Socio-Economic Current Affairs - 2020

Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of Bangladesh-based poverty alleviation NGO wins World Food Prize 2015

Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh has been named as the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize. He is founder and chairman of Bangladesh-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) BRAC (originally known as Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee) which is world’s largest NGO. Since its formation, BRAC is being credited for helping more than 150 million people out Read More…

Haryana Government launches Village Mentoring Project to uplift villagers

Haryana Government has launched a Village Mentoring Project (VMP) in a bid to improve healthcare and education of the villagers with a special emphasis on girl child. The project was launched in Rajjipur village of Panchkula district of state in collaboration with Indian School of Business (ISB). VMP is the first of its kind initiative Read More…

Maharashtra government to allow women to work in night shifts

Maharashtra Government has decided to allow women employees to work in night shifts. In this regard, state government is going to amend Section 66(1) (c) Factories Act 1948, thus making the way for women employees to work in night shifts. At present, section 66(1) (c) of Act does not allow women employees from working at Read More…

PM Narendra Modi launches three social security schemes- 1 on pension, 2 on insurance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 May 2015 launched three mega social security schemes in Kolkata, West Bengal. Three schemes intend to widen the process of financial inclusion in the country include Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Yojana (PMJJBY). Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY). Atal Pension Yojana (APY). Atal Pension Yojana (APY) Under APY scheme, the Read More…

India ranked 140th in 2015 Mothers’ Index

In recently released 2015 Mother’s Index in the State of the World’s Mothers (SOWM) report titled The Urban Disadvantage, India was placed at 140th position out of 179 countries. The report prepared by Save the Children and was launched by Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla in New Delhi. Key facts from the report Top Read More…