Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Context: Certain groups has asked to discontinue manual attendance for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) work sites with more than 20 workers and use a mobile phone-based application. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Health and Poverty related issues, Government Interventions and Policies, Issues arising out of the design and implementation of […]

A ‘Man’s Parliament’ Striving For An Inclusive India

Context In 1952, when the Indian Republic held its first Parliamentary session, 39 strong, intelligent, and passionate women leaders sat in the hallowed halls of power, challenging a centuries old tide of men’s dominance over the polity. Relevance GS-I: Role of Women and Women’s Organization, Population and Associated Issues, Poverty and Developmental issues, Urbanization, their […]

Scheme for Residential Education For Students in High schools in Targeted Areas

Focus: GS II- Welfare schemes Why in News? Recently, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched the scheme ‘SHRESHTA.’ About SHRESHTA The government has approved a new scheme named SHRESHTA (Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas) for the purpose of providing seats for the meritorious SC boys and girls in […]

National Apprenticeship Mela 2022

National Apprenticeship Mela 2022

Focus: GS III- Growth and Development Why in News? With an aim to connect the youth with more opportunities of on-ground training within corporates and further a chance to get employment , the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will be organising the Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela every month now on. About Apprenticeship Mela […]

PM Gati Shakti

PM Gati Shakti

Focus: GS II- Welfare schemes Why in News? Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles said that the world will emulate the example of PM Gati Shakti in the coming years.  About PM Gati Shakti: It will incorporate the infrastructure schemes of various Ministries and State Governments like […]

Accessible India Campaign

Context: The Central Advisory Board (CAB) on Disability, which is mandated to meet every six months under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, has not been reconstituted since the previous Board’s three-year term ended in November 2020 Relevance: GS II- Welfare Schemes Dimensions of the Article: About Accessible India Campaign About the Rights […]

A Case For Community-Oriented Health Services

Context India’s one million Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) volunteers have received World Health Organization’s Global Health Leaders Awards 2022. Relevance GS-II: Development Processes and the Development Industry — the Role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Dimensions of the Article Background of the ASHA Program A well […]

PM CARES Scheme for Children

PM CARES Scheme for Children

Context Recently, Prime Minister released benefits like scholarships and health insurance under the PM CARES for Children scheme to support children who lost their parents due to coronavirus during the pandemic. Relevance: GS II- Welfare Schmes Dimensions of the Article: About PM CARES For Children scheme: The Entitlements under the scheme include: About PM CARES […]