State poll funding

Topics covered: RPA related issues. State poll funding   What to study? For prelims and mains: State funding of elections- need, issues and feasibility, electoral reforms in general.   Context: Equating the expenditure limit on election expenses with prohibition, Congress MP Rajeev Gowda has moved a private member’s bill- Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill– in the …

POCSO court

Topics covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. POCSO court   What to study? For Prelims: POCSO Act provisions. For Mains: Sexual abuse of children- prevention and …

Rashtriya Gokul Mission

Topics Covered: economics of animal-rearing.   Rashtriya Gokul Mission   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Rashtriya Gokul Mission – features and significance, significance of the dairy sector.   Context: In order to complement and supplement the efforts made by the States and Union Territories for enhancing milk production and productivity of bovines, Government …

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; …