Monthwise Comprehensive Kurukshetra Summary (Gist) & YouTube Lecture Handouts

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  • Apr 6, 2020
  • 1 Skill Development and Healthcare [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Kurukshetra ]

    Improved health outcomes, Women empowerment, Job creation, Economic development and growth, New India@75 aims towards generating 15 lakh jobs in the public health sector by 2022.

    • Requirement of Mid-level Health Providers (MLHP) and Community Health Officers (CHOs).

    • Creation of

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  • Apr 3, 2020
  • 1 Vocational Educational Across Schools in India and Skill Development-Issues and Challenges [ Kurukshetra, Education ]

    Education programmes designed to prepare individuals for specific occupations. Imparts niche skills along with a set of specific competencies. Integration of complex knowledge, attitudes and practical experience. Vocational education in schools is offered at the secondary (Classe

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  • 2 Skilling Youths through Science and Technology - NIDHI, KIRAN, AWSAR, GSDP [ Kurukshetra, Education ]

    Department of Science and Technology (DST). Support for research and entrepreneurial skills. By 2020 India is expected to have 34.33 % share of youth in total population.

    STI Policy 2013

    • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy.

    • Focus on faster, sustainable and inclusive devel

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  • 3 Women Entrepreneurs in India: Opportunities and Challenges [ Kurukshetra, Education ]

    Resurgence of entrepreneurship is the need of the hour. Women comprise of nearly half of the world’s population. Entrepreneual activities in medium and small scale enterprises. An effective strategy to solve the problems of rural and urban poverty.

    • A strong economic well-being o

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  • 4 Skill Development: Imperatives for Achieving Growth Targets (Elements and Schemes Implemented) [ Kurukshetra, Education ]

    MSME is the nodal Ministry. Responsible for coordination of skill development efforts across the country. Bridge gap between demand and supply. Building the vocational and technical training framework.

    • Skill up-gradation.

    • Building of new skills.

    • Innovative thinking.

    Key Ele

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  • 5 Skill Development: Star Scheme, SHREYAS [ Kurukshetra, Education ]

    At present about 54 % of country’s population is below 25 years of age. By 2022 the average age of workforce participants in India would be 29 years. AI and Machine learning can enhance efficiency and productivity among various sectors.

    STAR Scheme

    • Standard Training Assessment

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  • Apr 1, 2020
  • 1 Skill Development-a Way Forward - NSSO, Labor Force Participation Rate [ Kurukshetra, Education ]

    Including industry alliances for internship and employable skills. As per the National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015 more than 54 % of India’s population is below 25 years of age. 62 % of India’s population is aged between 15 and 59 years.

    • Total workforc

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  • 2 Skill Development in India-Thoughts and Ideas [ Kurukshetra, Education ]

    Skilling or rural India is of utmost importance. Leads to improved productivity, employment, self-employment, economic growth and poverty reduction. Improved income and quality of life. India’s majority of the population live in rural areas.

    Various Initiatives Which Could Be Co

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  • 3 Skills to Promote Skill Development and Entrepreneurship [ Kurukshetra, Education ]

    Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is the responsible authority. Building vocational and technical training to skill up-gradation. Building new skills for existing jobs including the jobs roles that have arisen with Industry 4.0.

    • To create an eco-system of empowe

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  • Jan 28, 2020
  • 1 Expected Questions / Topics for UPSC IAS Prelims 2020: Kurukshetra Part 3 Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Launched on 28 August 2014. A national mission on financial inclusion. Access to a range of financial services like availability of basic savings bank account, access to need based credit, remittance facility, insurance and pension. Covers both urban and rural areas. Availability

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  • 2 Expected Questions / Topics for UPSC IAS Prelims 2020: Kurukshetra Part 2 Policy and Planning Towards Rural Education [ Kurukshetra ]

    Interventions to promote education in rural areas: Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. Samagra Shiksha. Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalya (KGBV) scheme. Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS).

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    Digital Initiativ

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  • 3 Expected Questions / Topics for UPSC IAS Prelims 2020: Kurukshetra Part 1 [ Kurukshetra ]

    Policy and Planning Towards Rural Education: Interventions to Promote Education in Rural Areas: Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. Samagra Shiksha. Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalya (KGBV) Scheme. Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS)

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  • Jan 9, 2020
  • 1 Kurukshetra December 2019 Agro-based Industries Perspectives of Dairy Industry [ Kurukshetra ]

    Perspectives of Dairy Industry In India: Dairying provides a remunerative outlet for family labour, so farmers’ families are encouraged to take up dairying as an occupation subsidiary to agriculture. Other than income generation & livelihood security, dairying also ensures nutrit

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  • Jan 7, 2020
  • 1 Kurukshetra December 2019 Agro-based Industries [ Kurukshetra ]

