Socio-Economic Current Affairs - 2020

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Govt. banned trucks from carrying protruding rods

The Union Government banned vehicles from carrying iron and steel rods, pipes or any protruding material beyond the body frame. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has deleted the provision in the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR), 1989 that allowed protrusions up to one metre. Why the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has banned Read More…

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Punjab Cabinet approved the Backward Class quota for Jat community

The Punjab Cabinet approved the Backward Class (BC) status for the Jat and Jat Sikhs of the State.  Now, Jats and Jat Sikhs are the 69th and 70th community to be included in the category. As per the Punjab Cabinet decision Quota benefit will also be extended to economically weaker persons from the general category. Read More…

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“Stri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna”- special health scheme for women launched by NMDC

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NMDC) launched “Stri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna”- a special health scheme for women to bring services closer for those living in rural areas and unauthorized colonies. “Stri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna”- a special health scheme for women Health camps and mass awareness drives will be held in various areas of north Delhi Read More…

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Indian acid attack victim Ms. Laxmi won International Women of Courage Award

Indian acid attack victim, Ms. Laxmi won the prestigious International Women of Courage Award from the US First Lady Michelle Obama for successfully leading the campaign against acid attacks on women in India. About acid attack victim Ms. Laxmi Incident with her: In 2005, when she was 16 years old, an acquaintance threw acid on Read More…

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16th Lok Sabha elections 2014 to be held from April 7, 2014 in 9-phases

The Chief election commissioner Mr. VS Sampath announced the schedule for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Some Unique features of 16th Lok Sabha Elections:- For the first time, Voters will be able to exercise the “None Of The Above” (NOTA) option for candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Electoral strength in 2014 is 81.45 crore (814.5 Read More…

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“Maulana Azad Sehat Scheme and Nalanda Project” launched by Union Ministry of Minority Affairs

The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs launched two new initiatives for the welfare of Minorities. These are Maulana Azad Sehat Scheme and Nalanda Project, a Faculty Development Program for Minorities’ Higher Educational Institutions. Maulana Azad Sehat scheme “Sehat Card” would be issued to every student of the Institution financially aided by MAEF. Preventive Health Check-up Camps Read More…

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