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Q Why is it in News ?A Recently, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched ‘PM-DAKSH’ (Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi) Portal and ‘PM-DAKSH’ Mobile App to make the skill development schemes accessible to the target groups - Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Safai Karamcharis.Q What are some key details about PM-Daksh Scheme ? A PM-DAKSH Yojana is being implemented from the year 2020-21.Under this, eligible target groups are provided with the skill development training programmes ... Read More...

  Sep 23, 2021   Government Schemes

Today's Current Affairs Question:Which issues will be on the agenda from the Indian side for discussions with the US during PM Modi’s current visit? Read More...

  Sep 22, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, the Union Government approved the continuation of more than 1000 Fast Track Special Court (FTSCs) as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for two years (April 2021-March 2023).It includes 389 exclusive POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Courts.The Central share will be provided from the Nirbhaya Fund.Q What is background of this News ? A Fast track courts (FTCs) were first recommended by the Eleventh Finance Commission in 2000 "to substantially bring... Read More...

  Sep 22, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A  India lost more than 95% of its vulture population through the 1990s and by the mid-2000s. Today, the country requires urgent conservation efforts to save vultures from becoming extinct.Q What are some details about vultures ?A Vultures belong to the Accipitridae family whose members include eagles, hawks and kites.They are relatively social birds with an average lifespan of 10-30 years in the wild.Vultures are slow breeders and so the survival of every individual is very crucial.Generally, vultures rely on other carnivores ... Read More...

  Sep 22, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) noted that police stations pose the highest threat to human rights and dignity as custodial torture\violence and police atrocities still prevail despite constitutional guarantees.Q What is state of Custodial Violence in India ? A According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, between 2001 and 2018, only 26 policemen were convicted of custodial violence despite 1,727 such deaths being recorded in India.Only 4.3% of the 70 deaths in 2018 w... Read More...

  Sep 21, 2021   Indian Society & Social Justice

Q Why is it in News ?A The basis of exclusion of ‘creamy layer’ cannot be merely economic, a Supreme Court Bench has observed in their judgment, while referring to the court’s Indra Sawhney verdict of 1992.Q What was the case?A The court was hearing a petition challenging some notifications by the Haryana government sub-classifying backward classes solely on economic basis while fixing the criteria for creamy layer.The notifications said children of persons having “gross annual income” of up to ₹3 lakh annually would get the benefit of reservation in services and ... Read More...

  Sep 21, 2021   Economy

Q  Why is it in News ? A The Ministry of Finance has amended the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957 to exempt listed public sector companies from the minimum public shareholding norm.Q What are some details about this Amendment ? A About The Amendment:The government can now exempt any listed public sector enterprise from the Minimum Public Shareholding (MPS) norm, which mandates at least 25% public float for all listed entities.Rationale to the New Amendment:The framework... Read More...

  Sep 20, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A On August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that, by 2024, rice provided to the poor under any government scheme  PDS, mid-day-meal, anganwadi  will be fortified.Q What is need for nutrition security in India ? A 15.3 per cent of the country’s population is undernourished.India has the highest proportion of “stunted” (30 per cent) and “wasted” children (17.3 per cent) below five years of age, as per the FAO’s recent publication, ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2021’.These figures i... Read More...

  Sep 20, 2021   Economy

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, the Union Minister for Minority Affairs replied in the Parliament that a total number of 371 training centers under Gharib Nawaz Employment Scheme were opened across the country.Q What is Gharib Nawaz Employment Scheme ? A It was launched by the Ministry of Minority Affairs in 2017.Maulana Azad Education Foundation, an autonomous body under the aegis of Ministry of Minority Affairs, implements the Scheme.The main aim of this scheme is to provide short term job oriented skill dev... Read More...

  Sep 19, 2021   Government Schemes

Q Why is it in News ?A   Recently, a global collaborative investigative effort has revealed that, at least 300 individuals in India, were potentially identified for targeted surveillance using sophisticated spyware called Pegasus. However, the government has claimed that all interception in India takes place lawfully.Communication surveillance in India takes place primarily under two laws - the Telegraph Act, 1885 and the Information Technology Act, 2000.While the Telegraph Act deals with interception of calls, the IT Act was enacted to deal with surveillance of all electro... Read More...

  Sep 19, 2021   Polity

Q  Why is it in News ? A  Recently, the Union Cabinet has cleared the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) Bill, 2021.The failure of banks such as Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank, Yes Bank and Lakshmi Vilas Bank reignited the debate on the low level of insurance against the deposits held by customers in Indian banks.Deposit Insurance: It is a protection cover against losses accruing to bank deposits if a bank fails financially and has no money to pay its depositors and has to go in for liquidation.Cred... Read More...

  Sep 18, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A    Recently, the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021, was passed in the Rajya Sabha.The bill seeks to amend the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.Q  Why is the Amendment needed , what is its background ? A The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) audit of Child Care Institutions (CCIs) in 2020, 90% of which are run by NGOs, found that 39% CCIs were not registered, even after the 2015 amendment was brought in.It also found that ... Read More...

  Sep 18, 2021   Polity

Q  Why is it in News ? A    The first use of BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin), the vaccine against tuberculosis (TB) in humans has been completed for 100 years.Q What is Tuberculosis (TB)?A TB is a very ancient disease and has been documented to have existed in Egypt as early as 3000 BC.It is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, belonging to the Mycobacteriaceae family consisting of about 200 members.Some of these cause diseases like TB and leprosy in humans and others infect a wide range of animals. Mycobacteria are also widely ... Read More...

  Sep 17, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ?A Finance Minister has recently announced the framework for the National Monetization Pipeline (NMP) and its process is under discussion.Q What is Asset Monetization?A Asset Monetization involves the creation of new sources of revenue by unlocking of the value of hitherto unutilized or underutilized public assets.Internationally, it is recognized that public assets are a significant resource for all economies.Many public sector assets are sub-optimally utilized and could be appropriately monetized to create greater financial leverage and value fo... Read More...

  Sep 17, 2021   Economy

Today's Current Affairs Question:What challenges would India face if India were to implement a net-zero target by 2050  in the context of greenhouse gas emissions? Read More...

  Sep 21, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is the debate in India about “Clash of Civilisations”? Read More...

  Sep 20, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is Kyasanur forest disease ? Where is it spreading in India? What are the effects and remedies? Read More...

  Sep 18, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is AUKUS and how will it affect India? Read More...

  Sep 17, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Agristack will launch the next generation agriculture in India. Illustrate. Read More...

  Sep 16, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, the government introduced the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment Bill), 2021 in the Lok Sabha.The Bill is set to replace the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Amendment Ordinance 2021 promulgated in April 2021.It introduced an alternate insolvency resolution process for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with defaults up to Rs 1 crore called the Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process (PIRP).In March 2021 a sub-committee of the Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) recommended a pre-pack&... Read More...

  Sep 16, 2021   Economy