Month December 2021

SMILE Scheme

• The Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry is set to launch a scheme for rehabilitation of persons engaged in begging and for providing support to transgender persons. Key highlights: • The Ministry said it had formulated an umbrella scheme,…

[Editorial Analysis] Killing the licence

Mains Paper 2: Governance Prelims level: Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010 Mains level: Government Policy Context: • On Monday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said the Missionaries of Charity’s application for renewal of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010…

Jal Jeevan Mission

• 315 water supply schemes of Rs. 9,544 Crore has been approved under Jal Jeevan Mission for Jharkhand. These schemes will provide tap water supply to about 8 lakh rural households in 4,424 villages of the State. About Jal Jeevan…

Log4j

• A new vulnerability named Log4Shell is being touted as one of the worst cybersecurity flaws to have been discovered. The vulnerability is based on an open-source logging library used in most applications by enterprises and even government agencies. •…

New Development Bank

• India has welcomed Egypt as the fourth new member of BRICS New Development Bank that was established by the BRICS countries six years ago. About: • Bangladesh, UAE, and Uruguay joined in September 2021. Membership expansion enables New Development…