Daily Archive: February 27, 2019

Help the Armed Forces with this Simple Whatsapp Group DOs and Don’ts

*Help the Armed Forces with this Simple Whatsapp Group DOs and Don’ts *

*DOs*

1. *Trust* only and only @IAF_MCC, @indiannavy, @adgpi, @ANI And @DDNewsLive.
*ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE.*

2. *Share* Only if it’s from the horses mouth.

3. *Post*. Only non controversial subjects and useful knowledge. And once you’re done with all the work and have nothing to do.

4. *Discuss* Only matters which need deliberation and suitable to the aim of the group.

5. *Secure*. Yourself and your close ones from rumours and misinformation.

6. *Spread*. Positivity, knowledge and intellect. There’s enough problem in everyone’s life.

7. * Prevent* People from spreading misinformation.

*Don’ts*

1. *Don’t* share security related information on Social Media. Unless aired on news channels.

2. *Don’t* share military activities and military knowledge unless authenticated from Academia or think tanks.

3. *Don’t* make open discussions arguments on military issues.

4. *Don’t* reveal military identity of anyone in open groups have civil entities.

5. *Don’t* share URLs or photos of military information. There are no free lunches.

6. *Don’t* join questionable groups or groups where you feel you don’t belong to.

Ministers, Corporates, PSUs and Individuals donate generously to Clean Ganga Fund

‘All of us have to do our bit, if we want to see Mother Ganga flowing Aviral and Nirmal’ said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while launching the Kartavya Ganga song during a program organized by NMCG in New Delhi on Tuesday. The ‘Clean Ganga Movement’ was organized by Namami Gange to mobilize contribution towards its ‘Clean Ganga Fund’.

‘Nahi Rukenge, Swachh Karenge’ the clarion call of the ‘Kartavya Ganga’ song, received a thumping response from the audience including Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MOWR, RD & GR) Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, Dr. Satya Pal Singh, Minister of State, (MOWR, RD & GR), Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State, (MOWR, RD & GR), Member of Parliament Hema Malini, Member of Parliament Padma, MC Mary Kom, the Trichur Brothers, Prasoon Joshi and other dignitaries present during the program.

‘At least 1 Cr people must contribute to the Clean Ganga Fund. The amount is not important, but their joining of this mission is. Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi has donated 1.4 Cr which he received as the Seoul Peace prize towards the Clean Ganga Fund said Union Minister Nitin Gadkari during his speech. I have pledged to ensure completion of all projects of NMCG within 13 months, to make Maa Ganga Nirmal. Under the leadership of Hon’ble PM, Finance ministry is providing 27,000 Cr. out of 276 sanctioned projects, 82 projects have already been completed ‘he added.

Following the example set by Nitin Gadkari, who earlier donated Rs 1 Lakh during the Namami Gange event in Kumbh, Hon’ble Union Ministers Shri Arun Jaitley, Dharmendra Pradhan, Arjun Ram Meghwal and Dr Satya Pal Singh donated Rs. 1 Lakh each to the Clean Ganga Fund. Member of Parliament Hema Malini also pledged to donate Rs. 1 Lakh to the Clean Ganga Fund. UP Singh, Secretary, MOWR RD & GR donated Rs 25,000 towards the Clean Ganga Fund.

IOCL donated Rs. 34 Cr, a group of businessmen from Mumbai donated Rs. 2,56,30,000. During the program Sunil Mehta, MD, PNB donated Rs 2 Cr, VA Tech Wabag pledged to donate 1Cr. The faculty and members of Wildlife Institute of India have contributed one day’s salary to the Clean Ganga Fund. Prior to this Team NMCG, led by Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, DG alongwith other partners like SBI, UBI, HDFC and EIL etc. jointly made individual contributions to Clean Ganga Fund on 15.01.2019 coinciding with the auspicious start of the Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj. An amount of Rs. 3.5 lakh was collected as contributions by NMCG employees and others on the day.

Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, the CEO of the Clean Ganga fund made a contribution of Rs.51000/- to the Fund.

‘I request everyone to get strongly associated with this Mission and take up more projects either on their own or in association with NMCG or contribute directly to the Clean Ganga Fund,’ said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan while addressing the gathering.

‘The Kartavya Ganga Campaign’ song has been developed by Shri Prasoon Joshi and sung by Shanker Mahadevan – the campaign song captures myriad views of Ganga and exhorts people to connect with the Clean Ganga Movement. ‘This song will remind people about the beauty of Ma Ganga and also inspire them to become a part of the Clean Ganga Campaign’, said Shri Prasoon Joshi during his speech.

