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Context: Prime Minister has released the 15th instalment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme on 15th of November,2023.   PM KISAN SCHEME Need for PM KISAN: (MSP mechanism favoured cereal crops like Rice and Wheat over other crops) However, the scheme has […]

Mera Yuva Bharat

Context: Union Cabinet has approved the creation of an autonomous body, Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat) to serve as an overarching enabling mechanism powered by technology for youth development and youth-led-development and provide equitable access to youth to actualise their aspirations and build Viksit […]

Issues, challenges and prospects in MGNREGA

Context:· While West Bengal is currently in the spotlight due to alleged irregularities in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Scheme (MGNREGS) implementation, resulting in funds being stopped by the Centre, the National Level Monitoring (NLM) reports available with the Union Ministry of Rural […]

Schedule Areas Under Fifth Schedule of the Constitution

Context: Despite demands from many states, scheduled tribal populations of India have been left out of fifth schedule’s protection awaiting approval from the Indian government.  Under Fifth schedule the constitution of India provides that “in this Constitution, the expression “Scheduled Areas” means such areas […]

Social Audit Units

Context: As per the statistics with the Union Rural Development Ministry in the ongoing financial year, less than 14% of the amount flagged by the social audit units has been recovered so far. Rule 4 of Audit of Schemes Rules, 2011 stipulates that each […]

National Research Foundation: Mission & Vision

Context: The National Research Foundation (NRF), a new research funding agency, was approved by the Union Cabinet recently. National Research Foundation   Mission and Vision Functions and Responsibilities Debate: Funding Priorities and Innovation Models This debate revolves around the question of whether research funding should […]

PM Vishwakarma Scheme

Context: PM Vishwakarma Scheme is a central sector scheme under Ministry of Micro, Small and Micro Enterprises to provide end-to-end support to artisans and craftspeople who work with their hands and tools. What is PM Vishwakarma Scheme? Coverage of the scheme: PM Vishwakarma scheme […]

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

Context: The government has raised the subsidy amount for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries from ₹200 to ₹300 per LPG cylinder. About Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana PMUY 2.0 Scheme Performance  The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India conducted a performance audit of PMUY in December […]

PM e-Bus Sewa Scheme

Context: Union Cabinet has approved scheme known as PM e-Bus Sewa Scheme for augmenting city bus operation by 10,000 e-buses on PPP model. About PM e-Bus Sewa Scheme Components of the scheme: The scheme has two broad components: Coverage: The scheme will cover cities […]

Jan Vishwas Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

Jan Vishwas Bill The bill seeks to amend 183 provisions across 42 Acts administered by 19 Ministries to reduce the compliance burden on individuals and businesses with the twin objectives of ease of doing business and ease of living for the citizens. Provisions  Benefits […]

Draft National Deep Tech Startup Policy (NDTSP)

Context: The draft National Deep Tech Startup Policy released by the office of the principal scientific advisor to the government, has sought comments from the public. Draft National Deep Tech Startup Policy (NDTSP)  Objective  Provisions of Draft NDTSP  Priorities Under The Policy  Priority- 01  […]

Jal Jeevan Mission

Context: As per a report only 75% of households are likely to have a water connection by March 2024. The delay is due to several factors, including the pandemic, which slowed operations, and the Russia-Ukraine war, which caused a shortage in raw materials for […]

National Sickle Cell Anaemia Elimination Mission

Context: Prime Minister will attend a public programme in Shahdol on 5th July, where he will launch the National Sickle Cell Anaemia Elimination Mission. He will also distribute sickle cell genetic status cards to the beneficiaries. What is Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)? Sickle cell […]


About PM-PRANAM Scheme PM Programme for Restoration, Awareness, Generation, Nourishment and Amelioration of Mother Earth How it works:   Other Important Decisions taken by Cabinet: Urea subsidy scheme Promoting organic fertiliser Increased the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP)

Registration of birth, death by Aadhaar authentication allowed

Context: According to the notification of the Ministry of Home Affairs’, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has allowed the office of Registrar General and Census Commissioner established under the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 to perform Aadhaar authentication for […]

Rozgar Melas

Context: Around one in every six candidates hired so far under Mission Recruitment or Rozgar Melas, the Government’s bulk recruitment drive to fill 10 lakh posts by 2023 end, were women. Of these, 3,61,763 (84%) recruits were male and 68,783 (16%) women, shows data […]

Panel to Review MGNREGA

Context: Recently a government panel, appointed to examine the contours of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), has recommended a complete overhaul of the scheme to link employment generation efforts with asset creation, largely concentrated in 2,500 water-deficient and 1,000 poverty-ridden […]

The Vaishvik Bhartiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) fellowships programme

Context: Recently the Government of India has launched a new fellowship programme to connect the Indian STEMM diaspora with Indian academic and R&D institutions for collaborative research work leading to sharing of knowledge, wisdom, and best practices in the frontier areas of science & […]

Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (“SANKALP”)

Context: Recently Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) certifies 98 Trainers trained in the cluster-based Training of Trainers project under the SANKALP programme. About SANKALP (i)     Institutional Strengthening at Central, State and District levels; (ii)    Quality Assurance of skill development […]

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