Current Affairs

Civil Services Chronicle Online, December, 2019:

Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojna – Step Towards Feminization Of Agriculture

The Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Rural Development is implementing Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP) to empower women in agriculture by making systematic investments to enhance their participation and productivity.


Good Governance Index

On 25th December, 2019, on the occasion of Good Governance Day, the government launched Good Governance Index (GGI) to assess the state of governance in the country.


Transformational Organisational Restructuring Of Indian Railways

On 24th December, 2019, the Union Cabinet approved a transformational organisational restructuring of the Indian Railways.


Second India-US 2+2 Dialogue

The second two-plus-two dialogue between India and the US took place on 18th December, 2019, in Washington during which the two countries made a comprehensive review of cross-cutting foreign policy and defence and security issues in bilateral ties.


The Code On Social Security - 2019

Recently, the Code on Social Security, which is the last of the four labour codes, was introduced in Lok Sabha.


European Green Deal

On 11th December, 2019, European Commission presented European Green Deal- the most ambitious package of measures, which will enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from sustainable green transition.


Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

Recently, concerns have been raised over the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) for its exclusionary nature. The scheme suffers from critical drawbacks in both design and implementation.


Dadra And Nagar Haveli And Daman And Diu (Merger Of Union Territories) Act, 2019

The Home Ministry announced on 19th December, 2019 that from 26th January, 2020, the the UTs of Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli will become a single union territory. 


Global Gender Gap Index – 2020

On 14th December, 2019, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published the Global Gender Gap Index-2020, which provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the global gender gap and of efforts and insights to close it.


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