Socio-Economic Current Affairs - 2020

IMR decreased to 44 Per 1000 Live Births during 2011

Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) declined by 3 points from 47 to 44 infant deaths per 1000 live births during 2011. As per Sample Registration System (SRS) released by the Registrar General of India (RGI): IMR for rural areas has decreased by 3 points from 51 to 48 infant deaths per 1000 live births IMR in Read More…

Rs 4,000 crore plan to fight Japanese Encephalitis

The Union Cabinet of India sanctioned a Rs 4038-crore comprehensive multi-pronged plan for prevention and control of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the country. States where this plan will be implemented: Uttar Pradesh West Bengal Tamil Nadu Bihar Assam The plan will be implemented within five years from 2012-13 to 2016-17. Read More…

Govt unveils Aadhaar-enabled service delivery system

The Union Government unveiled a new Aadhaar-enabled service delivery system that will provide a reliable mechanism of direct cash transfer to beneficiaries in a transparent manner. Objective: To eliminate fraud, black-marketing, pilferage in schemes and bribery in the delivery of government services. What is Aadhaar? A 12-digit unique number issued by the Unique Identification Authority Read More…

First American Indian canonized

Kateri Tekakwitha, famous as “Lily of the Mohawks”, who for centuries has been a symbol of hope for the long-oppressed American Indians, was canonized in St Peter’s Square by Pope Benedict XVI . Who is famous as the “Lily of the Mohawks” ? Kateri Tekakwitha