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  • Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension for BPL

    10 days ago
    Under the scheme, the widow’s pension will be provided to widows belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) households. Highlights: Under the scheme, the widow’s pension will be provided to widows belonging to Below Poverty Line households. This is a sub-scheme of the National Social Assistance Program (NSAP) of the Ministry of Rural Development. According to the scheme, the central assistance @ Rs. 300/- per month is provided to widows in the 40-79 age group. When they reach 80, the... Read More


    Child Protection Services Scheme Supports the Children

    10 days ago
    The Ministry of Women and Child Development, implements the Centrally-sponsored Child Protection Services (CPS) scheme (formerly the Integrated Child Protection scheme) under the protection of the Integrated Child Development Services scheme, to provide support for children in difficult circumstances in all states/UTs. About the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS): ♦ The Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) is a centrally sponsored scheme implemented by the Union Ministry... Read More
    Category: Schemes


    National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture - NeGPA

    10 days ago
    The National Agricultural e-Governance Plan has been postponed to March 2021. Highlights: ♦ National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture is a centrally sponsored scheme. ♦ National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture is Launched in 2010-11 out of 7 pilot states. From 2014-2015, it expanded to other states and 2 UTs. ♦ Scheme objective: to achieve rapid development in India through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) so that farmers can obtain information... Read More


    National Committee on Dam Safety

    10 days ago
    In 1987, the Indian government established the National Committee on Dam Safety (NCDS) for the first time. Since then, NCDS was reorganized in 1989, 1993, 1997, 2002 and 2015. Highlights: ♦ NCDS serves as a forum to exchange opinions on various issues related to dam safety. ♦ The Dam Safety Bill, 2019 was passed by the Lok Sabha in 2019, which proposed the establishment of a National Dam Safety Committee, headquartered in New Delhi, responsible for: -  ... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Women Excellence Award 2021 by SERB

    10 days ago
    SERB ( Science and Engineering Research Board) announces Women Excellence Award 2021. SERB awarded four young female researchers from the National Science Academies in recognition of their outstanding performance in science and engineering. Highlights: ♦ SERB awarded four young female researchers from the National Science Academies in recognition of their outstanding performance in science and engineering on the International Women’s and Girls’ Day in Science in... Read More


    Huge Optical Flare in BL Lacertae

    10 days ago
    Indian astronomers have detected a huge optical flare in one of the oldest astronomical objects, BL Lacertae blazar. Highlights: ♦ Indian astronomers report that this huge flare is provided by a supermassive black hole or blazar called BL Lacertae. Analysis of astronomers' reports can help track the source and mass of black holes. ♦ The Blazars or those who provide super-large black holes in distant galaxies are known for their complex emission mechanisms. ♦ And for... Read More


    CSI SIG E-Governance Award for Tribal Affairs

    10 days ago
    The Ministry of Tribal Affairs won the Appreciation Award in the 18th CSI SIG E-Governance Awards in 2020. About the award: ♦ The Computer Society of India (CSI) has established a series of awards to recognize the country’s contributions in the field of e-government. These awards are conducted by CSI-SIG eGov. ♦ The award aims to recognize efforts in the field of e-governance at the State, Department, Districts, and Project level. ♦ The Ministry was awarded for its... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav on 14th February

    10 days ago
    The 11th edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav will be unveiled on February 14. Highlights: ♦ Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav is the flagship festival of the Ministry of Culture. Since 2015, the event has been carried out with the active participation of Seven Zonal Culture Centres. ♦ These festivals have always played a pivotal role in bringing the vibrant Indian culture to the public, rather than confining it to auditoriums and galleries. ♦ It showcases the folk and... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Kalaripayattu Martial Art in Kerala

    10 days ago
    Kalaripayattu is a martial art that originated in Kerala from the 3rd century BC to the 2nd century AD. Kalaripayattu: Kalaripayattu is a martial art that belongs to Kerala. The term kalari first appeared in Sangam literature to describe battlefields and battlefields. It is also considered to be one of the oldest combat systems in existence. This practice is now practiced in the contiguous area of Tamil Nadu, Kerala. The Kalaripayattu technique includes a combination of steps (Chuvatu) and... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture


    Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2021 Passed on 12th February

    10 days ago
    Lok Sabha passed the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act 2021. The bill was passed by voice vote on February 12, 2021. Highlights: ♦ Minister of Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the bill in Lok Sabha on February 4, 2021, but the terms of the bill have passed a decree issued on November 4, 2020. ♦ The Minister of Law emphasized India wants to be an excellent hub for arbitration. Therefore, the government has passed the bill and is working hard to make India an... Read More


    Digital Insurance Policies to be Issued by Digilocker App

    10 days ago
    The Insurance Regulatory Authority of India (IRDAI) has recommended that all insurance companies use the government's Digilocker app to issue digital insurance policies. Highlights: ♦ Publishing policies through the Digilocker app will bring a better customer experience. Using this application, claims processing and policy resolution will be faster. This procedure will also reduce disputes and reduce fraud. ♦ To promote the adoption of Digi Locker in the insurance industry,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    MoU Between India and Japan on Training of Skilled Workers

    10 days ago
    On February 12, 2021, the Minister of State for Technological Development and Entrepreneurship Raj Kumar Singh stated in Rajya Sabha’s written reply that the Government of India and the Government of Japan in January 2021 signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC)for the training of skilled workers. Highlights: ♦ The Ministry of Commerce signed on the basic framework of the partnership. The agreement was signed to enable the "designated skilled worker" system to operate... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    Vigyan Jyoti Programme Started on 11th February

    10 days ago
    The second phase of the Vigyan Jyoti plan began on February 11, 2021. It started on the occasion of the International Women's and Girls' Day in Science. Highlights: ♦ The Vigyan Jyoti plan will promote the plan to encourage girls to become interested in science. This will also encourage them to build a career in STEM. ♦ The plan will be expanded to 50 regions in addition to the other 50 regions in India. Through the study of the past year, the situation will be improved... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Tholpavakkoothu by Robot in Kerala

    10 days ago
    A shadow puppet in Tholpavakkoothu, a famous temple art in Kerala, was animated by a robot. It is the traditional temple art of Kerala, which has its roots in Palakkad and surrounding areas. Highlights: ♦ Tholpavakkoothu is mainly confined to the Pulavar family in the Shoranur area of Palakkad. Among the ancient artworks of Kerala, tholpavakkoothu or shadow play occupies an important position. This is a model of cultural integration between the Aryans and Dravidians. ♦... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture


    Valentine's Day is Designated on 14 February

    10 days ago
    Valentine's Day is renowned on February 14 every year. This day is the anniversary of the death of St. Valentine. To celebrate this day, all lovers in the world express their feelings. People on valentine’s day exchange gifts, cards, chocolates, flowers and express their feelings. Background: The Valentine’s Day is to commemorate the death anniversary of the Christian martyr Saint Valentine. Valentine's Day is celebrated all over the world. In Australia, Argentina, the... Read More


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