Important Current Affairs for CLAT-26th June 2022

Scholarship for PM CARE children: Details and Objectives

The PM CARE Children’s scheme has launched on 29th May 2021 by the honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This initiative was started in February 2020 to provide financial assistance and support to children who have lost both their parents or legal guardians or adoptive parents or surviving parents due to the covid-19 pandemic. The department of social justice and empowerment and the ministry of social justice and empowerment together have decided to provide scholarship assistance to such children who have lost their both parents and are legal guardians due to covid-19. This initiative was taken so that the children can continue with their education without any hindrance. A new scheme called “Scholarship for PM CARE children” is the central sector scheme.

PM CARE children’s scheme: Words of PM Modi

The Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi addressed the program and said that he knows how difficult the situation was for the people who lost their family members during the Covid-19 pandemic. He said that through the scheme the government aims to help the children who lost their parents during the pandemic and provide the proper incentives. The financial support will help them to continue with their education or their livelihood without having to suffer from poverty because of a lack of family. He also stated that he is very happy to be a part of this country and he wants to treat the children as a member of his family.

PM CARE children’s scheme: Details

The scheme allows ₹20000 per child per annum which comprises a monthly allowance of ₹1000. The annual academy allowance is rupees 8000 which covers the entire school fees, cost of books, uniforms, shoes, and other educational equipment required by the children. The scholarship will be given through DBT to the children from the first standard until they pass out the 12th standard. Under the scheme, 3945 children have benefited with an amount of rupees 7.89 crores during 2022 – 2023. The scholarship for PM CARE children was launched by the Prime Minister of India on 30th May 2022.

Under the scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi transferred the scholarship to school-going children and a passbook of PM cares for children and health card under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhanmantri Jan Arogya Yojana were given to the children during the launching program.

Massive Wildfire in Spain and Germany Amid an unusual Heat Wave

Due to an unusual heat wave, western Europe and Germany struggled with wildfires. There has been severe damage in several places in Spain and Germany. The Northwest province of Zamora is affected by over 25000 hectares. In Germany residents of three villages near Berlin have been ordered to leave their homes due to the approaching wildfire as requested by the officials.

The Spanish authorities said that after 3 days of high-temperature high wind and low humidity some rest came with dropping temperatures. 650 firefighters along with water dumping aircraft were allowed to establish a perimeter around the fire which started in Zamora’s Sierra de la Culebra. The authorities have warned people that there was still a danger of unfavorable shifts in weather and the revival of the blaze. Spain has been on alert for an outbreak of intense wildfire as the country suffers from the record temperature in many places in the country. Experts have claimed that the hot period for Europe is due to climate change. The lack of rainfall this year has resulted in these conditions for the country.

Wildfire in Germany and Spain: Call of Authorities

Authorities have informed that gusting winds of 70 kph combined with a temperature of nearly 40 Celsius made it difficult for the crews to handle the fire. A fire broke out in Zamora, due to the electrical storm strike and the fire spread caused the high-speed train services from Madurai to Spain’s Northwest to be cut. Till now there have been no reports for loss of life in the wildfire but the flames have reached the villages of both Zamora and Navarra. In Navarra, authorities have evacuated 15 villages as a precaution due to the high temperature in the area which is expected not to drop soon. Navarra regional vice-president Javier Remírez told TVE “The situation remains delicate. We have various active fires due to the extremely high temperatures and high winds.” Due to intense heat rising in several places in Germany, there have been numerous Wildfires. The lack of rain has made it more difficult for the officials to control the rising heat.

Campus Power a new digital platform for students from ICICI Bank

ICICI Bank unveiled a digital platform named “Campus Power” to assist students who want to pursue higher education in India and abroad. The platform meets the diverse demands of the whole student ecosystem, which includes parents, institutes, and students. The new Campus Power platform helps users find financial products that are right for them by guiding them through the process of researching bank accounts, including international accounts, education loans and their tax benefits, foreign exchange solutions, payment solutions, cards, other loans, and investments.

Key Points:

  • The Campus Power portal also provides information about a variety of value-added services relating to higher education in India and internationally, including Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States, and Australia.

  • The enlisted partners offer value-added services on programs/universities, locations, admissions advice, test planning, international lodging, and travel support.

  • The platform was introduced by ICICI Bank at the start of the new academic year in India and just before the start of the autumn season overseas. The project, which is open to everyone, including clients of other banks, is advertised as the first of its type.

What you should know about Campus Power is as follows:

  • Services include financial aid for education, help selecting a degree and institution both in India and abroad, exam preparation support, provision of debit/credit cards, and establishment of accounts for international students.

  • The portal provides parents with education loans and remittance services to assist with their child’s educational journey. It also offers consumers more options for savings accounts, investments, vacation, and health insurance.

  • For all their financial needs, including funding, payments, collections, investments, and insurance, Campus Power offers institutions and foreign schools a wide range of goods and services under one roof.

