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by V Gomala Devi | Updated Jun 17, 2022

Top Current Affairs Of The Day: 17 June 2022
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To Bridge The Learning Gap, Tamil Nadu Launched The Ennum Ezhuthum Scheme

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin, launched the Ennum Ezhuthum scheme.

Highlights:

  • MK Stalin, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, launched the Ennum Ezhuthum scheme to bridge the learning gap caused by the COVID pandemic among students below eight. 

  • The strategy aims to ensure foundational literacy and numeracy by 2025. It was launched at an event that took place in Azhinjivakkam panchayat union middle school, Tiruvallur.

Under the programme:

  • The education department will be distributing workbooks to students from Classes 1 to 3 to bridge the learning gap.

  • Last week, a training programme was conducted for teachers and handbooks were distributed.

  • Teachers were suggested to opt for interactive learning methods and encourage students to read books and newspapers in the school library.

  • A slew of programmes and schemes has been announced by the State government for the academic year 2022-23, aiming to improve the quality of education in the State.

  • The children will be trained in 3 subjects – Tamil, Mathematics, and English in a classroom suitable for conducting lessons.

Vertical Axis Wind Turbine & Solar PV Hybrid System Was Launched By Mumbai Airport

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai, became India’s first airport to launch a one-of-its-kind Vertical Axis Wind Turbine & Solar PV hybrid.

Highlights:

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai, became India’s first airport to launch a one-of-its-kind Vertical Axis Wind Turbine & Solar PV hybrid (Solar Mill) to analyze the possibility of utilization of wind energy at the airport. 

  • With this, Mumbai will become the 1st city in India to launch a one-of-its-kind hybrid power project at its airport.

  • This sustainable initiative undertaken by CSMIA will reduce dependence on conventional electricity, propelling its journey towards ‘Net Zero’ emissions.

Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai Is Believed To Have Been Chosen As New PCI Chief

Former Supreme Court judge Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai is assumed to have been chosen as the next head of the Press Council of India (PCI).

Highlights:

  • Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, a former Supreme Court judge, is believed to have been chosen as the next head of the Press Council of India (PCI). 

  • Justice Desai just served as the chairman of the Delimitation Commission on Jammu and Kashmir, established to redesign the Union Territory’s assembly constituencies.

  • As Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad (retd) completed his term as PCI chairperson and demitted office in November of last year, the position is now empty.

  • The appointment of Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai as PCI chairwoman was accepted by a committee that included Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, and PCI member Prakash Dubey.

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