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Tuesday, September 24, 2019


1.    PMMVY scheme crossed 1 crore beneficiaries
ü  Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) achieved a mark of reaching 1 crore (1,00,11,200) beneficiaries in India. The total amount disbursed under the scheme crossed Rs. 4,000 crores.
ü  PMMVY is a flagship scheme of the Government for Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW&LM). It is a direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme under which PW&LM receive a cash benefit of Rs. 5,000 in three installments on fulfilling certain conditions.
2.    NEAT Scheme for Higher Education learning
ü  Union Ministry HRD has announced a new scheme named National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) for better learning outcomes in higher education and is expected to be operational in early november 2019.
ü  The main objective of this scheme is to use Artificial Intelligence(AI) in making personalized learning and will be developed through Public-private partnership (PPP) model.

3.    Indian Army conducted ‘Chang Thang’ exercise
ü  Indian army conducted massive integrated exercise named ‘Chang Thang’ in the Eastern Ladakh region bordering China.
4.    Rajnath Singh  fly in home-built LCA Tejas
ü  Defence Minister, Mr Rajnath Singh became the first Indian defence minister to fly the indigenously-built light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas from the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Airport, also known as Hindustan Airport, in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
5.    ISB Hyderabad ranked 7th globally & 1st in Asia
ü  The Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad, Telangana whose another campus is in Mohali (Punjab), was ranked 7th globally and 1st in Asia in the Forbes’ “Best International 1-Year Business Schools 2019” rankings.
6.    Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria appointed as Chief of Air Staff
ü  Indian Air force (IAF) has appointed Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria to take over as the next and 26th chief of air staff. Bhadauria will replace incumbent Chief BS Dhanoa.
7.    Book titled ‘Turbulence & Triumph: The Modi Years’
ü  The pictorial biography of PM Narendra Modi titled ‘Turbulence & Triumph: The Modi Years’ jointly authored by Rahul Agarwal and Bharathi S Pradhan .

8.    Book titled “Being Gandhi”
ü  Book titled “Being Gandhi” written by award-winning author Paro Anand will be released.



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