31.05.18 (RPSC) Rajasthan Current Affairs

RAJASTHAN

  • eSakhi: Rajasthan’s digital literacy project to empower over 1.5 crore women

 

  • For the statewide initiative, the government has drawn out a strategy to provide digital training to 1.5 lakh women under the eSakhi programme. Once trained, the eSakhis will make other women digitally literate and help them benefit from public welfare schemes and avail e-governance services through mobile phones or computers.
  • The initiative, conceptualized by the department of information technology & communication (DoIT&C) is being implemented by the Rajasthan Knowledge Corporation Ltdthrough its nearly 7,000 centres. It has already drawn 35,000 women volunteers.

 

  • Through the scheme, the department aims to bridge the digital divide between residents and various state government schemes, ensuring effective service delivery through a digital medium.

 

  • The strategy involves training at least four to five women from every village and 10 from every ward in urban or suburbs. In all, 1.5 lakh volunteers will be enrolled as eSakhis, who will further train at least 100 people from their respective villages which is estimated to cover 1.5 crore households.

 

INTERNATIONAL

·        World No Tobacco Day is celebrated on 31 May

 

  • Every year, on 31 May, World Health Organization and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD).  
  • The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is “Tobacco and heart disease.”
  • The day highlights the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

 

  • International Conference on the TRIPS CBD Linkage 7-8 June 2018 in Geneva

 

  • India has taken the lead in seeking to revive WTO discussions on issues related to preventing theft of traditional knowledge.

 

  • Government of India, along with the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and the South Centre (an inter-governmental organisation based in Geneva), are organising an International Conference on TRIPS- CBD Linkage in Geneva on 7-8 June 2018.

 

  • Brazil and South Africa are some of the other countries that have joined hands with India on this crucial initiative.

 

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