Asian Games: The Asian Games, also known as Asiad is a continental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The Games were regulated by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) from the first Games in New Delhi, India, until the 1978 Games. Since the 1982 Games, they have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The Games are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games. The first-ever Asian Games were held in New Delhi in 1951. India is a founder member of Asian Games and also the host of the first Asian Games. India along with Japan is the only country to have won at-least one gold medal in every event of Asian Games. India has always ranked in the top 10 in the medals tally in Asian Games, except in the 1990 games.
Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana: The Ministry of Railways launched Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY) under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana. This is a skill development programme, where training will be provided to youth with a special focus on jobs that are relevant to the Railways. The training will be provided in four trades viz. Electrician, Welder, Machinist and Fitter and other trades will be added by zonal railways and Production units based on regional demands and needs assessment. Training will be provided to apprentices under the Apprentice Act 1961.
Objectives: To impart training skills to the youth in various trades to bring qualitative improvement and To train 50,000 candidates over the next three years.
Eligibility: Candidates who are 10th passed and between 18-35 years shall be eligible to apply. Participants in the scheme shall however have no claim to seek employment in Railways on the basis of this training.
Data embassies: Recently, the government announced the setting up of Data embassies in its budget 2023-24.The government may allow only non-personal datasets to be stored in data embassies.
Data Embassies are a set of servers that store one country’s data and are under that country’s jurisdiction while being located in another country. It is a physical data centre of trusted nations which enjoy diplomatic immunity from local laws. Estonia was the first country to establish a data embassy at Luxembourg in 2017.
All India Domestic Workers survey:Recently Labour bureau has undertaken an All India Domestic Workers survey.
This is the first-ever such surveyin independent india which was initiated in 2021.The survey would cover all states and union territories, covering 1.5 lakh households in 742 districts. The main objectives of the survey are:
- Estimate the number/proportion of domestic workers at the national and state level.
- Household estimates of live-in/live-out DWs.
- The average number of DWs engaged by different types of households.
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