Yarn Bank Scheme

• To avoid fluctuation in yarn price, the government has launched a Yarn Bank Scheme as one of the component of PowerTex India with effect from 01.04.2017 to 31.03.2020. • The Scheme provides interest-free corpus fund up to Rs.2.00 crore…

One liners 3rd January

• The UIDAI has issued a total of 122.90 crore Aadhaar cards as on November 30, 2018. Out of these, 6.71 crore Aadhaar cards were issued to children aged below five years while over 29 crore were given to those…

[Editorial Analysis] GST shortfall

Mains Paper 3: Economy Prelims level: Goods and Services Tax Mains level: Government Budgeting Context • Revenue collections from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) are going too far off the mark for comfort. • Inflows declined for the second…

[Editorial Analysis] Deterrence or danger?

Mains Paper 3: Science and Technology Prelims level: Nuclear Triad Mains level: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology Context • It has been universally recognised that the sole justification for having nuclear weapons is their…