19 June 2023 – Current Affairs
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19 June 2023
DAKSHTA For Young Professionals’ now Live at iGOT Karmayogi
- A new curated collection, DAKSHTA (Development of Attitude, Knowledge, Skill for Holistic Transformation in Administration) For Young Professionals, is now Live on the iGOT Karmayogi Platform.
- Tailored for Young Professionals & Consultants engaged in Government, this collection (consisting of 18 courses) seeks to build functional, domain, and behavioral competencies by acquainting learners with subjects crucial for discharging their duties, and responsibilities effectively.
- Currently, 40 Young Professionals and Consultants in NITI Aayog are undergoing phase-wise induction training through this curated collection of courses on the iGOT Karmayogi Platform.
- The curated collection of courses is available on the iGOT Karmayogi Platform for consumption by Young Professionals, and Consultants engaged in various Ministries, Government Departments, and Organizations to enhance their knowledge, skills, and abilities.
IGOT Karmayogi Platform
- It is a comprehensive online portal to guide government officials in their capacity-building journey.
- The portal combines 6 functional hubs for online learning, competency management, career management, discussions, events, and networking.
- In line with the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision for building a Viksit Bharat, Mission Karmayogi (National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building) has been playing an integral role in nurturing a smart, citizen-friendly, and future-ready public workforce.
- Karmayogi Bharat, a government-owned, not-for-profit SPV, has been established by DoPT, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions, and is entrusted with the responsibility for owning, managing, maintaining, and improving the iGOT (Integrated Government Online Training) Karmayogi Platform.
National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCP).
- In September 2020, Government of India has launched Mission Karmayogi a National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCP).
- The programme aims at building a future-ready civil service with the right attitude, skills and knowledge, aligned to the vision of New India.
- It also aims to prepare Indian Civil Servants for the future by making them more creative, constructive, imaginative, proactive, innovative, progressive, professional, energetic, transparent, and technology-enabled.
Human Resource Council
- NPCSCB will be governed by the Prime Minister’s Human Resource Council, which will also include State Chief Ministers, Union Cabinet Ministers, and experts. The council will approve and review civil services capacity-building programs.
Cabinet Secretary Coordination Unit
- It will comprise of select secretaries and cadre controlling authorization.
Capacity Building Commission (CBC)
- It will include experts in related fields and global professionals. This commission will prepare and monitor annual capacity-building plans and audit human resources available in the government.
Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)
- This wholly-owned SPV will govern the iGOT-Karamayogi platform. The SPV will create and operationalize the content, and marketplace, and manage key business services of the iGOT platform, relating to content validation, independent proctored assessments, and telemetry data availability.
Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
- An Appropriate monitoring and evaluation framework will also be put in place for the performance evaluation of all users of the iGOT platform so as to generate a dashboard view of Key Performance Indicators.
- The National Conference on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy was organized to bring together the representatives of all the States & UTs, and experts in different fields to discuss ‘Capacity building and training of teachers in blended mode’.
- On this occasion the Ministry of Education spoke about NISHTHA – National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement, launched in 2019, which was extended to Foundational Literacy and Numeracy and secondary level, in 2021-22, covering 35 lahks Pre-primary, Primary, and Secondary level teachers with a focus on improvement in quality of teachers and learning outcomes of students.
Know! about NISHTHA
- NISHTHA is a capacity-building programme for “Improving Quality of School Education through Integrated Teacher Training”.
- As per the recommendation of NEP 2020, every teacher and head teacher is expected to participate in at least 50 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities every year for their own professional development, driven by their own interests.
- CPD opportunities will, in particular, systematically cover the latest pedagogies regarding foundational literacy and numeracy, formative and adaptive assessment of learning outcomes, competency-based learning, and related pedagogies, such as experiential learning, arts-integrated, sports-integrated, and storytelling-based approaches, etc.
- To realize the vision of NEP-2020, recently NCERT under the aegis of the Ministry of Education (MoE), Department of School Education and Literacy (DSE&L), Govt. of India.
- In collaboration with States / UTs and autonomous bodies under MoE, MoD, and MoTA (CBSE, KVS, NVS, AEES, Sainik School, CICSE, EMRS – NESTS etc.) have initiated the NISHTHA integrated training program 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 online for different stages of school education – Teachers, Head Teachers/Principals and other stakeholders in Educational Management and Administration.
