PM Modi: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

July 6: Birth Anniversary of Syama Prasad Mukherjee

Published: July 6, 2020

Syama Prasad Mukherjee was an Indian barrister, politician and academician. He served as the Minister of Industry in Pandit Nehru’s cabinet. He was born on July 6, 1901. PM Modi and several other leaders paid tribute to Mukherjee on his birth anniversary. Highlights He founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh with the help of Rashtriya Swayamsevak ..

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Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana extended

Published: July 1, 2020

On June 30, 2020, PM Modi extended the free distribution of food grains scheme under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana till November 2020. Highlights The estimated cost of extension of the programme is Rs 90,000 crores. The extension will provide free food grains to 80 crore people. Free Food Grain Distribution Under Pradhan Mantri Garib ..

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Justice Rohini Commission

Published: June 25, 2020

On June 24, 2020, the Union Cabinet under PM Modi approved extension of Justice Rohini Commission to examine the issue of sub categorization of OBCs. The commission has been extended till October 31, 2021. Highlights The commission is to look into the anomalies arising from spelling of caste names. The communities that are currently listed ..

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GoI reviews Seaplane Operation Projects

Published: June 24, 2020

On June 23, 2020, the Minister of State for shipping Shri Mansukh Mandaviya reviewed the sea plane projects of India. The projects were reviewed under a unique brainstorming meeting “Chai pe Charcha”. Highlights The minister directed the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and Sagarmala Development company (SDA) limited to join hands to implement the ..

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Asiatic Lion population increased

Published: June 11, 2020

On June 10, 2020, PM Modi on Twitter announced about the increase in population of Asiatic Lions. Highlights The Asiatic Lion population has increased by 29%. It was 523 in 2015 and has increased to 674 in 2020. India has recorded 36% increase in distribution area of lions. It was 22,000 square kilo metres in ..

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