Civil Services Chronicle September 2021

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Adjournment Motion

Recently, a political party from Punjab decided move an adjournment motion in the Parliament seeking repeal of the contentious laws. About Adjournment Motion Adjournment Motion is the procedure for adjournment of the business of the House for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance, which can be moved .... Read More
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Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020

Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020 The 2020 Summer Olympics officially the Games of the XXXII Olympiad is an ongoing international multi-sport event being held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo. Four new sports introduced:The disciplines added by the Japanese Olympic Committee are baseball and softball, karate, sport climbing, surfing, and .... Read More

SparkassenChess Trophy India’s GM ViswanathanAnand won the SparkassenChess Trophy after playing out a draw in his fourth and final round ‘No Castling’ game against longtime rival Vladimir Kramnik of Russia. The Indian maestro won the opening game of the series before the next three ended in stalemate. ‘Castling’ is not allowed in this .... Read More

AIFF Awards 2020-21 The AIFF Player of the Year Awards are the annual football awards presented to the best footballers in India by the All India Football Federation (AIFF). Sunil Chhetri (6 times) and Bala Devi (3 times) are the most awarded players in Men’s and Women’s category respectively. Best Players .... Read More

Wimbledon Championships 2021 The third Grand Slam of the year - Wimbledon Championships 2021 took place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. Winners Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic (Serbia) defended the Singles title as he claimed his 20th Grand Slam tournament title, defeating Matteo Berrettini (Italy) .... Read More
Essay Competition

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Person in News

Nitin Gadkari Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Minister Nitin Gadkari has become Brand Ambassador of Khadi Prakritik Paint. ‘Khadi Prakritik Paint’ is a cow dung based paint developed by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission. Spike Lee Spike Lee is the first Black person to head the jury at the 74th annual .... Read More
Appointment & Resignation

Isaac Herzog On 7th July 2021, Isaac Herzog, the son of former Israeli president Chaim Herzog (6th President) became the 11th president of Israel replacing Reuven Rivlin. Ariel Henry Ariel Henry has been sworn in as the new prime minister of Haiti. He has also given the charge of acting president of .... Read More

Padma Sachdev Noted poet and novelist Padma Sachdev has passed away on 4 August 2021. She is the first modern woman poet of the Dogri language. She also writes in Hindi. She has published several poetry collections, including ‘Meri Kavita Mere Geet’ (My Poems, My Songs), which won the Sahitya Akademi .... Read More
Places in News

Hasimara It is a small town in the Alipurduar district of West Bengal near the border with Bhutan. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has formally inducted the second squadron of Rafale jets at Hasimara airbase in Eastern Air Command (EAC) after the first squadron at Ambala Air Force station. Liverpool The English city of .... Read More
Web Portals & Apps

Ease of Living: Map Services integrated with “UMANG App” The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has enabled map services in “UMANG App'' through an MOU with MapmyIndia. The UMANG mobile app (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) is a Government of India single, unified, secure, multi-channel, multi-platform, multi-lingual, multi-service mobile .... Read More
Military Exercises & Operations

CORPAT 2021 The 36th edition of India-Indonesia naval exercise - Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) was held from 30 to 31 July 2021. Indian Naval Ship (INS) Saryu, an indigenously built Offshore Patrol Vessel participated in this exercise with Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Bung Tomo. India and Indonesia have been carrying out Coordinated Patrols along .... Read More
Awards in News

UNDP Equator Prize 2021 The Equator Prize, organized by the Equator Initiative within the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is awarded biennially to recognize community efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. 2021 Equator Prize awarded to 10 Indigenous and local solutions for people and planet. Two communities .... Read More
Famous Books

‘An Ordinary Life: Portrait of an Indian Generation’: Former Election Commissioner of India Ashok Lavasa’s new book ‘An Ordinary Life: Portrait of an Indian Generation’ focuses on the little-highlighted stories of the lives of common people, and aims to disseminate the “grounded wisdom” found in those of an earlier generation.‘The .... Read More
Important Days

