Important Bytes

23 -FEBRUARY -2021

  1. The Kerala government launched a first-of-its-kind platform called ‘Digital Workforce Management System Kerala’ (DWMSK)  ( https://www.knowledgemission.kerala.gov.in/ ). It will help Youngsters to learn new skills and connect trained youth with the global job market and leading private sector enterprises. It will also be used by the Kerala Government to distribute Insurance and Loan assistance to Entrepreneurs.
  1. HDFC Bank invites start-ups to apply for SmartUp grants
  1. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) launched a Global level Hackathon ‘NPCI PayAuth Challenge’.The challenge gives participants a chance to work with NPCI for developing a solution and win prize money of USD20,000. The runner-up will receive USD10,000 with other winning teams get an opportunity to work on a Proof of Concept (PoC) with NPCI. Interested participants can log in to https://hackolosseum.apixplatform.com/hackathon/npcipayauth for registering themselves and submit their proposals by February 28, 2021.
  1. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has recommended the introduction of index-linked insurance policies (Ilips). You are requested to provide your feedback in the attached format on or before 08/03/2021. https://www.irdai.gov.in/ADMINCMS/cms/frmGeneral_Layout.aspx?page=PageNo4367&flag=1 
  1. A total of 12 companies have been selected for the National Technology Awards 2020 for commercialization of successful commercialization of innovative indigenous technologies. https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1699922 
  1. A two-day international virtual workshop on “Good Governance Practices in a Pandemic” between Civil Services Commission (CSC), Maldives and National Centre for Good Governance, DARPG, Government of India is being organized on 23rd and 24th February 2021.
  1. Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches Operational Guidelines for integration of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) with NPCDCS. https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1699904 
  1. Auction for Sale (Re-issue) of ‘4.48% GS 2023’, ‘GoI Floating Rate Bond 2033’, ‘6.22% GS 2035’, and ‘6.67% GS 2050’.Up to 5% of the notified amount of the sale of the securities will be allotted to eligible individuals and Institutions as per the Scheme for Non-Competitive Bidding Facility in the Auction of Government Securities. https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1700070 
  1. The Circular on “Framework for Aircraft Operating Leases” has been uploaded on the IFSCA website at the URL: https://www.ifsca.gov.in/circular
  1. ESIC beneficiaries to get medical care from nearby ESIC empanelled Hospitals in case of non-availability of ESIC hospital or dispensary within a radius of 10 km. of their residence . https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1699094 
  1. The Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, announced twenty-five(25) shortlisted cities for the ‘Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge’ cohort, in collaboration with the Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF) and technical partner WRI India. The Challenge is a 3-year initiative aimed at supporting early childhood-friendly neighbourhoods under the government’s Smart Cities Mission.For more information on the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge, please visit – https://smartnet.niua.org/nurturing-neighbourhoods-challenge/web/
  1. Registration process for the fourth edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha-2021 commences on 18 -Feb -2021 . https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1698948 . Click here to access the link of the portal: https://innovateindia.mygov.in/ppc-2021/ 
  1. Ministry of Earth Sciences invites stakeholders’ suggestions on the Draft Blue Economy Policy for India. The Draft Blue Economy policy document prepared and circulated by the MoES is available at https://moes.gov.in/writereaddata/files/BlueEconomyPolicy.pdf. Comments and suggestions should be sent via email to blueeconomy-policy@gov.in by February 27, 2021.
  1. Boys Sports Company, Bombay Engineer Group & Centre, Kirkee, Pune-03 will conduct InductionRally from 25 March 2021 to 31 March 2021. State/ National/ International level medal winners’ candidate will be given priority for the same. For more detail contact No – 9322581748/ 7992200216/ 8764063579/ 7030458444 . https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1698675 
  1. World Bank released a Report titled “Traffic Crash Injuries And Disabilities: The Burden on India Society” . https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/761181612392067411/traffic-crash-injuries-and-disabilities-the-burden-on-indian-society 
  1. Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Agriculture Mechanization (https://agrimachinery.nic.in) and Centralized Farm Machinery Performance Testing Portal (https://agrimachinery.nic.in ) applications have been developed to improve transparency and accountability in transfer of subsidy amount in beneficiaries account and execution & monitoring of all activities related to testing of agricultural machines at Farm Machinery Training & Testing Institutes at M.P, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Assam.
  1. IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory Authority of India) in a Circular dated 9th February, 2021, has advised all Insurance companies for issuance of Digital Insurance Policies via DigiLocker. The circular also mentions that the insurers should inform their retail policyholders about Digilocker and how to use it. https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1697372 
  1. To facilitate international workforce mobility, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) launched India International Skill Centre (IISC) Network on 11th February, 2020. The IISC network is a nodal platform to facilitate international workforce mobility opportunities for Indians. It is a fee based, market driven model, determined by global workforce supply and demand dynamics. https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1697431
  1. The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, will open the annual “Udyanotsav” of Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 12, 2021.The Mughal Gardens will remain open for the general public from February 13, 2021 to March 21, 2021 (except on Mondays which are maintenance days) between 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs.As precautionary measures, walk-in entry will not be available this year. Visitors will be allowed to see the Gardens only through advance online booking. Booking can be made on https://rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in or https://rb.nic.in/rbvisit/visit_plan.aspx. https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1697166 
  1. Websites for Scholarships and Internships: 1) The National Scholarship Portal/Website: https://scholarships.gov.in/ ; 2) https://www.buddy4study.com/ ; 3)https://internshala.com/ ;4) https://www.ugc.ac.in/ugc_schemes/ 5) https://www.niceprogram.in/
  1. Websites that gives information about International Internships: 1) https://www.aiesec.in/; 2) https://www.goabroad.com/ ; 3) https://www.wemakescholars.com/ ;4) https://www.gooverseas.com/ ; 5) https://www.letsintern.com/ ; 6) https://internshala.com/ ;7) https://www.city-internships.com/ ;8) https://www.globalexperiences.com/ ; 9) https://www.internships.com/ ; 10) https://internsinasia.com/ 11) https://www.internhq.com/ 
  1. Portals/Websites for Jobs: 1) National Career Service –  https://www.ncs.gov.in/; 2) Employment News – https://www.eneversion.nic.in/membership/login ; 3) The Digital Employment Exchange of Telangana: https://www.tsdeet.com/; 4)  https://careers.wipro.com/careers-home; 5) https://www.jobsforher.com/ 
  1. Some important E-Learning modules: 1) https://nptel.ac.in/  ; 2) https://www.swayamprabha.gov.in/  ;3) https://swayam.gov.in/  ;4) http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/  ;5) http://vidyamitra.inflibnet.ac.in/  ; 6) https://sakshat.ac.in/  ; 7) https://www.openculture.com/  ; 8) https://www.coursera.org/  ; 9)  https://www.edx.org/ ; 10)  https://www.khanacademy.org/ ; 11) https://www.vlab.co.in/ ;12) https://www.udemy.com/  
  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  https://ncrb.gov.in/  
  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: https://srisathyasaisanjeevani.org/ ;                                                                               HelpDesk:To consult Doctor: https://helpdesk.srisathyasaisanjeevani.org/ 
  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 ( https://sssihms.org/ ) ; +91 82 96 004 600. Prasanthigram,Anantapur : + 91 08 555 287388, Extn 1824 .( https://psg.sssihms.org.in/  ) 
  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 ( https://sssgh.org/  ) & 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 ; https://www.sssihl.edu.in/ 
  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) ; https://www.ssshss.edu.in/index.php