Yearly Archives: 2021

BHIL COMMUNITY

Recently, a dispute has erupted in Rajasthan over the hoisting of a flag on the statue of Rana Punja Bhil, a historical figure considered as a hero by the tribal Bhil community. After the Amagarh fort dispute, this is the second issue in Rajasthan within a month. Important points: He was a contemporary of 16th century ruler of Mewar, Maharana Pratap. …

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KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

Kaziranga has become the first in the country to use satellite phones, which are generally used by the law-enforcing agencies. The satellite phones will give an edge to the forest personnel over the poachers and also during emergencies like floods. The public is barred from using satellite phones in India. Satellite phones can connect from …

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BIOFUELS PROGRAMME

World Biofuel Day is observed on 10th August every year. It is observed to raise awareness of the importance of non-fossil fuels as a substitute for conventional fossil fuels. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in association with UNIDO (United Nations Development Industrial Organisation) and GEF (Global Environment Facility – a financial mechanism) launched two schemes on this occasion which are: Interest …

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PRADHAN MANTRI FORMALISATION OF MICRO FOOD PROCESSING ENTERPRISES (PM FME) SCHEME

Recently, the Ministry of Food Processing industries (MoFPI) has shared some information regarding Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (PMKSY). Earlier, MoFPI had launched the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PM FME) Scheme, under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The key sub-segments of the Food Processing industry in India are Dairy, Fruits & Vegetables, Poultry …

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PUBLIC ENTERPRISES SURVEY

Recently, the 60th Public Enterprises (PE) Survey 2019-20 was released by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), Ministry of Finance. It is the single largest source of information on Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and acts as a basis for informed policy making. The government has reallocated the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) to the finance ministry from the ministry of …

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INDIAN -MAURITIUS

Recently, Mauritius has denied a report that it has allowed India to build a military base on the remote island of Agalega. Earlier it was reported by a news broadcaster that an airstrip and two jetties to house an Indian military base on Agalega island is under construction. Important points: In 2015, …

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ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL TO THE PRIME MINISTER (EAC-PM)

Recently, the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) released the Quality of Life for Elderly Index. The share of elders, as a percentage of the total population in the country, is expected to increase from around 7.5% in 2001 to almost 12.5% by 2026, and surpass 19.5% by 2050. EAC-PM is a non-constitutional, non-statutory, independent …

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MADRAS LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

Recently, the President addressed the commemoration of the 100th year of the Tamil Nadu Assembly, formerly known as the Madras Legislative Council (MLC) in Chennai. Important points: The Madras Legislative Council was set up in 1921 under the Government of India Act 1919. The term of the Council was for a period of three years. It consisted …

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MARBURG VIRUS

Recently, West Africa’s first case of the extremely contagious and deadly Marburg virus was confirmed in Guinea. Its first case was first identified just two months after the country was declared free of Ebola Both the Marburg case and this year’s Ebola cases were detected in Guinea’s Gueckedou district. The first cases of the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic, the …

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SELF-RELIANCE IN EDIBLE OIL

Recently, the Prime Minister has announced a new national initiative on palm oil production to help increase farm incomes. The scheme, called National Edible Oil Mission-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP), for self-reliance in edible oil involves investment of over Rs. 11,000 crore (over a five year period). Important points: To harness domestic edible oil prices that are …

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