PM Modi announced PM-SHRI Yojana on National Teachers Day.

  • PM Modi has announced that 14,500 schools across the country, will be developed and upgraded under the Pradhan Mantri Schools For Rising India (PM-SHRI) Yojana.
  • These PM-SHRI schools will become model schools which will summarize the full spirit of National Education Policy (NEP).
  • These schools will provide modern infrastructure including latest technology, smart classrooms, sports and more.
  • This initiative will benefit lakhs of students in the spirit of NEP.

External debt of India rises by 8.2% to over $620 bn till Mar 2022.

  • The external debt of India has been increased by 8.2% from USD 573 billion (March 2021) to over USD 620 billion (March 2022).
  • Report title: 28th edition, Status Report on India’s External Debt 2021-22
  • Released by: Department of Economic Affairs
  • The External debt as a ratio to GDP fell marginally to 19.9% (2022) from 21.2% (2021).
  • The Commercial borrowings, NRIs deposits, short-term trade credit and multilateral loans together accounted for 90% of the total external debt.

Tamilnadu Government launched Pudhumai Penn for girl students.

  • Tamilnadu CM, M K Stalin has launched the Pudhumai Penn (modern woman) scheme for state's girl students.
  • Under this scheme, all girl students, who studied from Classes 6 to 12 in government schools, will get Rs 1,000 per month to pursue higher education.
  • The money will be directly transferred to the bank accounts of students.
  • Aim: Reduce child marriages and make women independent.
  • The government has also launched 26 Schools of Excellence and 15 Model Schools.

Centre decides to rename the Rajpath as Kartavya Path.

  • The Centre has decided to rename Rajpath and Centre Vista lawns stretching from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate as Kartavya Path.
  • PM Modi, will inaugurate the entire stretch on September 8, 2022, that has been renovated under the government’s ambitious Central Vista redevelopment project.
  • The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has convened a special meeting on September 7 and the proposal will be placed before it.
  • Rajpath was known as Kingsway during British Rule.

Barack Obama wins Emmy award for his narration in Netflix documentary.

  • The former President of the US, Barack Obama has won Emmy Award for his narration in the Netflix documentary Our Great National Parks.
  • The documentary has been released in five-parts, and produced by Barack and Michelle Obama's production company Higher Ground.
  • He has already won two Grammys and is now halfway to an EGOT- the achievement i.e. an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.
  • Barack Obama is 2nd US President to win Emmy, after Dwight D Eisenhower.

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