Making Sense of the ‘freebies’ Issue

Making Sense of the ‘freebies’ Issue For Mains What constitutes a freebie? Resources distributed to the public as a result of election promises is what is often referred to as freebies. Do all such distributions amount to giving freebies? The distribution of free food grains […]

Public Health and Management Cadre

Public Health and Management Cadre Context: In April this year, the Union government released a guidance document on the setting up of a ‘public health and management cadre’ (PHMC) as well as revised editions of the Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS). Background: The ‘public health […]

Delhi’s Startup Policy

Delhi’s Startup Policy   Context: To encourage people to start businesses in Delhi by fostering a supportive environment. The government hopes to make Delhi the “world’s startup capital.”   About: The government will assemble a task group of 20 individuals to help aspiring entrepreneurs in […]


PM MITRA Context: • A National Conference on PM Mega Integrated Textile Regions and Apparel Park (PM MITRA) Parks Scheme was organized by Ministry of Textiles on 4th May, 2022. About: • PM MITRA Park will be built by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) that […]


ADIGRAMS Context: • Ministry of Tribal Affairs organises 2 days’ workshop in Jharkhand on ADIGRAMS. • Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) as part its ‘Outreach Initiative’ is connecting with key stakeholders associated with execution of government schemes at ground level. About ADIVASI GRANTS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM […]

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Context: • Globally, an estimated 2.9 million deaths and 402 million non-fatal injuries are attributed to occupational accidents and diseases. Background: • Occupational sickness and accidents account for 5.4 percent of worldwide GDP each year. • They manifest as presenteeism […]


NCPCR Context: • In order to foster sensitization regarding various aspects of PM Cares for Children Scheme, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) organized 4 virtual Regional Conclaves on PM Cares for Children Scheme. What is PM Cares? • The Prime Minister […]