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Author-poet Meena Kandasamy wins the German PEN award

Author-poet Meena Kandasamy wins the German PEN award

Awards 26 Sep 2022

'Indian author and poet Meena Kandasamy has been announced as this year’s recipient of the Hermann Kesten Prize by the PEN Centre in Germany’s Darmstadt. ' The Hermann Kesten Prize honours personalities who, in the spirit of the charter of the PEN association, stand up for the rights of persecuted authors and journalists. Born in 1984 in Chennai, Kandasamy is a feminist and anti-caste activist whose work revolves around the issue of gender, caste, sexuality, patriarchy, and oppression by the Brahmanical system. Her novels have been shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the International Dylan Thomas Prize, the Jhalak Prize and the Hindu Lit Prize.

by - Mahesh
Bharat Vidya

Bharat Vidya

Schemes & Policies 26 Sep 2022

'Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will launch Bharat Vidya, an online learning platform for Oriental and South Asian studies.' Designed and developed by the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI), Bharat Vidya is a first-of-its-kind online platform, which will offer both free and paid courses covering various aspects of Indology pertaining to art, architecture, philosophy, language and science. To begin with, six courses – Veda Vidya, Bharatiya Darshanshashtra, Sanskrit learning, 18 Parvas of Mahabharata, Fundamentals of Archaeology and Kalidasa and Bhasha – have been announced. Many courses have been designed on the lines of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. BORI has collaborated with a few Indian and foreign universities for awarding credits for some of its courses.

by - Mahesh
Swachh Toycathon

Swachh Toycathon

Disaster Management 26 Sep 2022

'National Action Plan for Toys (NAPT) 2020 was introduced to promote the Indian toy industry including traditional handicrafts and handmade toys with the objective of establishing India as a global Toy hub.' Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) along with 14 ministries of Central Government is currently implementing various aspects of the NAPT. Besides being the second largest populated country in the world, India also has a growing young population with half of the total population under 25 years of age. The demand for toys is also increasing due to strong economic growth, rising disposable incomes, and several innovations for the junior population.

by - Mahesh
SymphoNE

SymphoNE

Today in News 25 Sep 2022

'SymphoNE is the start of a series of dialogues on North Eastern Region's Development Conference comprised of a broad range of Policy Thinkers, Stakeholders & Influencers with the aim to boost Tourism Sector in North Eastern Region.' North East India is blessed with amazing food, culture, stunning landscapes, heritage and architecture and ranks among the most beautiful places on the earth. But, there are grand opportunities that can be filled to boost Tourism Sector in the Region. With this vision in hand, Minister for DoNER, Tourism & Culture Shri G. Kishan Reddy launched the two-day virtual conference 'SymphoNE' . SymphoNE aims to develop one-stop solution to eliminate all obstacles that are being faced by the tourists, and the tour operators

by - Mahesh
Dr. Rajiv Bahl to become new Director-General of ICMR

Dr. Rajiv Bahl to become new Director-General of ICMR

Health & Medicine, Today in News 25 Sep 2022

'Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) got a new Director General (DG) as Dr Rajiv Bahl was appointed as its chief, and the outgoing DG Dr Balram Bhargav’s tenure for the post expired.' Dr Bhargava was appointed in April 2018, and his four year term expired in April this year but the former DG got a three months extension. Dr. Rajiv Bahl who held the posts of Head of Research on Maternal, Newborn Child, and Adolescent Health and Ageing, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland has also been tasked to run the premier government medical research council. He was appointed as the Director-General of ICMR cum Secretary of the Department of Health Research recently.

by - Mahesh
Indian railways develops real-time train tracking system in collaboration with ISRO

Indian railways develops real-time train tracking system in collaboration with ISRO

Science & Tech. 25 Sep 2022

'Indian Railways is installing a Real-Time Train Information System (RTIS), developed in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), on locomotives "for automatic acquisition of train movement timing at the stations, including that of arrival and departure or run-through.' Real Time Train Information System (RTIS), developed in collaboration with ISRO, is being installed on the locomotives for automatic acquisition of train movement timing at the stations, including that of arrival & departure or run-through. They get automatically plotted on the control chart of those trains in the Control Office Application (COA) system. The new avatar of IRCTC's Chatbot AskDISHA 2.0, aims to help users get authentic, correct and instant answers to their queries.

by - Mahesh
Gujarat -SRESTHA-G project

Gujarat -SRESTHA-G project

Schemes & Policies 25 Sep 2022

'World Bank has approved USD 350 million as financial aid for the Systems Reform Endeavors for Transformed Health Achievement in Gujarat (SRESTHA-G) project.' The SRESTHA-G project will be worth USD 500 million, with the World Bank contributing USD 350 million. The project will include transforming key health delivery systems in the state. The Gujarat government will implement the programme through the Health and Family Welfare Department (HFWD). The Program Development Objective is to improve service delivery in Gujarat by improving primary health care quality, equity, and comprehensiveness, improving service delivery models for adolescent girls, and increasing disease surveillance system capacity.

by - Mahesh
Quad signs Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief partnership guidelines

Quad signs Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief partnership guidelines

World Affairs 25 Sep 2022

'The Quad grouping decided to expand their scope of partnership with the signing of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) partnership guidelines during a ministerial meeting hosted by the US on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. ' These guidelines trace their origins to the 2004 ad hoc Tsunami Core Group, which sought to strengthen international response during the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami. These guidelines aim to respond to disasters occurring in the Indo-Pacific region. Quad is a forum committed to bringing tangible benefits to the region and ensuring a region which is peaceful, stable, prosperous and where sovereignty is respected, where the countries are free to make their own choices.

by - Mahesh
Centre Launches Scheme For Special Assistance To States For Capital Investment For 2022-23

Centre Launches Scheme For Special Assistance To States For Capital Investment For 2022-23

Economy 25 Sep 2022

'The government of India has launched a Scheme Special Assistance to States for Capital Investment for 2022-23.' Under the Scheme, financial assistance will be provided to the State Governments in the form of a 50-year interest-free loan for capital investment projects. The loan provided under the Scheme will be over and above the normal borrowing ceiling allowed to the States for the financial year 2022-23. States like Punjab, Rajasthan, Kerala, West Bengal, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, etc. had the highest debt burden in 2020-21. Revenue expenditure of these states constitutes 80-90% of the total expenses and therefore they have poor capital spending.

by - Mahesh
Advanced Dvorak Technique (ADT)

Advanced Dvorak Technique (ADT)

Ecology & Environment 25 Sep 2022

'Recently, American meteorologist Vernon Dvorak, credited with having developed ADT in the 1970s, passed away at the age of 100.' The Advanced Dvorak Technique (ADT) utilizes longwave-infrared, temperature measurements from geostationary satellites to estimate tropical cyclone (TC) intensity. During day time, images in the visible spectrum were used while at night, the ocean would be observed using infrared images. The Dvorak technique said to be one of the greatest meteorological innovations, has undergone several advancements since its inception. The current estimation method is based on it. It has saved the lives of millions of people across the world.

by - Mahesh

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