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UN Human Rights Council : The U.S. Has Announced Plans To Re-engage

UN Human Rights Council:   The U.S. has announced plans to reengage with the UN Human Rights Council that former President Donald Trump withdrew from almost three years ago. UNHRC was reconstituted from its predecessor organization, the UN Commission on Human Rights to help overcome the “credibility deficit” of the previous organization. Headquartered in Geneva, […]

Eco-Sensitive Zone Around Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary : Draft Notification

Eco-Sensitive Zone Around Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary: The draft notification of the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on an Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) which runs around the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) has triggered protests in Wayanad (Kerala). Draft Notification: The 118.5 sq km area has been earmarked as an Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ), of which […]

Modifications In Pre And Post Matric Scholarship Schemes : Key Points

Modifications In Pre And Post Matric Scholarship Schemes: Department of Social Justice & Empowerment informed Lok Sabha about the Modifications in Pre and Post Matric Scholarship Schemes. The scheme-wise important changes introduced are as follows: Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC students: The funding pattern under the scheme was revised from the concept of committed liability to […]

What is National Monsoon Mission? Targets

National Monsoon Mission: Minister of Earth Science informed Rajya Sabha about National Monsoon Mission. Under the Monsoon Mission, Ministry has developed state-of-the-art weather and climate prediction models, which are now in operational use. These models include models for short-range to medium range (1-10 days), extended-range (10days to 30 days), and seasonal (up to one season). […]

National AYUSH Mission (NAM) : Highlights

National AYUSH Mission (NAM): Central Government is implementing Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) through States/UTs for development and promotion of AYUSH systems of medicine including Ayurvedic system. The Mission inter-alia makes the following provisions for the promotion of AYUSH systems including the Ayurvedic system: Co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centers […]

Major Ports Authorities Bill, 2020 – Significance | Provisions

Major Ports Authorities Bill – 2020: The “Major Ports Authorities Bill, 2020” was passed in the Rajya Sabha on February 10, 2020. The bill was passed using the ballot votes. Significance of the Bill: The Union minister of state for ports, shipping, and waterways, Mansukh Mandaviya, highlighted that the bill will encourage good competition within […]

Uttarakhand Glacier Burst : Images Released By ISRO

Uttarakhand Glacier Burst: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released the first images of the glacier burst that happened in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The glacial burst has so far caused 32 lives. After the incident, more than a hundred people are still missing. The satellite images show that flash floods were reported […]

Formation And Promotion Of 10,000 Farmer Produce Organizations (FPOs) Scheme

Formation And Promotion Of 10,000 Farmer Produce Organizations (FPOs): The Government of India has launched a new Central Sector Scheme called the “Formation and Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Produce Organizations (FPOs)”. Highlights: The scheme has been launched with a clear strategy and committed resources in order to form and promote 10,000 new FPOs across India. […]

Lancet Report 2021 : Highlights

The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change has published its new research in Lancet Planetary Health Journal recently. The report has highlighted the benefits of the adoption of the Paris Agreement to health. It highlights that the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are inconsistent with the Paris […]