Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan or KUSUM scheme

International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI)
~ is being organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
•workshop aims to i) identify good practices of disaster risk management in key infrastructure sectors, & discuss and co-create the broad contours of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) as well as a notional roll-out plan for the next three years etc.
Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan or KUSUM scheme;-
~aims to promote use of solar energy among the farmers
~Solarization of existing grid-connected agriculture pumps to make farmers independent of grid supply and also sell surplus solar power generated to Discom and get extra income.
•It is a ₹1.4 lakh-crore(around $2 Billion) scheme for promoting decentralised solar power production of up to 28,250 MW to help farmers.
Appointment of Lokpal
• The Lokpal will cover all categories of public servants, including the Prime Minister. But the armed forces do not come under the ambit of Lokpal
•Out of the maximum eight members, half will be judicial members. Minimum fifty per cent of the Members will be from SC / ST / OBC / Minorities and women
•The term of office for Lokpal Chairman and Members is 5 years or till attaining age of 70 years
•Also, complaints against the PM are not to be probed unless the full Lokpal bench considers the initiation of an inquiry and at least two-thirds of the members approve it.
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