Uttar Pradesh Current Affairs - 2019

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Govt to set-up National Police University at Greater Noida

Union Ministry of Home Affairs has announced to set up world-class National Police University (NPU) in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The proposed multi-disciplinary university will provide dynamic, state-of-the-art learning and working environment for advancement and dissemination of education and research in policing science and related areas.

About National Police University (NPU)

It will be established at prime location in the NCR region on a plot of 100 acres located at IT Park, Tech zone in Greater Noida. Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has offered land on a 90-year lease at concessional rate at the cost of Rs 371 crore.

It will have dynamic, state-of-the-art learning and working environment dedicated to advancement and dissemination of education, research and scholarships of highest quality in the domain of policing science, forensic science, cyber forensics, criminology, criminal justice, risk management and related areas.

It will offer to students formal education programmes leading to award of bachelor’s, masters’ and doctoral degrees as well as PG Diploma in specialised niche areas in police sciences, criminology, criminal justice, cyber forensics, forensic science, risk management and allied subjects with special papers in specified areas using classroom teachings initially and later also through distance learning mode.

PM Modi launched National Artificial Insemination Programme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Artificial Insemination Programme at Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. He also launched a country wide workshop in all Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in all 687 Districts of country on vaccination, disease management, Artificial Insemination and Productivity.

The National Artificial Insemination Programme was launched on sidelines with ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ Programme, 2019 and National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) at Mathura.

Significance

During the launch of National Artificial Insemination Programme, PM Modi emphasized that to expand the Dairy and farming sector in India, research and better technology are the need of the hour.

Government has also launched Startup Brand Challenge so that these innovations and new technology could come from villages and will work towards farmers’ welfare and employment generation.

Since Animal Husbandry and other allied activities have a greater role to play in increasing farmers’ income therefore investments in Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and bee-keeping will bring in more returns.