) State share of Rs. 4,880 crore and (iii) Beneficiaries' share of Rs. 5,763 crore.


14. Cabinet approves ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat Package for allocation of foodgrains to the migrants / stranded migrants: Highlights with Details 
  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its ex-post facto approval for allocation of foodgrains from Central Pool to approximately 8 crore migrants / stranded migrants @ 5 kg per person per month (May and June, 2020) for two months free of cost.
  • It would entail an estimated food subsidy of about Rs.2,982.27 crore. Further the expenditure towards intra-state transportation and handling charges and dealer’s margin / additional dealer margin will account for about 127.25 crore which will borne fully by Central Government. Accordingly, the total subsidy from the Government of India is estimated at about of Rs.3,109.52 crore.


15. Cabinet approves Special Liquidity Scheme for NBFCs/HFCs to address their Liquidity Stress
  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the proposal of the Ministry of Finance to launch a new Special Liquidity Scheme for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) and Housing Finance Companies (HFCs) to improve liquidity position of the NBFCs/HFCs.


16. Cabinet approves additional funding of up to Rupees three lakh crore through introduction of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS)
  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given the following approvals:
  • To enable additional funding of up to Rs. three lakh crore to eligible MSMEs and interested MUDRA borrowers by way of "Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme." 
  • Under the Scheme, 100% guarantee coverage to be provided by National Credit Guarantee Trustee Company Limited (NCGTC) for additional funding of up to Rs. three lakh crore to eligible MSMEs and interested MUDRA. borrowers, in the form of a Guaranteed Emergency Credit Line (GECL) facility.
  • For this purpose, corpus of Rs. 41,600 crore shall be provided by Government of India spread over the current and the next three financial years.


17. Defence Ministry approves procurement of 26 defence items from local suppliers to boost 'Make in India'
  • Ministry of Defence has approved procurement of 26 defence items only from local suppliers to boost Make in India. The government has issued Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order 2017 to encourage Make in India and to promote manufacturing and production of goods and services in India.
  • Under this order, Department of Defence Production (DDP) has so far notified 127 items where purchase preference is given to local suppliers. 
  • In order to further encourage procurement from local suppliers, 26 items out of 127 already notified, have now been notified under the related clause of the Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order.

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