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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

MoHUA launched convergence of PMFME & DAY-NULM to support Food Processing Units of Urban SHGsCentre launches convergence scheme to support food processing units of urban SHGsi.On September 27, 2021, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) organised the launch event of the convergence between Prime Minister Formalisation of Micro-food processing Enterprises (PMFME) and Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) scheme.
ii.It was jointly launched by Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, MoHUA; and Pushpa Subrahmanyam, Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) during a virtual event organized as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM).
iii.The online Seed Capital Module developed on DAY-NULM MIS (management information system) was also launched to help in effective implementation of this convergence.
About Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA):
Union Minister– Hardeep Singh Puri (Constituency- Uttar Pradesh)
Minister of State (MoS)– Kaushal Kishore (Constituency- Mohanlalganj, Uttar Pradesh)
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4th Indo-US Health Dialogue : India, USA sign two MoUs to improve medical facilities Mansukh Mandaviya addresses concluding session of 4th Indo-US Health DialogueIndia, US signs two MoUs during the two-day 4th Indo-US Health Dialogue 2021 hosted by India. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya addressed the closing session of Indo-US Health Dialogue.
Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs)

  • India’s Health & Family Welfare Ministry and USA’s Department of Health and Human Services signed a MoU for cooperation in the field of Health and Biomedical sciences.
  • Another MoU was signed between Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) & National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for cooperation with the International Centre for Excellence in Research (ICER).

About ICMR
It stands for Indian Council of Medical Research
Headquarters: New Delhi, India
Director General: Balram Bhargava
About NIAID
It stands for National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Headquarters: Maryland, United States
Director: Anthony S. Fauci
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National Action Plan for dog Mediated Rabies Elimination by 2030National Action Plan for dog Mediated Rabies Elimination by 2030On September 28, 2021 i.e. on the occasion of World Rabies Day, the Central Government has launched a National Action Plan for dog Mediated Rabies Elimination by 2030 (NAPRE) for the elimination of dog mediated rabies by 2030.

  • It was unveiled by Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) and Parshottam Rupala, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (MoFAHD)
  • The action for the same has been drafted by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in consultation with FAHD.

Key Points:
i.The Union Ministers also launched the Joint Inter-Ministerial Declaration Support Statement for the elimination of dog mediated rabies from India by 2030 through the One Health Approach.
ii.Notably 33% of global rabies deaths are recorded in India.
iii.Rabies is a deadly zoonotic disease which spreads to people from the saliva of infected animals like dogs and other mammals. It causes inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
Other Participants:
Ministers of State (MoS) Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, MoH&FW; and Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, MoFAHD, among others

Narendra Modi launches 35 crop varieties with special traits to address Climate Change, malnutritionPM Modi launches 35 crop varietiesOn September 28, 2021, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi launched 35 crop varieties which are climate resilient and higher nutrient-content.

  • These have been developed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to address climate change and malnutrition.

Key Points:
i.The 35 varieties include a drought tolerant variety of chickpea, wilt and sterility mosaic resistant pigeonpea, early maturing variety of soybean, disease resistant varieties of rice and biofortified varieties of wheat, pearl millet, maize and chickpea, quinoa, buckwheat, winged bean and faba bean.
ii.PM also dedicated to the nation the newly constructed campus of the National Institute of Biotic Stress Management in Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and distributed the Green Campus Award to agricultural universities.

Home Minister Amit Shah unveils Aapda Mitra and Common Alert Protocol, initiatives of NDMAUnion Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah attended the 17th Foundation Day celebrations of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) as the chief guest in New Delhi. The theme for 2021 was ‘Stopping Impact of Disaster Incidents in the Himalayan Region’.

  • During the event, he released the training manual of Aapda Mitra Scheme and documents of Aapda Mitra and Common Alerting Protocol scheme.
  • The two new initiatives launched by NDMA – Aapda Mitra and Common Alert Protocol.
  • Aapda Mitra Scheme aims to provide the community volunteers with the skills so they would immediately respond to their community’s needs in the aftermath of a disaster and also provides the basic relief training and rescue tasks during emergency situations such as floods, flash-floods and urban flooding.