International Days 3 July: International Day of Cooperatives (Theme - “Rebuild Better Together”) 6 July: World Zoonoses Day (Theme – “Let's Break the Chain of Zoonotic Transmission”) 11 July: World Population Day (Theme -'the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on fertility') 15 July: World Youth Skills Day (Theme - “Reimagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic”) 17 July: .... Read More
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India's Strategy in Afghanistan Post US Withdrawal By - Satish Kumar Karna

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 on the US in 2001 made Afghanistan a major US foreign policy concern. A western military operation led by the US was launched against Al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban regime that harbored and supported it. Since then the US has suffered 2400 soldiers in Afghanistan .... Read More
Surge in Fuel Prices in India: Reasons, Options & Challenges - By Satish Kumar Karna

High pricing of petrol and diesel at the pump are due to two major factors: rising worldwide oil prices and a very high domestic tax structure. Fuel costs in India vary by state due to the impact of local taxes such as VAT and freight charges. For example, Rajasthan has .... Read More
Unorganized Sector Workers & their Social Security in India By-Dr. Amarjeet Bhargava

“The concept of ‘Social Security’ emphasizes on protecting the individual from social uncertainties.In spite of many efforts, the issue of social security of workers in the unorganized sector in India continues to be a matter of concern. Issues such as child labour, housing, drinking water, sanitation, minimum wages, livelihood security, .... Read More
Model Test

Prelims 2021: Questions & AnswersTotal Questions: 25

1. Consider the following statements:

  1. A moon-forming region around an exoplanet, PDS 70c, was recently discovered.
  2. The Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array (ALMA) observatory is located in Brazil.
  3. More than 4000 exoplanets have been discovered till date.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are true?

1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
None of the above
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Agriculture)

Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry (PLISFPI) The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Central Sector Scheme - "Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry (PLISFPI)" to support creation of global food manufacturing champions commensurate with India's natural resource endowment and .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Animal Husbandry)

Nationwide Artificial Insemination Programme (NAIP)-Phase -II Recently, owing to the success of the Nationwide Artificial Insemination Programme (NAIP), it has been proposed to continue the campaign mode NAIP Phase II in districts with less than 50% AI coverage including Aspirational Districts, covering all breeds of bovines. The NAIP Phase-II has been initiated .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Economy & Infrastructure)

PLI Scheme for Pharmaceuticals The Union Cabinet approved Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Pharmaceuticals over a period of Financial Year 2020-21 to 2028-29 on 24th Feb. 2021. Why Introduced? To Promote Investment: In order to incentivize the global and domestic players to enhance investment and production in diversified product categories - bio-pharmaceuticals, .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Labour & Employment/Skill Development)

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has launched Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 3.0 in January 2021, in a bid to empower India’s youth with employable skills by making over 300 skill courses available to them. The first version of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Social Security)

PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhyaan Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20th June 2020 launched ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ to empower and provide livelihood opportunities in areas/ villages witnessing large number of returnee migrant workers affected by the devastating COVID-19. By September 2020, 27.21 crore man-days employment was provided under the PM Garib .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Social Justice & Empowerment)

Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan/ Accessible India Campaign (AIC) In February 2021 the Union Government launched ‘Sugamya Bharat App’ and Handbook - ‘Access – The Photo Digest’. Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) launched Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan) as a nation-wide Campaign for achieving universal accessibility for Persons with Disabilities .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Minority Affairs)

Naya Savera - Free Coaching & Allied Scheme The scheme was launched in pilot mode in the FY 2013-14 but it was revised in December 2017. Vision/Objectives The scheme aims to empower the students belonging to minority communities and prepare them for competitive examinations, so that their participation in government and private jobs .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Tribal Affairs)

Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) EMRS started in the year 1997-98 to impart quality education to ST children in remote areas in order to enable them to avail of opportunities in high and professional educational courses and get employment in various sectors. Most recently, the guidelines for EMRS Scheme was revised in .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Women & Child Development)

