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Bihar govt to introduce mandatory games period, ‘no-bag day’ in schools
The Bihar government is set to introduce a ‘no-bag day’ rule in schools and a mandatory games period at least once a week to reduce burden on students, an official said.
- The weekly “no-bag day” will have task-based practical classes, he said. “At least once a week, students will come to schools only with their lunch boxes. They do not need to carry books. The day will be devoted to practical and experiential learning. The objective of such a policy is to engage students in various activities, which can positively impact their learning.
Niti Aayog like think tank institute to be set up in Maharashtra
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that an institution on the lines of Niti Aayog would be set up in the state for comprehensive data analysis and to make studied decisions on various sectors.
- The institution would be responsible to perform comprehensive data analysis and make studied decisions on various sectors in the state.
- Devendra Fadnavis said the NITI Aayog has also carried out an extensive study on similar issues and developed a tool, where inter-related data from various departments is collectively analysed for a better decision-making process.
BANKING & FINANCE
Defence Ministry signs MoU with Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank under SPARSH- System for Pension Administration initiative
The Defence Ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding, MoU, with Bank of Baroda and HDFC Bank under the SPARSH- System for Pension Administration initiative with an objective to cover seventeen lakh, defence pensioners, across the country.
- The Ministry said that the MoU will onboard more than 14 thousand bank branches as Service Centres to provide an effective medium for pensioners to perform profile update requests, register grievances and seek redressal, pensioner data verification and many more.
- It mentioned that so far, the SPARSH initiative has crossed one million pensioners onboard mark and disbursed 11 thousand 6 hundred crore rupees in the 2021-22 fiscal year.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Credit Suisse expects global wealth to increase by US$169 trillion by 2026
Credit Suisse Research Institute expects global wealth to increase by US$169 trillion by 2026, a cumulative rise of 36%, with middle-income countries such primarily driving global wealth increases.
- In its Global Wealth Report 2022 released, Credit Suisse forecast that by 2024, global wealth per adult should pass the US$100,000 threshold and that the number of millionaires will exceed 87 million individuals over the next five years.
- The global investment bank and financial services firm’s think tank said that by the end of 2021, global wealth totalled an estimated US$463.6 trillion, which is an increase of 9.8% versus 2020 and far above the average annual 6.6% recorded since the beginning of the century.
Linda Fruhvirtova wins Chennai Open 2022 title
Czech teenager Linda Fruhvirtova fought back to beat No.3 seed, Magda Linette of Poland 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and win the Chennai Open WTA 250 title. This was her 17-year-old’s first Tour title.
- In the doubles, the top-seed Canadian-Brazilian pair of Gabriela Dabrowski and Luisa Stefani hammered Anna Blinkova (Russia) and Natela Dzalamidze (Georgia) 6-1, 6-2 to claim the title in Chennai.
India wins UN award for India Hypertension Control Initiative
In a significant achievement and recognition of country’s efforts against hypertension, India has won a UN award for its “India Hypertension Control Initiative, IHCI which is a large-scale hypertension intervention under National Health Mission.
- The IHCI has been recognized for its exceptional work within India’s existing primary healthcare system. The IHCI has won the ‘2022 UN Interagency Task Force and WHO Special Programme on Primary Health Care Award’ at the UN General Assembly side event held in New York, USA.
- The award recognizes the outstanding commitment and action of India to prevent and control Non-Communicable Diseases and deliver integrated people-centric primary care.
Gates Foundation unveils 2022 global goals awards winners
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the winners of its annual Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards in New York. This award recognises a leader who has driven progress on a global scale toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
- The campaigner award, which was the first for the night, was presented by Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai to Vanessa Nakate, a climate justice activist from Uganda and founder of the Africa-based Rise Up Movement and the Green Schools Project.
- Radhika Batra, co-founder of the nonprofit organization Every Infant Matters, which provides last-mile health solutions to disadvantaged children in India, won the progress award, which was presented by Lilly Singh, entertainer and founder of Unicorn Island.
- Angelina Jolie presented the changemaker award to Zahra Joya, a journalist from Afghanistan who founded and self-funded Rukhshana Media, an online news agency focused exclusively on covering issues that affect the women of Afghanistan.
- Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, won the 2022 global goalkeeper award for her leadership at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. This award was presented by Bill Gates, co-chair of the foundation.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Union Ministry of Food Processing, Agriculture launches Convergence Portal
Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries jointly launched a Convergence Portal between Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF), Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) scheme, and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.
- On the occasion, Mr Tomar said, it is the idea of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that all Ministries and Departments of the Government should work together in cohesion to serve the people of the country to the best of their abilities.
- Mr Paras said, it will prove to be very important for the Food Processing Enterprises of the country. He said, it is a stepping stone to achieve Prime Minister’s dream of an Aatma Nirbhar Bharat and will also boost the concept of ‘Vocal For Local’.
Padma Shri Awardee Acharya Ram Yatna Shukla pasees away
Padma Shri Acharya Ramayatna Shukla, the president of Shri Kashi Vidvat Parishad and Sanskrit scholar, passed away. He was 90.
- He is popularly called as “Abhinav Panini” due to his contribution towards inventing new methods of Sanskrit Grammar and Vedanta teaching and modernisation.
- He was the founder of UP Nagkoop Sastrath Samiti and Sanatan Sanskriti Samvardhan Parishad, which are engaged in the uplifting of Sanskrit language and moral values of society.
- He was honoured with more than 25 awards including the Keshav award, Vachaspati Award, and Vishwabharti award. He has been conferred the title of “Mahamahopadhye”. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2021 for his immense contribution in social work. He has authored several books and research papers. One of his key publications is “Vyakaran Darshne Shristi Prakriya Vimarsha”.