09.07.21 Daily JPSC Current Affairs


Niti Ayog must help enhancing village economy: CM


Speaking at a State-level Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index and Multidimensional Poverty Index by Niti Ayog Chief Minister Hemant Soren today said that NIti Ayog should help in strengthening the rural economy of the State making development plans as per the need of a particular region.


It can also be progressed through its civilization and culture. There are more than 40 per cent of malnourished children in Jharkhand, more than 30 per cent are living below the poverty line. According to the data, 10 lakh workers of Jharkhand go to other states to work, in many districts the agricultural land has been exhausted. And 80 per cent of the people are dependent on agriculture. In such a situation, how do we give them a way to move forward? There is a need to make an action plan on this


The CM said that proceeding on issues like education, health, pure drinking water, increasing people’s income, gender equality is challenging. In the past, the focus was only on mining and minerals and the Dalits, deprived and tribals of the State were left with many questions. Plans and budgets are made but the reality is different. Resources with the government are limited. Talking about sustainable development, at present there is a need to strengthen the root and not the twigs and leaves. It needs to be considered as to how we can increase the purchasing power of the villagers.


The CM said that Jharkhand has the lowest remuneration under MGNREGA, due to which the villagers do not like to work under MGNREGA and move to the cities. The price of forest produce is fixed by the Central government, which is  very little. Tribals have been living in the forest for centuries. Forest is also their means of livelihood. In such a situation, if the tribals are found with forest produce, then the police take action against them under the law made regarding forests, due to which they are getting troubled.





BHIMUPI Launched in Bhutan


In Bhutan, BHIM–UPI was launched. On the occasion, India’s Finance Minister stated that the services have begun in Bhutan as part of India’s “neighbourhood first” policy.


? BHIM UPI is one of the highlights of digital transactions in India during the COVID-19 pandemic and is also an achievement, having created more than 100 million UPI QRs in the past 5 years.

? BHIM UPI processed 22 billion transactions worth Rs 41 lakh crore in 2020-21.

? Bhutan is the first country to adopt UPI standards for QR deployment with this launch.

? RuPay cards are also accepted in Bhutan, where they will be officially launched during Prime Minister Modi’s visit in 2019.

? Therefore, Bhutan is also the only country that simultaneously issues and accepts RuPay cards and accepts BHIM-UPI.








Matsya Setu App – Ministry of Fishery, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Ministry


The Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy Ministry have launched the Matsya Setu Mobile App.

About the Matsya Setu App:

This is an online course mobile application developed by ICAR-Central Freshwater Aquaculture Research Institute (ICAR-CIFA) in Bhubaneswar with funding from the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) in Hyderabad.


The app’s goal is to disseminate the most recent freshwater aquaculture technologies to the country’s aqua farmers.

The Matsya Setu application has a species/subject wise self-study online course module, in which famous aquaculture experts explain the fundamental concepts of breeding, seed production, and grow-out culture of commercially important fishes such as carp, catfish, scampi, murrel, ornamental fish, pearl farming, and so on. important commercial fish (such as carp, catfish, marine fish, mole, ornamental fish, pearl farming, etc.

The course platform also includes Better Management Practices for maintaining soil and water quality, feeding, and health management in aquaculture operations.

For the convenience of the learners, the modules are divided into small video chapters, along with additional learning materials.



Establishment of Ministry of Co-operation


The government established a separate “Co-operation Ministry” to realize the vision of “Sahkar se Samriddhi.”


This ministry will establish a separate administrative, legal, and policy framework to strengthen the country’s cooperative movement.


The Ministry will work to streamline processes for co-operatives to make it easier to do business and to facilitate the development of Multi-State Co-operatives (MSCS).



Beneficiary of Tele-Law programme


Tele-Law programme reached the 9 lakh beneficiaries.

About Tele-Law Programme:

To address cases at the pre-litigation stage, the Ministry of Law and Justice launched the Tele-Law programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in 2017.

It is a service that connects lawyers with litigants in need of legal advice via video conferencing and telephone services. This service seeks to assist those in need, particularly the marginalised and disadvantaged.

Under this program, the video conferencing smart technology and telephone/instant call facilities provided in the vast network of Panchayat-level common service centers are used to connect poor, oppressed, disadvantaged, and untouched groups and communities with group lawyers to seek timely and Valuable legal advice

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