Kirbati Island: Maiden COVID Cases

Kirbati is one of the most isolated islands in the world. It is located in Pacific Ocean, at 4,800 kimlometres from North America. So far Kirbati had recorded only two COVID-19 cases. Recently, Kirbati is facing community transmission. What happened? ..



UNICEF calls on nations to reopen schools

The United Nations children’s fund (UNICEF) has called on education authorities to reopen schools as soon as possible, in countries where millions of students are allowed to go to their classrooms for 18 months amidst the covid-19 pandemic. Highlights Schools ..


SBI Report: FY22 growth at 10.4%,

The State Bank of India recently revised the growth of India for the Fiscal Year 2021-22 to 10.4%. Earlier, the bank had predicted the growth rate as 11%. SBI has curbed the growth rate of the country due to the ..


World Economic Outlook

The International Monetary Fund recently released the World Economic Outlook titled “Managing Divergent Recoveries”. Key Findings of the report The report has predicted GDP growth of India for the current fiscal year 2022 to be 12.5%. This is 1% higher ..


Free Food Grains under Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana extended till November

On July 8, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved to extend the free food grains scheme under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till November, 2020. Highlights The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana was introduced by ..


Supreme Court’s suo motu cognisance of Migrant Workers’ plight

On May 26, 2020, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court took suo motu cognisance of migrant workers issue and noted that there have been “inadequacies and certain lapses” on the part of the Central and State governments in dealing ..