NammaKPSC Current Affairs - March 2023
The Centre has selected sites in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh to set up new textile parks, a year and a half after the PM Mega Integrated Textile Regions and Apparel (PM MITRA) scheme was announced.
President Droupadi Murmu presented the President’s Colour to INS Dronacharya, Indian Navy’s gunnery school at Fort Kochi.
National Vaccination Day or National Immunisation Day is celebrated on March 16 every year across the country to spread awareness about the importance of vaccines in the human health.
Manipur government decided to withdraw from the Suspension of Operations (SoO) agreement with Kuki National Army (KNA) and Zomi Revolutionary Army (ZRA) )
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body of India has announced the launch of ‘Learning Science via Standards’, a unique initiative for students for learning science via standards.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Dharwad.
3rd Session of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) held in New Delhi
Why in news? The Gujarat government recently told the High Court, which was hearing a public interest litigation seeking the setting up of virtual traffic courts in the state, that it was already in the process of doing so under the ‘One Nation One Challan’ initiative What Is The One Nation, One Challan Initiative? Initiative […]
Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution reported that, the sale of gold jewellery will not be allowed without a Hallmark Unique Identification (HUID) number.
World Bank to lend $1 billion to support India’s health sector.
Bureau of Energy Efficiency(BEE) in building an energy-efficient economy, launched the Star-rated appliances program and also hailed the completion of a decade of PAT Scheme.
The Supreme Court has sought more information from the government about ‘Mission Shakti’, intrigued by a possible chronic shortage in ‘protection officers’ to deal with domestic violence cases.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - February 2023
The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), in collaboration with the State government will launch “Surveillance system to track suicide and self-harm (Suraksha).
Vertiplane X3 testing results successful
According to the website of Centre’s Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MSPI), nearly 70 per cent of the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds are used to build community halls
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - January 2023
Shri C V Raju and Shri Moa Subong, grassroots innovators from Andhra Pradesh and Nagaland, respectively, are amongst the 106 Padma Shri awardees announced for the year 2023.
Nation celebrated 74th Republic day and witness zeal, enthusiasm, patriotic fervour and ‘Jan Bhagidari’, as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Sparsh Leprosy awareness(SLAC) campaign to be held in Dakshina Kannada
After Three years of programme , Ayushman Bharat School Health and Wellness Programme has less than 50% uptake
The Department of Consumer Affairs under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution released a guide ‘Endorsements Know-hows!’ for celebrities, influencers and virtual influencers on social media platforms
There is a debate on powers of local elected officials remain curtailed by State governments and local bureaucrats in multiple ways, thereby diluting the spirit of the constitutional amendments aimed at local empowerment
Union cabinet approved creation of national multi-state cooperative export society under the Multi State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act, 2002.
Any news deemed “fake” by the Press Information Bureau’s fact-checking unit will have to be taken down by all platforms, including social media platforms
The Supreme Court expressed displeasure over six states and Union Territories (UTs), including Jammu and Kashmir, not yet giving their comments to the Centre on the issue of identification of minorities at the state level.
Prime Minister virtually addressed the first batch of Agniveers undergoing training at various centres across the country
‘17th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas’ that is commemorated on January 9 held in Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the government’s Aspirational Block Programme (ABP), during the 2nd National Conference of Chief Secretaries
PM inaugurated the 26th National Youth Festival in Hubbali, held on National Youth Day(Jan 12), celebrated on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, to honour and cherish his ideals, teachings and contributions
Heavy rainfall led to a steep rise in the water table in 211 out of the 233 taluks in the Karnataka state as reported by Ground Water Directorate data for this season
The Office of the Registrar-General of India (RGI) is following the set of criteria set out by the Lokur Committee nearly 60 years ago to define any new community as a Scheduled Tribe
Chief minister of Karnataka pitched to establish mini textile parks in 25 taluks that have more number of weavers
The Additional Registrar General of India communicated to States about postponed dates of decennial Census of 2021 without specifying a reason.
