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17 -FEBRUARY -2021

  1. Jayashankar Telangana Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) has launched phase-two of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “Information Handling Skills for Teaching, Learning, and Research” under ICAR-National Agricultural Higher Education Project (IG). 
  1. Rajasthan Government launched a new phase of the state government Insurance scheme “Ayushman Bharat Mahatma Gandhi Rajasthan Swasthya Bima Yojana”. The scheme will provide free treatment to its beneficiaries in both private & state-run hospitals. Insurance cover has been Increased from INR 3.30 lakhs to INR 5 lakhs. Entire medical expenditure for 5 days prior to getting admitted to the hospital and 15 days after the discharge is included in the package
  1. The report ‘Upskilling for Shared Prosperity’ – January 2021 released by World Economic Forum (WEF). 
  1. Under the ‘Pragyan Bharati’  scheme (of the Assam government) College students will be given INR 1, 500 each for purchasing new textbooks.
  1. Under the Intellectual Property Rights Scheme’ of the Maharashtra government, financial support of upto Rs.2 lakh for Domestic Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Applications and upto Rs.10 Lakh for International IPR Applications.
  1. Under the ‘Quality Testing & Certification Scheme’ of the Maharashtra government, the startups will receive around Rs. 2 lakh for quality testing and certification of the startup’s idea.
  1. Federal Bank Ltd launched FedFirst, a special savings account for children up to age of 18 years
  1. ‘RuPay Select’, a unique variant of contactless debit card launched by (Central Bank of India + National Payments Corporation of India(NPCI))
  1. A ‘Unified Portal of Gobardhan’ is launched to promote the ‘Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan’ (GOBAR-DHAN) scheme. 
  1. In the 2nd Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) Hackathon and Cyber Challenge 2020-21 the mobile application “Locate Nearest Police Station” was launched. This will improve the accessibility of the Police to the citizen
  1. mParivahan app – Provides access to important documents like a driving license, a vehicle registration certificate in a virtual format.
  1. The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) signed a statement of intent (SOI) with Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) the flagship initiative of Niti Aayog to boost the start-up ecosystem in the mobility sector. The ARAI will utilize its TechNovuus ( ) platform and lend its experience, expertise, and equipment to support the startups of the mobility sector. 
  2. The United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF) Office of Research – Innocenti and the World Food Programme (WFP) released a new report titled “COVID-19: Missing More Than a Classroom. The impact of school closures on children’s nutrition” 
  1. The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched the Mobile Application for PMSVANidhi se Samriddhi.
  1. The report ‘Profile of Cancer and Related Health Indicators in the Northeast Region of India-2021’ was released by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) & National Centre for Disease Informatics & Research (NCDIR) . 
  1. Websites for Scholarships and Internships: 1) The National Scholarship Portal/Website: ; 2) ; 3) ;4) 5)
  1. Websites that gives information about International Internships: 1); 2) ; 3) ;4) ; 5) ; 6) ;7) ;8) ; 9) ; 10) 11) 
  1. Portals/Websites for Jobs: 1) National Career Service –; 2) Employment News – ; 3) The Digital Employment Exchange of Telangana:; 4); 5) 
  1. Some important E-Learning modules: 1)  ; 2)  ;3)  ;4)  ;5)  ; 6)  ; 7)  ; 8)  ; 9) ; 10) ; 11) ;12)  
  1. Types of Financial &/or Online Frauds: a) Phishing; b) Vishing; c) Sim Swap Scam ; d) Ransomware; e) Cyber Squatting; f) Spamming; g) Pharming; Contact /Complaint about these frauds at  
  1. The Balaji Institute of Surgery, Research, and Rehabilitation for the Disabled (BIRRD Hospital ) provide medical treatment/facilities FREE OF COST to the Disabled Patients suffering from Polio Myelitis, Cerebral Palasy, Congenital Anomalies, Spinal/Backbone Injuries, and the Orthopaedically Handicapped, particularly the poor, irrespective of religion, caste or creed. Contact/Phone Number : 0877 2264619
  1. Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospitals for Child Heart Care : All services are provided totally Free of Cost .Chhattisgarh: +91 77129 70325 ; Haryana : +91 12752 98130 ; +91 12752 98140 ; Maharashtra: +91-22-2087 0211 . Website: ;                                                                               HelpDesk:To consult Doctor: 
  1. Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences provides the best of the best, High-Quality Medical and Surgical care to the poorest of the poor patient, FREE of Cost, without any discrimination based on caste, creed or nationality.Whitefield,Bangalore: +91-80-4710-4600 ( ) ; +91 82 96 004 600. Prasanthigram,Anantapur : + 91 08 555 287388, Extn 1824 .(  ) 
  1. FREE Tele-consultations for patients by Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences Whitefield, Bangalore: Patients can take an appointment by calling the Help Desk number +91-80-4710-4600 between  10 AM to 4 PM on weekdays.
  1. Sri Satya Sai General Hospital,Prasanthi Nilayam (+91 8555 287256/289409),  Ananthapur (  ) & Whitefield(+91 80 28004600),Karnataka provides FREE Medical Care to all .
  1. The Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning offers FREE  EDUCATION TO ALL students at all levels. This includes a waiver of all fees, like tuition fees, examination fees, laboratory fees, library fees, sports fees, medical fees, etc. Students need to clear the entrance exam conducted by the Institute.Prasanthi Nilayam Campus : +91 8555 287235 ; Anantapur Campus : +91 8554 272567 ; Brindavan Campus : +91 80 2845 2329 ; Muddenahalli Campus : +91 96637 65789 ; 
  1. The Sri Satya Sai School (Primary & Higher Secondary) provides completely FREE of Charge Education. The school does not collect any fees whatsoever from the students. There are no tuition fees, no examination fees, no sports fees.(Primary School : 08555 – 287237 ; Higher Secondary School :  08555 – 289289) ;