Plant Varieties Registry

Plant Varieties Registry Context: • A unique variety of rice bred by a Karnataka based farmer has been recognised for its salient features and qualities by the Plant Varieties Registry, Government of India, which has issued its stamp of approval. Background: • To ensure the […]

Soil Health Card

Soil Health Card Context: • The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply in Lok Sabha gave the details about the soil health card recently. What is Soil Health Card? • A Soil Health Card is used […]


PMKVY Context: • The Government has launched the third phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 3.0) on 15.01.2021, to train 8.00 lakh youths across the country, including North Eastern Region (NER), with an outlay of Rs. 948.90 crore.   About PMKVY 3.0: • […]

An Overlook of OROP Scheme

An Overlook of OROP Scheme Context: • The Supreme Court recently upheld the Centre’s one rank, one pension (OROP) scheme for the armed forces. • A Bench led by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud held, “We find no constitutional infirmity in the OROP principle as defined in […]


PM-DAKSH YOJANA Context: • The amount of funds earmarked under PM-DAKSH Yojana during 2020-21 and 2021-22 are Rs.44.79 crores and Rs.79.48 crores respectively. • PM-DAKSH Portal and PM-DAKSH Mobile App were launched by Ministry on 07.08.2021. • The URL of PM-DAKSH Portal is “” and […]

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Context: • Under Skill India Mission, Ministry is implementing its flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) to impart skill development training to prospective youth of the country. • Since inception of PMKVY i.e. 2015, as on 31.12.2021, 4.22 […]


PM KUSUM Scheme Context: • The Karnataka State Cabinet recently has come forward for the implementation of PM KUSUM-B (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan-B) which is a centrally sponsored scheme under which solar-powered irrigation pump sets will be provided to farmers. About: […]

National Digital Tourism Mission

National Digital Tourism Mission Context: Ministry of Tourism had constituted an inter-ministerial task force for National Digital Tourism Mission on 23rd July, 2021 to undertake consultations with the tourism industry and domain experts, define the context, mission, vision, objectives, and overall scope of the National […]