The Gist of PIB in English for UPSC, UPPSC/UPPCS, MPSC, BPSC & All State PCS Exams - 07 August 2019

The Gist of PIB in English for UPSC, UPPSC/UPPCS, MPSC, BPSC & All State PCS Exams - 07 August 2019

1. 22nd National Conference on e-Governance 2019 to be held in Shillong on 8-9 August 2019 (Topic: "Digital India: Excellence by Success")

  • The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in association with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and Government of Meghalaya will organize the 22nd National Conference on e-Governance 2019 on 8-9 August 2019 in Shillong, Meghalaya.
  • Union Minister of State for North Eastern Region Development, Prime Minister's Office, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh will preside over the event. The theme of the conference is "Digital India: Excellence by Success".
  • This conference will be a part of the steps taken by the DARPG within 100 days of the new government. This is the first time the event is being organized in the northeastern region of the country. The conference is designed to implement sustainable e-governance initiatives to provide end-to-end digital services, exchange experiences related to problem solving, mitigate risks, resolve issues and plan for success. Provides platform to disseminate information about effective practices of
  • During the plenary session of the conference, 6 sub-topics: India Enterprise Architecture (INDEA), Digital Infrastructure, Inclusion and Parity Creation, Emerging Technology for Businessmen, Secretariat Reforms, National e-Governance Service Delivery Assessment (NESDA) - were discussed. will go . In addition, four breakout sessions will be organized on one-nation-one platform, relationships with innovators and industry, etc. End-to-end digital services: IT initiatives of state governments - on the sub-themes.
  • This conference will give a major impetus to the efforts of e-governance in the Northeast region. Public servants and industrialists of the region will have the opportunity to demonstrate their successful interventions in e-governance to improve end to end service delivery. The breakout sessions will see 15 states share their IT initiatives and success stories.
  • 28 states and 8 union territories have confirmed participation in this conference and more than 500 delegates are expected to attend. A demonstration will also be organized during this period, in addition to India's achievements in the field of e-governance, a photo exhibition will also be held on the Hall of Fame / Award winners.

2. 5th National Handloom Day will be celebrated on 7th August-

  • The 5th National Handloom Day will be celebrated across the country tomorrow. The Union Minister of Textiles and Women and Child Development will preside over the event organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on the occasion.
  • The main event will be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Bhubaneshwar has been chosen as the main venue due to the rich tradition of handlooms. More than 50 percent of India's weavers live in the eastern and northeast regions and most of them are women. The purpose of celebrating National Handloom Day in Bhubaneswar is to empower women and girls.

The following activities will be carried out across the country:

  • Distribution of identity cards and yarn passbooks
  • Distribution of Mudra Loans
  • Distribution of lighting units and certificates for construction of worksheds.
  • National Handloom Day will be celebrated at weaver service centers in various states.
  • Special pavilions for workshops, panel discussions and handloom products at 16 NIFT campuses and handloom fair and exhibition, Gandhinagar and Kolkata NIFT campuses.
  • A live telecast of the discussion from IMG Reliance's digital studio involving young designers and prominent personalities of the handloom sector.
  • Seminar by the Fashion Design Council of India at the Handicrafts Museum in New Delhi with participants from the Ministry of Textiles, master weavers, clothing designers, fashion designers and textile experts.
  • Workshop through IGNOU / NIOS to provide information about educational opportunities for weavers and their children.
  • National Handloom Day is celebrated on 7 August every year to honor the handloom weavers of the country and to highlight India's handloom industry. National Handloom Day seeks to focus on the contribution of handlooms in the socioeconomic development of the country and increase the income of weavers.
  • In order to spread awareness about the importance of handloom industry in the socio-economic development of the country, the Central Government declared National Handloom Day on 7 August in July 2015. August 7 was chosen as National Handloom Day, because the Swadeshi Movement was started in Calcutta Town Hall on this day in 1905 to protest the partition of Bengal by the British government. The aim of this movement was to revive domestic products and production processes.
  • The first National Handloom Day was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 7 August 2015 at the centenary of Madras University in Chennai.

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