13 May, 2020

  • GSI - Hybrid/Online program
  • PM announces 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package (Indian Economy)
  • Riding roughshod over State governments + Reaffirm cooperative federalism (Polity and Governance)
  • India may miss nutrition targets (Social Development)
  • Italy, India and a common thread in partnership (International Relation)
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    PM ANNOUNCES RS. 20 LAKH CRORE ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE   

    An economic stimulus package for Rs. 20 lakh crore has been announced. Now the financial stimulus will be 10% of the GDP. This amount includes packages already announced at the beginning of the lockdown, incorporating a slew of measures from the RBI and the payouts under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana.

    • New Economy Package – Rs. 20 Lakhs
    • Focus on self-reliance
    • Five pillars of self reliance
    • Economy
    • Infrastructure
    • Technology driven govt. system
    • Demography
    • Demand and Supply Chain
    • Present fiscal status of Central government

     

    REAFFIRM COOPERATIVE FEDERALISM; RIDING ROUGHSHOD OVER STATE GOVERNMENTS

    The ongoing Covid crisis has put our federalism to the test like no others. Although there have been instances in the past as well when the centre-state relations were constrained (during later periods of Congress dominance), but the current situation is at another level.

    • Federalism in the Constitution
    • Union List, State List & Concurrent List
    • The provisions related to disasters and NDMA
    • How the use of provisions of NDMA by centre is against the spirits of federalism
    • Discrimination against states
    • Distribution of Revenue

     

    INDIA MAY MISS NUTRITION TARGETS

    India is among 88 countries that are likely to miss global nutrition targets by 2025, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2020. The Report also identified the country as one with the highest rates of domestic inequalities in malnutrition.      

    • Global Nutrition Report 2020
    • Report on India
    • Critical actions to achieve nutrition equity
    • Six Nutrition Targets – World Health Assembly

     

    NO AIR SPACE VIOLATION AT PANGONG TSO

    Officials of Indian Air Force has confirmed that helicopters of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) came close to the border during the face-off with the Indian Army near Pangong Tso lake in Eastern Ladakh last week, but there was no air space violation on either side.

    • Existing Arrangement between India and China
    • About Pangong Tso Lake
    • Brackish lake
    • Lies in India and China
    • Endorheic basin

     

    ITALY, INDIA AND A COMMON THREAD IN PARTNERSHIP – ARTICLE  

    This article is written by the Ambassador of Italy to India whereby he mentions about the similarities in decisions taken by both India and Italy regarding lockdown as well as about restoring economic activities amidst the crisis. The Ambassador has also highlighted about the future course of Action in the multilateral system where both India and Italy are involved.         

    • Similarities in decision making to handle COVID-19
    • Financial Decisions are taken by Italy
    Comments

    Faisal Mahfooz 1 month ago

    Sir why option 2 is correct?

    ASHISH KUMAR DWIVEDI 1 month ago

    Hello, anybody help me, I wanted to access DNS videos of July 2019 but only till September I am able to find, are they available on Plateform  and How can I access those videos?? 

    Nisha . 1 month ago

    Why 2 is incorrect 

     

    RISHI JETHI 1 month ago

     @ashishkumardwivedi goto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcw669VIZf4 for 01/07/2019 DNS Video.

     

    rahul 1 month ago

    sir in 22 april dns sir said dm act 2005 was legislated by invoking entry 23 of list 3 of schedule 7 .. so please clarify whether it is made under residuary power or concurrent list .