Committees: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Jun 10, 2018
  • 1Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 23) [ Policy-Governance, Bills, Committees ]

    Delimitation: The constitution was amended to freeze the delimitation till 2026, This led to a situation where many states have representation in parliament that is disproportionate to their population.

    • Delimitation literally means the act of fixing the boundaries of constituen…

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  • 2Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 20) [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Committees ]

    Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) - Chaired by the Union Minister for Rural Development. Launched for sustainable development of rural areas.

    • An autonomous body registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860.

    • Works as a nodal agency …

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  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 1Linking of SWIFT to the Core Banking System [ Eco., Committees ]

    In Budget Speech 2018 - 19, Steering Committee on Fintech related issues was constituted to consider various issues relating to development of Fintech space in India. Terms of the Committee: Develop Fintech space to make Fintech related regulations more flexible

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    Image of Multiple bank channels

    Image of Multiple bank channels

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 12) [ Int. Rel & Org., Committees ]

    India to Join Global Foreign Exchange Committe - India will join Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC) - newly-constituted forum of central bankers and experts for promotion of a robust and transparent foreign exchange (Forex) market.

    • Committee set up under guidance of the Ba…

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  • 2List of Important Committees in India- 2018 (Part - 3), Culture and Disaster Management [ Committees ]

    Corporate Insolvency and liquidation panel - Chairperson Uday Kotak, Purpose To consolidate and amend laws relating to reorganization as well as insolvency resolution of corporate persons, partnership firms and individuals in a time bound manner.

    International Organisation of Se…

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  • 3List of Important Committees in India- 2018 (Part - 2) [ Committees ]

    Six Member Committee on Film Certification - Chairperson Shyam Benegal, Purpose To lay down the procedure of certification within the guidelines of Cinematograph Act 1952 and suggest a suitable staffing structure for more efficient service.

    • Recommendations CBFC should only be a …

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  • 4List of Important Committees in India- 2018 (Part - 1) [ Committees ]

    Banking Committees - DR Gadgil Committee for Agricultural Finance, Godwala Committee for Rural Finance, ML Dantwala Committee for Regional Rural Banks, SS Nadkarni Committee for Trading In Public Sector Banks.

    • Venketaiya Committee for Review of Rural Financing System

    • Bhide Commi…

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  • Apr 15, 2018
  • 1Railway Committee to Review Flexi-Fare System [ Committees, Railways ]

    The railway board has initiated the process of reviewing the flexi-fare system in premium trains by comparing the prices with that of other modes of transport. The six-member committee will review the system and submit a report in 30 days.

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    Image of Factsheet of flexi fare system

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  • Apr 9, 2018
  • 1 What are Defence Capital Acquisitions Schemes? What is Dhirendra Singh Committee (Important) [ Defense, Committees ]

    The new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) - 2016 was implemented from 01.04. 2016. It lays the roadmap on how India, the world’s largest arms importer, will acquire defence equipment.

    • DPP 2016 replaces the Defence Procurement Procedure 2013 (DPP 2013)

    • Defence procurement poli…

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  • Mar 19, 2018
  • 1 Vinay Sheel Oberoi Committee Constituted to Expedite Defence Capital Acquisition (Important) [ Defense, Committees ]

    The Union Ministry of Defence (MoD) constituted 13-member Raksha Mantri Advisory Committee on Ministry of Defence Capital Projects (RMCOMP) headed by former secretary Vinay Sheel Oberoi. The committee will monitor and expedite capital acquisition projects for modernization of arm…

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  • Mar 18, 2018
  • 1 What is Special Committee on Interlinking of Rivers? Gigantic Project (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Env., Committees ]

    ‘Linking of rivers’ aims at transferring water from water surplus basins to water-deficit basins. Based on National Perspective Plan (NPP) prepared by the then Ministry of Irrigation, now Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD, & GR) in Aug…

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  • Feb 14, 2018
  • 1 Setting Up of National Security Commission (Important) [ Schemes & Proj., Committees ]

    Government has set up National Security Commission for going into all high-level appointments in the Central and State forces and ensuring transparency and rationale in them. Prior to the formation of the NSC, these activities were overseen by the Principal Secretary to the Prime…

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  • Feb 7, 2018
  • 1 Recommendations of Shekatkar Committee (Important) [ Defense, Committees ]

    A Committee of Experts (CoE) constituted by Ministry of Defence under the chairmanship of Lt Gen (Retd) DB Shekatkar recommend measures to enhance combat capability and rebalance defence expenditure of the armed forces.

