12 Mar, 2021
41 Min Read
|GS-I||Lingaraja Temple||Art and Culture|
|GS-II||Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act,1995||Governance|
|China’s dams on Brahmaputra||International Relations|
|GS-III||Lunar Polar Exploration mission (LUPEX)||S&T|
|PT Pointer||Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi||Government policies and interventions|
|Green Bonds||Biodiversity & Environment|
|Dumping Inert Waste in Bhatti Mines||Biodiversity & Environment|
|Miyawaki Technique||Biodiversity & Environment|
|IDBI Bank out of Prompt Corrective Action Framework||Economic Issues|
|Stand Up India Scheme||Government policies and interventions|
|India Not Part of Troika-plus-Pakistan Conference||International Relations|
Components of Lingaraj temple
Other Important Monuments in Odisha
Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act
Rule 6 of the Cable TV Network Rules:
Is it a public or private interest?
About the Project:
China’s Previous dam Projects:
Details of Rover and lander
The Union Cabinet approves the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi (PMSSN).
About Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi(PMSSN):
How will the fund be utilised?
Ayushman Bharat–PM Jan Arogya Yojana
National Health Protection Mission (AB-PMJAY)
Key components of AB-HWC:
The package of services envisaged at AB-HWC are:
Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana
National Health Mission
National Health Policy -2017
The green bond market in India includes:
Environmental Kuznets Curve:
As per the Environmental Kuznets Curve, the environment of a country degrades in the initial stages of industrial growth.
What is a Bond?
SDMC is seeking permission to dump material in 3 former mining pits in the sanctuary and one outside it.
Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary
In a year, a patch of land in Mumbai’s eastern suburbs has become a testament to creating the “urban forests” through the Miyawaki technique.
Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has taken out IDBI Bank from the prompt corrective action(PCA) framework subject to certain conditions.
Prompt corrective action Framework:
When was the PCA framework introduced?
When does RBI invoke PCA?
What are the restrictions on Banks when PCA is invoked?
The government has informed the Lok Sabha that 81% of the accounts under the Stand Up India Scheme belong to women entrepreneurs.
Stand Up India Scheme:
Russia has planned to hold a Troika-plus-Pakistan conference on Afghanistan in Moscow, Russia.
About the Troika-plus-Pakistan Conference:
Why was India excluded from the conference?
Doha Peace Accord:
Data on Special Economic Zones(SEZ) The Special Economic Zones (SEZs) policy was launched in April 2000. The Special Economic Zones Act was enacted in 2005. The amount of land that the proposal requires will determine what type of SEZ it will be. Some of the different types are: M
Exercise Dustlik-II between India and Uzbekistan Exercise Dustlik-II between India and Uzbekistan will be held in Uttarakhand from March 10 to 19. About Exercise Dustlik-II: Exercise Dustlik is a military exercise between the Indian Army and Uzbekistan Army. First Edition: Th
US-Afghanistan Doha Peace Talks The U.S Secretary of State has confirmed the US intention to fully withdraw all forces from Afghanistan as per the Doha Agreement. About Doha Agreement: In 2020, the United States signed a historic deal with the Taliban. aiming to end the 18-year-war in
Mobilising Electric Vehicle Financing in India Report by NITI Aayog NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute(RMI) India jointly releases a new report titled ‘Mobilising Electric Vehicle Financing in India’. Aim: The report highlights the role of finance in India’s transi
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development has submitted its report to the Lok Sabha. It suggests that the Central Government must increase the small number of pensions provided for poor senior citizens, widows and disabled people under the National Social Assistance Programme(N
Unlawful Activities [Prevention] Act The Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) informed Lok Sabha about the number of cases registered under the Unlawful Activities [Prevention] Act(UAPA) in 2019. About Unlawful Activities [Prevention] Act(UAPA): UAPA was introduced in 1967 to target secess
Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission SPMRM is a scheme launched by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) in 2016 to deliver integrated project-based infrastructure in rural areas, which will also include the development of economic activities and skill development. A
Sattras in Assam Political parties often go to different Sattras to seek the blessings of Sankardeva. About Sattras: Sattras are monastic institutions in Assam. They were created as part of the 16th century Neo-Vaishnavite reformist movement. Movements started by the Vaishnavite
Environment Regulation redux Introduction The Supreme Court’s notice to the Centre on a public interest plea to set up a National environmental regulator under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 revives an issue that successive governments have preferred to ignore, in spite of spe
The food subsidy bill- Need to be revamped Rising subsidy bill The Economic Survey, tabled in Parliament in January, rightly flagged the issue of a growing food subsidy bill, which, in the words of the government, “is becoming unmanageably large.” Food subsidy, coupled with th
Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) report Introduction While the country is divided on the need for the three new farm laws, the fact remains that farmers, mainly smallholders, across India continue to face various constraints in carrying out farming a
Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act cases rose by 72% from 2015 There has been over a 72% increase in the number of persons arrested under the UAPA (Unlawful Activities [Prevention] Act) in 2019 compared to the year 2015, data provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in the Lok Sabha sh
Patriarchal mind-set within the Judiciary NCRB data on women related crimes A survey by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in 2018 had rated India as the most dangerous country for women. According to a National Crime Records Bureau report (2019) as many as 32,032 rapes were reported in 2019
Fire accidents Introduction The blaze in the Eastern Railway headquarters in Kolkata on the evening of March 8, which killed at least nine people, is particularly egregious because it took place in a modern multi-storeyed special building. The fire accident has also taken the lives of a
National Social Assistance Programme NSAP stands for National Social Assistance Programme. NSAP was launched on 15th August 1995. It is under the Ministry of Rural Development. The National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) represents a significant step toward the fulfilment of the Dir
Quad grouping: strategic opportunity or quagmire? Introduction The grouping neither shares a strategic vision nor is it animated by a shared agenda Details Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has remarked that the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, known briefly as Quad, would
Central forces without regular heads-Internal Security Context Many Central forces are functioning without regular chiefs, which could impact their efficiency The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), with a strength of 3.5 lakh, is headless following the previous incumbent Dr. A.P. Mahesh
Small Satellite Launch Vehicle Planned by ISRO for April 2021 The maiden flight of the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) - ISRO’s compact launcher - will be made soon. SSLV will meet the “launch on demand” requirements in a cost-effective manner for small satellites
Dams on Brahmaputra River Cleared in China's 5-Year Plan A draft of 14th China’s new Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) has permitted the first dams to be built on the lower basin of the Yarlung Zangbo river (Brahmaputra’s name in Tibet) before it flows into India. It calls
External Trade COVID-19 pandemic led to a sharp decline in global trade, lower commodity prices and tighter external financing conditions with implications for current account balances and currencies of different countries. • &nbs
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