The launch of the ‘Pravasi Ganga Program’ to support the Clean Ganga Fund and connect with NRIs, Foreign Nationals with an interest in conservation of Ganga was another highlight of the program.

In addition, several corporates are engaging with NMCG to take up various projects aimed at cleaning of the Ganga or bringing about a better people connect at the ghats on the river. Some of these corporates and PSUs are the Indorama Group, the HCL, Reliance JIO, Mojarto and NDTV Venture, Shipping Corporation of India etc.

The dignitaries present at the event also launched the first of its kind Namami Gange floating museum (Ganga Tarini) at Varanasi and Ganga Interpretation Center (Ganga Darpan) at Sarnath developed by Wildlife institute of India (WII) in collaboration with NMCG. The centres are one of a kind initiative to inform people about the various facets of the river including social, cultural, historical and economical history and impact.

‘Biodiversity profile of the Ganga River’, a book launched during the event will serve as baseline data inventory for future monitoring of biodiversity of the Ganga river and to indicate the overall ecological health of the river.

Another book ‘Conservation Reference Guide’ provides concise and practical information with a proper scientific protocol for rescue as well as release of aquatic animals. This will be used by the rescue and wildlife officers, who are working tirelessly to save the biodiversity and ecology of the holy river.

Institute of Technology & Science, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad conferred with “Best College Placements Award (North )-2019”

Institute of Technology & Science, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad was conferred with “Best College Placements Award (North)- 2019” presented by TCS ION, Technology Partner, EdTech Review (HIGHER ED AWARD, 2019) in a glittering ceremony at TAJ, M G Road, Bengaluru held on 15th February. Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director (Management) received this prestigious award on behalf of I.T.S Mohan Nagar Ghaziabad.

A flagship event “EdTechReview Summit Awards & Expo 2019” at Taj, MG Road, Bengaluru on 14-15 Feb 2019 was hosted by Edtech review as India’s biggest gathering with global participation through a series of interactive sessions, inspirational keynotes, case studies and around 100 international thought leaders and speakers shared their insights & perspectives on the future of educational technology.

The summit addressed contemporary relevant issues like running colleges and universities in the digital age, New way to learn and teach coding, IT Reskilling, Using OER, Industry Academia Collaborations, Trends in higher education, Tips on Institution Branding and Marketing, Data Science Technology and Innovative Learning Models, Flipped Learning, Preparing digital natives for the future and Unleashing the Potential of MOOCs, Distance & Online Learning and Blended Learning for creation of global competitive educational environment in colleges and universities.

Dr. BalaKrishna Shetty, Vice Chancellor, Shri Sidhartha University, Tumakur, Bangluru, Ajay Kumar, Director (Management), I.T.S Mohan Nagar, Shalini Jaisawal, Director,Traing and Teacher Education, Siraj Mohammad, Deputy Director, Manipal University and Dr. Hari Krishna Maram, Vice Chancellor, Universal University graced the occasion and shared their insights on above cited themes of the summit.

I.T.S-The Education Group as an institution devoted to imparting higher education in many fields has always committed itself to deliver superior quality and excellence in the field of education. We are deeply conscious of our role in modern society of nurturing the future generation of India who will be largely responsible for taking India to the next level of economic development. The institute was established in the Year 1995 and the first programme, PGDM started in the Year 1996.

This is worth mentioning that with the view point of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), I.T.S Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad organizes very frequently events based on Social Development Activities, Awareness Programs, Government preferred programs such as Swachha Bharat Abhiyan, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Abhiyan, Skill Development Programs for the overall upliftment of society and troden down class people. For this purpose, the institute runs “Parivartan” –the slum education programme & “Utthan” facilitating economically deprived meritorious students. The Institute also regularly organizes Blood donation camp, Dental treatment camp, Tree-plantation campaign and Clothes donation camp in the slum areas of Ghaziabad with sincerity and devotion by engaging teachers and students for effective implementation of CSR activities.

CBSE releases Instructions for Candidates And Alert Against Fake Information On Social Media

Annual examinations of Central Board of Secondary Educations have commenced on 15.02.2019. Board has made all necessary arrangements for the smooth and fair conduct of examinations. CBSE has written to all parents and students have also been directed to follow instructions issued by it. Some of the important instructions are as follows:

1. Students must visit their allotted examination centres before examinations so that on the day of examination they reach the correct centre and on time.

2. On the day of examinations, they should leave their residence keeping in view the traffic, weather conditions and distance, etc. so that they report at the centre latest by 9.45 AM.

