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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

NHA’s Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY Public Dashboard Gets Revamped with New Features 

On 6th June 2022 The National Health Authority (NHA) under its flagship scheme of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) announced the release of its revamped public dashboard that provides a transparent view about the progress of the scheme and implementation data in a comprehensive manner at both national and state level.

  • Aim – To provide key information about the PM-JAY’s progress through real-time data and analysis on a day-to-day basis.

About the updated dashboard:
i.The updated dashboard has an interactive interface that displays key performance indicators about the scheme through informative charts.
ii.It provides detailed information about the number of Ayushman Bharat Cards created, empanelled hospitals and authorised hospital admissions at both national and state level along with the access to data distributed according to gender and age.
iii.It also provides information regarding top procedures and specialities availed by the beneficiaries at the empanelled hospitals under the scheme.
iv.Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY): Launched in September 2018, the scheme aimed to offer secondary and tertiary care services to the vulnerable population in the society. The policy aimed to offer medical coverage of Rs. 5 lakh (US$ 6.63 thousand) per family.
About National Health Authority
National Health Authority is the successor of the National Health Agency, which was functioning as a registered society since 23rd May, 2018.National Health Agency was reconstituted as the National Health Authority on 2nd January 2019,
CEO – Dr.Ram Sewak Sharma
Headquarters – New Delhi, Delhi

DAC Chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Approves Military Modernization Projects Worth Rs 76,390 Crore

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Union Minister Rajnath Singh, Ministry of Defence (MoD), has granted Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for Armed Forces Capital Acquisition Proposals worth Rs 76,390 crore.

  • The approval is issued under “Buy (Indian)”, “Buy & Make (Indian)”, and “Buy (Indian-Indigenously Designed, Developed, and Manufactured (IDDM))” categories.

This will provide India’s defence industry a big boost while also reducing foreign spending. India is one of the world’s top defence importers.
Note: The AoN is only the beginning of the acquisition process; it can take anywhere from five to fifteen years for an AoN to become a contract and for military equipment and platforms to be delivered.
The Following Projects Have Received Approval from the DAC:
i.For the Indian Navy, the DAC accorded AoN for procurement of Next Generation Corvettes (NGC) for around Rs 36,000 crore. The corvettes should be 120-meter-long with a range of more than 4,000 nautical miles and be capable of sailing at 27 knots, according to the Navy.

  • Corvettes are the smallest vessels in the capital warship category. They weigh from 500-to-2,000 tonnes, while a frigate, the size class above a corvette, weighs from 2,000-to-5,000 tonnes.
  • Coastal patrol craft, missile boats, and quick attack craft are the sorts of ships that fall below corvettes in modern usage.

ii.These NGCs will be adaptable platforms for surveillance missions, escort operations, deterrence, Surface Action Group (SAG) operations, Search & Attack, and Coastal Defence.
iii. These NGCs will be based on a new indigenous design by the Indian Navy, and will contribute to the government’s SAGAR (Security and Growth for all in the Region) initiative by utilising cutting-edge shipbuilding technology.
iv.The DAC issued new AoNs for the Indian Army to procure Rough Terrain Fork Lift Trucks (RTFLTs), Bridge Laying Tanks (BLTs), Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles (Wh AFVs) with Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs), and Weapon Locating Radars (WLRs) from domestic sources, with an emphasis on indigenous design and development.
v.For the Indian Air Force, the DAC granted AoNs to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)for the production of Dornier-228 reconnaissance aircraft and Sukhoi-30 Mark (MK) I aero-engines, with an emphasis on increasing indigenization, particularly in aero-engine material.
vi.The DAC has approved the “Digital Coast Guard” project under the “Buy (Indian) acquisition Category”, which would provide a secure pan-India network for the Coast Guard to digitize various surface and aviation operations, logistics, finance, and Human Resource (HR) procedures.

Maruti Suzuki Installs Asia’s largest 20 MWp carport type Solar Plant at Manesar, Haryana

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation(Japan), has installed Asia’s largest 20 MegaWatt Peak (MWp) carport-type solar power plant at its Manesar facility in Gurugram, Haryana. The Manesar facility will produce 28,000 MegaWatt Hour(MWh) per annum of solar power.

