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Ayushman Bharat Health Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces: Keypoints

Ayushman Bharat health scheme for Central Armed Police Forces: Ayushman CAPF scheme was launched recently, extending the benefit of the central health insurance programme to the personnel of all armed police forces in the country. Key features of the scheme: Under this scheme, around 28 lakh personnel of CAPF, Assam Rifles and National Security Guard […]

50 Years of India – Bangladesh Relationship

50 Years of India Bangladesh Relations: Commemorating 50 years of the 1971 India-Pakistan war that led to the liberation of Bangladesh, a 122-member contingent of the Bangladesh Armed Forces has recently participated in the 72nd Republic Day parade. This year, India and Bangladesh are also celebrating 50 years of the establishment of their ties. This […]

World Economic Outlook Report 2021: Keypoints

World Economic Outlook: IMF The latest World Economic Outlook of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has estimated that India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will grow by 11.5% in the Financial Year (FY) 2021-22. India Specific Projections: FY 2020-21: For the current fiscal, the IMF had forecast a record 10.3% contraction. FY 2021-22: For the next […]

Global Investment Trends Monitor Report 2021: Keypoints

Investment Trends Monitor Report: UNCTAD: According to the recent Investment Trends Monitor Report issued by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) collapsed in 2020 by 42% to an estimated USD 859 billion from USD 1.5 trillion in 2019. Such a low level was last seen in the […]

What is Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) concept in the NCR.

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) concept: The redevelopment of the New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) has become the first project to be undertaken on the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) concept in the NCR. The project has been approved by the Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) which is a statutory body under the Ministry of Railways responsible for the […]

What is a a Legal Referendum in relation to Scotland?

Legal referendum: Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recently said she planned to hold a legal referendum on independence from Britain despite Westminster’s opposition, as an opinion poll showed a majority would vote yes. The referendum for Scottish independence was held in 2014. Scotland had voted to remain in the UK. The Act of Union between […]

First Anniversary of the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) agreement.

Bodoland: The BTAD district is currently spread over four districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri. As per the agreement, villages dominated by Bodos that were presently outside the BTAD would be included and those with a non-Bodo population would be excluded. The memorandum of settlement says that the criminal cases registered against members of […]

The Dhannipur Mosque Project launched on Republic Day

The Dhannipur Mosque: The Dhannipur mosque project was formally launched on Republic Day at the five-acre plot in Dhannipur village of Ayodhya Uttar Pradesh. The plot was allotted by the Uttar Pradesh government on the directions of the Supreme Court in the Babri Masjid Ram Janmabhoomi title suit. The Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) is overseeing […]

Govind Ballabh Pant Statue to be Unveiled – Keypoints

Govind Ballabh Pant: A statue of freedom fighter Govind Ballabh Pant that was removed from the Parliament premises recently would be unveiled at its new location, a roundabout opposite Gurdwara Rakab Ganj on Pandit Pant Marg in Delhi. Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant (1887 – 1961) was a lawyer, an Indian freedom fighter and one of […]