3. No candidate will be allowed entry in the examination centre after 10.00 AM.

4. For enabling proper identification and to avoid delay in checking at entry, regular students must be in school uniform, and private candidates should prefer light clothes.

5. Candidates must carry only permissible items at the examination centres as given in Admit Card.

6. No communication devices and other similar gadgets are permitted inside examination centres.

It has been noticed in the past that certain unscrupulous elements spread rumors by hosting fake videos/messages on YouTube, Face Book, twitter and other Social Media platforms, obviously with the intention of spreading confusion and panic amongst students, parents, schools and public.

Through this notice, persons involved in such activities are warned and advised to restrain themselves from such activities. In case, any such information comes to the notice of the CBSE, immediate necessary action as per provisions of law will be taken by the CBSE. The Board appeals to public in general to cooperate with the Board for the smooth conduct of exams by not participating in the spreading of rumours/baseless information.

NITI’s Office for New India – Towards Inclusive, Sustainable, Transparent, Paperless processes Transforming India

NITI’s Office for New India – Towards Inclusive, Sustainable, Transparent, Paperless processes Transforming India

Inaugurated by Union Ministers Hardeep S Puri and Jitendra Singh

NITI Office for New India at the newly furnished fifth Floor of the NITI Aayog was inaugurated today by Shri Jitender Singh, Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Minister of State, PMO, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space and Shri Hardeep S Puri, Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

A prime example of how NITI is transforming government work culture from within, the entire fifth floor spanning 40,000 sq ft was transformed to enhance transparency in functioning, maximising efficiency in administration and improve working atmosphere, within a record time of eight months.

NITI Office for New India at the fifth floor of the NITI Aayog has clean, open, collaborative workspaces. The seating capacity has been increased by more than doubled to 300 from earlier 122.

A vibrant, green, inclusive ecosystem with nearly 2000 sq ft of green wall cover is aimed at ensuring personal enrichment and professional fulfilment.

Clutter-free design with ample natural lighting, modular workstations will promote minimalism, an environment that fosters debate and diversity of thought and opinion, and an ambience capturing the vitality of a New India.

With the establishment of NITI Aayog in 2015, radically new systems have been put in place and new processes have evolved in keeping with the Prime Minister’s vision of  Transformation of India.

In order to address the need for talented individuals, transparent guidelines have been  framed for induction of young professionals and consultants.

Ensuring conversion of all offline, physical files to online, e-filing system, NITI Aayog has assumed stewardship of the Prime Minister’s vision of Minimum Government and Maximum Governance. Over 20,000 files have been converted to E-files in NITI and 99% of the work is done though e-Office today, a feat which was commended by DARPG in February 2019.

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Prime Minister confers the National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 awards to the winners

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today conferred the National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 awards to the winners at VigyanBhawan.The National Level Finals of National Youth Parliament Festival concluded in New Delhi yesterday.The winners from the national level competition were Shweta Umre from Maharshtra (Ist Position), Anjanakshi M.S from Karnataka(IInd position) and MamtaKumari from Bihar (IIIrd position).

Prime Minister also released an App “Khelo India”, developed by Sports Authority of India, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. The App can be used, besides other things, to locate the sports facilities in the country, their availability, rules of the games and for checking the fitness level of any person.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of state (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports & Information and Broadcasting Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (Retd) said that the Prime Minister had inspired to hold the Youth Parliament, which provided a platform to the youth to express their views. He said that Prime Minister has provided full support for the promotion of Sports in the country.

National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 was jointly organised by National Service Scheme (NSS) and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. Youth in the age bracket of 18-25 years were invited to participate in the District, State and National level Youth Parliaments. The National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 was conducted at the District and State levels. The participants for District Youth Parliament, (DYP) were selected through two screening processes i.e. Digital and Walk-in screenings in Nodal Institution in 471 designated districts across the country from 24th to 28th January. The best three speakers selected by a Jury from each District Youth Parliament participated at the State Youth Parliament (SYP). Two best speakers selected from each SYP participated as speakers in the National Youth Parliament (NYP). As many as 28 State Youth Parliaments were held across the country from 5th to 7thFebruary to select 56 final contestants for NYP. More than 50 thousand youth participated through Youth Parliaments at all levels.

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Shri Jual Oram to launch “MSP for Minor Forest Produces and Value Addition Component of Van Dhan” tomorrow

Shri Jual Oram to launch “MSP for Minor Forest Produces and Value Addition Component of Van Dhan” tomorrow

M/o Tribal Affairs to scale up Van Dhan scheme to promote setting up of Value Addition Units in Rural Areas

The Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, Shri Jual Oram will launch the “Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Minor Forest Produces and the Value Addition component of Van Dhan” at a workshop  to be organized by TRIFED under M/o Tribal Affairs on 28th February, 2019 at Dr Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi. Representatives from 30 State Governments and Stake holding Organizations have been invited to this day-long workshop, where roll out and implementation plan of the scheme will be discussed with the Delegates.