  • The generated power will be equivalent to the energy required to produce more than 67000 cars annually which would be around 11.5% of the total energy requirement of the facility.
  • A solar carport is an overhead shade designed as a parking area shelter with solar panels mounted on them.

Features of the Solar Carport:
i.The 20 MWp car-port style solar power plant is designed with the lowest area per unit of power generation using the East-West direction concept. This maximises power generation using minimum land.
ii.The Car-port facility has space to park about 9,000 finished vehicles.
Maruti Suzuki & Solar Energy:
i.With the installation of the first solar power plant of 1 MWp at its Manesar facility, Maruti Suzuki has been harnessing solar energy since 2014. Later, the plant was expanded to 1.3 MWp.
ii.In 2020, the company commissioned a 5 MWp carport style photovoltaic solar power plant at its Gurugram facility.
iii.With this new Carport plant at Manesar, the combined solar power generation capacity of Maruti Suzuki stands at 26.3 MWp.
iv.This will ensure the avoidance of around 20000 tons of Carbon dioxide emission per year.

India Achieved 10% Ethanol Blending in Petrol Ahead of Schedule: PM Modi

Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi, announced that India has achieved the target of 10% ethanol blending in Petrol 5 months ahead of the original schedule of November 2022.  He made the announcement while addressing a programme on the “Save Soil Movement” at Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi on the occasion of World Environment Day 2022(June 5, 2022).

  • India is aiming to achieve 20% of ethanol blending in Petrol by 2025-2026 in order to reduce the oil import dependence and address environmental issues.
  • India is the world’s 5th largest producer of ethanol after the US, Brazil, European Union (EU) and China.
  • The achievement has reduced carbon emission by 27 lakh tonne, saved the country Rs 41,000 crore in foreign exchange spending (on oil imports) and boosted income of farmers by Rs 40,000 crore in eight years.

Key Points:

The public sector oil marketing companies (OMCs) Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) attained an average of 10% Ethanol blending in Petrol (10% ethanol, extracted from sugarcane and other Agri commodities, and 90% petrol) across India.
Targets of Ethanol Blending in Petrol:
i.The ‘National Policy on Biofuels’ launched by the Government of India(GoI) in 2018 has set an indicative target of 20% ethanol blending in petrol by 2030.
ii.GoI has advanced the target of 20% ethanol blending in petrol by five years to 2025 with an aim to save USD 4 billion annually.
ii.Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas(MoPNG) has announced that by April 2023, 20% ethanol-blended petrol will be available at select petrol pumps in India and it will be progressively spread to other parts.
Save Soil Movement:
i.“Save Soil Movement” is a campaign which aims to raise awareness about declining soil health and to encourage people to take action to restore it.
ii.Under this campaign initiated on 21st March 2022, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has embarked on a 100-day motorbike tour covering 30000 kilometres travelling through 27 countries.
iii.World Environment Day 2022 marks the 75th day of the journey.

  • As a part of the save soil movement, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways participated in a tree-planting event organised at the banks of Brahmaputra in Pandu, Guwahati, Assam
  • As a part of the event, 100 medicinal plant saplings with proven medicinal properties were planted.

Rajasthan joins Save Soil Movement:
i.Rajasthan government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sadhguru’s Isha Outreach to save soil “Save Soil Movement” by reversing the desertification of fertile land in Rajasthan.
ii.Rajasthan has become the 2nd Indian state after Gujarat to sign such MoU with the Isha foundation.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Multinational Joint Exercise ‘Ex Khaan Quest 2022′ commenced in Mongolia; IA’s Contingent Ladakh Scouts Participates

Exercise Khaan Quest (KQ) 2022, a 14-day long annual Multinational Peacekeeping Military Exercise, has commenced on 6th June 2022 at Five Hills Training Area near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Ex Khaan Quest (KQ) 2022, hosted by Mongolia, is being held from 6th to 20th June 2022. It was inaugurated by the President of Mongolia, Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh.

  • This year marks the 20th anniversary of Mongolia’s first UN peacekeeping contribution.
  • Military contingents from 16 countries are being participating in this exercise.
  • Indian Army (IA) is represented by a contingent from the Ladakh Scouts.