    Agro-Industries To Increase Farmer’s Income: Agro-industries are getting has larger scope for acceleration in future given thrust on doubling farmer’s income w/corporate sector keen on investing in agribusiness to harness emerging opportunities in domestic & global markets, refo

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  • Nov 20, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra 2019 Rural Education [ Kurukshetra ]

    Policy And Planning Towards Rural Education: MHRD of GoI. Works thru. 2 departments: 1) Department of School Education & Literacy. 2) Department of Higher Education. & since education is a subject of Concurrent List, therefore Central Govt. & State Govt. work together for betterm

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  • 2 Kurukshetra 2019 Rural Education Recommendations [ Kurukshetra ]

    Recommendations: Ensure availability of a full complement staff of teachers in every school w/a focus on remote schools & remote districts. Strengthen BRCs & CRCs for teacher professional development. States should develop a strong core group of outstanding teacher education thru

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  • Nov 2, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra October 2019 - Agricultural Reforms (Part 1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Research and Technology, Reforms in fertiliser Sector, Agriculture Sector In India: Current Scenario, Pradhan Mantri Kisan, Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY), Kisan Credit Card, E-National Agriculture Mark

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  • 2 Kurukshetra October 2019 - Agricultural Reforms (Part 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Best Farming Techniques In Indian Scenario: Small & marginal farming families that from backbone of Indian agriculture & economy. Policy support, production strategies, public investment in infrastructure, research & extension for crop, livestock & fisheries have significantly he

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  • 3 Kurukshetra October 2019 - Agricultural Reforms (Part 3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Public – Private partnership In Agriculture Sector: A public – private partnership (PPP, 3P or P3) Is a long – term cooperative arrangement between 2 or more public & private Sector. Genesis of PPP: - PPP Sell set up in 2016 in department of Economic affairs (DEA) Ministry of Fin

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  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 1 Memorandum of Understanding Between Indian Army and Tata Realty [ Defense, Kurukshetra ]

    In a significant progress towards the field of Defence and Security, a memorandum of understanding has been signed between Indian Army and Tata Realty & Housing on 22 Aug 2019. The army Personnels are entitled to immediately take over dwelling units in 13 ‘Ready to Move in’ proje

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  • Aug 23, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra August 2019 : - Union Budget 2019-20 (Part 1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: - Around 3,100 FPOs are currently promoted in the country thru schemes of GoI, State Govt. and National Bank for agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD). The share of private investment in GCF shows a decline during this period. In the recent

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  • 2 Kurukshetra August 2019 : - Union Budget 2019-20 (Part 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Union Budget 2019 - 20: Towards A Healthy India: Figure 1: Allocation for the Health Sector in Union Budget 2019 - 20 ( Rs. Cr. ) Ideally the Union Health Budget should have been raised to approximately Rs. 70,000 Cr. in 2019 - 20 in line with the NHP 2017 target. However, an a

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  • Aug 18, 2019
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra : -Rural Non Farm Sector (Part -1)July 2019 [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: - What is Rural Non-Farm Sector, Deendayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushal Yojana, Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana National Livelihoods Mission, Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY), Status of Rural Employment, Importance of Rural Non-Farm Sector, Mapp

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra :- Rural Non-Farm Sector (Part -2) July 2019 [ Kurukshetra ]

    Rural Tourism: An Asset to Non-Farm Sector: More than one-fifth of rural households w/self-employment in agriculture have income less than poverty line. Interventions to enhance farm productivity are easier said than done, as they require consistent long-term efforts. A NITI Aay

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  • 3 📹 Kurukshetra :- Rural Non-Farm Sector (Part -3) July 2019 [ Kurukshetra ]

    DAY-NRLM-Reducing Poverty thru Livelihood Diversification: -Deendayal Antodaya Yojana- National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) is aimed at alleviation of rural poverty thru building sustainable community institutions of poor. It seeks to sustainable livelihood opportunities

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  • Jul 10, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra June 2019 - Drinking Water for Rural India (Part -1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Water Availability in Rural Areas, Govt. Initiatives, Community & water Quality mgmt, Availability of Safe & clean Water, Drinking Water Situation in Rural India, Water & public Health, Drinking Water Quality Monitoring, Role of Gram Panchay

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  • 2 Kurukshetra June 2019 - Drinking Water for Rural India (Part 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Technology Innovations for Safe Drinking Water Supply: - Availability of Safe & Clean Water: As per review of Millennium Development Gols done by united nations out of 35 Indian states, only 7 have achieved full coverage of having a safe water source for their villages.

