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28 June,2022
INDIA'S GIG ECONOMY: NITI AAYOG REPORT

INDIA'S GIG ECONOMY: NITI AAYOG REPORT The NITI Aayog has released the report titled India's Booming Gig and Platform Economy. Gig economy In a gig economy, temporary, flexible jobs are on-trend and companies tend to hire independent contractors and freelancers instead of full-ti

PERFORMANCE GRADING INDEX FOR DISTRICT

PERFORMANCE GRADING INDEX FOR DISTRICT Department of School Education and Literacy under the Ministry of Education has released the Centre’s first-ever Performance Grading Index for the district (PGI-D) for the year 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. Ministry of education approve the release of th

27 June,2022
INTERNATIONAL MSME DAY

INTERNATIONAL MSME DAY International MSME Day is celebrated every year on the 27th of June throughout the world to highlight the importance of MSMEs and their crucial role in being the backbone of the country’s economy. KEY POINTS The United Nations designated 27th June as Micro, S

21 June,2022
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA The eighth International Day of Yoga was celebrated on 21 June 2022 across the world. The Theme for 2022 was ‘Yoga for Humanity’. The idea of the International Day of Yoga was given by India during the opening of the 69th session of the United Nations G

20 June,2022
NATIONAL AIR SPORTS POLICY 2022

NATIONAL AIR SPORTS POLICY 2022 The Ministry of Civil Aviation has launched National Air Sports Policy to promote sports events like aerobatics, hot-air ballooning, and paragliding. POTENTIAL OF AIR SPORTS ECOSYSTEM IN INDIA. The air sports ecosystem in India has the potential to generat

18 June,2022
AMENDMENT TO INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY BOARD OF INDIA

AMENDMENT TO INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY BOARD OF INDIA REGULATION 2017 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has amended the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Grievance and Complaint Handling Procedure) Regulations, 2017 and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Inspe

15 June,2022
YEARBOOK OF SIPRI 2022

YEARBOOK OF SIPRI 2022 The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2022, which evaluate the current state of armaments, disarmament, and the status of international security. SIPRI: SIPRI is an independent international body which

ASSESSMENT OF National e-Governance Service Delivery 2

ASSESSMENT OF National e-Governance Service Delivery 2021 Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions come up with the second edition of the National e-Governance Service Delivery Assessment 2021,( NeSDA 2021). NeSDA 2021: For Digital Government excellence, the National e-Governance

BENEFITS OF RICE FORTIFICATION

BENEFITS OF RICE FORTIFICATION Center to boost the supply of fortified rice started the second phase of the distribution of fortified rice from April 1. Its main aim is to supply the fortified rice to beneficiaries of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and the Pradhan Mantra Poshan

25 February,2022
Tax Evasion in India

What is Tax Evasion? Tax evasion is an activity that aims to hide, understate or falsely report income to reduce your tax liability. It comes under Tax fraud which consists not paying tax, paying less than what is due, not declaring cash transactions, fabricating income, falsifying deductions

04 February,2022
Everything about Transgender rights and schemes in India

Introduction  Indian Census never recognized third gender i.e. Transgender while collecting census data. But in 2011, data on Transgender was collected with details related to their employment, literacy and caste. As per the 2011 Census, the total population of Transgender is 4.88 lakhs

02 February,2022
Panchayats (Extension to the Schedule Areas) Act 1996

The Provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to the Schedule Areas) Act  1996 (PESA) PESA safeguards and preserves the traditions and customs of the people, and their cultural identity, community resources, customary mode of dispute resolution. PESA empowers Gram

01 February,2022
Difference between Petroleum, Natural Gas, LNG, LPG and H-CNG

Difference between Petroleum, Natural Gas, LNG, LPG and H-CNG Petroleum / Mineral oil Natural Gas Found in sedimentary rocks of marine origin Formed by decomposition of tiny marine creatures, plants & vegetation under mud, silt &

