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Daily Current Affairs – 2020

Topic: For Prelims and Mains

NATIONAL e-VIDHAN APPLICATION (NeVA) PROJECT

Why in News?

Meghalaya State Assembly Speaker visited Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Secretariat in Itanagar to get first-hand information about the National e-Vidhan project implemented in the Assembly.

About:

  • e-Vidhan is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) included in Digital India Programme and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (MoPA) is the ‘Nodal Ministry’ for its implementation in all the States/ UTs with Legislatures.
  • Funding of NeVA is on the pattern of Central Sponsored Scheme i.e. 60:40; and 90:10 for North East & hilly States and 100% for UTs.
  • The funding for e-Vidhan is provided by the MoPA and technical support by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

Objectives:

  • Paperless Assembly or e-Assembly is a concept involving of electronic means to facilitate the work of Assembly.
  • It enables automation of entire law making process, tracking of decisions and documents, sharing of information.
  • NeVA aims to bring all the legislatures of the country together, in one platform thereby creating a massive data depository without having the complexity of multiple applications.
  • Further, live webcasting of Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TVs is also available on this application.
  • Doordarshan has already been enabled with provision to incorporate similar facility in respect of State Legislatures.

Facts for Prelims :

PATTACHITRA

During his Mann ki Baat programme, the Prime Minister cited the example of Bhagyashree Sahu, young student from Rourkela in Odisha for her keen interest in ‘Pattachitra’ painting.

  • Patta means cloth, and Chitra means picture. Hence, Pattachitra is a picture painted on a piece of cloth. It is based in the states of West Bengal and Odisha.
  • Bengal tradition: It is centred around Kalighat (in Kolkata).
  • Theme is Not much devotional.

 

 

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