Scheduled Castes: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

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

Published: October 1, 2020

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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NCRB releases “Crimes in India” report

Published: September 30, 2020

On September 29, 2020, the National Crime Record Bureau released a report titled “Crime in India”, 2019. According to the report, crimes against women increased by 7.3% between 2018 and 2019. Key Findings of Women Uttar Pradesh reported highest number of cases in both the categories, crimes against women and crimes against scheduled castes Assam ..

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Cabinet Approval: Occupancy rights to Scheduled Tribes of Lakshadweep

Published: February 27, 2020

On February 26, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved amendments to provide occupancy rights to Scheduled Tribes of Lakshadweep. The approval was provided to amend the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands Land Revenue and Tenancy Regulation, 1965. Highlights The Scheduled Tribes in the island did not have occupancy rights so far. The Occupancy right is the ..

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Constitution (126th amendment) bill, 2019 introduced in Lok Sabha

Published: December 9, 2019

The Constitution (126th amendment bill), 2019 was introduced in Lok Sabha on December 9, 2019. The bill seeks to extend the reservation provided to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes by 10 years. Key Features The reservation provided to the Anglo-Indian community, SC, ST is to end by January 25, 2020. The bill is being ..

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Analysis of the India s Food and Nutrition Security

Published: June 26, 2019

The analysis of India s food and nutrition security prepared by the UN World Food Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation makes the following observations: Child stunting which is a measure of chronic malnutrition has reduced at a rate of about 1% per year in India over the last decade. ..

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