Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Exam – 04 August 2020

Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Exam – 04 August 2020

In Today’s News:

  1. MGNREGS running out of funds.
  2. SpaceX with NASA crew is back home.

1. MGNREGS running out of funds

News Summary

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme has used up almost half its allocated funds. Only 1/3 rd of the financial year is over, remaining months should be managed with the remaining funds allocated for MGNREGS.

Prelims GS – Economic Development

MGNREGA:

Refer to the prelims content on June 1, 2020.

Mini Insights

Mains GS3 – Economic Development

Benefits of MGNREGA:

Refer to the mains content on June 1, 2020.

2. SpaceX with NASA crew is back home

News Summary

Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday. They landed through parachute into the Gulf of Mexico to finish an unprecedented test flight by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.

Prelims GS – Science and Technology

Refer to the article on SpaceX spacecraft and Gaganyaan on 1st June 2020.

 

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