Government Initiatives-Current Affairs

Read all the Government Initiatives Taken recently. Besides, This Government Initiatives Topic is very important for the Competitive exams- UPSC, SSC, and Banking. Further, For UPSC Aspirants Government Initiatives is the most important topic.

1.CURRICULUM FOR LIFE SKILLS (JEEVAN KAUSHAL)

Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) launched the Curriculum for Life Skills (Jeevan Kaushal) designed by University Grants Commission (UGC).

  • Indeed, The Curriculum for Life Skills (JeevanKaushal) for the Under Graduate Programme.
    • Consequently, designed to impart and strengthen the knowledge, skills, and dispositions believed to be the best requisites of the current Industry and thereby empower the talent inherent in each learner.
  • Besides, the new program, which for 8 credit points, can be accommodated in any semester and is aimed at inculcating emotional and intellectual competencies in students to develop verbal and non-verbal communication skills. 
  • Furthermore, the program will comprise four courses – communication, professional, leadership, and universal human values and skills. Consequently, the programme will focus on teamwork, problem-solving and decision-making. 

2.ANNUAL REFRESHER PROGRAMME IN TEACHING (ARPIT)

Union Human Resource Development Minister launched the Annual Refresher Programme In Teaching (ARPIT) – 2019 under Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) in New Delhi.

About: 

  • Indeed, ARPIT is a major and unique initiative of online professional development of,
    • Besides, 1.5 million higher education faculty using the MOOCs platform SWAYAM.
  • Besides, For implementing ARPIT, discipline-specific National Resource Centers (NRCs) identified,
    • Furthermore which tasked to prepare online training material with a focus on the latest developments in the discipline, new & emerging trends, pedagogical improvements, and methodologies for transacting revised curriculum.
  • Following Institutions notify as NRCs: 
    • Concurrently, Centers under the Ministry’s Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) located
      • in Central Universities, IISc, IUCAA, IITs, IISERs, NITs, State Universities; UGC’s Human Resource Development Centres(HRDCs), NITTTRs, IIITs, etc.
  • Indeed, Through ARPIT all in-service teachers, irrespective of their subject and seniority gave an enabling opportunity.
    • In addition, to keep abreast of the latest developments in their disciplines through the technology-based online refresher courses.

3. LEADERSHIP FOR ACADEMICIANS PROGRAMME (LEAP)

Union Human Resource Development Minister launched Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP) – 2019 under Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) in New Delhi.

About:

  • Indeed, Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP) is a three weeks leadership development training program (2 weeks domestic and one-week foreign training) for second level academic functionaries in public-funded higher education institutions.
  • Besides, The main objective is to prepare the second tier academic heads that are potentially likely to assume leadership roles in the future.
  • LEAP is being implemented through the following 15 higher education institutions (HEIs) institutions like the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Banaras Hindu University, Jamia Miliia Islamia, etc.
  • Furthermore, The mandatory eligibility conditions are minimum 8 years of experience as Professor;  3 years administrative experience; Impeccable Integrity; High academic standing preferably 30 publications in ‘SCOPUS’ indexed international journals or UGC approved journals; and age below 58 years. 

4.SWACHHATA HI SEVA (SHS) 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) 2019, a massive countrywide awareness and mobilization campaign on Swachhata at Mathura.

  • Indeed, Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) 2019, a Jan Andolan for Swachhata, is proposed to be organized from 11th September to 2nd October 2019.
  • Besides, This year’s campaign focused on Plastic Waste Management, given the detrimental effect of uncollected plastic waste on human beings, animals and the environment at large.
  • From 3rd October till 27th October (Diwali), the collected plastic waste will then be effectively recycled and disposed of.
  • All Central and State Governments encouraging to ban the use of Single-Use Plastic (SUP) products during the campaign period.
  • Activities Included:
    • 11th September – 1st October
      • Awareness generation across towns and villages
      • Preparations for collection, disposal of plastic waste
      • Shramdaan for general swachhata
    • 2nd October
      • Nationwide shramdaan for plastic waste collection and segregation
    • 3rd October – 27th October (Diwali)
      • Recycling and effective disposal of collected plastic waste 

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