23 Nov 2020: PIB Summary & Analysis

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. E-Lok Adalats
2. National Crisis Management Committee
3. Aviation Safety Awareness Week 2020
4. ATAL Faculty Development Programmes

1. E-Lok Adalats

Context:

27 E-Lok Adalats organized in 15 states.

Details:

  • During the pandemic-induced lockdown, the various legal services authorities (NALSA and the state legal services authorities) adapted to the new normal and moved Lok Adalats to the virtual platform.
  • From June to October, 27 E-Lok Adalats had been organised in 27 states leading to the disposal of more than 2.5 lakh cases.
  • In November, such E-Lok Adalats were organised in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Telangana which helped dispose of about 12600 cases.
  • Not only do the E-Lok Adalats help people of the marginalised and weaker sections access justice during difficult times, they are also cost-effective as it eliminates the need for organisational expenses.

To know more about Lok Adalats, click on the linked article.


2. National Crisis Management Committee

Context:

Union Cabinet Secretary chairs a National Crisis Management Committee meeting to review the status of the impending cyclone.

To know more about the National Crisis Management Committee, check PIB dated June 2, 2020.


3. Aviation Safety Awareness Week 2020

Context:

AAI observes Aviation Safety Awareness Week 2020.

About Aviation Safety Awareness Week:

  • The Airports Authority of India (AAI) observes Aviation Safety Awareness Week during the last week of November every year.
  • To raise awareness of aviation safety, AAI undertook various employee engagement programs at the airports and ANS stations like reviewing documents and facilities, mock exercises, preventive maintenance, etc.
  • Various social campaigns too will be rolled out to raise awareness on the issue. Banners and posters are being displayed across AAI offices and operational centres to educate both external and internal stakeholders on the significance of the Safety Awareness Week.

4. ATAL Faculty Development Programmes

Context:

Union Education Minister inaugurates 46 online ATAL Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs) organised by AICTE.

Details:

  • 46 online AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs) were inaugurated to train teachers of higher education institutions associated with the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) in thrust and emerging areas in technology.
  • The FDPs will be conducted in 22 Indian states.

ATAL Academies:

  • The main objective of the ATAL Academy is to provide quality technical education in the country and to promote research and entrepreneurship through training in various emerging fields. IITs, IIITs, NITs CU and research labs are organizing these ATAL FDPs.
  • The ATAL Academy seeks to establish AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) cells in all the technical institutions, Universities, Deemed-to-be Universities and other institutions of technical learning.
  • The ATAL Academies also conduct a series of training programmes in various emerging fields across the country.
  • Currently, there are eleven ATAL academies in India, spread all over the country.
  • The ATAL Academy has also been included in the Book of World Records, London for training over 1 lakh people in 1000 programs under ‘FDP’.

Read previous PIB here.

November 23rd, 2020, PIB:- Download PDF Here

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