Government Schemes

Union Minister Giriraj Singh launches People’s Plan Campaign 2021
Giriraj Singh 768X680 1 Daily Current Affairs Update | 02 October 2021

The Union Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development, Giriraj Singh Chauhan has launched the ‘People’s Plan Campaign 2021- Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas’ recently.

The campaign will feature activities to instill a sense of camaraderie and commitment in the citizens towards a common goal of village development.

A Vibrant Gram Sabha Dashboard to ensure maximum participation of citizens was also launched.

Quick Fact: The term Gram Sabha is defined in the Constitution of India under Article 243 (b).

National Affairs

AYUSH Ministry launches ‘Bal Raksha Kit’
2021 9Image 15 39 025919567Gfhgf Daily Current Affairs Update | 02 October 2021

All India Institue of Ayurveda (AIIA) under the AYUSH ministry has developed an immunity-boosting kit ‘Bal Raksha Kit’.

The kit developed keeping the third wave of COVID-19 in mind is an immunity-boosting kit to protect children up to the age of 16.

The kit has been manufactured by Indian Medicines Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited (IMPCL) in Uttarakhand.

Quick Fact: AYUSH- Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa, and Homeopathy.

Government Schemes

PM launches Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0
59A54D4290552 Daily Current Affairs Update | 02 October 2021

PM Narendra Modi has launched the Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0 along with the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0.

The schemes were launched at the Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi.

The missions will help in achieving Sustainable Development Goals 2030 targets.

Person in News

Dr. Rukmini Banerji awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize
Yidanprize Logo 01 931X1024 1 Daily Current Affairs Update | 02 October 2021

India -based Dr. Rukmini Banerji was awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize recently.

Apart from her, US-based {rofessor Eric Hanushek was also conferred with the prestigious Yidan Prize 2021.

Yidan Prize established by the Yidan Prize Foundation in 2016 is an education award that recognizes individuals who have contributed towards education research and development.

Quick Fact: Dr. Rukmini Banerji is the CEO of Pratham Education Foundation.

Art and Culture

Festival of Dance and Music Nata Sankirtana started in Manipur
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Nata- Sankirtana festival was started at the Mandap of Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy (JNMDA), Imphal recently.

The festival is a three-day annual display of dance and music.

In classical Ragas, Nata Sankirtana is a hymn of Lord Krishna that synthesizes several indigenous rhythms.

Quick Facts: UNESCO had recognized Manipur Nata Sankirtana in 2013.

State Affairs

Rebecca V Suchiang appointed as the Chief Secretary of Meghalaya
Dsc 0463 Scaled 1 Daily Current Affairs Update | 02 October 2021

Rebecca Vanessa Suchiang (1989 batch IAS officer) has taken over the State Chief Secretary of Meghalaya.

She is the first-ever native female Chief Secretary appointed by the Meghalaya Government.

Rebecca has succeeded M.S. Rao who took charge on 31st December 2019.

Quick Fact: Conrad Kongkal Sangma is the CM of Meghalya.


Mukesh Ambani tops Harun India Rich List 2021 for the 10th straight year
Mukesh Ambani Daily Current Affairs Update | 02 October 2021

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped the IIFL Wealth Harun India Rich List for the 10th consecutive year with a total net worth of INR 7,18,000 crore.

Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani is in the second spot with a net worth of INR 5,05,900 crores followed by Shiv Nadar and the Family of HCL tech.

Harun India Rich List 2021 featured 1,007 individuals across 119 cities and indicated that India has 237 billionaires compared to 58 last year.

Quick Fact: Dwight D. Eisenhower is the founder of NASA.

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