Policies & Governance: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2017 (Including PIB)

  • Feb 21, 2018
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    In-line with Government philosophy to make systems and procedures digital and transparent, Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO) has launched New Online Vender Registration System for Railways.

    Image of New Online Vendor Registration System

    Image of New Online Vendor Registration System

    Image of New Online Vendor Registration

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  • Feb 16, 2018
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    There will be no subsidy for Haj from this year and the funds saved will be used for providing education to minorities. What is Haj Subsidy? - The Haj subsidy refers to discounted airfares given by the government-owned airlines, Air… (493 more words) …

  • Feb 15, 2018
  • 1 [ Policy-Governance, ]

    With the ‘flush season’ in milk production commencing, milk supply to Goa has been restored giving a respite to local consumers. Earlier in December, Goa had faced an acute shortage of milk, due to a prolonged lean season of milk.… (504 more words) …

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    The railways has installed its first ultra-modern, computer-based signaling system to ensure faster movement of around 256 trains on saturated routes. The state-of-the-art system was commissioned at Khurja junction, enabling faster train movement between the Ghaziabad-Kanpur sections.

    Map of Khurja Junction Location

    Map of Khurja

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  • Feb 14, 2018
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    The Second National Commission on Labour has recommended that the existing Labour Laws should be broadly grouped into four or five Labour Codes on functional basis. Maternity Benefit Amendment Act, 2017, increases the paid maternity leave from 12 weeks to… (552 more words) …

  • Feb 11, 2018
  • 1 [ Policy-Governance, ]

    The Union Cabinet has approved Agreement between India and Myanmar on Land Border Crossing. It is an enabling arrangement for movement of people across the border. The agreement provides connectivity and enhance interaction of people of North Eastern States of… (435 more words) …

  • Feb 7, 2018
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    To help consumers make an informed choice, FSSAI has decided to revise its labelling regulation making it mandatory to declare total fat, added sugar, salt, trans fat and energy per serving along with its contribution to Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)… (252 more words) …

  • Feb 6, 2018
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    Quality of Coal (ash content in the coal) is one of the important factors, which directly affects the power generation in the thermal power plant. Poor quality of coal or high ash content in coal reduces the efficiency of the… (803 more words) …

  • Feb 5, 2018
  • 1  [ Policy-Governance, ]

    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

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  • Feb 4, 2018
  • 1 [ Policy-Governance, ]

    In 2015, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited joined hands with the organizers of the Sabarimala pilgrimage to support an initiative to clean up waste accumulated during the pilgrimage period.

    Image of Cleaning of sabrimala temple

    Image of Cleaning of sabrimala temple

    Image of Cleaning of sabrimala

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  • 2 [ Policy-Governance ]

    A mahram is a kin with whom marriage would be considered haram (illegal in Islam) or people from whom purdah is not obligatory or legal escorts of a woman during journey longer than a day and night (24 hours).

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    Electoral Bond is a financial instrument for donating to political parties. These are issued by Scheduled Commercial banks upon authorization from the Central Government to intending donors, but only against cheque and digital payments- it cannot be purchased by paying… (438 more words) …

  • 4  [ Policy-Governance, ]

    Total of 1.9 crore names were released by Assam in the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) from total number of applicants 3.29 crores. The rest of the names after verification will be out in another draft.… (323 more words) …

  • Jan 25, 2018
  • 1 [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Ministry had launched following special schemes for skill development of youth belonging to minority communities: Seekho aur Kamao (Learn & Earn) - This is a placement linked skill development scheme for minorities aiming to upgrade the skills of minority… (300 more words) …

  • Jan 30, 2018
  • 1 [ Policy-Governance, ]

    There are nine Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs), with 47 units & 41 Ordnance factories spread all over India. OFB: Ordnance Factory Board has developed infrastructure facilities for construction of - Missile, Tanks.

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    Image of Defence Public Sector Undertakings

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  • Jan 27, 2018
  • 1 [ Policy-Governance ]

    The earlier criteria for station categorization was based on the annual passenger earnings only. Stations were categorised into 7 categories which A-1, A, B, C, D, E and F. GMs will have full powers to sanction out of turn safety… (250 more words) …

  • Jan 1, 2018
  • 1 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Phase-I of RO Pax Ferry service between Ghogha and Dahej in Gulf of Cambay in Gujarat was launched on 22nd October 2017. This project is implemented by Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB).

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    Image of Roll on - Roll off

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    Government formulated the Mission Plan for electric vehicles (including hybrid vehicles) viz. National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 (NEMMP 2020) which provides a road map for facilitating the manufacture and use of electric and hybrid vehicles through a series of… (169 more words) …

  • Dec 25, 2017
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    Centre approved Central Sector North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme to fill gaps in creation of infrastructure in two sectors of physical infrastructure and social infrastructure.

