Urban 2.0 – Swachh Bharat Mission

Focus: GS II- Government Policies and Interventions Why in News? Swachh Bharat Mission- Urban 2.0 launches Revised Swachh Certification Protocols to sustain Open Defecation Free Status across Urban India. About Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 SBM-U 2.0 envisions to make all cities ‘Garbage Free’ To ensure grey and black water management in all cities other than […]

National Air Quality Resource Framework of India

Focus: GS II- Government Policies and Interventions Why in News? Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government inaugurated the National Mission on “National Air Quality Resource Framework of India (NARFI)”. About  NARFI: The NARFI is an information mechanism to help decision-makers in government, municipalities, start-ups and in the private sectors to address air pollution issues in different climatic zones of India. Research-based audited […]

Indian Laws on Abortions

Context: In a significant step backwards for women’s rights in the U.S., the Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade judgement of 1973, which gave women in America the right to have an abortion before the foetus is viable outside the womb or before the 24-28 week mark. With the setting aside of the […]

Everything About NITI Aayog

Context: Parameswaran Iyer, a senior official who helmed the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, will be the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NITI Aayog. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About NITI Aayog Composition Objectives Related Concerns and Challenges About NITI Aayog The NITI Aayog serves as the apex public policy […]

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U)

Focus: Government policies and Interventions Why in News? The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) organised a virtual event on today to celebrate 7 years of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U), which was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 25th June 2015. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY- U: Housing for All – […]

A Case Of The Court Straying Into The Legislative Sphere

Context Recently, the Allahabad High Court, while allowing two criminal revisions pertaining to a dowry case, took cognisance of the misuse of Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), proposed certain safeguards and directed the State authorities of Uttar Pradesh to take the necessary steps for their implementation in a given time period. Relevance […]

National Initiative for Promoting Upskilling of Nirman Workers

Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Why in News? Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs and Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, launched an innovative project for skill training of construction workers called ‘NIPUN’ i.e. National Initiative for Promoting Upskilling of Nirman workers. About NIPUN: The project NIPUN is an initiative of the Ministry […]

Amrit Sarovar Mission

Context: The Union government has asked the Ministry of Railways and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to use the soil/silt excavated from ponds/tanks in all districts across the country under the Amrit Sarovar Mission for their infrastructure projects. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Intervention Dimensions of the Article: About Amrit Sarovar Mission […]

Aspirational District Programme

Context: Recently, the Prime Minister has expressed his desire to extend the Aspirational District Programme to block and city levels. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About Aspirational Districts Programme Objectives Challenges Associated with ADP About Aspirational Districts Programme It was launched in 2018 which aims to transform districts that have shown […]

ADIP Scheme &  Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

Focus: Government policies and Interventions Why in News? A ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’ for distribution of aids and assistive devices to ‘Divyangjan’ under the ADIP Scheme of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India will be organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) in association with ALIMCO and District […]