Ministry of Rural Development launches Prajjwala Challenge inviting ideas, solutions and actions to transform rural economy with special focus on rural women belonging to the marginalised rural communities in India.
National Health Authority (NHA) introduces new system to measure and grade performance of hospitals empanelled under Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY scheme
e-NAM initiative of Ministry of Agriculture won Platinum Award in the Digital Empowerment of Citizens Category in Digital India Award 2022
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the proposal of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting regarding Central Sector Scheme “Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development” (BIND) for infrastructure development of Prasar Bharati
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced draft norms for facilitating foreign universities and educational institutions to set up campuses in India
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The MeitY has released draft amendments in relation to online gaming. The idea is to ensure that online games are in conformity with Indian laws and to safeguard users against potential harm.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has asked all States to ensure strict implementation of the sexual harassment at workplace law by coaching centres and educational institutes
Among five States in southern India, Karnataka has the highest operative Kisan Credit Cards (KCCs) issued by cooperative banks, regional rural banks, and commercial banks
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - December 2022
The Union government raised the interest rates on eight small savings schemes for the January-to-March quarter of 2023, but left the returns on the popular Public Provident Fund (PPF) unchanged at 7.1%.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah asked the border-guarding forces to use the Vibrant Village Programme (VVP) for strengthening patriotic citizens in border villages .
The inter-State border dispute between Karnataka and Maharashtra erupts every now and then for the border town of Belagavi.
NCPCR warns NGOs against depiction of vulnerable children for fundraising
India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) sign $125 million loan to improve Urban Services in Tamil Nadu
The Legislative Assembly adopted the Bengaluru Metropolitan Land Transport Authority (BMLTA) Bill, 2022, that seeks to bring about better integration and management of city’s urban mobility.
The parliamentary panel on Social Justice and Empowerment has pulled up the government over the “very slow” process to categorise over 260 denotified, nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes (DNT/NT/SNT) under the SC/ST/OBC lists.
Uttar Pradesh has the largest number of Centrally Protected Monuments that have been encroached upon, closely followed by Tamil Nadu
Union Cabinet approves pending One-Rank-One-Pension revision for veterans
The Union Cabinet decided to provide free foodgrains to all 81 crore beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) for one year.
Social Progress Index (SPI) for States and Districts made by the Institute for Competitiveness and Social Progress Imperative was submitted and to Economic Advisory Council- Prime Minister
Ladakh got its first ever Geographical Indication (GI) Tag to its Raktsey Karpo Apricot.
India’s opposition to the use of Chinese contractors in the projects is cause of concern in India-Nepal power trade
Recently Minister of Minority Affairs, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha informed about the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK)
Atal Innovation Mission and UNDP India launch 5th edition of Youth Co:Lab for Young Entrepreneurs
114 ‘Namma Clinics’, urban healthcare and wellness centres, were dedicated to the public from Hubballi by the chief minister.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has revamped the existing scheme of Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub-Scheme with renaming it as ‘Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY) ‘ for implementation during 2021-22 to 2025-26
BIS issues standards for organizations publishing consumer reviews. The standard prescribes specific responsibilities for the review author and the review administrator
Murty Trust, has announced a grant of 7.5 crore to the over-a-century-old Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI), Pune.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - November 2022
Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to depute three high-level multi-disciplinary 3-member teams to Ranchi ,Ahmedabad and Malappuram to take stock of the upsurge in cases of Measles.
In a first-of-its-kind bid to showcase the heritage of tribal communities, especially those of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs), the Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) has recreated the huts of several communities at its different regional centres.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - October 2022
Worried over rising Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality rate (MMR) in Karnataka compared with other states, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai directed deputy commissioners and zilla panchayat chief executives to take necessary measures
In a significant step towards promoting clean energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared Modhera, a village in the Mehsana district of Gujarat as India’s first solar-powered village
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - July 2022
Five months after Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced the reintroduction of Yeshaswini health scheme for farmers, there is still no clarity on how the scheme will be made available in a new form.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - June 2022
A public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to invalidate Talaq-e-Hasan, the prescribed Islamic way of divorce, has been filed in the Supreme Court.
