•The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and 25 States to respond to a writ petition for a direction to establish Right to Information (RTI) web portals across all States to enable citizens, especially those living abroad, to file RTI applications online
•Only Maharashtra and Delhi have set up RTI portals.
•For online RTI applications, the payment of RTI Fees needs to made digitally (online) only.
[However, the Citizens belonging to Below Poverty Line Category may seek exemption from payment of RTI fees duly producing the proof of BPL Category. ]
•India’s population growth rate peaked between 1961 and 1971 and has been falling since.
•In the last two decades, while Total Fertility Rate (TFR) in rural areas remains higher than in urban areas, it has been declining at a faster rate than the latter, according to National Family Health Surveys.
●Women Transforming India (WTI) Awards
•Women Transforming India (WTI) Awards since its inception in 2016, has been recognising and celebrating stories of exemplary women from across India.
•NITI Aayog has launched the Fourth Edition of Women Transforming India (WTI) Awards, in collaboration with the United Nations.
•The Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) is a Government of India initiative by NITI Aayog to promote and support aspiring as well as established women entrepreneurs in India.
●Momentum for Change
•It is an initiative spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to shine a light on the enormous groundswell of activities underway across the globe that are moving the world toward a highly resilient, low-carbon future
•Momentum for Change recognizes innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges.
●Parliamentary standing committees.
•Committees are platforms for threadbare discussion on a proposed law.
•Committee meetings are ‘closed door’ and members are not bound by party whips,
•They help develop expertise in subjects, and enable consultation with independent experts and stakeholders