Data On Fatalities Due To Hydro-Meteorological Calamities

Data On Fatalities Caused Due To Hydro-Meteorological Calamities: The Union Home Ministry has released data on fatalities caused due to hydro-meteorological calamities. Hydro-meteorological calamities and hazards include flash floods, cloudburst and landslides Highlights: Nearly 6,800 people lost their lives in the country over the past three years due to hydro-meteorological calamities. West Bengal has recorded […]

Van Dhan Programme

Van Dhan Programme: The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has planned to set up 200 ‘Van Dhan’ producer companies in all the 27 states in the next five years with priority to the Aspirational Districts under the Van Dhan programme. Aspirational Districts are those districts in India that are affected by poor socio-economic indicators. The Transformation […]

IBSA (India, Brazil and South Africa) : Important Points

IBSA:   India organized the IBSA (India, Brazil and South Africa) Tourism Ministers’ virtual meeting. India is the current IBSA Chair. The IBSA is a trilateral, developmental initiative between India, Brazil and South Africa to promote South-South cooperation and exchange. The idea of South-South Cooperation (SSC) is not new. Its genesis can be traced back […]

Fortification Of Rice

Fortification Of Rice: Emphasising that malnutrition is a “hurdle” in the development of women and children, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced fortification of rice distributed under various government schemes including Public Distribution System (PDS) and Mid-Day-Meal scheme by 2024. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) defines the fortification as “deliberately increasing the […]

What is The Incel Movement?

The ‘Incel’ Movement: The ‘incel’ movement, a dangerous online subculture comprising men who identify as ‘involuntary celibates’ and regularly express deeply misogynistic views about women, is slowly becoming a threat to law and order, experts have warned. Incels are a largely online community of men who describe themselves as “involuntary celibates. Men who are part […]