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

  • Aug 21, 2017
  • 1 Types of Repo Rates [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced short-term lending rate, or repo rate, by 25 basis points to 6 % in its third bimonthly policy review for the financial year 2017 - 18.

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    Image Shows the Types of Repo Rates

    Image shows the Types of Repo Rates

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  • 2 Swadesh Darshan and Prasad Schemes: Theme Based Religious, Wildlife, and Forest Tourism Schemes [ Policy-Governance ]

    For integrated development of Theme-Based Tourist Circuits, the Ministry of Tourism in 2014 - 15 launched Swadesh Darshan Scheme. Schemes ‘Swadesh Darshan’ and ‘PRASAD’ provide Central Financial Assistance to States and Union Territories, for tourism projects upon adherence to th

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  • 3 Electronic Health Records and Intensified Mission Indradhanush [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government targets full immunization coverage by 2018 by accelerating immunization coverage and providing greater focus on urban areas and other pockets of low immunization coverage. Following measures are to be taken:

    Health Records and Intensified Mission Indradhanush

    Health Records and Intensified Mission Indradhanush

    Health Records and Intensified Mission Indradhanush

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  • 4 Special Package to Reduce Debt Burden of Farmers [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government has taken the several initiatives to reduce the debt burden of farmers. Ensuring availability of agriculture credit at a reduced interest rate of 7 % to farmers through interest subvention scheme for short-term crop loans up to Rs. 3.00 lakh (Department of Agriculture,

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  • 5 Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya Resigns [ Policy-Governance ]

    Panagariya had joined as the first vice-chairman of the Niti Aayog in January 2015. He said the Columbia University was not giving him further extension. He would be leaving the Niti Aayog on August 31.

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    Image of Dr. Arvind Panagariya

    Image of Dr. Arvind Panagariya

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  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 जीएसटी (GST in Hindi ) [ Policy-Governance ]

    प्रस्तावना: - राष्ट्रपति प्रणव मुखर्जी और प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी 30 जून 2017 की मध्यरात्रि को संसद भवन में गुडस (अच्छी) एंड (और) सर्विस टैक्स (सेवा कर) (जीएसटी) का एप लांच (प्रक्षेपण) किया है। इस ऐतिहासिक कदम के बाद लंबे समय से चर्चा में रहा जीएसटी पूरे देश में कर कानून के र

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  • 2 Registration Dates Revised,Aadhaar Mandatory for NET Forms,Research Not Must for College Professors [ Policy-Governance ]

    Research no longer be a condition for college professors’ promotion but continue to be mandatory for university teachers’. However, teachers still have to mandatorily do a student and a community activity for a promotion. Teachers intent on research could pursue it.

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    Image of UGC NET Updates

    Image of UGC NET Updates

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  • 3 E-Portal for Sales of Steel Products in North Eastern Region [ Policy-Governance ]

    The E-Portal for Sales of Steel Products in North Eastern Region an excellent example of synergy between ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’ missions. Dedicated for online sales of steel products by RINL through MSTC Metal Mandi.

    Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited

    Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited

    Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited

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  • 4 National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Quality Logo [ Policy-Governance ]

    NDDB “Logo” signifies safe and quality milk and milk Products from dairy co-operatives providing dairy cooperatives and producer institutions needed brand identity and competitive edge. Eleven member Management Committee will oversee the activities of the Quality Mark.

    National Dairy Development Board

    National Dairy Development Board

    National Dairy Development Board

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  • 5 National Mission on Electric Mobility & National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 [ Policy-Governance ]

    Considering Fuel Security and Environmental Pollution, National Mission on Electric Mobility in 2011 and subsequently National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 provide impetus to domestic manufacturing of hybrid & electric vehicles (collectively termed as XEVs).

    National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020

    National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020

    National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020

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  • 6 Schemes for Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Ministry of Tribal Affairs implementing “Scheme of Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) ” to comprehensively plan their socio-economic development while retaining the culture and heritage.

    Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups

    Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups

    Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups

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  • 7 National Tourism Policy and Medical and Wellness Tourism Policy [ Policy-Governance ]

    A National Tourism Policy (NTP) was formulated in 2002. Taking into account the widespread, interrelated global developments and advancements with bearing on the Tourism sector, a new draft National Tourism Policy has been formulated with following features.

    Tourism Policy and Medical and Wellness Policy

    Tourism Policy and Medical and Wellness Policy

    Tourism Policy and Medical and Wellness Policy

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  • Aug 12, 2017
  • 1 Industrial Schemes Khadi & Capital Goods: National Capital Goods Policy 2016, [ Policy-Governance ]

    Scheme for enhancing competitiveness of the Indian Capital Goods Sector in operation since 2014. Scheme provides infrastructural components for setting up Centre of Excellence (CoE) for technology development, Integrated Industrial Infrastructural Facility, Common Engineering Cen

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  • 2 From June 16 Petrol and Diesel Prices to Be Changed Daily [ Policy-Governance ]

    From 16th June 2017 Prises of Petrol and Diesels will be change daily as announced by oil marketing companies (OMCs) so prise of petrol and diesel will be changed daily at State-run oil marketing companies including Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (H

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  • 3 Parliament Passed Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill - 2016 [ Policy-Governance ]

    The government has passed a total of 119 amendments to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014. India became a participant of United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in year 2007.  The Bill will replace the existing PwD Act, 1995, which was ena

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  • Aug 9, 2017
  • 1 Credit Guarantee Fund for Startups [ Policy-Governance ]

