Committees: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Nov 8, 2018
  • 1 Government Constitutes Competition Law Review Committee to Review the Competition Act [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Committees & Bodies, Pol Sci. ]

    Union Finance Ministry has constituted 9 members Competition Law Review Committee to ensure that legislation is in tune w/changing business environment. It will be chaired by Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas.

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    Image of Competition Commission of India

    Image of Competition Commission of India

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  • Oct 21, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Overview of Schemes for Dairy Developent: NDDB in Implementation of NDP & Dairy Proce.(Important) [ Eco., Agri., Schemes & Proj., Committees & Bodies ]

    National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) plays crucial role in implementation of National Dairy Plan (NDP) & Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF). Indigenous breeds are being promoted to reduce risks in production. For improving breed of milch cattle, especial

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  • Oct 14, 2018
  • 1 🌟 National Statistical Commission Committee on Real Sector Statistics (Important) [ Edu., Committees & Bodies ]

    National Statistical Commission (NSC) constituted Committee on Real Sector Statistics under Chairmanship of Dr. Sudipto Mundle in April, 2017 for improvement & modernization of real sector database.

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    Image of National Statistical Commission

    Image of National Statistical Commission

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  • Oct 1, 2018
  • 1 Recommendations of D. B. Shekatkar Committee (Important) [ Defense, Committees & Bodies ]

    Union Defence Ministry approved most of proposals of committee of experts, headed by Lt. Gen. D. B. Shekatkar (Retd. ) to bring host of reforms in military & improve financial management.

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    Image of Recommendations of D. B. Shekatkar Committee

    Image of Recommendations of D. B. Shekatkar Committee

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  • Sep 21, 2018
  • 1 High Lvl. Inter Ministerial Meeting on Issues of Pollution Affecting Taj Mahal-C.K.Mishra Committee [ Env., Committees & Bodies, Culture ]

    High level Inter ministerial meeting was held on 16th July 2018 to deliberate on various issues & actions to be taken to conserve Taj Mahal. Meeting focused on action points needed to overcome Air & Water pollution in & around Taj Mahal.

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    Image of High Level Issues of Pollution Affecting Taj Mahal

    Image of High Level Inter Ministerial Meeting on Issues of Pollution Affecting Taj Mahal

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  • Sep 19, 2018
  • 1 Government Sets Up High Level Committee Chaired by Union Home Secretary to Check Mob Lynching [ Bills, Committees & Bodies ]

    Considering increasing incidents of mob lynching, Union Govt. constituted High Level Committee chaired by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba to deliberate in matter & make recommendations.

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    Image of Psychological Characteristics of a Mob

    Image of psychological characteristics of a mob

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  • Sep 18, 2018
  • 1 MCA Has Constituted a 10-Member Committee to Review the Offences Under the Companies Act, 2013 [ Eco., Committees & Bodies ]

    Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) constituted 10 Member Committee to review penal provisions in Companies Act, 2013. Committee headed by Secretary of Ministry of Corporate Affairs will examine ‘de-criminalisation’ of certain offences.

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    Image of the Companies Act

    Image of the Companies Act

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  • Sep 10, 2018
  • 1 Urban Decongestion: Constitution of Cmte. for Standardization & Indigenization in Metro Rail Sys. [ Policy-Governance, Committees & Bodies, Railways ]

    Transport infrastructure is one of most imp. factors for country’s progress. W/rapid Industrialization, Urbanization, Globalization & concentration of large population in urban centers, cities & towns of country are growing at faster pace.

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    Image of Metro Rail Systems

    Image of Metro Rail Systems

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  • Sep 1, 2018
  • 1 Committee Set Up to Synergize NCC and NSS [ Edu., Defense, Committees & Bodies ]

    Govt. has set up committee under Chairmanship of Shri Anil Swarup to suggest measures to strengthen National Cadet Corps (NCC) & National Service Scheme (NSS). Each NSS unit adopts village or slum for taking up its activities.

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    Image of Committee Set up to Synergize NCC and NSS

    Image of Committee Set up to Synergize NCC and NSS

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  • Aug 14, 2018
  • 1 I&B Sets Up Panel to Frame Regulations for Online News Portals [ Policy-Governance, Committees & Bodies ]

    I & B ministry has decided to constitute committee to frame rules to regulate news portals & media websites. There are no norms or guidelines to regulate online media websites & news portals.

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    Image of Most Popular News Properties in India

    Image of most popular news properties in India

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  • Jul 20, 2018
  • 1 Details on National Centre for Disease Control [ Health, Committees & Bodies ]

    National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) (previously known as National Institute of Communicable Diseases) is an institute under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It was established in July 1963 for research in epidemiology and control of communicable diseases and to r

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  • Jul 17, 2018
  • 1 India Signs Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) in Nursing with Singapore [ Int. Rel & Org., Health, Committees & Bodies ]

    India has achieved 1st significant breakthrough in its attempts to export professional services by signing pact w/Singapore that could soon allow Indian nurses to practise in Southeast Asian country.

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    Image of Mutual Recognition Agreement

    Image of Mutual Recognition Agreement

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  • Jun 26, 2018
  • 1 What is POSHAN Abhiyaan? Executive Committee Under POSHAN Abhiyaan (Important) [ Health, Schemes & Proj., Committees & Bodies ]

    The Executive Committee, which is the Apex body for all Nutrition related activities under the POSHAN Abhiyaan, has taken decisions for improving health conditions across the country.

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    Image of Executive Committee under POSHAN Abhiyaan

    Image of Executive Committee under POSHAN Abhiyaan

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  • Jun 25, 2018
  • 1 Centre Constitutes Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal [ Committees & Bodies ]

    The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation has constituted Mahanadi Water Dispute Tribunal for adjudication of longstanding disputes between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over sharing of Mahanadi river water.

    Map of Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal

    Map of Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal

    Map of Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal

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  • Jun 20, 2018
  • 1 High Powered Committee to Examine System of CBSE Class X & XII Exams to Prevent Leakages [ Edu., Committees & Bodies ]

    High Powered Committee was constituted on 4th April 2018 by Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to examine entire system of concluding Class X & Class XII exams conducted by CBSE.

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    Image of High Powered Committee to Examine System of CBSE

    Image of High Powered Committee to Examine System of CBSE

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

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

    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
  • 1 Linking of SWIFT to the Core Banking System [ Eco., Committees & Bodies ]

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

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

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

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

    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
  • 1 Railway Committee to Review Flexi-Fare System [ Committees & Bodies, 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

    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 & Bodies ]

    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 & Bodies ]

    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 & Bodies ]

    ‘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 & Bodies ]

    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 & Bodies ]

    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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    Image of Recommendations of Shekatkar Committee

    Image of Recommendations of Shekatkar Committee

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

    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
  • 1 National Commission for Minorities Appointed Committee Looking into Minority Status [ Committees & Bodies ]

    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
  • 1 Amitabh Kant Committee to Look into NPAs in Power Sector [ Committees & Bodies ]

    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 & Bodies ]

    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 & Bodies ]

    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

    Image of Corporate Governance

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

    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
  • 1 Fourth Session of the India-Tanzania Joint Trade Committee (JTC) [ Committees & Bodies ]

    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 & Bodies ]

    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
  • 1 Government Sets Up Inter-Disciplinary Committee to Examine Framework for Virtual Currencies [ Committees & Bodies ]

    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
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Setting Up of National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes [ Committees & Bodies ]

    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
  • 1 Madhukar Gupta Committee on Border Protection Submits Report [ Committees & Bodies ]

    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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