daily-news-prescription-29-august-2020

GS2: Polity        

GS2: Governance    

  • The future of Health(IE) NDHM is also a purposeful step towards the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal of Universal Health Coverage — it encompasses key aspects of this goal including financial risk protection, access to quality essential healthcare services, medicines and vaccines for all.

GS2: Social Justice    

GS2: International Relations    

GS3: Schemes        

  • "Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) - National Mission for Financial Inclusion, completes six years of successful implementation(PIB)" MJDY has brought the unbanked into the banking system, expanded the financial architecture of India and brought financial inclusion to over 40 crore account holders. A majority of the beneficiaries are women and most of the accounts are from rural India. In today’s COVID19 times, we have witnessed the remarkable swiftness and seamlessness with which DBTs have empowered and provided financial security to the vulnerable sections of society. An important aspect is that DBTs via PM Jan Dhan accounts have ensured every rupee reaches its intended beneficiary and prevented systemic leakage.”

GS3: Economy    

  • "In ‘act of god’, coercive not cooperative federalism(TH); . The Fourteenth Finance Commission allotted 42% of central government tax revenues to States. However, Accountability Initiative’s analysis of State Budgets shows that States received only 30%of central tax collections during the 2015-19 period.
  • India’s biz climate rank may be hit by WB probe(Mint) India benefitted from methodological changes, Kaushik Basu who supervised the release of the reports during 2012-16 as the chief economist of WB had said, alluding to the “two big controversies" involving India’s rise from 130th place to 100, and Chile losing its ranking between 2016 and 2017.

GS3: Environment    

  •  "Power Minister graces ceremony of 6th Foundation Day of AREAS through online platform(PIB)" Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of the States (AREAS) has been formed on MNRE initiative to interact and learn from each other’s experiences and also share their best practices and knowledge regarding technologies and schemes/programmes. The AREAS got registered under Society Registration Act 1860 on 27 August 2014. Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy is the Patron of the Association and Secretary, MNRE is the ex-officio President of the Association. All SNAs( State Nodal Agencies) are the member of the Association.

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