Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation or KALIA Scheme

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; …

Transgender Rights Bill

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.   Transgender Rights Bill   What to study? For Prelims: Definitions included and key features of …

Four New Products get GI Tag

Four New Products get GI Tag:   The Geographical Indication (GI) under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has registered 4 new GIs.  They are: PalaniPanchamirtham from Palani Town in Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu State. Tawlhlohpuan and Mizo Puanchei from the state of Mizoram. Tirur Betel leaf from Kerala.

Know India Programme

Know India Programme:   What is it? Know India Programme is a flagship programme of Ministry of External Affairs for engagement with Indian origin youth (between 18-30 years) to enhance their awareness about India, its cultural heritage, art and to familiarise them with various aspects of contemporary India. Eligibility: Minimum qualification required for participating in KIP is graduation from …

Aadi Mahotsav

Aadi Mahotsav:   It is a joint initiative of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India & Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED). The theme of the festival is : “A celebration of the spirit of Tribal Craft, Culture and Commerce”. TRIFED essentially is to play the role of a ‘Service provider’ & …