3.04 Crore New Connections provided under National Jal Jeevan Mission

National Jal Jeevan MissionApprox Read Time: 5 min National Jal Jeevan Mission In News: National Jal Jeevan Mission Over 3 crore rural households have been provided tap connections under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) since it started in 2019. News Summary: Jal Shakti Ministry's data shows that over 3 crore rural households have been provided tap connections under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) since it started in 2019.The Ministry  credited…

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Jaishankar asks Lanka to fulfil hopes of Tamils

India - Sri lanka relationsApprox Read Time: 5 min India - Sri lanka relations In News: India - Sri lanka relations The Indian External Affairs Minister is visiting Sri Lanka for his first overseas visit of the year.Speaking to the media there, he talked about the commitments made by the Sri Lankan government on meaningful devolution, including the 13th Amendment. News Summary: During his visit to Sri Lanka, his first…

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India-Germany Leaders’ Video-Teleconference

India-Germany Video-conferenceApprox Read Time: 5 min India-Germany Video-conference In News: India-Germany Video-conference Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently held a video-conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Highlights of the video-conference: The two leaders discussed key issues of mutual importance, including the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, bilateral ties, regional and global issues, particularly India-EU relations.PM Modi appreciated the role of Chancellor Merkel in providing stable and strong leadership at the European and global…

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India slips 6 spots to 86th rank on corruption index

Corruption Perception Index 2020Approx Read Time: 5 min In News: The Transparency International recently released the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2020. Corruption Perception Index: The index released annually by Transparency International, ranks 180 countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people.It uses a scale of zero to 100, where zero signifies the highest level of corruption and 100 is very clean. Global highlights: Denmark and New Zealand topped the list with…

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India must continue to focus on Economic Growth to Alleviate Poverty: Economic Survey 2020-21

Recommendations of Economic Survey 2020-21Approx Read Time: 6 min In News: As per the Economic Survey, India’s GDP is projected to record a growth of 11% in 2021-22.The estimate reflects the growth potential, with the continued normalization in economic activities due to the rollout of vaccines.The Economic Survey (ES) also makes several recommendations to support and give a boost to the economy. Recommendations: The Economic Survey has advised the government to continue with…

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Eco Survey introduces a bare necessities index

Economic Survey 2020-21Approx Read Time: 6 min In News: The Economic Survey 2020-21 has highlighted the improvement in access to bare necessities like housing, water, sanitation, electricity etc. and their importance. “Basic needs” approach to economic development: Bare necessities include housing, water, sanitation, electricity, clean cooking fuel etc. which are consumed by all the members of the household and which touch the life of every member.Economic Survey says that the “basic…

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To boost industries in J&K, centre clears Rs 28,400 crore scheme

New Industrial Development Scheme for Jammu & KashmirApprox Read Time: 5 min In News: The Union Government has formulated a New Industrial Development Scheme for Jammu & Kashmir (J&K IDS, 2021) as Central Sector Scheme for the development of industries in Jammu & Kashmir.The financial outlay of the proposed scheme is Rs.28,400 crore for the scheme period 2020-21 to 2036-37. Need of the scheme: The scheme has been announced in the backdrop of the reorganization of…

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GDP to contract 7.7% in current fiscal, advance estimates show

First Advance Estimates of GDP (2020-21)Approx Read Time: 11 min In News: First Advance Estimates of GDP (2020-21) The National Statistical Office (NSO) has released the First Advance Estimates (FAE) for the current financial year (2020-21).According to NSO, India’s gross domestic product (GDP) — the total value of all final goods and services produced within the country in one financial year — will contract by 7.7 percent in 2020-21.The real GDP in…

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