  • The private sector lender has partnered with well-known businesses. These include Casita (which provides lodging options), EaseMyTrip, the British Council, and IDP Education (which offers admission counselling, university information, and online test preparation) (for travel booking).

The private sector lender is opening branches specifically targeted at the student ecosystem to complement its digital activities. At IIT Kanpur, the first branch has already been established, and seven more will be added to the campuses of prestigious universities all around India. Multifunctional teams with the knowledge to serve the complete student environment are housed in these full-service branches.

Garuda Aerospace, an Indian drone startup to establish a facility in Malaysia

Garuda Aerospace Pvt. Ltd., an integrated drone manufacturer and drone-as-a-service (DAAS) provider based in India, would invest Rs 115 crore in the construction of a production facility in Malaysia. The decision is made to establish a drone manufacturing plant in Malaysia, with a daily production capacity of around 50 drones. The components would be imported from India and other nations.

Key Points:

  • The city-based business has partnered with HiiLSE Global Sdn Bhd (HiiLSE Drones), a Malaysian drone start-up.

  • This alliance will establish a drone ecosystem with cutting-edge artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning technology.

  • The partnership is not a joint venture in which the equity capital is shared by two entities. The Malaysian firm will make it possible for Garuda Aerospace to establish the factory and other commercial opportunities.

  • Garuda Aerospace would conclude in July after raising USD 30 million.

  • Shanmugam S. Thanggavilo, the founder and CTO of HiiLSE Drones, predicted that a drone manufacturing facility in the area will generate 3,000 new employment involving drone skills.

Cyclist Ronaldo, first Indian cyclist to win silver at Asian Championship

At Asian Track Championship, by placing second in the sprint race on the final day of the Asian Track Championship in this city, Ronaldo Singh made cycling history by becoming the first Indian cyclist to win a silver medal in a continental competition in the senior division. The feat accomplished by Ronaldo was the best in a continental competition by an Indian cyclist. Even though he fought hard against the skilled rider Kento Yamasaki of Japan, he won silver.

Key Points:

  • To place first on the podium, Yamasaki overcame Ronaldo in back-to-back races. Andrey Chugay of Kazakhstan took home the bronze in the competition.

  • Ronaldo won the semifinal match against Chugay of Kazakhstan in the morning. The Indian came from behind to win the next two races and advance to the final.

  • Ronaldo broke the 10-second barrier in the 200-meter flying time trial while advancing to the semifinals of the men’s Elite sprint race, becoming the world junior champion and Asian record holder in the process.

About Tournament:

  • On the last day, the home team took home one silver and two bronze medals.

  • In the 15km Points Race, Indian junior cyclist Birjit Yumnam finished third with 23 points. With 24 points, Sungyeon Lee of Korea took home the silver medal, and Farrukh Bobosherov of Uzbekistan earned the gold.

  • The biggest shock of the day came from Chayanika Gogoi, a 19-year-old Indian who beat Rinata Sultanova of Kazakhstan for bronze in the 10km Women Scratch Race finals.

  • Japanese athlete Kie Furuyama earned the silver medal, while Youri Kim took home the gold.

  • At the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium Velodrome, the Asian Junior and Para championships were also going on at the same time.

  • On the final day, which had 10 finals, there were a few crashes.

  • With 18 gold, 7 silver, and 2 bronze medals, Japan has the most overall medals.

  • The Indian cycling team earned 23 medals and placed sixth in the elite field (2 Gold, 6 Silver, 15 Bronze).

  • With 12 gold, 14 silver, and three bronze medals, Korea came in second, and Kazakhstan took third with four gold, four silver, and three bronze.

Shreya Lenka from Odisha joins Blackswan and becomes first K-pop star in India

Shreya Lenka is the first Indian woman to ever have a successful career as a K-pop performer. Along with a Brazilian woman named Gabriela Dalcin, the 18-year-old from Odisha is currently a member of the well-known South Korean girl group Blackswan. DR Music, the recording company for Blackswan, released the information.

KEY POINTS:

  • A programme run by DR Music to find and develop aspiring singers from all around the world selected Shreya, who goes by her stage name Sriya, and Gabriela (or Gabi).

  • A picture of the two together was posted by the music label. According to the caption, the Cygnus programme aids with the realisation of the young artists’ aspirations.

  • Hyeme, a Blackswan member, departed the group in November 2020, which is how Cygnus got started. Youngheun, Fatou, Judy, Leia, Gabi, and Sriya make up the band’s current line-up.

  • After taking part in the six-month global auditions that DR Music announced last year, Lenka and Dalcin were chosen for the band.

  • Lenka and Dalcin performed well together throughout the audition process, according to Philip YJ Yoon, director of D R Music Entertainment Korea.

  • Both performers had to practise their Korean language, dancing, and vocal abilities as part of the programme, which began in December.


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