PM launches YUVA 2.0 scheme for mentoring young authors.

  • Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education has launched YUVA 2.0 - Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors.
  • It is a programme to train young and budding authors (below 30 years of age).
  • Aim: To promote reading, writing and book culture in the country.
  • The launch of YUVA 2.0 (Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors) is in tune with the Prime Minister’s vision to encourage the youth to understand and appreciate India's democracy.

India's unemployment rate drops to 6.43% in September.

  • As per the data released by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the unemployment rate of India has been dropped drastically to 6.43% in 2022 September.
  • Reason: On the back of increase in labour participation in the rural and urban areas.
  • As per the data, unemployment rate was the highest in Rajasthan (23.8), followed by Jammu and Kashmir (23.2%) per cent, Haryana (22.9%), Tripura (17%), Jharkhand (12.2) and Bihar (11.4%).

Pegatron starts iPhone factory in Chennai, third such firm in India.

  • Pegatron (Taiwan) has become the third Apple vendor to set up a manufacturing unit in Chennai, India.
  • The firm will invest around Rs 1,100 crore in the unit and generate around 14,000 jobs.
  • The other two Apple vendors in India are Foxconn and Wistron.
  • Tamil Nadu has also planned to develop Hosur, Coimbatore and Sriperumbudur as electronics manufacturing hubs.
  • Major players in the state include Samsung, Foxconn, Tata Electronics and Dell among major investors.

Sujoy Lal Thaosen appointed as the new director general of CRPF.

  • Senior IPS officer, Sujoy Lal Thaosen has been appointed as the new director generals of the CRPF.
  • He has replaced Kuldiep Singh (1986-batch), who was retired on 30th September 2022.
  • He is a 1988-batch officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre.
  • He is currently working as DG of SSB and holding the additional charge of ITBP.
  • While, Anish Dayal Singh has named as director generals of ITBP.
  • He is a 1988-batch officer (Manipur cadre) and currently serving as a special director in IB.

ISRO Scientist, Dr A K Anil Kumar elected as Vice President of IAF.

  • Dr. A K Anil Kumar, Senior Scientist in ISRO, has been elected as the Vice President of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF).
  • He is currently working as Associate Director, ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC).
  • It is a recognition of ISRO's space endeavors and helps in promoting international collaboration.
  • The IAF is the world's leading space advocacy body with 433 members in 72 countries.
  • It was founded in 1951.

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