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  • Feb 5, 2018
  • 1 What is Jadhva Committee? Jadhav Guidelines for Allocation of Funds (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Committees ]

    Jadhav guidelines were supposed to be followed for calculating due allocations for SCs and STs for the current year. The allocation is done as per the guidelines of Dr. Narendra Jadhav Committee constituted by the erstwhile Planning Commission.

    Chart of ST SC budget allocation

    Chart of ST SC budget allocation

    Chart of ST SC budget allocation

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  • Dec 25, 2017
  • 1National Commission for Minorities Appointed Committee Looking into Minority Status [ Committees ]

    The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) set up three-member committee to study minority status of Hindus in 8 states where their population is less than 50%. Committee led by NCM’s Vice Chairman George Kurien has been given three months to submit its report.

    Census India Religion Distribution Map

    Census India Religion Distribution Map

    Census India Religion Distribution Map

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  • Dec 21, 2017
  • 1Amitabh Kant Committee to Look into NPAs in Power Sector [ Committees ]

    Union Government constituted high-level committee headed by NITI Aayog Chief Executive Amitabh Kant for addressing problem of Non-performing assets (NPAs) or stressed assets in power sector.

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    Image of NPAs In Power Sector

    Image of NPAs In Power Sector

    Details of the Committee

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  • Nov 14, 2017
  • 1 Kofi Annan Advisory Commission & Bangladesh’S Five-Point Peace Plan for Rohingya Crisis (Important) [ Committees ]

    Kofi Annan Foundation and the Office of the State Counsellor established an Advisory Commission on Rakhine State which produced its recommendation in August 2017. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina floated five-point peace proposal at United Nations- one of the points is to …

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  • Nov 9, 2017
  • 1 Uday Kotak Committee on Corporate Governance- Recommendations (Important) [ Committees ]

    21-member committee on corporate governance headed by banker Uday has submitted its report to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Panel was constituted by SEBI in June 2017 and given four months to submit recommendations.

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    Image of Corporate Governance

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  • Nov 7, 2017
  • 1 TK Viswanathan Committee Recommendations on Curbing Hate Speech on Internet (Important) [ Committees ]

    Expert committee headed by former Lok Sabha secretary general TK Viswanathan suggested steps to deal with cybercrimes especially online hate speech in its report to Union Home Ministry.

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    Image of Hate Speech on Internet

    Image of Hate Speech on Internet

    About the Committee

    • Comm…

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  • Sep 24, 2017
  • 1Fourth Session of the India-Tanzania Joint Trade Committee (JTC) [ Committees ]

    The Fourth Session of the India-Tanzania Joint Trade Committee meeting was held in New Delhi, on 29th September 2017. Following are important points of the meeting: India and Tanzania enjoy close and cordial relations due to shared history of struggle against colonialism.

    India-Tanzania Close, Friendly & Co-Operative Relations

    India-Tanzania Close, Friendly & Co-Operative Relations

    India-Tanzania Close, Friendly & Co-Operative Relations

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 Union Government Notifies Constitution of Monetary Policy Committee- Important [ Committees ]

    The union government has notified the constitution of Monetary Policy committee (MPC). With this the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) Act, 1934 stands amended by the Finance act, 2016. With this,The purpose of new MPC is to provide institutional framework for maintaining Price stabili…

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  • Apr 18, 2017
  • 1Government Sets Up Inter-Disciplinary Committee to Examine Framework for Virtual Currencies [ Committees ]

    The Union Government has constituted a time bound committee which is inter disciplinary which has come up with an action plan with virtual currencies so as to fix the regulatory gaps in the existing framework governing virtual currencies. The committee is required to submit its r…

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  • Mar 30, 2017
  • 1Cabinet Approves Setting Up of National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes [ Committees ]

    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved setting up of NSEBC as a Constitutional body. The constitutional amendment bill for amending Constitution mainly by insertion of Article 338B will be soon introduced in the Parliament.

