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Current Affairs: December 18, 2011

Food Security Bill cleared The Cabinet today cleared the much awaited Food Security Bill that seeks to give legal entitlement to subsidised food grains to about 64 per cent of the country’s population. The Bill proposes to give food security to 75 per cent of the rural population, and 50 per cent of the urban ..

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Current Affairs : June 22, 2011

UN Secretary General: Ban Ki-moon re-elected Ban Ki-Moon was unanimously elected for a second term by the 192 Nations United Nations General Assembly The second 5 year term for Mr. Ban starts from January 1, 2012 Mr. Ban has termed his re-election as a "very great honour beyond expression." Uttar Pradesh Govt to amend Criminal ..

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Antyodaya Anna Yojna

AAY was launched in December 2000. Under the scheme 1 crore of the poorest among the BPL families covered under the targeted public distribution system are identified. Twenty five kilograms (kg) of food grains were made available to each eligible family at a highly subsidized rate of Rs. 2 per kg for wheat and Rs.3 ..

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Annapurna Scheme

The Annapurna Scheme has been launched with effect from 1st April, 2000. It aims at providing food security to meet the requirement of those senior citizens who, though eligible, have remained uncovered under the National Old Age Pension Scheme(NOAPS). The Scheme is targeted to cover, 20% (13.762 Lakh) of persons eligible to receive pension under ..

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National Food Security Mission

Background:To meet the growing food grain demand, National Development Council in its 53rd meeting adopted a resolution to enhance the production of rice, wheat and pulses by 10, 8 and 2 million tons respectively by 2011 with an outlay of Rs. 4,882 crore under National Policy for Farmers in the Eleventh Five Year Plan.The proposed ..

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