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Current Affairs 8th March 2020

1. HRD Minister launches SAKSHAM portal aiming at empowerment of women in campuses
  • Developed by UGC.
  • That aims towards empowerment of women in campuses
  • Through creating awareness on the existing opportunities & initiatives, support & redressal mechanism
  • He also felicitated Vice-Chancellors of Women Univ. in Delhi
2. First ever Khelo India Winter Games begin today at Gulmarg in J&K
  • Organised by Jammu & Kashmir Sports Council
  • collaboration Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, the Games will be held in various sports discipline
  • Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports: Kiren Rijiju
3. Indian Railways conducts 10-day gender equality campaign
  • like a march/run on International Women’s Day
  • talks/lectures by distinguished women speakers & videos about women empowerment to be screened on TVs provided at platforms, AC lounges, waiting rooms
  • Theme = #EachforEqual
4. Nationwide “AYUSH Grid” to Promote Traditional Systems of Medicines
  • Ministry of AYUSH has initiated steps to set up a nationwide digital platform called “AYUSH GRID”
  • Aims to bring onboard all AYUSH facilities
  • including hospitals & labs to promote traditional systems of healthcare
  • 12,500 AYUSH H&WCs are proposed to be estd by 2023-24
5. Karnataka CM announces Rs 10,000 cr for Krishna Project stage-III
  • That will increase height of Almatti dam allowing for complete utilisation of state’s share of Krishna river water allocation
  • Karnataka Governor: Vajubhai Vala
6. Google India launches DigiPivot programme for women
  • a skilling programme designed for women
  • who are looking to return to their corporate careers after a break or simply planning to make mid-career shifts to digital marketing
  • The programme is held at Google Hyderabad campus
7. DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan passes away at 97
  • He was elected to Tamil Nadu Assembly 9 times.
  • He had been the Finance Minister in the DMK government
  • He was a Member of Lok Sabha 1967-1971
8. Government issues EoI for BPCL
  • Govt has set $10 billion minimum net worth as one of the eligibility criteria in the expression of interest (EoI) for Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.
  • In case of a consortium of investors bidding the minimum net worth for each member has been set at $1 bn
  • PSUs having 51% govt ownership are excluded

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