    Tuirial Dam in Mizoram Development Scheme

    Tuirial Dam in Mizoram Development Scheme

    Tuirial Dam in Mizoram Development Scheme

    • Physical infrastructure… (250 more words) …

  • Dec 10, 2017
  • 1📹  [ Policy-Governance ]

    Next Week! ! Blue Economy vs. Ocean Economy: Lewis Mamfort (American urban architect) - “Building more roads to prevent congestion is like a fat man loosening his belt to prevent obesity. ”

    Mr. Enrique Penelosa, the present mayor of Bogota,… (1060 more words) …

  • 2  [ Policy-Governance ]

    Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released recommendations on “Net Neutrality” because of a long, multistage consultation process. Give ability to companies to earn sufficient returns on investment without compromising welfare of the public.

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    Image of Net Neutrality

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  • Dec 18, 2017
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    Spread of IT and “Aadhaar” based services in India not only increases beneficial use of data but also allows unregulated and arbitrary use of personal data. Data protection laws are required to guard such unauthorized use.

    Image of Srikrishna Committee on Data Protection aadhar

    Image of Srikrishna Committee

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  • Dec 17, 2017
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    Karnataka’s amended the law governing private medical establishments to provide universal health coverage in the State. It provides for basic components of healthcare reform: Lays down treatment standards.

    Image of World Health Organization

    Image of World Health Organization

    Image of World Health Organization

    • Contains treatment… (409 more words) …

  • Dec 16, 2017
  • 1 [ Policy-Governance ]

    For building Urban Local Bodies capacity under the Swachh Bharat Mission Urban, Minister of state for Housing and Urban Affairs conducted a National Workshop titled “Accelerating Implementation of Urban Missions” under Pradhan Mantri Avaas Yojana (Urban), and Swachh Bharat Mission… (300 more words) …

  • Dec 12, 2017
  • 1  [ Policy-Governance ]

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) formulated clinical guidelines on responding to sexually abused children and adolescents for the first time. Guidelines are grounded in human rights standards and ethical principles.

    Image of Child Sex Abuse guidelines

    Image of Child Sex Abuse guidelines

    Image of Child Sex

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  • Dec 10, 2017
  • 1  [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government while conducting third wind power auction of 2000 MW capacity announced the path for achieving 2022 targets of commissioning: 175 GW of Renewable Energy (RE). 100 GW of solar generating capacity. 60 GW of wind power of which 32… (613 more words) …

  • Dec 9, 2017
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    Government has formed a task force under top taxman Arbind Modi to draft a new direct tax law to replace the existing Income Tax Act, which has been in force since 1961. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), will steer… (475 more words) …

  • 2  [ Policy-Governance ]

    Tripartite agreement was signed between National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and the state level executing agencies Uttarakhand Pey Jal Nigam and Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam for setting up of India’s first Sewage Treatment Plants under Hybrid Annuity mode, at… (747 more words) …

  • Dec 7, 2017
  • 1  [ Policy-Governance ]

    In a first, the Indian Navy inducts its first woman pilot, Shubhangi Swaroop, and three more woman officers in its armament unit. Women Bio-tech Incubator was set up in Chennai and Women of India Organic Festival organized by the Ministry… (534 more words) …

  • 2  [ Policy-Governance ]

    Transit Oriented Development (TOD) integrates land use and transport planning to develop planned sustainable urban growth centers, having walkable and livable communes with high density mixed land-use. Citizens have access to open green and public spaces and at the same… (1540 more words) …

  • Dec 4, 2017
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    “Nivesh Bandhu” is an Investor Facilitation Portal Launched during World Food India 2017, which aims to transform the food economy and double farmers’ income by bringing latest technologies evolution and best practices into the system.

    Image of 6 objectives of Food Regulatory Portal

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  • Dec 3, 2017
  • 1 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Lewis Mamfort, the great American urban architect and historian, saod, “Building more roads to prevent congestion is like a fat man loosening his belt to prevent obesity. ” Mr. Enrique Penelosa, the present mayor of Bogota, said, “A developed country… (984 more words) …

  • Dec 1, 2017
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    The Ministry of Women and Child Development celebrated the Child Rights Week by hosting an inter-Child Care Institution festival, “Hausla 2017” for the children who reside in childcare institutions between 16 - 20th November 2017. The event aims at… (1130 more words) …

  • Nov 29, 2017
  • 1 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the Government of India’s local and foreign currency issuer ratings to Baa2 from Baa3 and changed the outlook on the rating to stable from positive.

