Current Affairs

Welfare Schemes For Vulnerable Section:

Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan

  • On 20th June, 2020, the government launched a massive employment -cum- rural public works Campaign named Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan in order to boost employment and livelihood opportunities for migrant workers returning to villages, in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

  • On 26th March, 2020, the government announced Rs 1.70 Lakh Crore relief package under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) for the poor to help them fight the battle against Coronavirus.

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.


Transgender Persons (Protection Of Rights) Bill, 2019

On 26th November, 2019, the Rajya Sabha passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill. The bill was passed by Lok Sabha on 5th August, 2019, following which it was moved for consideration in Rajya Sabha.


PM Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana Opens For Registration

  • On 8th August, 2019, the government opened registration for the PM Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY) scheme.

Houses Sanctioned Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana(Urban)

  • On 25th July, 2019, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs approved the construction of around 1, 40,134 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY-Urban).

Forest Right Act (FRA), 2006

Why is it in News?

SC has ordered the eviction of nearly 10 lakh forest dwellers whose claims as forest dwellers have been rejected under the Forest Rights Act of 2006


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