AspirantWorld One liners : 19th July

• The Defence Minister has launched an artificial intelligence-powered grievance management app. The application was created by the Defence Ministry with the assistance of IIT-Kanpur. This is the first AI-powered system created to improve government grievance redressal.

• In Varanasi, the Prime Minister launched PRASHAD projects. PRASHAD is an acronym that stands for “National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive.” This is a central sector scheme fully funded by the Government of India and established by the Tourism Ministry in 2014-15.

• The Cabinet has approved the extension of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Judiciary Infrastructure Development for another five years. This scheme has been extended from 1st April, 2021 to 31st March, 2026, with a total cost of Rs 9000 crore, of which the central share is Rs 5357 crore, including Rs 50 crore for Gram Nyayalayas.

• Chemotaxis refers to the movement of cells toward attractant chemicals or away from repellents. Almost every motile (moving) organism exhibits some form of chemotaxis. Many organisms in nature respond to chemical signals from their surroundings by moving their bodies, a process known as chemotaxis.

• The government has approved the continuation of the Rebate of State and Central Taxes and Levies (RoSCTL) on Apparel/Garments and Made-ups Export. The Centre has extended the RoSCTL Scheme on apparel and garment exports for another three years. The move significantly lowers the price of Indian products in the global.

• The Union Cabinet has approved a scheme to promote flagging merchant ships in the country. In accordance with the Atmanirbhar Bharat objectives, the Cabinet approved a scheme to provide subsidies to merchant ships in India. Indian shipping companies will receive subsidies in global tenders conducted by ministries.

• The Cabinet has approved the extension of the term of the committee that examines the sub-classification of other backward classes for six months, that is, until January 31, 2022. The communities on the existing list of OBCs that have not reaped any significant benefits from the scheme of reservation for OBCs for appointment in Central Government posts and admission to Central Government Educational Institutions are expected to benefit from the Commission’s recommendations.

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