Monthwise Comprehensive Kurukshetra Summary (Gist) & YouTube Lecture Handouts

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  • Jun 14, 2020
  • 1 2020 Budget for Strengthening Agriculture, Farmers and Rural India [ Kurukshetra ]

    Agriculture, Irrigation and rural development, Wellness, Water and sanitation, Education and Skills are the major subjects under Ease of Living. An amount of Rs. 1.60 lakh crore has been allocated for agriculture, irrigation and allied activities.

    • For rural development and Panc

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  • Jun 3, 2020
  • 1 Rural Resurgence through Trade , Tourism and Technology and Skill Development [ Kurukshetra ]

    Culture and Tourism

    • Indian Institute of Heritage and Conservation

    • Five Archaeological Sites as Iconic Sites

    • Museum on Numismatics and Trade

    • Tribal Museum in Ranchi

    • Maritime Museum in Lothal

    Skill Development and Employment Opportunities

    NRETP

    • National Rural Economic Transforma

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  • 2 Forward-Looking Budget for Agrarian Sector and Budget 2020-21: Rural Economy and Rural Women [ Kurukshetra ]

    16 Action Points for Agriculture

    Encouraging those state governments who undertake implementation of following model laws already issued by the central government:

    • Model Agricultural land Leasing Act, 2016

    • Model Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing (Promotion and Facili

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  • 3 Health Reforms and Rural Infrastructure in Union Budget 2020-21 [ Kurukshetra ]

    Health Reforms

    Provided about Rs. 69,000 crores that is inclusive of Rs. 6400 crores for Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) for the health sector.

    • Expanding Jan Aushadhi Kendra Scheme to cover all districts offering 2000 medicines and 300 surgical by 2024.

    • Under National

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  • 4 Accelerating Financial Inclusion in Rural India [ Kurukshetra ]

    Ensuring access to financial services.

    Timely and adequate credit needed by vulnerable groups:

    • Weaker sections

    • Low income groups

    Approaches Adopted by RBI for Encouraging Financial Inclusion

    Regulatory Approach

    • Simplified KYC forms

    • Simplified branch authorization

    • Simplified

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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 deve

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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

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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 E

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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 Assessmen

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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 workfor

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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 empow

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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 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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  • 2 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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