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PIB Summaries 06 July 2024

  1. Sampoornata Abhiyan
  2. Exercise NOMADIC ELEPHANT


Context:

Recently, NITI Aayog launched the ‘Sampoornata Abhiyan’ witnessing significant participation from citizens across the country.

Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Interventions

About Sampoornata Abhiyan:

  • Objective:
    • Sampoornata Abhiyan is a 3-month campaign aimed at achieving saturation of key indicators in both Aspirational Districts and Aspirational Blocks across India.
  • Coverage:
    • It targets achieving saturation in 6 key indicators each in 112 Aspirational Districts and 500 Aspirational Blocks under the Aspirational Districts Programme and Aspirational Blocks Programme.
  • Key Indicators of Aspirational Blocks:
    • Percentage of pregnant women registered for Antenatal Care (ANC) within the first trimester.
    • Percentage of persons screened for Diabetes against the targeted population in the Block.
    • Percentage of persons screened for Hypertension against the targeted population in the Block.
    • Percentage of pregnant women taking Supplementary Nutrition under the ICDS Programme regularly.
    • Percentage of Soil Health Cards generated against the soil sample collection target.
    • Percentage of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) that have received a Revolving Fund against the total SHGs in the block.
  • Key Indicators of Aspirational Districts:
    • Percentage of pregnant women registered for Antenatal Care (ANC) within the first trimester.
    • Percentage of pregnant women taking Supplementary Nutrition under the ICDS Programme regularly.
    • Percentage of children fully immunized (9-11 months) (BCG+DPT3+OPV3+Measles 1).
    • Number of Soil Health Cards distributed.
    • Percentage of schools with functional electricity at the secondary level.
    • Percentage of schools providing textbooks to children within 1 month of the start of the academic session.
  • Implementation Partners:
    • NITI Aayog collaborates with relevant Central Ministries, Departments, and State/Union Territory Governments to ensure effective and rapid development of these Districts and Blocks.


Context:

India-Mongolia Joint Military Exercise NOMADIC ELEPHANT is scheduled to be conducted from 03rd to 16th July 2024 in Umroi, Meghalaya.

Relevance:

GS III: Security Challenges

About Exercise NOMADIC ELEPHANT:

  • Purpose and Edition:
    • Purpose: Exercise NOMADIC ELEPHANT is the 16th edition of the India-Mongolia Joint Military Exercise, aimed at enhancing joint military capabilities in counter-insurgency operations within a Sub Conventional scenario under Chapter VII of the United Nations Mandate.
    • Edition: Conducted alternately in India and Mongolia, the last edition took place in Mongolia in July 2023.
  • Participants and Units:
    • The exercise features a contingent of 45 personnel from India, represented by a Battalion of SIKKIM SCOUTS along with personnel from other arms and services.
  • Terrain and Focus:
    • The exercise focuses on operations in semi-urban and mountainous terrains, aiming to refine tactical skills crucial for such environments.
  • Tactical Drills and Objectives:
    • Tactical drills include Response to a Terrorist Action, Establishment of a Joint Command Post, setting up an Intelligence & Surveillance Centre, and Securing of a Helipad/Landing Site.
    • The exercise facilitates the exchange of best practices in Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) of joint operations between the Indian and Mongolian armies.
  • Outcome and Benefits:
    • By enhancing inter-operability, camaraderie, and mutual understanding, Exercise NOMADIC ELEPHANT strengthens defence cooperation and bilateral relations between India and Mongolia.

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