Context: Adivasi Ekatmik Samajik Sanstha” of Shahapur in Thane, which markets Giloy and other products has managed to achieve an unprecedented feat with the help of an able leadership and enabling support from government organisations. More on the news Katkari is one of the 75 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups in Maharashtra, as per the classification by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The journey started when Sunil Pawar and his team of 10 ... .
Updated on 25 May, 2020
Context: The Union Cabinet has recently given its approval to the extension of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) for a further period of three years beyond 31st March, 2020. More on the news: Under the scheme, for the welfare of and to enable old age income security for Senior Citizens, the Union Cabinet also approved: To allow initially an assured rate of return of 7.40 per cent per annum for the year 2020-21 per annum and thereafter ... .
Updated on 21 May, 2020
Context: The impact of the nationwide lockdown is quite visible on the economic front, but in some social circles like Saharia PVTGs in MP, it goes a step ahead to impact their social spheres too. More on the news: Each spell of migration in April-May to closer districts of Morena and Bhind in Madhya Pradesh and Kota in Rajasthan opens up the prospect of match-making for Saharias, which marries outside the village. The ongoing restrictio... .
Updated on 19 May, 2020
Context: ‘Goal’ (Going Online as Leaders) programme of M/o Tribal Affairs for Digital Skilling of Tribal Youth across India in partnership with Facebook was recently launched. Background: Facebook had on its own run the project on pilot basis from February 2019 to October 2019 in 5 states with 100 mentees and 25 mentors;which received enthusiastic response. Based on its success, Facebook approached MoTA for a joint initiative under affirma... .
Updated on 16 May, 2020
Context: May 1 is an occasion that commemorates the contributions of workers and the historic labour movement. It is called May Day, International Workers Day and Labour Day in different parts of the world. Significance of May Day: It is a celebration of labour and labourers who are the actual creators of the wealth of nations. It is a day to demonstrate the strength of the working people, the alliance of workers and peasants, unity of the tra... .
Updated on 1 May, 2020
Context: The 2020 edition of the annual Global Report on Food Crises has been released. The report is produced by the Global Network against Food Crises, an international alliance working to address the root causes of extreme hunger. More about the index released: The 2020 edition of The Global Report on Food Crises describes the scale of acute hunger in the world. It also examines how the COVID-19 pandemic might contribute to their perpetuation... .
Updated on 24 April, 2020