About NDMA
i.It stands for National Disaster Management Authority
ii.It is an apex body in disaster management
iii.Headed by Prime Minister of India
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‘Nata-Sankirtana’ 3-day Dance & Music Festival at Imphal, ManipurNata Sankiratana festival begins in ManipurThe Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy(JNMDA), Imphal, Manipur has organised the ‘Nata-Sankirtana’, a 3-day dance and music festival from 28th to 30th September 2021. The Nata-Sankirtana is one of the annual features of the JNMDA, to promote Nata Sankirtana among the young generation.

  • Sankirtana is the ritual singing, drumming and dancing of Manipur.
  • In 2013, Sankirtana, the unique cultural heritage of Manipur was inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO)‘s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

About Nata-Sankirtana:
i.The Nata-Sankirtana was introduced during the reign of Bhagyachandra, who ruled Manipur during 1759-1761 and 1763-1798.
ii.He was also known as Ching-Thang Khomba to the hill peoples, Jai Singh to the British and the Assamese and Karta to the Vaishnavs.
iii.Nata Sankirtana is a hymn of Lord Krishna in classical ragas produced with various indigenous rhythms.
iv.It is performed to mark various occasions of a person’s life.
About Manipur:
Chief Minister– Nongthombam Biren Singh
Capital– Imphal
Stadium– Imphal indoor stadium; Yawa indoor stadium

Govt Notified “Promotion of Medical Device Parks” Scheme to Promote Medical Device Parks 
The Government of India notified the “Promotion of Medical Device Parks” scheme, a scheme to support the medical devices industry and to promote medical device parks across India. The financial outlay of the scheme is Rs 400 crore and its tenure is from the financial year 2020-2021 to 2024-2025. 
Aim: To ensure access to testing and infrastructure facilities and to reduce the cost of medical device production and make them affordable for domestic consumption.

  • The centre has granted the in-principle approval for Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Financial assistance for a park would be 70% of the project cost and for Northeastern and Hilly states it will be 90%.
  • The maximum financial assistance for a park under the scheme is Rs 100 crore. 

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India, US sign Mutual Recognition Agreement for Faster Export Clearance India, US sign pact for faster export clearanceThe chairman of Central Board of Indirect Taxes (CBIC), M Ajit Kumar and Acting Commissioner of United States (US) Customs & Border Protection, the Department of Homeland Security, Troy Miller  signed a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) to recognise each other as Authorised Economic Operators(AEO).
Benefits of MRA agreement
i.This agreement would enhance the export of both the countries and provide  faster clearances through customs procedures.
ii.It will also boost the supply chain security and trade facilitation.
About CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes)
i.It works under the Department of Revenue, Finance Ministry, Government of India. CBIC is a statutory body established under the Central Boards of Revenue Act, 1963.
ii.It engages in policy formulation of matters concerned with the levy and collection of central excise duties, customs, central goods and services tax and IGST, administration of these taxes, prevention of smuggling and also narcotics to the extent prescribed.
iii.The CBIC was previously known as the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC).
About US (United States)
President-Joe Biden
Currency- United States dollars
Capital- Washington DC

BANKING & FINANCE

NABARD Approved Credit Plan for Yak Husbandry in Arunachal PradeshNABARD approves credit plan for rearing HimalayanNational Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has approved a credit plan for yak husbandry in Arunachal Pradesh to support the herders to secure loans and strengthen their livelihoods.
Key Points:
i.The scheme was developed by the National Research Centre on Yak (NRCY).

  • NRCY is a research organization that is engaged in the research and development of yak (Poephagus grunniens L.) in India. It was established in 1989 by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at Dirang, West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.

ii.The credit plan was verified by NABARD, it will enable the commercial banks to extend advances and it has been included in the potential linked credit plans (PLCP) of Tawang, West Kameng, and Shi Yomi districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
iii.The scheme will improve the economic dividends of yak herders in the Eastern Himalayas.
iv.It will also be supportive to overcome the declining trend of the yak population along with facilitating profitable yak farming through the promotion of entrepreneurship.

