PM Swanidhi Scheme

Context Union Government launched PM SVANIDHI – Pradhan Mantri Street Vendor’s Atmanirbhar Nidhi – a special micro-credit facility scheme for providing affordable loan to street vendors. The scheme is aimed at enabling the street vendors to resume their livelihoods that have been adversely affected due to COVID-19 lockdown. About the Read More …

[PIB] Weekly Analysis for UPSC CSE I May 08-14 2020 I IAS ABHIYAN

Press Information Bureau for IAS/UPSC Exam Weekly Analysis May 08-14 2020 Technology Interventions for Disabled and Elderly (TIDE) Recently the Department of Science and Technology has taken several initiatives to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 among Divyangjan and Elderly and identified various challenges faced by them for finding technological solutions. Read More …

[PIB] Weekly Analysis for UPSC CSE I May 01-07 2020 I IAS ABHIYAN

Press Information Bureau for IAS/UPSC Exam Weekly Analysis May 01-07 2020 Zanskar Catchment Area The scientists and students from the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) have explored the Zanskar catchment area. The study was conducted to understand the landform evolution in transitional climatic zones, using morphostratigraphy, Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating and provenance Read More …

[PIB] Kisan Sabha App

Context In present situation of COVID 19, farmers are looking for help in their harvest reaching the market, seed/ fertilizer procurement, etc. A robust supply chain management is urgently required to facilitate the timely delivery of the produce at the best possible prices. About Kisan Sabha App Kisan Sabha App Read More …

[PIB] Year of Awareness on Science & Health (YASH) Program

Context Recently National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) has launched a programme on health and risk communication ‘Year of Awareness on Science & Health (YASH)’ with focus on COVID-19. About YASH Program YASH is a comprehensive and effective science and health communication effort for promoting grass-root level appreciation Read More …

River erosion in Ladakh Himalayas

Context Scientists and students from Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), an autonomous institute under the Department of Science &Technology,Govt. of India studied rivers in Ladakh Himalaya, bringing out 35 thousand-year history of river erosion and identified hotspots of erosion and wide valleys that act a buffer zones. The study Read More …

Scheme for Rebate of State Levies (RoSL)

Context Government of India (GoI) has approved the Rebate of State Levies (RoSL) scheme to support the textile sector to boost increase the competitiveness among the global market and create new employment opportunities. Outline of RoSL In the year 2015, GoI implemented Merchandise Exports from India (MEIS) and Service Exports from Read More …

NIF boosts new varieties of Anthurium

Context D Vasini Bai, a women innovator from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, has developed ten varieties of Anthurium, a flower with high market value, by cross-pollination. About Anthurium Anthurium (Anthurium spp.) is a vast group of beautiful blooming plants available in a wide range of colors. The plants of the varieties are having high demands due to Read More …

VidyaDaan 2.0

Context The Union Human Resource Development Minister e-launched VidyaDaan 2.0 program for inviting e-learning content contributions in New Delhi. The programme has been launched due to the increasing requirement  for  e-learning content for students(both school and higher education) especially  in the  backdrop of situation arising out of Covid- 19 and Read More …

Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS)

Context The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister, has given itsapprovalfor fixation of Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) rates for Phosphaticand Potassic (P&K) Fertilizers for the year 2020-21. Details: The CCEA also approved the inclusion of a complex fertilizer namely Ammonium Phosphate (NP 14:28:0:0) under the NBS Scheme. Read More …