Pm Modi Current Affairs - 2020

Cabinet Approves to form Empowered Group of Secretaries

On June 3, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved to set up “Empowered Group of Secretaries”. The group will also have Project Development Cells to attract investments in India.

Highlights

The Empowered Group will provide investment support to global investors. It will also ensure timely clearances from the Government side in different departments and ministries. The group consists of members from NITI Aayog, revenue department secretary, secretary of economic affairs, etc.

The Project Development Cell is also a part of the group.

Project Development Cell

The Project Development Cell will take care of the investible projects. It will also coordinate between State Government and Central Government. This will help in growth of pipeline of investible projects in the country and also increase FDI inflows.

An officer not below the rank of Joint Secretary is to be placed in charge of the Project Development Cell. The cell will conceptualize, implement and disseminate the details that are related to the projects.

PM Modi launches “My Life My Yoga”

On May 31, 2020, PM Modi launched “My Life My Yoga”, a video blogging contest. The contest is to be conducted as a joint effort of Ministry of AYUSH and ICMR (Indian Council of Cultural Research).

Highlights

The contest is being launched to inspire people to participate in the sixth International Day of Yoga (IDY) that is to be celebrated in 21st June, 2020. Any participant from the world can take part in the contest.

In order to participate in the contest, the participants have to upload 3 minutes video on yogic practices such as Asana, Kriya, Bandha, Pranayama or Mudra. The participants should also include the message how yogic practices influenced their lives.

First, Second and third prizes of worth Rs 1 lakh, Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000 have been announced.

Yoga

India has taken several measures to make people in India and all over the world to adopt yogic practices. India also took Yoga to United Nations in 2014. A resolution was brought in and International Day of Yoga is being celebrated on June 21, 2015 since then.