GS Paper 2

Chabahar and India

Anticipating increasing tensions between Iran and the United States, Government of India has apparently advised the Indian firms to go slow over their investments in proposed projects in Iran’s ‘Chabahar Free Trade Zone’. According to a news report, there is an apprehension that India’s financial transactions and technology imports from the rest of the world …

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Cashless Transaction In Indian Railways | PIB Summary

In order to help passengers and incentivize the Cashless Transaction or payment through digital modes for booking of reserved tickets, service charge on online booking of tickets has been withdrawn for the tickets booked from 23.11.2016 to 31.03.2017. Approximately, an amount of`184 crore has not been realized from passengers on account of service charge and …

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Steps to Promote Breastfeeding | PIB Summary

The data on nutritional indicators including Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices is captured under the National Family Health Surveys (NFHS) conducted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As per the recent NFHS-4 report, 41.6% breastfeeding of children is usually done within one hour of birth. Steps taken by the Government by promote breastfeeding …

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Fertiliser Subsidy Reforms | RSTV

Government of India has decided to fast track the implementation of the Direct Benefit Transfer system for payment of fertiliser subsidy to farmers. From the upcoming Kharif season beginning from June, Rs 70,000 crore fertiliser subsidy (budgeted for 2017-18) will be distributed to companies based on the actual sales to farmers taken on point of sale …

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Tribunal Reorganisation | RSTV

In what might be creating huge uproar in the Parliament, the Government has proposed a large scale Tribunal Reorganisation by seeking to reduce the number of these quasi-judicial bodies and bring uniformity in the service conditions of their officials. The amendments proposed under the Finance Bill will alter several laws and allow the Government to …

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Malnutrition among Pre-School Children | PIB Summary

Malnutrition | Introduction Malnutrition among Pre-School Children is a serious problem. As per the National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB) third repeat survey report, 2012 for ten Indian States, 0.5% of children aged 1-5 years suffer from Vitamin-A deficiency manifested as Conjunctival Xerosis; and as per National Family Health Survey- 4 (2015-16) report, 58.4% children below …

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Policy For Domestic Workers | PIB Summary

A draft National Policy for Domestic workers is under consideration of the Government. Salient features Inclusion of Domestic Workers in the existing legislations Domestic workers will have the right to register as workers with the State Labour Department. Such registration will facilitate their access to rights & benefits accruing to them as workers Right to form …

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