PM Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Scheme

Recently, the Prime Minister talked about the need to address health issues in a holistic manner and to adopt a four-pronged strategy for a healthy India that includes implementing the PM Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat scheme. Key Points Four-Pronged Strategy for a Healthy India: Prevention of illness and promotion of wellness including measures such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, yoga and timely care and

UNHRC’s New Resolution against Sri Lanka

Recently, Sri Lanka has made an appeal to the member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to reject the impending resolution on the island nation’s human rights accountability and reconciliation. Sri Lanka is facing a new resolution calling on it to hold human rights abusers to account and deliver justice to victims of its 26-year civil war

Senkaku Island Dispute

Recently, China called the Japan-USA mutual security pact a product of the Cold War following USA’s criticism of the presence of Chinese coast guard vessels in Japanese-claimed territorial waters. Key Points About: The 1960 Japan-USA mutual security treaty assures the USA would come to Japan’s aid in the event of an outside attack on Japanese forces or territory. The USA criticized

National Hydrogen Energy Mission

The Union Budget for 2021-22 has announced a National Hydrogen Energy Mission (NHM) that will draw up a road map for using hydrogen as an energy source.The initiative has the potential of transforming transportation. National Hydrogen Energy Mission NHM initiative will capitalise on one of the most abundant elements on earth (Hydrogen) for a cleaner alternative fuel option. Key Points

National Urban Digital Mission

The National Urban Digital Mission (NUDM) has been launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) along with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY). National Hydrogen Energy Mission Several other digital initiatives of MoHUA viz. India Urban Data Exchange (IUDX), SmartCode, Smart Cities 2.0 website, and Geospatial Management Information System (GMIS) have also been launched. These initiatives will further

Mega Food Park Importance

The Scheme of Mega Food Park aims at providing a mechanism to link agricultural production to the market by bringing together farmers, processors, and retailers so as to ensure maximizing value addition, minimizing wastage, increasing farmers’ income, and creating employment opportunities, particularly in the rural sector. The Mega Food Park Scheme is based on the “Cluster”

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme

Finance Minister, in the 2015-16 budget, had announced the development of a financial asset – sovereign gold bond – as an alternative to the precious metal, and the borrowing through issuance of the bond will form part of market borrowing programme of the government. The gold bonds are denominated in multiples of gram(s) of gold

Gold Monetisation Scheme

The scheme was launched by the Prime Minister of India in 2015 with an aim to mobilize gold and facilitate its use for productive purposes, which further will also help in reducing India’s dependability on gold imports. The scheme will also benefit jewelers by allowing them to obtain loans. Lending institutions such as banks and NBFCs

Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0 Scheme

Recently, the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 3.0 scheme has been rolled out to cover children and pregnant women who missed routine immunisation during the Covid-19 pandemic. Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0 Scheme: About the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 3.0 Scheme: Objective: To reach the unreached population with all the available vaccines under the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) and thereby accelerate

Draft National Migrant Labour Policy

Recently, NITI Aayog, along with a working subgroup of officials and members of civil society, has prepared a draft National Migrant Labour policy. Earlier in December 2020, the Indian government decided to create a database of migrant workers, including workers in the informal economy. Draft National Migrant Labour Policy: Migration: Migration is the movement of people away from their

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