GS Paper 2

Report On Draft Ganga Act | PIB Summary

The committee constituted to prepare draft Ganga Act submitted its report to the Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. Draft Ganga Act | About the Committee The Chairman of the committee Justice Shri Girdhar Malviya (Retd.) said that it was a big challenge for them but they could meet it successfully. He thanked …

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Boost To Digital Payments Promotion On Ambedkar Jayanti | PIB Summary

Commemorating the 126th birth anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will launch several crucial initiatives to further the digital payments revolution in India on April 14th this year. Digital Payments | Highlights The initiatives include, the launch of BHIM Aadhaar platform for merchants, cash back and referral bonus schemes for BHIM and …

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Establishment Of The Bimstec Grid Interconnection | PIB Summary

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Power for Signing of “Memorandum of Understanding for Establishment of the BIMSTEC Grid Interconnection“. It will be signed among member states of BIMSTEC at the upcoming 3rd BIMSTEC Energy Ministers’ Meeting to be held in Nepal …

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Universalising the Facility Of Institutional Delivery | PIB Summary

As per National Family Health Survey (NFHS-IV 2015-16), institutional delivery in rural areas is 75.1%. As per data available through National Family Health Survey (NFHS), Institutional delivery in rural areas has increased from 31.1% in 2005-06(NFHS-III) to 75.1% in 2015-16(NFHS-IV). Institutional Delivery | Key steps taken by Government of India Promotion of institutional deliveries through …

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Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan | PIB Summary

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) along with the Ministries of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj has agreed to link all Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) with rural development processes under Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan (UBA). Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan | Highlights In this regard, a Tripartite Agreement between MHRD, Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Panchayati Raj …

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Initiatives By AICTE | PIB Summary

With a view to improve the standards of technical education and to provide competent technical manpower for the Make-In-India campaign, the All India Council of Technical Education – AICTE has approved the following package of measures to be implemented by all the technical institutions AICTE | Induction training: Every student, on admission, shall be put …

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Security Features – ECI-EVMs | PIB Summary

VERY IMPORTANT for Prelims + GS 2 Governance, Polity + GS 4 Ethics In the recent past, there have been some queries in the minds of common people about the security features of Electronic Voting Machines – EVMs  of Election Commission of India (ECI). The Election Commission has, time and again, stated that ECI – EVMs and …

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Promotion Of Ayush Medicines | PIB Summary

Government has accorded exclusive policy support for the growth and development of Ayush Medicines systems.  In this direction, Government has implemented mainstreaming of it’s strategy under National Health Mission and National AYUSH Mission to support States for strengthening AYUSH infrastructure and services. Apart from the allopathic and the Ayush Medicines system, no other alternative systems of …

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Healthcare In Public Sector | PIB Summary

Healthcare | Details According to National Family Health Survey 3 (NFHS -3) (2005-06), the primary source of health care for 69.5 percent households in urban areas and 62.5 percent households in rural areas was private healthcare sector. However, recently completed NFHS-4 (2015-16) reveals that for around 52 percent households in urban areas and around 44 percent households in …

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