Arvind Virmani: Full-time Member of NITI Aayog
Dr. Arvind Virmani, a senior economist, was recently appointed as a full-time member of the NITI Aayog by the government.
Dr V K Saraswat, Professor Ramesh Chand, and Dr V K Paul are the current members.
About the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog)
It was established in 2015 to replace the Planning Commission.
It is an Executive Body (acts as a think tank and advisory body) with the goal of continuously
Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS)
The Union government is pushing for the establishment of 740 Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) for tribal children.
Issues with Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS):
In 1997-98, the EMRS model was first introduced.
Aim: To provide tribal students with quality education and residential facilities in remote areas.
To construct schools comparable to Jawahar Navoday Vidyalayas and Kendriya Vidyalayas.
Prior to 2018
All About DATA LOCALISATION
In order for economies to safeguard data during cross-border transfers, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recently emphasized the significance of data localization.
In its analysis, the UNCTAD discovered that companies that use the internet for international trade do better than those that do not.
Data localization: What is it?
Data localization refers to the storage of both important and non-critical data within th
Asian Diarrhoeal Disease and Nutrition Conference
Union Minister recently spoke at the 16th Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Disease and Nutrition (ASCODD) in Kolkata. Delegates from India and other South East Asian countries, African countries, the United States, and Europe participated virtually in the conference.
What are the Conference's Key Highlights?
The theme of the ASCODD was "Community participation in the prevention and control of cholera, typhoid, and other enteric
Status of Indian judiciary
Some experts recently suggested that India's judicial system be overhauled.
British colonial legacy: The Indian judicial system is based on recorded judicial precedents that were inherited from the British colonial legacy.
The Indian court system is hierarchical, with the Supreme Court of India, High Courts, and subordinate courts at the district, municipal, and village levels.
Article 141: The Supreme Court's decisions on the const
India's Mother Tongue Survey
The Ministry of Home Affairs recently completed the Mother Tongue Survey of India (MTSI), which included a field video of all 576 languages in the country.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIC) and the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) will document and preserve the linguistic data of the surveyed mother tongues in audio-video files.
About the MTSI:
The Mother Tongue Survey of India is a project that surveys the mo
National Population Register (NPR)
The National Population Register (NPR) database has to be updated nationwide, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
Demographic information about each family and person has to be gathered in order to account for changes brought on by birth, death, and migration.
NPR is a database that has a list of all regular citizens of the nation.
For the purposes of NPR, a person who has lived somewhere for at least
The Supreme Court Collegium system has recently come under fire from the Union Minister of Law and Justice for being opaque and without accountability.
The Indian Constitution's Articles 124(2) and 217 address the appointment of judges to the Supreme Court and High Courts, respectively.
How Did the Collegium System Develop?
Rather than being established by a law passed by Parliament or a clause in the Constitution, the Collegium system for the appointment
Ganga Utsav 2022
The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and the Ministry of Jal Shakti recently organised Ganga Utsav—The River Festivals 2022.
What is the 2022 Ganga Utsav?
To improve the Public - River Connection, the NMCG celebrates the event each year.
The National Ganga Council (NMCG) was established in 2016 to take the role of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NRGBA).
On the first day of Ganga Utsav 2021, the NMCG was listed in the Guinness Boo
Supreme Court Verdict on EWS Quota
EWS quota does not go against the basic structure: SC
The 103rd amendment to the Constitution, which added a 10% reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections, was recently upheld by the Supreme Court (EWS).
More information about the Supreme Court's ruling
Concerning "Exclusion of the Reserved Categories from the EWS Quota":
Issue: Critics contend that by excluding (Socially and Educationally Backward Classes)/OBCs