GS Paper 2

India-Indonesia Relations

India-Indonesia Relations saw a new page with President of Indonesia Mr. Joko Widodo’s maiden visit to India. Delegation level talks were held with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Both countries have established several bilateral agreements in strengthening several strategic, maritime and defence agreements in the past. While some agreements were signed between the two nations, what …

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Rohingya Issue | All you need to know

Rohingya | What’s the Issue The Rohingyas are the ethnic Muslim minority in the majority Buddhist Myanmar. They are the people with no home or citizenship, face violence and lack basic rights such as access to healthcare, education and employment. While the Myanmar Government dispute the Rohingya people’s status as Burmese citizens, it’s indisputable that …

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Steps taken to Prevent Coal Mine Accidents | PIB Summary

The provisions of Mines Act, 1952, Subordinate Rules and Regulations made there under are being administered for ensuring the safety in coal mines by Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS).  Coalmine owners are responsible for implementing these provisions. Steps taken by the Government to prevent coal mine accidents Safety audit of all the coalmines has been taken …

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Quality of Higher Education | PIB Summary

The Central Government has launched several initiatives viz. National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Impacting Research Innovation & Technology (IMPRINT), Uchchtar Avishkar Yojna (UAY) and Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) for the development of Quality of Higher Education in the country. Quality of Higher Education | Mandate of the UGC The UGC undertakes maintenance of standards …

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Report of Commission of Inquiry | PIB Summary

The report of Justice Ashok Kumar Roopanwal (Retd.) Commission of Inquiry along with memorandum of Action Taken thereon has been laid before both the houses of Parliament. Commission of Inquiry | About Justice Ashok Kumar Roopanwal commission was formed by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development to inquire into Rohith Vemula’s suicide. Commission of Inquiry …

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Social Security for Workers in Informal Sector | PIB Summary

In order to provide social security benefits to the workers in the unorganised sector, the Government has enacted the Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008. About the Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act The 2008 Act stipulates formulation of suitable welfare schemes for unorganised workers on matters relating to – life and disability cover, health and …

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Universal Basic Income Scheme | PIB Summary

The Economic Survey 2016-17 has advocated the concept of Universal Basic Income (UBI) as an alternative to the various social welfare schemes in an effort to reduce poverty. The survey juxtaposes the benefits and costs of the UBI scheme in the context of the philosophy of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The Survey …

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