Education Current Affairs - 2020

National Institutes renamed after late Union Ministers Sushma, Arun Jaitley and Manohar Parrikar

The Government of India has been renaming the national institutes after late ministers. The leaders passed away in 2019 due to health issues. They were Manohar Parrikar, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj.

Objective of renaming

The renaming is being done in order to align the institutes on the lines of the vision of the late leaders.

Manohar Parrikar

Parrikar served as the Minister of Defence between 2014 and 2017. The Institute of Defence and Analyses (IDSA) has been renamed as Manohar Parrikar Institute of Defence Studies. His biggest contribution was the One Rank One Pension scheme for the armed forces.

IDSA

The IDSA was established in 1965. It was established for policy related studies in all aspects of defence and security.

Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj served as the Minister of External Affairs. The Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi was renamed as Sushma Swaraj Bhawan and also the Foreign Institute in New Delhi was renamed as Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Services.

Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley served as the finance minister. The National Institute of Financial Management was renamed as Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management. Also, in September 2019, the Delhi Ferozeshah Kotla Cricket ground was renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium.

GoI approves two AIIMS institutes and 9 medical colleges for Jammu and Kashmir

Since the Abrogation of Article 370, the GoI has been keenly focussing on improving the infrastructure in the Kashmir region.

Highlights

The AIIMS proposal was approved by the Union Government under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana. The cost of the project estimated is Rs 1,661 crores. The project is to be completed by 2022. The AIIMS will also hold nursing college. Above al, the building is to be constructed as green building.

Green Building

Green Building is a structure that is resource efficient and environmentally responsible. The building is resource efficient through out its phase starting from design, construction, maintenance, renovation and demolition.

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana

The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana was launched in 2006. Under the scheme, 6 institutions of AIIMS were to be built in first phase. They were in the states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Odisha, Uttaranchal and Rajasthan.

In the second phase, 2 AIIMS were set up in UP and West Bengal. Also, 6 medical colleges were set up

In the third phase existing medical colleges were upgraded.