National News-Daily Digest: 3 Key Updates
1. 7th Pay Commission benefits extended to Central, State university teachers
The Union Cabinet has approved the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Revision Committee for the salary hike of teachers and academic staff of higher educational institutions.This includes academicians of universities and colleges funded by the UGC and the HRD ministry, funded by State governments and government and private aided colleges affiliated to state public universities.
2. Cabinet approves SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes to boost Skill India Mission
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved two new World Bank supported schemes- Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE ) and Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP). These schemes are of Rs. 6,655 crore.
3. Launch of Mobile Health App ‘MedWatch’ By the Indian Air Force
The Indian Air Force has launched an innovative mobile health App named ‘MedWatch’, which has been developed in-house by the Directorate General of Medical Services (Air). It is the first mobile health app among the three armed services. The app will provide authentic health information to all IAF personnel. A Reminder Tool to enable timely immunization for the children of all Air Warriors is an important component of the App. This will directly enable ‘Mission Indradhanush’ of the Govt of India.