16 Dec, 2019

  • Mallakhamba- Art and Culture
  • Ajanta Wall Paintings- Art and CUlture
  • Challenges in Pradhanmantri Matru Vandana Yojana- Social Issues
  • CAG report and Petroleum Ministry report on Pradhanmantri Ujjwala Yojana - Social Issues
  • COP 25-Failure - (Environment)
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    STALEMATE IN THE CLIMATE CHANGE TALKS

    This particular article discusses the failure of the developed and developing countries to reach a consensus on various aspects to combat the problem of climate change during the recent COP talks.

    • Article 6 of Paris Climate Change Deal.
    • Reasons for the failure of COP talks

     

    CRITIQUE OF PRADHAN MANTRI MATRU VANDANA YOJANA (PMMVY)

    In 2016, the Government had launched Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) as a conditional cash transfer scheme for the benefit of pregnant and lactating mothers.

    However, this article highlights that this scheme is non-supportive and exclusionary in nature and hence has failed to provide optimum benefits to the targeted beneficiaries

    • About Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)
    • Flaws in the Scheme

     

    PROBLEMS WITH THE PRADHAN MANTRI UJJWALA YOJANA

    The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has highlighted certain concerns in the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.

    • About Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
    • Concerns raised by the CAG

     

    ABOUT MALLAKHAMBA

    Mallakhamba is a traditional sport, in which a gymnast performs aerial yoga postures and wrestling grips on a hanging wooden pole, cane, or rope.

    • About Mallakhamba

     

    ABOUT AJANTA AND ELLORA CAVES

    This article discusses about the Ajanta Paintings

    • About Ajanta Paintings
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