Goaltide Daily Current Afffairs 2023

Mar 27, 2023

Current Affair 1:
New India Literacy Programme (NILP)


Sabse pehle, why this scheme??

The scheme has five main components, viz. Foundational Literacy and Numeracy, Critical Life Skills, Basic Education (Equivalency), Vocational Skills Development and Continuing Education which are necessary for a citizen of the 21st century.

One more thing,

Current Affair 2:
Centre lays down policy on cattle dehorning & castration

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Sixty-three years after the implementation of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act in 1960, the central government on March 27, 2023 laid down the procedures for dehorning cattle and castration, branding or nose-roping of any animal.

The procedures were earlier undefined under Sections 11 and subsection 3 of the Act, which made it difficult to prevent cruelty against animals.

“Section 11 defined the acts that amount to treating animals with cruelty. But subsection 3 allowed exceptions for animal husbandry procedures, which involve dehorning cattle and castration, branding and nose roping of animals in a prescribed manner.

The new law was announced through a notification and defined how painful procedures such as castration of bulls, horses and other animals are to be carried out.


All procedures are to be carried out with the involvement of a registered veterinary practitioner, along with the mandatory use of general and local anaesthetics, according to the notification.

The existing methods involve pushing a bull to the ground to use a castrator san painkillers. The castration method involves crushing the blood vessels, nerves and vas deferns to cause the testicles to become defunct.

Once see what all cruelties are listed in section 11:


Current Affair 3:
What are IMF Bailouts?


What kind of financial assistance does the IMF offer?

Unlike development banks, the IMF does not lend for specific projects. Instead, the IMF provides financial support to countries hit by crises to create breathing room as they implement policies that restore economic stability and growth. It also provides precautionary financing to help prevent crises.

How does the IMF help countries?

The IMF basically lends money, often in the form of special drawing rights (SDRs), to troubled economies that seek the lender’s assistance. SDRs simply represent a basket of five currencies, namely the U.S. dollar, the euro, the Chinese yuan, the Japanese yen, and the British pound.

The IMF carries out its lending to troubled economies through a number of lending programs such as the extended credit facility, the flexible credit line, the stand-by agreement, etc.

Countries receiving the bailout can use the SDRs for various purposes depending on their individual circumstances. Currently, both Sri Lanka and Pakistan are in urgent need for U.S. dollars to import essential items and to pay their foreign debt. So, any money that they receive from the IMF is likely to go towards addressing these urgent issues.

Current Affair 4:
Captive Employment initiative


About Captive Employment:

‘Captive Employment’, is a first of its kind initiative aimed at addressing the vision of a dynamic and demand-based skilling ecosystem catering to the requirements of industry partners assuring sustainable placements for rural poor youth.

The initiative is a shot in the arm for the DDU-GKY programme, assuring post-training placement of candidates for a minimum of six months with a minimum CTC of Rs 10,000/-. This program will be a big boon for rural poor to augment their job needs and improve their standard of living. This program shall also contribute to sustainable development goals.





About DDU-GKY:

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) is a placement linked skilling program of the Ministry of Rural Development under the aegis of National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM). This program caters to the rural poor youth. It was launched on 25 September 2014 and is funded by MoRG, Govt of India.

The program is currently being implemented in 27 States and 4 UTs for rural poor youth with an emphasis on placements. More than 877 PIAs (Project Implementation Agencies) are training rural poor youth in about 616 job-roles through more than 2,369 training centres. A total of 14.08 lakh candidates have been trained and 8.39 lakh candidates placed since inception under the programme.

With changing times and changing aspiration of rural youth, the programme to is undergoing transformation in its Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures. DDU-GKY 2.0 Guidelines are in the advance stage of finalisation in the ministry. This new version of the program aspires to improve by skilling ecosystem and make it more job oriented.


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