States Current Affairs - 2020

Current Affairs 2019-2020 of all States with latest updates. Current Affairs will list latest developments, issues in all states and may be useful for State PCS / Civil services examinations of various states of India.

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Assam launches Sishu Suraksha App for child right violations

On the occasion of Children’s Day on 14 November 2019, the Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) launched a mobile app called ‘Sishu Suraksha’, an e-complaint box for child right violations. The ASCPCR decided to develop an e-complaint box, keeping in mind the mission of a Digital India.

About Sishu Suraksha App

Objective of App: To empower citizens to take moral responsibility of protecting future generations.

The name Sishu Suraksha means child protection in English. It will enable users from all over Assam to lodge complaints about violation of child rights, in swipe of their fingers.

The e-complaint box will run on android and iOS devices. The app can be used by anyone in the state to lodge a complaint which will be directly registered at Commission.

The app will ease the people as one of the major challenges is that most people are not aware of where to go and report a case of child rights violation.

Need: In monitoring visits to various districts in state, the Assam State Commision for Protection of Child Rights excercising the powers and functions mandated under the Commission for protection of Child Rights Act 2005 (CPCR Act, 2005) observed that the message of protection of rights of children is yet to reach the masses. ASPCR also reported that there has been a 55% increase in number of child trafficking cases in the state in 2019.

Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojna Scheme: Haryana includes more crops

The state government Haryana has decided to bring more crops under its ‘Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojna (BBY)’ scheme. The decision was taken at a BBY’s review meeting which was presided by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

About Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojna (BBY) scheme

BBY is a scheme for vegetable growers. Under it farmers get compensated for selling their crop at a price lower than that fixed by government. The scheme launched in January 2018 then included potato, onion, tomato and cauliflower. It has been very successful in past two years it.

For getting the scheme benefits, the state’s farmers have to register themselves on ‘Meri Fasal Mera Byora (MFMB)’ portal and if they get a price lower than price fixed by government for their crop on its sale in the mandis, the difference will be paid as incentive to the farmers directly into their bank accounts.

More crops that will be includes under BBY are– Carrots, peas, kinnow, guava, capsicum and brinjal will also be included. Under BBY the price of carrots has been fixed at Rs.700/ quintal and peas Rs.1100/quintal. However, the rate of capsicum and brinjal will be decided on the recommendation of the committee constituted under the Haryana Kisan Kalyan Ayog chairman.