PIB – 31 July 2021

PRIME MINISTER FORMALIZATION OF THE MICRO FOOD PROCESSING ENTERPRISES SCHEME Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? The Central Government, in partnership with the State Governments, has launched “PM Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme” for providing financial, technical and business support for upgradation of micro food processing enterprises in the country. About […]

PIB – 30 July 2021

NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY 2020 Focus: GS II- Education Why in News? PM’s address to mark the first anniversary of National Education Policy 2020. History of National Education Policy I. Inspiration from Woods Dispatch 1854 Wood’s Dispatch is considered as ‘Magna-Carta’ of English Education. This proposal was based on Downward Infiltration theory. Vernacular languages were to […]

PIB – 29 July 2021

MISSION CHANDRAYAAN Focus: GS III- Space Why in News? Chandrayaan-3 is likely to be launched during third quarter of 2022. About Mission Chandrayaan: Key Findings of Chandrayaan-1 Confirmed presence of lunar water Evidence of lunar caves formed by an ancient lunar lava flow Past tectonic activity were found on the lunar surface. The faults and fractures […]

PIB – 28 July 2021

DHOLAVIRA Focus: GS I- Ancient History Why in News? India gets its 40th World Heritage Site. Dholavira, the Harappan City in the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List About the Harappan city of Dholavira Dholavira, a Harappan city, is one of the very few well preserved urban settlements in South Asia […]

PIB – 27 July 2021

SAMAGRA SHIKSHA SCHEME Focus: GS II- Education Why in News? Samagra Shiksha Scheme to improve the access, infrastructure and quality of education. About the scheme: Nodal: Ministry of Education Samagra Shiksha is an integrated scheme for school education extending from pre-school to class XII to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education at all levels of […]

PIB – 26 July 2021

KAKATIYA RUDRESHWARA TEMPLE Focus: GS I- Ancient History Why in News? India today gets its 39th World Heritage Site. The Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple, Telangana has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. About the Temple: Ramappa temple, a 13th century engineering marvel named after its architect, Ramappa, was proposed by the government as […]

PIB – 24 July 2021

BAL GANGADHAR TILAK Focus: GS I- Modern History Why in News? The Prime Minister has paid tribute to the great Lokmanya Tilak on his Jayanti. About Bal Gangadhar Tilak: Bal Gangadhar Tilak, commonly known as Lokamanya Tilak was a leader of the Indian independence movement and belonged to the extremist faction. He was also called […]

PIB – 23 July 2021

DRDO NEW GEN AKASH MISSILE (AKASH-NG) Focus: GS III- Defence Why in News ? The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight-tested the latest Akash surface-to-air missile system. The test was conducted from a test range off the Odisha coast. Key Facts The new version of the Akash missile (Akash-NG) can strike targets at […]

PIB – 22 July 2021

INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY BOARD OF INDIA (AMENDMENT) Focus: GS III- Indian Economy Why in News ? The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) notified the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2016. Key Highlights The amendment regulations enhance the discipline, transparency, and accountability in corporate […]

PIB – 21 July 2021

CONSUMER PROTECTION (E-COMMERCE) RULES 2020 PROPOSED AMENDMENT Focus: Government policies and Interventions Why in News ? For the purposes of preventing unfair trade practices in e-commerce Central Government had notified the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 with effect from 23 July 2020.  Proposed amendments: Chief Compliance Officer It aims to ensure compliance to their orders […]