26 Mar, 2020

  • RRBs Recapitalization - Economy
  • Measures to Minimize impact of lockdown on poor sections - Economy
  • Why a lockdown of 21 days - Science
  • Traditional new year festivals - Art & Culture
  • Indelible Ink - Economy
  • Economic impact of Lockdown - Economy
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    WHY LOCKDOWN IS FOR 21 DAYS

    The Union Health Ministry has said that there was no community transmission yet with the country registering 606 COVID-19 positive cases with 10 deaths. The Ministry’s data indicate that 563 Indians and 43 foreigners have tested positive, with 553 active cases.

    • What is Epidemiology?
    • Why a lockdown of 21 days?
    • estimated incubation period

     

    BEWARE OF LOPSIDED LOCKDOWN – ARTICLE

    The outbreak of CoVID-19 and subsequent declaration of lockdown has significantly impacted the livelihoods of the people employed in the informal sector. In this regard, this article highlights that relief measures for such poor and vulnerable sections should be integral part of lockdown plan.

    • Reforms in PDS
    • Reforms in Social Security benefits
    • Unconditional Cash transfers
    • Centre-State Coordination

     

    UNION CABINET APPROVES RECAPITALISATION OF RRBS

    Presently, the Union Government is implementing Scheme for Recapitalization of Regional Rural Banks. The Union Cabinet has decided to extend this scheme by another year beyond 2019-20 i.e. up to 2020-21.

    • Establishment of RRB
    • Mandate of RRB
    • Ownership of RRB
    • Prudential norms
    • Priority sector lending (PSL) norms
    • Details about Scheme for Recapitalization of RRBs

     

    INDELIBLE INK TO BE USED TO MARK THE QUARANTINED

    Due to extraordinary circumstances because of COVID-19 pandemic, the Election Commission has reviewed its decision suo-moto and it has decided to allow usage of Indelible Ink on persons for stamping for home quarantine by health authorities.   

    • Use of Indelible ink
    • Quarantine
    • Directives of Election Commission
    • Rule 49K of the Conduct of Elections Rules,1961
    • Silver Nitrate
    • Mysore Paints and Varnish Limited
    • Silver chloride

     

    WE WILL CELEBRATE GUDI PADWA ONCE WE TACKLE THIS CRISIS: CM

    Gudi Padwa is the first day of the Chaitra month, beginning of the New year celebrated in Maharashtra.

    • Gudi Parwa
    • Ugadi
    • Vishu
    • Vaisakhi
    • Pohela Boishakh
    • Puthandu
    • Bohag Bihu
    • Pana Sankranti
    • Jude Sheetal
    • Vikram Samvat, India
    Comments

    Anish kumar 2 months ago

    Thanx you so much sir

     

    Vishal Gohil 2 months ago

    Crisp & precise!

    RISHI JETHI 2 months ago

    thanks sir

    Moin Akhtar 2 months ago

    thank you so RAUS IAS team.