  • As per a 2017 report, the number of yaks across India declined by almost 24.7 percent between 2012 and 2019.
  • Yak Population: The total yak population in India is about 58,000 in which the Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir have 26,000 followed by 24,000 in Arunachal Pradesh, 5,000 in Sikkim, 2,000 in Himachal Pradesh and about 1,000 in West Bengal and Uttarakhand.

About Arunachal Pradesh:
Governor – Brigadier B. D. Mishra
Wildlife Sanctuary – Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary, D’Ering Memorial (Lali) Wildlife Sanctuary, Kane Wildlife Sanctuary
Zoological Park – Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park

GoI Decided to Borrow Rs 5.3 lakh crore in H2 FY22 Govt to borrow Rs 5.03 lakh crore in second half of FY22 to fund revenue gapThe Government of India (GoI), in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has decided to borrow Rs 5.3 lakh crore for the second half (H2) of FY22 i.e (October 2021 to March 2022) to fund the revenue gap for reviving the economy (affected by COVID-19).

  • Under the budget for 2021-22, the government’s gross borrowing for FY22 was estimated to be Rs 12.05 lakh crore along with net borrowing of Rs 9.37 crore.
  • The Government in consultation with the RBI borrowed Rs 7.02 lakh crore for H1 FY22 by issuing bonds. Now the govt plans to borrow the remaining Rs 5.3 lakh crore.
  • To handle the temporary mismatches in Government accounts, the Reserve Bank of India has fixed the Ways and Mean Advance (WMA) limit for H2 2022 at Rs 50,000 crore.
  • To handle the temporary mismatches in Government accounts, the Reserve Bank of India has fixed the Ways and Mean Advance (WMA) limit for H2 2022 at Rs 50,000 crore.

About Ministry of Finance
Union Minister – Nirmala Sitharaman (Karnataka)
Minister of State (MoS) – Pankaj Chaoudhary (Maharajganj, Uttar Pradesh), Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad (Constituency – Maharashtra)
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LIC Tie-up with DoP for Print to Post SolutionLIC ties up with Department of PostIn September 2021, the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India made an agreement with the Department of Posts (DoP) for availing of the ‘Print to Post’ solution.

  • The Print to Post, which is an end-to-end solution provided by the Department of Post will be useful for LIC for printing and dispatching the policy booklet issued under a life insurance policy.
  • The solution would reduce the turnaround time under the issuance of policy documents and enhance the customer experience.

Department of Posts (DoP):
i.It comes under the Ministry of Communications. India has been divided into 23 postal circles along with another Circle, named Base Circle, to cater to the postal communication needs of the Armed Forces.
ii.With more than 1,55,000 post offices, the DoP has the most widely distributed postal network in the world.
iii.The DoP acts as an agent for the Government of India for other services such as the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), wage disbursement and old age pension payments.
About Department of Posts (DoP):
Headquarters – New Delhi, Delhi
Secretary – Vineet Pandey
Director General – Alok Sharma ​
About Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)of India:
Establishment – 1956
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman – M R Kumar

J&K Bank Received Rs 500 crore Capital from J&K GovtJ&K Bank receives additional capital of Rs 500 cr from J&K govtJammu and Kashmir (J&K) Bank today received Rs 500 Cr as capital from the Government of Union Territory (UT) of J&K, through which the UT will acquire over 16.76 crore shares (6.06 percent) in the Bank.

  • With the infusion of Rs 500 Cr, the J&K government’s equity share in the J&K Bank will increase to over 74 percent.
  • In September, 2021, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently allowed the J&K government to acquire over 16.76 crore shares in the Bank on a preferential basis.