29 January,2022
Dr V Anantha Nageswaran: New Chief Economic Advisor

About Chief Economic Advisor The Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) is a post in Government of India and is equivalent to rank of Secretary to the Government of India. The CEA is head of Economic Division of the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. The CEA is

PLI Scheme for Textiles

Why in news? Taking steps forward towards the vision of an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, Government has approved the PLI Scheme for Textiles for MMF Apparel, MMF Fabrics and 10 segments/ products of Technical Textiles with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 10,683 crore. PLI scheme for Textiles

28 January,2022
Disinvestment in India

Why in news? The government is eyeing a sale of its residual stakes in erstwhile public sector firms like Paradeep Phosphates, Hindustan Zinc and Balco, which were privatised during the Atal Behari Vajpayee regime, a top finance ministry official said. The government still owns 49% stake

27 January,2022
National Biofuel Policy, 2018

About Ethanol: About 5% of the ethanol produced in the world in 2003 was actually a petroleum product. It is made by the catalytic hydration of ethylene with sulfuric acid as the catalyst. It can also be obtained via ethylene or acetylene, from calcium carbide, coal, oil gas, and other s

26 January,2022
Gaganyaan Mission

ISRO was targeting December, 2021 to launch the unmanned test mission of Gaganyaan project (earlier scheduled for December 2020). ISRO’s Gaganyaan is India's first manned space mission. It envisages sending three Indians to space by 2022. Four pilots have been selected for

25 January,2022
National Policy on Electronics, 2019

Objective of National Policy on Electronics, 2019 The Policy envisions positioning India as a global hub for Electronics System Design and Manufacturing - (ESDM) by promoting domestic manufacturing, skill development, start-up, export eco-system and improving ease of doing business for the ESD

24 January,2022
Welfare schemes of the Government promoting girls education

Welfare schemes of the Government promoting girls education Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEL), Ministry of Education is implementing various welfare schemes for incentives for girls education. Under the Samagra Shiksha, there is a provision of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidya

22 January,2022
Tiger Reserves in India

About Tiger Reserves: Tiger Reserves are protected areas that aim at conserving the habitat to ensure a viable population of the tigers along with their prey base in their habitat.                     &nbs

21 January,2022
National Electricity Policy-Revision

National Electricity Policy-Revision GS-Paper-3: Economic reform – UPSC PRELIMS – Mains Application The government has decided to revise the National Electricity Policy-NEP by invoking Section 3 of the Electricity Act, 2003. The 2003 Act mandates that the central government shall p

20 January,2022
National Commission on Safai Karamcharis (NCSK)

About National Commission on Safai Karamcharis (NCSK) The NCSK was established in the year 1993 as per the provisions of the NCSK Act 1993 initially for the period upto 31.3.1997. Later the validity of the Act was initially extended upto 31.3.2002 and thereafter upto 29.2.2004.  The NCSK

India - Central Asia Relations

Mapping of Central Asia Central Asia comprises of 5 countries given above between Caspian Sea and China.  Kazakhstan is the largest producer of Uranium and has huge gas and oil reserves as well. Uzbekistan is an important regional producer of gold along with Kyrgyzstan. Tajikist

Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Hydrogen Fuel is produced through Steam methane reforming: Extraction of hydrogen from methane. But these release CO2 and CO which leads to Climate change. Electrolysis: Separating hydrogen and oxygen atoms. HFC contains NOx as pollutants since Hydrogen (molecule) uses Nitrogen a

Manual Scavenging in India

Manual Scavenging Syllabus subtopic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Prelims and Mains

19 January,2022
Payment Banks and Small Finance Banks

Payment Banks Provides small savings and current accounts < 1 lakh, Mutual Funds, Insurance products, remittances to workers. They are differentiated or restricted banks. It was announced in Union Budget 2014-2015. It was based on the recommendations of the Nachiket Mor Committee


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