Important Bytes

18 – April – 2021

  1. Helping Hand Foundation: https://helpinghandf.org/index  
  2. Startup India:https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/home-page.html 
  3. The 15th edition of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) ‘Global Gender Gap Report 2021’: https://www.weforum.org/reports/global-gender-gap-report-2021 
  4. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog launched an initiative called AIM-PRIME (Program for Researchers on Innovations, Market-Readiness & Entrepreneurship) for promoting & supporting science-based deep-tech startups & ventures across India.
  5. Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) : https://www.bir.org/the-industry 
  6. E-dukkan is an online store for Small scale Business : https://e-dukaan.in/ 
  7. ‘Bharat e-Market’ is E-commerce marketplace of the traders, by the traders for the traders and consumers https://www.bharatemarket.in/
  8. UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) in partnership with WHO, UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) has released a report called ‘Direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 pandemic and response in South Asia
  9. The World Health Organization(WHO) has launched a report titled “Violence Against Women Prevalence Estimates, 2018”. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/violence-against-women-prevalence-estimates 
  10. Violence against women : https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/violence-against-women#:~:text=A%202018%20analysis%20of%20prevalence,intimate%20partner%20or%20non%2Dpartner 
  11. Te United Nations(UN) Department of Economic and Social Affairs(DESA) released the State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (SOWIP) volume V entitled “Rights to Lands, Territories and Resources”. : https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2021/03/State-of-Worlds-Indigenous-Peoples-Vol-V-Final.pdf 
  12. The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has set up a portal called ‘SERB – PRoject Information System & Management (SERB – PRISM)’ to retrieve real-time information about research support provided by them.https://prism.serbonline.in/ 
  13. The Department of Food & Public Distribution, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution launched the ‘Mera Ration’ Mobile app under the ‘One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC)’ plan for the benefit of ration card holders who move to new areas for livelihoods
  14. The book “Agriculture in India: Contemporary Challenges – in the Context of Doubling Farmers Income” authored by Dr. Mohan Kanda,
  15. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) received the King Bhumibol World Soil Day 2020 award 
  16. The Telangana State government has extended free power supply, up to 250 units per month, to hair cutting saloons, laundries and dhobi ghats with effect from April 1,2021
  17. ‘Made in India’, off-grid 1kW Avatar small wind turbine (located at Leh, Ladakh) will provide a daily output of 5kWh at mean (average) wind speeds of 5.5 m per second. Avatar can easily compete with rooftop solar installations as it is not only affordable at ₹60,000 but also requires much less space. https://avantgarde.energy/ 
  18. WE Hub in partnership with the Australian Consulate General, Chennai is implementing a pre-incubation program for nascent entrepreneurs aiming to establish an enterprise. The 12-week program will provide the required tools for entrepreneurs to translate their ideas into sustainable business models.: https://wehub.telangana.gov.in/programs/socio-impact-program/upsurge/ 
  19. Paytm, launched “Smart PoS”a new application for accepting contactless payments through smartphones
  20. STEM for Girls program is a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of IBM. https://www.ibm.org/initiatives/stemforgirls 
  21. DBS Bank India joins hands with TRRAIN to facilitate youth employment. https://www.dbs.com/newsroom/DBS_Bank_India_joins_hands_with_TRRAIN_to_facilitate_youth_employment 
  22. Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) : https://rmi.org/our-work/india-program/ 
  23. The Partnering for Racial Justice in Business initiative is a global coalition of organizations and their C-suite leaders committed to leveraging their individual and collective power to build equitable and just workplaces for professionals with under-represented racial and ethnic identities. https://www.weforum.org/projects/partnering-for-racial-justice-in-business 
  24. Yes Bank launched a banking proposition called ‘YES Essence’ service to offer preferentially – priced loans and healthcare benefits for the women customers.

  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/ 6) https://sakshamtifac.org/ 
  1. Portals/Websites for Apprenticeship : https://www.netap.in/ 
  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