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ESSCI partnered with Samsung India to train Indian youth.

The Electronics Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Samsung India to empower the youth with industry-relevant skills. It will be a part of the government’s ‘Skill India’ initiative that aims to empower the youth with industry-relevant skills in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Big Data and Coding & Programming, in a bid to enhance their employability. The MoU was exchanged by Ken Kang, President and CEO of Samsung Southwest Asia, and Abhilasha Gaur, COO, ESSCI.

ESSCI has signed an MoU with which of the following company to empower the youth with industry-relevant skills in emerging technology domains to enhance their employability?

Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change conducted a clean air survey in India to implement urban action plans prepared as part of the National Clean Air Program to reduce air pollution by what percent by 2025-26. going to start?

Govt to launch Swachh Vayu Sarvekshan 

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is going to launch Swachh Vayu Sarvekshan that promotes ranking of 131 cities in the country for implementing City Action Plans prepared as part of National Clean Air Programme for reducing air pollution upto 40 percent by 2025-26.

For this survey, 131 cities are categorized into three groups based on population. 4 7 cities are in the first group having population more than 10 lakh.

44 cities are in the second group having population between 3 to 10 lakh. Third group consists of 40 cities having population less than 3 lakh.

Cities are required to do the self-assessment as per the framework provided on the Ministry’s online portal.

This assessment is carried out annually. Cities have to report implementation of activities and measures taken in respect of solid waste and road dust management, management of construction and demolition waste, control of vehicular emissions and industrial pollution.

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change declared this survey during the last leg of a two-day National Conference of Ministers of Environment, Forest and Climate Change at Ekta Nagar, in Gujarat. This conference was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually.

The US has announced how much amount in additional humanitarian aid for the Rohingya inside and outside Myanmar as well as host communities in Bangladesh?

US announces over USD 170 million for assistance to Rohingya and host communities in Bangladesh 

The US has announced USD 170 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Rohingya inside and outside Myanmar as well as for host communities in Bangladesh.

With this the total US assistance in response to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis has reached nearly USD 1.9 billion since August 201 7 when over 7 .4 lakh Rohingya were forced to flee Myanmar into Bangladesh.

This additional humanitarian assistance includes more than USD 93 million through the State Department and more than USD 77 million through USAID.

With nearly USD 13 8 million for programs specifically in Bangladesh, it provides life-sustaining support to the over 940,000 Rohingya refugees, and 540,000 host community members in Bangladesh.

Who has been appointed as the new director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-cum-secretary of the department of health Research?

Dr Rajiv Bahl appointed ICMR Director General for 3 years 

Dr Raj iv Bahl has been appointed as the new director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-cum-secretary of the department of health Research for a period of three years.

Bahl currently heads the research on maternal, newborn child and adolescent health cum-newborn unit on maternal, Department of Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing, at the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva.

His predecessor, Dr Balram Bhargava’s extended tenure as director general of ICMR and secretary of the Department of Health Research ended in July.

Bhargava was appointed to the post on April 16, 2018, for four years. The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Dr Raj iv Bahl.

Who is set to become the Italy’s first female Prime Minister?

Far-right Giorgia Meloni wins Italy’s election, set to become country’s 1st female PM 

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni has claimed victory in Italy’s election, and is set to become the country’s first female Prime Minister.

Meloni will form Italy’s most right-wing government since World War Two.

Meloni will take over from Prime Minister Mario Draghi, the former head of the European Central Bank, who pushed Rome to the centre of EU policy-making during his 18-month stint in office, forging close ties with Paris and Berlin.

About Italy: 

President: Sergio Mattarella

Capital: Rome

Currency: Euro

Recently Samsung India has announced its first credit card in India in partnership with which bank?

Samsung launches credit card in India with 10°/o cashback on its products 24/7 

Samsung India announced its first-ever credit card in India in partnership with Axis Bank and Visa, that will give customers 10 per cent cashback across all Samsung products and services round the year.

