Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

Recently, the government’s maternity benefit scheme, or Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), has crossed 1.75 crores, eligible women, till the financial year 2020. A total sum of Rs. 5,931.95 crore was paid to 1.75 crore eligible beneficiaries between the financial year 2018 and 2020. Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana: Key Points About: PMMVY is

Consumer Welfare Fund

During the ongoing session, the Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has informed the parliament about Consumer Welfare Fund (CWF). Consumer Welfare Fund: Key Points About: It was set up under the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017. The consumer welfare fund rules of 1992 have been subsumed under

Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Jayanti

Recently, the Prime Minister paid homage to Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, the classical music vocalist, on his centenary birth anniversary. Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Jayanti: Key Points About: Pandit Bhimsen Joshi was born on February 4, 1922. Important Recognition: He received the Bharat Ratna in 2008. Work: He is remembered for his famous ragas including Shuddha Kalyan, Miyan Ki Todi, Puriya Dhanashri and

Aero India 2021

Recently, the 13th edition of the Aero India show began at Bengaluru’s Yelahanka Air Force Station (Karnataka). Aero India 2021: Key Points About Aero India: Aero India is a biennial international military and civil airshow. It is a premier event that draws international and Indian military and civil aircraft makers, their support industries, military brass and government dignitaries, and business visitors. Bengaluru based Yelahanka

CCTNS Hackathon – Cyber Security

Recently, the inaugural function of the 2nd CCTNS Hackathon and Cyber Challenge 2020-21 of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) was held in New Delhi. CCTNS Hackathon: Key Points Background: This hackathon is in continuation to the Hackathon & Cyber Challenge which concluded in March 2020. It aimed to deepen understanding and enhance the skills of the law enforcement personnel across all ranks

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

As foreseen by Gandhiji in his seminal work, ‘Hind Swaraj’, the western developmental paradigm, based on centralized technologies and urbanization, has given rise to serious problems like increasing inequity (leading to crime and violence), and climate change due to rapid ecological degradation. To ameliorate these problems, it is necessary to promote the development of rural

Mid Day Meal scheme

With a view to enhancing enrollment, retention, and attendance and simultaneously improving nutritional levels among children, the National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education (NP-NSPE). It was launched in 1995. It is a centrally sponsored scheme. Initially in 2408 blocks in the country. By the year 1997-98, the NP-NSPE was introduced in all blocks

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)

The Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan is the central government’s contribution to further the promise held by the rich expanse of India’s state universities. The country’s future lies in empowering these campuses with all that it takes to enhance learning, better research and promote innovation. It is a centrally sponsored scheme. RUSA understands that sometimes the

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