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Important Terms in 21st August-2020 News



  • National Register of Citizens, 1951 is a register prepared after the conduct of the Census of 1951 in respect of each village, showing the houses or holdings in a serial order and indicating against each house or holding the number and names of persons staying therein.
  • The NRC was published only once in 1951.




  • The Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 is intended to help illegal migrants who came to India before 31-12-2014 – from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh – apply for Indian citizenship via a faster route if they belong to Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Jain, Parsi or Buddhist religious beliefs.
  • Citizenship defines the relationship between the nation and the people who constitute the nation.



National Family Health Survey 4

  • The National Family Health Survey (NFHS) is a large-scale, multi-round survey conducted in a representative sample of households throughout India.
  • It is a collaborative project of the International Institute for Population Sciences(IIPS), Mumbai, India, ORC Macro, Calverton, Maryland, USA and the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Government of India, designated IIPS as the nodal agency, responsible for providing coordination and technical guidance for the NFHS.
  • NFHS was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with supplementary support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).



National Strategy for Financial Education

  • It is an ambitious strategy which aims to strengthen the ecosystem for various modes of digital financial services in all Tier-II to Tier VI centres to create the necessary infrastructure to move towards a less-cash society by March 2022 by RBI.
  • It aims to Create awareness and educate consumers on access to financial services, availability of various types of products and their features.

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