Policies & Governance: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2020 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

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  • Sep 3, 2019
  • 1 Increment in the Number of MSMEs in the Country [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has decided to increase the number of micro and small industries in the country. This will be achieved on a sustainable basis through implementation of various schemes and programmes.

    Ministry is planning to provide better credit f

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  • 2 Inauguration of National Workshop on Experience Sharing Under SPMRM [ Policy/Governance ]

    An inauguration event was based on National Workshop relating to Experience Sharing under Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission by Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Agriculture & Farmers.

    By gaining the inspiration from Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and his visi

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  • 3 Educational Development Scheme for Economically Backward Classes [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    The Ministry of Human Resource Development proposed to implement various schemes for the Economically Backward Class students. Citizens having annual income less than Rs. 1 lakh and who do not belong to any disadvantaged social category such as Schedule Caste (SC), Schedule Tribe

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  • Sep 2, 2019
  • 1 Dispute Resolution Mechanism for Solar/Wind Sector [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    A proposal to set up a Dispute Resolution Committee for the consideration of the unforeseen disputes between solar/wind power developers and SECI/NTPC has been approved by the Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) and Skill Development & Entrepreneursh

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  • 2 Vice President’S Interaction with Scientists & Young Researchers of the NARL [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Vice President of India at the inauguration function at the National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh called upon scientists and researchers to address pressing issues such as climate change, global warming and extreme weather events.

    The gl

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  • 3 Draft New Education Policy [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    2-day conference on ‘Industry Academy Interaction for Improvement of Quality of Academics’ organized by the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) in June 2019 appealed to people to study, analyse and debate the Draft New Education Policy and withosut making any hasty co

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  • Aug 29, 2019
  • 1 Universal Smart Card Driving License [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has decided to modify the format of driving licenses to smart card type driving licences so as to follow a standardised format nationwide. Around 30 % of Indians drive with fake or bogus licenses.

    Police reports in just of De

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  • 2 Inauguration of ATFM Complex [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Minister of State for Civil Aviation inaugurated the Air Traffic Flow Management - Central Command Centre. To address the balancing of capacity against the demand to achieve optimum utilization of the major resources is C-ATFM’s main objective.

    This achievement includes util

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  • Aug 26, 2019
  • 1 Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ratification of the Multilateral Convention to implement Tax Treaty Related Measures was recently approved by the Union Cabinet, aims to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (MLI).

    This BEPS multilateral instrument is an instrument to combat tax avoidance by multinationa

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  • 2 Approval of the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    Cabinet has approved Aadhaar and other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 to replace the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 so as to make it friendly to the people. As per the directions of the Supreme Court and recommendations of Justice B. N Srikrishna (Retd) Committee

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  • Aug 25, 2019
  • 1 Vehicle of Development Acceleration on the “Highway of Trust” [ Education, Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Minister for Minority Affairs announced to speed up the pending projects and schemes in the next five years thereby building a greater trust among the people. Ensuring socio-economic-educational empowerment of minorities through “3Es” Education, Employment and Empowerme

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  • 2 Tri-Netra Technology Trials Conducted [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Railways ]

    As per the railway Minister of India during the Question Hour Session of the Rajya Sabha the Indian Railways is conducting TRI-NETRA for detecting obstructions of track. The previous technologies developed first of all in 2002 - 03 could not prove to be successful in detecting th

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  • 3 Asset Reconstruction Companies Permitted to Buy Financial Assets from Peers [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Asset Reconstruction Companies have been permitted by RBI to acquire financial assets from peers (other such entities). All such transactions should be settled in cash. ARC is a specialized financial institution that buys the NPAs or bad assets from banks and financial instit

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  • 4 National Drafts Policy on Domestic Workers [ Policy/Governance ]

    The draft National Policy on Domestic Workers has been notified by The Union Ministry of Labour and Employment on 24th June 2019. The policy aims to provide social security benefits to an estimated 39 lakh people employed as domestic workers by private households of which 26 lakh

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  • Aug 24, 2019
  • 1 Steps Being Taken to Control Spread of Fall Army Worm [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    The Department under Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is taking several steps to control the spread of Fall Army Worm in the country. The term “armyworm” can be referred to several species with invasive behaviour on a massive scale at larval stage.

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  • Aug 23, 2019
  • 1 Basic Savings Basic Deposit Accounts Scheme [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    A BSBD account means an account that does not require customers to maintain a minimum or average monthly balance. These accounts are aimed towards enhancing financial inclusion among the economically weaker sections of the society.

