PIB Analysis : 2nd & 3rd June 2022

PIB Analysis for UPSC CSE

Topics Covered

  1. National Adventure Awards
  2. Shreshta Scheme
  3. e- Sanjeevani
  4. Facts for Prelims

1 . National Adventure Award

About National Adventure Award

  • The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India confers the National Adventure Awards called “Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award” (TNNAA) in order to recognize the achievements of persons associated in the field of adventure and to encourage young people to develop the spirit of endurance, risk-taking, cooperative teamwork and quick, ready and effective reflexes in challenging situations.
  • The award consists of a bronze statuette, a certificate, a blazer with a silken tie/a saree and an award money of Rs. 15 Lakh. The Awards are presented to the winners along with Arjuna Awards by the Government of India.
  • Usually, One Award is given in four categories namely, Land Adventure, Water (Sea) Adventure, Air Adventure and Life Time Achievement for adventure activities on Land, Sea and Air. Achievements for the last 3 years are considered for the 3 categories namely Land Adventure, Water (Sea) Adventure, Air Adventure and for Life Time Achievement award, the achievement of entire career is considered.

2 . Shreshta Scheme

About Shreshta Scheme

  • The Scheme for Residential Education for Students in Targeted Areas (SHRESHTA) has been formulated with the objective to provide quality education and opportunities for even the poorest
  • Scheme for Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas (SHRESHTA) provides for high quality education for meritorious but poor SC students in CBSE-affiliated reputed residential schools across the country.
  • Approximately 3,000 seats are provided each year for admission in class 9th and 11th and the entire cost of the school fee and residential charges are borne by the Department.
  • The students, belonging to Scheduled Castes, studying in class 8th and 10th in the current academicyear are eligible for availing the benefits of scheme are selected through a transparent mechanism through a National Entrance Test for SHRESHTA (NETS), which is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission in class 9th and 11th.
  • Students belonging to marginalized income group within the SC community, whose parental annual income is upto Rs.2.5 Lakh are eligible.
  • Successful candidates, after following the e-counselling process, are given admission in the school of their choice anywhere in the Country for their academic persuasion.
  • The Department shall bear the total cost of the school fee and hostel charges till completion of their academic upto class 12th.

3 . e- Sanjeevani

About e- sanjeevani

  • The eSanjeevani is a telemedicine platform
  • eSanjeevani service is available in two variants.
    • The first one is eSanjeevani Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centre (AB-HWC) – the Doctor-to-Doctor telemedicine service through which the beneficiaries visiting a HWC can virtually connect to doctors/ specialists in the Hub that could be at tertiary healthcare facility/hospital/medical college. This enables the government to provide general and specialised health services in rural areas and isolated communities.
    • The second variant, eSanjeevani OPD is serving patients across the country, connecting them directly to doctors from the comforts of their homes.
  • Both versions – eSanjeevani AB-HWC and eSanjeevani OPD have been integrated with ABDM platform.
  • This integration allows the existing users of eSanjeevani, the telemedicine service of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) to easily create their Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) and use it to link and manage their existing health records like prescriptions, lab reports, etc.
  • The users would also be able to share their health records with doctors on eSanjeevani which will help in better clinical decision making and ensuring the continuum of care.

4 . Facts for Prelims

Puneet Sagar Abhiyan

  • Puneet Sagar Abhiyan was launched by NCC to clean Sea Shores/Beaches and other water bodies including rivers & lakes, of plastic & other waste and increase awareness amongst the local population about importance of keeping the beaches and river fronts clean. The purpose of the Abhiyan is to educate locals and sensitise them about ‘Swachh Bharat’.

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur

  • Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was a great warrior to defend India and defeat the Mughals. His original name was Baba Madhav Das and he was a Bairagi Sadhu.
  • Baba Banda Singh Bahadur aimed at National awakening and Liberation of the country from the oppressive rule of the Mughals.  Though Independence came to India much later, yet it was Baba Banda Singh Bahadur who first taught the Indians to fight, conquer and establish their independent rule.
  • Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and his son Ajai Singh were martyred on 9 June, 1716 A.D. along with his other 18 companions near a gate en-route the tomb of so-called Sufi saint Qutub-ud-din Bakhtiar kaki at Mehrauli.  The butchers first killed his son Ajai Singh in his lap.  But Banda Bahadur remained unmoved and sat in a composed state.  After that Baba Banda Singh Bahadur’s cruelly martyred. 
  • His glorious martyrdom validates Bhagat Kabir’s rendition in Guru Granth Sahib. 

Power System Operation Corporation

  • Power System Operation Corporation is a wholly owned Government of India Schedule A enterprise under the Union Ministry of Power.
  • It is responsible to ensure the integrated operation of the National Electricity Grid in a secure manner.
  • It consists of five Regional Load Despatch Centres (RLDCs) and the National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC) under The Electricity Act, 2003.

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