Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

World Toilet Day: November 19

Published: November 19, 2020

Every year, the United Nations and several other international organizations celebrate World Toilet Day on November 19. The official convener of the World Toilet Day is the UN-Water. What is the theme of World Toilet Day? In 2020, the World Toilet Day is celebrated under the following theme Theme: Sustainable Sanitation and Climate Change What ..

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Rs 170 crores disbursed to MNREGA

Published: May 22, 2020

On May 21, 2020, the Government of India disbursed RS 170 crores to MNREGA workers. The amounts were disbursed to the beneficiaries through the Deaprtment of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. Highlights The Department has taken up more than 14,000 development projects under MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act) since April 20, 2020. This ..

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GoI: Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities Released

Published: May 19, 2020

On May 19, 2020, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs released star rating of garbage free cities for the year 2019-20. Highlights Around 5 cities were given 5-star rating. This includes Ambikapur, Surat, Rajkot, Mysuru, Indore and Navi Mumbai. The ministry had given 3-star rating to 65 cities and 1-star rating to 70 cities. ..

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Revised Version of Swachhata Application launched to fight COVID-19

Published: April 9, 2020

On April 9, 2020, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched a revised version of Swachhata application. The application was launched at a video conferencing held with states and union territories. Why Swachhta Application? The Application has more than 1.7 crore urban users all over the country, Therefore, the reach is faster. It has ..

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Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana launched to fight COVID-19

Published: March 26, 2020

On March 26, 2020, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman launched Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana. The scheme is an economic help package for people in the country to fight against COVID-19 and its effects. Around 1.7 lakh crore has been allocated under the package. Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana Under the scheme, around ..

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