    Cabinet Approves setting up of NSEBC As Constitutional body

    Cabinet Approves setting up of NSEBC As Constitutional body

    Cabinet Approves setting up of NSEBC As Constitutional body

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  • Mar 20, 2017
  • 1Madhukar Gupta Committee on Border Protection Submits Report [ Committees ]

    Madhukar Gupta Committee on border protection has submitted its report to the Home Minister Rajnath Singh. It was constituted to suggest recommendations for strengthening border protection and addressing. It studied security and threats at Border States of

    1. Gujarat
    2. Rajasthan
    3. Punj…

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  • Dec 27, 2016
  • 1M. Damodaran Committee and Rakesh Mohan Committee [ Committees ]

    M. Damodaran Committee Purpose: Customer Service in Banks,The committee, headed by former SEBI chief M Damodaran, has proposed a slew of consumer-friendly measures. RBI set up the committee and if the recommendations are accepted, Bank account holders can expect better standards …

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  • Dec 26, 2016
  • 1Omkar Goswami Committee and Ghosh Committee [ Committees ]

    Omkar Goswami Committee Purpose: Industrial Sickness and Cooperate Restructuring Power to make recommendations: Election Commission shall have the power to make recommendations to the appropriate authority

    (a) To refer any matter for investigation to any agency specified by the C…

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  • Dec 23, 2016
  • 1Raja Chelliah Committee and Jilani Committee [ Committees ]

    Raja Chelliah Committee Purpose: Tax Refoms Raja Chelliah Committee recommendations: Reforming the personal taxation system by reducing the marginal tax rates.Reduction in the corporate tax rates.

    • Reducing the cost of imported inputs.
    • By lowering the customs duties.
    • Reduction in th…

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  • Dec 22, 2016
  • 1Rangarajan Committee and Nayak Committee [ Committees ]

    Rangarajan Committee Purpose: Public Sector Disinvestment.Recommendations of the Rangarajan Committee:Adopting the trade parity principle for pricing of petrol and diesel, based on a weighted average of the import parity and the export parity prices in the ratio of 80:20. This pr…

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  • Dec 21, 2016
  • 1Khusro Committee and Bhagwati Committee [ Committees ]

    Khusro Committee Purpose: Agricultural Credit, The Committee under the leadership of Prof. A.M.Khusro was to examine the problems of agricultural and rural credit, take stock of structural and operational deficiencies, constraints, quantitative and qualitative gaps and recommend …

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  • Dec 20, 2016
  • 1Malhotra Committee and Narashimham Committee [ Committees ]

    Malhotra Committee  Purpose: Insurance Sector Reforms Recommendation:Government stake in the insurance companies to brought down to 50%.Government should take over the holdings of GIC and its subsidiaries so that these subsidiaries can act Independent Corporation

    • All the insuranc…

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  • Dec 19, 2016
  • 1List of Other Major Committees [ Committees ]

    Besides the major committees that we have already covered in the various updates, here are few other major committees that would prove beneficial for aspirants in long run. The major committee and their main purpose has been highlighted in the list given below.

    Godwala Committee

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  • Dec 8, 2016
  • 110-Year Investment Plan for UK Committed by Tata Steel [ Committees ]

    Tata Steel pledged to stay in Britain with a 10-year commitment to a one-billion-pound investment plan. Shares surged 5% after the company committed. The Indian steel giant has offered a number of guarantees to its staff at Port Talbot steelworks in South Wales.

