Ensuring A Sustainable Vaccination Programme

Context COVID-19, which disrupted supply chains across countries and in India too, marks an inflection point in the trajectory of immunization programmes. Relevance GS-II: Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Dimensions of the Article UIP: Showcasing India’s strength in managing large scale vaccination Why strong service […]

Everything You Should Know About PM Gati Shakti

About PM Gati Shakti

Focus: GS II- Welfare schemes Why in News? Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles said that nearly 400 comprehensive GIS based maps already prepared under PM GatiShakti National Master Plan.  About PM Gati Shakti: It will incorporate the infrastructure schemes of various Ministries and State Governments like […]

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban

Context:  1.21 crore houses have been sanctioned under the scheme till May 9 2022, of which 58.82 lakh houses have been completed/delivered. Relevance: GS II- Welfare Schemes Dimensions of the Article: What is the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban? What is the Beneficiary-led individual house construction/enhancements (BLC)? What is geotagging and is it mandatory under the […]

Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban 2.0  

Focus: GS II- Welfare schemes Why in News? Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0, under the aegis of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, has launched the ‘National Behaviour Change Communication Framework for Garbage Free Cities’ to strengthen the ongoing jan andolan for ‘Garbage Free Cities’. About National Behaviour Change Communication Framework for Garbage Free Cities: It […]

Fincluvation

Focus: GS III- Growth and Development Why in News? On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence & ongoing Azadi ka Amrit Mahotasav, India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), a 100% government owned entity under Department of Posts (DoP) announced the launch of Fincluvation. Fincluvation A joint initiative to collaborate with Fintech Startup community to co-create […]

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package

Focus: GS II- Welfare Schemes Why in News? The ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP), insurance scheme for Health Care Workers Fighting COVID-19’ has been extended for a further period of 180 days from 19th April, 2022. It has been decided to extend the policy so as to continue to provide the safety net to the […]

About PM Kisan

The Prime Minister has said that PM Kisan Samman Nidhi and other schemes related to agriculture are giving new strength to crores of farmers of our country. Underlining the strength of farmers, he said that when farmers become stronger, the nation prospers. Relevance: GS II- Welfare Schemes Dimensions of the Article: About PM KISAN Some […]

Centralising Tests

Context In line with the National Education Policy, government has decided to conduct Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for admission in the Under Graduate programs of all UGC-funded Central Universities (CU). Relevance GS-II: Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Dimensions of the Article About CUET Advantages […]

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana Scheme

Context: Maharashtra is the latest state to threaten to withdraw from the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yogna (PMFBY) if changes to it are not carried out. Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Telangana, Bihar, Gujarat, Punjab and West Bengal – all predominantly agriculture states – have already opted out of the scheme. Relevance: GS II- Welfare Schemes Dimensions […]

Working Women too, With a Dream of Good Childcare

Context A World Health Organization report has recently pointed out towards feminization of poverty due to informal nature of work. This has affected women’s maternal health and the health of her child. With 95% of Indian women being employed in the informal sector of the economy as per International Labour Organization, the issue becomes even more pertinent. […]