Aim of Exercise:
To enhance interoperability, building military to military relationships, developing peace keeping operations (PKO) and military readiness among participating nations for regional peace and security
Key Points:
i.KQ is a regularly scheduled exercise co-sponsored by United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), and hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces.
ii.It enables sharing of best practices between the Armed Forces of participating nations and include combined brigade-level command post exercise (CPX), battalion-level field training exercise (FTX), combat discussions, lectures and demonstration.
iii.It will provide participants United Nations (UN) training and certification through realistic peace support operations.
iv.This military exercise will also enhance the level of defence co-operation between Indian Army and participating countries especially with the Mongolian Armed Forces which will enhance bilateral relations between the two countries.

  • The year 2021 marked the 66th anniversary of diplomatic ties between India and Mongolia.

Environmental Performance Index 2022: India Ranks Lowest among 180 Countries

According to the biennial Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2022 released which was  analysed by the researchers at the Earth Institute of Yale and Columbia University, India has been ranked 180 which is at the bottom amongst other countries with a total score of 18.9.Denmark tops the index of emerging as the most sustainable country in the 2022 rankings.

  • India’s neighbouring nations have shown better rankings including Pakistan which ranked 176 and Bangladesh ranked 177.
  • India had ranked 168 in the EPI 2020 and 177 in EPI 2018.
  • Funding from the McCall MacBain Foundation of Canada supports the EPI work at both Yale and Columbia. 

Countries and score:

Country Rank EPI Score  10-year change
Denmark 1 77.90 14.90
United Kingdom 2 77.70 23.00
Finland 3 76.50 21.00
India 180 18.90 -0.60

About Yale University:
President – Peter Salovey
Headquarters – New Haven , United States
About Columbia University:
President – Lee C. Bollinger
Headquarters – New York, United States
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BANKING & FINANCE

RBI issues New Provisioning Norms for Standard Assets by NBFC-UL; Imposes Rs 27.50 lakh penalty on Punjab & Sind Bank

i.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued new guidelines regarding Provisioning for Standard assets by Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC)–Upper Layer (UL) which are aligned with the commercial banks. They have to set aside 0.25-2% of the loan amount for standard assets as provisions.
ii.These will come into effect from October 1, 2022.
iii.RBI, in exercise of powers vested in RBI under the provisions of section 47 A (1) (c) read with sections 46 (4) (i) and 51 (1) of the Banking Regulation (BR) Act, 1949, imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 27.50 lakh on Punjab & Sind Bank for non-compliance with certain directions issued by RBI on External Benchmark Based Lending.
About Reserve Bank of India (RBI):
Establishment– 1st April 1935
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Governor– Shaktikanta Das
Deputy Governors– Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Debabrata Patra, T. Rabi Sankar, M. Rajeshwar Rao.
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Bajaj Finserv DBS Bank SuperCard: DBS Bank India launched 1st credit card in India in partnership with BFL
DBS bank India has launched its first-ever credit card in India in partnership with Bajaj Finance Limited (BFL), namely ‘Bajaj Finserv DBS Bank SuperCard’. Powered by Visa, it is designed to de-clutter customers’ wallets by eliminating the need to have multiple credit cards.

  • It was launched in the presence of Piyush Gupta (DBS Group CEO), Surojit Shome (DBS India CEO) and Rajeev Jain (BFL Managing Director), among others.

Key Points:

i.SuperCard will provide its customers with benefits and rewards across different product categories and exclusive benefits on the Bajaj Finserv’s products and services.

  • Notably, Co-branded cards offer additional benefits on the partners’ products or services as well.

ii.It will be available in six variants, offering welcome bonus of up to 20,000 cash points.
iii.It also multiplies customer’s cash points up to 10x every month on achieving monthly milestone spends.
iv.The customers can also enjoy up to 20X accelerated cash points on spending via DBS Card+ and Bajaj Finserv app.
v.It also allows customers to receive up to 5% cashback (up to Rs 500 per transaction) on the down payment of durable consumer loans at Bajaj Finance EMI network stores.
vi.Customers can also subscribe to various memberships like Disney Hotstar, Zomato Pro via DBS Card+ App and get up to 40% cash back in form of cash points.
viii.There will be Special health plan on Bajaj Finserv Health which offers deep discounted tele-consultations from physicians across India, airport lounge access, interest-free cash withdrawal for up to 50 days, fuel surcharge waiver, and access to DBS Delights, among others.
About Bajaj Finance Limited(BFL):
It is the lending arm of Bajaj Finserv Limited.
Managing Director– Rajeev Jain
Headquarters– Pune, Maharashtra

