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Banks Board Bureau Why in news2 . The Banks Board Bureau (BBB) has recommended 22 general managers to be elevated as executive directors at various public sector banks. . These recommendations are based on interactions held by the Banks Board Bureau with eligible candidates from PSBs towards appointment against vacancies in PSBs for the period 2018-19. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister will take the final decision in this regard. There are already some vacancies at executive director level and more would be created during the course of the year.
About Banks Board Bureau (BBB): . It was set up in February 2016 as an autonomous body- based on the recommendations of the RBI-appointed Nayak Committee .It was the part of Indradhanush Plan of government. Its broad agenda was to improve governance at state-owned lenders. Its mandate also involved advising the government on top-level bank appointments and assisting banks with capital-raising plans as well as strategies to deal with bad loans.
India BPO promotion scheme Why in news? The Union government is planning to expand its BPO promotion scheme under the Digital India initiative. The government has proposed to more than double the number of seats under the scheme. About India BPO Promotion scheme (IBPS): . The India BPO Promotion Scheme (IBPS), envisaged under Digital India Programme, seeks to incentivize establishment of 48,300 seats in respect of BPO/ITES operations across the country. of Rs. 493 Crore. This would help in capacity building in smaller cities in terms of infra & manpower . It is distributed among each State in proportion of State's population with an outlay and would become basis for next wave of IT/ITES led growth.
Salient Features: . Financial Support: Up to 50% of expenditure incurred on BPO/ITES operations towards capital expenditure (CAPEX) and/or operational expenditure (OPEX) on admissible items, subject to an upper ceiling of Rs. 1 Lakh/Seat. Special incentives toward employment of women & specially enabled persons. Incentive for generating employment beyond target & wider dispersal within state including rural areas. nt for local entrepreneurs. . Special consideration for Hilly states of HP, J&K and UK.
Significance of the scheme: This scheme has potential to create employment opportunities of around 1.5 lakh direct jobs considering three shift operations. .It may also create good number of indirect jobs. Background: BPO / ITES Industry is one of the fastest growing segments under the Information . It has immense potential to grow and expand further because of its readiness to deliver at par . Currently, most revenue by this sector is generated from, in and around, the metropolitan . Other parts of the country, having availability of talent pool and infrastructure, are yet to Technology sector in the country. with global standards and inherent cost advantage. areas of Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. reap the benefits of this global boom.
National Data Centre Why in news? . The Centre will set up the centrcountry's biggest data e in Bhopal with a capacity to host five lakh virtual servers. It will be set up by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) NIC and NIC Data Centres: NIC, under the Department of Information Technology of the Government of India, is a premier Science and Technology Organization, at the forefront of the active promotion and implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions in the government The NIC is a part of the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology's Department of Electronics & Information Technology.
. With the increased expectations from citizens for online services and the number of e-Governance Projects being launched by the Government, the Data Centre requirements are growing exponentially There is a need to set up strategic infrastructure that facilitates high availability, quick scalability, efficient management & optimized utilization of resources. * To fulfil this requirement, NIC has set up state-of-the-art National Data Centres to provide services to the Government at all levels. These Data Centres combine round-the-clock operations and management of systems with onsite skilled personnel . The National Data Centres host Government websites, services and apps.
Highlights of ICD- 11: ICD-11 identifies health trends and statistics worldwide, and contains around 55,000 unique codes for injuries, diseases and causes of d . .ICD-11, which has been over a decade in the making, provides significant improvements on previous versions Also for the first time, it is completely electronic and has a much more user-friendly format. . And there has been unprecedented involvement of health care workers who have joined collaborative meetings and submitted proposals . The new ICD-11 also reflects progress in medicine and advances in scientific understanding For example, the codes relating to antimicrobial resistance are more closely in line with the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS) ICD-11 is also able to better capture data regarding safety in health care, which means that unnecessary events that may harm health - such as unsafe workflows in hospitals can be identified and reduced. The new ICD also includes new chapters- one on traditional medicine and another new chapter on sexual health. Gaming disorder has been added to the section on addictive disorders. .
What necessitated this move? Outward remittances under maintenance of close relatives shot up to almost S3 billion in 2017-18 from a mere $174 million in 2013-14 . In fact, funds sent under this category have more than doubled since 2015-16. Overall outward remittances under LRS went up to S11 billion from S1 billion in the same period About Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS): Under LRS, all resident individuals can freely remit S250,000 overseas every financial year for a permissible set of current or capital account transactions.
Google for flood forecasting Why in news? .Central Water Commission (CWC), India's apex technical organization in the field of Water Resources, has entered into a Collaboration Agreement with Google for flood forecasting. .This initiative is likely to help crisis management agencies to deal extreme hydrological events in a better manner. Under this Agreement: . CWC and Google will share technical expertise in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, geospatial mapping and analysis of hydrological observation data to collaborate on: flood warnings. flood management. aino will belp provide locationtangeted, actionable . High priority research project utilizing Google Earth Engine to help visualize and improve A cultural project to build online exhibitions on the Rivers of India.
Benefits of the agreement: The collaborative arrangement is likely to result in saving of crore of rupees which otherwise would have to be spent by the government on acquiring high resolution DEM, high end computational resources and developing dissemination platforms widely used by the masses. This would enable the Government as well as disaster management organisations to identify well in advance the locations and population, which are at risk from floods and require warnings and information. ' This collaborative initiative is expected to be a milestone in flood management and in mitigating the flood losses
About Central Water Commission: Central Water Commission is a premier Technical Organization of India in the field of Water Resources and is presently functioning as an attached office of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India The Commission is entrusted with the general responsibilities of initiating, coordinating and furthering in consultation of the State Governments concerned, schemes for control, conservation and utilization of water resources throughout the country, for purpose of Flood Control, Irrigation, Navigation, Drinking Water Supply and Water Power Development . It also undertakes the investigations, construction and execution of any such schemes as required.