Grameen Udyami Scheme: The Grameen Udyami Scheme was launched to augment skill training in tribal communities for their inclusive and sustainable growth. Under the programme, the endeavor is to multi-skill India’s youth and impart functional skills to them for enabling livelihoods. It is funded by NSDC that aims to train 450 tribal students.
The objective is to expand the rural/local economy, enhance employment opportunities, reduce forced migration and also lead to the conservation of natural resources.
Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Skill Development and Enterprises.
Square Kilometres Array Observatory: SKAO is a new intergovernmental organisation dedicated to radio astronomy and is headquartered in the UK.
At the moment, organisations from ten countries are a part of the SKAO.
These include Australia, Canada, China, India, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK. The telescope, proposed to be the largest radio telescope in the world, will be located in Africa and Australia. Its operation, maintenance and construction will be overseen by SKAO.
Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer: The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer is an 11.25 m aperture telescope. It will lead the world in multi object spectroscopy, its unique capability to study up to 4,000 astronomical objects at once. It will replace the iconic 3.6 m Canada – France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) on the summit of Maunakea. It is a world class astronomical site.
At the highest level the objectives of MSE are to enhance scientific research and education for the partner communities. It will be operational in the USA.
Davos Meet 2023: The annual meeting of World Economic Forum (WEF) 2023 is being held in Davos, Switzerland, from 16 January to 20 January 2023.
The event is being hosted by the World Economic Forum in cooperation with the Swiss government and the Canton of Graubünden.
The theme for this year’s summit is ‘Cooperation for Sustainable Growth and Shared Prosperity’.
Agenda of this year’s meet:
- Economics of Women’s Health
- State of the Pandemic
- Putting health at the Heart of Climate Action
- Health System: Building through Disruption
- Better Health with Data
World Economic Forum: World Economic Forum (WEF) is an international non-governmental and lobbying organization.
Klaus Schwab is credited to have founded WEF on 24, 1971.
It is recognized as the international institution for public-private cooperation by the Swiss government.
WEF Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland. It is mostly funded by its 1,000 member companies.
Mandate: WEF is committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.
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