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is now scaling up the “Van Dhan Scheme” and is ready to extend it to all tribal Districts of the Country in phases starting with the Aspirational Districts with substantial tribal population.  The Prime Minister of India launched the Van Dhan Scheme in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh on 14th April, 2018.  The Ministry also expanded  the coverage of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Minor Forest Produce Scheme to 50 Minor Forest Produces.  The MSP has also been raised between 30% to 40% in case of each of the Commodities.

The procurement of these Minor Forest Produces will commence in Haat Bazars, where tribals bring their produces through facilitation of the State Government Agencies and District Collectors of the concerned Districts.  A major advocacy drive will be launched for the same.  It is proposed to set up almost 6000 Van Dan Vikas Kendras comprising 300 tribal gatherers each in the Country providing employment to almost 45 Lakh tribals.

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries and Ministry of Tribal Affairs have decided to set up two Minor Forest Produce Processing Units at Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh and Raigarh in Maharashtra at the cost of almost approximately Rs. 11 Crores.  These units will source Minor Forest Produces from tribal gatherers and MSP and process them for marketing through tribal entities all over the country.  The major component of this will be mainstreaming of Heritage Mahua, a traditional tribal drink, which will be produced and marketed all over the country.

TRIFED has also launched the “Friends of Tribes” Scheme for sourcing of CSR funds from Public Sector Organizations (PSUs) were requested to fund tribal Entrepreneurship Development Programme through their CSR initiatives.  BPCL, IOCL and SPMCL and have sanctioned  Rs. 10.00 crores for Van Dhan operations in Barwani, Rajnandgaon, Dewas & Hoshangabad Districts of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

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Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot Launches ‘2nd Edition of ISL Dictionary’ for Hearing Impaired Persons

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot Launches ‘2nd Edition of ISL Dictionary’ for Hearing Impaired Persons

ISL Dictionary Includes 6000 Words Under Categories of Academic, Legal, Medical, Technical & Everyday Terms

Shri ThaawarchandGehlot,Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment launched the “2nd Edition of Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary” brought out by ‘Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC)’ under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), M/o Social Justice & Empowerment at a function here today. The first edition of the dictionary with 3000 words was launched on 23rd March 2018. With the second edition, dictionary includes total 6000 words under the categories of academic, legal, medical, technical and everyday terms.

The ISL Dictionary is also available on ISLRTC’s YouTube channel. Around 1000 videos have been uploaded already and the rest are in the process of being uploaded on YouTube. The videos can be accessed athttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFjydPMg4Dapq9vcdmGyHs8uJhiqMgUrX.

Addressing on the occasion, Shri Gehlot applauded the efforts of ISLRTC in bringing out such a useful dictionary for hearing impaired persons of our country. He said that the dictionary is intended to serve as a resource for ISL teachers, ISL learners, teachers of the hearing impaired, interpreters, parents of hearing impaired children, researchers, etc. Hearing impaired persons will benefit from this dictionary since they can look up information about a particular sign and its English/Hindi equivalents. The Dictionary includes total 6000 words under the categories of academic, legal, medical, technical and everyday terms. It has been made with the involvement of the hearing impaired community, by giving due consideration to their suggestions and understanding.The videos contain the sign, the English term for the sign and pictures where relevant. A word list is also given with the English and Hindi equivalents of the signs.

Two National Workshops were conducted from 7th-9th February, 2018 and from 22nd-24th January 2019 with hearing impaired participants from all over India to provide feedback and suggestions on ISLRTC’s Dictionary. The videos recorded in the workshops have also been included as regional signs in the Dictionary.

According to Census 2011, there are 50.71 lakh hearing impaired persons in India. Most of the hearing impaired persons use Indian Sign Language to communicate. The aim of the dictionary is to help spread the use of ISL and result in better education and employment opportunities for hearing impaired persons. The dictionary is intended to serve as a resource for ISL teachers, ISL learners, teachers of the hearing impaired, interpreters, parents of hearing impaired children, researchers, etc. Hearing impaired persons will benefit from this dictionary since they can look up information about a particular sign and its English/Hindi equivalents. The Dictionary has been made with the involvement of the hearing impairedcommunity, by giving due consideration to their suggestions and understanding.

 

 

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