[Prelims Spotlight] Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojna, Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS), UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Here are 2 Back2Basics collections from today’s news items

B2B #1: From news- In a first, Gujarat to offer PNG subsidy

Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojna

  1. It is a scheme launched by the Central Government on May 1, 2016 with the aim of bringing happiness to the faces of women of poor families of India
  2. Under this scheme, poor women will get free LPG gas connections
  3. This scheme started by the Central Government will give the poor women the freedom soon to get the clay stove
  4. The main objective of this scheme is to promote the use of LPG instead of fossil fuels used for cooking in rural areas
  5. One of the main objectives of the scheme is to promote women’s empowerment and protect their health
  6. To provide free LPG connections to the women members of the poor family, the Cabinet has approved a plan of Rs.8000 crore

B2B #2: From news- Modi honours Tibetan institute

Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS)

  1. CIHTS is a centrally funded institute that was started in 1967 following a discussion between Dalai Lama and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in the early 1960s
  2. This was later turned into an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture
  3. It is situated in Sarnath
  4. The Central Tibetan Administration, the authority of the Tibetans in exile has several programmes for cultural preservation at CIHTS and thus it is a unique institution in India


As a part of revision for Prelims 2018, Here’s a Factoid to brush up your concepts

Name : UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Recently in News because : Has ranked India as the world’s most disaster-prone country for displacement of residents.

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