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Latest India Current Affairs and Current Affairs related to Government policy, polity and administration in India. India’s National Current Affairs updates for 2019.

TrueNat machines to test COVID-19 in 75 districts In Uttar Pradesh:

TrueNat machines to test COVID-19 in 75 districts In Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh Government is to make the TrueNat Machines available in all 75 districts to test COVID-19. The ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) had approved the machines to conduct COVID-19 tests earlier. Highlights: The UP Government is to make the machines available in all of its districts for speedy testing of COVID-19 cases.…

Third Tranche of Rs 20 lakh Economic Package announced

Third Tranche of Rs 20 lakh Economic Package announced

With the PM Modi announcing the Atma Nirmar Bharat Abhiyan on May 12, 2020, Rs 20 lakh crore were allocated to ease life of the people during Lock Down 4.0. Following this, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman held two press meets earlier explaining the country about the split of these funds. The third Tranche of…

FAO Report: Global Forest Resources Assessment, 2020

FAO Report: Global Forest Resources Assessment, 2020

On May 13, 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization released the Global Forest Resources Assessment Report, 2020. According to the report, around 178 million hectares of forests is lost in the last 30 years. However, the rate at which the forests are being destroyed has reduced. Key Findings The report says that between 2015 and…

PM-KISAN Scheme: Rs 18,517 crores released

PM-KISAN Scheme: Rs 18,517 crores released

On May 14, 2020, the Agriculture Ministry released Rs 18,517 crores under PM-KISAN scheme. This will help benefit 9.25 crores of families. Highlights The Government of India has so far released Rs 18,517 crores under PM-KISAN scheme since the lock down. The funds were released as a part of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana.…

Rs 20,000 lakh crore of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: Second Tranche Announced

Rs 20,000 lakh crore of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: Second Tranche Announced

On May 14, 2020, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced the second tranche of the Rs 20,000 lakh crore economic package announced under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Highlights The second tranche of the economic package focuses on migrant workers, small traders, street vendors, self-employed. The second part of the scheme is to be implemented in…

WHO: Cases of Malaria, TB and AIDS are to increase

WHO: Cases of Malaria, TB and AIDS are to increase

The World Health Organization announced that the number of deaths due to TB, AIDS and Malaria might increase as the entire focus of health care system all over the world is shifting towards COVID-19. Highlights The WHO has made the announcement based on the study conducted by the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease…

PM Modi announces Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

PM Modi announces Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

On May 12, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a new scheme called “Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan”. Under the new scheme, 20 lakh crore of package has been announced. Features of the scheme Under the scheme, the government of India is to support key sectors and also help achieve measures undertaken by Reserve Bank of…

Jal Jeevan Mission: J&K, Haryana to provide Tap Connections to all by 2022

Jal Jeevan Mission: J&K, Haryana to provide Tap Connections to all by 2022

The Jal Jeevan Mission aims to provide drinking water to every household. It aims to provide tap connections to every rural household. With the COVID-19 crisis at its peak, the central government is to implement the mission based on priority basis. Highlights The Central Government has advised the state governments to take up the mission…

National Land Management Corporation recommended by National Infrastructure Pipeline Task Force

National Land Management Corporation recommended by National Infrastructure Pipeline Task Force

The Task Force on National Infrastructure Pipeline recently submitted its report to the Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitaraman. Under the report, the task force has recommended to set up National Land Management Corporation. Highlights The National Land Management Corporation will help to monetize state-owned surplus lands in a systematic way. The Task Force recommends to…

GRID 2020 report: Over 5 million displaced in India in 2019

GRID 2020 report: Over 5 million displaced in India in 2019

The Global Report on Internal Displacement, GRID 2020 released by Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, IDMC said that over 5 million people have displaced in India in 2019. According to the report, this is the highest in the world. Highlights: World According to the report, around 33.4 million people faced displacements in the world due to…