National Food Security Act Current Affairs, GK & News

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana: Free Food Grains till June

The Government of India recently announced that it will provide five kilo grams of free food grains under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana till June 2021. The free food grains are being provided to those covered under the National Food Security Act, 2013. This is to continue till June 2021. What is the ..

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One Nation One Card-Recent Developments

Context in Current Affairs: Around nine states have completed One Nation One Card Reform schemes. They are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Kerala, Haryana, Gujarat, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura. What are the recent developments? The Central Government has allowed these nine states to increase their additional 23,523 crores of rupees under One Nation One Card Scheme. ..

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Fortification of Rice Scheme to be implemented in 15 states

As of November 3, 2020, around 15 State Governments have identified districts to implement the Fortification of Rice Scheme. The State Governments have identified the districts where the scheme is to be implemented and have notified the same to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. Key Highlights The Department of Food and ..

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Finance Minister allows five states to raise financial resources through Open Market Borrowings

The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman recently allowed five states to raise additional financial resources of Rs 9,913 crores such as Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tripura and Goa. Highlights The states were granted permission as they have successfully implemented One Nation One Card System. The Central Government has been helping the states largely post pandemic. COVID-19 ..

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Vice President suggests to include milk in Mid-day Meal Scheme

The Vice President, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has suggested that milk can be given either as part of breakfast or the mid-day meal. This will improve the nutritional levels of children. Mid-day meal scheme The Mid-day Meal Scheme is a meal programme that has been formulated for taking care of the nutrition among the of school-age children ..

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