CSS SCHEMES IN CANTONMENT AREAS

Focus: GS-II Governance Why in news? Ministry of Defence and Directorate General of Defence Estates (DGDE) organised a webinar to improve implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) in 62 cantonments around the country. Highlights This webinar was an important step towards seamless delivery of benefits of various centrally sponsored schemes and in improving the overall […]

PRIME MINISTERS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Focus: GS-II Governance Why in news? For the year 2020, the scheme for Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration has been comprehensively restructured to recognize the contribution of civil servants in strengthening of: Inclusive Development through Credit Flow to the Priority Sector Promoting people’s movements – “Jan Bhagidari” through Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban […]

HONEY MISSION FOR SELF-EMPLOYMENT FOR MIGRANT WORKERS

Focus: GS-II Social Justice Why in news? Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has created local employment for migrant workers through its flagship “Honey Mission” program. Minister of State for MSME distributed 700 bee boxes to 70 migrant workers of Uttar Pradesh providing them with livelihood opportunity under Honey Mission. Honey Mission The Honey Mission […]

INDIA AND NEIGHBOURS: CONSERVING DOLPHINS

Focus: GS-III Environment and Ecology Why in news? In a webinar organised by Inland Fisheries Society of India, ICAR, NMCG etc., experts from India – Bangladesh – Nepal and Myanmar come together for enhancing conservation of river Dolphins in the region pavingway for regional cooperation. Introduction River Dolphins a unique species found mainly in rivers […]

26th August – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents The marginalisation of justice in public discourse It takes two: Urban and Rural Economic Recovery The jump in forex reserves may not be a positive sign THE MARGINALISATION OF JUSTICE IN PUBLIC DISCOURSE Focus: GS-II Social Justice Introduction The pursuit of greed and narrow self-interest leads to severe inequalities, to an unequal division of […]

23rd & 24th August – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents More evidence of India’s food insecurity Thinking through the Nepal policy MORE EVIDENCE OF INDIA’S FOOD INSECURITY Focus: GS-II Social Justice Introduction Data from the latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report show that India retains the dubious distinction of being the country with the largest […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 26th August 2020

Contents NGT slams Ministry’s report 1st all-weather route to Ladakh China floats BRICS 5G base as India mulls ban India, Vietnam talk on China India, Bangladesh River trade route NGT SLAMS MINISTRY’S REPORT Focus: GS-II Governance, GS-III Environment and Ecology Why in news? The National Green Tribunal has slammed the Ministry of Environment and Forests […]

PIB 25th August

Contents India and neighbours: Conserving Dolphins Honey Mission for Self-Employment for Migrant Workers Prime Ministers Awards for Excellence in Public Administration CSS Schemes in Cantonment Areas INDIA AND NEIGHBOURS: CONSERVING DOLPHINS Focus: GS-III Environment and Ecology Why in news? In a webinar organised by Inland Fisheries Society of India, ICAR, NMCG etc., experts from India […]