National Child Labour Project (NCLP) Scheme 2021 marks the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. Hence, the progress made under the scheme must be looked into. The National Child Labour Project Scheme was launched on 25th November 2019 by the Ministry of Labour and Employment. Vision/Objectives To eliminate all forms of child .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Science & Technology)

Humans in Space Policy (2021) The Department of Space released the draft "Humans in Space Policy for India, 2021" and guidelines, procedures for implementation of "Humans in Space Policy for India, 2021" for public consultation on 2nd February 2021. Why Introduced? Socio-Economic Growth & Technological Innovation: Space activities are critical to India's socio-economic .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Electronics & Information Technology)

Digital India Programme Recently, the Prime Minister of India addressed a virtual event to mark the completion of six years of Digital Indian programme. The programme was launched by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in 2015. Vision/Objectives To transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. It aims to provide the much .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Defence)

Defence Testing Infrastructure (DTI) Scheme The government has approved the launch of ‘Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS)’ with an outlay of 400 crores on 15th May 2020 in order to give a boost to domestic defence and aerospace manufacturing. Vision/Objectives The Scheme aims to promote indigenous defence production, with special focus on participation .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Ecology & Environment)

Nagar Van Scheme (Urban Forests Scheme) The government has announced implementation of the Nagar Van Scheme on the occasion of the World Environment Day (5th June) in 2020. Vision/Objectives To create/ develop at least one CITY FOREST in each City having Municipal Corporation/ Class I Cities for providing wholesome healthy living environment, and .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Disaster Management)

National Disaster Management Plan (2016) The National Disaster Management Plan (2016) was released on 1st June 2016. Why Formulated? To make India disaster resilient, achieve substantial disaster risk reduction, and significantly decrease the losses of life, livelihoods, and assets – economic, physical, social, cultural, and environmental – by maximizing the ability to cope .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Health & Family Welfare)

Ayushman Sahakar Scheme Ayushman Sahakar scheme was launched by Prime Minister of India on 15th August 2020. Ayushman Sahakar is a unique scheme to assist cooperatives play an important role in creation of healthcare infrastructure in the country. It has been formulated by the apex autonomous development finance institution under the Ministry .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Education)

National Education Policy (2020) The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 was released on July 30, 2020. Why Introduced? 1. Outdated Polices The implementation of previous policies on education has focused mainly on issues of access and equity, with a lesser emphasis on quality of education. The unfinished agenda of the National Policy on Education .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Transport)

Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN)/ Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) Recently, the Government has approved 78 new routes under the 4th round of Regional Connectivity Scheme. Also on the commencement of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (India@75)’, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has proposed about 392 routes under UDAN 4.1 bidding .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Tourism)

National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASHAD) Scheme Recently, “Tourist Facilitation Centre” facility at Guruvayur, Kerala was inaugurated under PRASHAD Scheme. The ‘National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive’ (PRASHAD) launched by the Ministry of Tourism in the year 2014-15 with the objective of integrated .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Other Important Schems)

City Compost Scheme The City Compost scheme was launched on 10th February 2016 by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. Recently, under the City Compost scheme, assistance of Rs 1,500 per tonne of city compost was provided to fertilizer companies for marketing and promotion of city compost. Why Introduced? To Promote Appropriate Disposal Mechanisms .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (State Specific Schemes)

Chhattisgarh Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyaya Yojana Objective: The scheme aims to ensure minimum income availability to farmers growing one rabi and 13 kharif season crops in the state. Features Under the scheme, from Kharif 2021, along with paddy, the main crop of Kharif, Maize, Kodo-Kutki, Soyabean, Arhar and sugarcane producing farmers will get .... Read More
Policies, Plans, Schemes, & Indices in News (Indices in News)

Global India’s Performance Major Highlights 2020 2021 28th (Asia-Pacific) and 120th (Globally) 26th (Asia Pacific) and 121st globally (out of 184 countries) Singapore topped the index followed by New Zealand and Australia. 112th 140th It is the third-worst performer among South Asian countries, with Pakistan and Afghanistan trailing and Bangladesh being at the top. Not released Not released In 2019, India’s rank was .... Read More