SBI Foundation & Khan Academy Launches Digital Learning Program UpSchoolThe SBI Foundation has launched UpSchool, a digital learning platform for students in classes 1 to 10, in partnership with Khan Academy, an educational non-profit organization in India.The initiation of this partnership took place in Punjab

  • The programme focuses on revising important math and language comprehension concepts from the previous year, allowing students to overcome the knowledge gap and lay a strong foundation for the new academic year.

It is one of SBI Foundation’s many programmes aimed towards enhancing last-mile access to education in India.
Key Points:
i. In line with Khan Academy’s mission to provide free, world-class education, Students or their parents can register for the program for free by visiting the online website of Khan Academy and will receive learning links on WhatsApp for 4-6 weeks.

  • The programme will be available in English, Hindi, and Kannada languages. After completing the programme, each student will receive a digital certificate.

ii.SBI Foundation and Khan Academy recently teamed up to localise high-quality math learning content so that students can learn in their preferred language.

  • The SBI Foundation funded a localization project to create new maths classes in Punjabi, which included videos, articles, and practise exercises aimed at all students in Punjab’s public schools.

About SBI Foundation:
President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) – Lalit Mohan
Established – 2015
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

Suryoday SFB Teams Up with Mobisafar Services for Banking Services Across India

Suryoday Small Finance Bank (SFB) has teamed with Mobisafar Services Private Limited (Mobisafar Services) and launched a full banking CSP (Customer Service Point) that would provide banking services across India through the Mobisafar franchisees and business correspondent network.
Under the partnership, Mobisafar Services and Suryoday SFB plan to offer biometric-enabled digital banking services at Mobisafar MITRAs, integrating unmatched reach in remote areas with access to a unique untapped customer base.
Note:

  • Suryoday SFB has around 565 banking outlets spread throughout 13 states and the Union Territories.
  • Mobisafar Services is a neobank with a presence in over 13,000 pincodes that offers customers in rural India services such as domestic money transfer, cash withdrawal, mini-ATMs, PAN card applications, and travel bookings, among others.

Key Points:
i.The partnership intends to boost financial inclusion by offering underbanked customers with digital banking services such as savings account opening, money deposit & withdrawal, balance inquiry etc., even in the most remote corners of India.
ii.Mobisafar would assist in the digital onboarding of new customers in Suryoday SFB via eKYC(know your customer) through its Banking Mitra.
iii. This would also enable Suryoday SFB to reach out to underbanked customers through social security schemes including the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), and Atal Pension Yojana (APY).
About Suryoday Small Finance bank (SFB) Ltd:
MD & CEO – Baskar Babu Ramachandran
Establishment – 2017
Headquarters – Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Tagline – A Bank of Smiles    

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS     

SBI Appoints Alok Kumar Choudhary as New MD

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal of Department of Financial Services for appointment of State Bank of India’s (SBIs) Deputy Managing Director (DMD) Alok Kumar Choudhary as Managing Director (MD) for a period of 2 years, effective from 30th June 2022.He will be handling the Retail Business & Operations of the lender in SBI.

  • He replaces former MD Ashwini Bhatia who took charge as a whole-time member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

About Alok Kumar Choudhary
Alok Kumar Choudhary was holding the position of Chief General Manager of Delhi Zone for three years and now as MD, he will be in charge of corporate banking and information technology.

  • He started his career with SBI as a Probationary Officer of 1987 batch.

About State Bank of India (SBI):
With the appointment of Alok Kumar Choudhary , SBI will have 4 MD’s headed by the Chairman.
The three other MDs – CS Setty (MD in charge of retail banking), Swaminathan Janakiraman (MD in charge of Stressed Assets, Risk and Compliance) and Ashwini Kumar Tiwari (MD in charge of international banking).
Chairman – Dinesh Kumar Khara
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra   

SEBI Restructured its Advisory Committee on Mutual Funds;Headed By Former RBI Deputy Governor Usha Thorat

The Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI) has restructured its Advisory Committee on Mutual Funds which advises the SEBI on issues related to the regulation of mutual funds for ensuring investor Protection.

