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by Isaimozhi K | Updated May 06, 2022

Top Current Affairs of The Day: 06 May 2022

NASA's Cynthia Rosenzweig Awarded With 2022 World Food Prize

The World Food Prize Foundation has awarded Cynthia Rosenzweig the 2022 World Food Prize.

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  • Cynthia Rosenzweig is a senior research scientist and head of the Climate Impacts Group at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). She has been awarded the World Food Prize Foundation's 2022 World Food Prize. 

  • Rosenzweig won the prize for her work on understanding the relationship between climate and food systems and predicting how they may evolve in the future.

  • The World Food Prize is a prestigious international prize intended as the "Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture" with a mission to elevate discoveries and encourage the movement to responsibly raise the quality, quantity, and affordability of food for all, according to the World Food Prize Foundation.

ASAP Partners With Canara Bank To Launch Skill Loans

Canara Bank has partnered with Kerala's Additional Skill Acquisition Program (ASAP) to offer "skill loans."

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  • Canara Bank has launched "skill loans" in collaboration with the Kerala government's Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP), part of the Higher Education Department. 

  • The loan amount under this facility ranges from Rs 5,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh. Students attending skill training programs offered by ASAP Kerala or any other Central or State government-recognized agency are eligible for this loan.

  • Students will be given no-collateral loans with a three- to the seven-year repayment period. Students can also take advantage of a repayment moratorium for the course duration and an extra six months.

Jivhala scheme Of Maharashtra Aimed To Offer Credit To Jail Inmates

The Maharashtra Department of Prisons has introduced a lending initiative known as Jivhala for inmates serving sentences in various Maharashtra institutions.

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  • The Maharashtra Department of Prisons has introduced a lending initiative known as Jivhala for inmates serving sentences in various Maharashtra institutions. 

  • The Department of Prisons and Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank have launched the scheme in Pune's Yerawada Central Jail. 

  • According to bank and jail authorities, the loan scheme could be the first of its kind in India for offenders who are still serving their sentences.

  • Jivhala, which means affection in Marathi, is a credit scheme aimed primarily at offenders serving more than three years in prison. 

  • A Rs 50,000 loan will be given in the first phase of this scheme. The rate of interest will be charged 7%. 

  • The bank will contribute one percent of the interest it earns to the prisoners' welfare fund. This loan does not require a guarantor or a mortgage.

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