Current Affairs - December, 2018

Khushi Scheme of Odisha

Khushi scheme of Odisha aims to provide good menstrual hygiene care to women of the state. The initiative aims to promote health and hygiene among school going adolescent girls leading to higher retention in school and greater empowerment of women. About the Initiative Under the scheme, the government will provide free sanitary napkins to 17 Read More…

Ujjwala Sanitary Napkin initiative

The oil marketing companies have launched Ujjwala Sanitary Napkin Initiative, as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Odisha. According to the data from the National Family Health Survey-4, overall use of sanitary napkins in Odisha is 33.5 per cent and only 42.8 per cent of rural women between the age of 15 and 24 Read More…

Government to appoint Committee to monitor DFI implementation

The government will soon be appointing a committee to oversee the implementation of the recommendations of the Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) committee. This committee will oversee the implementations of various recommendations and have specific terms of reference. Together with supervising and monitoring, it will even handhold those involved in implementing the recommendations. The immediate and Read More…

India submits sixth national report to Convention of Biological Diversity

India has submitted its sixth national report (NR6) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) highlighting the progress it has made in achieving the 12 National Biodiversity Targets (NBT) set under the convention process. The report was submitted to the CBD Secretariat by Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan during the inaugural session of the 13th National Meeting of the State Biodiversity Boards (SBBs). The Minister also released the document Read More…

Rajasthan cabinet scraps education criteria for civic poll candidates

The new government of Rajasthan has abolished the condition of a minimum educational qualification to contest local body elections. The cabinet also decided on holding the election of mayors and chairman’s in corporations through the direct system instead of the indirect method introduced by the previous government. Criteria’s for contesting in local polls As per Read More…