Scheduled Caste Current Affairs, GK & News

Indian Government to set up panel to study status of SC converts to Islam and Christianity

The Central Government will constitute a national commission to study the social, economic and educational status of members of Scheduled Castes or Dalits who have converted to religions other than Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Key facts This proposed commission is significant as several petitions are currently pending before the Supreme Court seeking SC reservation benefits ..

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Guru Ravidas Jayanti and Punjab Elections

The Guru Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated on Magh Poornima, that is, on the new moon day of the Magh month. It is celebrated all over India. About Ravidas Ravidas was a social reformer and a spiritual man. He is popular mainly for his work against castism. Ravidas was a contemporary saint to Saint Kabir. It ..

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SRESHTA Scheme: Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas

The Government of India is to launch SRESTHA Scheme for the Scheduled Caste students. The scheme will provide quality residential education to the students. Key Features The scheme is to be implemented by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. It targets the meritorious students of Scheduled Caste. It will also help to control the ..

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West Bengal announces several initiatives for SC and ST people in the state

On November 4, 2020, the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a number of initiatives for the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and refugee population. This included land pattas and setting up of cultural and development boards. Key Highlights The initiatives have included all the refugees in the colonies spread across the state. Around 1,25,000 ..

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Ambedkar Social Innovation Incubation Mission: Key Facts, Features and Benefits

On September 30, 2020, the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot launched Ambedkar Social Innovation and Incubation Mission for the Scheduled Castes under Venture Capital Funds. The mission aims to promote innovation among the SC students in the country. Key Features To promote entrepreneurship among SC students with special preference to disabled ..

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Validity of UP Governments Order to List OBC as SC

The order of the Uttar Pradesh government to issue Scheduled Castecertificates to those belonging 17 castes from Other Backward Castes (OBC) is termed as unconstitutional. Constitutional Procedure for listing any caste as Scheduled Caste Article 341 of the constitution lists the following provisions: (1)The President after consultation with the Governor is empowered to specify the ..

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