Current Affairs – August, 2019

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Prabhakar Singh, DG, CPWD chosen for Eminent Engineer Award- 2019

Prabhakar Singh, Director General, Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has been chosen for elite and prestigious Eminent Engineer Award for Year 2019 by Institution of Engineers (India). He is chosen for his distinguished and exemplary Service in field of Engineering and Technology. The award shall be conferred to him on Engineers Day observed on 15 September 2019 in New Delhi.

About Prabhakar Singh

He is an IIT Graduate and MBA from one of Premier Business Institute of India.

His enormous contributions and dedicated service to nation as an eminent technocrat has been instrumental in transforming Central Public Works Department (CPWD), premier engineering organisation of central government.

About Institution of Engineers (India)

It is the national organization of engineers in India. It was established on 13 September 1920 in Kolkata (West Bengal).

It is acclaimed to have pioneered non-formal education in engineering.

It has over 1 million members in 15 engineering disciplines in 114 centers or chapters in India and overseas. With this many participants it is world’s largest multi-disciplinary engineering professional society in engineering and technology world.

Celebrate September as Month of Nutrition: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to celebrate September 2019 as a month of nutrition. The announcement was made in his latest Mann Ki Baat programe in which he laid emphasis on creating awareness to fight malnutrition among children, particularly girl child.

Key Highlights

The month of September will be celebrated as ‘Poshan Abhiyaan’ across India.

Due to lack of awareness, both poor and affluent families are affected by malnutrition, therefore, PM urged countrymen to get connected with and get information about this initiative, add some new features to ‘Poshan Abhiyaan’ by contributing to it.

In 2018, Gujarat Government launched a pilot project called Poshan Abhiyan which is a statewide mission to eradicate malnutrition among children.

Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani had also launched PURNA project or Prevention of under Nutrition and Reduction of Nutritional Anaemia among Adolescent Girls, to eliminate malnutrition among girls in age group of 14 to 18 years.

State Government had allocated Rs.270 crore for this pilot project. Now, the awareness campaign during September will further boost Poshan Abhiyan in state.