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PIB Summaries 31 August 2023

CONTENTS Regional Rural Banks Context: Union Finance Minister recently emphasised regional rural banks (RRBs) to upgrade their digital capability and increase penetration under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana. Relevance: GS II: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: What are Regional Rural Banks (RRBs)? Set up on the recommendations of Narasimhan Committee on Financial Inclusion in 1976. Shareholding: Functions […]

PIB Summaries 30 August 2023

CONTENTS Sickle Cell Anaemia Context: Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, launched the ‘Awareness Campaign and Training of Trainers’ as a part of the ‘Mission for Elimination of Sickle Cell Anaemia’ in New Delhi. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Sickle Cell Anaemia Symptoms The symptoms of sickle cell anaemia can vary from person […]

PIB Summaries 29 August 2023

CONTENTS Khanan Prahari Context: The Ministry of Coal has launched the Khanan Prahari mobile app, revolutionizing the fight against illicit coal mining activities. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Khanan Prahari: Empowering Citizens Against Illegal Mining Key Features: Status of Coal Mining in India Historical Evolution: EXERCISE BRIGHT STAR-23 Context: Recently, an Indian Air Force […]

PIB Summaries 28 August 2023

CONTENTS Rail-Sea-Rail (RSR) Transportation Context: The Ministry of Coal is promoting the Rail-Sea-Rail (RSR) transportation strategy, aimed at streamlining the movement of domestic coal. Relevance: GS III: Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: Rail-Sea-Rail (RSR) Transportation: Innovative Multimodal Strategy Enhanced Efficiency and Reduced Costs Addressing Coal Movement Challenges Leveraging Coastal Shipping Cost Efficiency and Competitiveness Reducing Congestion and […]

PIB Summaries 26 August 2023

CONTENTS Amrit Sarovar Mission Context: Recently, the Ministry of Rural Development has provided insights into the advancements made in the implementation of Mission Amrit Sarovar, an initiative aimed at enhancing water security across various regions. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Intervention Dimensions of the Article: About Amrit Sarovar Mission Ministries Involved: This Mission has been […]

PIB Summaries 25 August 2023

CONTENTS India Post Payments Bank Context: India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has marked a significant milestone in the world of banking services with its continued profit streak, demonstrating its commitment to sustainable financial inclusion and citizen empowerment. Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy About India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) ASTRA Missile Context: Recently, Tejas, Light Combat Aircraft […]

PIB Summaries 24 August 2023

CONTENTS Government e-Marketplace Context: Government e-Marketplace surpasses INR 1 lakh crore Gross Merchandise Value milestone in record time Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Intervention About Government e-Marketplace (GeM) Nodal: Ministry of Commerce and Industry The following are the objectives of the online platform: BRICS Context: Prime Minister landed in South Africa to take part in […]

PIB Summaries 23 August 2023

CONTENTS Green Hydrogen Context: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) recently defined a clear Green Hydrogen Standard, which establishes emission thresholds for hydrogen production categorized as ‘green’. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Green Hydrogen and its Emission Threshold Definition of Green Hydrogen: Emission Threshold: Methodology and Monitoring: India’s Initiatives to Promote Green Hydrogen National […]

PIB Summaries 22 August 2023

CONTENTS National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) Context: The Central Government recently approved the release of Rs 200 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund as advance assistance to Himachal Pradesh. Relevance: GS III: Disaster Management Dimensions of the Article: National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) Definition and Purpose: Funding and Management: Eligibility Criteria: Claiming Assistance: Decision […]

PIB Summaries 21 August 2023

Contents: Rajiv Gandhi Era Focus: Facts for Prelims Why in News? The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi paid tributes to the former Prime Minister, Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary today.   About Rajiv Gandhi: Rajiv Gandhi’s role in Indian history is complex and multifaceted, encompassing both achievements and challenges. His legacy continues to […]