Scheme for Residential Education 

Focus: GS II- Welfare schemes Why in News? Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment will launch Scheme for Residential Education For Students in High schools in Targeted Areas (SHRESTHA) About SHRESHTA The government has approved a new scheme named SHRESHTA (Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas) for the purpose of providing […]

Reservation in Public Employment

Context Recently the discussion on reservation in promotions was going on in Supreme Court. Relevance GS-II: Welfare Schemes for Vulnerable Sections of the population by the Centre and States and the Performance of these Schemes Dimensions of the Article Reservation in Promotion Reservation not a Fundamental Right Major Events Reservation in Promotion The jurisprudence of […]

National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021

National Achievement Survey 2021

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Education released the National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021 report. The Triennial Survey was conducted in November 2021. Relevance: GS II- Education Dimensions of the Article: About National Achievement Survey – 2021 Key Highlights of the NAS 2021 Performance of the States About National Achievement Survey – 2021 National Achievement Survey […]

PM-KUSUM Scheme

PM-KUSUM Scheme

Focus: GS II- Welfare schemes Why in News? Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is implementing the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM) Scheme, under which subsidy is provided for setting up of standalone solar pumps and for the solarization of agricultural pumps. In addition to fraudulent websites, WhatsApp and other […]

Safety of Women

Focus: GS I- Indian Society,  Women Why in News? To enhance the safety and security of women in the country, Ministry of Home Affairs has taken several initiatives which are funded by the Nirbhaya Fund. Details: Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences (ITSSO) is an online analytical tool launched to monitor and track timely completion of […]

Bridging The Health Policy To Execution Chasm

Context In April this year, the Union government released a guidance document on the setting up of a ‘public health and management cadre’ (PHMC) as well as revised editions of the Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS) — for ensuring quality health care in government facilities. Relevance GS-II: Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social […]

Everything You Should Know About PM Gati Shakti

About PM Gati Shakti

Focus: GS II- Welfare schemes Why in News? Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles said that nearly 400 comprehensive GIS based maps already prepared under PM GatiShakti National Master Plan.  About PM Gati Shakti: It will incorporate the infrastructure schemes of various Ministries and State Governments like […]

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban

Context:  1.21 crore houses have been sanctioned under the scheme till May 9 2022, of which 58.82 lakh houses have been completed/delivered. Relevance: GS II- Welfare Schemes Dimensions of the Article: What is the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban? What is the Beneficiary-led individual house construction/enhancements (BLC)? What is geotagging and is it mandatory under the […]

Literacy and Delivery of Services, Not Religion, Influences Fertility

Context The National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 5 report that was awaited for nearly six months is finally out. And it provides a heartening outlook. Relevance GS-I: Role of Women and Women’s Organization, Population and Associated Issues, Poverty and Developmental issues, Urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Dimensions of the Article About NHFS Replacement Rate […]

The cold truth about India’s income inequality

Context: The latest edition of the World Inequality Report has confirmed that the world continues to sprint down the path of inequality. Click Here to read more about World Inequality Report 2022, increasing inequality in India, Challenges and Way forward. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Issues Related to Poverty and Hunger), GS-I: Indian Society […]