The United Nations has designated June 20 as World Refugee Day to honour forcibly displaced people all around the world and celebrate their strength and courage.
The Noolpuzha Family Health Centre (FHC), which caters to the health care of the State’s second largest tribal grama panchayat, has been selected for the National Quality Assurance Certification (NQAC) process for the second consecutive time.
The State Government has decided to demand national project tag for Upper Krishna.
The State-level inauguration of the school weather station project of the Samagra Shiksha was held at Kollam School Kerala
A five-year-long research initiative on tribal health was launched in Chamarajanagar district.
A man from Kerala’s Thrissur reportedly succumbed to West Nile fever
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - May 2022
Prime Minister releases PM CARES benefits for ‘COVID orphans’
Jal Jeevan Mission Achieves 50% Completion Milestone
Ministry of Education released the National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021 report
National Health Authority (NHA) under its flagship scheme of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) announced the launch of a revamped Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) mobile application
Centre approves Karnataka move to keep eggs in school meals in 7 districts under Mid Day meal scheme
The World Health Organization (WHO) has honoured India’s more than one million Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) for connecting people with healthcare services through World Health Organisation Director-General’s Global Health Leaders Awards
More than 18 crore health cards have been issued under the Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) scheme so far and over 3.2 crore people have availed the hospital facilities, as per recent statistics
Central Government reduced the wheat allocation to some states and UTs under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) till September. However, the reduced wheat quota will be replenished with rice to keep the overall figure intact.
Union Labour and Employment Ministry is working on a mechanism to process accident insurance claims by unorganised workers registered on the e-Shram portal
Ujjwala Diwas celebrated to commemorate launching of PM Ujjwala Yojana
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - April 2022
Union Education Minister released the ‘Mandate Document: Guidelines for the Development of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF)’ at a function held at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru recently
Ministry of MSME launched MSME sustainable (zed) certification Scheme , an extensive drive to enable and facilitate MSMEs adopt Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) practices
Second edition of Khelo India University Games recently begun at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru
Recently, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has announced that all 100 smart cities will have Integrated Command and Control Centers (ICCCs), under Smart Cities Mission (SCM)
The Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD) gets Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration, 2020 for the ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme
NITI Aayog has prepared draft battery swapping policy
Karnataka government launched ‘Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully’ (SAANS), a campaign to ensure greater awareness and early detection of pneumonia in children under five
Central government has expressed its desire to stop the purchase of excess parboiled rice
Recently, the 40th edition of the ‘Hunar Haat’ was inaugurated in Mumbai under the theme Vocal for Local and “Best from Waste
Deficiencies, excesses or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and/or nutrients is called Malnutrition
Civil Aviation Ministry’s “UDAN” scheme selected for Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration
PM visited Vidya Samiksha Kendras in Gujarat
4th Anniversary celebrations of Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres was recently observed
The Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has developed the portal named ‘e-DAR’ (e-Detailed Accident Report) to speed up accident compensation claims
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved continuation of the revamped Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) till 2026
NEWS The Union Government has launched the ‘SVANidhi se Samriddhi’ program DETAILS Additional program of PM SVANidhi Scheme Launched by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Implemented by Quality Council of India (QCI) AIM Provide social security benefits to street vendors for their holistic development and socio-economic upliftment Socio-economic profiling of PM SVANidhi beneficiaries and […]
The Union Cabinet approved a scheme to distribute fortified rice under government programmes
As per Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is taking rapid strides to fulfill the government’s vision- ‘Housing for all by 2024’, with over 3 crore pucca houses already constructed under the program.
Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana completes 7 years
National Medical Commission (NMC) put out a set of three draft regulations on the registration of doctors to the National Medical Register recently
Government of India launched Mission Integrated Bio-refineries
Stand-up India scheme was launched by the Indian government completed six years recently
Darlongs – a small community of around 11,000 people in Tripura – was officially included in the list of Scheduled Tribes after the Lok Sabha passed the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2022.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - March 2022
The impact of the pandemic on livelihood has persisted far beyond the lockdowns , found a survey by the Azim Premji University, in collaboration with nine civil society organisations
The milestone of having 50,000 open defecation-free (ODF) Plus villages has been crossed by the country.
Cabinet approves extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) for 6 months
The KSR Bengaluru Railway Station will market ‘Channapatna toys’ under the ‘One Station, One Product’ (OSOP) scheme
Parliament’s Standing Committee on Rural Development and Panchayati Raj has asked the government to roll back the system of caste-based wages, under which NREGS workers are paid based on whether they belong to a Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, or Others
Maharashtra has decided to withdraw from the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana (PMFBY) if changes to it are not carried out
The Supreme Court upheld the Centre’s one rank, one pension (OROP) scheme for the armed forces
India and Japan held the sixth joint meeting of the India-Japan Act East Forum (AEF) recently
National Vaccination/Immunisation Day is observed every year on March 16 to convey the significance of vaccination as well as its role in public health
The government of India is proposing National Policy for Medical Devices, 2022 to reduce India’s dependence on import of high-end medical devices
As per recently released economic survey , Karnataka State’s Total Fertility Rate falling faster than national trend.
Government of India launched ‘India Water Pitch-Pilot-Scale Start-up Challenge’ under AMRUT 2.0 which will select 100 start-ups through this challenge and provide Rs.20 lakh each as funding support
Karnataka government has launched Women@Work (W@W) programme.
The Food and Civil Supplies Department will start the distribution of fortified rice from April 1 in 14 districts of the state under ‘Poushtika Karnataka’ (Nutrition Karnataka) programme to eradicate malnutrition
Union ministry of women and children launched Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav campaign
Government of India launched a Special Entrepreneurship Promotion Drive for Women – “SAMARTH” on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022
The Union Labour and Employment Ministry launched the “donate a pension” scheme allowing any citizen to pay the premium amount on behalf of an unorganised worker under the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Scheme.
Andhra Pradesh government announced that ₹5 lakh per acre financial package would be given to the farmers who parted with their lands for the Polavaram irrigation project prior to the enactment of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
Under “Relief and Rehabilitation of Migrants and Repatriates scheme”, Central Government has approved the proposal for continuation of seven existing sub schemes for the period 2021-22 to 2025-26.
NEWS Only the appropriate authorities notified by the State Government can initiate criminal prosecution against health facilities for violation of provisions of the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act 1994, ruled the Karnataka High Court. THE CASE AND RULING HC passed the order while quashing a criminal proceeding initiated against Dhondiba Anna […]
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - February 2022
The Government of India has approved the continuation of the Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) Scheme for a period of five years to 2026
Nirbhaya Kendra for distressed women, kids opened in Bengaluru.
Ombudsman App for MGNREGA was recently released for smooth categorization and reporting of grievances
NEWS National WASH Conclave-2022 was organized recently DETAILS WHO ORGANIZED – National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) COLLOBARATIONS – Ministry of Jal Shakti, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, UNICEF, WaterAid and other development partners THEME – “WASH Forward: Advancing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Panchayats” CONCLAVE OBJECTIVES Bringing Government and WASH sector players […]
NEWS Celebration of 3rd Anniversary of PM-Kisan Scheme DETAILS LAUNCHED – 24th February, 2019 AIM – Supplement financial needs of land holding farmers WHAT IS IN IT – Financial benefit of Rs 6000/- per year in three equal instalments, every four month is transferred into the bank accounts of farmers’ families across the country through […]
PM CARES for Children Scheme Extended
Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAYG) Dashboard was recently launched
Government has approved the scheme of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) for continuation till 31.03.2026 or till further review, whichever is earlier.
