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What is "Durbar Move" in Jammu & Kashmir
Durbar Move is a bi-annual shifting of the Civil Secretariat and other offices of the state government from Jammu to Srinagar in summer, and vice versa in winter.
This is done as Jammu & Kashmir has two capitals: Kashmir during summer and Jammu during winter.
Durbar Move is a tradition started 149 years ago by the erstwhile Dogra rulers who hailed from Jammu.
In recent years, many criticised the government for spending nearly Rs 200 crore on this exercise every year.
The tradition is now set to be broken in Jammu and Kashmir, with only sensitive records being taken from Jammu to Srinagar this summer.
Union Education Minister has introduced Students and Teachers Holistic Advancement through Quality Education (SARTHAQ) plan for School Education under the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP).
SARTHAQ will link each recommendation of NEP with 297 tasks along with responsible agencies, timelines and 304 outputs.
SARTHAQ is being implemented to meet the following aims of NEP 2020:
1) Curriculum reforms including new national and state curriculum frameworks for school education as well as early childhood care and education.
2) Improvement of the enrollment ratio of children at all levels and a reduction in dropouts.
3) Access to quality ECCE (Early childhood education) and Universal Acquisition of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy by Grade 3.
4) Vocational education, sports, arts, knowledge of India, 21st-century skills, values of citizenship, awareness of environment conservation.
5) Experimental learning and improve the quality of Teacher Education Programmes.
African swine fever (ASF)
African swine fever virus (ASFV) is a large, double-stranded DNA virus that causes a hemorrhagic fever with high mortality rates in domestic pigs.
It is the only virus with a double-stranded DNA genome known to be transmitted by arthropods.
It does not cause disease in humans.
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All India Financial Institutions (NABARD, Exim Bank, SIDBI and NHB)
To help mitigate the impact of COVID, RBI would extend fresh support of Rs 50,000 crore to the All India Financial Institutions. There are four All India Financial Institutions regulated and supervised by the Reserve Bank of India - NABARD, Exim Bank, SIDBI and NHB.
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Union Cabinet approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for White Goods (Air Conditioners and LED Lights) with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 6,238 crore.
The scheme is expected to make manufacturing in India globally competitive, attract global investments, generate large scale employment opportunities and enhance exports substantially.
The Scheme shall extend an incentive of 4% to 6% on incremental sales of goods manufactured in India for a period of five years to companies engaged in manufacturing of Air Conditioners and LED Lights.
Incentives shall be open to companies making brown field or green field Investments.
Companies will have to meet the compulsory BIS and BEE Quality standards for sales into domestic market and applicable standards for global markets.
The Cabinet has also approved the implementation of Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme 'National Programme on High Efficiency Solar PV (Photo Voltic) Modules' for achieving manufacturing capacity of Giga Watt (GW) scale in high efficiency solar PV modules with an outlay of Rs.4,500 crore.
Solar capacity addition presently depends largely upon imported solar PV cells and modules.