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Current Affairs Date: 26 July 2022


Ground Breaking Ceremony @3.0 of the UP Investors Summit

⇒ Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited Uttar Pradesh on 3rd June, 2022.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi attended the Ground Breaking Ceremony @3.0 of the UP Investors Summit at Lucknow June 3.

During the Ground Breaking Ceremony, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of 1406 projects worth more than Rs 80,000 crores.

The projects encompass diverse sectors like Agriculture and Allied, IT and Electronics, MSME, Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Pharma, Tourism, Defence & Aerospace, Handloom & Textiles etc.


The UP Investors Summit 2018 was held on 21st -22nd February 2018, with the first Ground Breaking Ceremony being held on 29 July, 2018 and second Ground Breaking Ceremony on 28 July 2019.

    • During the first Ground Breaking Ceremony, foundation of 81 projects worth more than Rs 61,500 crore was laid, while in the second Ground Breaking Ceremony, foundation of 290 projects with investments of more than Rs 67,000 crore was laid.

“SHRESHTA- Scheme for residential education for students in High school in Targeted Areas"

⇒ Union Minister of social Justice and empowerment Dr Virendra Kumar launched the Scheme “SHRESHTA- Scheme for residential education for students in High school in Targeted Areas” on 03 June 2022.


The Scheme will be beneficial for SC students those who could not reach for higher quality education. The Scheme for Residential Education for Students in Targeted Areas (SHRESHTA) has been formulated with the objective to provide quality education and opportunities for even the poorest Scheduled Caste students, as per the Constitutional mandate.

About Scheme:

The SHRESHTA has been conceived to provide access to high quality residential education to the meritorious poor students from Scheduled Caste communities, at free of cost from class 9th to class 12th. Students belonging to marginalized income group within the SC community, whose parental annual income is upto Rs.2.5 Lakh are eligible.

Key Points:

» Under this, each year a specified number of meritorious SC students (Approx 3000) in States / UTs are selected through a transparent mechanism of a National Entrance Test for SHRESHTA (NETS), conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

    • Selected students are admitted in the Best Private Residential Schools, affiliated by CBSE, in classes 9th and 11th for completion of education till 12th standard.
    • Selected Students under the scheme are offered the best private residential schools across the country to pursue their academic further, as per their choice through e – Counseling process by NIC and NTA.
    • Thereafter, the students may be connected to Post Metric Scholarship Scheme or Top – Class Education Scheme of the Ministry to continue their further studies with adequate financial aid from the Government of India.

» The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment intends to provide level playing field to the poor and meritorious SC students, by providing facilities for providing High Quality Education in the CBSE based Private Schools having Residential Facility (Hostel) from class 9th to 12th.

    • Entire cost of school fee and hostel fee including food charges shall be borne by the Government of India.
    • The Students under the Scheme may select any school across the country for their academics.

» The scholarships for the students will cover the School Fee (including tuition fee) and Hostel Fee (including mess charges) subject to a maximum limits as given below:

Scholarship per student per annum, as per Class:

9th- RS 1,00,000; 10th- Rs 1,10,000; 11th- Rs 1,25,000; 12th- Rs 1,35,000

‘eSanjeevani’, Govt of India’s free Telemedicine service integrated with NHA’s ABDM

⇒ The National Health Authority (NHA) announces the successful integration of eSanjeevani with its flagship scheme – Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).

This integration allows the existing users of eSanjeevani, the telemedicine service of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to easily create their Ayushman Bharat Health Account and use it to link and manage their existing health records like prescriptions, lab reports, etc.

The users would also be able to share their health records with doctors on eSanjeevani which will help in better clinical decision making and ensuring the continuum of care. Users of eSanjeevani can create their 14-digit unique Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) and use it to link their existing health records.

eSanjeevani service is available in two variants.
    1. The first one is eSanjeevani Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centre (AB-HWC) – the Doctor-to-Doctor telemedicine service through which the beneficiaries visiting a HWC can virtually connect to doctors/ specialists in the Hub that could be at tertiary healthcare facility/hospital/medical college.
    2. The second variant, eSanjeevani OPD is serving patients across the country, connecting them directly to doctors from the comforts of their homes.

» Both versions – eSanjeevani AB-HWC and eSanjeevani OPD have been integrated with ABDM platform.


Industry Transition Dialogue in Stockholm

⇒ India and Sweden hosted the Industry Transition Dialogue on 1 June 2022 in Stockholm, as a part of their joint initiative i.e. Leadership for Industry Transition (LeadIT).

    • The LeadIT initiative lays specific focus on hard to abate sectors that are key stakeholders in the global climate action and require specific interventions.
» This high level of dialogue has contributed to the “UN Conference ‘Stockholm+50’: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all –our responsibility, our opportunity”, took place on 2 and 3 June 2022 and set the agenda for COP27.
    • Ahead of Stockholm+50 – an international meeting convened by the United Nations to commemorate 50 years since the UN Conference on the Environment – The Leadership Group for Industry Transition and the World Economic Forum hosted an Industry Transition Dialogue.
During the event, India chaired the roundtable dialogues on Priorities for implementation 2022-23.
    • Japan and South Africa were the latest members of the initiative. This extends the total membership of LeadIT to 37 including countries and companies together.
    • The need for speed and scale in climate action was echoed by all the speakers.
    • The countries and companies shared their initiatives, success stories and plans for future. Some very specific and valuable insights were shared by the participants. It was felt that the domestic actions if implemented and communicated well can be valuable inspiration at the international level.
    • The efforts and exchanges through such platforms have the potential to lead the world in right direction. The commitments and pledges now must translate into action in mitigation and adaptation that rides on climate finance and technology transfer.

Source: PIB & Other News Reports

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