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DRDO's 'Dare to Dream'contest: Context: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has launched 'Dare to Dream', a contest to encourage startups and individuals to come up with innovative defence and aerospace Dare to Dream technologies Applicants are invited to send innovative, workable proposals that can impact various related domains. DRDO Contest "The Kalam Vision Dare to Dream The winning entries, which should specify the plan of executing it into a prototype, stand to get one of five prizes ranging from 3akh to 10akh in two categories The military R&D organisation has asked for solutions in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems, Cybersecurity, Hypersonic Technologies, Smart Materials, Quantum Computing, and Soldier as a System. . .
'GiveltUp' campaign Context: As on 06.02.2019, nearly 1.04 crore LPG consumers have voluntarily surrendered their LPG subsidy under Giveltup campaign. #GiveltUp | Feel the Joy of Giving
About the campaign: 1. Give it Up' scheme encourages well-to-do households to voluntarily give up their liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) subsidy so that it could be targeted to the poor who remain reliant on polluting cooking fuels such as wood, dung, crop residues and coal The money surrendered under this movement will be utilised for poor to get LPG connection irn rural as well as in urban areas who are still using firewood for cooking 2.
'Sarthi Sandesh Vahini' Context: Uttar Pradesh has launched 'Sarthi Sandesh Vahini mission. The 'Sarthi Sandesh Vahini' is a mission started by the state family welfare department with an aim to spread awareness regarding family planning in urban and rural areas. Under this campaign, vehicles will provide family planning information to the viewers through various documentaries and films. .
Bill to counter exploitation by NRI spouses . Context: In a bid to counter growing incidents of exploitation of Indian women by NRI (Non Resident Ind an) spouses, the government has introduced a Bill in the Rajya Sabha.
Highlights of the Bill: The Bill is aimed at prevent victimisation of Indian nationals in fraudulent marriages The Bill will create accountability and protect those who are trapped in fraudulent marriages and are abandoned by their spouses According to the new Bill, a marriage between an NRI and an Indian citizen will have to be registered within 30 days from the date of marriage. . Necessary legal provisions have been created in the criminal code and the Passports Act, 1967, to initiate action against erring NRI spouses.
Promotion and Protection of Maithili Lanquage and its scripts . Context: A committee constituted for making a report for the Promotion and Protection of Maithili Language and its scripts has submitted its report to MHRD in whiclh it has made several recommendations for promotion and protection of Maithili language.
Important recommendations of the committee are as follows: .To establish a Script and Manuscript Centre at Darbhanga in any one o the Universities viz. Kameshwar Singh Sanskrit University or Lalit Narayan Mithila Unviersity. Early completion of the work ertaining to Unicode Scripts of ithilakshar by Technology Development of Indian Languages (TDIL) and lo prepare audio-visual teaching materials for teaching the Mithilakshar scripts.
"Light House Projects challenge" Context: The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has instituted a challenge for States/ UTs to select six sites across the country for constructing the Lighthouse projects under GHTC-India.
"Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC- India)": The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has already launched a "Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC- India)". GLOBAL HOUSING TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE INDIA The challenge has three components viz. . i) Conduct of Grand Expo-cum-Conference, ii) Identifying Proven Demonstrable Technologies from across the globe and . ii) Promoting Potential Technologies through the establishment of Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators- India (ASHA-I) for incubation and accelerator support
About Defence Innovation Hubs (DIHs): The Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) framework of the Government envisages setting up and managing independent Defence Innovation Hubs (DIHs) These DIHs will serve as platforms where innovators can get information about needs and feedback from the Services directly and create solutions for India's major defence platforms. This structure is also geared towards attracting more innovators to work for the defence sector in India . Defence Innovation
The Framework to Fund Defence Innovation Hubs under iDEX, approved by the Board of Defence Innovation Organisation DIO) prescribes the following minimum criterion for setting up Defence Innovation Hubs: Any Central Government recognized Incubator including but not limited to: Department of Science and Technology (DST) recognized Incubators. Atal Innovation Mission, NITIAayog created Atal Incubation Centers (AICs) and Established Incubation Centers (EICs). Ministry of MSME recognized incubators. Any other incubator recognized or funded through any Central government scheme. The incubator located in districts mentioned in the list of SME clusters hosted by the Ministry of MSME in collaboration with UNIDO Incubator / Hub promoted by local industry associations . .
National Productivity Week . Context: National Productivity Council (NPC, an autonomous registered society under Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, National Productivity Week (12- 1 February, 2018 60th Foundation Day Celebration 12 February, 2018 "INDUSTRY 4.0, LEAPFROG OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIA" do Ministry of Commerce & Industry, NPC is celebrating its 61st Foundation Day on 12th February with the theme "Circular Economy for Productivity & Sustainability" NPC observes foundation day as Productivity Day and the National Productivity Week from February 12- 18, 2019. re Sustain theFuture.
Significance of the theme This year theme representsa unique opportunity for circular business model for Make Use Return. It presents an opportunity for long term economic prospects and regeneration of materials. Transitioning to an efficient circular economy will benefit industry and all stakeholders now and in future. NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY DAY