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UPSC 2017 IAS Exam: PIB Summary and Analysis - June 18 and 19

June 18th PIB Summary and Analysis

National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India
  • Launched by the minister for culture and tourism in Mathura
  • It will be a part of the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’
  • Under the mission
    • Mechanisms will be designed to fulfil the aspirations of the whole artist community of the nation
    • The rich cultural heritage of this country will be preserved in the form of a cultural repository of artists and art forms
  • This Mission encompasses data mapping, demography building formalising the processes and bringing all the cultural activities under one web based umbrella for better results
  • The Mission also seeks to open a direct channel of communication of artists with the Government and peer to peer communication among artists for talent honing and handholding of each other
  • The scheme is set to cover all the Blocks of the Country, involving a total of 6.40 Lakh villages over the span of next 3 years


June 19th PIB Summary and Analysis

“Celebrating Yoga” app launched
  • About the app
    • It has been developed by Department of Science & Technology (Ministry of Science & Technology) on the occasion of International Yoga Day 2017
    • The purpose of the APP is to popularise Yoga and encourage people to participate in it for a scientifically healthy living
    • Celebrating Yogaprovides a platform to share information and insights about peoples’ participation in Yoga activities on the occasion of the International Yoga Day 2017; create awareness and encourage a scientifically healthy living
    • The App will enable in capturing both mass events being organized in public places, schools and office complexes across the country and individual enthusiasts who are performing yoga to promote the celebration of the day and yoga performances
    • The App will be connected with Google Map where shared information can been seen by the users. Subsequently the information posted will also be visible on  DST website through a social wall. The App “Celebrating Yoga(DST) can be downloaded from Google Play Store
      • Install and open the app
      • Share your Yoga event and submit
      • View your photos and locations on Google Map
    • The information gathered through this app will be shared subsequently with the  Ministry of AYUSH to complement their efforts.
  • The Department of Science & Technology has also launched a research programme “Science and Technology of Yoga and Meditation (SATYAM)” under its Cognitive Science Research Initiative (CSRI)

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