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Current Affairs Date: 30 July 2022

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Single Nodal Agency (SNA) Dashboard of PFMS

⇒ Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt Nirmala Sitharaman launched the Single Nodal Agency (SNA) Dashboard of PFMS (Public Financial Management System) as a part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) celebrations by Ministry of Finance, on 07 June 2022.

    • The Ministry of Finance observed the ‘Iconic Week’ celebrations from 6th June to 12th June 2022 to celebrate AKAM.
» The Training Modules of the Department of Expenditure were also launched as part of the Mission Karmayogi.
About SNA Dashboard:
    • The SNA Dashboard is a major reform initiated in 2021 with regards to the manner in which funds for Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) are released, disbursed and monitored.
    • This revised procedure, now referred to as the SNA model, requires each State to identify and designate a SNA for every scheme. All funds for that State in a particular scheme are now credited in this bank account, and all expenses by all other Implementing Agencies involved are effected from this account.
    • The SNA model, therefore, ensures that allocation of funds to States for the CSS are made in a timely manner and after meeting various stipulations. Effective implementation of this Model has brought about greater efficiency in CSS fund utilization, tracking of funds, pragmatic and just-in-time release of funds to the States; ultimately all contributing to better Cash Management of the Government.
    • In order to give the stakeholders of SNA model the necessary feedback and monitoring tools in the operation of the schemes, PFMS has developed the SNA Dashboard. The Dashboard depicts releases made to different States by Ministries, further releases made by State Treasuries to the SNA accounts, expenditure reported by the agencies, interest paid by banks to SNA accounts etc. in intelligible, informative and visually appealing graphics.
About Mission Karmayogi:
    • To facilitate and build the capacity of the officials, the Institute of Government Accounts and Finance (INGAF) and Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management (AJNIFM) have developed the courses to be published on the Igot karmayogi portal, DoPT.
    • INGAF has developed the training programme on FR SR- III (Leave Rules) to increase knowledge of learners towards various leaves. The course curated by AJNIFM caters to procurement of goods and services, including execution of works.
    • This would help officers posted in Integrated Finance Divisions (IFDs) of various Ministries/Departments in examining the proposals in light of GFRs and other instructions before concurrence is given by Financial Advisors.

e-book titled “Pratidhwani”

⇒ Union Minister of State (MoS) for Finance Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad released an e-book titled “Pratidhwani” at an event organized by the Income Tax Department on 07 June 2022.

The event was organised as part of a series of events planned by the Income Tax Department, inspired by the Prime Minister’s call to celebrate “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” through the ideas and ideals that have shaped India and by reinforcing commitments to specific goals and targets.

The e-book is divided into 4 chapters covering the period 2000 – 2022, with each chapter describing the most important milestones achieved by the Income Tax Department during the period, highlighting the importance of awareness campaigns & communication strategy to the overall success of tax administration.

About Book:
    • “Pratidhwani”, which translates to ‘resonance’, it denotes the movement, reflection and multiplication of sounds, ideas and communication.
    • The e-book “Pratidhwani” showcases policy initiatives and changes in the Income Tax Department and the growth of the nation through the lens of the Department’s outreach programmes during the period 2000 to 2022.
    • These outreach programmes, carried out through various advertisements in print and social media platforms, reflect the ideas and practices which have contributed to revenue collection, thereby playing a key role in the development of the nation.
    • The evolution of themes in the e-book reflects the economic and other developments of the country during the period.
    • The e-book brings together the advertisements issued by the Department over the last two decades and captures the most important of stories of those times, echoing the developments and policy changes driving the growth of the Nation and the Income Tax Department.

Sports

2022 Bolat Turlykhanov Cup

⇒ The 2022 Bolat Turlykhanov Cup is a wrestling event that was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 2 to 5 June 2022. It was held as the second of four Ranking Series of United World Wrestling (UWW).

    • India won a total of 12 medals including 6 Gold, 1 Silver and 5 Bronze.
Indian Winners:

Gold:

    • Aman Sehrawat: 57 kg category in Men’s freestyle
    • Mansi: 57kg category in Women’s freestyle
    • Sarita Mor: 59kg category in Women’s freestyle
    • Sakshi Malik: 62kg category in Women’s freestyle
    • Manisha: 65kg category in Women’s freestyle
    • Divya Kakran: 68kg category in Women’s freestyle

Silver:

    • Bipasha: 72kg category in Women’s freestyle

Bronze:

    • Bajrang Punia: 65kg category in Men’s freestyle
    • Mohit: 125kg category in Men’s freestyle
    • Neeraj: 63kg category in Men’s Greco-Roman
    • Sushma Shaukeen: 55kg category in Women’s freestyle
    • Pooja Sihag: 76kg category in Women’s freestyle

Important Day

World Food Safety Day 2022

⇒ World Food Safety Day is observed every year on 7 June. This year, the United Nations marks the 4th global World Food Safety Day.

World Food Safety Day is an annual celebration to draw attention and mobilize action to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks and improve human health.

Theme:

The theme for World Food Safety Day 2022 was ‘Safer food, better health’.

Background:
  • The United Nations General Assembly established World Food Safety Day in 2018 to raise awareness of this important issue.
  • WHO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly facilitate the observance of World Food Safety Day, in collaboration with Member States and other stakeholders.
  • This international day is an opportunity to strengthen efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe, mainstream food safety in the public agenda and reduce the burden of foodborne diseases globally.

» On the occasion of World Food Safety Day, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Mansukh Mandaviya released FSSAI’s 4th State Food Safety Index (SFSI) to measure the performance of States across five parameters of food safety.

Read More About 4th State Food Safety Index

Source: PIB & Other News Reports

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