Project proposals for more than 60,000 houses were approved for construction in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan at the 58th meeting of Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) recently
• Camp for free Assistive Devices distribution organized for Divyangjan and Senior Citizens in Tikamgarh (M.P) under ‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana’ (RVY Scheme) of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Capacity Building Commission (CBC) and Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India jointly called for a virtual session involving S&T departments and councils of all states to discuss the need for working knowledge of new-age technologies, process improvements, reskilling or upskilling and human resource development.
University Grants Commission (UGC) has developed a draft National Higher Educational Qualification Framework (NHEQF), which is part of a set of reforms that the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 envisages.
Street vendors selling food in BBMP jurisdiction will be able to ply their trade only after they undergo mandatory training and receive certification as per the new guidelines of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - January 2022
30th National Commission for Women (NCW) Foundation Day was recently celebrated
Cabinet approves extension of tenure of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis for three years
Union Labour and Employment Minister said special camps would be organised to register brick kiln, plantation, forestry and other unorganised sector workers on the Centre’s e-Shram portal.
Institute for Social and Economic Change celebrates mark its golden jubilee
NEWS National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has recommended that the Delhi government must suspend its flagship ‘Desh ke Mentor’ programme DESH KE MENTOR Launched in October 2021 Aimed at connecting students in classes IX to XII with voluntary mentors. People between the ages of 18 and 35 can sign up to be […]
The committee to select the next director of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) held interactions with a few shortlisted candidates recently
Ministry of Education recently launched the National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) 3.0.
Union Education Ministry launched the Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar (SVP) 2021 – 2022.
Union Jal Shakti Minister Announces 3rd National Water Awards
Union Education Minister and Skill Development Minister launched NEAT 3.0, a single platform to provide the best-developed ed-tech solutions and courses to students of the country.
Success of Yuva initiative of Delhi police is being discussed
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - December 2021
Centre notifies rules for Consumer Protection (Jurisdiction of the District Commission, the State Commission and the National Commission) Rules, 2021
The One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) scheme has been rolled out in 34 states and Union Territories covering 75 crore beneficiaries by the Union Ministry of Food and Public Distribution
The total funds disbursed under Rythu Bandhu, Telangana government’s direct benefit transfer scheme for farmers, will soon touch Rs 50,000 crore
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited city-based Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) with A++ grade. It is the second institution in the country and the first in Karnataka to have achieved the highest CGPA
Karnataka ranked among the top states for the highest disposal rates of workplace sexual harassment cases filed against government officials. Complaints were registered at the Sexual Harassment Electronic Box (SHe-Box), the online complaint system mandated under the ‘The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
On the lines of Delhi, preparations are underway to implement the ‘happiness curriculum’ in primary schools of Uttar Pradesh under a pilot project
The Cabinet has given its approval to extend Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana for another five years till 2026
The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was passed by Lok Sabha
NEDFI Announces Atmanirbhar Hastshilpkar Scheme for the Artisans under Ministry of Doner.
More than One Lakh pensioners are currently being serviced by Principal Controller of Communication Accounts/ Controller of Communication Accounts offices all over India via SAMPANN
The performance of Centre’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Scheme in the states has not been up to the mark, the Committee on Empowerment of Women has said in its latest report
Cabinet extends PMAY-Rural plan till March 2024
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issues advisory for the General Public on PM Kusum Scheme
The Centre has extended the timeline for the implementation of the Smart Cities Mission to June 2023. Reason cited being Pandemic. It was launched by MOHUA in 2015 for Developing citizen-friendly and self-sustainable urban settlements
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - November 2021
The PLI Scheme for Pharmaceuticals is based on the strategy of “Atmanirbhar Bharat- Strategies for enhancing India’s manufacturing capabilities and enhancing exports in ten sectors”, which had been approved by the Union Cabinet
Government begins finalizing proposals on PM’s action plan for Smart Cities initiative
The first multi-dimensional poverty index (MPI) was released by NITI Aayog
The results from the second phase of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) was recently released
• Acknowledging that poor families still need food security support in the middle of a recovering economy, the Centre has decided to extend its free ration scheme, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), for another four months, until March 2022. Eligible beneficiaries will receive 5kg of foodgrains and 1 kg Gram per month.
