“Pradhan Mantri VAN DHAN Yojana” (PMVDY) is Helping Rural Tribal Forest Economy

What is the News? The Managing Director of TRIFED recently highlighted the role played by Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana in changing the rural forest-dwelling tribal economy. About Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana: The Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana in 2018, under the Forest Rights Act of 2005. Aim: To provide remunerative… Continue reading “Pradhan Mantri VAN DHAN Yojana” (PMVDY) is Helping Rural Tribal Forest Economy

“Large Area Certification Scheme”

What is the News? The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has conferred a land area in the Andaman and Nicobar with organic certification. This is the first large contiguous territory conferred with the organic certification under the ‘Large Area Certification’ (LAC) scheme. This is a scheme of the PGS-India (Participatory Guarantee System) certification program. Note:… Continue reading “Large Area Certification Scheme”

“Agriculture Infrastructure Fund” crosses Rs. 8,000 crore mark

What is the News? After receiving around 8,665 applications worth Rs. 8,216 core Agriculture Infrastructure Fund(AIF) has crossed the Rs.8000 crore mark. Sectors: The largest share of the fund has gone to Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) (58%). This is followed by agri-entrepreneurs (24%) and individual farmers (13%). States: Andhra Pradesh has received the highest… Continue reading “Agriculture Infrastructure Fund” crosses Rs. 8,000 crore mark

“Cybercrime Volunteer Programme” – No Centralised list of Volunteers Maintained

What is the News? Union Home Ministry has said that it does not maintain a centralised list of volunteers enrolled under the cybercrime volunteer programme. The ministry also said that it is because the police is a “State subject” under the 7th Schedule of the Constitution. What is the issue? A Right to Information Act(RTI)… Continue reading “Cybercrime Volunteer Programme” – No Centralised list of Volunteers Maintained

“Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana” – Centre to give 5 kg food grains free to poor

What is the News? The Union government announced that 5 kg of food grains would be provided to 80 crore beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) for the months of May and June 2021. About Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana(PMGKAY): Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana was announced as part of… Continue reading “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana” – Centre to give 5 kg food grains free to poor

“RoDTEP Scheme” -Delay in Notification of Rebate Rates

What is the News? Exporters are upset over the inordinate delay in the notification of the rates under the RoDTEP (Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products) Scheme. About Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products(RoDTEP) Scheme: Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced the RoDTEP scheme in the year 2020. It came into effect… Continue reading “RoDTEP Scheme” -Delay in Notification of Rebate Rates

“Global Youth Mobilization Initiative” launched by UN

What is the News?  United Nations agencies, youth organisations, and WHO have come together to launch the Global Youth Mobilization Initiative for local Solutions. About Global Youth Mobilization Initiative: World Health Organization and United Nations Foundation are supporting Global Youth Mobilization Initiative. Whereas, it is led by the world’s six largest youth organisations, including First, the… Continue reading “Global Youth Mobilization Initiative” launched by UN

“Vande Bharat Mission” Becomes One of Top Civilian Evacuation Mission

What is the News? Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) has become one of the largest evacuation missions of civilians by a country. About Vande Bharat Mission(VBM): Vande Bharat Mission started in May 2020 to bring back Indians stranded abroad due to COVID-19 and the resultant lockdowns. The first phase of the Vande Bharat mission aimed at destinations… Continue reading “Vande Bharat Mission” Becomes One of Top Civilian Evacuation Mission

“Startup India Seed Fund Scheme” launched

What is the News? Union Minister of Commerce & Industry launches the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS). About Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS): The scheme was announced during the Prarambh: the ‘Startup India International Summit’. Which marks the 5-year anniversary of the Startup India initiative. Objective: Firstly, Startup India Seed Fund Scheme(SISFS) aims to… Continue reading “Startup India Seed Fund Scheme” launched

“Gender Samvaad” Event Organised by Ministry of Rural Development

What is the News? The Ministry of Rural Development has organized the Gender Samvaad Event. About Gender Samvaad Event: Gender Samvaad is a cooperation between Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission(DAY-NRLM) and Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (IWWAGE). Aim: It aims to generate greater awareness about gender-related interventions under… Continue reading “Gender Samvaad” Event Organised by Ministry of Rural Development