Rohini Commission on OBCs : Tenure Extended

Rohini Commission: The Centre has extended the tenure of The Commission to Examine Sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) headed by Justice G Rohini, former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. The commission now has until July 31 to submit its report. OBCs are granted 27% reservation in jobs and education under the central government. […]

Registration Of Political Parties : Latest Data

Registration Of Political Parties: As per Association For Democratic Reforms (ADR)’s latest report: The contribution reports of only 78 (3.39%) of the total 2,301 registered unrecognized political parties are available in the public domain for 2018-19. The reports of only 82 such parties (3.56%) for 2017-18 are uploaded on the respective State Chief Electoral Officers’ […]

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) : Approval Of Flying Drones

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY): To ensure timely settlements of claims under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has approved the proposal of the department of agriculture for flying drones over 100 districts growing rice and wheat. This is the first remote sensing technology based largest pilot […]

Direct Access To Its Government Securities Trading Platform : RBI

Direct Access To Its Government Securities Trading Platform: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given small investors direct access to its government securities trading platform. Now, Retail investors can directly open their gilt accounts with RBI, and trade in government securities. What is the need for the current proposal, then? The g-sec market is […]

RBI Monetary Policy 2021 : GDP Forecast

RBI Monetary Policy 2021: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has forecasted that real Gross Domestic Product (GDP), hit by the Covid pandemic in 2020-21, is expected to grow by 10.5% in 2021-22. RBI had previously introduced a number of measures in its Monetary Policy Report for dealing with the Covid-19 induced economic setback. GDP […]

Three New Fighter Jets For The Air Force And Navy 2021

Three New Fighter Jets: According to the Ministry of Defence, three new fighter jets will be flying by 2026, of which two will be for the Air Force and one for the Navy. This includes a new LCA (the Mk-2 version) and AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft) for the Air Force and the TEDBF (Twin-Engine […]

Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) : Haryana’s Unique Identity Card Scheme

Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) Scheme: There has been a privacy concern with respect to Haryana’s Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) Scheme. Although enrollment under the scheme is voluntary, the precondition of linking it to get the benefit of many essential services has raised serious concerns about the scheme. Current Issue: Although the enrollment under the PPP […]

Unified Portal of Gobardhan – Key Points | Objective

Unified Portal of Gobardhan: A Unified Portal of Gobardhan has been launched to ensure smooth implementation of Biogas schemes/initiatives and their real-time tracking. Objectives: Ensure close coordination with various Departments/Ministries for smooth implementation of Biogas schemes/initiatives and their real-time tracking. Coordinated by: The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation under the Swachh Bharat Mission – […]

Guidelines For Floating Structures by Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways

Guidelines For Floating Structures: Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways have issued the guidelines for floating structures with a vision to set up world-class floating infrastructure all along the coastline in the upcoming projects. The guidelines set out technical aspects for implementation of Floating Jetties or Platforms for Marinas, Minor Harbors, Fishing Harbours or Fish […]