Taking note of the rise in the number of children who are malnourished and anaemic in north Karnataka, the Department of Public Instruction has decided to provide eggs to students in government and aided schools in seven districts from December under Mid-Day meal scheme
The President of India conferred awards to 342 cleanest cities of India at the ‘Swachh Amrit Mahotsav’ as part of Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban 2.0 by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
The concept of social audit is being extended to more departments and the Government schemes in Rajasthan
The 16th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2021 (Rural) was released by Pratham foundation
Under the universal immunisation programme, the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) programme was launched in the Bengaluru on the occasion of ‘World Pneumonia Day’.
32nd edition of “Hunar Haat” was inaugurated in Lucknow
Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs has provided an opportunity to open Vana Dhana Vikas Kendra to provide a market to the minor forest products collected by tribals in Madikeri district
Flipkart, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Rural Development of the Government of India (MoRD), for their ambitious Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM) program, to help empower local businesses and self-help groups (SHGs) – especially those that are led by women – by bringing them into the e-commerce fold.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - October 2021
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has urged the central and state governments to increase the minimum legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21
IIT-Delhi announced the launch of M.Tech in Machine Intelligence & Data Science (MINDS) to be offered by the School of Artificial Intelligence (ScAI)
Prime Minister is set to inaugurate Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission , what is being touted as “India’s largest scheme to scale-up health infrastructure”.
Govt panel chaired by Union Education Minister is all set to oversee NIPUN Bharat progress
NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) has launched – “Innovations for You” an attempt to showcase the success stories of Atal Innovation Mission’s Startups in different domains. These startups have worked to create new, disruptive and innovative products, services, and solutions that can pave a path for a sustainable future.
Government of India celebrated UDAN day on October 21
By : Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe
The government has notified new rules under which the gestational limit for termination of a pregnancy has been increased from 20 to 24 weeks for certain categories of women under newly amended Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, 2021
In a interview the representative and country director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Bishow Parajuli, said Eliminating social taboos with regard to food diversification is crucial for improving nourishment levels among the Indian population
Union Cabinet has given its approval, to set up seven PM MITRA parks, accomplishing the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to establish Atmanirbhar Bharat.
Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Bureau of India (PMBI), the implementing agency of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) has completed the target of opening of 8,300 Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs) for the FY 2021-22 before end of September, 2021.
Ministry of road, transport & highways launched a scheme for “Good Samaritans”
Prime Minister interacted with the beneficiaries of SVAMITVA scheme in Madhya Pradesh
The National Health Authority (NHA), the apex body for implementing Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY), has revised the Health Benefit Package (HBP) Master under the scheme.
40th India International Trade Fair 2021 to be held from November 14-27 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Panchayati Raj Ministry launched People’s Plan Campaign 2021- Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas along with the Vibrant Gram Sabha Dashboard.
Prime Minister launched the second phases of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has extended the deadline till December 31 for NGOs to apply for renewal of their Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) registration certificates.
Ministry of Social Justice launched Senior Able Citizens for Re Employment in Dignity (SACRED) Portal
Ministry of Labour and Employment launched DigiSaksham – a digital skills programme to enhance the employability of youth by imparting digital skills that are required in an increasingly technology driven era.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - September 2021
The mid-day meal scheme will now be known as PM POSHAN
Aim is to Identify 75 innovations in Telemedicine, AI, Digital Health & BIG Data by Start-ups and Entrepreneurs
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched the seventh consecutive edition of Swachh Survekshan.
