Lockdown Current Affairs, GK & News

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 in about 17 countries remained fully closed, whereas, schools in 39 countries remained partially closed. ..

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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 increasing COVID-19 crisis. Suggestions made by SBI report The report says that Government of India ..

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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 than the previous projection of 11.5% in January 2021. This is the highest among the ..

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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 PM Modi on June 30, 2020. GoI has chosen to extend till the month of ..

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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 with the migrant workers crisis during the lockdown. What is suo moto cognisance? Suo motu ..

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