Current Affairs 2019-20
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“Prime Ministers Research Fellowship Scheme” was announced in budget speech 2018-19 .
It aims to realize importance of innovation and technology for progress and development of the nation.
The government has launched this scheme at a total cost of 1650 crore for a period of seven years beginning 2018-19.
This scheme comes under the ministry of Human Resources Development.
Interim Budget 2019-20 was presented in Parliament on 1st February by the Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs, Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal. Besides having a major Scheme for the farmers, it provides tax sops and sets the Developmental Agenda for the years to come.•Dr Jackie King received the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize during the conference for her contributions to global river management.
•Mission Paani (initiated by News18 and Reckitt Benckiser owned Harpic, along with Amitabh Bachchan) was also launched at the global level during the conference held in Stockholm, Sweden.
Month: Current Affairs – September 2019
Categories: Important Days
Important Points: SIWI , world water week , water for society
‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ is a nation-wide campaign in India for the period 2014 to 2019 with a target of clean India.
It was launched on 2nd October 2014 by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi.
The mission has two thrusts:
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (“Gramin” or ‘rural’), which operates under the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (‘urban’), which operates under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
Economic activity rate is also called ‘Labor Force Participation Rate’.
The economic activity rate expresses the percentage of economically active persons (employed or seeking employment) in the reference population.
It is measured for the age group between 16 – 64.
It is the proportion of the population which offers its services on the labor market.
People who are still undergoing studies, housewives and persons above the age of 64 are not reckoned in the labor force.
It is represented in percent (%) form.
The conferment of a person, as a citizen of India, is governed by Articles 5 to 11 (Part II) of the Constitution of India.
The President of India is termed the First Citizen of India.
India has single citizenship and there is no dual citizenship.
A citizen of India is a citizen of all Indian territories.
The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) was introduced in 2016 by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
It was introduced with all best features but without shortcomings of all previous crop insurance schemes like NAIS/MNAIS (National Agricultural Insurance Scheme/ Modified NAIS.
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