Oriental White- backed Vultures

• In October 2020, eight critically endangered Oriental white-backed vultures were released into the wild for the first time in India from the Jatayu Conservation and Breeding Centre (JCBC) situated at the Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary in Shivalik ranges of…

Eklavya Model Residential Schools

• The Centre has decided to set up 7 new Ekalavya Vidyalayas in Assam. About EMRS: • The scheme of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) was introduced in the year 1997-98 with an objective to provide quality middle and high-level…

National Meet on SVAMITVA Scheme

• Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Shri Giriraj Singh inaugurated the National Meet on SVAMITVA Scheme. About the scheme: • SVAMITVA (Survey of villages and mapping with improvised technology in village areas) scheme is a collaborative effort…

AspirantWorld One liners : 12th September

• Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2021 has been launched. Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2021 was launched in the second phase of Swachh Bharat Mission. The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS) will undertake the Survekshan (survey) nationally to assist the acceleration…

Armed Forces Special Powers Act

• The Assam government extended the “Disturbed Area” status of the state for another six months from August 28 under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). • The AFSPA was imposed in Assam in November 1990 and has been…

Gyanvapi mosque

• The Allahabad High Court placed an interim stay on the proceedings in a lower court in the Gyanvapi mosque-Kashi Vishwanath temple title dispute in Varanasi which had directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct a comprehensive physical…

C-295MW

• Cabinet Committee on security approved the procurement of 56 C-295MW transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space S.A., Spain to replace the ageing Avro aircraft in service. About: : • The C-295MW is a transport aircraft of 5-10 tonne…

AspirantWorld One liners : 11th September

• India’s leading Fintech platform, PhonePe, which has now 300 million users, has added an interactive internet site referred to as PhonePe Pulse, consisting of data, perception and key developments on digital payments. • Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft of India has finished…