Key Points:
i.In April 2021, J&K bank had stated the J&K government, as its promoter shareholder.
ii.In August 2021, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) exempted the J&K government from complying with its norms on substantial acquisition of shares and takeovers from J&K Bank.
iii.The bank has recently issued the Employees Stock Purchase Scheme (ESPS – 2021), to raise capital of Rs 150 Cr by issuing 7.5 crore equity shares to eligible employees of the bank.
About Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Bank:
Establishment – 1938
Headquarters – Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
Chairman & Managing Director – Rajesh Kumar Chhibber
Tagline – Serving to empower

ADB lends $251m for urban flood management in ChennaiADB approves $251m for urban flood management in IndiaThe Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $251 million for urban flood protection and management in the Chennai–Kosasthalaiyar river basin in India.

  • It strengthens flood risk management and integrated urban planning to transform Chennai into a more livable city.
  • It will improve climate and disaster resilience of affected communities, to protect their lives, economy and the environment.

Objective
i.The project aims at establishing climate-resilient urban flood protection infrastructure.
ii.It includes construction of 588 kilometres (km) of new stormwater drains and to replace 175 km of stormwater drains.
iii.It also includes construction of 23,000 catch pits in roadside drains to recharge the groundwater aquifer and rehabilitate four disaster relief camps.
iv.To implement a citizen observatory for real-time information in flood areas; and create a manual for green infrastructure design, including rainwater harvesting.
v.The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) technical staff will be trained on the planning and design of stormwater drainage systems, solid waste management and flood risks.
About Asian Development Bank
Founded -1966.
Headquarters – Manila, Philippines.
President – Masatsugu Asakawa

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

S&P Retains India’s FY22 Growth Forecast to 9.5%S&P retainsS&P Global Ratings Retained India’s Economic Growth Projection in FY22 to 9.5 percent. The rating agency has reported a strong recovery in economic activity in India after the second wave of COVID-19.

  • In June 2021, it revised India’s economic growth projection in FY22 to 9.5 percent from its earlier forecast of 11 percent.
  • Households and micro and small enterprises were most affected by the latest economic downturn that was caused by COVID-19.
  • Currently, the reserve buffers and current-account shortfalls are better than in 2013.

Note – S&P had reduced the growth forecast of China for 2021 by 30 basis points to 8 percent.
About S&P Global Ratings:
Headquarters – New York, United States.
President and CEO – Douglas L. Peterson

TCS signs IT Transformation deal with German bank NORD/LB and Partnership Agreement with Newgen to Facilitate BSB Project in IsraelTCS picked for German bank NORD-LB’s IT makeoverThe Indian Information Technology (IT) company Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) has been selected by NORD/LB (Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale) as the strategic partner for its IT transformation. NORD/LB  is a German Landesbank and one of the largest commercial banks in Germany.
At present,  TCS partners with over 100 leading German corporations which also include 20 of the DAX40 ( Deutscher Aktien Index—is a stock index of Germany).
Key points
i.It is a 5 year partnership, TCS will work with the bank and facilitate simplification and transformation of its application estate business in financial, wholesale and retail banking.
ii.TCS will also provide its IT and consultancy services to the bank. It will enhance the deep  penetration in the financial market, global delivery capabilities, customer focus and strong transformation capabilities of the bank.
About NORD/LB (Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale)
Headquarters: Hanover, Germany
Chair of Managing Board: Thomas Bürkle
Founded: 1 July 1970
About Newgen Software
Managing Director and Chairman-Diwakar Nigam
Founded– 1992
About TCS (Tata Consultancy Services)
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chief Executive Officer– Rajesh Gopinathan
Founded– 1 April 1968
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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Assam’s Binoy Kumar Saikia won Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2021Assam scientist bags Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award for pioneering workBinoy Kumar Saikia, a senior scientist at CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology (CSIR-NEIST), Jorhat, Assam, has won the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (SSB) for Science and Technology 2021 for his pioneering research in the field of coal and energy. He won the award given by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) under Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences category.

  • The names of the 11 recipients of the awards were announced on 26th September, the 80th foundation day of CSIR.

Dr Jeemon Panniyammakal of AMCHSS won SSB prize 2021 under Medical Sciences:
Dr Jeemon Panniyammakal, Associate professor of Epidemiology, The Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies (AMCHSS), Kerala won the SSB Prize for Science and Technology 2021 for his research in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases in India.
He won the award under the Medical Science category.