- NISHTHA 1.0 for Elementary level (Classes I-VIII)
- NISHTHA 2.0 for Secondary level (Classes IX-XII)
- NISHTHA 3.0 for NIPUN Bharat (ECCE to Class V)
First Over Dimensional Cargo (ODC) for Numaligarh Refinery received
- Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways received the first over dimensional cargo (ODC) transported via waterways at Numaligarh Refinery jetty
- This is the first consignment transported by Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), nodal agency of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways in charge of inland waterways in the country, for the expansion of Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) capacity from 3 MMT to 9 MMT.
- The first ODC was transported by an IWAI ship – MV Marine 66 – from Kolkata to Numaligarh Refinery Jetty via Indo Bangladesh Protocol Route (IBPR).
- The ODC left Kolkata on 18 March and reached Numaligarh after travelling for nearly three months via Bangladesh.
- IWAI, in assistance from Dredging Corporation of India (DCI), also employed three dredgers at five locations in Dhansiri
Indo Bangladesh Protocol Route (IBPR).
- An Inland water transit and trade protocol exists between India and Bangladesh under which inland vessels of one country can transit through the specified routes of the other country.
- The existing protocol routes are (i) Kolkata-Pandu-Kolkata, (ii) Kolkata-Karimganj – Kolkata, (iii) Rajshahi-Dhulian-Rajshahi and (iv) Pandu-Karimganj-Pandu.
- For inter-country trade, four ports of call have been designated in each country namely; Haldia, Kolkata, Pandu, and Karimganj in India and Narayanganj, Khulna, Mongla, and Sirajganj in Bangladesh.
- Under the Protocol, 50:50 cargo sharing by Indian and Bangladeshi vessels is permitted both for transit and inter country trade.
- Indo Bangladesh Protocol Route (IBPR) extends from Kolkata (India) on NW-1 to Silghat (Assam) on NW-2 (River Brahmaputra) and Karimganj (Assam) on NW-16 (River Barak).
National Waterway 1 (NW-1)
- The National Waterway 1 (NW-1) or Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly river system is the longest waterway in India. It runs from Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh to Haldia in West Bengal.
Dredging Corporation of India
- The Dredging Corporation of India Limited (DCI) was established in the year 1976 to provide dredging services to the Major Ports of the country in India. DCI is a pioneer organization in the field of dredging and maritime development.
- DCI is fully equipped to offer the complete range of dredging and allied services to the users in India and Abroad and to provide the vital inputs for the national development.
- Head Office – Visakhapatnam
- DCI helps to ensure continuous availability of the desired depths in the shipping channels of the major and minor Ports, Indian Navy, Fishing Harbors and other maritime organizations.
- It is involved in maintenance dredging, capital dredging, beach nourishment, land reclamation, shallow water dredging, Project Management consultancy and Marine construction.
- Government of India has disinvested it complete holding in DCI of 73.47% to the four ports-Visakhapatnam Port Trust(19.47%), Jawaharalal Nehru Port Trust(18%),Paradeep Port Trust(18%) and Deenadyal Port Trust(18%) on 8th March 2019 along with transfer of Management and control
- NITI Aayog and the United Nations in India signed the Government of India – United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027
GoI-UNSDCF 2023-2027 -Highlights
- GoI-UNSDCF 2023-2027 represents the UN development system’s collective offer to the Government of India, in line with the national vision for development, for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, promoting gender equality, youth empowerment and human rights.
- The United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/72/279 designates the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework as the principal planning and implementation instrument for the UN Development System at country level.
- Programme priorities of the UN entities working at the country are derived from the GoI-UNSDCF.
- The GoI-UNSDCF 2023-2027 is built on four strategic pillars derived from the 2030 Agenda – People, Prosperity, Planet and Participation.
- The four interlinked pillars have six outcome areas focusing on Health and Well Being; Nutrition and Food Security; Quality Education; Economic Growth and Decent Work; Environment, Climate, WASH and Resilience; and Empowering People, Communities, and Institutions.
- The GoI-UNSDCF will have specific focus on SDG localisation and South-South cooperation, in line with India’s leadership towards the implementation and acceleration of the SDGs
- The formulation of the GoI-UNSDCF 2023-2027 was led by NITI Aayog, on behalf of the Government of India, with robust participation of line Ministries, State Governments, and Union Territories.
- The implementation, monitoring and reporting of GoI-UNSDCF 2023-2027 will be co-led by Government of India and the United Nations, India through a Joint Steering Committee.
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