The 10 per cent cashback offer will be over and above the company’s offers, on both EMI and non-EMI transactions.

Key Details: 

The annual fee for the card’s Signature variant is Rs 500 with taxes and for the Infinite variant is Rs 5,000 with taxes.

On the Signature variant, cardholders can avail up to Rs 10,000 cashback annually, with a monthly cashback limit of Rs 2,500.

On the Infinite variant, cardholders can avail up to Rs 20,000 cash back annually, with a monthly cashback limit of Rs 5,000.

Samsung India and Axis Bank have partnered with key merchants – Bigbasket, Myntra, Tata 1mg, Urban Company and Zomato – to bring more rewards to cardholders on their daily spends.

Under which scheme, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan has approved additional financial assistance of Rs 100 crore to promote small businesses?

Raj govt approves ?100 er additional package for small businesses 

 Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has approved an additional financial support of Rs 100 crore for a scheme to promote small businesses.

This will help in the smooth operation of the scheme and increase the number of beneficiaries.

Gehlot had proposed a financial package of Rs 150 crore under the ‘Mukhyamantri Laghu Protsahan Yojana’ in the 2022-23 budget to encourage MSMEs and for easy loan access to investors.

Approval of about Rs 58 crore was already given earlier for the scheme.

• Meanwhile, Gehlot also approved a proposal for multiple exemptions to boost local exporters. The reimbursement amount to be received by exporters under the reimbursement scheme for participating in international trade fairs, exhibitions and business service management (BSM) has been increased to 50 per cent from 30 per cent. The period of the scheme has also been extended till March 31, 2025.

Moreover, exporters registered under the Rajasthan Export Promotion Council, who have MSME and IEC code, will be able to benefit from the scheme.

The announcement comes days after Rajasthan’s Industries and Commerce Minister Shakuntala Rawat launched the state’s MSME Policy 2022 to enhance the contribution of MSMEs to the state’s GDP as well as exports. The policy aims at setting up 20,000 new MSME units with a cumulative investment of Rs 10,000 crores and employment generation for 1 lakh people, said a DIPR statement.

Amazon will set up its first solar project in which state of India?

Amazon setting up its first solar project in India 

Amazon establishing its first solar project in India

Three solar power plants with a combined capacity of 420 megawatts (MW) will be built in Rajasthan by the largest e­commerce company, Amazon.

Along with Amp Energy, Amazon has also contracted to 210 MW and 110 MW projects with ReNew Power and Brookfield Renewables, respectively.

Key Points 

Amp Energy India, a producer of renewable energy (RE), has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to sell RE to Amazon from a 100 MW solar power facility in Rajasthan as part of Amazon’s plans for India.

By the end of 2023, the facility at Bhadia, Rajasthan, will be completely operational. One gigawatt (GW) of utility size projects are also being developed by Amp. 1,13,645 tonnes of hazardous CO2 emissions will be reduced thanks to this solar power facility.

Who has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director of RailTel?

Appointment of Sanjai Kumar as new Chairman & MD of Railtel 

As the new Chairman and Managing Director of RailTel, Sanjai Kumar is in charge.

Sanjai Kumar previously held the position of Director (Network Planning & Marketing/NPM) at RailTel, along with the added responsibility of Director (Project, Operations & Maintenance/POM).

The University of Allahabad awarded Kumar a Bachelor of Technology in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, while the Management Development Institute in Gurugram awarded him a Post Graduate Diploma in Management.

About Sanjai Kumar: 

He has around 30 years of varying experience in railroad operations, project management, and marketing. He is an officer of the Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE).

He stated that he wanted to concentrate on doing business internationally, including exporting services and participating in international bids and contracts.

Regarding his future goals for RailTel, Kumar said that they will keep up the momentum of ongoing growth, diversification, and modernization in order to expand their offering of services and projects.

RailTel will take full advantage of the technological transformation by providing an increasing number of services and projects based on cutting-edge technologies like IoT, AI, and ML in many sectors.

The business would also like to consider utilising the benefits of impending 5G technology.

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