29 Nov 2023: PIB Summary for UPSC

29 November 2023 PIB
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1. Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan
2. Fast Track Special Court (FTSCs)
3. ICGS Sajag
4. Sindhudurg Fort
5. MoU for Centre of Excellence (Pilot) to foster the Geospatial Technology, Innovation and Solutions
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1. Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan

Syllabus: GS-2, Schemes, Social Justice

Prelims: Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan

Mains: Scheduled Tribes, Schemes for STs


Cabinet approved Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan.


  • The Union Cabinet has approved the Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM JANMAN) with a total outlay of Rs.24,104 crore to focus on 11 critical interventions through 9 line Ministries.
  • PM-JANMAN comprises central sector and centrally sponsored schemes.
  • The programme focuses on 11 critical interventions through 9 Ministries including the Tribal Affairs Ministry.
  • The interventions under the programme are the provision of pucca houses, connecting roads, piped water supply, community water supply, mobile medical units with medicine cost, construction of hostels, vocational education and skilling, construction of Anganwadi centres, construction of multipurpose centres, energization of HHs, the provision of 0.3 KW solar off-grid system, solar lighting in streets and MPCs, setting up of VDVKs, and installation of mobile towers.
  • Other than the above, Ayush Wellness Centres will also be provided by the AYUSH Ministry.

2. Fast Track Special Court (FTSCs)

Syllabus: GS-2, Schemes, Judiciary

Prelims: Fast Track Special Court (FTSCs)


The Union Cabinet approved the continuation of Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) for three more years.


  • The Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs), a centrally sponsored scheme, will be continued for three more years, till 2026. The scheme was launched in 2019.
  • The central share is to be funded from the Nirbhaya Fund.
  • FTSCs are dedicated courts to ensure the swift dispensation of justice. It envisages offering quick relief to victims while bolstering the deterrence framework for sexual offenders.
  • The scheme was launched for the timely disposal of cases related to rape and the POCSO Act.

3. ICGS Sajag

Syllabus: GS-3, Security & Defence

Prelims: ICGS Sajag, Indian Coast Guard


Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel Sajag arrives at Muscat, Oman as part of overseas deployment to West Asia.

ICGS Sajag:

  • ICGS Sajag is part of the Indian Coast Guard fleet of offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), based on the West Coast of India in Porbandar.
  • It operates under the command of the Commander Coast Guard Region (North West). 
  • The ship is equipped with modern weapon systems, sensors, and state-of-the-art navigation and communication systems, including an integral helicopter to support both surface and air operations.

4. Sindhudurg Fort

Syllabus: GS-2, Art & Culture

Prelims: Sindhudurg Fort


The Indian Navy will conduct an ‘Operational Demonstration’ at the Sindhudurg Fort on 4 Dec.

About Sindhudurg Fort:

  • The fort was built by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in 1660 (source: PIB).
  • The primary objective of the fort was to check the rising influence of European merchants and the Siddis of Janjira.

5. MoU for Centre of Excellence (Pilot) to foster the Geospatial Technology, Innovation and Solutions

Syllabus: GS-3, Science and Technology

Prelims: National Geospatial Policy, Survey of India


A tripartite MoU was signed between the National Geospatial Programme-DST, the National Institute of Geo-informatics Science & Technology (NIGST), Survey of India, and IIT Tirupati Navishkār I-Hub Foundation on November 28, 2023, to establish a Centre of Excellence (Pilot).


  • The Geospatial Innovation & Research Centre of Excellence (CoE) as a pilot aims to cater for the emerging technology solution requirements of the Geospatial domain in the country. 
  • The centre would support and encourage innovative geospatial technology-based start-ups, industries, and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) that have an application and impact in the core sectors of the economy.

Read more about the National Geospatial Policy in the link.

Read the previous PIB articles here.

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