Atmanirbhar Bharat Current Affairs - 2020

India’s 2nd VNR Report presented at United Nations HLPF by NITI Aayog

The second Voluntary National Review (VNR) of India was presented on the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) of the United Nations by NITI Aayog. The VNR report provides a comprehensive detailed account of the schemes and initiatives taken by India for the successful implementation and adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Agenda of the United Nations.

The 2nd VNR report of India has also highlighted the features and responses of India under the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Campaign that will help in accelerating progress on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The title of India’s 2nd Voluntary National Review: Decade of Action: Taking SDGs from Global to Local

United Nation’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)

For reviewing the progress on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that have been set under the United Nations to be achieved for countries across the globe by the year 2030, the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) was set up as a platform globally.

Under the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, the HLPF meets for eight days every year in the month of July, countries from across the globe present their progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

India’s First VNR was presented in 2017 by NITI Aayog. The monitoring and adaptation of the Sustainable Development Goals in India are overseen by the NITI Aayog.

‘ATL App Development Modules’ launched by NITI Aayog’s AIM

On 10th July 2020, for school children across the country ‘ATL App Development Modules’ has been launched in line with the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative for transforming school students from users of the smartphone-based applications to innovative developers of the smartphone-based applications.

In collaboration with Plezmo- a mobile application(Indian Startup Company-Gunakar Private Limited), the ‘ATL App Development  Modules’ are launched by NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) under its initiative Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL).

Once the ATL App Development Modules is implemented, at school level across the world, it will be the largest App learning initiative. At present, in over 660 districts in the country, 5100 Atal Tinkering Labs have been already established.

ATL App Development Modules

The Modules are a part of an online course available at free of cost for everyone. The online course consists of a total of 6 project-based learning modules through which the school children can learn to build mobile applications. Online mentoring sessions will be provided to the children during the learning course of the Modules.

Further, in order to build capacities and acuity in the school teachers about app development, through the ‘AIM App Development Course’ the periodic training for school teachers will be conducted.

The ATL App Development Modules can be accessed at-‘’.