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By admin: Oct. 12, 2022

1. Center approves ‘Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North East Region (PM-DevINE) Scheme’

Tags: National Economy/Finance Government Schemes

To boost economic and social development in the North Eastern region the central government has decided to launch a 100% centrally funded scheme Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North East Region (PM-DevINE).  The scheme was approved by the Union Cabinet in a meeting held on 12 October 2022 and chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

PM-DevINE, was announced in the Union Budget 2022-23 to address development gaps in the North Eastern Region. 

Duration of the Scheme 

The scheme will be of four year duration from 2022-23 to 2025-26, which will coincide with the remaining period of the 15th Finance Commission. 

Outlay on the scheme 

The scheme is 100% centrally funded and the outlay for the scheme is Rs 6,600 crore for the next four years.

Who will implement the scheme? 

The Scheme will be implemented by the Union Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) through North Eastern Council or Central Ministries/ agencies.

Objectives of the new Scheme

PM-DevINE will provide support to infrastructure and social development projects which may be larger in size and will also provide an end-to-end development solution instead of isolated projects.

PM-DevINE will lead to creation of infrastructure, support industries, social development projects and create livelihood activities for youth and women, thus leading to employment generation.

The objectives of PM-DevINE are to:

(a)    Fund infrastructure convergent, in the spirit of PM Gati Shakti;

(b)    Support social development projects based on felt needs of the NER;

(c)    Enable livelihood activities for youth and women;

(d)    Fill the development gaps in various sectors.

North Eastern States in India 

Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland and Sikkim.

Union Ministry for Development of North Eastern Region: Kishan Reddy

By admin: Oct. 10, 2022

2. The Plenary Session of North Eastern Council Concludes

Tags: National National News

The two-day plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC), which was held in Guwahati, under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Amit Shah concluded in Guwahati on 9 October.

Important facts

  • The meeting was attended by the Governors, Chief Ministers of North Eastern States, Union Ministers and Ministers of State for North Eastern Affairs and senior officers of various departments of the Centre and North Eastern States.

  • In his address, Amit Shah said that there were three major hurdles in the path of development of the Northeast for decades - violence and unrest by extremist groups, lack of rail, road and air connectivity in the Northeast and previous governments' lack of emphasis on development of the Northeast.

  • He said that the whole of India considers the languages, cultures, food and costumes of the Northeast of the country as its heritage and the Government of India is making every effort to preserve and promote the natural identity of this region.

  • The 70th Plenary meeting reviewed the status of different ongoing social and developmental projects in the North Eastern Region.

NEHHDC Mobile Application launched

  • The Home Minister launched the North Eastern Handicrafts & Handlooms Development Corporation Limited (NEHHDC) Mobile Application during the session. 

  • It would help register artisans and weavers online and collect authentic data through the app.

About North Eastern Council

  • It is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern Region.

  • It consists of the eight States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura

  • It was constituted under the North Eastern Council Act in 1971.

  • The Council comprises Governors and Chief Ministers of constituent States and three members nominated by the President.

  • The Union Cabinet, in June 2018, approved the proposal of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) to nominate the Union Home Minister as the ex-officio Chairman of the North Eastern Council (NEC).

  • The Cabinet also approved that the Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of DoNER will act as the Vice-Chairman of the Council.

  • It discusses any matter in which some or all the States represented on the Council have a common interest and advises the Central Government and the respective State Governments as to the action to be taken on any such matter.

  • The headquarters - Shillong

By admin: Oct. 3, 2022

3. Election Commission launched Matadata Junction

Tags: National National News

The Election Commission launched Matadata Junction, a year-long voter awareness program on All India Radio on October 3.

Important facts

  • Matadata Junction was launched in a program organised at Akashvani Rang Bhawan, New Delhi.

  • Chief Election Commissioner of India Rajiv Kumar inaugurated the program in the presence of Election Commissioner of India Anoop Chandra Pandey, CEO Prasar Bharati Mayank Kumar Agarwal.

  • DG AIR News Vasudha Gupta and actor Pankaj Tripathi, who is an ECI state icon, were present on the occasion.

About Matadata Junction

  •  Under this, 52 episodes of 15 minutes duration will be telecast every Friday on Vividh Bharati stations, FM Rainbow, FM Gold and primary channels of All India Radio.

  • Each program will be based on a specific theme on the electoral process.

  • All 52 themes aim to encourage all eligible citizens, especially young and first-time voters.

  • Quiz, interviews with experts, and songs produced by EC's SVEEP (Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation) team will be played in every episode.

  • The program includes a Citizens' Corner where any citizen can ask questions or make suggestions on any aspect of voting.

Matadata Junction will be conducted in 23 languages

  • 23 languages are - Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Bodo, Santhali, Maithili & Dogri.

