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The National Geospatial Policy, 2022

The National Geospatial Policy, 2022: After liberalizing the use of geospatial data under the draft geospatial data policy in February 2021, the Ministry of Science and Technology has notified the National Geospatial Policy, 2022. “The National Geospatial Policy, 2022 is a citizen-centric policy that seeks to strengthen the geospatial sector to support national development, economic […]

Free Foodgrains Scheme

Free Foodgrains Scheme:   The Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution issued a notification to provide free foodgrains (rice, wheat and coarse grains) to all eligible households under the National Food Security Act, 2013, for one year from January 1, 2023. The government, however, discontinued the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. […]

Vokkaligas, Lingayats Share In Reservation

Vokkaligas, Lingayats Share In Reservation: Karnataka has categorized the two dominant communities, Vokkaligas and Lingayats, as “moderately backward” from the “backward” category in a move that could increase their share in reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC). Karnataka currently has 32% quota for OBC, and 17% and 7% quota for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, […]

Butterflies Adaptation And Evolution Processes

Butterflies Adaptation And Evolution Processes: A new study has thrown light on many interesting aspects of butterflies’ adaptation and evolution processes. The study was conducted on several species of butterflies and their imitative traits in the Western Ghats in Karnataka. Highlights of the Study: The findings were categorised into three: Model Species: Those that are […]

Vibrant Village Programme

Vibrant Village Programme: Union Home Minister asks border-guarding forces to strengthen Vibrant Village Programme and ensure welfare programmes are implemented VVP was announced in the 2022-23 budget with an aim to enhance the infrastructure in border villages along India’s border with China. Activities include Housing, Tourism promotion, Road Infrastructure, Renewable Energy, livelihood generation etc. It […]