PM Adarsh Gram Yojana

PM Adarsh Gram Yojana by government will begin soon by Tribal Affairs Ministry

PM Adarsh Gram Yojana
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The Union Minister Arjun Munda has informed that Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana covering 36,000 villages across the country, will begin soon by the Tribal Affairs Ministry.

Aim :

  • Aims to achieve integrated development of selected villages through convergent implementation of all relevant Central and State schemes.
  • Under the scheme by the government, the villages with a 50% tribal population will be given priority.
  • These villages should be covered with all the facilities necessary for dignified living, creating thereby an environment in which all its residents are enabled to utilise their potential to the fullest.

Access for villages :-

  • Access for all to safe drinking water on a sustainable basis.
  • All houses should have electricity.
  • The village should have slush-free internal roads, and adequate street lighting.
  • Availability of adequate banking facilities.
  • All residents should have adequate housing, and there should be no homeless family.
  • All youth and adults of the village should have adequate employment and means of livelihood.
  • Reduction of infant mortality rate (per thousand live births) to 30 and maternal mortality rate (per lakh) to 100, by 2012.
  • 100% registration of deaths and births in the village
The scheme was launched in 2009-10 on a pilot basis, for the integrated development of 1000 villages in 5 States viz.

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PM Adarsh Gram Yojana

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Swami Brahmanand Award 2021

Swami Brahmanand Award 2021 : Super 30’s Anand Kumar conferred with the award this year

Swami Brahmanand Award 2021
Anand Kumar
Mathematician Anand Kumar has been conferred with the Award for his contribution in the field of education through his super 30 initiative, which prepares underprivileged students for the IIT entrance exam.
The award carries Rs. 10,000 in cash a bronze medal, a bronze statue of Swami Brahmanand and a certificate.
The award is given every year to the people who have done special work in the education sector or for the walfare of the cow.
He received the award from professor Roop Kishore Shastri, the vice-chancellor of Haridwar’s Gurukula Kangri deemed university, at a function in the Rath area of Hamirpur district of Uttar Pradesh.

key points :

  • In 2020, the award went to academician Dr Arun Kumar Pandey, who worked to strengthen India’s cultural and educational bonding in South Korea.
  • Friederike Irina Bruening, a German national, who has devoted her life to sick and abandoned cows in Mathura, received the first Swami Brahmanand Award for cow protection in 2019.

About Super 30 :

  • Super 30′ is a coaching programme of Kumar’s Patna-based Ramanujan School of Mathematics.
  • According to its website, it hunts for 30 meritorious students from among economically backward sections of the society and shapes them to clear the test to get in to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT).

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Swami Brahmanand Award 2021

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New Governors appointed

New Governors appointed in 5 more states by President RamNath Kovind

New Governors appointed
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Dr Soundararajan has been appointed the Governor of Telangana – having a separate Governor is a first for the country’s newest state.
The former Army Officer Gurmit Singh has been announced as the new Governor of Uttarakhand by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind.
  • In Uttarakhand, Lieutenant-General Gurmit Singh will succeed Baby Rani Maurya as the new Governor.
  • Baby Rani Maurya had recently submitted her resignation.
Bandaru Dattatreya has been put in charge of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Kalraj Mishra.
Arif Mohammad Khan has been appointed the Governor of Kerala.
  • Mohammed replaces P Sathasivam as the new Governor.
The President transferred and appointed Kalraj Mishra, the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, as the new Governor of Rajasthan.
Kalraj Mishra, who was the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, has been asked to replace Kalyan Singh in Rajasthan.
Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been appointed the new Governor of Maharashtra shunting out Vidyasagar Rao.
  • Mr Koshyari replaces Vidya Sagar Rao, whose five-year term came to an end.
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Cryptocurrency bill 2021 India

Cryptocurrency bill 2021 India highlights : What is Cryptocurrency, key points

Cryptocurrency bill 2021 India
Cryptocurrency bill 2021 India
The cryptocurrency bill and regulations of official currency bill will be presented in the Monsoon Session of Parliament that will begin on July 19, 2021.
The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, will prohibit all private cryptocurrencies in India.
The bill will framework for the launch of an “official digital currency”, which will be introduced in Parliament’s Budget session.

Key purpose of bill :

  • Creation of the official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India
  • Ban to all private cryptocurrencies in India
  • Certain exceptions to promote the underlying technology of crytptocurrency and its uses

What is cryptocurrency?

  • Cryptocurrencies are form of digital currency used in electronic payment transactions.

How can Cryptocurrency can be stored?

  • Digital currencies are stored in digital wallets, which are software or apps installed by users on their computer or mobile device.
  • Each digital wallet contains encrypted information, called public and private keys, that is used to send and receive the digital currency.

Features of Cryptocurrency?

