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July 22, 2023 Daily Current Affairs
Revolutionizing Crop Insurance: Empowering Farmers with Technological Advancements | PMFBY Launch Event
The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare launched technological initiatives under PMFBY to empower farmers and streamline operations. YES-Tech Manual, WINDS Portal, and AIDE app were unveiled. The initiatives aim to provide accurate weather information, yield estimation, and transparent claim payments. The efforts resulted in substantial cost-saving and reduced premiums, benefiting farmers nationwide. The government’s commitment to agricultural growth and welfare was evident in the launch event.
55th Youth Parliament Competition 2022-23: Winners and Awards in Delhi
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs held the Prize Distribution Function for the 55th Youth Parliament Competition, 2022-23 in Delhi. School of Excellence, Kalkaji, won the first prize, and 10 other schools were awarded for their performance. The event emphasized promoting democratic values among the younger generation and encouraging a healthy lifestyle for environmental preservation. The Youth Parliament Scheme aims to instill democratic virtues and leadership skills in students through parliamentary practices and debates.
Academic Achievers Honored: Award Ceremony at Navy Children School, Delhi (July 2023)
Academic achievers of classes X and XII were honored at an Award Ceremony held at Navy Children School, Delhi on 21 July 2023. The event was attended by distinguished guests, including the Vice President of Navy Welfare and Wellness Association. Awards from various institutions were presented to the achievers. The school aims to promote character-building and overall development of children. The Chief Guest encouraged the students to continue their efforts and express gratitude to their teachers and parents. The ceremony provided an opportunity for the dignitaries to interact with the award-winning students.
Enhancing Audit Quality: NFRA Chairperson Stresses Importance of Experienced Auditors in 3rd International Conference
NFRA Chairperson Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey emphasized the importance of experienced individuals in the auditor’s committee for high-quality audits during the 3rd International Conference on Financial Reporting and Control. He highlighted NFRA’s role in ensuring audit quality and stressed on addressing critical areas such as evaluating business rationale, handling frauds, maintaining proper audit work documentation, and avoiding excessive reliance on experts. Dr. Pandey concluded that audits are crucial for building trust in the private sector and should be strengthened, along with proper remuneration for auditors.
India’s Growing Food Grain Exports: Steady Rise to 7.79% in 2022 | Top Products & Importers
India’s share in the world food grains market based on export values increased from 3.38% in 2010 to 7.79% in 2022. The country has experienced steady growth in foodgrain exports over the last few years. The top 10 agriculture products exported from India include marine products, rice, sugar, spices, and buffalo meat. The USA, China, and Bangladesh are among the top importers of India’s agriculture products. The Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) supports exporters through various schemes and forums to promote exports. Additionally, the establishment of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) helps enhance competitiveness in foreign markets.
National IPR Policy 2016: Encouraging Innovation & Protection for Inventors – All You Need to Know
The National IPR Policy 2016 covers 8 types of intellectual property rights: Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs, Copyrights, Geographical Indications, Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Layout Design, Trade Secret, and Plant Varieties. The policy aims to promote innovation and creativity, providing incentives and protection for inventors and creators. Various measures have been implemented, including fee rebates, expedited examination for specific applicants, and awareness initiatives. Additionally, the policy focuses on modernizing IP offices and encouraging the commercialization of intellectual property. Each type of right is governed by specific Acts and Rules, defining the subject and term of protection. The information was provided by the Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Shri Som Parkash.
Unlocking Digital Commerce: ONDC Network Promotes Inclusivity & New Opportunities
The Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) aims to democratize digital commerce by providing an open technical standard called the ONDC Protocol, allowing platforms to interoperate without integrating with each other. This promotes lower entry-barriers, a level playing field, and new business opportunities. ONDC supports offline businesses in transitioning online and ensures transparency, trust, and efficiency. The ONDC Network consists of compliant platforms that can interact without learning each other’s specific language. Buyers can use any seller application through a single buyer application, making digital commerce more inclusive.
Boosting Medical Education: Government Increases Medical Colleges & Seats in Aspirational Districts
The government has significantly increased the number of medical colleges and seats, with an 82% increase in colleges and a 110% increase in MBBS seats since 2014. The Centrally Sponsored Scheme focuses on establishing medical colleges in underserved areas and aspirational districts, with 157 colleges approved in three phases, including AIIMS establishments. Financial support has been provided to various states for upgrading existing medical colleges and increasing MBBS and post-graduate seats. The Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare provided this update.
Revolutionizing Healthcare: Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission’s Impact
Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission launched with a vision for a national digital health ecosystem supporting universal health coverage. It integrates various apps like ABHA and Aarogya Setu, providing assisted & offline mode for limited internet areas. Health-tech startups encouraged to revolutionize healthcare, with a focus on data privacy. Financial assistance provided for effective implementation and IT interventions across the country.
Life-Saving Treatment Aid: Rashtra Aarogya Nidhi & AB-PMJAY Schemes for Poor Patients
Financial aid is provided to poor patients living below the poverty line, suffering from life-threatening diseases like heart, kidney, liver, and cancer. The scheme offers assistance for treatment at Super Specialty Government hospitals, with maximum aid ranging from Rs. 15 lakhs to Rs. 20 lakhs for specified rare diseases. Additionally, Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) provides health cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family per year to entitled families for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization in public and private hospitals across India.
Cricket Milestone: Virat Kohli Equals Sir Don Bradman’s Record with 29 Test Centuries!
Virat Kohli equals Sir Don Bradman’s record of 29 Test centuries in cricket. India scores 438 in the second Test against West Indies. West Indies trail by 352 runs, with Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul making a solid opening stand. Kohli’s 121 runs came in his 500th international game, reaching 29 centuries in his 111th Test match. India’s batsmen, including Rohit Sharma, Jadeja, and Ashwin, contributed to the massive total. West Indian bowlers Roach and Gabriel took 3 wickets each.
Argentinian Defence Minister Visits HAL and Signs LoI for Helicopters: Strengthening Cooperation and Acquisitions
Argentinian Defence Minister visits HAL, signs Letter of Intent for helicopters. Cooperation and acquisition of Light and Medium Utility Helicopters discussed. Visit includes viewing flying display and showing interest in HAL products.
EV Industry in India Set to Generate 5 Million Jobs by 2030: NITI Aayog Conference Highlights
The EV industry in India could create 5 million jobs by 2030. NITI Aayog held a conference to boost electric mobility, aiming for 30% EV market share by 2030. India’s EV market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 49% from 2022 to 2030. Emphasis was placed on the need for low-cost financing, robust charging infrastructure, and collaborative efforts for the future of e-mobility in India. Goa’s Chief Minister announced a shift to all-electric tourist vehicles from 2024. This growth aligns with India’s net-zero vision for 2070.
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