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Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

Context: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has highlighted irregularities in registration and validation of beneficiaries under the Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PMJAY). Relevance: GS II- Welfare Schemes Dimensions of the Article: About Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) National Health Protection Mission Health and Wellness Centres About […]

Medium Term Expenditure Framework

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Finance has conveyed its inability to release the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) statement, mandated by the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act of 2003. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF): The Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) is a fiscal planning tool used […]

State of Elementary Education in Rural India – 2023 

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Education has released the State of Elementary Education in Rural India – 2023 report, highlighting the Prevalence of Smartphone Usage among students. Relevance: GS II: Education Dimensions of the Article: State of Elementary Education in Rural India – 2023 Report Survey Conducted by Development Intelligence Unit (DIU): Scope of the Survey: […]

Organ Donation in India

Context: Recently, the critical shortage of organ donations, particularly deceased donations, has led to a dire situation in India, with thousands of patients waiting for transplants and a significant number losing their lives daily. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Organ Donation Landscape in India: Key Points and Disparities Demand and Supply Gap: […]

Central Armed Police Force

Context: According to data provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to Parliament recently, 432 personnel of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) died by suicide in the last three years. Relevance: GS III: Security Challenges Dimensions of the Article: Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) Evolution of Terminology: Responsibilities: Classification of CAPF: CAPF consists […]

National Social Assistance Programme

Context The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) diverted funds from the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) for publicising some of its other schemes. This was highlighted by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India’s (CAG) performance audit of the NSAP from 2017-18 to 2020-21, tabled in the Lok Sabha recently. Relevance GS II: Polity and […]

Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

Context: The world’s quest to decarbonise is guided by the UN SDG 7: “to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”. Small modular reactors – a type of nuclear reactor – can be helpful to India in this regard.  Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Challenges of […]

Direct Incentive Disbursement Program

Context: Recognising the pivotal role of its sales force, the Postal Life Insurance (PLI) introduced the pilot program for “Direct Incentive Disbursement” in the Delhi and Uttarakhand Circles. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Dimensions of the Article: Direct Incentive Disbursement Program: Key Features and Benefits: Recognition of Sales Force Role: The program acknowledges the crucial role played […]

Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS)

Context: Southern Railway has identified 90 stations for development under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS). Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS): Implementation Approach: Facilities Planned under ABSS:

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Context: Recently, the Union Ministry of State for Rural Development provided valuable insights into the E-attendance in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme during a written reply in the Lok Sabha. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Health and Poverty related issues, Government Interventions and Policies, Issues arising out of the design and implementation […]