  • There are zero to minimal transaction fees
  • Transactions are fast
  • Not bound by geography
  • Similar to using cash
  • Transactions are anonymous
Various start-ups dealing with cryptocurrency have come up in India :
  • Unocoin in 2013
  • Zebpay in 2014
  • Tracxn in 2019
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Cryptocurrency bill 2021 India
Cryptocurrency bill 2021 India
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India’s first LNG plant in Nagpur

India’s first LNG plant in Nagpur inaugurated by Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari

India's first LNG plant in Nagpur
Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari
The Trasport Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the India’s first Liquefied Natural Gas facility Plant in Nagpur.
The facility plant has been set up by Baidyanath Ayurvedic Group on Kamptee Road near Nagpur Jabalpur Highway.

Key points :

  • In our economy, we are spending 8 lakh crores for the import of petrol diesel and petroleum products which is a big challenge.
  • Use of ethanol as vehicle fuel would help save at least Rs. 20 a litre despite its lower calorific value than petrol.
  • As trucks run around 98,000 km a year, so after converting into LNG there will be a saving of about Rs. 11 lakh per vehicle in just 9-10 months, and the conversion cost can be easily recovered.
  • This is because the supply of a year has been booked at an advance rate due to which the fuel will be available at Rs 62 a liter as against Rs 72 in the market.

Highlights :

  • LNG is not only being projected as a cheaper alternative to diesel but rates offered at the Nagpur station will be lower than the current market price of the fuel elsewhere.
  • Alternate use of fuels like LNG, CNG or ethanol would bring relief from rising petrol rates.
  • The minister also highlighted the economic advantage of LNG and said data showed that the average cost of conversion of a regular truck engine into an LNG engine was about Rs. 10 lakh.
  • Minister also underlined, surplus in rice, corn and sugar can be used as alternative fuel in order to prevent it from going to waste.

What is LNG?

  • LNG is a clean and cost-effective fuel which has the capability of decreasing Logistics costs.
  • LNG is mainly methane (CH4) with some mixture of ethane (C2H6), that has been cooled down to liquid form for easier non-pressurized storage & transport.
  • It takes up around 1/600th of volume of natural gas in gaseous state.
  • It is odorless, colorless, non-toxic and non-corrosive gas.
  • It will also help in revolutionize the transport sector.
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India's first LNG plant in Nagpur
India’s first LNG plant in Nagpur
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Kareena Kapoor Khan Pregnancy Bible book

Kareena Kapoor Khan Pregnancy Bible book announced to release

Kareena Kapoor Khan Pregnancy Bible book
Kareena Kapoor Khan Pregnancy Bible book
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Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has recently announced her new book titled, “Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Pregnancy Bible”.
She has called it her ‘ Third child ‘.
The Pregnancy Bible is vetted and approved by the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India ( FOGSI ), India’s official body of gynecologists and obstetricians.

Key points :

  • The book was announced in 2020 first.
  • It is Published by and the amazing @chikisarkar.
  • The 40-year-old actress, who introduced her book Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Pregnancy Bible, on Thursday, revealed that the book is already a best-seller – it’s available for pre-order.

About the book :

  • This book is a very personal account of what she experienced both physically and emotionally through both her pregnancies.
  • She talk about everything from morning sickness to diet and fitness in her book.
Kareena Kapoor welcomed her first child with Saif Ali Khan, Taimur, on December 20, 2016.
Their second child was born in February this year.
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Gravelyia boro : New underground spider species

Gravelyia boro : New underground spider species discovered in Assam

Gravelyia boro : New underground spider species
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Gravelyia boro : New underground spider species
New species of underground spiders have been discovered in the Jharbari range in Assam.
  • Gravelyia Boro
  • Dexippus kleini
The species of spiders have been described in the Acta Arachnological published by the Arachnological Society of Japan.

Gravelyia Boro, key points :

  • The Gravelyia boro, discovered first time, belongs to the Nemesiidae family.
  • It comprising 184 species worldwide.
  • They have been found in Chirag Reserve Forest.
  • The burrow spider lives underground, about 10-15 cm below the sandy-loamy surface.
  • The burrows with an opening up to 1 cm wide were under the cover of some herbs and shrubs.

Dexippus kleini, key points :

  • Dexippus kleini belongs to Salticidae.
  • It has the largest family of all spiders on the planet.
  • Dexippus kleini is an oriental jumping spider.
  • It has been recorded for the first time after it was originally described 129 years ago by Swedish arachnologist, Tord Tamerlan Teodor Thorell.
  • The spider was discovered by him about 2,600 km away in Sumatra.
  • The jumping spider, typical of its kind, is a slow mover but capable of jumping up to 25 mm in length to hunt its prey.
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Matsya Setu App

Matsya Setu App : Government Launched App for Fish Farmers ( All Important points and facts )

Matsya Setu App
Matsya Setu App
Union Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister Giriraj Singh launched an online course mobile app ‘Matsya Setu’ to enhance aquaculture technology in country’s aqua farmers.
The app has been developed by the ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA), Bhubaneswar.
It is funding with the support of the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) Hyderabad.

