Category: UPSC

The Sports Ministry to establish 6 new Khelo India Centre of Excellence (KISCE) in Meghalaya and 5 more states

Under the flagship Khelo India Scheme, the Sports Ministry is program to establish the Khelo India Centre of Excellence (KISCE) in Meghalaya and five more states. Apart from Meghalaya, five other states of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Sikkim have been recognized in the second stage. The

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The Government passed Labour Code Bills

The Rajya Sabha also passed the three Labour codes namely, -> Industrial Relation Code, 2020 -> Code on Occupational Safety, Health & Working Conditions Code, 2020 -> Social Security Code, 2020 Shri Gangawar described the Bills during discussion on the bill as historic game changer which will harmonize the needs of workers, industries and other

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In a first, Indian Navy selected two Women officer as Airborne Tacticians to operate the helicopter

The Indian Navy announced the selection of two women officers as observer in the helicopter stream. Lieutenant Kumundini Tyagi and Sub Lieutenant Riti Singh will be the first women officers in the Indian Navy who would operate from warships. Earlier, till 1992, women officers were appointed in the Navy only in the medical stream from

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Government increases Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Rabi Crops

The Indian Government on 21st September 2020 declared an increases in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for six rabi crops up to six percent for 2020-21. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister approved the MSPs of six rabi crops. The Minimum Support Price (MSP) of wheat has been increased by Rs.

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कृषी विधेयक २०२० – केंद्र सरकारने तीन कृषी विधेयक मंजूर केली

लोकसभेच्या पावसाळी अधिवेशनात ५ जून २०२० रोजी जारी करण्यात आलेल्या अध्यादेशांची जागा घेणारी तीन कृषी विधेयक मंजूर केली – १. शेतकरी उत्पादने व्यापार व वाणिज्य (प्रोत्साहन व सुविधा) विधेयक, २०२० 2. २०२० शेतकरी (हक्क आणि सुरक्षा) किंमत हमी आणि कृषी सेवा करार विधेयक, २०२० 3. अत्यावश्यक वस्तू (दुरुस्ती) विधेयक, २०२० केंद्रीय कृषी व शेतकरी कल्याण,

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Farm Bill 2020 : Centre introduced three farm bills

The Monsoon session of Lok Sabha passed the three agriculture bills which replaced the ordinances promulgated on 5th June 2020 – 1. The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 2. The Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Service Bill, 2020 3. The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020

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Gilgit-Baltistan

News Pakistan has pronounced to elevate Gilgit-Baltistan’s status to that a full-fledged province with all constitutional rights, a Pakistani media report on Thursday quoted a senior minister as saying. India has clearly conveyed to Pakistan that the entire union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, including the areas of Gilgit and Baltistan, are integral

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Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state

Barbados has announced its plan to remove Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic. The Prime Minister Mia Mottley said Barbadians wanted a Barbadian head of state. It aims to make the process in time for the 55th anniversary of independence from Britain, in November 2021. About Barbados Barbados, island country

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Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme

About : Government of India announced the “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19” on 30th March 2020 for 90 days. It has now been extended for an additional 180 days. This scheme provides an Insurance cover of Rs. 50 lakh to healthcare providers. This scheme covers loss of life and

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What is MPLADS Fund

Background  Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) is a scheme framed by Government of India on 23rd December 1993. Initially, the MPLADS was under the control of the Ministry of Rural Development. In 1994, the scheme was transferred to the Ministry of Statistic and Program Implementation. The Guidelines are revised from time to

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