    Image of Moody’s Rating System

    Image of Moody’s Rating System

    Image of Moody’s Rating System

    • India’s… (446 more words) …

  • Nov 28, 2017
  • 1 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Japanese automakers Suzuki Motor and Toyota Motor finalized an agreement to manufacture and sell electric vehicles in India by the turn of the decade. Companies will undertake a comprehensive study of activities for widespread acceptance and use of electric vehicles… (238 more words) …

  • 2 [ Policy-Governance ]

    “India State-level Disease Burden Report and Technical Paper” was launched today by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. The comprehensive report indicates that although the disease burden due to malnutrition dropped in India substantially since 1990, it is still responsible for… (542 more words) …

  • 3 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Eye-Way project in Rajkot is a network of cameras, which keeps vigil on city and helps RMC track various civic issues like roads, parking, and pollution levels. Rajkot found mention for its ‘eye- way project’, the network of 973 cameras… (277 more words) …

  • Nov 27, 2017
  • 1  [ Policy-Governance ]

    India received first shipment of US crude oil of 1.6 million barrels, purchased by state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) at Paradip Port in Odisha imported on MT New Prosperity, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) that left US Gulf Coast… (778 more words) …

  • Nov 23, 2017
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    Female sterilization continues to be the most popular method of contraception in India, accounting for over 75 % of the modern family planning methods used, according to National Health Family Survey 2015 - 16 (NFHS-4). Male sterilization’s share in family… (946 more words) …

  • Nov 21, 2017
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    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) constituted the Baswan Committee, led by Shri B. S. Baswan to examine varied issues related to the UPSC CSE. The report of Baswan committee that has suggested changes in civil service exam pattern and age… (514 more words) …

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    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) constituted the Baswan Committee, led by Shri B. S. Baswan to examine varied issues related to the UPSC CSE. Kautilya’s Arthashastra. Lord Cornwallis is known as the Father of Civil Services in India. Major Committees… (319 more words) …

  • Nov 18, 2017
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    Union Cabinet gave approval for posts of Chairman and Technical Members of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) under GST, following up immediately on sharp reduction in the GST rates of a large number of items of mass consumption.

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  • Nov 16, 2017
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    The Assocham-EY report claimed that in the decade ending in 15, there was reduction in the infant mortality rate and under-five mortality rate in India but country houses about 50 per cent of undernourished children of the world.

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  • Nov 2, 2017
  • 1 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Prime Minister constituted Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) - five member council headed by Niti Aayog member Dr Bibek Debroy. Other members are Dr Surjit Bhalla, Dr Rathin Roy, Dr Ashima Goyal and Ratan Watal.

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  • Nov 13, 2017
  • 1 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Gujarat will be first big state to use Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) equipped with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in coming Assembly elections to make elections more transparent. It will be second after Goa to use VVPAT system for… (235 more words) …

  • Nov 8, 2017
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    Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is set to procure 10, 000 electric vehicles from Tata Motors selected through an international competitive bidding aimed at increased participation.

    Map of Energy Efficiency Services Limited

    Map of Energy Efficiency Services Limited

    Map of Energy Efficiency Services Limited

    • Tata Motors… (271 more words) …

  • Nov 7, 2017
  • 1  [ Policy-Governance ]

    Digital India was launched by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 2 July 2015 with an objective of connecting rural areas with high-speed Internet networks and improving digital literacy.

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    Image of Nine Pillars of Digital India

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  • Nov 5, 2017
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    Government is committed to widen the tax base by encouraging and incentivizing the new tax payers. Following are some of the important initiatives along with supporting tax data. Number of tax payers increased significantly from 4.72 crore in financial year… (640 more words) …

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    Tribals constitute 8.6 % of population. National Workshop on minimum support price for minor forest produce provides “Fair and Equitable Deal to the Tribals”. MSP establishes framework of assurance of buying at a particular price for primary processing, storage, transportation… (689 more words) …

  • Oct 23, 2017
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    The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in association with the Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA) organized a workshop in Surat (October 10, 2017), Gujarat in October on the role of Application of GIS technology in… (320 more words) …

  • Oct 22, 2017
  • 1 [ Policy-Governance ]

    प्रस्तावना: - बड़े जोर शोर से लाई गई थी नोटबंदी। 50 दिन का समय मांगा गया था। कोलधन, आतंकवाद और जाली करेंसी (मुद्रा) पर नकेल कसने का बड़ा वादा था। लोगों ने भी समर्थन दिया। कालेधन के विरुद्ध आह्यन पर… (3119 more words) …

  • Oct 16, 2017
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    Freedom of religion in India is a fundamental right guaranteed by Article 25 - 28 of the Constitution. However Indian states have passed laws against religions conversions. Jharkhand, become seventh state to have anti-conversion law- other six states being Maharashtra,… (541 more words) …

  • Oct 14, 2017
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    To fight undernutrition and malnutrition, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog launched National Nutrition Strategy. Aim is “Kuposhan Mukt Bharat”. Prevalence of underweight children in India among the highest in the world.

    Map of Malnutrition in India

    Map of Malnutrition in India

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  • Oct 12, 2017
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    In a transformational move, the Indian Army opened up combat positions for women and is now inducting 800 women officers to military police. Process moving fast and women initially recruited to positions in military police.

    Map of Women in Combat Roles

    Map of Women in Combat… (199 more words) …