PIB NEWS Analysis 15/05/2020

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1)Defence Ministry commissions Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sachet’ and two interceptor boats:- Spelling out Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision ‘SAGAR’ (Security and Growth for All in the Region),

The ICGS Sachet, the first in the series of five offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) has been designed & built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) and is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment.

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is an armed force that protects India’s maritime interests and enforces maritime law, with jurisdiction over the territorial waters of India, including its contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone. The Indian Coast Guard was formally established on 18 August 1978 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 of the Parliament of India as an independent Armed force of India. It operates under the Ministry of Defence.

2)‘Goal’ programme of M/o Tribal Affairs for Digital Skilling of Tribal Youth across India in partnership with Facebook:- Goal Programme will develop Tribal Entrepreneurship and connect Tribal Youth to Domestic and International Markets through Digital Platforms.

The digitally enabled program envisages to act as a catalyst to explore hidden talents of the tribal youth, which will help in their personal development as well as contribute to all-round upliftment of their society.

3) Rabung Bridge :– The strategically important Rabung bridge on the Migging-Tuting road in Arunachal Pradesh’sUpper Siang district was inaugurated.

The bridge is strategically important for the Indian Army and ITBP as the Migging-Tuting road is the only line of communication to border areasand posts at Gelling and Bishing, ahead of Tuting.

4) e-BCAS:- The ‘e-BCAS’ project envisaged to achieve a “paperless office” under e-Governance initiative of GoI.

It is aimed at facilitating external stakeholders to access BCAS system by digital automation of all internal office procedures in 2016, the project was approved by Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) at an estimated cost of Rs.21.69 crore.

The e-BCAS project included Training module, Quality Control and Operational module and Administration etc.

5) NITI AAYOG’s SDG Index:-

  • India has improved its composite score from 57 in 2018 to 60 in the Sustainable Development Goals Index 2019-20.
  • This has been achieved due to better works in water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy and industry, innovation, and infrastructure.
  • Kerala achieved the first rank in the composite SDG Index with a score of 70, followed by Himachal Pradesh at 69.
  • Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu ranked at the third position with the score of 67.
  • The states showing biggest improvement since 2018 are Uttar Pradesh which has moved from the 29th position to the 23rd, Odisha from 23rd to 15th and Sikkim from 15th to 7th position.
  • While Bihar improved its score from 48 in 2018 to 50 in 2019, it still has a long way to go in achieving the targets.
  • This was revealed in the second edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index which was released by NITI Aayog.
  • The SDGs, constituted through an unprecedented consultative process, have 17 goals and 169 related targets to be achieved by 2030.

The SDG India Index—which has been developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), United Nations in India, and Global Green Growth Institute.

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