Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Workers fighting COVID-19 extended for a further period of 180 days

What is the News? Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP): Insurance Scheme for Health Care Workers Fighting COVID-19 has been extended for 180 days with effect from October 21,2021.So far, 1,351 claims have been paid under the scheme. About Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for health workers Fighting Covid-19 Launched by: It is… Continue reading Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Workers fighting COVID-19 extended for a further period of 180 days

One Nation One Ration Card: Good intention but implementation may be difficult

Synopsis: The One Nation One Ration Card scheme has many benefits, but it also has a few practical challenges that need to be addressed. Introduction Many welfare schemes are designed with good intentions but encounter many (expected and unexpected) hurdles at the time of their implementation. One such scheme is the One Nation One Ration… Continue reading One Nation One Ration Card: Good intention but implementation may be difficult

Union Ayush Minister inaugurates ‘Ayush Van’ in Gandhidham

What is the News? Union Minister of AYUSH has inaugurated Ayush Van. What is Ayush Van? Ayush Van is a dedicated forest for Ayurvedic plants. It is located at the Deendayal Port Trust (DPT) in Kutch, Gujarat. The Ayush Van was set up in 30 acres of land allotted by DPT in a green-belt area… Continue reading Union Ayush Minister inaugurates ‘Ayush Van’ in Gandhidham

Doctor cure thyself: On revising queerphobic medical textbooks

Synopsis: The social issues in India are not just societal problems, but also ingrained deepens our educational system. Introduction Recently National Medical Commission has issued an advisory to all medical universities and colleges. It asked them to bring changes in the teaching methods and opt methods that are not derogatory to the LGBTQIA+ community. What… Continue reading Doctor cure thyself: On revising queerphobic medical textbooks

Padma Vibhushan Dr. Teejan Bai inspires mentees and mentors of GOAL program of Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Facebook India

What is the News? Dr. Teejan Bai, a Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan awardee addressed the Mentees and Mentors of the GOAL program as part of the Inspiration Masterclass on GOAL Program. What is the GOAL Program about? Going Online as Leaders(GOAL) Program was launched by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) and… Continue reading Padma Vibhushan Dr. Teejan Bai inspires mentees and mentors of GOAL program of Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Facebook India

How loopholes in Aadhaar-enabled payments are putting poor people at risk of being swindled

Synopsis: Given the need for financial inclusion, resolving the issue in the AePS model is vital. Introduction The government of India launched Aadhaar enabled Payment System which is coupled with the Business correspondent model. It was supposed to revitalize financial inclusion in India. However, it faces many challenges. What is the Aadhaar enabled Payment System… Continue reading How loopholes in Aadhaar-enabled payments are putting poor people at risk of being swindled

The proposal to link Aadhaar with Voter ID is unconstitutional

Synopsis: Recently, ECI proposed de-duplication of Voter ID by linking it with Aadhar. This needs careful consideration. Introduction This week marks 3 years of the Puttaswamy judgement. In the Judgement, a constitutional bench of the Supreme Court (SC) had reduced the scope of the Aadhaar project to contain its risks to the privacy of citizens.… Continue reading The proposal to link Aadhaar with Voter ID is unconstitutional

Senior Able Citizens for Re Employment in Dignity (SACRED) Portal

What is the news? The Union government is all set to develop a job portal for senior citizens. The portal named, ‘Senior Able Citizens for Re Employment in Dignity‘ (SACRED), will bring the employment seeking senior citizens (above 60 years of age) and employment providers on one platform. What is the need for the SACRED… Continue reading Senior Able Citizens for Re Employment in Dignity (SACRED) Portal

Cabinet approves Continuation/Modifications of Centrally Sponsored National Scheme for PM POSHAN in School For five more years

What is the News? The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of the ‘National Scheme for PM POSHAN in Schools’ for five years from 2021-22 to 2025-26. What is the National Scheme for PM POSHAN in Schools? This scheme will replace the existing national programme for mid-day meals in schools or Mid-day Meal Scheme. Aim… Continue reading Cabinet approves Continuation/Modifications of Centrally Sponsored National Scheme for PM POSHAN in School For five more years

“COVID Teeka Sang Surakshit Van, DhanaurUddyam” was launched to accelerate the pace of Covid vaccination among tribal communities

What is the News? The Union Minister for Tribal Affairs has launched the “COVID Teeka Sang Surakshit Van, DhanaurUddyam” campaign. What is the “COVID Teeka Sang Surakshit Van, DhanaurUddyam” campaign? Aim: To accelerate the pace of Covid vaccination among tribal communities of India.  Under the campaign, the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED)… Continue reading “COVID Teeka Sang Surakshit Van, DhanaurUddyam” was launched to accelerate the pace of Covid vaccination among tribal communities