PIB (29/02/2020): UPSC Current affairs to prepare for UPSC Exam

President of India Addresses The First Convocation of Central University of Jharkhand

  • Shri Ram Nath Kovind addresses the first convocation of the Central University of Jharkhand in Ranchi.   
  • Besides, Understanding the importance of social service is necessary not only for nation-building but also for self-determination. 
  • Further, University has taken the initiative to adopt five nearby villages also takes the responsibility of teaching rural children.

Launch of 10,000 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) all over the country on 29th February 2020

  • PM Shri Narendra Modi launches 10,000 Farmers Producer Organisations all over the country at Chitrakoot.
  • Subsequently, Nearly 86% of farmers are small and marginal with average land holdings in the country.
  • Further, Modi 2.0 Government decided to extend the PM-KISAN scheme to all the farmers. 

Shri Piyush Goyal meets leaders of Bhutan in Thimphu

  • Shri Piyush Goyal as the head of a High-Level Business Delegation in connection with the Bhutan – India Start-Up Summit 2020.
  • Indian Railways to hold discussions with the State Mining Corporation of Bhutan on finalizing an MOU for export of Railway ballast.
  • Besides, The CII has announced to mentor 30 Bhutanese start-ups in Indian incubation centers.

Distribution of Daily Living Aids and Devices to senior citizens and Divyangjan 

  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will distribute Assistive Aids and Devices to Senior Citizens under Rashtriya VayoshriYojana (RVY) and Divyangjan under ADIP Scheme.
  • In particular, 56905 numbers of daily living Assistive Aids and Devices distributed free of cost among 10406 Nos. of Divyangjan under the ADIP Scheme.
  • The objective is to facilitate and propagate information to Divyangjan and Sr. Citizensbelonging to the BPL category.