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  • Aug 22, 2019
  • 1 Swachh Survekshan 2020 to Be Launched [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister launched the ‘Swachh Survekshan League 2020 on 6thJune 2019. The parameters related to wastewater treatment, reuse and fecal sludge management have been given special attention in the survey.

    Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister p

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  • 2 National Investigation Agency Amendment Bill 2019 Passed [ Policy/Governance, Bills, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    National Investigation Agency Amendment Bill 2019 was first of all passed in the Lok Sabha on 15 July 2019 and later on in the Rajya Sabha on 17th July 2019. This bill will allow NIA to probe terrorist activities against India and Indian interests abroad.

    The cases of human traf

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  • 3 Instant Triple Talaq Bill Criminalised [ Policy/Governance, Bills, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    The Indian Parliament has passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 criminalising triple talaq. The Lower House already had passed the bill on July 25,2019 later on the bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on 31 July 2019. The bill will become the law af

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  • 4 Amalgamation of National Institute of Miners Health with ICMR-NIOH [ Policy/Governance, Health, Down-to-Earth ]

    Cabinet approved the merger of National Institute of Miners’ Health (NIMH), an autonomous Institute under Union Ministry of Mines (MoM) with ICMR-NIOH (Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Occupational Health), Ahmedabad, under Union Ministry of Health & Famil

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  • Aug 19, 2019
  • 1 Formation of Jal Shakti Ministry [ Policy/Governance, Down-to-Earth ]

    A new Ministry called ‘Jal Shakti’ has been created by the Centre comprising Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation along with the Drinking Water and Sanitation.

    All the aspects of water regulation and its management will come under one department.

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  • 2 Approval of the Muslims Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill, 2019 [ Policy/Governance, Down-to-Earth ]

    Union Cabinet has approved the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 by replacing the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Second Ordinance, 2019 (Ord. 4 of 2019).

    The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Second Ordinance, 2019 was prom

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  • 3 Rescue & Rehabilitation of 66,169 Child Labourers Under NCLP Scheme 2018-19 [ Policy/Governance ]

    Any form of work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school, and is mentally, physically, socially or morally harmful is known Child Labour.

    Many children aged 5–14 from poorer families during the 19th and early 20th centuri

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  • 4 National Defence Fund and Scholarship [ Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    The National Defence Fund was set up in 1962 to take charge of voluntary donations in cash and kind received for promotion of the national defence effort, and to decide on their utilisation.

    The Fund is used for the welfare of the members of the Armed Forces (including Para Mili

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  • Aug 18, 2019
  • 1 One Nation One Poll [ Policy/Governance ]

    The one Nation One Poll has been backed by The President and The Prime Minister of India in Lok Sabha including the state assemblies. Normal public life and essential services are disrupted due to frequent elections including the road traffic during political rallies leading to n

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  • 2 MoU for Joint Collaboration on Cancer Research Signed Between DBT and DAE [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for supporting a joint collaborative research programmes in area of Cancer was signed by The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) under Ministry of Science and Technology and Department of Atmoic Energy.

    The DAE is represented by its Tata Memoria

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  • Aug 17, 2019
  • 1 24-Hours Timeframe to Bring Back Payment Data Processed Out of India [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Reserve Bank of India has directed all the payment entities along with all other banks operating in India to restore payment data processed out of India. The RBI reiterated its stand of last year’s on compulsory localisation of payments data.

    WhatsApp has set up its data sto

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  • Aug 16, 2019
  • 1 Price for Sovereign Gold Bonds Fixed at Rs3443 Per Gram by the Centre [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The government of India has fixed the new series of Sovereign Gold Bonds at Rs3443 opening on July 8. SGBs are government securities denominated in grams of gold. They are substitutes for holding physical gold.

    Investors have to pay the issue price in cash and the bonds will be

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  • Aug 15, 2019
  • 1 SEBI Tightens Its Regulations to Safeguard Investors in Terms of Mutual Fund Investment [ Policy/Governance, Economy ]

    SEBI’s latest reforms is expected to have a massive impact on India’s trillion mutual fund industry which has to comply with the new sectorial caps from September 2020. The advisory committee formed by the SEBI made these significant reforms. Through this move of SEBI and other m

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  • Aug 13, 2019
  • 1 A Big Non-Banking Lender Failure Can Cause Huge Losses [ Policy/Governance, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Non-Banking Financial Companies gross bad loans increased from 5.8 % in 2017 - 18 to 6.6 % in 2018 - 19. RBI expressed a concern of greater surveillance on large entities in India’s shadow banking sector as their failure could lead to losses that are similar to those of big b

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