Government Schemes & Projects Current Affairs - 2019

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Odisha launches ‘Odisha Mo Parivar’ initiative

Chief Minister of Odisha and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik launched a social service initiative of the party dubbed as ‘Odisha-Mo Parivar’ (Odisha, my family). The initiative is aimed at encouraging environment protection, blood donation and the welfare of Odias in distress.

About ‘Odisha Mo Parivar’

Under the programme, BJD party leaders will dedicate themselves to protect environment and undertake massive plantation drive of trees by creating awareness among people about environment protection. Apart from 4.5 crore Odias, the ‘Odisha-Mo Parivar’ programme’ will also come to the rescue of Odias stranded in foreign countries.

The programme will be transformed into a social movement just like BJD’s success in its blood donation programme called ‘Jeevan Bindu’.

The initiative is a tribute to late Biju Patnaik (former Chief minister of Odisha), who had always been working for welfare of Odisha people and lending support to poor and needy people. Following the footprints of legendary leader, the BJD is committed to serve the State.

Major focus areas of initiative

  • Environment,
  • Health Care Services
  • Assistance to poor and deprived people

CM Naveen Patnaik has appointed Arup Patnaik, former Mumbai Police Commissioner and BJD leader as convenor of programme for its implementation., five other BJD leaders as co-convenors and several party leaders as members of the programme.

CBSE, NCERT to launch ‘Tamanna’ aptitude test for Class 9, 10 students

Under the aegis of Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) have launched an online aptitude test dubbed as ‘Tamanna’ (Try And Measure Aptitude And Natural Abilities) in a bid to help students make right career choices.

What is Tamanna?

It is an aptitude test for Senior School Students to enable stakeholders knowing the aptitude of students of Classes 9 and 10. It aims to help students of Class 9 and Class 10 make a better choice of subjects, and eventually help them in making an informed decision while choosing subjects in Class 11 and 12. However, there is no pass or fail in this test as Tamanna only provides information about the weaknesses and strengths of students.

CBSE (Know your aptitude) KYA exam will assess a student’s strengths and weaknesses in academics. The test should be taken voluntarily by interested students and must not be used to impose any subject, courses of study and/or vocations etc. on  students. CBSE initially conducted piloting of test with 17,000 students of Class 9 and 10 across India.

CBSE KYA registration process: As per CBSE circular, the registration process for KYA will begin from 29 January 2020 on CBSE’s official website – cbse.nic.in. Students can appear for the test on any working day, by using school’s log-in id.

CBSE has also availed a test manual in which details about use of aptitude test, dimensions measured in test, construction and standardization of test, administration and scoring and understanding meaning of aptitude test scores are available.