    • Drinkin

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  • 3 Kurukshetra June 2019 - Drinking Water for Rural India (Part 3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Rural Drinking Water Supply Infrastructure: - Monitoring, Operation & Maintenance Infrastructure of Rural Drinking Water supply: More than 80 % of rural habitations is covered under National Rural Development water Programme (NRDWP) in other words created drinking water infrastr

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  • 4 Kurukshetra June 2019 - Drinking Water for Rural India (Part 4) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Yoga: - Art & Science for Healthy Living: Yoga is a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science which focuses on bringing harmony between mind & body. One who experiences this oneness of existence is said to be “in Yoga” & is termed as a yogi who has attained a sta

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  • Jun 22, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra June 2019 Water Issues (Part-1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Water Availability in Rural Areas, Govt. Initiatives, Community & water Quality mgmt. , Availability of Safe & clean Water, Drinking Water Situation in Rural India, Water & public Health, Drinking Water Quality Monitoring, Role of Gram Pancha

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  • 2 Kurukshetra June 2019 Water Issues (Part-2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Community & Water Quality Management: Community has an important role in maintaining not only hygiene near drinking water sources, in improving ways & means by which water is collected & storage to avoid contamination during collection storage & use.

    NITI Aayog had recommended

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  • 3 Kurukshetra June 2019 Water Issues (Part-3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Broadly these practices could be classified into following three categories: Obstructing/diverting flow of stream/river, Storage in wells/step wells/below ground level storage structure, Collection & use of rainwater on surface, Annual cleaning of ponds, conservation of forests,

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  • 4 Kurukshetra June 2019 Water Issues (Part-4) [ Kurukshetra ]

    definedSystem such as headworks, treatment plant, machinery & equipment, conveying mains, service reservoirs & distribution system etc. , effectively by various technical personnel as a routine function.

    • Maintenance is as act od keeping structures, plants, . Machinery & equipmen

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  • 5 Kurukshetra June 2019 Water Issues (Part-5) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Anicut: It is a structure constructed across a stream. It uses an earth fill section w/a spillway & is designed to hold sufficient water to submerge a substantial upstream area during rainy season.

    Dysfunctional State of TRH Structures

    • Main reasons for dysfunctional state of TR

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  • 6 Kurukshetra June 2019 Water Issues (Part-6) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Promoting Yoga: Features & Benefits: Yoga is journey of self, thru self, to self. “- Bhagavad Gita Awareness about yoga techniques have amplified after announcement of holding International Day of Yoga (IDY) every year on 21th June. IDY was suggested by India at 69th session of

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  • Jun 1, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra MAY 2019: a Journal on Rural Development (Part-1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Principle of Organic Agriculture, Components of Organics Farming, Inhana Organic Farming (IRF) Technology, Types of Biofertilizers, Green Manuring, SRI (Systems of Rice Intensification), Health Benefits of Organic Farming, Role of NABARD in O

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  • 2 Kurukshetra MAY 2019: a Journal on Rural Development (Part-2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Natural Resource Management & Bio-Diversity Conservation: High input production system is unsustainable says M. S Swaminathan advocating towards the need for an ecologically, Socially & economically sustainable production system, he named it as ‘evergreen revolution’.

    • Opportuni

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  • 3 Kurukshetra MAY 2019: a Journal on Rural Development (Part-3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Biofertilizers And Green Manuring: Biofertilizers & green manures are important pillars of organic farming that support higher yield & maintain soil health. Biofertilizers is a very cost –effective solution for providing nutrients to crop in a sustainable manner, unlike chemical

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  • 4 Kurukshetra MAY 2019: a Journal on Rural Development (Part-4) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Destruction of alternate host plants: Destruction of off-types & volunteer plants, thinning & topping, pruning & defoliation & summer ploughing are cultural method to reduce pest load in field.

    • Crop Rotations

    • Monocultures & overlapping crop seasons are more prone to severe outb

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  • Apr 16, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra April 2019 : a Journal on Rural Development (Part-1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Introducing Rural Tourism, Rural Tourism Products, Ecotourism in India, Eco Development project, Major types of Rural Tourism in India, Rural Women, Promoting Sustainable Rural Tourism, Agri tourism, Benefit of Rural Tourism, Benefit to Touris

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  • 2 Kurukshetra April 2019 : a Journal on Rural Development (Part-2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Thenmala Ecotourism: India’s first planned ecotourism destination. Major activities & zones in this scenic spot situated 72 kms away from Trivandrum are a) Adventure zone, b) Boating c) Butterfly safari, d) children’s park, e) Deer Rehabilitation Centre, f) Leisure zone g) Music

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  • Apr 3, 2019
  • 1 Kurukshetra March 2019: Perspectives in Rural Development (Part-1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan, Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog, National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), Ayushman Bharat.

    • Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG)
    • Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yoj

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra February 2019: Boosting Agricultural Growth (Part-1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics Included In This Article: PM-AASHA – Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, e-NAM, Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana, Kisan Credit Card Scheme, FARMER first Scheme, Micro Irrigation and Type, APMC Act, Agri-Business, Student R

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  • 3 📹 Kurukshetra February 2019: Boosting Agricultural Growth (Part-2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Micro-Irrigation for Agricultural Growth: According to National Water Policy (2012) by Ministry of Water Resources, GoI, water saving in irrigation is given vital importance to achieve water use efficiency. Micro Irrigation is innovative water saving technology in which water is

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  • 4 Kurukshetra March 2019: Perspectives in Rural Development (Part-2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Maternal Nutrition in India – Policies & Programmes: Maternal under nutrition is significant risk factor for stunting & underweight among children. Inadequate nutrient intake, early & multiple pregnancies, poverty & gender inequality all contribute to poor maternal nutrition.

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  • Jan 31, 2019
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra January 2019 Empowering Rural Youth (Part-1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics included in this Article: e-NAM, Village Entrepreneurship Program, MUDRA Yojana, National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS), National Employability Enhancement Mission (NEEM), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY), Dig

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra January 2019 Empowering Rural Youth (Part-2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY): Scheme offers incentives such as insurance coverage, RuPay cards & over draft (OD) facility apart from Direct Benefit Transfers (DBT), 6 pillars of PMJDY are: Universal access to banking services, Providing basic banking accounts w/OD faci

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  • Jan 10, 2019
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra December 2018 - Science & Technology for Rural India (Part 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Innovative Technologies for Higher Productivity Major changes in agricultural production took place in mid-1960s w/introduction & adaptation of new production technologies which is known as “Green Revolution” technology. Agriculture is still main livelihood of approximately half

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra December -2018 Science & Technology for Rural India (Part-3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Prevent Soil erosion: Several other measures are mulching, minimum tillage, no-till by direct seeding, strip cropping, agroforestry, shelter belts, & reduced stocking rates & grazing intensities, Increase soil organic matter content

    • Soil Nutrient Balance & Cycles
    • Mitigating Soil

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  • Nov 26, 2018
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra November 2018: Rural Health (Part 1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics included in this Article: Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana, Poshan Abhiyan, Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram, SAATHIYA Resource Kit & ‘Saathiya Salah’ Mobile App for adolescents.

    • Tele-Medicine: A New Healthcare Opportunity

    • Kaya Kalp (Clean Hospi

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra November 2018 - Rural Health (Part 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Present Situation: Govt. facilities face different set of challenges in ensuring quality of care: huge patient load, lack of accountability, absenteeism, management gaps & fixed salary based payment incentives.

    • Current legal framework for regulation of medical services is under

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  • 3 📹 Kurukshetra November 2018 - Rural Health (Part 3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Challenges & Need of Hour: Lack of awareness of health issues: Bcoz of high illiteracy, poor educational level & insufficient exposure to external world tribal could not identify what is good or what is bad for them.

    • Raising awareness of health issues is 1st step towards impro

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  • Oct 24, 2018
  • 1 📹 Rural Infrastructure - Kurukshetra October 2018 (Part - 1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics included in this Article: The implementation of GST Bill in 2017 is a landmark step towards eradicating indirect taxes, creating more transparency in tax process & also in contributing to business growth in unconventional sectors as well.

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  • 2 📹 Rural Infrastructure - Kurukshetra October 2018 (Part - 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    IT Initiatives of Ministry: My MSME: Web Based application module to submit & track online application under various schemes of the Ministry. Udyog Aadhar Memorandum: Mobile friendly application for registration of MSMEs on self-certification basis.

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  • Sep 25, 2018
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra September 2018: Sustainable Rural Development (Part - 1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Key Topics included in this Article: PM Sampada scheme & Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, About National Agriculture Market (e-NAM), National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM).

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    Sustainable Rural Development: Kurukshetra September 2018 (In English)

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  • 2 📹 Kurukshetra September 2018: Sustainable Rural Development (Part - 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    MGNREGS: Empowerment Rural India - Mahatma Gandhi National Rural employment Guarantee Scheme – flagship program of govt. is quite relevant as program aims at enhancing livelihood security of rural poor.

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    Sustainable Rural Development: Kurukshetra September 201

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  • 3 📹 Expected Topics UPSC Mains 2018 [ IAS Upd. ]

    Yojana & Kurukshetra: Technology for Rural Development: Kurukshetra May 2018 Summary, Nutrition: Yojana May 2018 Summary, North East: Yojana April 2018 Summary, Yojana January 2018 Summary: Banking Reforms.

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    Expected Topics for UPSC Mains 2018

    Yojana & Kuruks

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