24 Jan 2022: PIB Summary for UPSC

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. India emerges as the largest exporter of cucumber and gherkins in the world
2. NERCORM Phase-III Project
3. Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar
4. Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP)
5. Umang Rangoli Utsav
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1. Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar

Syllabus: GS 1; Indian Culture: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms from ancient to modern times.

Prelims: Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar

Context: 

Prime Minister interacted with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) awardees via video conference. 

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar

The Government of India awards the “Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar” in two categories:

  1. Bal Shakti Puraskar
  2. Bal Kalyan Puraskar

Bal Shakti Puraskar

  • These awards are to be given as recognition to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievement in the fields of innovation, scholastic, sports, arts & culture, social service and bravery which deserves recognition.  
  • Each awardee will be given a medal, a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/-, book vouchers worth Rs. 10,000/-, a certificate and citation.

Bal Kalyan Puraskar 

  • For Individuals: 
    • These awards are given as recognition to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution towards service for children in the field of Child Development, Child Protection and Child Welfare for not less than 7 years.
    • The award consists of a medal, cash prize of Rs. 1, 00,000/- (one lakh), a citation and a certificate to each awardee. 
  • For Institutions: 
    • The award for the institution consists of a medal, cash prize of Rs. 5,00,000/- each and a citation, and a certificate. 
    • The institution should not be entirely funded by the government. 

2. ‘One District One Product’ (ODOP) Initiative

Syllabus: GS 3; Economic Development – Location, Upstream and Downstream Requirements, Supply Chain Management

Prelims: ‘One District One Product’ (ODOP) Initiative

Context: 

A State Conference was held to boost Centre and State collaboration in promoting products under the One District One Product (ODOP) Initiative.

One District One Product (ODOP): 

  • One District One Product (ODOP) is a significant programme that is being implemented across India to help each district realize its full potential.
  • ODOP’s basic principle is to pick, market, and promote one product from each Indian district.
  • Know more about ‘One District One Product’ (ODOP) in the linked article.

3. Trade Defense Wing (TDW) operations

Syllabus: GS 3; Economic Development

Prelims: Trade Defense Wing (TDW) 

Context: 

The Trade Defense Wing (TDW) operations under the Department of Commerce (DOC) has brought relief to the Indian exporters.

Trade Defense Wing (TDW): 

  • The TDW was established in the year 2016 for extending support and defending the interests of Indian exporters in investigations undertaken by other countries against India. 
  • The TDW coordinates with various departments of the Central as well as the State Governments.

4. NERCRMS

Syllabus: GS 3; Economic Development 

Prelims: Facts about NERCORMP and NERCRMS 

Mains: Details of the initiatives aimed at transforming the northeast region of India.

Context: 

An initiative named Earning a living through Animal husbandry was undertaken as part of the NERCORMP project.

NERCORMP Project: 

  • NERCORMP stands for North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project for Upland Areas. 
  • It is a livelihood and rural development project aimed to transform the lives of the poor and marginalized Tribal families in North East (NE) India. 
  • It is a jointly funded project of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and North Eastern Council, Ministry of DoNER, Government of India.

Read more about (NERCRMS) in PIB dated Jan 23, 2022.


5. State Environment Impact Assessment Authorities

Syllabus: GS 3: Environment: Conservation, environmental impact assessment.

Prelims: State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAAs); Star Rating System 

Mains: Critical Evaluation of Star Rating System by Environment Ministry

Context: 

A new system of Star Rating of SEIAAs has been introduced for encouraging the efficiency, transparency and accountability in the functioning of SEIAAs. 

What is the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAAs)?

  • SEIAAs are a very important arm of the Environment Ministry for implementation of EIA Notification at the State level.
  • They have been delegated powers to consider and grant environmental clearance (EC) for all proposals under Category B.

What is the Star Rating System?

  • The ranking system is based on the provisions of EIA Notification 2006 and various guidelines issued by the Ministry from time to time.
  • It aims to encourage the SEIAAs to increase their efficiency in decision making without diluting any regulatory safeguards.
  • It is pertinent to note that the EIA Notification already provides timelines for all EC processes.

Know more about  Star Rating System proposed by the Environment Ministry in CNA dated Jan 24, 2022.


6. Revamped CGHS website and mobile app launched

Syllabus: GS 2: Governance: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre.

Prelims: Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)

Context:  

The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare digitally launched the revamped CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) website and mobile app, “MyCGHS”.

Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)

  • The Central Government Health Scheme was started in 1954 with the objective of providing comprehensive medical care to the Central Government employees.
  • It caters to the healthcare needs of eligible beneficiaries covering all four pillars of the democratic set-up in India namely Legislature, Judiciary, Executive and Press.
  • It has a large volume of its beneficiary base and a pan-India presence providing healthcare through allopathic as well as indigenous systems of medicine.

7. V.O. Chidambaranar Port

Syllabus: GS 3: Infrastructure: Ports 

Prelims: Ports in India

Context: 

V.O. Chidambaranar Port witnessed another landmark handling the longest wind blades. 

V.O. Chidambaranar Port:

  • V. O. Chidambaranar Port Trust is an artificial port. 
  • It is the second-largest port in Tamil Nadu and the third-largest container terminal in India. 
  • This is the third international port in Tamil Nadu and it is the second all-weather port.

Read previous PIB here.

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