सामयिक विषय: Planning & Project

51 EMR Schools made Functional during The Last three years

Eklavya Model Residential School Scheme

Question: Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) scheme was launched in …
(A) Year 2000
(B) Year 2002
(C) Year 1998
(D) Year 1999
Ans :(c)
Related facts:-

  • According to a release issued by Ministry of Tribal Affairs on June 13, 2017, 51 new Eklavya Model Residential (EMR) schools have become functional in the last three years.
  • Presently, 161 Eklavya model residential schools are functioning across 26 states of the country benefiting more than 52 thousand tribal students.
  • Eklavya Model Residential School Scheme was started in 1998 and first school was started in the year 2000 in Maharashtra.
  • EMRSs have been functioning as institutions of excellence for tribal students.
  • During the last 17 years, a total of 259 schools have been sanctioned, out of which 72 EMR schools have been sanctioned during last three years.
  • As per existing EMRS Guidelines of 2010, at least one EMRS is to be set up in each Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) / Integrated Tribal Development Project (ITDP) having 50% ST population in the area.
  • The capital cost for setting up the school complex, including hostels and staff quarters etc. has been earmarked at Rs. 12 crore with a provision to go up to Rs.16 crore in hill areas, deserts and islands.
  • Recurring cost during the first year for these schools would be Rs. 42000/-per child, with a provision of raising it by 10% every second year to compensate for inflation etc.

Related Links:-
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=65457
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=165586
http://tribal.nic.in/Content/EklavyaModelResidentialSchool.aspx

MP government announces loan relief plan for farmers

Agricultural Loan Solution Scheme

Question: ‘Krishi Rin Samadhan Yojana’ has been launched by the governmet of …
(a) Maharashtra
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Chhattisgarh
Ans :(b)
Related facts:-

  • On June 7, 2017, he Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday launched a new debt relief scheme – Krishi Rin Samadhan Yojana for farmers.
  • The cabinet also allocated Rs 1,000 crore for the scheme.
  • Under this scheme, the interest rate on loans would be less than earlier.
  • The government has taken this decision in view of the violent agitation being made by farmers in the state for loan waiver and fair prices for their produces.

Related Links:-
https://twitter.com/ChouhanShivraj/status/872426324710653952
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/mp-government-announces-loan-relief-plan/articleshow/59040344.cms
http://hindi.business-standard.com/storypage.php?autono=134704

National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India

National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India

Question: Jagoi is one of the major Indian classical dance forms prevalent in …
(a) Manipur
(b) Assam
(c) Odisha
(d) Sikkim
Ans: (a)
Related Fact :

  • On June 17, 2017, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Culture & Tourism launched the implementation of the ‘‘National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India’ at Goverdhan Block, Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh.
  • This Mission encompasses data mapping, demography building formalising the processes and bringing all the cultural activities under one web based umbrella for better results. The Mission also seeks to open a direct channel of communication of artists with the Government and peer to peer communication among artists for talent honing and handholding of each other.
  • The scheme is set to cover all the Blocks of the Country, involving a total of 6.40 Lakh villages over the span of next 3 years with a vision that no cultural talent or heritage should remain unattended.
  • The scheme aims to nurtured talent and conserve heritage. It also aims to propagate India’s cultural talent across all boundaries.
  • The Ministry is eying to launch massive cultural awareness campaigns so that no artist is left behind. The Artist/Organisations also may register online at www.culturalmapping.nic.in.
  • The Cultural Mapping of India portal will serve as a repository/consolidated database of information about cultural assets and resources i.e. a cultural inventory at one place for essential planning, sustainable economic development and for preserving the scattered and near extinct art forms.
  • Immediately after this event in Mathura district, the Ministry of Culture will be organising similar Block level events in other States too so as to kick start the process of scaling up the efforts to cover all the Blocks of the Country.
  • The current round includes Shimoga Block in Shimoga District, Karnataka, Thanesar Block in Kurukshetra District, Haryana, Chauri – Chaura Block in Gorakhpur District in Uttar Pradesh & Saraikela Block in Saraikela – Kharsawan District in Jharkhand.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=165655

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