  • The 25-member advisory committee will be chaired by Usha Thorat, former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

SEBI’s Advisory Committee on Mutual Funds:

i.The members of the restructured advisory committee include,

  • Neeraj Choksi, Chairman, NJ India Invest Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sunil Gulati, Independent Trustee, SBI Mutual Fund.
  • Dharmishta Narendraprasad Raval; Independent Trustee, DSP Mutual Fund.
  • Prathit D Bhobe, Managing Director(MD) & Chief Executive Officer(CEO), Tata Asset Management Ltd.
  • Vinay Tonse, MD & CEO, SBI Funds Management Private Ltd.
  • Swarup Mohanty, CEO, Mirae Asset Investment Managers (India) Pvt Ltd.
  • Sunil Subramaniam, MD, Sundaram Asset Management Company Ltd.
  • Navin Agarwal, MD & CEO, Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company Ltd.
  • A Balasubramanian, Chairman, Association of Mutual Funds in India.

ii.The committee also includes, Anuj Kumar; MD of Computer Age Management Services Limited; Vikram Limaye, MD & CEO of NSE Limited; Ashish Chauhan, MD & CEO of BSE Limited; Sreekanth Nadella, Whole Time Director & CEO of KFin Technologies Private Limited, along with representatives of the finance ministry and SEBI are part of the committee.
Click here for the complete list of committee members
Functions:
i.The committee will advise SEBI on issues related to the development of the mutual fund industry.
ii.This will also advise SEBI on disclosure requirements and on measures required to be taken for a change in the legal framework to introduce simplification and transparency in the mutual fund regulations.
About Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI):
SEBI was constituted as a non-statutory body on 12th April 1988 and later it was established as a statutory body in 1992.
The provisions of SEBI Act, 1992 (15 of 1992) came into force on 30th January, 1992.
Chairperson– Madhabi Puri Buch
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

India successfully test fires Nuclear-Capable IRBM Agni-IV from Odisha

On June 6, 2022, India successfully carried out a night launch of the nuclear-capable Agni-4(“Fire”)Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha It is a two stage Surface to Surface missile with range of around 3500-4,000 kilometres. This test reaffirms India’s policy of having a ‘Credible Minimum Deterrence Capability’.

  • It can carry a 1,000-kg payload and can go as high as 900 km, and is 4th in the Agni series of missiles which was earlier known as Agni II prime.
  • The test was part of routine user training launches carried out under the aegis of the Strategic Forces Command (SFC).
  • Notably, Agni-1 to 5 missiles are designed & developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and inducted into services to act as deterrence & meet India’s security requirements.

Key Points:
i.The tri-Service SFC already has the Prithvi-II (350-km), Agni-I (700-km), Agni-II (2,000-km), Agni-III (3,000-km) and Agni-IV missile units, while the induction of the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missile(ICBM) Agni-V (over 5,000-km) is currently in an advanced stage.

  • The Agni-V is designed to counter the northernmost part of China, while shorter range Agni missiles are designed to counter Pakistan.

ii.In May 2022, India successfully test-fired an extended range version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi 30MKI fighter jet.
iii.An anti-ship version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was also successfully test-fired jointly by the Indian Navy and the Andaman and Nicobar Command on April 27, 2022.

Note- Abdul Kalam Island earlier known as Wheeler Island.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Food Safety Day 2022 – June 7

The United Nations(UN)’s World Food Safety Day is annually observed across the globe on 7th June to create awareness about the importance of improving food safety.
The day also highlights and inspires the actions to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development.

