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PIB Summaries 18 March 2024

CONTENTS Credit Assistance Program for Jan Aushadhi Kendras Context: The Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Health & Family Welfare has inaugurated a credit assistance program for Jan Aushadhi Kendras (JAK), with the objective of improving access to affordable medicines throughout India. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Credit […]

PIB Summaries 16 March 2024

CONTENTS Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme 2024 Context: The Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme 2024 (EMPS 2024) is introduced by the Ministry of Heavy Industries to boost the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in India, specifically targeting the electric two-wheeler and three-wheeler segments. Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme 2024 Electric Vehicles (EVs): […]

PIB Summaries 15 March 2024

CONTENTS National Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Snakebite Envenoming (NAP-SE) Context: Recently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched a National Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Snakebite Envenoming (NAP-SE), under the ‘One Health’ approach. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: National Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Snakebite Envenoming (NAP-SE): Aim: […]

PIB Summaries 14 March 2024

CONTENTS Sea Defenders-2024 Context: Recently, the maritime security exercise ‘Sea Defenders-2024’ was held between the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Relevance: GS III: Security Challenges About Sea Defenders-2024 The exercise encompassed a range of scenarios aimed at enhancing the capabilities of the participating coast guard units. Here […]

PIB Summaries 13 March 2024

CONTENTS  National Commission for Scheduled Castes Context: Shri Kishor Makwana assumes charge of Chairman National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: National Commission for Scheduled Castes Composition: Functions: Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Context: The Government of India recently initiated a scheme through the Bureau of […]

PIB Summaries 12 March 2024

CONTENTS Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Scheme Context The Union Cabinet extended the subsidy of Rs 300 per 14.2-kg cylinder under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) for up to 12 refills per year till the end of 2024-25.  Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Welfare Schemes, Government Policies & Interventions) Dimensions of the Article: Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Scheme […]

PIB Summaries 11 March 2024

CONTENTS Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA) Fellowships and Awards  Context: Recently, the President of India presented Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA) Fellowships and Awards for the years 2022 and 2023 in New Delhi. Relevance: GS I: Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship: Prestigious Honour: Eligibility Criteria: Fellowship Benefits: Recommendation Process: Seat Expansion: Sangeet Natak […]

PIB Summaries 09 March 2024

CONTENTS NITI For States’ Platform Context: The Minister of Communications, Railways, and Electronics & Information Technology will launch NITI Aayog’s NITI For States platform and Viksit Bharat Strategy Room’ at Rang Bhawan auditorium, New Delhi. Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About NITI For States’ Platform Objective: The platform serves […]

PIB Summaries 08 March 2024

CONTENTS Golden Jubilee Celebration of GCMMF and Amul’s Success: Prime Minister’s Highlights Context: The Prime Minister participated in the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) and emphasized the remarkable success of Anand Milk Union Limited (Amul), which is a product of GCMMF. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Evolution of Amul: Nurturing […]

PIB Summaries 07 March 2024

CONTENTS Preserving Heritage through GI Tags Context: The traditional crochet lace craft of Narasapur in Andhra Pradesh, along with Majuli masks and manuscript painting in Assam, has been granted Geographical Indications (GI) tags. These tags play a crucial role in safeguarding these unique crafts against competition and decline, ensuring their cultural significance endures. The GI […]