Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors - YUVA 2.0 - launched
YUVA stands for 'Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors.'
It's an Author Mentorship programme to train budding young authors - below 30 years of age - to promote India and Indian writings globally, along with instilling the culture of reading and writing in the country.
The theme for YUVA 2.0 is 'Democracy (institutions, events, people, constitutional values - past, present, future.
It aims to encourage the youth to understand and appreciate India's democracy
YUVA 2.0 (Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors) Scheme Launched
The Schedule of YUVA 2.0 is as follows:
- A total of 75 authors will be selected through an All India Contest to be conducted through https://www.mygov.in/ from 2 October 2022 - 30 November 2022.
- The received proposals would be evaluated from 1 December 2022 - 31 January 2023.
- The winners will be announced on 28 February 2023.
- The young authors will be trained by eminent authors/mentors from 1 March 2023 - 31 August 2023.
- Under the mentorship, the first set of published books will be launched on 2 October 2023.
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IAF gets first made-in-India light combat helicopters
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These helicopters are capable of destruction of enemy air defence, performing counter-insurgency operations, combat search and rescue tasks.
62% of rural households in the country have working tap water connections: Water Resources Ministry
It's an impressive increase of 10% as the the number was just 52% in June.
When a household receives at least 55 litres of drinking water per capita per day throughout the year, we call it a fully functional tap water connection.
95% of surveyed households have acceptable limits of pH values.
The Jal Jeevan Mission aims to bring potable water in all rural households of India through tap connections within their premises. The deadline to complete the mission is 2024.
Centre funds 50% of the cost while the rest is contributed by states and Union Territories. For Union Territories without a legislature, 100% cost is paid by the centre.
Svante Paabo wins Nobel Prize in Medicine
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World Habitat Day 2022
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The first Monday of October every year is celebrated as World Habitat Day.
Habitat day is observed to focus on the state of human settlements.
Nicole Aunapu Mann to become the first Native American woman to travel to space
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Brazil Presidential Election 2022: No outright winner emerged as the incumbent Bolsonaro and Lula da Silva locked in a tight battle.
Runoff eletion is on the cards now.
Former President Lula da Silva got 48.4% votes while Jair Bolsonaro isn't far behind with 43.2% support.
The result came as a surprise as all pre-election polls had given a clear win to Lula da Silva.
India beat Panama 4-0 in Rd 1 of World Youth U-16 Olympiad
Unlike the regular Olympiad, the youth Olympiad is a combined event where each team must have a girl in their four-member playing team.
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