CLIMATE CHANGE

Act Now This is the United Nations global call to individual action on climate change. The campaign is a critical part of the UN’s coordinated effort to raise awareness, ambition, and action for climate change and accelerate implementation of the Paris Agreement.  It is primarily an online and social media campaign that seeks to educate […]

Oceans

Water is an essential component of all life forms that exist over the surface of the earth. The creatures on the earth are lucky that it is a water planet, otherwise we all would have no existence. Water is a rare commodity in our solar system. There is no water on the sun or anywhere […]

MOEFCC AT STATES FOREST MINISTER’S CONFERENCE

Focus: GS-II Environment and Ecology Why in news? At the States Forest Minister’s Conference, the Union Environment Minister said that “Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) is focused on enhancing forest quality and increasing tree cover for maximizing carbon stock”. Initiatives highlighted Promoting urban forestry through Nagar Van Scheme with the objective of […]

PARTIAL CREDIT GUARANTEE SCHEME (PCGS) 2.0

Focus: GS-III Indian Economy Why in news? Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme (PCGS) 2.0 is extended with greater flexibility to respond to emerging demands. Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme (PCGS) 2.0 As part of Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, announced by the Government, Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme (PCGS) 2.0 was launched. Under the scheme, provide Portfolio Guarantee for purchase […]

PRADHAN MANTRI GRAM SADAK YOJANA

Focus: GS-II Social Justice Why in news? More than 1800 roads of length greater than 11,000 kilometres and 84 bridges have been completed in Jammu & Kashmir under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. Benefits cited: With construction of such all weather roads, the socio-economic condition of the inhabitants of the stated villages will certainly […]

TRIBAL HEALTH & NUTRITION PORTAL – ‘SWASTHYA’

Focus: GS-II Social Justice Why in news? A series of initiatives were announced by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs which included the Tribal Health and Nutrition Portal ‘Swasthya’ and e-newsletter on health and nutrition ALEKH; opening of National Overseas Portal and National Tribal Fellowship Portal. Details of Initiatives ‘Swasthya’ The e-portal ‘Swasthya’ is a first […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 18th August 2020

Contents Chinese entities in ‘hawala’ racket: ED India, Nepal: Bilateral projects Low death certification denoting cause of death Haryana’s ASHA workers disconnected Govt. plans cyber security system for financial sector CHINESE ENTITIES IN ‘HAWALA’ RACKET: ED Focus: GS-II Governance Why in news? The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has initiated a money-laundering probe into a “hawala” racket […]

PIB 17th August

Contents Tribal Health & Nutrition Portal – ‘Swasthya’ Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme (PCGS) 2.0 MoEFCC at States Forest Minister’s Conference TRIBAL HEALTH & NUTRITION PORTAL – ‘SWASTHYA’ Focus: GS-II Social Justice Why in news? A series of initiatives were announced by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs which included the Tribal […]