About Eklavya Model Residential Schools

Focus: GS II- Vulnerable Sections Why in News? Finance Minister recently said that as many as 38,800 teachers will be hired for Ekalavya Model Residential Schools. About Eklavya Model Residential Schools: Objectives of EMRS: Features of EMRS

Prioritizing the Worker and their Dues in NREGA Reforms

Context Relevance: GS Paper-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Mains Question State governments have played a pivotal role in the successes and failures of NREGA, and any proposed reforms must be tabled in State assemblies in addition to Parliament. Discuss (250 Words) Key […]

All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2020-2021

Focus: GS II: Education Why in News? Ministry of Education recently released All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2020-2021 All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) Overview Highlights of AISHE 2020-2021:  

About Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS)

Focus: GS II: Government Schemes Why in News? The Food Corporation of India (FCI) will off load 30 LMT wheat from the Central pool stock to the market through various routes under the Open Market Sale Scheme (Domestic). About Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS) Food Corporation of India  

PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

Focus: GS II: Government schemes Why in News? The Centre has named its new free foodgrain scheme under the National Food Security Act, 2013, as ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY)’. PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana Differences from previous scheme: Implementation strategy

A Raincoat For Self-Employed People

Context The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the critical need for a universal social protection floor, which has been discussed and even internationally accepted for more than a decade but has received little serious attention from policymakers in most countries. Relevance GS Paper-2: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population Mains Question Traditional schemes are not viable […]

A Case For Increasing In The Retirement Age

Context Relevance GS Paper-1: Indian Society— Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. GS Paper-2: Welfare of vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States; mechanisms, laws, institutions constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections Mains Question An increased retirement age will not only put India on par with other countries, […]

Closing Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

Context Relevance: GS Paper-3: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security. Mains Question Why is the government correct not to extend the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana scheme? Comment (150 words) Highlights include: The Decision’s Justification: […]

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

Focus: GS II- Welfare Schemes Why in News? The Minister of State for Rural Development said a total of 7,22,276 Km road length has been constructed under various interventions of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) as on 16th December, 2022.  Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) PMGSY – Phase I PMGSY – Phase I […]