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SBI signs MoU with Usha International for empowerment of women.

  • State Bank of India (SBI) has signed an agreement with Usha International Limited (UIL) to empower women entrepreneurs by providing financial assistance.
  • Financial assistance will be provided under the Joint Liability Group model.
  • This is the first of its kind collaboration between UIL and SBI in coming forward together for the upliftment of the social and economic status of women entrepreneurs in rural areas of the country by making them self-reliant and providing equal opportunity for achieving financial growth and inclusion.

Kerala Tourism launches Street Project for experiential tourism.

  • Kerala Tourism launched the Street project to promote and deepen tourism in the interior and rural areas of Kerala.
  • The project will help visitors to experience the diversity of offerings in these places.
  • STREET is the acronym for Sustainable, Tangible, Responsible, Experiential, Ethnic, Tourism Centre.
  • STREET project aims to present the unique identity of the state of Kerala to the travelers.
  • It also offers a huge potential for growth in the tourism sector and will bring about significant change.
  • The project will promote a mutually beneficial biological relationship between tourism development and the normal life of the people in the state of Kerala.
  • The project, envisioned by the Responsible Tourism Mission, is inspired by the United Nations World Tourism Organization's slogan Tourism for Inclusive Development.

The 1st Indian Youth Water Professionals Program was launched.

  • The 1st edition of the Indian Young Water Professionals Program was launched virtually on November 29, 2021.
  • This program was launched under the National Hydrology Project.
  • The India Young Water Professionals program is unique and different from other specialized capacity building and training programmes.
  • It focuses on the engaged training and learning model.
  • 70% of this program focuses on project-based learning through Situation Understanding and Improvement Projects (SUIP).
  • It also focuses on gender equality and diversity, as sustainable water management can only benefit from the skills and ideas of all members of society.
  • For the first edition of the programme, around 20 participants have been selected, which include 10 men and 10 women, from central and state implementing agencies of the National Hydrology Project.

Venkaiah Naidu released a book "Democracy, Politics and Governance".

  • The Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu released a book titled Democracy, Politics and Governance in English and Loktantra, Politics and Religion in Hindi at an event in Central India on the 72nd anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of India Parliament House, New Delhi.
  • The book was written by Dr A Surya Prakash.
  • This book is a collection of articles about social, political and economic issues affecting the politics and governance of India.
  • Dr. A. Surya Prakash is also the Vice Chairman of the Executive Council of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and a veteran journalist.

V Praveen Rao wins the 7th Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award for 2017-19.

  • Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University Vice Chancellor (VC), V Praveen Rao won the 7th Dr M S Swaminathan Award for the period 2017-19.
  • It is a biennial national (every 2 years) award which was presented by Retired ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) Employees Association (RICAREA) and Nuziveedu Seeds Limited.
  • It carries a cash prize of INR 2 Lakh and a citation.

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