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PIB News 03rd – 04th April 2020

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1)NCTE:- National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) is a statutory body of Indian government set up under the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993 in the year 1995 is to formally oversee standards, procedures and processes in the Indian education system.

This council functions for the central as well as state governments on all matter with regard to the Teacher Education and its secretariat is located in the Department of Teacher Education and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

2) Stranded in India :-Newly launched Stranded in India portal is assisting  stranded foreign tourists in various parts of the country .

Ministry for the Portal:- Ministry of Tourism

3)Three Schemes launched to boost Electronic Manufacturing Sector:-

Production Linked Incentive Scheme :- This is the largest scheme of all the three schemes. It will provide 4% to 6% incentives on electronics products that show incremental sales. This includes electronic products such as Printed Circuit Boards, photopolymer film, Marking and Packaging Units.

EMC 2.0 :- The main objective of the scheme is to provide support to companies that are creating world class infrastructure in the Electronics sector.

The scheme has been launched under National Policy for Electronics 2019. It aims to make India a global hub of mobile manufacturing.

SPECS :- The scheme provides incentive of 25% of the capital spent on establishing an electronics plant, equipment, machinery, technology, etc.

4)National Innovation Foundation (NIF) – India is an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.

It was set up in February 2000 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat to provide institutional support for scouting, spawning, sustaining and scaling up the grassroots innovations across the country.

News:- At a time when the country is facing a great crisis due to the Corona pandemic, National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF), an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India has come up with a call inviting innovative citizens to participate in its Challenge Covid-19 Competition (C3). Challenge is about solving Problems related to Vinoba with innovative solutions.

5)Operation Sanjeevani:- The Indian Air Force recently delivered 6.2 million tonnes of essential medicines to Maldives under Operation Sanjeevani.

6)CARUNA:- On April 4, 2020, the associations of civil servants formed an initiative called CARUNA. CARUNA is Civil Services Associations Reach to Support Natural Disasters.

It includes IAS and IPS officers. The platform is to be represented by NGO, industry leaders, IT professionals along with the civil servants.

The initiative is being launched to support government efforts to fight Corona Virus.

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