Daily Current Affairs - 04-04-2021

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs recently announced that over twenty lakh street vendors have been provided loans under the PM SVANidhi scheme till March 29, 2021. Of this, eighteen lakh loans were provided by the Public Sector Banks. On the other hand, the private sector banks have provided only 32,534 loans. Bottom line, the private sector banks have provided only 1.6% loans under the PM SVANidhi scheme.

Top performers in PM SVANidhi Scheme

Why are the private sector banks reluctant?

The private sector banks are reluctant to provide loans under the PM SVANidhi scheme due to the following reasons

What is PM SVANidhi scheme?

The National Statistical Office operating under Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) recently released the Women and Men in India report. The report consolidates the crucial socio-economic indicators that portray gender situation in the country. This is the twenty second issue in its series. The report is published annually by the MoSPI.

Population related Statistics

Health Statistics


Participation in Economy

Participation in Decision Making

The World in 2030: Public Survey Report was recently published by UNESCO. The report was published by the organisation based on the survey held between May 2020 and September 2020. The survey collected responses from more than 15,000 people from all over the world.

Key Findings of the Report


The top challenges to be faced in 2030 according to the report are as follows:

Asia Pacific

Climate change and biodiversity loss were the top concern in the Asia and Pacific region. The Asia Pacific respondents of the survey highlighted natural disaster risk, localised impacts and importance of culture as the other major challenges. The top solutions to address the concerns in Asia Pacific are as follows:

The top challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa, Arab states, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean was also Climate change and biodiversity.