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Current Affairs 10th March 2020

1. Tamil Nadu tops in POSHAN Abhiyan’s participants list
  • in terms of the number of participants in the POSHAN Abhiyan.
  • Integrated Child Development Scheme has been in force for long in the southern state that has got rejuvenated with the Centre’s Poshan Abhiyaan mission.
  • POSHAN Abhiyan was launched on 8 March 2018.
2. Govt proposes to create 75 lakh SHGs in two years to support women to earn livelihood
  • To enable more women to get livelihood.
  • Women’s SHGs are the backbone of poverty alleviation programmes
  • the entire focus of the govt is oriented towards women’s emancipation.
  • Rural Development Minister- Narendra Singh Tomar.
3. MSDE launches Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship programme in the IIM, Bengaluru
  • Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship = Mahendra Nath Pandey
  • It is launched as part of the SANKALP programme of the MSDE ministry to provide skilled manpower.
  • IIMB will train 75 graduates for two years under this scheme.
4. “She inspires Us” Indian Army conducts self-defence training for women
  • As a conscious to the increasing danger to the safety of women in society
  • a unit of Indian Army organized a demonstration on Self Defence
  • Self Defence themed = ‘Stronger You Stronger Society’
  • Campaign is a platform to showcase the work of woman.
5. NITI Aayog organizes the Fourth Edition of the Women Transforming India Awards
  • Since 2018, the Awards have been hosted under the aegis of NITI Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurship platform.
  • 2019 WTI Awards received over 2,300 applications of which the Top 30 were shortlisted.
  • Rajnath Singh felicitates 15 winners on Women’s Day.
6. President of India Confers Nari Shakti Puraskar for 2019
  • At a special ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on International Women’s Day.
  • Nari Shakti Puraskar is an initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  • The 2019 awards were conferred on 15 eminent women.
7. Uber India launches sponsorship initiative for junior female employees
  • a diversity and inclusion sponsorship programme for women in India.
  • This will be a six to twelve-month engagement between a sponsor & sponsee
  • Aim = develop and advance junior-level female employees in their career.
  • Idea is to offer a structural engagement & intervention course.
8. MoST launches helpline for women scientists, students, researchers
  • Union Science and Technology Minister = Harsh Vardhan
  • launched a helpline number for women students, researchers, entrepreneurs and scientists
  • to get their queries related to the S&T ministry’s programmes answered.
  • Helpline number is 011-26565285.
9. Default by some NBFCs on secured debentures pushes SEBI to introduce reforms
  • SEBI proposed a detailed review of the regulatory framework for Corporate Bonds and Debenture Trustees.
  • Creation of an identified charge by NBFCs will enable liquidation of asset and return of debt quickly to the investors in the event of any default.
  • SEBI Headquarters : Mumbai,
  • Chairman : Ajay Tyagi.
10. World’s largest religious congregation of women to be held in Thiruvananthapuram
  • Attukal Pongala- one of the largest all-women religious congregations in the world
  • To be held in Thiruvananthapuram.
  • The Guinness record holder of the largest women gathering in the world will be held under strict guidelines in the backdrop of COVID-9.
  • It is the annual festival of the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.
11. TIFAC under Ministry of Science and Technology launches Vigyan Jyoti
  • TIFAC = Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council.
  • Operating under Ministry of Science and Technology launched Vigyan Jyoti.
  • To encourage women to take science as their career.
  • The scheme was announced to celebrate International Women’s Day.
  • Vigyan Jyoti was launched to promote STEM Education among girls.
12. Maharaja Ranjit Singh named greatest world leader: BBC Poll
  • The 19th century ruler of the Sikh Empire in India, has named as the ‘Greatest Leader of All Time’ in a poll
  • Conducted by BBC World Histories Magazine.
  • Singh was praised for creating a new tolerant empire, by 5,000 voted readers.
  • African Independence Fighter Amilcar Cabral is at the second.
13. Australia beat India to win ICC Women’s T20 World Cup for record fifth time
  • India appeared in the world cup for the first time.
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