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PIB News 06th-08th April 2020

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1)TRIFED:- The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) came into existence in 1987.

It is a national-level apex organization functioning under the administrative control of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India.

The basic objective of the TRIFED is to provide good price of the ‘Minor Forest Produce (MFP) collected by the tribes of the country.

2)The Department of Personnel and Training, under the Government of India, launches digital platform to train all healthcare and COVID-19 warriors of India.

iGOT e-learning Platform.

Through its customized approach COVID-WARRIORS can learn about critical areas from this one-stop source and respond to the prevailing and emergent situations, by keeping themselves updated in a real-time manner.

3)Ministry of Human Resources Development launchesSamadhan” a challenge to fight against covid-19 and future challenges.

The Innovation Cell of the Ministry of Human Resources Development and All India Council for Technical Education in collaboration with Forge and InnovatioCuris launched a mega online challenge – SAMADHAN – to test the ability of students to innovate.

4)World Health Day: 7th April

5)Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient :- The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) is the part of any drug that produces the intended effects. Some drugs, such as combination therapies, have multiple active ingredients to treat different symptoms or act in different ways.

6)Unemployment Rate in India has increased to 23% due to Lock Down:- The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) recently released a survey on the current unemployment situation in India. According to the survey, more than 20% of Indian Economy has lost their jobs since the lock down.

The CMIE was established in 1974. It produces business and economic databases. It is an independent think tank.The largest surveys of India are being conducted by the centre. This includes household incomes and pattern of saving and spending.

7)SAFE Scheme: SIDBI provides working capital of Rs 1 crore to MSME

The SAFE scheme is SIDBI Assistance to Facilitate Emergency Response against Corona Virus. It is financial assistance programme for small and medium enterprises that are engaged in manufacturing.

Under the scheme, the MSEs that are involved in manufacturing masks, hand sanitizers, head gears, gloves, body suit ventilators, shoe-covers and goggles shall avail loan up to Rs 50 lakhs.

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