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  • Dec 2, 2016
  • 1Chandrababu Naidu Committee to Promote Digital Payment Systems [ Committees ]

    To promote the use of digital payment systems to encourage transparency and financial inclusion, and prepare a road map in this regard, the Modi government has formed a committee to look into the matter, headed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.

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  • Nov 28, 2016
  • 1Major Committees 2016: a.K.Khandelwal Committee and R.H. Khan Committee [ Committees ]

    A.K.Khandelwal Committee Purpose: HR Issues of Public Sector Banks About Committee:Government constituted a Committee on Human Resources issues of Public Sector Banks (PSBs) under the Chairmanship of Dr. A.K. Khandelwal.

    • Committee made 105 recommendations on matters related to Ma…

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  • 2Major Committees 2016:L.C. Gupta Committee and James Raj Committee [ Committees ]

    L.C. Gupta Committee Purpose: Financial Derivatives Separation of Cash and Derivative Segment of an Exchange and its Clearing House/Corporation.The Dr. L.C Gupta Committee on Derivatives had permitted exiting stock exchanges having cash trading to trade in derivative contracts th…

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  • 3Major Committees 2016: R. Jilani Committee and Goiporia Committee [ Committees ]

    R. Jilani Committee Purpose: Inspection System in Banks Jilani committee recommendations Broad guidelines to establish accountability for inspectors/auditors should laid down.A copy of the booklet incorporating RBI circulars to supplied to each inspecting/audit official by inspec…

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  • 4Major Committees 2016: Tandon Committee and Dr. Gadgil Committee: [ Committees ]

    Tandon Committee Purpose: Follow Up Of Bank Credit The observation and recommendations made by Tandon committee were:Norms: The committee suggested 15 industries excluding engineering industries. These norms suggested in following forms:

    1. For Raw materials: Consumption in months
    2. For…

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  • 5Major Committees 2016: Raghunath Anant Mashelkar Panel and T.S.R. Subramanian Committee [ Committees ]

    Raghunath Anant Mashelkar Panel Purpose: To recommend best technologies for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Swachh Bharat” national sanitation campaign. More about Committee:Scientist Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, former director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial R…

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  • 6Major Committees 2016: Justice SB Sinha (One Member Commission) and G.N.Bajpai Committee [ Committees ]

    Justice SB Sinha (One Member Commission) Purpose: To Probe 2006 Meerut Fire Tragedy.A Supreme Court bench comprised of Justice V. Gopala Gowda and Justice Dipak Misra appointed former Judge S.B. Sinha to probe the 2006 Meerut fire tragedy, which claimed the lives of 60 people.

    Th…

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  • 7Major Committees 2016: H.R.Khan Panel and V.C. Daga Committee [ Committees ]

    H.R.Khan Panel Purpose: To evaluate unclaimed PPF and Post Office Savings.The finance ministry has set up a committee under Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor HR Khan to examine unclaimed deposits lying in the popular Public Provident Fund and savings schemes of post off…

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  • 8Major Committees 2016: K.V. Kamath Panel and Gopalakrishna Committee [ Committees ]

    K.V. Kamath Panel Purpose: To examine the financial architecture for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector. Recommendations of committe:The Finance Ministry has appointed a 15-member committee under the Chairmanship of ICICI Bank Chairman K V Kamath to examine the fin…

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  • 9Major Committees 2016: Pratyush Sinha & Jairam Ramesh & T.K. Viswanathan Committee [ Committees ]

    Pratyush Sinha Committee Purpose: To assess compensation for coal blocks Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi okayed the recommendations of Pratyush Sinha Committee regarding the division of All India Service Officers in A.P. and Telangana. The meeting of the committee held on 14 Ju…

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  • Nov 28, 2016
  • 1Major Committees 2016: Nachiket Mor Committee and P.J. Nayak Committee and Bibek Debroy Committee [ Committees ]

    Nachiket Mor Committee Purpose: To permit NBFC is to work as Business correspondence Key Recommendation Providing a universal bank account to all Indians above the age of 18 years by January 1, 2016. To achieve this, a vertically differentiated banking system with payments banks …

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  • 2Major Committees 2016: Deepak Mohanty Committee and Arvind Mayaram Committee [ Committees ]

    Deepak Mohanty Committee Purpose: Data and Information Management in the RBI Key recommendations Augment the government social cash transfer in order to increase the personal disposable income of the poor. It would put the economy on a medium-term sustainable inclusion path.

