Poverty alleviation Current Affairs, GK & News
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY) is an integrated food security scheme launched by the Central Government of India in January 2023. The scheme aims to provide free foodgrains to more than 80 crore poor people across the country. Background The scheme has been introduced amid the criticism from the opposition over the discontinuation ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
The International day for Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on October 17. Key Points The day is observed to recognize and acknowledge the efforts and struggles faced by people, who are pushed to live in poverty. It provides a chance to these people to speak out their concerns and make every people to ..
Category: Important Days & Events Current Affairs
On October 7, 2020, the World bank released the biennial poverty and shared prosperity report. According to the report, around 150 million people are likely to enter extreme poverty due to covid-19 pandemic in different countries. To counter this, countries should prepare for a different economy by allowing labour capital skills and innovation to move ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
India’s renowned feminist scholar and activist Gita Sen has won the prestigious Dan David Prize, which annually awards three prizes of $ 1 million to inspiring individuals and organisations across the world. The Dan David Foundation is headquartered at Tel Aviv University, Israel. Gita Sen is also the Director of a Public Health Foundation of ..
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a global financial institution headquartered in Rome, Italy. It is a specialised agency of the United Nations, to address poverty and hunger. The 43rd session of the Council of Governors of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) recently held in Rome, on the theme: Investing in ..
The state government of Kerala has recently unveiled a scheme to establish hotels to provide meals at subsidised rates called ‘Kudumbashree’ hotels. The announcement was made during the presentation of state’s budget. The hotels are to be set up in in each of the 1034 local bodies and Kerala meals is to be available at ..