Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS) : Highlights

Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS): Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS) has been approved for the period of the next four years starting from 2021-22. It will be implemented with effect from 1st April 2021. The Scheme aims to provide financial assistance to startups for proof of concept, prototype development, product trials, market-entry, and […]

Nai Roshni Scheme : For Leadership Development Of Minority Women

Nai Roshni: Nai Roshni”, a scheme for Leadership Development of Minority Women by the Ministry of Minority affairs is being implemented across India. Its aim is to empower and instill confidence in women by providing knowledge, tools, and techniques for interacting with Government systems, banks, and other institutions at all levels. This includes empowerment of […]

Odisha’s Border Disputes with Andhra Pradesh : Kotia Dispute

Odisha’s Border Disputes:   A border dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh once again resurfaced when Andhra Pradesh announced panchayat polls in three villages of Kotia panchayat in the Koraput district of Odisha. Border Disputes of Odisha: Odisha was carved out of the Bengal-Bihar-Odisha province on 1st April 1936, but the inter-state border disputes continue […]

Jerenga Pothar And Dhekiajuli Town : Importance

Jerenga Pothar And Dhekiajuli Town: The Prime Minister visited two significant historical places in Assam. The first was Sivasagar’s Jerenga Pothar, where 17th-century Ahom Princess Joymoti sacrificed her life. The second was Dhekiajuli town, associated with the Quit India Movement of 1942. Jerenga Pothar: Jerenga Pothar, an open field in Sivasagar town, is popularly connected […]

Implementation Of National Family Planning Program : Keypoints

Implementation Of National Family Planning Program: The Government has been implementing the National Family Planning Program which provides voluntary and informed choices to the beneficiaries through a target-free approach with the objective of checking population increase in the country. A National Population Policy has been formulated in the year 2000 with the long-term objective of […]

Central Research Institute For Soyabean In Kalahandi

Central Research Institute For Soyabean: The Union Minister of Agriculture informed Rajya Sabha about the setting up a Central Research Institute in Kalahandi for Soyabean. The Kalahandi district of Odisha produces Soybean on a very limited scale. The ICAR has established a national-level research Institute on Soybean in 1987 namely, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soybean Research, […]

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) : Rs. 16000 Crores Allocated

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) : To boost the safety of farmers’ crops and ensure the maximum benefit of crop insurance reaches farmers, the Government of India has allocated Rs 16000 crores for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) for the fiscal year 2021-22. This is a budgetary increase of around Rs 305 crore […]

Jammu And Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 : Highlights

Jammu And Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021: The Rajya Sabha has cleared The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 by voice vote on February 8, 2021. The bill seeks to replace the ordinance to merge the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) cadre and the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre of civil services […]

Economic Impact Of Judicial Decisions : Niti Aayog

Economic Impact Of Judicial Decisions’: The NITI Aayog has ordered the Jaipur-based research organisation Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) International to study the “economic impact” of judgments delivered by Supreme Court (SC), high courts (HCs), and quasi-judicial bodies like the National Green Tribunal (NGT). It has also asked to study the “judicial activism” of […]