Socio-Economic: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Delhi, AP, Haryana and Uttarakhand launch Food Security Scheme

Published: August 23, 2013

The State Governments of Delhi, Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana and Uttarakhand have launched the Centre sponsored Food Security Scheme. The food security scheme aims at ensuring the poor to get essential food commodities such as wheat and rice at affordable prices including Rice at 3 Rs/kg, Wheat at 2 Rs/kg and Coarse grain at 1 Rs/kg. States ..

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U.S. to help India deal with new security challenges

Published: August 23, 2013

The U.S. has agreed to share its expertise with India in countering new security challenges mainly terrorism. The U.S. government has agreed to provide Indian officers of various agencies access to its specialized agencies under the Department of Homeland Security particularly the Georgia head-quartered Federal Law Enforcement Training Centres (FLETC) to help them deal with ..

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Ministry of Finance launches "STAR scheme"

Published: August 20, 2013

STAR: (Standard Training Assessment and Reward) The Ministry of Finance launched the National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme that will be implemented on national level. The scheme will motivate the youth to acquire a vocational skill. The scheme is expected to benefit a million people in the first year of its implementation. The scheme which is ..

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U.N. Chief asks nations to contain declining Official Development Assistance (ODA)

Published: August 20, 2013

Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. Secretary-General, has expressed concerns over the continuous decline in Official Development Assistance (ODA) and has asked the nations to reverse the fall. In a progress report to the U.N. General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Mr. Ban expressed concern at the drop in ODA — which comes under MDG8, the global partnership — ..

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Government sets up high-level panel to map status of tribals

Published: August 20, 2013

The Government has set up a high level panel to prepare a position paper on the socio-economic, health and educational status of tribals and also recommend policy initiatives as well as effective outcome-oriented measures to improve development indicators and strengthen public service delivery to STs. India has around 8.6% people belonging to tribal community. The ..

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