Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojna: Ministry of Tribal Affairs has revamped the existing Scheme of ‘Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub-Scheme’ with nomenclature ‘Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojna (PMAAGY)’, for implementation during 2021-22 to 2025-26, which aims at transforming villages with significant tribal population into model village (Adarsh Gram)covering about 40% of the total Tribal Population.
The main objective of this scheme is to achieve integrated socio-economic development of selected villages through convergence approach. It includes preparing Village Development Plan based on the needs, potential, and aspirations.
Tourist Police Scheme: The Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD), organised a conference for effective implementation of Uniform Tourist Police Scheme.
The Tourist Police Scheme – As many as 25 popular tourist spots have been identified in the country where the tourist police necessarily need to be deployed to help foreigners.The gender ratio of Policemen in Tourist Police is proposed to be 50:50.The deputation term should last from 2 to 3 years.As an incentive, 30% deputation allowance has been recommended for the police personnel who joins the tourist police on deputation.
India International Science Festival (IISF): IISF-2022 will be held in Bhopal in January 2023 and incidentally, it is one of the major events to be held after India took over G-20 Presidency. It is a festival to celebrate the achievements of India’s scientific and technological advancements with students, innovators, craftsmen, farmers, scientists and technocrats from India and abroad.
IISF is the initiative of the Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Earth Science of Government of India in association with Vijnana Bharati which is a science movement with swadeshi spirit led by eminent scientists of the country.
Sand Mining: The Ministry of Mines has prepared a ‘Sand Mining Framework’ incorporating best practices amongst States with the objectives of sustainability, availability, affordability, and transparency in sand mining.
Sand is a minor mineral under Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) Act, 1957 (MMDR Act).The MMDR Act empowers the State Governments for making rules for regulating the grant of quarry leases, mining leases or other mineral concessions in respect of minor minerals.Hence, the regulation of minor minerals comes under the legislative and administrative domain of the State Governments.Further,the Act empowers the States to make rules for preventing illegal mining, transportation and storage of minerals.Hence, control of illegal mining comes under the legislative and administrative purview of the State Governments.
India Global Forum: MoS for Electronics and Information Technology to visit Dubai to attend the India Global Forum. IGF is the agenda-setting forum for international business and global leaders.IGF, offers a selection of platforms that corporates and policymakers can leverage to interact with stakeholders in their sectors and geographies of strategic importance. It has an unparalleled track record around the world to convene leaders from across large corporates, multilateral institutions and national Governments.