Socio-Economic Current Affairs - 2020

193 UN members reach agreement on New Sustainable Development Agenda

United Nations 193 member states have reached an agreement on the outcome document New Sustainable Development Agenda for the next 15 years i.e. till 2030. The new agenda draft document called “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” was built on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The draft agreement outlines 17 Read More…

Government revises scheme for Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups

Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs has revised Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) with an effect from 1 April, 2015. The scheme aims for the comprehensive socio-economic development of PVTGs. The development will be based on Conservation-cum-Development (CCD) Plan prepared on the basis of assessment of their requirements by the concerned State Governments. Under Read More…

RBI constitutes Deepak Mohanty Committee to frame action plan on financial inclusion

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted a committee to prepare a 5 year action plan to spread the reach of financial services across country to unbanked population. The committee will be headed by RBI executive director Deepak Mohanty and comprise total of 14 members Terms of References of the committee It will review the Read More…

MGNREGA world’s largest public works programme: World Bank Report

World Bank has ranked the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (MGNREGA) as the world’s largest public works programme. It was revealed in recently released World Bank Group’s report titled ‘The State of Social Safety Nets 2015‘. Report Highlights MGNREGA (under Ministry of Rural Development) provides social security net to 182 million beneficiaries i.e. Read More…

Union Government releases first ever Socio-Economic and Caste Census in 80 years

Union Government released the first ever Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) after 80 years on the lines of the 1931 census. It was released by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi. The SECC findings reflect the state of poverty and deprivation as well as crucial social trends in rural India such as ownership Read More…