Goa Current Affairs - 2019
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Pramod Sawant, who was the speaker in the Goa assembly was sworn-in as the new chief minister of Goa following the demise of Manohar Parrikar.
Pramod Sawant holds Bachelors degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and has completed his post-graduation studies in Medico-Legal System and also did his masters in social work. He Sawant plunged into politics in 2008.
Pramod Sawant was elected as speaker after the 2017 polls. He was the youngest speaker from among all state legislative assemblies at that time.
Pramod Sawant took oath along with 11 other ministers viz. Sudin Dhavalikar, Vijai Sardesai, Manohar Ajgaonkar, Mauvin Godinho, Vishwajit Rane, Milind Naik, Nilesh Cabral, Vinod Palyekar, Jayesh Salgaonkar, Rohan Khaunte and Govind Gawade.
Social media platform Facebook has launched Facebook Hubs to foster innovation and offer support for budding entrepreneurs.
- Facebook Hubs will provide support for start-up community by hosting mentor hours and conducting trainings, workshops, discussions across 20 locations in Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Navi Mumbai and in Goa.
- Facebook has collaborated with 91springboard, an office space rental firm, for a year-long programme to help start-ups and entrepreneurs scale their businesses.
- Facebook Hubs also encompasses co-working community hosting, planning and organising structured activities such as learning and skill development programmes for budding entrepreneurs.
Facebook Hubs aims to be part of a global network for training and mentoring facilities for not just start-ups, but also developers, small and medium businesses, creators, and job seekers.