The performance of the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) scheme has been found deficient which necessitating urgent need for improvement especially when the novel coronavirus pandemic has resulted in economic shocks for 260 lakh women who deliver on an average a child each year in India.
In a major intelligence based operation 26 naxals were killed in a police operation in Gadchiroli district of Vidarbha region in Maharashtra. The proscribed Communist Party of India (Maoist) has faced setbacks in its “protracted armed struggle” against the Indian state.
Prime minister recently launched the Gati Shakti National Master Plan to expand India’s slowing economic growth. Gati Shakti National Master Plan will renew momentum through major infrastructure upgrades that will cut logistics costs for industry and raise all round efficiency.
Recently, Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana made a plea to ‘Indianise’ courts to make them responsive to the needs of the Indian citizens. Despite good intentions, the nation’s judiciary is hurtling due to the pendency of cases in courts across the country.
Recent introduction of reservations for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examinations and a renewed debate on caste census have once again brought the debate on affirmative action in the limelight.
Recently, World Youth Skills Day was observed on 15 July which yet again shows the importance of a skilled workforce in India for achieving the goal of becoming Atmanirbhar Bharat. Indian administration runs many schemes and programmes such as the Skill India Mission and the ‘Going Online As Leaders’ (or Goal) etc.