    Government is formulating a Credit Guarantee Scheme for Startups (CGSS) with a corpus contribution of INR 2000 crores for Startups to raise loans without any collateral. The proposed scheme will provide credit guarantee upto INR 500 lakhs per case inclusive of term loan, working

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  • 2 Codex Alimentarius Commission in Geneva- Three Codex Standards for Spices [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Codex Alimentarius, or “Food Code” is a collection of standards, guidelines and codes of practice adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. The Commission, also known as CAC, is the central part of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme. Member-countries unanimously a

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  • Aug 5, 2017
  • 1 10 Things Flagged by CAG- 2017 [ Policy-Governance ]

    In audit reports to Parliament, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) highlighted issues such as poor hygiene and food quality in trains to critical shortage of ammunition in the Indian Army. Following 10 observations were made by CAG:

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    Image of 10 Things Flagged by CAG- 2017

    Image of 10 Things Flagged by CAG- 2017

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  • 2 Basic Structure Doctrine of the Constitution-Centre Given Go by SC Replace MCI Oversight Committee [ Policy-Governance ]

    Supreme Court allowed Union Government to replace the oversight committee set up to supervise the functioning of the Medical Council of India (MCI) with a panel of five eminent doctors. Government was also given liberty to replace any doctor.

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    Image of Basic Structure Doctrine

    Image of Basic Structure Doctrine

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  • Aug 1, 2017
  • 1 JICA ODA Loan Assistance for ‘Dairying Through Cooperatives-National Dairy Infrastructure Plan’ [ Policy-Governance ]

    India first among the world’s milk producing Nations since 1998 with largest bovine population in the World. Milk production from 1950 - 51 to 2015 - 16, has increased from 17 million tons to 155.49 million tons.

    Dairying through Cooperative-National Dairy Infrastructure Plan

    Dairying through Cooperative-National Dairy Infrastructure Plan

    Dairying through Cooperative-National Dairy Infrastructure Plan

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  • 2 SC Asks Government to Formalize Election Commissioners’ Appointment Through Law [ Policy-Governance ]

    Supreme Court has asked the Union government to formalize appointment of election commissioners through law. So far the appointment of the Election Commissioners have been fair and legitimate. This needs to be further strengthened by law.

    Election Commission of India

    Election Commission of India

    Election Commission of India

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  • 3 RBI Limits Customer Liability in Online Banking [ Policy-Governance ]

    ‘Customer Protection – Limiting Liability of Customers in unauthorised electronic banking transactions’. This is to ease recent increase in customer grievances and also matches international standards.

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    Image of RBI Limits Customer Liability in Online Banking

    Image of RBI limits Customer liability in Online Banking

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  • 4 State Flag: Constitutional Position of State Flag- Will Karnataka Get One? [ Policy-Governance ]

    Karnataka Government constitutes a nine-member committee for possibility of designing a separate state flag. Jammu and Kashmir is only state having separate flag of its own due to special status granted by Article 370 of the Constitution.

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    Image of Constitutional Position of State Flag

    Image of Constitutional Position of State Flag

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  • 5 G20 Hamburg Action Plan [ Policy-Governance ]

    The 12th G-20 summit in Germany’s Hamburg city adopted Hamburg Action Plan for achieving strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth by tackling climate change, harnessing digitalization, and sustainable prosperity and well-being.

    G20 Hamburg Action Plan

    G20 Hamburg Action Plan

    G20 Hamburg Action Plan

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  • 6 ‘Aaykar Setu- Tax Payer Service Module’- Enhance E-Access of Taxpayers [ Policy-Governance ]

    The Income Tax Department launched online facility to enable payment of taxes, tracking of tax deducted at source and filing of applications for permanent account numbers (PAN) called ‘Aaykar Setu’.

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    Image of Aaykar Setu- Tax Payer Service Module

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  • 7 National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) [ Policy-Governance ]

    National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) is an Indian constitutional body was established through Constitution (89th Amendment) Act, 2003 to safeguard the interests of Scheduled Tribes.

    National Commission for Scheduled Tribes

    National Commission for Scheduled Tribes

    National Commission for Scheduled Tribes

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  • 8 First Edition of WINGS 2017 – “Sab Uden, Sab Juden”- Expanding Regional Connectivity [ Policy-Governance ]

    Around 338 delegates from Government and Civil Aviation sector participated in the first edition of WINGS-2017 whichbrought together Aviation Sector such as States, Tourism Departments and Tour Operators.

    First Edition of WINGS 2017 “Sab Uden, Sab Juden”

    First Edition of WINGS 2017 “Sab Uden, Sab Juden”

    First Edition of WINGS 2017 “Sab Uden, Sab Juden”

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  • 9 ‘COMMIT’ Program for State Government Officials [ Policy-Governance ]

    Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C) launched a new training programme Comprehensive Online Modified Modules on Induction Training (COMMIT) for State Government officials.

    ‘COMMIT’ Program for State Government officials

    ‘COMMIT’ Program for State Government Officials

    ‘COMMIT’ Program for State Government officials

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  • Aug 1, 2017
  • 1 Launch of NDR and OALP for India’S E&P (Exploration & Production) Sector [ Policy-Governance ]

    National Data Repository (NDR) and Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP) provide progressive, market driven Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP). Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP) is investor friendly world-class policy for the next bidding round.

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  • 2 The Union Cabinet Approved the Recommendations of the 7th CPC on Allowances [ Policy-Governance ]

    Come into effect from 1st July, 2017. Affect more than 48 lakh central government employees. Cabinet had set up the Committee on Allowances (CoA). Modifications are based on suggestions made by the CoA.

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    Image of 7th Pay Commission

    Image of 7th Pay Commission

    7th CPC recommend

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