Scheduled Castes 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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Odisha: Rise in Upper age limit for Govt jobs

The Odisha Government recently increased the upper age limit of candidates to enter into State Civil services exams. The age was increased from 32 years to 38 years. This was done by amending the State Civil Services Rules, 1989. About the rise in upper age limit The increase in age limit has been made for ..

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Online Grievance Management Portal of NCSC launched

The Union Minister for Communication and IT and Law and Justice recently launched the “Online Grievance Management portal of NCSC”. NCSC is National Commission of Scheduled Castes. About the Portal The portal was launched on the occasion of 130th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar. The Scheduled Caste community in the country can register ..

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What Home Ministry informed Parliament on Cybercrime?

The Home Minister have recently presented the crime data in Parliament in the ongoing Budget Session. Crime Data The ministry of Home Affairs informed in the Parliament that increasing use of the internet across the country has increased the instances of the cybercrime. It also highlighted that most of the cybercrime cases were of sexual ..

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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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NCRB releases “Crimes in India” report

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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