    • Suka…

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  • 3Major Committees 2016: R S Sharma Expert Committee and Justice MB Shah Committee [ Committees ]

    R S Sharma Expert Committee Purpose: To review the Company (Cost Records and Cost Audits) Rules 2014 The Composition of the Committee:R. S. Sharma, former Chairman and Managing Director, ONGC - Chairman

    • R.K. Jain, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare - Member

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  • 4Major Committees 2016: Bimal Jalan Committee and Hari Gautam Committee and Suresh Prabhu Committee [ Committees ]

    Bimal Jalan Committee Purpose: To head the Expenditure Management Commission.About Bimal Jalan Committee The Bimal Jalan panel, which is scrutinizing applications for new bank licenses, will hold a meeting on 10 February.

    • The committee held its first meeting on 1 November.
    • Initial…

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  • 5Major Committees 2016: Sivaramakrishnan Committee and Ramanujam Committee [ Committees ]

    Sivaramakrishnan Committee Purpose: Submit Report to build the capital city for Andhra Pradesh.The main highlights of the committee’s report:It is justified to give SoP for Andhra Pradesh to help the state in economic deficit.

    • SDC should be approached soon to grant special SoP to…

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  • 6Major Committees 2016: H Devaraj Committee and V.V. Daga Committee [ Committees ]

    H Devaraj Committee Purpose: Report most deemed university. Main findings of the Committee: Many institutions were accorded deemed university status on certain conditions, against the Union Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956 which does not allow conditional notification.

    • The UGC o…

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  • 7Major Committees 2016: Ajay Shankar Committee and Prof. NR Madhava Menon Panel [ Committees ]

    Ajay Shankar Committee - Purpose: To review functioning of PPP Cell. Key Functions: Introduction of credible third-party certification in most areas of regulation to cut down on multiple permissions needed by investors.

    • Adopting global best practices for emission norms in order t…

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  • Oct 28, 2016
  • 1Union Government Constitutes Munialappa Committee to Monitor Bird Flu Situation [ Committees ]

    Union Agricultural Ministry constituted a High-Level Munialappa Committee to monitor the situation of bird flu and help state governments take steps to curb the disease. Committee is headed by Joint Commissioner in the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy, and Fisheries (DADF) M…

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  • Sep 23, 2016
  • 1Three Economists Appointed to Monetary Policy Committee [ Committees ]

    Three economists Pami Dua, Chetan Ghate, and Ravindra Dholakia are appointed as the external appointees on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) by Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for four year term.

    • Now with this, MPC has three Reserve Bank of India (RBI) representatives an…

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  • Sep 22, 2016
  • 1MSK Prasad Appointed as New Head of Selection Committee [ Committees ]

    MSK Prasad the former wicketkeeper is appointed as the head of selection committee by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) he will succeed Sandeep Patil who had played 29 Tests and 45 ODIs for India, whereas new head MSK Prasad has played 6 Tests and 17 ODIs.

    • Other mem…

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  • Aug 31, 2016
  • 1Madhukar Gupta Committee Recommends Border Protection in Report Submitted to UHM [ Committees ]

    The Madhukar Gupta Committee on border protection has submitted its report which include detailed study on risk management and recommendations of border protection other issue such as gaps and perviousness in border fencing Border to the Union Ministry Home Affairs (MHA).

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  • Aug 30, 2016
  • 1Abhinav Bindra Appointed as a Head of NRAI Review Committee on Rio Debacle [ Committees ]

    Abhinav Bindra India’s first and only individual Olympic gold-medalist is going to head the five-member review committee constituted by National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) to probe the Indian shooters’ Rio Games debacle.

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    • The committee will submit the report within a maximum period of four week…

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