LS SPEAKER: PERFORMANCE REVIEW AND IDEAS FOR PANELS

Why in news? The Lok Sabha Speaker initiated an exercise to assess the effectiveness of the Parliamentary Standing Committees, from taking stock of the rate of attendance at their meetings to the list of recommendations that have not been accepted by the government. Lok Sabha Speaker, in a rare move, has suggested a host of […]

AMPHAN LANDFALL PROCESS HAS COMMENCED

Why in news? The National Weather Forecasting Centre/Cyclone Warning Divisionof the India Meteorological Department said – The Landfall process has commenced for the Super Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’ (pronounced as UM-PUN) and the forward sector of the wall cloud region is entering into land in West Bengal. After landfall, the system is likely to move north-eastwards […]

100 % SOLARISATION OF KONARK SUN TEMPLE

Why in news? The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has taken up the Complete Solarisation of Konark sun temple and Konark town in Odisha. Details Government of India launched the Scheme with an objective to develop the historical Sun temple town of Konark in Odisha as ‘Surya Nagri’, to convey a message of […]

INLAND WATER TRANSIT AND TRADE BETWEEN INDIA AND BANGLADESH

Why in news? The Standing Committee on the Protocol and the Shipping Secretary level Talks are the institutional arrangements between the two friendly neighbors to discuss and make the Protocol more effective. During the discussions between India and Bangladesh at these meetings held in October, 2018 in New Delhi and in December, 2019 in Dhaka, […]

AGAPPE CHITRA MAGNA FOR DETECTION OF COVID 19

Why in news? The commercial launch of, Agappe Chitra Magna, a magnetic nanoparticle-based RNA extraction kit for use during testing for detection of COVID-19 developed by Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) – Trivandrum, an Institute of National Importance of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) along with Agappe Diagnostics […]

21st May Current Affairs

Contents LS Speaker: Performance review and ideas for panels Only 2,132 treated for COVID-19 under Ayushman Bharat scheme 60% of farmers faced losses Nepal’s new political map claims India’s territories U.S. slams China on Border disputes and threat posed Military, diplomatic talks on with China Israel’s hack of Iranian port LS SPEAKER: PERFORMANCE REVIEW AND […]

PRADHAN MANTRI MATSYA SAMPADA YOJANA

Why in news? The Union Cabinet has given its approval for implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY). Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) PMMSY is a scheme to bring about Blue Revolution through sustainable and responsible development of fisheries sector in India under two components namely, Central Sector Scheme (CS) and Centrally Sponsored […]

EXTENSION OF PRADHAN MANTRI VAYA VANDANA YOJANA (PMVVY)

Why in news? The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the Extension of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) and other changes for the welfare of and to enable old age income security for Senior Citizens. Changes for the Welfare of the aged Extension of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) up to 31st […]