Economically weaker sections Current Affairs - 2020

Recapitalization of Regional Rural Banks approved by Union Cabinet

The Union Cabinet under the chairmanship of PM Modi on March 25, 2020, approved the recapitalization of regional rural banks (RRB) to improve the capital to risk weighted assets ratio. Highlights The Committee approved the continuation of recapitalization of RRBs. In order to achieve this the GoI has provided a minimum regulatory capital for another, Read More…

India Cooling Action Plan

India Cooling Action Plan was released by the Union Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The plan is aimed at reducing emissions and providing thermal comfort to citizens. India Cooling Action Plan India Cooling Action Plan provides a 20-year perspective to address the cooling requirements across various sectors and recommends ways to provide access to sustainable Read More…

Madhya Pradesh to increase the OBC quota and implement EWS

The government of Madhya Pradesh has announced the increase of the reservation quotas for the OBCs and has stated that it would also implement 10 per cent quota for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) under the general category. The government has proposed to increase the reservation for OBCs from the current 14% to 27%. Madhya Read More…

Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana of Madhya Pradesh

The government of Madhya Pradesh has launched the Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana to provide employment for youth. Features of the Scheme The scheme guarantees 100 days of employment every year to urban youths from economically weaker sections (EWS). The youth would get Rs 4,000 stipend per month and total Rs 13,500 for the 100 days Read More…

SC to Examine 10 per cent Quota for Economically Weaker Sections

The Supreme Court has decided to examine the constitutional validity of 103rd constitutional amendment act which provides for 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections. Hearing the petitions filed by parties including organisations like Janhit Abhiyan, Youth for Equality and businessman Tehseen Poonawalla, the Supreme Court said that it would examine the matter and issued a notice Read More…