Indian Railways: More than 960 stations solarised

The Indian Railways has solarised more than 960 railway stations. This is being done to achieve the objective of becoming 100% self sustainable for all its power needs. Currently, the Indian Railways have orders to place 198 MW of solar roof top in 550 stations. Some of the major stations solarised so far are Varanasi, … Read more

What is Atal Innovation Mission Artificial Intelligence Step Up Module?

The NITI Aayog, Atal Innovation Mission along with the collaboration of NASSCOM launched the “ATL AI Step Up Module”. It was launched on the eve of independence-day. The module is to drive AI education and innovation to next levels in schools all over India. Highlights The module is considered as the successor of AI Base … Read more

PM Modi launches Optic Fibre Link connecting Lakshadweep Islands with the mainland

On August 15, 2020, PM Modi announced the Optic Fibre Linking of Lakshadweep Islands with the mainland during his address at the 74th celebrations of Independence Day. Highlights The undersea Optical Fibre Cable link to be established between Lakshadweep and the mainland is second in the country. The first of its kind was established between Chennai … Read more

National Digital Health Mission launched

On August 15, 2020, PM Modi launched the National Digital Health Mission during his address at the 74th Independence Day celebrations. Highlights Under the mission, every Indian is to get a Health ID card. The ID card will contain all relevant information about the person’s past medical condition, treatment and diagnosis. The mission is completely technology … Read more

Central Water Commission and Google launch Flood forecasting Initiative

The Central Water Commission along with Google has launched flood forecasting initiative. Under the initiative, numerous alerts can be sent to the public regarding flood situation in the region. Also, people can learn about current water level in the flood affected regions in the country. ALL INDIA PRELIMS TEST SERIES (AIPTS)- 2020 Highlights Google is … Read more

NITI Aayog: Oracle Cloud selected to transform Aspirational Districts

On August 13, 2020, NITI Aayog announced that it has selected Oracle Corporation to modernise vital IT infrastructure in 112 most backward districts under its Aspirational Districts Programme. Highlights The selected 112 districts constitute 28% of Indian population. The Oracle Corporation will provide new cloud solution and will aid the District Magistrates to transform the … Read more

PM SVANidhi Scheme: 5 lakh loan applications from street vendors

On August 12, 2020, the number of applications received by the Government of India under PM-SVANidhi Scheme crossed 5 lakhs in 41 days of its launch. The scheme was launched to benefit the street vendors. PM SVANidhi is PM Street Vendor’s Atma Nirbhar Nidhi. Highlights Under the scheme, the number of loans sanctioned has crossed … Read more

eSanjeevani Medicine Platform: 1.5 lakh Online Consultations provided

The web based comprehensive Telemedicine solution eSanjeevani has so far provided 1.58 lakh online consultations according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Highlights The online platform was operationalised in more than 23 states. It covers more than 75% of population in the country. There are two types of teleconsultation under the platform. They … Read more

GoI launches NCDC YouTube Channel “Sahakar Cooptube NCDC India”

On August 4, 2020, the Union Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar launched YouTube channel of National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) called “Sahakar Cooptube NCDC India”. Highlights The channel will focus on encouraging youth and farmers to learn about the benefits of cooperatives. It will aim to bring in more youths in the cooperative sector. … Read more

What is Swachh Bharat Kranti?

Swachh Bharat Kranti” is a translated copy of the book “Swachh Bharat Revolution”. Swachh Bharat Kranti is a Hindi version and Swachh Bharat Revolution is the English version. On August 5, 2020, the Hindi version of Swachh Bharat Revolution was launched by the Union Minister of Textiles and Women and Child Development Smt Smriti Irani … Read more

MGNREGS running out of funds

Daily Current Affairs – August 4, 2020: It is known that civil, finance & competitive exams including UPSC, SSC, IAS, Banking, Defence, Railway & other government (central & state level recruitment exams) emphasize on ascertaining aspirants’ knowledge of recent current affairs. To develop a sound awareness of recent/latest current affairs events, reading about monthly current affairs in news or pdf format could help. … Read more

Draft ‘Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy (DPEPP) 2020

Daily Current Affairs – August 4, 2020: It is known that civil, finance & competitive exams including UPSC, SSC, IAS, Banking, Defence, Railway & other government (central & state level recruitment exams) emphasize on ascertaining aspirants’ knowledge of recent current affairs. To develop a sound awareness of recent/latest current affairs events, reading about monthly current affairs in news or pdf format could help. … Read more

Imparting education to Tribals in their languages

Daily Current Affairs – August 4, 2020: It is known that civil, finance & competitive exams including UPSC, SSC, IAS, Banking, Defence, Railway & other government (central & state level recruitment exams) emphasize on ascertaining aspirants’ knowledge of recent current affairs. To develop a sound awareness of recent/latest current affairs events, reading about monthly current affairs in news or pdf format could help. … Read more

Social Security Code

Daily Current Affairs – August 4, 2020: It is known that civil, finance & competitive exams including UPSC, SSC, IAS, Banking, Defence, Railway & other government (central & state level recruitment exams) emphasize on ascertaining aspirants’ knowledge of recent current affairs. To develop a sound awareness of recent/latest current affairs events, reading about monthly current affairs in news or pdf format could help. … Read more

250-Important topics for UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2019

Join our Telegram Channel for Regular Updates IAS Prelims 2019: 2000 Solved MCQ for GS Paper IAS Prelims Exam 2019 Quiz-3 UPSC IAS Prelims 2019 Quiz-2 IAS Prelims Exam 2019 Practice Test-1 Indian Geography Question Bank 1000+ History of India Question Bank Indian Polity Question Bank 10 Practice Set-IAS Prelims Exam 2019 GS Paper-I Indian … Read more

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UPSC and State Public Services Commission Prelims and Mains Exam 2019-20 General Studies of Rajasthan-All in One UPSC IAS Prelims Exam – 2020 UPSC IAS Mains Exam – 2019 RPSC RAS Prelims Exam RPSC RAS Mains Exam General Knowledge Current Affairs Western Disturbances Western Disturbance is an extra tropical storm originating in the Mediterranean region … Read more

Menstrual Hygiene for Adolescent Girls Schemes

About Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) One of the key components of the National Rural Health Mission is to provide every village in the country with a trained female community health activist ASHA. Selected from the village itself and accountable to it, the ASHA will be trained to work as an interface between the community … Read more

PM Ujala Yojana

Unnat Jyoti by Affordable Lighting for All (UJALA) is a Zero subsidy Scheme launched by the Government of India in an effort to popularize the message of energy efficiency in the country. The scheme is being implemented by a Public Sector Undertaking of the Government of India, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under the Union … Read more

FAME-India Scheme

The Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) India was launched in 2015 under National Electric Mobility Mission (NEMM). It aims at promoting eco-friendly vehicles in the country. The scheme is being administered by the Heavy Industries Ministry. Objectives of the scheme: Provide fiscal and monetary incentives for adoption and market creation … Read more

Kusum (Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan) Scheme

The KUSUM (Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan) scheme was announced in the Union Budget in 2018 with an aim to promote use of solar power among farmers. Under this scheme farmers would be provided with solar water pumps. Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM)’ provides for: Installation of grid-connected solar power plants each … Read more