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  • Aug 14, 2018
  • 1 I&B Sets Up Panel to Frame Regulations for Online News Portals [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. 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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  • Jul 20, 2018
  • 1 Details on National Centre for Disease Control [ Health, Committees/Govt. 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 [ International Relations/Organizations, Health, Committees/Govt. 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.

    De

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  • Jun 26, 2018
  • 1 What is POSHAN Abhiyaan? Executive Committee Under POSHAN Abhiyaan (Important) [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. 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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  • Jun 25, 2018
  • 1 Centre Constitutes Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal [ Committees/Govt. 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.

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  • Jun 20, 2018
  • 1 High Powered Committee to Examine System of CBSE Class X & XII Exams to Prevent Leakages [ Education, Committees/Govt. 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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  • Jun 10, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 20) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. 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 agenc

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  • 2 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 23) [ Policy/Governance, Bills, Committees/Govt. 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 constitue

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  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 1 Linking of SWIFT to the Core Banking System [ Economy, Committees/Govt. 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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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 List of Important Committees in India- 2018 (Part - 1) [ Committees/Govt. 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 Com

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  • 2 List of Important Committees in India- 2018 (Part - 2) [ Committees/Govt. 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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  • 3 List of Important Committees in India- 2018 (Part - 3), Culture and Disaster Management [ Committees/Govt. 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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  • 4 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 12) [ International Relations/Organizations, Committees/Govt. 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 B

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  • Apr 15, 2018
  • 1 Railway Committee to Review Flexi-Fare System [ Committees/Govt. 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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  • Apr 9, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What are Defence Capital Acquisitions Schemes? What is Dhirendra Singh Committee (Important) [ Defense, Committees/Govt. 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 pol

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  • Mar 19, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Vinay Sheel Oberoi Committee Constituted to Expedite Defence Capital Acquisition (Important) [ Defense, Committees/Govt. 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, Environment/Ecology, Committees/Govt. 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 Augu

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  • Feb 14, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Setting Up of National Security Commission (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. 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/Govt. 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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  • Feb 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Jadhva Committee? Jadhav Guidelines for Allocation of Funds (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. 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.

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

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

    Details of the Committee

    • Co

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  • Nov 14, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Kofi Annan Advisory Commission & Bangladesh’S Five-Point Peace Plan for Rohingya Crisis (Important) [ Committees/Govt. 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/Govt. 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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  • Nov 7, 2017
  • 1 🌟 TK Viswanathan Committee Recommendations on Curbing Hate Speech on Internet (Important) [ Committees/Govt. 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.

    About the Committee

    • Commi

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

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Union Government Notifies Constitution of Monetary Policy Committee- Important [ Committees/Govt. 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 stabil

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  • Apr 17, 2017
  • 1 Government Sets Up Inter-Disciplinary Committee to Examine Framework for Virtual Currencies [ Committees/Govt. 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/Govt. 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.

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  • Mar 19, 2017
  • 1 Madhukar Gupta Committee on Border Protection Submits Report [ Committees/Govt. 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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