The small finance bank primarily undertakes basic banking activities of acceptance of deposits and lending to unserved and underserved sections including small business units, small and marginal farmers, micro and small industries and unorganised sector entities. Continue reading “Small Finance Banks”
National Calamity Contingency Fund (NCCF) was renamed as National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) with the enactment of the Disaster Management Act in 2005. Continue reading “NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE FUND”
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Coverage: Senior Citizens, belonging to BPL category and suffering from any of the age-related disability/infirmity Low vision, Hearing impairment, Loss of teeth and Locomotor disability. Continue reading “Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana”
Wipro has partnered with NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) to launch a skilling platform called ‘Future Skills’ for 10,000 students from over 20 engineering colleges in India. Continue reading “Future Skills”
UNDP has released the annual HDI 2019 report.
- The focus of the 2019 Report is on ‘Inequality in Human Development’.
NITI Aayog has released the 2019 SDG India Index.
The index evaluates the progress of States and Union Territories on social, economic and environmental parameters. Continue reading “Sustainable Development Goal Index 2019”
- More than 80 lakh students from six notified Minority communities- Jain, Parsi, Buddhist, Christian, Sikh and Muslim- have been sanctioned pre-matric, post-matric, merit-cum-means and other scholarships. These students include 60 per cent of girls.
Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are geographically delineated ‘enclaves’ in which regulations and practices related to business and trade differ from the rest of the country and therefore all the units therein enjoy special privileges. Continue reading “Special Economic Zones (SEZs)”
The 2019 Brown to Green Report has been published by the Climate Transparency partnership, an international research collaboration.
The report is the most comprehensive review of G20 countries’ climate performance, mapping achievements and drawbacks in their efforts to reduce emissions, adapt to climate impacts and green the financial system. Continue reading “Brown to Green Report 2019”
Alternate Investment Funds(AIFs) are funds that pool capital from investors, primarily HNIs and institutions, to invest in asset classes such as real estate, venture capital and private and public equity. Continue reading “Alternate Investment Funds”