Fortified Rice:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Issues relating to poverty and hunger.   Context: The Centre has distributed 3.38 lakh metric tonnes of fortified rice till December 2021 through anganwadis and mid-day meals at government schools, according to the Economic Survey.   Efforts by Government in this regard: In 2019, the government approved a Centrally sponsored …

MGNREGA:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Employment Related issues.   Context: As per the latest economic survey: Demand for work under MGNREGA scheme has dropped from the peak of the first lockdown, but is still higher than pre-COVID levels. The highest demand for work under the scheme was seen in States which are usually the destination …

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL):

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: The Economic Survey 2021-22 has highlighted the need for a “standardised framework for cross-border insolvency” that will help lenders of debt-ridden companies to claim and recover the corporations’ assets and liabilities on foreign shores also.   What needs to …

African Union suspends Burkina Faso over mutiny:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: The African Union (AU) has suspended Burkina Faso’s participation in the organization’s activities until the country restores constitutional order after the military mutiny.   What’s the issue? Like its neighbors Mali and Niger, Burkina Faso has been caught in …