Daily Current Affairs- June 30 , 2020

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Daily Current Affairs – June 30

Sankalp Parva from 28 June to 12 July

The Union Ministry of culture on the call of PM Narendra Modi has decided to celebrate a tree plantation campaign called ‘Sankalp Parva’ from 28 July to 12 July, 2020.

Key Points

  • Sankalp Parva is being celebrated across all the Subordinate Offices, Academies, Institutions affiliated & attached to the Ministry.
  • It is expected that all the Institutions will plant trees in its campus or surroundings wherever it is possible.
  • The Ministry of Culture recommended to plant five plants- ‘Bargad’, ‘Awla’, ‘Pipal’, ‘Ashok and ‘Bel’.
  • Each employee should plant atleast one sapling.
  • The Institutions are ensuring that employees are taking care of the saplings planted by them.

Daily Current Affairs – June 30

World’s largest Plasma Therapy Trail – Project Platina launched

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The Maharashtra State Government launched the World’s largest Convalescent Plasma Therapy Trial project, called ‘Platina’ on 29th June 2020. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackerey launched the project virtually.

What is Plasma Therapy ?

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A person who have recovered from an infection contains antibodies in their blood that can fight the pathogens such as viruses, that have caused the disease. These antibodies are found in the plasma.

In the process of Plasma Therapy, plasma is separated from the blood of a recovered person and administered to another person who is currently fighting the same infection. This is called Plasma Therapy.

About Project Platina

  • There is no definite line of treatment for Covid-19 patients but Convalescent Plasma Therapy has shown some positive results.
  • The project Platina will help Maharashtra to create a robust data for the use of Convalescent Plasma Therapy.
  • The project will help to establish an infrastructure for plasma treatment in the state.
  • The project will be implemented free of cost.
  • Two doses of 200 ml of convalescent plasma will be given to all critical patients in the State Government run Covid-19 Hospitals of Maharashtra.
  • The Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) has approved about 21 state-run hospitals, 16 medical colleges and some private hostipals to conduct plasma therapy trials.

Daily Current Affairs – June 30

PM FME Scheme launched

On 29th June, 2020 Union food processing Minister, Harsimrat Kaur Badal launched the Prime Minister Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises(PM FME) scheme. The scheme is launched as part of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

Aim of the scheme

The scheme aims to provide financial, technical and business support for upgradation of existing micro food processing enterprises.. It also aims to bring in new technology, apart from affordable credit to help small entrepreneurs penetrate new markets.

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Key Points

  • The scheme will be implemented for five years until 2024-25.
  • It will generate investment of Rs 35,000 crore, 900,000 jobs and help 800,000 units.
  • The scheme will offer 50% subsidy for storage and transportation to prevent distress sale by farmers.
  • Nearly 200,000 micro enterprises will get credit-linked subsidy support.
  • Under this scheme, micro-enterprises will get 35% subsidy on project cost, with a ceiling of Rs 10 lakh.
  • The beneficiaries will have to contribute at least 10% of the project cost while the balance will come from loan.
  • The expenditure under the PM FME Scheme would be shared in 60:40 ratio between Central and State Government.
  • The expenditure under the PM FME Scheme would be shared in 90:10 ratio between Central and North Eastern and Himalayan States.
  • The expenditure under the PM FME Scheme would be shared in 60:40 ratio between Central and UT,s with legislature.
  • The expenditure under the PM FME Scheme would be shared 100% by Central Government for other Union Territories.

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