PIB – 20 July 2021

Contents Indigenous Production of Defence Equipment Schemes for School Children and girls’ education Indigenous Production of Defence Equipment Context: Raksha Rajya Mantri in his reply in the Rajya Sabha said that the ‘Make in India’ scheme is implemented in defence sector to promote indigenous design, development and manufacture of defence items.  Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Internal […]

PIB – 19 July 2021

Contents School Innovation Ambassador Training Program Digital Platform Kisan Sarathi launched School Innovation Ambassador Training Program Context: Union education minister launched the ‘School Innovation Ambassador Training Program’ in July 2021. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Issues related to Education, Government Policies and Interventions, Welfare Schemes) Dimensions of the Article: About the ‘School Innovation Ambassador Training Program’ […]

PIB – 17 July 2021

UNIFIED MOBILE APPLICATION FOR NEW-AGE GOVERNANCE (UMANG) Focus: GS II- Governance Why in News? Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has taken various initiatives in the recent past to ease the lives of citizens by facilitating online delivery of Government services. To further enhance the initiatives of Digital India Programme, and keeping in view […]

PIB – 16 July 2021

COVID TEEKA SANG SURAKSHIT VAN, DHAN AUR UDDYAM Focus: GS III- Government Policies and Interventions Why in News? Minister of Tribal Affairs virtually launched the nationwide campaign “COVID Teeka Sang Surakshit Van, Dhan aur Uddyam”  to accelerate the pace of COVID vaccination among tribals in India. About COVID Teeka Sang Surakshit Van, Dhan aur Uddyam: […]

PIB – 15 July 2021

COMMISSION TO EXAMINE SUB-CATEGORIZATION OF OBC Focus: GS-II Social Justice Why in News? The Union Cabinet has approved the extension of the term of the Commission to examine the issue of Sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes. Commission for sub-categorization of OBCs G. Rohini Commission is constituted to examine the issue of Sub-categorization of Other Backward […]

PIB – 14 July 2021

SVAMITVA Focus: Government Policies and Interventions Why in news? Minister of Panchayati Raj & Rural Development, Minister of State for Panchayati Raj reviewed the progress made regarding implementation of SVAMITVA Scheme and e-Panchayat Programmes. About SVAMITVA SVAMITVA (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) scheme is a collaborative effort of the Ministry of […]

PIB – 13 July 2021

NATIONAL BANK FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT (NABARD) Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? Union Agriculture Minister addressed a webinar on 40th foundation day of National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD). About NABARD: It was established in 1982 on the recommendations of B. Sivaraman Committee to implement the National Bank for Agriculture […]

PIB – 12 July 2021

NATIONAL FISH FARMERS DAY Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? The National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) celebrated the National Fish Farmers Day virtually. Key details: The National Fish Farmers day is observed every year to demonstrate solidarity with all fisher folk, fish farmers and concerned stakeholders throughout the Country. This annual event is celebrated […]

PIB – 10 July 2021

SPARSH Focus: Facts for prelims Why in News ? Ministry of Defence implements web-based integrated system for sanction & disbursement of defence pension SPARSH (System for Pension Administration (Raksha)) About SPARSH SPARSH is an integrated system for automation of sanction and disbursement of defence pension. This web-based system processes pension claims and credits pension directly into the bank accounts […]

PIB – 09 July 2021

AGRICULTURE INFRASTRUCTURE FUND Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? The Union Cabinet chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister gave its approval to the following modifications in Central Sector Scheme of Financing Facility under ‘Agriculture Infrastructure Fund’. Key Details: Eligibility has now been extended to State Agencies/APMCs, National & State Federations of Cooperatives, Federations of Farmers […]