19 Nov, 2019

  • 250th Session of Rajya Sabha (Learn From NCP, BJD Members: PM) - Polity & Governance
  • Electoral Bonds has pit falls: RBI - Polity & Governance
  • Maternity Schemes reaches only one third of beneficiaries - Social Issues
  • Cartosat-3 - Science & Technology
  • BRICs on the Ball - (Article) - International Relations
  • A Precedent (Reference) - Polity & Governance
  • Practice Questions

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    Importance of Rajya Sabha

    On the occasion of 250th session of Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister highlighted the importance of Rajya Sabha.            

    • Important highlights by Prime Minister on Rajya Sabha
    • The history of Rajya Sabha in India
    • Dimension of Discussions in Constituent Assembly for Rajya Sabha
    • Multifaceted roles of Rajya Sabha


    Maternity schemes reaches only one third of the beneficiaries

    As per RTI, only 61% of beneficiaries registered under PMMVY between April 2018 and July 2019 have received the full amount of Rs. 6,000 promised under the scheme.                 

    • Maternity Benefits Act
    • Maternal benefits for informal/unorganized sector
    • Benefits under National food security Act 2013
    • Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana


    ISRO gets set for launch of Cartosat-3, next week

    India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C47 will launch Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial nano satellites into Sun Synchronous orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.

    • CARTOAT-3
    • ISRO
    • PSLV-C47
    • New Space India Limited (NSIL)
    • Antrix Corporation Limited (Antrix)


    RBI had warned of the pitfalls of electoral bonds

    The Political Funding of Elections has emerged as a biggest threat to Indian democracy. According to the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), 70% of the funding of the political parties comes from unknown sources which increase the risk of big corporates and super-rich individuals influencing the decisions of the Government.          

    • What are Electoral Bonds?
    • Electoral Bonds- Concerns and Challenges
    • Corporate Funding of Elections
    • Lack of Transparency
    • Foreign Influence    


    BRICS on the ball?

    Brazil’s Chairmanship of 11th BRICS Summit of 2019 saw number of meetings of world leaders, it reported 30 new outcomes, initiatives and documents including 73 paragraph long Brasilia Declaration to spell out the leaders’ shared worldview and spectrum of their work.

    • Praiseworthy Aspects of 11th BRICS Summit
    • Commitment of BRICS members on taking counterterrorism efforts
    • New Members for New Development Bank (NDB)
    • BRICS to establish Local Currency Bond Fund
    • Efforts in Business Promotion
    • New Industrial Revolution
    • Strengthening people-to-people interaction