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PM-DAKSH Scheme : Key Points

PM-DAKSH Scheme: The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has informed the Lok Sabha that the amount of funds earmarked under PM-DAKSH (Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi) Yojana during 2020-21 and 2021-22 are Rs.44.79 crores and Rs.79.48 crores respectively. Earlier, the Ministry launched ‘PM-DAKSH’ Portal and ‘PM-DAKSH’ Mobile App to make the skill […]

New Microfinance Lending Norms: RBI

New Microfinance Lending Norms: RBI RBI has released new microfinance lending norms. As per these norms: All entities, banks, non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), and microfinance institutions (MFIs) are subject to the same regulations. A microfinance loan is defined by the RBI as a ‘collateral-free’ loan granted to a household with an annual household income of […]

Greenhouse Horticulture: Important Points

What Is Greenhouse Horticulture? The India Greenhouse Horticulture market held a market value of USD 190.84 Million in 2021 and is estimated to reach USD 271.25 Million by the year 2030. The market is expected to register a growth rate of 4.19% over the projected period. In 2021, India’s greenhouse horticulture production was 27.71 million […]

What Is AgriStack?

What Is AgriStack? The government is working on a digital ‘stack’ of agricultural datasets, with its core as land records. But, such a centralised stack will use old and inaccurate land records; farmers’ personal and financial details will be used without a strong data protection law; and rural areas have a low level of digital […]

Webinar On Act East Policy

A Webinar On Act East Policy: A webinar was recently organised on “Act East Policy”. India’s ‘Act East’ policy is a diplomatic initiative to promote economic, strategic and cultural relations with the vast Asia-Pacific region at different levels. It is considered as the modern version of the ‘Look East Policy’ which was launched in 1991 […]

International Day To Combat Islamophobia

International Day To Combat Islamophobia: As the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to proclaim March 15 as the International Day to Combat Islamophobia, India expressed concern over phobia against “one religion being elevated to the level of an international day”. India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T.S. Tirumurti said in the General […]