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Medical Council of India – Brookings India Paper Summary

Brookings India recently published a research paper on the Medical Council of India (MCI) bill to be put in parliament soon. A good read for UPSC. The National Medical Commission Bill would create a National Medical Commission (NMC) to replace the currently existing and allegedly corrupt Medical Council of India. Details – This new body would be …

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Make in India UPSC | PIB

Defence sector being a User driven sector is actively involved in various policies & procedures related to procurement, indigenous design, development & manufacture of defence equipment, co-development & co-production with foreign OEMs, thus contributing towards ‘Make in India upsc’. Some of the major areas, where defence personnel are involved, are listed below – ‘Make Procedure’: …

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Tackling workplace harassment UPSC | Livemint

Introduction – Workplace sexual harassment is an important issue that deserves more than the intermittent attention it receives when high-profile cases are in the news. This is particularly true in India where legal protection for victims was lacking in statutory cover until a few years ago. Some progress has been made since then—but there is …

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Ajeevika Grameen Express Yojana UPSC | PIB

The Government of India has decided to launch a new sub-scheme named “Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY)” as part of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM). Significance – The Self Help Groups under DAY-NRLM will operate road transport service in backward areas. This will help to provide safe, affordable and community …

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RTE and No Detention Policy | Livemint

Introduction – The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or the Right to Education Act (RTE and no detention) was supposed to drive India’s big leap in social development. Recently, the Government had decided to scrap one of its most controversial features, the no-detention policy (NDP. No-detention Policy (NDP) – The NDP …

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BIOSPHERE RESERVES IN INDIA | PIB Summary

What is a Biosphere Reserve? “Biosphere Reserve (BR) is an international designation by UNESCO for representative parts of natural and cultural landscapes extending over large area of terrestrial or coastal/ marine ecosystems or a combination thereof. BRs are designated to deal with one of the most important questions of reconciling the conservation of biodiversity, the …

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Roadmap – Evergreen Revolution | PIB Summary

The NITI Aayog has drafted the three years’ action plan for Evergreen revolution, for all the sectors including agriculture. The action plan on agriculture deals with remunerative prices for farmers and raising productivity. Strategies include – Increase in production of Pulses – National Food Security Mission (NFSM-Pulses) is being implemented in 638 districts of 29 States …

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Should we fear Artificial Intelligence? | Livemint

Introduction – Artificial intelligence, which is a system that has human-level intelligence, i.e., it can do multiple tasks as easily as a human can and can engage in a “thought” process that closely resembles humans. Should one fear Artificial Intelligence? As with most things, the answer is both yes and no. Why we must not? …

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Sagarmala Project | AIR Summary

To pursue the vision of ‘Blue Economy’ for India, the flagship ‘Sagarmala’ programme aims to increase port-led development along India’s 7,500-kilometre-long coastline. Background – The idea was originally mooted by the Atal Behari Vajpayee (NDA 1) government in 2003. Sagarmala project is seen as an equivalent of the project named ‘Golden Quadrilateral’, a highway network …

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