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National Broadband Mission launched

Minister for Communications, Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad has launched the National Broadband Mission.

• Objectives of this mission have been structured on the three principles of universality, affordability and quality are:

Month: Current Affairs – December 2019

Categories: National News

Important Points: National Broadband Mission, Minister for Communications, principles of universality, Optical Fiber Cable, Broadband Readiness Index, Digital Communications, Universal Service Obligation Fund, Right of Way

First-ever Global Refugee Forum has been organized in Geneva

First-ever Global Refugee Forum has been organized in Geneva, Switzerland by UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
• The forum focuses on 6 areas: Education, Solutions, Energy & Infrastructure, Protection Capacity, Jobs & Livelihoods and Arrangements for burden and responsibility-sharing.

Month: Current Affairs – December 2019

Categories: International News

Important Points: Global Refugee Forum, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Global Compact on Refugees, New York Declaration, High Commissioner for Refugees, Refugee Convention

Deadline of AMRUT scheme extended:

Central Government has extended the deadline of its AMRUT – Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation – scheme by two more years to 2022.

• The scheme was launched in 2015 for providing the 139 lakh water connections and 145 lakh sewer connections by 2020.

Month: Current Affairs – December 2019

Categories: National News

Important Points: Central Government, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation, infrastructure upgradation, Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, State Annual Action plans, Thrust Areas, Cantonment Boards

Rankings of the top 10 Gram panchayats on the basis of implementation of Mission Antyodaya scheme released:

Rankings of the top 10 Gram panchayats on the basis of implementation of Mission Antyodaya scheme has been released.

• Top ranker – Molugamboondi of Tamil Nadu at 1st place followed by Bambhaniya GP of Gujarat at 2nd place.

Month: Current Affairs – December 2019

Categories: National News

Important Points: Rankings, 10 Gram panchayats, Mission Antyodaya scheme, Molugamboondi, Bambhaniya GP, Socio Economic Caste Census, Mission Mode Project, Ministry of Rural Development, State Governments, Krishi Vigyan Kendras

Deadline for Accessible India Campaign extended to March 2020

Governemnt has extended the deadline for Accessible India Campaign to March 2020.

• Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) has formulated the Accessible India Campaign i.e Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan.

Month: Current Affairs – December 2019

Categories: National News

Important Points: Accessible India Campaign, Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan, UN Convention on the Rights of Persons, Ministry of Home, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Ministry of Tourism

UNESCO- MGIEP organized the TECH 2019 in Vishakhapatnam

UNESCO-Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), Andhra Pradesh govt and Ministry of Human Resources Development have jointly organized the 3rd edition of Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH) 2019 at Visakhapatnam.

• Purpose – To discuss the importance of sports and digital education in establishing a peaceful and sustainable society.

Month: Current Affairs – December 2019

Categories: National News

Important Points: UNESCO- MGIEP, TECH 2019, Visakhapatnam, Mahatma Gandhi Institute, MGIEP, Transforming Education Conference for Humanity, Transformative Pedagogies, United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization, Transforming Education for Humanity