Day: June 20, 2018

Nadda launches National Health Resource Repository

Nadda launches National Health Resource Repository. The first-ever registry in the country registry of authentic, standardized and updated geospatial data of all public and private healthcare. The Indian Space Research Organisation is the project technology partner for providing data security. Under the Collection of Statistics Act 2008, more than 20 lakh healthcare establishments such as hospitals, doctors, clinics, diagnostic labs, pharmacies and nursing homes would be enumerated under this census, which will capture data on more than 1,400 variables. 

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7-Star Gram Panchayat Rainbow scheme

Haryana has decided to give star rankings to its panchayats on the basis of seven social parameters under the state’s 7-Star Gram Panchayat Rainbow scheme. As many as 1,120 villages of the state have achieved the rankings under the scheme. The selected villages will be honored at an award ceremony to be held in Panchkula, Gurugram, and Rohtak next month. The villages would be rewarded Rs one lakh for achieving each parameter. The villages having equal or more girl population will be given Rs 50,000 as the bonus with their reward money

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HRD Minister launches National Digital Library

Union Human Development Minister Prakash Javadekar launched the National Digital Library, a repository of millions of academic texts from around the world which will be open for all to use. The digital library at present hosts 17 million-plus items in 200-plus languages from more than 170 institutions. It has been built by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, under a project given it by the HRD Ministry, with work on it starting in early 2015. 

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Mehbooba Mufti resigns as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister

Mehbooba Mufti resigned as Jammu and Kashmir’s chief minister, after the Bharatiya Janata Party ended its alliance with her Peoples Democratic Party, potentially pushing the state towards Governor’s rule. She handed over her resignation to Governor NN Vohra.  Mufti tendered her resignation to governor N.N. Vohra soon after the BJP’s decision that reduced her government to a minority

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National Testing Agency to train paper setters

The National Testing Agency, which is being set up to relieve the Central Board of Secondary Education of the burden of conducting multiple examinations, will also train paper setters to set better question papers and provide better model answers. There is no system for paper-setter training till now. We will introduce it as part of the National Testing Agency’s mandate

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