Ministry of Women and Child Development: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Who are conferred with ‘Pradhan Mantri Bal Shakti Puraskar’ award?

Recently, the nominations of the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar for the year 2021 have been invited by the Ministry of Women and Child Development from children, individuals, and institutions. The award The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar is the highest civilian honor which is given for exceptional achievement under the age of 18. It ..

NITI Aayog launches campaign “Navigating the New Normal”

On June 27, 2020, NITI Aayog launched a new campaign “Navigating the New Normal” and a website. The campaign aims to help people follow norms to contain COVID-19. About the Campaign The Campaign has two parts. The first part of the campaign includes a web portal that contains the following related to COVID-19 Behavioural science ..

Smriti Irani launches initiative to boost female participation in workforce

Women and child development minister Smriti Irani recently attended Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry – FLO  event. During this event the union minister launched FICCI-FLO’s ‘The Greater 50%’ initiative that focuses on improving the participation of women in the workforce from the self-help groups (SHGs) to board members of large companies. This would improve ..

Government provides smartphones for Anganwadi Workers under POSHAN Abhiyaan

ICDS-Common Application Software (CAS) is developed under the POSHAN Abhiyaan (Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition). It is a flagship programme to improve nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers. Recently it was seen in news as the Women and Child Development Ministry announced that Anganwadi Workers are provided with Smart phone ..

National Crèche Scheme

The National Crèche Scheme was discussed by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development in the Lok Sabha recently. About the Scheme The National Crèche Scheme was previously known as Rajiv Gandhi National Crèche Scheme. It is a centrally sponsored scheme that was launched on January 1st, 2017. It is being implemented by the ..