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Swachh Bharat Mission | All India Radio Summary

By | 2017-10-04T11:25:53+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: AIR Spotlight, Governance, GS Paper 1, GS Paper 2, PIB/AIR Updates, Social Issuess|Tags: , , , , , , |

Introduction – More than a 100 years ago Mahatma Gandhiji said, “Sanitation is more important than political independence”. Three years ago, to honour the Father of the Nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a clarion call on Gandhiji’s birthday, by launching the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission” (SBM or Clean India Mission) to sanitise the country by October 2, 2019—as a fitting tribute to Bapu on his 150th birth anniversary. What is SBM? Universal sanitation is at the core of India’s development agenda. The Clean India Mission or SBM has two sub missions – SBM (Rural) and SBM (Urban). It aims to end [...]

South Asia Regional Centre ( ISARC ) | PIB Summary

By | 2017-07-15T07:44:28+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Categories: Agriculture, Governance, GS Mains, GS Paper 2, GS Paper 3, PIB|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) at campus of National Seed Research and Training Centre (NSRTC) in Varanasi.  ISARC | Details Under the proposal, a Centre of Excellence in Rice Value Addition (CERVA) will be set up in Varanasi. This will include a modern and sophisticated laboratory with capacity to determine quality and status of heavy metals in grain and straw. The Centre will also undertake capacity building exercises for stakeholders across the rice value chain. This Centre will be [...]

Air-Sewa Web Portal Upgraded

By | 2017-07-12T07:02:53+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Governance, GS Mains, GS Paper 2, GS Paper 3, Infrastructure, PIB|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Ministry of Civil Aviation held a meeting of all stakeholders last week to invite suggestions for designing Air Sewa 2.0, the upgraded version of the Air-Sewa Web Portal and mobile app that was launched in November last year to make air travel convenient and hassle-free. Air-Sewa Web Portal | The Need To provide a safe, and comfortable air travel experience to users. Flight delays, problem in refunds, long queues, inadequate facilities at airports and complaints of lost baggage are the most common problems that air travellers face. ­There was a need to respond to these problems in a systematic manner [...]

Mission Parivar Vikas

By | 2017-07-12T06:56:06+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Governance, GS Mains, GS Paper 1, GS Paper 2, PIB, Social Issuess|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Mission Parivar Vikas is a new family planning initiative launched on World Population Day. Mission Parivar Vikas  | Details Mission ParivarVikas will focus on 146 high fertility districts in 7 states with high TFR. Under this, specific targeted initiatives shall be taken for population stabilisation through better services delivery. Mission ParivarVikas is a new initiative conceived by the Ministry with a strategic focus on improving access through provision of services, promotional schemes, commodity security, capacity building, enabling environment and intensive monitoring. The Governmenthas enhanced the basket of contraceptive choices to meet the changing needs of people and have taken steps to [...]

Creative India Innovative India Scheme

By | 2017-07-12T06:25:08+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Economy, Governance, GS Mains, GS Paper 2, GS Paper 3, PIB|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Taking forward the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy 2016, a Scheme for IPR Awareness – Creative India Innovative India was launched by Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. Creative India Innovative India | Details The Scheme aims at raising IPR awareness amongst students, youth, authors, artists, budding inventors and professionals to inspire them to create, innovate and protect their creations and inventions across India including Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 cities as well as rural areas in the next 3 years. The Scheme for IPR Awareness aims to conduct [...]

Income Tax Tribunal Reforms | Live Mint

By | 2017-07-08T09:40:57+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Categories: Director's Desk, Economy, Governance, GS Paper 2, GS Paper 3|Tags: , , , |

The Income Tax Tribunal (ITAT) is the first independent forum where tax disputes are examined and where excesses of the state, if any, are remedied. In 2016, the Comptroller and Auditor general of India reported that 32,834 disputes were pending at the ITAT level, with Rs 1,35,984 crore of disputed amount. Income Tax Tribunal | Draft 2017 ITAT rules The draft 2017 ITATrules seek to make the tribunal more time-efficient by limiting the number of times a hearing can be adjourned. The draft rules also include provisions to ensure that time-sensitive matters are dealt with swiftly: stay applications must be listed [...]

Merit App and E-Bidding Portal

By | 2017-07-06T08:00:45+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Categories: Governance, GS Mains, GS Paper 2, PIB|Tags: , , , , , |

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri PiyushGoyal launched here today the ‘MERIT app (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency)’ and the e-bidding portal for providing e-Bidding solution to States to select Independent Power Producers (IPPs) for procurement of power by transferring their domestic coal under the scheme of flexibility in utilization of domestic coal. MERIT APP In this direction, a web portal and mobile apps for Merit Order Despatch of Electricity (MERIT) have been developed in association with POSOCO. The app displays extensive array of information regarding the merit order such as daily state-wise [...]

Training programme COMMIT launched

By | 2017-07-04T08:23:03+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Categories: Governance, GS Mains, GS Paper 2, PIB|Tags: , , , , , |

Dr.Jitendra Singh launched a new training programme Comprehensive Online Modified Modules on Induction Training ( COMMIT ) for State Government officials. Objective The objective of this training programme is to improve the public service delivery mechanism and provide citizen-centric administration through capacity building of officials who interact with the citizens on day-to-day basis. Highlights The new training programme will supplement the earlier training programme and the advantage of COMMIT is that it is cost-effective and has the potential to cover about 3.3 lakh officials annually, compared to 10,000 officials under existing 12-Day Induction Training Programme (ITP). COMMIT will be launched in [...]

Legal Services to Prisoners

By | 2017-07-04T08:16:51+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Categories: Governance, GS Mains, GS Paper 2, PIB|Tags: , , , , , |

National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) is entrusted with responsibility to provide legal aid inter-alia to all persons in custody. NALSA launched a Web Application for free Legal Services to Prisoners and the Legal Services Management System developed through the NIC. Details Through Web Application, the State Legal Services Authorities and District Legal Services Authorities shall feed the data for each individual prison inmate in the jails within their jurisdiction, with regard to their being represented through a counsel in the court. The software will be able to generate reports showing the total number of inmates, number of inmates unrepresented, number of [...]

National Biopharma Mission

By | 2017-07-04T08:09:52+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Categories: Economy, Governance, GS Mains, GS Paper 2, GS Paper 3, PIB|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The first ever Industry-Academia mission to accelerate biopharmaceutical development in India will be formally launched in New Delhi on 30th June 2017. Details | Biopharma The program named Innovate in India (i3) will witness an investment of USD 250 million with USD 125 million as a loan from World Bank and is anticipated to be a game changer for the Indian Biopharmaceutical industry. It aspires to create an enabling ecosystem to promote entrepreneurship and indigenous manufacturing in the sector. i3 is committed to addressing these gaps with a Mission to make India a hub for design and development of novel, affordable and effective biopharmaceutical products [...]

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