Sports Current Affairs - 2020

“Goal Programme” launched for Tribal Youth

The Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda launched “GOAL Programme”. GOAL Programme is Going Online As Leaders. The programme has been launched in partnership with Facebook.

Highlights

The programme is being launched to provide mentorship to the tribal youth in digital mode. This will act as catalyst to bring out more hidden talents of tribal youth. Also, it will help in their personal development.

Benefits

The programme will help to empower more than 5,000 tribal youths. The programme has been framed with long term missions. It will help to develop the potential of tribal youth and women. Also, it helps them acquire knowledge and skills through mentorship in food processing, horticulture, bee keeping, medicinal herbs, etc.

Portal

The Ministry has also opened a portal called goal.tribal.gov.in to invite applications from aspiring candidates. The mentors and mentees have to register on the portal that will be open between May and July, 2020.

About the Programme

The programme will focus on three areas such as Life skills, digital literacy and Leadership and Entrepreneurship on sectors such as agriculture, handicrafts and textiles, art and culture, nutrition, etc.

Other Efforts

Along with the programme, GoI is planning to merge Start Up India, Mudra Yojana, Kaushal Vikas Yojana, Jan Dhan Yojana. This will help increase the beneficiaries. Also, it will fast track the reach of the programme. It will also help to extend the programme to other areas other than sports.

Chess Legend Viswanathan Anand named ambassador of WWF India

On April 17, 2020, the Chess legend Viswanathan Anand was named the ambassador of World Wide Fund India. He has joined the organization for its environment education programme.

Highlights

The environment education programme was started in 1976. It undertakes initiatives to reach out to  youth, school children and citizens in the country. The main aim of the programme is to create problem solvers, critical thinkers and environmentally conscious individuals.

It reaches out to 5 lakh children and 2000 schools.

World Wide Fund

The WWF is an international NGO that was founded in 1961. It is the largest conservation organization in the world with more than 5 million supporters. The organization has so far invested 1 billion USD in more than 12,000 conservation initiatives.

Viswanathan Anand

He is an Indian Chess Grandmaster. HE has won the world Chess champion multiple times. He was the first chess grandmaster from India. He won the FIDE World chess championship continuously between 2000 and 2002 and was the first Asian to achieve this.