Election Commission of India

  • It is a permanent and independent body established by the Constitution of India to ensure free and fair elections in India.

  • It was established as per the Constitution on 25 January 1950.

  • It administers the elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, State Assemblies, State Legislative Councils and the President and Vice President of the country.

  • It has nothing to do with elections to panchayats and municipalities in the states. For this the Constitution of India provides for a separate State Election Commission.

  • Basically there is only one Chief Election Commissioner in the Election Commission.

  • Currently it consists of two Election Commissioners.

  • The President appoints Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners.

  • They have a tenure of six years, or up to the age of 65 years.

By admin: Oct. 2, 2022

4. Central government appoints Sujoy Lal Thaosen as head of CRPF and Anish Dayal Singh as ITBP head

Tags: National Person in news

The Union Ministry of Personnel  on 1 October 2022 ,announced the appointment of Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers Sujoy Lal Thaosen and Anish Dayal Singh as the new Director Generals of the CRPF and ITBP respectively. The notification was issued by the ministry after the Cabinet Committee on Appointment headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved their names.

Sujoy Lal Thaosen  is a 1988 batch officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre and is currently working as the Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and is holding the additional charge of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

Anish Dayal Singh is a 1988-batch officer of Manipur cadre and is currently serving as a special director in the Intelligence Bureau.

 Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)

There are seven Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in India. They are under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. These are ; 

  • Assam Rifles 
  • Border Security Forces(BSF)
  • Central Industrial Security Force(CISF)
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  • Indo Tibetan Border Force (ITBP)
  • National Security Guard(NSG)
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

It is the largest CAPF in India. It was set up as Crown Representative Police on 27 July 1939. It was renamed as the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on 28 December 1949.

Moto: Service and Loyalty

Indo -Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) 

It was set up in 1962 after the Indo-China war of 1962. It is normally deployed in the Himalayan Mountains along the China border.

Motto: Valour – Steadfastness and Commitment

By admin: Sept. 29, 2022

5. Jharkhand’s St. Patrick’s School win 61st Subroto Cup Girls U-17 title 2022

Tags: Sports Sports News

St. Patrick’s, Gumla, Jharkhand won the 61st Subroto Cup International Football Tournament Girls U-17 title 2022  beating Wangoi Higher Secondary School, Imphal, Manipur 3 – 1 in the final played at the  Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi.

This year a team from Bangladesh took part in the Subroto cup.

The 61st Subroto Cup now moves on to the Boys U-17 tournament which begins on October 3rd with the final scheduled for October 13th.

Subroto cup 

It is a prestigious international inter-school football tournament held annually in New Delhi. 

It is named after the former  Indian Air force Chief Subroto Mukherjee.

The  tournament is organised by the Subroto Mukherjee Sports Education Society with the Indian Air Force, 

By admin: Sept. 29, 2022

6. CBI launches Operation GARUDA

Tags: National National News

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on 29 September launched a multi-phase 'Operation GARUDA' to dismantle drug networks with international linkages.

Important facts

  • The CBI has initiated this to coordinate enforcement operations in International Courts of Justice through Interpol and the Narcotics Control Bureau, with a special focus on the Indian Ocean region.

About Operation GARUDA 

  • The goal of the Garud campaign is to take action against drug dealers, their production areas and those who help in this work on the basis of international intelligence.

  • During the operation, searches, seizures and arrests have been made in several states and union territories of the country.

  • Apart from this, the police of Union Territories including Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Manipur have also taken action.

  • Around 6,600 people were screened and 127 new cases were registered during this special drive.

  • During the operation 5 kg heroin, 33 kg ganja, more than 3 kg charas and several intoxicants have been recovered.

  • Around 175 people have been arrested.

By admin: Sept. 28, 2022

7. Union Cabinet approves sharing of Kushiyara River between India and Bangladesh

Tags: National International News

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 28 September 2022 , has given its ex-post facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of the Republic of India and the Republic of Bangladesh on withdrawal of upto 153 cusecs of water each by India and Bangladesh from common border river Kushiyara.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 6th September, 2022 between the Ministry of Jal Shakti, and Ministry of Water Resources, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh during the visit of the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India.

This MoU will enable Government of Assam to withdraw upto 153 cusecs of water from the common stretch of Kushiyara river during dry season (1st November to 31st May) for their consumptive water requirement.

A Joint Monitoring Team shall be set up by both the countries to monitor the withdrawal of water by each side during the dry season. 

India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers  including Ganges, Teesta, Manu, Muhuri, Khowai, Gumti, Dharla, Dudhkumar and Kushiyara and others.

Kushiyara River

  • It is a branch of the Barak River. The Barak River rises in Manipur Hill in Manipur and after flowing through Mizoram it enters Assam.
  • The river next splits into two branches, the Surma (north) and the Kushiyara (south), which enter Bangladesh and turn southwest. 
  • The Kushiyara River forms the boundary between Assam and Sylhet district of Bangladesh.

