Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0

Context The Union Minister for Human Resource Development has informed Lok Sabha about the progress of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA). Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0 Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0 is the upgraded version of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 1.0. The scheme is extended to all educational institutes; however, under UBA 2.0 Read More …

Soil Health Card Scheme

Context The Soil Health Card Scheme has completed 5 years since its launch. Soil Health Card Scheme Soil Health Card (SHC) is a Government of India’s scheme promoted by the Department of Agriculture & Co-operation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare. It is being implemented through the Department Read More …

Mission Shat Pratishat

Context The Punjab Education Department recently launched Mission Shat Pratishat to achieve 100 per cent result in classes 5, 8, 10, and 12 of government schools. The examination will be conducted by the Punjab School Education Board in another three months. The department has coined a slogan: “Asambhav Nu Sambhav Read More …

Mo Sarkar

Context : Odisha Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik launched his government’s new governance initiative ‘Mo Sarkar’ on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti About Mo Sarkar The objective of the ‘Mo Sarkar’ programme is to provide service with dignity to people who are coming to government offices for different purposes. The phone Read More …

Janaushadhi Sugam

Context Union Ministry for Chemicals and Fertilizers launched a mobile application “Janaushadhi Sugam”. About Janaushadhi Sugam It aims to enable people to search Janaushadhi generic medicines and the stores at the tip of their fingers. The mobile application would have user-friendly options like- to locate nearby Janaushadhi Kendra, direction guidance for location of Read More …

Integrated Online junction for School Education ‘Shagun’

Context Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched one of world’s largest Integrated Online Junction for – School Education ‘Shagun’ in New Delhi. About Shagun Portal School Education Shagun (URL: htpp://shagun.govt.in/) is an over-arching initiative to improve  school education system by creating a junction for all online portals and Read More …

SANKALP Scheme

Context Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship has reviewed the World Bank loan assisted “Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) programme. Participation in SANKALP All 36 States/ UTs across country have submitted their consent for participation in SANKALP. In addition to these State grants of Rs 10 Read More …

Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India Scheme

Context The Government of India has initiated a scheme known as “Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India (SPPEL)”, informed an MP in Parliament. About SPPEL Scheme Galvanized by the grim situation of lesser known languages in the country, the Scheme was instituted by Ministry of Human Resource Development Read More …

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY)

Context: Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) is a scheme for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category. This is a Central Sector Scheme, fully funded by the Central Government. The expenditure for implementation of the scheme will be met from the “Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund”. The Read More …

One Nation, One Ration Card and the hurdles ahead

Context: The Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution recently announced that the One Nation, One Ration Card scheme would be introduced from July 1, 2020. The scheme seeks to facilitate portability of subsidised food grains for internal migrant workers, provided their ration card is digitalised and linked with Aadhar. Read More …