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Governance Bytes: Environment Ministry reconstitutes Central Zoo Authority

Environment Ministry reconstitutes Central Zoo Authority Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The Environment Ministry has reconstituted the Central Zoo Authority (CZA). CZA now includes an expert from the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, and a molecular biologist. In May, the CZA issued an advisory for enhanced surveillance and closing of zoos amidst the …

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Governance Bytes: PM extends free rations until November

PM extends free rations until November Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: PM extends free rations until November Acknowledging that the Covid pandemic and the lockdown have hit the poor the hardest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) for 80 crore people till the …

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National Concerns: Assam floods

Assam floods Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: Assam floods Brahmaputra and three of its tributaries are flowing above the danger level at a few stretches in Assam. The deluge was triggered by heavy rainfall in the region. The total death toll due to floods in Assam reached higher than 50. Potential Impact of …

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National Concerns:1 in 5 deaths in MP is a child under 5, just 2% in Kerala

Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin Approx Read Time: 7 minutes In News: The Registrar General and Census commissioner of India, recently released its Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin based on data collected for 2018. The SRS is a demographic survey for providing reliable annual estimates of infant mortality rate, birth rate, death rate and other indicators at …

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Extra Bytes: Additional funds sought for Jal Jeevan Mission

Jal Jeevan Mission Funds Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: The Jal Shakti Ministry is pitching for additional funding of ₹82,000 crore from the 15th Finance Commission for the Jal Jeevan Mission. As per the Jal Shakti ministry, only 18% of households are currently covered in the country. News Summary: The Jal Shakti Ministry has asked for additional …

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