By admin: Sept. 26, 2022

8. Andhra Pradesh gets Ayushman Utkrishtata Puraskaar 2022

Tags: Awards

Andhra Pradesh was awarded the Ayushman Utkrishtata Puraskaar as the top performing State/Union Territory at the two-day Arogya Manthan 2022 held in New Delhi on 26 September 2022.

The Arogya Manthan 2022 was organized by the National Health Authority to celebrate the completion of 4 years of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) and 1 year of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).

The award was given away by the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya.

Ayushman Utkrishtata Puraskaar (Ayushman Excellence Awards) 2022 

  • Top Performing State/UT : Andhra Pradesh,
  • Top Performing District : Parvathipuram Manyam, Andhra Pradesh,
  • Top Performing Government Facility District Hospital Dharwad, Karnataka,
  • Best Performing States : Kerala, Meghalaya, Gujarat, Manipur, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
  • Best Performing Union Territory :Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir ,
  • The winners of ABDM Hackathon Series Round 1:Bajaj Finserv Health – Team Excalibur.

By admin: Sept. 25, 2022

9. Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates ‘Arogya Manthan’ to mark the anniversary of flagship health scheme of the government

Tags: place in news National Government Schemes Person in news

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated the two days (25-26 September 2022) Arogya Manthan 2022 programme in New Delhi on 25 September 2022. 

The Arogya Manthan has been organised by the National Health Authority (NHA) to celebrate the 4 years of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) and 1 year of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).

NHA under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare  is the implementing agency of AB PM-JAY and ABDM.

Speaking on the occasion the minister said that presently 4.5 lakh Ayushman cards are being issued per day and the target is to increase it to 10 lakh Ayushman Cards every day. Ayushman card is issued to the beneficiaries of the AB PM-JAY.

Achievements of the AB PM-JAY

 The minister released the annual report, National Health Authority 2021.  The main points of the report regarding the two health schemes are as follows:

  • The scheme is presently being implemented in 33 states and Union Territory; 
  • Over 19 crore cards have been issued to the individuals till date of which 52 per cent of them were males and 48 per cent females. 
  • Under the AB PM-JAY scheme, 3.8 crore of patients were admitted in hospitals across the country with 46% of them in public hospitals and 54% in private hospitals. As much as 52% of these patients were males and 48% were females.

Performance of the states in enrolling patients under AB PM-JAY

  •  Goa, Kerala, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra were the top five states in which empanelled hospitals admitted the highest number of patients as per the AB PM-JAY. 
  • Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Manipur and Mizoram were the top Northeast/Hilly states.
  • Puducherry, Chandigarh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep and Ladakh were the top Union Territories.

Performance of the ABDM

The health minister also said that more than 24 crore ABHA (Ayushman Bharat Health Account) has been generated in India. 

One crore  health records have been linked digitally under the  Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).

National Health Protection Scheme or Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY)

  • Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY)   was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 23rd September, 2018 in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  • It is the largest health assurance scheme in the world which provides a health cover of Rs. 5 lakhs per eligible family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization.

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM)

  • The Prime Minister launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) via video conferencing on 27th September 2021.
  • It aims to provide a health ID (now called as ABHA) to every citizen that will also work as their health account, to which personal health records can be linked and viewed with the help of a mobile application.
  •  The data will be available to doctors, hospitals, health insurance companies so that a seamless health care is provided to the patients.
  • It is voluntary and no citizen can be forced to join it.

Chief Executive Officer of National Health Authority : Dr Ram Sewak Sharma

By admin: Sept. 20, 2022

10. Manipur CM launches ‘CM Da Haisi’ web portal to address public grievances

Tags: State News

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on 19 September launched a web portal to redress the grievances of the people and to resolve the issues related to corruption.


  • The name of the web portal is ‘CM Da Haisi’ (Inform to CM) and the public can raise their grievances in the web portal by logging on to 
  • The complainants can also check the status of their complaints through this portal.

  • Phone numbers for the Anti-Corruption Cell are also provided on the portal.

  • The Public Grievance Redressal and Anti-Corruption Cell located in the Chief Minister's Secretariat will use the portal to establish liaison with the concerned department for redressal of public grievances within the stipulated time.

About Manipur :

  • Manipur is also called the 'Orchid Basket' of the country. 500 species of orchid flowers are found here.

  • This northeastern state is described as Swarna Bhoomi or   'Suvarnabhu'.

  • The major population here is Manipuri people known as Meiti.

  • Loktak Lake is an important lake here.

  • The language of the people here is Manipuri, which was added to the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India in 1992.

  • Capital- Imphal

  • Governor- L A Ganesan

  • Chief Minister- N Biren Singh