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What is DigiBoxx?

 

It’s a storage platform. The data like files, docs, pics, Video and Audios can be stored in it. It’s a cloud platform like google drive and Microsoft One Drive. The DigiBoxx is India’s Indigenous Cloud data storage platform unlike the counterparts. It was launched by the NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant. Arnab Mitra, CEO, DigiBoxx and Vivek Suchanti, Chairman, DigiBoxx, shared, “We are honored to have Mr. Amitabh Kant launch Digiboxx and register (NITI Aayog) as our very first user.

Significance

It is considered that huge amount of Indian data particularly citizens data have been stored on Google drive and other such platform which makes India vulnerable as all the data centres are outside India. India did not had an alternative before this. The discussion on indigenous cloud storage has been doing rounds in chief think tank since last 2-3 years. The DigiBoxx is the implementation on that thought and drive. The launch become more significant because of news that Google that it will no longer offer unlimited free photo uploads after June 1, 2021. DigiBoxx is first in its kind under “Make in India, Store in India” policy of India.

Features DigiBoxx

Storage: 20 GB of free cloud storage.

100 GB free space per month.

Charges: Only 30 rupees per month

Kind of service: Software as a Service product that has followed the National security and data localisation priorities.

“InstaShare”: The feature enables users to share high resolution videos, images, PDFs, large-size documents.

Data Retention policy: The user can retrieve it for another sixty days even after deleting it.

Permanent Deletion: the data gets deleted permanently after sixty days.

Platform Support: Currently DigiBoxx supports only to Android users.

Expense: DigiBoxx is highly inexpensive as compared to other cloud storages, especially Google.

Comparison: Google currently offers 15 GB of free storage space. This includes drive, mail, photos and other services. For 100 GB subscription, one must pay Rs 130 per month.

MSME Packages: For small and medium businesses DigiBoxx offers special plans of Rs 999 providing up to 50 TB of storage data.

 

 

 

PM-KISAN

 

Pioneer State: Telangana 

First implemented as Rythu Bandhu Scheme by the Telangana Government. Under the Rythu Bandhu scheme, a fixed amount of money was directly handed to eligible/marginal farmers.

When

In the 2019-20 Budget, the scheme was announced for the first time to be implemented as a nationwide scheme.

Where

Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019 in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.

What

The main aim of the scheme is to increase income of farmers through Direct cash benefit under Doubles the farmers income by 2022 flagship scheme. It is considered as a supplement to the financial needs of farmers in off seasons.

Under the PM-KISAN scheme, the farmers are provided Rs 6,000 per year in three instalments of 2000 each. There are some eligibility criteria’s set by govt to be eligible for benefits.

Pradhan Mantri-Kisan Samman Nidhi: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi govt is to release Rs 18,000 crores, nine crore farmers are to be benefitted from the funds.

Rythu Bandhu Scheme

Launched in 2018. Under the scheme, the eligible farmers receive Rs 4,000 per acre for two crops a year. The scheme was first of its kind in India.

Similar Programmes by other states

Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana by Madhya Pradesh.

Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) of Odisha.

CoWIN (Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network)


Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has announced the launching of “CoWIN”, a Grand Challenge for strengthening the COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network (CoWIN).

CoWIN a digital platform to be used to effectively roll out and build synergy among different stakeholders for boosting the mechanism for COVID Vaccine Distribution System, nationally.

 

 

 

Noble Price winner Kailash Satyarthi’s Launched Book

 

Noble Price winner Kailash Satyarthi’s Launched his Book Titled Covid-19: Sabhyata ka Sankat aur Samadhan’ (Covid-19: Crisis of Civilisation and Solutions). The book discusses the Covid Pandemic and its impact on civilisation in almost all sector starting from food security, politics, Economy, Industries, Child Labour, Nutrition and Health. He suggested some ways to tackle the Covid Pandemic.

 

Sixth Schedule States

 

The Indian Constitution protects the four North Eastern states Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram through 6Th schedule. The 6Th schedule Provision are put in constitution to protect the interests of these tribal state considering the distinct and unique cultural practices and traditional they followed.

The logic behind the creation of Autonomous District Councils (ADC) is the belief that relationship to the land is the basis of tribal or indigenous identity. The culture and identity of tribal people can be preserved by ensuring their control over land and natural resources, as these factors to a large extent determine the livelihood and culture of the indigenous people.

However, this arrangement has resulted in the rise of conflict between different groups, for instance, tribal vs. non-tribal.

Articles in Constitution

6Th schedule special provision is provided under Article 244(2) and Article 275(1) of the Constitution.

It provides for autonomy in the administration of these areas through Autonomous District Councils (ADCs).

These councils are empowered to make laws in respect of areas under their jurisdiction, which cover the land, forest, cultivation, inheritance, indigenous customs and traditions of tribal, etc. and also to collect land revenues and certain other taxes.

ADCs have specific powers and responsibilities in respect of all the three arms of governance: Legislature, executive and judiciary.