Free grain scheme needs to be backed by imports to cushion wheat prices

Source: The post is based on the article “Free grain scheme needs to be backed by imports to cushion wheat prices” published in the Indian Express on 3rd October 2022. Syllabus: GS 3: Indian economy. Relevance: About extending PMGKAY. News: Recently, the government has extended the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY-Phase VII) for… Continue reading Free grain scheme needs to be backed by imports to cushion wheat prices

To tackle malnutrition, mothers in Nandurbar learn breastfeeding method devised at IIT-B

Source: The post is based on the article “To tackle malnutrition, mothers in Nandurbar learn breastfeeding method devised at IIT-B” published in the Indian Express on 3rd October 2022. What is the News? A set of modified breastfeeding techniques developed at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B), is helping the children in Nandurbar district,… Continue reading To tackle malnutrition, mothers in Nandurbar learn breastfeeding method devised at IIT-B

Russia’s prolonged confrontation with the West is putting India’s strategic interests under stress

Source: The post is based on the article “Russia’s prolonged confrontation with the West is putting India’s strategic interests under stress” published in the Indian Express on 3rd October 2022. Syllabus: GS 2: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests. Relevance: Russian war and India’s stand. News: Recently, India… Continue reading Russia’s prolonged confrontation with the West is putting India’s strategic interests under stress

Tokenisation for credit and debit card transactions: What is it, and how does it help you?

Source: The post is based on the article “Tokenisation for credit and debit card transactions: What is it, and how does it help you?” published in the Indian Express on 3rd October 2022. What is the News? The Reserve Bank of India’s card-on-file (CoF) tokenisation norms have kicked in from October 1. What is tokenisation?… Continue reading Tokenisation for credit and debit card transactions: What is it, and how does it help you?

UGC clears ‘professors of practice’ in all colleges, universities: who are they and what will they do?

Source: The post is based on the article “UGC clears ‘professors of practice’ in all colleges, universities: who are they and what will they do?” published in the Indian Express on 3rd October 2022. What is the News? The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued new guidelines under which higher education institutes can create a… Continue reading UGC clears ‘professors of practice’ in all colleges, universities: who are they and what will they do?

Proposed trade promotion body to drive Indian exports

Source: The post is based on the article “Proposed trade promotion body to drive Indian exports” published in the Livemint on 3rd October 2022. What is the News? As a part of the government’s plan to revamp the department of commerce, the government proposed a dedicated trade promotion body. What is the need for the… Continue reading Proposed trade promotion body to drive Indian exports

What is Black cocaine, seized by the NCB in Mumbai?

Source: The post is based on the article “What is Black cocaine, seized by the NCB in Mumbai?” published in the Indian Express on 30th September 2022. What is the News? The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) recently arrested a Bolivian woman from Mumbai airport for allegedly carrying black cocaine. What is black cocaine? It is… Continue reading What is Black cocaine, seized by the NCB in Mumbai?

PM’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors – YUVA 2.0 – Launched

Source: The post is based on the article “PM’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors – YUVA 2.0 – Launched” published in PIB on 1st October 2022. What is the News? The government has recently launched YUVA 2.0 – Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors. What is YUVA scheme? Read here: “YUVA Scheme”- For Mentoring Young… Continue reading PM’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors – YUVA 2.0 – Launched

President of India Announces Results of Swachh Survekshan 2022

Source: The post is based on the following articles “President of India Announces Results of Swachh Survekshan 2022” published in PIB on 1st October 2022. “Telangana scoops Swachh Survekshan Gramin, 2022 award” published in The Hindu on 3rd October 2022. What is the News? The President of India has announced the Swachh Survekshan, 2022 rankings.… Continue reading President of India Announces Results of Swachh Survekshan 2022

Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) launches Telecom Technology Development Fund scheme

Source: The post is based on the article “Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) launches Telecom Technology Development Fund scheme” published in PIB on 1st October 2022. What is the News? Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF), a body under the Department of Telecommunications, officially launched Telecom Technology Development Fund (TTDF) Scheme. What is the reason for launching… Continue reading Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) launches Telecom Technology Development Fund scheme