12 May 2020: PIB Summary & Analysis

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. International Nurses Day
2. PM CARES Fund
3. Vande Bharat Mission
4. Mission Sagar
5. CHAMPIONS Portal

1. International Nurses Day

Context:

PM expresses gratitude to Nurses on International Nurses Day.

About International Nurses Day:

  • The International Nurses Day is celebrated every year on May 12 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
  • The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has celebrated this day since 1965.
  • The theme for 2020 is “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health”.

2. PM CARES Fund

Context:

BPPI contributes Rs.25 Lakh to PM CARES fund.

About PM CARES Fund:

  • To support the government in its fight against COVID-19, the Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI), under the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, has contributed Rs. 25 Lakh to PMCARES fund.
  • Learn more about the PM CARES fund at the linked article.

3. Vande Bharat Mission

Context:

6037 Indians return from abroad in 31 flights under Vande Bharat Mission since 7th May 2020.

Details:

  • Under this mission, the Ministry of Civil Aviation is coordinating with the Ministry of External Affairs and state Governments for bringing Indians back to their homeland.
  • Air India, along with its subsidiary Air India Express, are operating a total of 64 flights (42 by Air India & 24 by AI Express) to 12 countries viz. USA, UK, Bangladesh, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Philippines, UAE and Malaysia to repatriate 14,800 Indians back in the first phase.

Read more about the Vande Bharat Mission on CNA dated 8 May, 2020.


4. Mission Sagar

Context:

INS Kesari hands over food provisions to Maldives under Mission Sagar.

Details:

For more on Mission Sagar, check PIB dated 10 May, 2020.


5. CHAMPIONS Portal

Context:

Ministry of MSME launches CHAMPIONS Portal www.Champions.gov.in.

Details:

  • The Champions portal is a technology-driven control room-cum-management information system.
  • The system, utilising modern ICT tools, is aimed at assisting Indian MSMEs march into the big league as National and Global CHAMPIONS.
  • CHAMPIONS stands for ‘Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the Output and National Strength’.
  • The portal is basically for making the smaller units big by solving their grievances, encouraging, supporting, helping and handholding.
  • It is a real one-stop-shop solution of the MSME Ministry.
  • In addition to ICT tools including telephone, internet and video conference, the system is enabled by Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Machine Learning.
  • It is also fully integrated on a real time basis with GOI’s main grievances portal CPGRAMS and the MSME Ministry’s own other web based mechanisms.
  • The entire ICT architecture is created in house with the help of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) at no cost.
  • As part of the system, a network of control rooms is created in a Hub & Spoke Model.
    • The Hub is situated in New Delhi in the MSME Secretary’s office.
    • The spokes will be in the States in various offices and institutions of the Ministry.
    • As of now, 66 state level control rooms are created as part of the system.
  • Objectives of the Champions Portal:
    • How to help the MSMEs in this difficult situation in terms of finance, raw materials, labour, permissions, etc.
    • How to help them capture new opportunities like manufacturing of medical accessories and products like PPEs, masks, etc.
    • How to identify the sparks, i.e., the bright MSMEs who can not only withstand but can also become national and international champions.

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