India-Bhutan

Context: Celebrating 50-years of formalization of diplomatic ties between India and Bhutan, a two-day international conference on 8th century Himalayan sage Guru Padmasambhava was held in New Delhi that saw the participation of distinguished scholars from both countries. More details: The conference, organised by the Centre for Escalation of Peace (CEP) and titled ‘Life and Legacy of Guru Padmasambhava’, was Read More …

Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan Yojana

Context: The scheme announced in the Budget 2019 has proposed to launch the scheme for the unorganised sector workers with monthly income upto Rs 15,000. The Government will deposit equal matching share in the pension account of the worker every month. It is expected that at least 10 crore labourers Read More …

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi

Context: The Government is launching the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) to provide an assured income support to the small and marginal farmers,  About Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Under this programme, vulnerable landholding farmer families, having cultivable land upto 2 hectares, will be provided direct income support at the Read More …

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Govt. gives up on triple talaq Bill Interim Budget 2019: an exercise aimed at pleasing farmers, informal workers, salaried taxpayers Distributing the rewards of reform The return of targeted cash transfers Farm pension: just a drizzle in the drought? ₹500 crore for pension for unorganised labour Goyal unveils Vision 2030, Read More …