Monthly Archives: February 2021

e-technology in the aid of farmers Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices;

GS-3 NATIONAL E-GOVERNANCE PLAN IN AGRICULTURE (NEGPA): TOWARDS THE MISSION OF DIGITAL AGRICULTURE NeGPA aims to achieve rapid development in Indian Agriculture Sector through use of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Important Points: A Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture (NeGPA) was initially launched in 2010-11 in …

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Draft Blue Economy Policy for India

Context: Ministry of Earth Sciences invites stakeholders’ suggestions on the Draft Blue Economy Policy for India The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has rolled out the Draft Blue Economy policy for India in the public domain inviting suggestions and inputs from various stakeholders including industry, NGOs, academia, and citizens.  The …

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Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

GS-2 INDIA-AUSTRALIA CIRCULAR ECONOMY (I-ACE) HACKATHON, 2021 NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission & Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation kick-start the India-Australia Circular Economy (I-ACE) Hackathon, 2021. ABOUT THE I-ACE HACKATHON: Goal of the hackathon: to enable talented innovative students and start-ups from Australia and India to address common national …

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Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

GS-3 TIFAC UNVEILS TWO NEW INITIATIVES OF TECHNOLOGY Two schemes launched: SAKSHAM (Shramik Shakti Manch) Seaweed Mission Who has launched the schemes? TIFAC has launched the two schemes. ABOUT TIFAC: TIFAC or Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council is a technology think tank and autonomous body under the GOI’s Department …

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Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein

GS-2 URBAN LOCAL BODIES REFORMS Goa becomes the 6th State to complete Urban Local Bodies (ULB) reforms. DETAILS: Goa has become the 6th State in the country to successfully undertake Urban Local Bodies (ULB) reforms stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. Thus, the State has become eligible to mobilise …

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