Current Affairs – February, 2019

Latest Current Affairs February, 2019 with Current Affairs, news summary on current events of National and International importance of February, 2019 for Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

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Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana of Madhya Pradesh

The government of Madhya Pradesh has launched the Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana to provide employment for youth.

Features of the Scheme

  • The scheme guarantees 100 days of employment every year to urban youths from economically weaker sections (EWS).
  • The youth would get Rs 4,000 stipend per month and total Rs 13,500 for the 100 days period would be provided.
  • During this period, they would be given skill development training, so that they become independent.
  • The scheme defines Economically weaker sections as those whose family’s annual income is less than Rs 2 lakh and the scheme is limited to youth in the age group 21-30 years.

The government has stated that already about 1.5 lakh urban youths have registered themselves for this scheme. The government further aims to invite companies to provide full-time employment to trained youths under the scheme. The scheme has been launched by the government of Madhya Pradesh to enhance the employment opportunities for youth.

Dr Divya Karnad Wins the Prestigious Future for Nature 2019 Award

Dr Divya Karnad, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Ashoka University has been awarded the prestigious Global Future For Nature Award 2019 for her work on marine conservation.

Other Recipients

The other recipients of the Global Future For Nature Award is awarded for the year 2019 are: Fernanda Abra (Brazil) and Olivier Nsengimana (Rwanda).

Dr Divya Karnad’s project InSeason Fish had successfully reduced the unwanted bycatch of endangered sharks along the Coromandel coast of India.

Divya Karnad did her PhD in Geography from Rutgers University, USA and has completed her Masters in Wildlife Biology and Conservation from the Post Graduate Programme run by the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Centre for Wildlife Studies and Wildlife Conservation Society, India.

Future for Nature Award

Future for Nature 2019 Award awarded by Future for Nature foundation celebrates tangible achievements in protecting wild animal and plant species. The award aims to :

  • Reward and fund individuals for their outstanding efforts in the protection of species of wild animals and plants.
  • Stimulate Award winners to sustain their dedicated work.
  • Help winners to raise their profile, extend their professional network and strengthen their funding basis.

The Award provides the winners international recognition, financial support and reinforced linkages to an international conservation network.

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