PIB (4/04/2020): UPSC Current affairs to prepare for UPSC Exam
DRDO develops equipment for effective sanitisation of public spaces
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) with technologies for sanitising areas of different sizes.
Developed equipment includes Trolley Mounted Large Area Sanitisation Equipment as well as Portable Backpack Area Sanitisation Equipment.
The Centre for Fire Explosive & Environment Safety (CFEES), Delhi has developed two configurations of sanitising equipment.
Shri Sanjay Dhotre launched Hack the Crisis – India, an Online Hackathon to find working solutions for overcoming COVID 19 pandemic
Shri Sanjay Dhotre, the Minister of State Electronics & Information Technology, (MEITY) on 3rd April 2020 launched Hack the Crisis – India.
In specific, its an Online Hackathon to find solutions for overcoming COVID 19 pandemic, organised by ‘Hack A Cause – India’ and ‘Ficci Ladies Organization Pune’ and supported by MEITY.
Aim of this hackathon is to strengthen the fight against COVID19.
For women PMJDY account holders under PM Garib Kalyan Package, direct cash transfer
The Ministry of Rural Development is releasing the lump sum amounts @ Rs. 500/- per woman to Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) account holders for April 2020.
Also, the same credit to the designated accounts of individual banks on 2nd April 2020. It seems staggering withdrawal of money by account-holders at branches, BCs and ATMs.
Particularly, this based on an announcement by the Finance Minister on 26th March 2020 regarding ex-gratia payment of Rs. 500/- per women PMJDY account holders, for next three months, under the PM Garib Kalyan Package.
DST sets up rapid response centre at SINE, IIT Bombay to combat COVID-19
Department of Science & Technology, Government of India approved setting up of a Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH).
Totally, at a cost of Rs 56 Cr to scout, evaluate and support the innovations and start-ups that address COVID-19 challenges.
Chiefly, the Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), at IIT Bombay supported by DST, identified as the Implementing Agency of the CAWACH.