Prime Minister launched Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission
The Union Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy recently reviewed the progress of the PM-KUSUM scheme and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to accelerating solar pump adoption
The right of an institution, whether run by a majority or minority community, to get government aid is not a fundamental right. Both have to equally follow the rules and conditions of the aid, the Supreme Court held in a judgment.
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has set up Odisha’s first ever tussar silk yarn production centre at Choudwar in Cuttack district
SAUBHAGYA completes FOUR years of successful implementation.
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bengaluru, and six Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are among 12 Indian institutions that have figured in the top 500 universities in QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022
Kerala has bagged the Vayoshreshta Samman instituted by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for geriatric care. It is a award to eminent senior citizens and institutions in recognition of their services towards the cause of elderly persons, especially indigent senior citizens by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Nothern Coalfields Ltd (NCL),a Singrauli based Coal India arm under the Ministry of Coal is all set to start 75 “FulwariCenters” in the Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh.
Recently, the Ministry of Power has issued an order for the setting up of District Level Committees to improve the quality of electricity supply in the country.
Khadi and Village Industries Commission launched SPIN scheme to Facilitate potters to get easy loans. Bank loans will be provided under Pradhan Mantri Shishu Mudra Yojana.
Indian Railways took a leap in advancement of Skill India Mission by launching the “Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY)” under the aegis of “Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)”.
Recently, the Union Home Minister addressed the ‘Connect Karo 2021’ – Towards Equitable, Sustainable Indian Cities’ Event.
Data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 2020 shows that among the 19 metro cities in the country, Bengaluru has the ignominy of recording the maximum number of cybercrimes against children.
Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana will be restarted in 36000 villages of India with focus on ST
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor launched the Rural Enterprises Acceleration Programme called ‘Saath’ for Self Help Group (SHG) women
Forty Central universities will kick off implementation of innovative measures such as the academic credit bank and the glue grant meant to encourage multidisciplinarity
Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has decided to celebrate the POSHAN MAAH throughout the month September
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - August 2021
The NITI Aayog and US-based tech giant, Cisco launched the next phase of the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP)
According to the Textiles Ministry, that more than 1,500 artisans have been benefitted by training in 63 Samarth Training Centres
The labour ministry is set to launch a National Database for Unorganised Workers (NDUW) or e-Sharm portal
Sanskrit Week is being celebrated from August 19 to August 25, 2021
The Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), a Union government initiative for skill development in rural areas, has brought high-speed internet to some of the remotest tribal hamlets deep inside the Nilambur jungle in Kerala.
Recently Prime Minister has inaugurated various projects in Somnath, Gujarat under PRASHAD (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive) scheme
Rice fortification is a process of adding micronutrients to regular rice.
Odisha government announced that his government will provide smart health cards under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana.
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, today launched ‘SonChiraiya’ – (A brand and logo)- for marketing of urban Self-Help Group (SHG) products.
Union Cabinet approved a proposal to amend the list of Scheduled Tribes in Arunachal Pradesh, Parliament last week passed the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill 2021
The Delhi government is set to implement a world-class Health Information Management System (HIMS) soon in line with its bid to bring a transformation in the healthcare system of the Capital.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has released a report — The “Impact of Exemption under Article 15 (5) with regards to Article 21A of the Constitution of India on Education of Children in Minority Communities”
Indore, India’s cleanest city, has now been declared as the country’s first ‘water plus’ city under the Swachh Survekshan 2021
Prime Minister is set to launch the second edition of the government’s free LPG connection scheme called Ujjwala.
SEEKHO AUR KAMAO aims at providing employment and employment opportunities, improving the employability of existing workers, school dropouts etc.
Recently, the Union Minister of State for Rural Development has informed in Rajya Sabha about the various steps taken by the government for implementation of the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
Government announced that approximately five crore beneficiaries have been enrolled and four crores have been trained under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan Scheme till date.
Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment launched ‘PM-DAKSH’ Portal and ‘PM-DAKSH’ Mobile App recently.
A comprehensive initiative called PM Evidya has been initiatedas part of AtmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan on 17th May, 2020, which unifies all efforts related to digital/online/on-air education to enable multi-mode access to education.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, has given its approval for continuation of the revised Samagra Shiksha Scheme for a period of five years till 2026
The success of Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas scheme was recently discussed in Parliament.
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has promised in its manifesto that maternity as well as paternity leave in Tamil Nadu would be extended to 12 months.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - July 2021
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated a scheme, namely Information-Monitoring, Evaluation and Social Audit (I-MESA)
According to a study by the Azim Premji Foundation, in January 2021, covering more than 16,000 children in the age group six to 11 years, and across five States, 92% of children on average have lost at least one specific language ability from the previous year across all classes; the figure is 82% when it comes to mathematical ability
NITI AAYOG -TRIFED join hands for successful implementation of Van Dhan Yojana in Tribal Clusters of Aspirational Districts of India
Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways undertook third party evaluation of the schemes / funded projects which included the pillar of Coastal Community Development projects under Saagarmala scheme.
Prime Minister inaugurated various development projects in Varanasi which includes Tourist Facilitation Centre and operation of Cruise Boat from Assi Ghat to RajGhat under the Project “Development of River Cruise in Varanasi under PRASHAD Scheme”.
Uttar Pradesh launched the State’s population policy for 2021-2030. Decreasing the total fertility rate of UP from 2.7 to 2.1 by 2026 and 1.7 by 2030
The Union Cabinet approved a viability gap funding support for the implementation of the BharatNet project through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model in 16 States.
The Union Cabinet has given its approval for extending the terminal date for registration of beneficiaries for availing the benefit under Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) for another nine months
Haryana State is making significant contribution towards the success of Jal Jeevan Mission, a path breaking scheme of the Central Government which aims to provide potable drinking water to every rural household of the country by 2024.
Radio Vishwas, a Community Radio Station (CRS) in Nashik, Maharashtra has bagged two awards at the 8th edition of the National Community Radio Awards instituted by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - June 2021
The Supreme Court directed all states and Union Territories to implement the One Nation, One Ration Card (ONORC) system, which allows for inter- and intra-state portability, by July 31.
Odisha government and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have partnered to improve household food and nutritional security.
The India Smart Cities Award Contest (ISAC) is organized under the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.
Cochin International Airport (CIAL) won Airport Council International (ACI) Director General’s Roll of Excellence honour in Airport Service Quality.
Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has launched a centralized web-based workflow-based IT platform called “e-PGS”.
Prime Minister launched ‘Customized Crash Course programme for Covid 19 Frontline workers’ recently. The programme aims to skill and upskill over one lakh Covid warriors across the country.
Kerala cabinet gave the green light to begin acquiring land for SilverLine, its flagship semi high-speed railway project aimed at reducing travel time between the state’s northern and southern ends
Quacquarelli Symonds popularly called as QS World Rank of universities was recently released for the year 2022. Jawaharlal Nehru University has entered the top 1 ,000, as its new undergraduate engineering programme now makes it eligible for the rating
The Education Ministry has laid down new guidelines for producing digital education resources for children with disabilities, after a year in which the COVID-driven shift to online education has spotlighted the lacunae in such resources.
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister launched Senior care Ageing Growth Engine or SAGE project. Launched to select, support and create “one-stop access” of elderly care products and services provided by credible start-ups.
With a notification dated May 31, the Centre has amended its CCS Pension Rules-1972 putting new restrictions of officials of intelligence and security organisations after retirement
Recently, a three-member task force has been formed to help the government in bringing major bureaucratic reforms through its ambitious “Mission Karmayogi”.
The pension coverage under the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) scheme has been extended to all registered dependents of those who died due to Covid-19.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). The portal will be used to track children who have lost both their parents during COVID-19.