Current Affairs – June, 2015

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Union Government launches Bhuvan Ganga Mobile App to aid Clean Ganga Mission

Union Government has launched Bhuvan Ganga Mobile Application and Web Portal to aid flagship mission to Clean Ganga.

The app and webportal was launched by Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti in New Delhi.

Bhuvan Ganga application: It will facilitate public to upload pictures of pollution sources of the Ganga River for further action by the authorities concerned.  It will also serve platform for people to monitor pollution in river Ganga and enable decision makers to prioritize interventions.

Bhuvan Ganga Portal: It is deployed as part of Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO’s) Bhuvan’s geoportal with all geospatial layers related to Ganga River. It will be used as a tool to support decision making and planning for the Clean Ganga Mission.

Apart from this, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and ISRO’s National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC). The objective of the MoU is to utilize the geospatial and crowd-sourcing technologies for monitoring pollution in Ganga River.

EPFO makes UAN mandatory for all employers under its purview

Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has notified an order to make Universal Account Number (UAN) mandatory for all its employers.

It will be mandatory for all employers covered under the Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952.

The UAN facility was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October 2014. It is portable throughout the lifetime of an employee and removes the need for employees to apply for PF transfer claims while changing jobs

About Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)

  • EPFO is a statutory body of Union Government under the aegis of Ministry of Labour and Employment.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Administers a compulsory contributory Provident Fund Scheme (1952), Pension Scheme (1995) and an Insurance Scheme (1976).
  • One of the largest social security organisations in India in terms volume of financial transactions undertaken and number of covered beneficiaries.