Northeast's first defence tech show begins in Guwahati.

  • The first-ever defence tech show in Northeast India, called East Tech, has begun in Guwahati.
  • Aim: To expose manufacturers to the needs of the armed forces and enable direct procurement of their products.
  • The Indian Army and the Assam government organized the tech event, which also featured MSMEs, defence PSUs, and start-ups showcasing their goods.
  • Nearly 200 manufacturers have set up their booths at the two-day East Tech event, launched by Lt Gen Rana Pratap Kalita.

Dept Of Animal Husbandry And Dairying Launched "A-HELP" Programme.

  • The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India launched the A-HELP (Accredited Agent for Health and Extension of Livestock Production) programme in the State of Jharkhand.
  • Aim: To empower women by engaging them as Accredited Agent who contribute significantly to disease control, animal tagging, and livestock insurance.
  • The new scheme would enhance access to veterinary services at the farmer's doorstep and empower Pashu Sakhis.

National Games 2023 To Be Held In Goa From Oct 26 To Nov 9.

  • The state's sports minister Govind Gaude confirmed that the 37th edition of the National Games 2023 will be held in Goa from October 26 to November 9.
  • The National Games are India’s homespun Olympic-style multi-sport event where athletes from the various states and Union Territories compete for medals.
  • This will be the first time Goa will host the National Games. Goa was awarded the hosting rights for the 36th edition, initially scheduled for 2016.

IOC and Reliance Foundation Join Forces to Promote Olympic Values.

  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) with the Olympic Museum has aligned with Reliance Foundation.
  • Aim: To build on the success of the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) in India and signed a new cooperation agreement.
  • It underscores the organisations’ shared priority to promote Olympic values through sport among young people.
  • Aim: To increase access to sport and bring the health and societal benefits of physical activity to communities across the globe.

Govt Introduces Shreshta Scheme For Quality Education Of SC Students.

  • The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has introduced the Scheme for Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas (SHRESHTA).
  • Aim: To extend the impact of government development programs and bridge service gaps in areas predominantly inhabited by SC communities within the education sector.
  • The scheme's core strategy involves fostering collaboration between grant-in-aid institutions managed by NGOs and residential high schools.

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