  • The  SSB prizes are presented under 7 categories each carrying a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh.

About Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR):
CSIR has a network of 37 national laboratories, 39 outreach centres, 3 Innovation Complexes, and five units with a pan-India presence.
President– Narendra Modi(Prime Minister)
Director-General– Dr Shekhar C. Mande
Headquarters– New Delhi
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Pratham CEO Dr Rukmini Banerji & Stanford Prof Eric A. Hanushek won 2021 Yidan Prize Dr Rukmini Banerji, Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of  Pratham Education Foundation, India and Eric A. Hanushek, professor at Stanford University, has been awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize, the world’s highest education accolade, recognising their work on improving the quality of education and outcomes for learners at scale.

  • Dr Rukmini Banerji has been honoured with the 2021 Yidan Prize for Education Development for her work in improving children’s learning outcomes.
  • Professor Eric A. Hanushek has been honoured with the 2021 Yidan Prize for Education Research for his works focused on education outcomes and the importance of teaching quality and has transformed both research and policy internationally.

About Yidan Prize:
i.The Yidan Prize was founded in 2016 by Dr Charles Chen Yidan in the belief that education promotes well-being.
ii.The prize recognizes the individuals or a team (not more than 3 members), contributing to education in 2 categories,

  • Yidan Prize for Education Research
  • Yidan Prize for Education Development

iii.Each prize carries a cash prize of 30 million HKD(Hong Kong Dollar)(around Rs 28 crore).

        IMPORTANT DAYS

World Heart Day 2021 – September 29 World Heart DayWorld Heart Day is annually observed across the globe on 29th September to create awareness about Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, one of the world’s leading causes of death(around 18.6 million deaths per year).
The day also focuses on the prevention of CVDs and their global impacts.
Background:
i.The idea of World Heart Day was initiated by Antoni Bayés de Luna, President of the World Heart Federation(WHF)(1997-1999).
ii.In 1999, the World Heart Federation(WHF) announced the establishment of World Heart Day and proclaimed the last Sunday of September as World Heart Day.
iii.The first ever World Heart Day was observed on 24th September 2000. 
iv.Since 2011, World Heart Day has been observed on 29th September.
About World Heart Federation(WHF):
President– Prof Fausto Pinto
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
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International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste 2021 – September 29 international day of awareness of foodUnited Nations(UN)’s International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW)  is annually observed across the globe on September 29th to focus on the opportunities to reduce food loss and waste and restore a resilient ready food system.

  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO) and UN Environment Programme(UNEP) are the leading agencies in facilitating the observance of the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction.

29th September 2021 marks the observance of the 2nd IDAFLW.
Events 2021:
FAO and UNEP have organised a global event “Stopping food loss and waste. For the people. For the planet” as a part of the observance of IDAFLW 2021.
 Background:
i.The United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) adopted the resolution A/RES/74/209 on 19th December 2019 and proclaimed the 29th September of every year as the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste.
ii.The first ever IDAFLW was observed on 29th September 2020. 
About Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO):
Director-General– QU Dongyu
Headquarters– Rome, Italy
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India Celebrated 195th Gunners Day – 28th September 2021Celebrations of 195th Gunners Day - September 28 2021The Regiment of Artillery, an operational arm of the Indian Army, annually observes September 28th as the “Gunners Day” to mark the anniversary of its raising.
The day commemorates the raising of 5 (Bombay) Mountain Battery, equipped with 2.5-inch Guns as the 8th Company of the Golandaz Battalion, Bombay Foot Artillery, India’s first Artillery unit, on 28th September 1827.
The 28th of September 2021 marks the observance of the 195th Gunners day.
Artillery:
i.Artillery is a class of heavy military ranged weapons built to launch munitions far beyond the range and power of infantry firearms
ii.The word “artillery” refers to a group of soldiers primarily armed with some form of manufactured weapon or armour.
Significance of Regiment of Artillery:
i.The Regiment of Artillery, the second-largest arm of the Indian Army, has been a part of the Indian defence since its independence.
Motto – “Sarvatra Izzat-O-Iqbal” – “Everywhere with Honour and Glory”
ii.The achievements of the regiment of artillery include 1 Victoria Cross, 1 Distinguished Service Order, 15 Military Crosses during the pre-independence era and 1 Ashok Chakra, Seven Maha Vir Chakras, Nine Kirti Chakras, 101 Vir Chakras, 63 Shaurya Chakras, 6 Bar to Sena Medal, 502 Sena Medals besides many other decorations.

