About Lynx-U2 System: It is a naval gun fire control system designed and developed indigenously.The system will be installed on the NOPV ( Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel), Talwar and Teg class of ships. The system has been completely designed and developed by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL). It is capable of accurately tracking and engaging targets amidst sea clutter.It is capable of accurately tracking air/surface targets and generating required target data for predicting weapon aiming points and engaging targets. The target engagement is carried out with medium/short-range gun mounts like Russian AK 176, AK190, AK630 and the Super Rapid Gun Mount (SRGM) available onboard ships.
Rajasthan Day: Every year, March 30, is celebrated as Rajasthan Day, marking the foundation of India’s largest state in 1949. Rajasthan was created in phases, with the final modifications occurring in 1956 after India’s independence.At that time, Rajasthan was almost wholly contained in the Rajputana Agency, a political office of the British Indian Empire.Rajasthan consists of 22 princely states and estates, all of which assimilated in less than 22 months after India’s independence.Most rulers were Rajput with the exception being Bharatpur and Dholpur which had Jat rulers.
The Institute of Eminence Scheme: The UB 2016-17 announced 10 public and 10 private HEIs are to be recognised to emerge as world-class institutions.UGC launched the scheme in 2017 to enable HEIs to emerge as top 100 institutions in the world over time (top 500 by 2027).
Benefits: administrative and academic autonomy to freely decide fee, flexible course duration and structure, exemption from approvals for collaborations with foreign institutions.The selected public institutions will get Rs 1,000 crore each from the Ministry of Education.However, no financial assistance to the private institutions. Criteria:The institutions should be among the top 50 in the NIRF in their category, and top 500 in internationally recognised rankings.Public institutes eligible to apply are central universities, govt-owned and controlled deemed to be universities, institutions of national importance (IITs, NITs), and state univs.
Procedure: Institutes need to submit a proposal → with milestones to be achieved over the next 5 to 15 years → To the Empowered Expert Committee (EEC constituted by UGC). In case the institute fails to achieve scheme objectives at the end of the 5th and subsequent years, the EEC could penalise them.Final action on revocation is to be taken by the Ministry of Education.So far 12( 8 public + 4 private institutes) have been granted the IoE status.
New India Literacy Programme: The government has launched a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely, the “New India Literacy Programme” (NILP) for implementation during five years from the FYs 2022-23 to 2026-27.
Target: All Non-literates aged 15 years and above, with a target of 5.00 crore beneficiaries.
Components:Foundational Literacy and Numeracy, Critical Life Skills, Vocational Skills Development, Basic Education, Continuing Education. The method for teaching would primarily be Volunteerism, technology-based and predominantly online.Teaching resources are available on the DIKSHA platform of NCERT, dissemination through TV, Radio, Samajik Chetna Kendra. Under the Ministry of Education.Also named as Nav Bharat Shaksharta karyakram.The term Adult Education to be replaced by ‘Education for all’.Focus Shall be on all aspirational districts.