1. Mizoram has recently launched the Green-Ag project, funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF). it’s the sole North Eastern state to be named for the project. Indian Current affairs
In addition to Mizoram, four states namely Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand are implementing the scheme. The project aims to market sustainable transformation of agriculture without compromising the country’s food security and farmers income.
2. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs presents the ‘Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar’ award.
The award recognises individuals also institutions for his or her contributions in the field of disaster management. the govt of India has recently invited the nominations for the award, which is presented on the birth anniversary of revolutionist Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, on January 23. Indian Current affairs
3. In the month of May, the Union minister of finance Nirmala Sitharaman had reduced EPF contribution by 4% for 3 months of May, June and July.
2% of employer’s contribution and a couple of of employee’s contribution were reduced. This step was taken as a part of relief measures announced by the govt during the Covid-19 pandemic. From the month of August, the effective contribution will return to the old deduction rate of 24%.
4. The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has launched a knowledge portal named ‘MSME Saksham’, in association with TransUnion CIBIL.
The comprehensive financial education and knowledge platform will provide financial awareness to the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) and assist them in getting quick access to formal and affordable credit facilities.
5. The Parliament of Turkey approved a brand new legislation that provides its authorities more power to control social media content.
As per the law, major social media companies like Facebook and Twitter will need to keep representative offices and also would store user data in Turkey. the govt said this law will combat cyber-crime and protect users and Authorities can remove cyber bullying posts. Indian Current affairs
6. (MoTA) which is Ministry of Tribal Affairs, has received SKOCH Gold Award for its “Empowerment of Tribals through IT enabled Scholarship Schemes”.
The 66th SKOCH award ceremony was organised with the title “India responds to Covid through Digital Governance”. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs won the award in category of ‘Digital India & E-Governance’ competition. The Ministry had integrated its 5 Scholarship Schemes with Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Portal.
7. The Union Government has launched a national programme for the youth, called “Responsible AI for Youth”. it’s been developed by the Ministry of Electronics and IT unitedly with Intel India, with support from Department of school Education and Literacy (DoSE&L). It aims to equip young students with new generation technology.
A dedicated portal for AI , which will be a platform for all AI related developments in India, was also launched to mark the primary anniversary of the second tenure of the govt . it’s been jointly developed by the Ministry of Electronics and IT and NASSCOM.
8. World Milk Day is celebrated on June 1, each year across the globe. the first World Milk Day was held in the year 2001.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations chose June 1 as the World Milk Day, to spotlight the role of milk and to publicise activities connected with milk and the milk industry. This year, the overarching theme is the “20th Anniversary of World Milk Day”. A virtual campaign rally named ‘Enjoy Dairy Rally’ was held from May 29-31.
9. The National Traders Convention(NTC) was inaugurated by the Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi . The three-day event is organised by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) and it’ll highlight the problems faced by the traders.
On the second day, The Union minister of finance participated in the event and addressed the traders. She assured that the goods and service Tax (GST) would be further simplified.
10. The 7th Conference of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association , was recently inaugurated in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh .
The Speaker of Lok Sabha, Om Birla inaugurated the conference at the legislature building in Lucknow. Several parliamentarians and delegates from some foreign countries will participate in the conference, whose theme is ‘Role of Legislators’. The CPA was formed to support the Parliamentarians and their staff to implement good governance measures and values of the Common wealth. Indian Current affairs