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PIB Daily – 31st August 2019 – IASToppers

World’s largest Integrated Online Junction for – School Education ‘Shagun’; Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana (DAY-NULM);Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana (DAY); Angikaar campaign; e-course on Vulnerability Atlas;
By IASToppers
August 31, 2019

Contents

Government Schemes & Policies

  • DAY-NULM Conferred the Prestigious SKOCH Governance Gold Award

Issues related to Health & Education

  • Union HRD Minister launches Integrated Online junction for School Education ‘Shagun’

Key Facts for Prelims

  • Campaign Angikaar & E-Course on Vulnerability Atlas Launched

 

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Government Schemes & Policies

DAY-NULM Conferred the Prestigious SKOCH Governance Gold Award

Deendayan Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) has been conferred the prestigious SKOCH Governance Gold Award for its Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access (PAiSA)

Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-(DAY-NULM)

About Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana:

Deen-Dayal-Antyodaya-Yojana-(DAY-NULM)-1

  • Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana (DAY) with an aim to uplift the urban poor by enhancing sustainable livelihood opportunities through skill development.
  • Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana was launched under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA).
  • Government of India has provisioned Rs.500 crores for the scheme.
  • The scheme is integration of the National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) and National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM).

Components of the scheme

The scheme has two components one for urban India and other for rural India.

  • The Urban component named as Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana is being implemented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.
  • The rural component named as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana is being implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development.

About Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana (DAY-NULM)

  • National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) is renamed as Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-(DAY-NULM) and in Hindi as – Rashtriya Shahri Aajeevika Mission.
  • Under the scheme urban areas extends the coverage to all the statutory cities and towns, there by covering almost the entire urban population.

Objectives

  • To reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self-employment
  • To providing the shelter equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner.
  • To address the livelihood, concern of the urban street vendors

PAiSA portal

PAiSA-portal

  • Launched in November 2018, PAiSAis a centralized IT platform which simplifies release of interest subvention under the Deendayan Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).
  • It offers end to end online solution for processing, payment, monitoring and tracking of interest subvention claims from banks on a monthly basis.
[Ref: PIB]

 

Issues related to Health & Education

Union HRD Minister launches Integrated Online junction for School Education ‘Shagun’ 

Union Human Resource Development Minister launched one of world’s largest Integrated Online Junction for – School Education ‘Shagun’.

‘Shagun’

About School Education Shagun initiative

Shagun

  • School Education Shagun is an initiative to improve the school education system.
  • It involves creating a common platform for all portals and websites of the Department of School Education and all States and Union Territories (UTs).
  • It seeks to connect approximately 92 lakh teachers and 26 crore students.

About the Integrated National School Education Treasury (INSET)

  • It is an information network for all parameters relating to the students, teachers, and schools in the country.

Main focus areas

  • Cleaning the data of the Integrated Online Junction through feedback from Stakeholders
  • Ensuring full interoperability among the websites, portals and applications which are already hosted in the junction
  • Creating high quality e-contents to enhance learning
  • Using artificial intelligence in a variety of ways to enhance the quality of school education
[Ref: PIB]

 

Key Facts for Prelims

Campaign Angikaar & E-Course on Vulnerability Atlas Launched

Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs launched “angikaar”, a campaign for change management and e-Course on Vulnerability Atlas of India.

angikaar-campaign

About Angikaar campaign

angikaar-campaign 1

  • Angikaar campaign aims for social behaviour change, focusing on issues such as water & energy conservation, waste management and sanitation for beneficiaries of completed houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) (PMAY (U)), through community mobilisation and door to door activities.
  • The campaign will be initiated on 2nd October 2019 commemorating 150th Gandhi Jayanti and culminate on the occasion of Human Rights Day, 10th December, 2019.
  • It will converge with Missions of other Ministries dealing with these subject, especially focusing on Ujjwala for gas connection and Ayushman Bharat for health insurance to the beneficiaries of PMAY (U).

About the e-course on Vulnerability Atlas

  • It is a course that offers understanding about natural hazards, helps identify regions with high vulnerability with respect to various hazards (earthquakes, cyclones etc.) and specifies district-wise level of damage risks to the existing housing stock.
  • It is offered by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs in collaboration of School of Planning & Architecture (SPA), New Delhi and Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC).
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