Current Affairs

Aadhaar act : Why It cannot be introduced as money bill?


What is the issue? The Supreme Court will begin hearing final arguments next month on a writ petition challenging the validity of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial & Other Subsidies, Benefits & Services) Act, 2016 — or the Aadhaar Act. The proceeding, initiated by Jairam Ramesh, a Member of Pa...


Bringing Youth to the Mainstream


Background The youth belonging to the left wing extremism, insurgency or terrorism affect regions of the country have to be given special attention, given their circumstances They live under vulnerable conditions and become soft targets for the extremists for recruitment and anti-social activities In order to address this situation, the govern...


Transforming agriculture for farmers prosperity


Some statistics India doubled its per capita income in 17 years since 1991 but it took 37 years prior to 1991 GDP of agriculture doubled in 23 years before 1991 and it took the same time to double after 1991 as well Agricultural growth is stuck at 2.9% while non-agricultural sector’s growth is at 8% All these shows that agricul...


Revamped crop insurance scheme - PMFBY helps farmers


History of crop insurance in India Crop insurance schemes have been in operation in India over the past two decades, but have been inadequate Prior to PMFBY, only 20 million farmers out of 140 million, had crop insurance cover in 2014-15 The current schemes Modified National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (MNAIS) and the Weather Based Crop Insu...


Quality Seeds and Planting Materials in Doubling Farmer Income - Role and Way Forward


Status of farmer’s income in India A fifth of India’s population is employed in the agricultural sector Lower level of compounded growth rate of farmer’s income is recorded compared to other sectors This is identified as the major reason for agricultural distress Reasons for low income ...


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