PM Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY)
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna was launched in the year 2016 under Ministry of Finance. The scheme was valid from December 16, 2016, to March 31, 2017, and later was extended till 20,June 2020. A 1.70 lakh cr. relief packages to the underprivileged, poor and migrant workers affected by lockdown amidst COVID 19 crisis, was announced.
SOLAR ORBITER MISSION
Solar orbiter, a new collaboration mission between ESA (Europe Space Agency) and NASA to study about the sun, which took off from Cape Canaveral in FLORIDA on 10 February. This would be a seven-year mission.
The Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India (Department of Science & Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) and Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India provides a number of science & technology news stories and features from the institutions and labs named Vigyan Samachar.
India Nepal relations
India and Nepal share a unique and time-tested relationship, that is characterised by common heritage, culture, civilisation, history and geography. Nepal shares its border with five states of India, and it is characterised by open border and strong people-to-people ties.
The Delhi Model of Education
The Delhi education model has caught people's attention in Delhi in the last five years. Validating this model provides now a direction for the next phase of reforms.
Medical Termination of Pregnancy
The Union Cabinet has approved the amendments to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, which will help strengthen women’s reproductive rights and prevent unsafe abortions along with giving its nod to extend the upper gestation limit for abortion from the existing 20 weeks to 24 weeks
Enemy Property Act
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is going to lead a Group of Ministers (GoM) as they seek to dispose of what is believed to be 9,400 'enemy properties', with a total estimated value of Rs 1 lakh crore.
Sub-Categorization of OBC
The Union Cabinet recently approved a six-month extension in the tenure of the commission to examine sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBC), which had been appointed in 2017 with the initial deadline of 12 weeks.
NIA Act Challenged by Chhattisgarh Government
The Chhattisgarh government recently filed a petition, citing Article 131 to challenge the Constitutional validity of the National Investigation Act, 2008. The petition contends that the NIA Act is ultra vires the Constitution and beyond the legislative competence of Parliament.
Minority Institutions and Supreme Court Judgement
Recently the Supreme Court held that States can regulate minority institutions i.e, the state is well within its rights to introduce a regulatory regime in the “national interest” to provide minority educational institutions with well-qualified teachers in order for them to “achieve excellence in education.