Policies & Governance: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)

  • Apr 17, 2018
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    Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways predicts that India is poised for a leap in electric mobility. This was unveiled while inaugurating the electric vehicle chargers- slow and fast charging-at an event, ’Charging the Drive’ held at the NITI Aayog premises.

    Image of Leap in Electric Mobility

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  • Apr 15, 2018
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    The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) entered into five Unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (UAPA) and two Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (BAPA) during January 2018. The total number of Advance-Pricing Agreement (APAs) entered into by the CBDT is now 196.

    Image of Advance Pricing Agreement

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  • Apr 13, 2018
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    Public sector undertaking Coal India launched ‘Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App’ for benefitting customers being supplied coal by road. The app: Allows users to monitor if the dispatches are made on the principle of ‘First in First Out’.

    Image of Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App

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    Steps to Curb Illegal Mining of Coal - 1. Dozing off and filling up of rat holes with stone and debris wherever possible. 2. Digging trenches to isolate illegal mining sites. 3. Erecting concrete walls on mouth of abandoned mines

    Image of Threats to the Western Ghats

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  • Apr 2, 2018
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    The Government is implementing the National Organ Transplant Programme (NOTP) to promote organ donation across the country. Growth in the transplants can be observed from the table below:

    Table contain shows the Growth in the transplants

    Table contain shows the Growth in the tr…

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    The Government formulated the National Health Policy, 2017 to attain highest level of good health and well-being through preventive and promotive health care across all policies. It also aims universal access to good health care without financial hardship.

    Image of Health Accounts

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  • Mar 31, 2018
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    Digital Gender Atlas has been developed to identify the low performing geographic pockets for girls, particularly from marginalised groups such as scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, and Muslim minorities, on specific gender related education indicators.

    Image of Digital Gender Atlas

    Image of Digital Gender Atlas

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  • Mar 29, 2018
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    Ayushman Bharat Yojna provides health insurance coverage of up to ₹5 lakh a family a year, and sets up of health and wellness centres- world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme.

    Image of Ayushman Bharat Yojna

    Image of Ayushman Bharat Yojna

    Image of Ayushman Bharat Yojna

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    The Centre has accorded the highest priority to Railways safety with Rs. 73, 065 crore (out of an investment of Rs. 148, 528 crore) allotted for 2018 - 19 for the period- to transform Railways into a modern, safe, green,… (267 more words) …

  • Mar 26, 2018
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    Indian Space Research Organization, to bring socio-economic transformation in the country. It is set to act as a force-multiplier in implementing as many as 170 projects where space technology can be used for a better life.

    ISRO Align with 170 Government Projects to Benefit Common Man

    ISRO Align with 170

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  • Mar 20, 2018
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    Supreme Court quashed all iron ore mining permits in Goa on environmental grounds, Goa is country’s top producing area for the steel raw material, New licenses need to be obtained for mining in the area after taking due environmental clearances.… (392 more words) …

  • Mar 19, 2018
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    Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) and Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) signed an agreement for financing the shared infrastructure of two large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh.

    Map of two large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh

    Map of two large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh

    Map

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    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $250 million loan to finance the construction of 6, 254 km all-weather rural roads in 5 different states. The rural roads are being constructed under the Prime Minister’s… (332 more words) …

  • Mar 18, 2018
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    ‘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, &… (964 more words) …

  • Mar 15, 2018
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    According to HRD Ministry, the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education has registered an increase from 24.5 % in 2015 - 16 to 25.2 % in 2016 - 17 according to latest All India Higher Education Survey (AIHES) released… (418 more words) …

  • 2 [ Policy-Governance, ]

    The Union Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (MoPA) proposed e-Sansad in Parliament and e-Vidhan in State Legislatures to digitize and make their functioning paperless. They are environment-friendly initiatives in line with the Go Green initiative of the government.

    Image of Cost of Corruption

    Image of Cost

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  • Mar 7, 2018
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    The union Government approved a number of amendments to (Foreign Direct Investment) FDI policy to simplify and liberalise FDI policy in India. They will - Increase ease of doing business in country, Lead to larger FDI inflows contributing to growth… (318 more words) …

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    The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) recommended free and compulsory education for girls up to post-graduate level across the country. The CABE committee is headed by HRD Minister is generally made for three years.

    Image of girl education in india

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  • Mar 1, 2018
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    Prime Minister said that the government has transformed the process for selecting Padma award winners. Identity of the awardee is not the deciding factor of the award, rather the importance of his/her work is increasing.

    Padma award winners Image

    Padma award winners Image

    Padma

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  • Feb 28, 2018
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    The Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) launched National CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Data Portal & Corporate Data Portal to increase compliance in CSR. The portal will enable greater transparency and creation of tools for stronger Corporate Governance.

    Image of National CSR Data Portal And Corporate Data Portal

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    The Election Commission recommended disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs for holding an Office of Profit as parliamentary secretaries to the Ministers of the National Capital Territory. The President of India accepted the Election Commission’s recommendation to disqualify… (478 more words) …

  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    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) …

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    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 30, 2018
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    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.

    Image of Defence Public Sector Undertakings

    Image of Defence Public Sector Undertakings

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  • Jan 27, 2018
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    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 25, 2018
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    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 1, 2018
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    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

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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

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  • Dec 16, 2017
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    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
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    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
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    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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