STATE NEWS

Karnataka to sign three MoUs with Infosys for welfare of studentsInfosys to enter into MoUs with Karnataka govt to help achieve NEP objectiveKarnataka’s Department of Higher Education and the Information Technology (IT) major will collaborate and sign three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with Infosys for prioritising skill development among students as per National Education Policy (NEP-2020).

  • The decision was made during a meeting convened with Infosys officials chaired by Minister for Higher Education Dr CN Ashwatha Narayana at Vikasa Soudha in Bengaluru, on September 28.
  • The ‘NEP community’ will be established to facilitate the exchange of best practices among institutions

Objective of the collaboration
i.To utilise ‘Infosys Springboard’, comprising over 3,000 skill development courses for college students.
ii.To avail ‘Campus Connect’ for digital learning of college faculty and professional guidance for students.
iii.To give 15,000 de-bonded computers from Infosys to colleges.
iv.To create healthy competition among students by including the introduction of gesture computing and biometrics for smart classrooms, utilising virtual reality and augmented reality for training, etc.
v.To mentor institutions to implement NEP framework and achieve talent acceleration with collaboration between Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) and Infosys.
About ‘Infosys Springboard
i.It is an integrated digital literacy platform.
ii.It comprises effective digital learning solutions, technology-based life skill courses, gamification, live classes, industry certification, maker’s lab, career guidance.
About Infosys
CEO: Salil Parekh
Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka
About Karnataka
Chief Minister: Basavaraj Bommai
Wildlife sanctuaries:  Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary, it was established 1994 and it is the first Sloth Bear Sanctuary in India and Asia.
Gudekote Sloth Bear Sanctuary, it was established in 2013 and it is the second Sloth Bear Sanctuary in India and Asia.
Jogimatti WildLife Sanctuary located in Chitradurga and it was established in 2015.

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S.no Current Affairs 30 September 2021
1 MoHUA launched convergence of PMFME & DAY-NULM to support Food Processing Units of Urban SHGs
2 India, USA sign two MoUs  at 4th Indo-US Health Dialogue, to improve medical facilities
3 National Action Plan for dog Mediated Rabies Elimination by 2030
4 Narendra Modi launches 35 crop varieties with special traits to address Climate Change, malnutrition
5 Home Minister Amit Shah unveils Aapda Mitra and Common Alert Protocol, initiatives of NDMA
6 ‘Nata-Sankirtana’ 3-day Dance & Music Festival at Imphal, Manipur
7 Centre notifies scheme for promotion of ‘Medical Device Parks’
8 India, US sign Mutual Recognition Agreement for Faster Export Clearance
9 NABARD Approved Credit Plan for Yak Husbandry in Arunachal Pradesh
10 GoI Decided to Borrow Rs 5.3 lakh crore in H2 FY22
11 LIC Tie-up with DoP for Print to Post Solution
12 J&K Bank Received Rs 500 crore Capital from J&K Govt
13 ADB lends $251m for urban flood management in Chennai
14 S&P Retains India’s FY22 Growth Forecast to 9.5%
15 TCS signs IT Transformation deal with German bank NORD/LB and Partnership Agreement with Newgen to Facilitate BSB Project in Israel
16 Assam’s Binoy Kumar Saikia won Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2021
17 Pratham CEO Dr Rukmini Banerji & Stanford Prof Eric A. Hanushek won 2021 Yidan Prize
18 World Heart Day 2021 – September 29
19 International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste 2021 – September 29
20 Celebrations of 195th Gunners Day – September 28 2021
21 Karnataka to sign three MoUs with Infosys for welfare of students