Aim :

  • Matsya Setu App mainly aims at educating the fish farmers in the country with the latest freshwater aquaculture technologies.

Features :

  • The Matsya Setu app will offer species-wise or subject-wise self-learning online course modules.
  • The modules are divided into small video chapters.
  • Farmers can also ask their doubts through the app and get specific advisories from experts.
  • It will provide better management practices to be followed in maintaining the soil and water quality, feeding and health management in aquaculture operations have also been provided in the course platform.

About the App :

  • The online course app for fish farmers will educate them on the latest freshwater aquaculture technologies.
  • The app will be surely helpful for the farmers to learn the advancements in the technologies and better management practices at their convenience.
India is the second major producer of fish through aquaculture across the world.
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List of Cabinet Ministers of India 2021

List of Cabinet Ministers of India 2021 : 43 Union Minister sworn in ( Check complete list )

List of Cabinet Ministers of India 2021
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Prime Minister Modi cabinet reshuffle, a total of 43 leaders will take oath as the ministers in the Union Cabinet.
  • The Union Cabinet expansion meeting took place on July 7, 2021.
  • The focus has been on Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal.
  • Uttar Pradesh is the most crucial state for the BJP given the number of Lok Sabha seats.
  • Harsh Vardhan was removed as the Union Health Minister due to his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar, Environment Minister Babul Supriyo and Minister of State for Health Ashwini Chaube have also been asked to quit the Cabinet post.
Seven ministers who were already a part of Modi’s Cabinet have been promoted are –
  • Kiren Rijiju
  • Hardeep Singh Puri
  • G Kishan Reddy
  • Mansukh Mandaviya
  • Anurag Thakur
  • G Kishan Reddy
  • Parshottam Rupala
  • Raj Kumar Singh

Ministers inducted in to Union Cabinet :

  • Narayan Rane
  • Sarbananda Sonowal
  • Virendra Kumar
  • Jyotiraditya Scindia
  • Ramchandra Prasad Singh
  • Ashwini Vaishnaw
  • Pashu Pati Kumar Paras
  • Kiren Rijiju
  • Raj Kumar Singh
  • Hardeep Singh Puri
  • Mansukh Mandaviya
  • Bhupendra Yadav
  • Parshottam Rupala
  • G Kishan Reddy
  • Anurag Singh Thakur
Following 28 Ministers have been inducted as Ministers of State:
  • Pankay Chaudhar
  • Anupriya Singh Patel
  • Satya Pal Singh Bhagel
  • Rajeev Chandrasekhar
  • Shobha Karandlaje
  • Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma
  • Dardhana Vikram Jardosh
  • Meenakshi Lekhi
  • Annpurna Devi1
  • A Narayanaswamy
  • Kaushal Kishore
  • Ajay Bhatt
  • BL Verma
  • Ajay Kumar
  • Chauhan Devusinh
  • Bhagwanth Khuba
  • Kapil Moreshwas Patil
  • Pratima Bhoumik
  • Subhas Sarkar
  • Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad
  • Rajkumar Ranjan Singh
  • Bharati Pravin Pawar
  • Bishweswar Tudu
  • Shantanu Thakur
  • Munjapara Mahendrabhai
  • John Barla
  • Dr L Murugan
  • Nisith Pramanik
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New Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan

New Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan : India gets it’s 52nd Tiger reserve as Ramgarh Vishdhari

New Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan
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Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary has been named as the fourth Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan and 52nd tiger reserve in India.
It was announced by Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar : “The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has sanctioned Rajasthan’s fourth tiger sanctuary”.

Key highlights:

  • This new tiger reserve is located in Bundi district of Rajasthan.
  • The Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary is spread across 1,071 sq km of area.
  • It will connect Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in the Northeast and Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve on the Southern side.
  • NTCA’s technical committee has approved the proposal for converting Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary.
  • Over 300 square kilometres of area in the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve will be left as critical habitat for animals and the remaining area will be a buffer zone.
  • As per the Census of tigers received in 2018, the three other Tiger Reserves in the state are home to 102 big cats.
The three other tiger reserve’s in Rajasthan are –
  • Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Sawai Madhopur
  • Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar
  • Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve in Kota.
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Important take aways of Rajasthan :-

  • Capital : Jaipur
  • Chief Minister : Ashok Gehlot
  • Governor : Kalraj Mishra
  • Number of districts : 33
New Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan
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Map of New Tiger Reserve
New Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan

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