  • The annual observance of World Food Safety Day is jointly led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The theme of World Food Safety Day 2022 is “Safer food, better health”.
Slogan:
The World Food Safety Day 2022 is observed under the slogan “Food safety, everyone’s business”.
Background:
i.On 20 December 2018, UNGA adopted the resolution A/RES/73/250 and proclaimed the 7th June of every year as World Food Safety Day.
ii.World Health Assembly(WHA) adopted the resolution WHA73.5 on 3rd August 2020, to recognize World Food Safety Day as an important milestone and a platform for raising awareness at all levels about the importance of food safety.
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STATE NEWS

Maharashtra gets 12 New Conservation Reserves & 3 Wildlife Sanctuaries: 18th State Wildlife Board meeting

The 18th Maharashtra State Board for Wildlife (MSBWL) meeting chaired by Chief Minister (CM) of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, approved 12 new conservation reserves covering an area of ~692.74 square (sq) kilometres (Km) and 3 wildlife sanctuaries covering an area of ~ 303 sq km. 
i.The total area under these protected areas(PAs) is around ~1000 sq km, which is twice the size of Mumbai city’s (~482 sq km).
ii.During the meeting, the board also approved the  10 endangered wildlife habitats.

  • The 12 new conservation reserves are Chivatibavari, Alaldari, Kalwan, Muragad, Triambakeshwar, Igatpuri, Raigad, Roha, Bhor, Dare Khurd (Mahadare), Masai Pathar, and Mogarkasa.
  • The 10 new Critical Wildlife Habitats are Mayureshwar-Supe, Bor, New Bor, extended Bor, Narnala, Lonar wildlife sanctuary, Gugamal national park, Yedshi Ramlinghat, wildlife sanctuary, Naigaon-Mayur wildlife sanctuary, and Deulgaon-Rehkuri blackbuck sanctuary

About Maharashtra:
Governor– Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Capital– Mumbai
Stadium– Wankhede Stadium; D Y Patil Sports Stadium; Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium
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Goa CM Launches ‘Beach Vigil App’ for Holistic Management of beaches

The chief minister (CM) of Goa Pramod Sawant launched a ‘Beach Vigil App’, a collaboration between Information Technology (IT) sector and tourism sector that aims to benefit tourists and the institutions working in the beach tourism sector in a holistic management of beaches.
About the Application (App):
i.Through the Beach Vigil App, the Drishti workers, police and other stakeholders can raise issues for safeguarding the interest of the tourist’s.During the launch, Goa IT and Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte was also present.
ii.Benefits: The app will cover everything from reporting illegal hawkers and illegal massage services to beach cleanliness.
Note – The Public Health Foundation of India report on India’s rape related crimes states that Goa has documented the highest increase of 559.4% in the last two decades, or 5.6 times the national average.
About Goa:
Governor – P.S. Sreedharan Pillai
Wildlife Sanctuaries – Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary.
Festivals – Goa Mango Festival

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S.no Current Affairs 8 June 2022
1 NHA’s Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY Public Dashboard Gets Revamped with New Features
2 DAC Chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Approves Military Modernization Projects Worth Rs 76,390 Crore
3 Maruti Suzuki Installs Asia’s largest 20 MWp carport type Solar Plant at Manesar, Haryana
4 India Achieved 10% Ethanol Blending in Petrol Ahead of Schedule: PM Modi
5 Multinational Joint Exercise ‘Ex Khaan Quest 2022′ commenced in Mongolia; IA’s Contingent Ladakh Scouts Participates
6 Environmental Performance Index 2022: India Ranks Lowest among 180 Countries
7 RBI issues New Provisioning Norms for Standard Assets by NBFC-UL; Imposes Rs 27.50 lakh penalty on Punjab & Sind Bank
8 Bajaj Finserv DBS Bank SuperCard: DBS Bank India launched 1st credit card in India in partnership with BFL
9 SBI Foundation & Khan Academy Launches Digital Learning Program UpSchool
10 Suryoday SFB Teams Up with Mobisafar Services for Banking Services Across India
11 SBI Appoints Alok Kumar Choudhary as New MD
12 SEBI Restructured its Advisory Committee on Mutual Funds; Former RBI Deputy Governor Usha Thorat as Chairperson
13 India successfully test fires Nuclear-Capable IRBM Agni-IV from Odisha
14 World Food Safety Day 2022 – June 7
15 Maharashtra gets 12 New Conservation Reserves & 3 Wildlife Sanctuaries: 18th State Wildlife Board meeting
16 Goa CM Launches ‘Beach Vigil App’ for Holistic Management of beaches





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