RBI Has Done What’s Necessary On Repo Rate Hikes

Context The RBI has decided to take the bull by the horns. It has raised the repo rate by 40 basis points and the cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 50 basis points to fight inflation. Relevance GS-III: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment. Dimensions of the Article Why major central banks across […]

Inflation Control Needs Another Model

Context At the conclusion of the April meeting, the Monetary Policy Committee had already warned that the focus will henceforth be on inflation. Yesterday it raised the repo rate somewhat sooner than was expected by the market. Relevance GS-III: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment. Dimensions of the Article Discourse on […]

PM-FME Scheme

Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has signed an agreement with NAFED for developing 10 brands of selected 20 ODOPs under the branding and marketing component of the PMFME scheme. About PM-FME Scheme: Nodal: Ministry of Food Processing Industries(MOFPI).  It is a centrally sponsored scheme. Aim is to […]

Anti-Human Trafficking Cell

GS II- Governance Why in News? Recently, The National Commission for Women launched an Anti-Human Trafficking Cell. About Anti-Human Trafficking Cell: The Cell has been set up with an aim of increasing awareness among law enforcement officials and to facilitate their capacity building. The Cell will conduct Gender Sensitization Trainings and Workshops in combating human […]

PIB Summaries 06 May 2022

PIB Analysis

CONTENTS PM-FME Scheme Anti-Human Trafficking Cell PM-FME Scheme Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has signed an agreement with NAFED for developing 10 brands of selected 20 ODOPs under the branding and marketing component of the PMFME scheme. About PM-FME Scheme: Nodal: Ministry of Food Processing Industries(MOFPI).  It […]

Unique Disability ID Scheme

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has asked states to speed up implementation of the Unique Disability ID (UDID) scheme for Persons With Disabilities (PwD) in the 75 districts. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Vulnerable Sections, Welfare Schemes, Government Policies and Interventions, Social Empowerment, Issues Relating to Development) Dimensions of the Article: Unique Disability Identification (UDID) […]

Status of the Naga Peace Talks

Context: The annual report of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) released recently said that the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) was involved in 44% of insurgency-related incidents in Nagaland in 2020. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Who are the Nagas and what is the […]

Shigella Bacteria Outbreak

Context: The recent instance of probable food poisoning in Kasaragod district, Kerala, is thought to be the result of a shigella bacteria outbreak. The bacteria were found earlier this year in Kerela’s Koyilandy area. Relevance: GS II- Health Dimensions of the Article:  About Shigella Bacteria Symptoms Treatment Protocol About Shigella Bacteria Shigella is a bacterium […]

Civil Registration System Report

Context: According to the recently released annual report on Vital Statistics based on the 2020 Civil Registration System Report (CRS), the Union Territory of Ladakh recorded the highest sex ratio at birth in the country in 2020. Relevance: GS I- Population and related issues Dimensions of the Article: What is Civil Registration System (CRS)? Highlights […]