GS 3

Welfare of Handicraft Artisans | PIB Summary

Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment have come together to step up interventions for the economic development of an estimated 12 lakh scheduled caste Handicraft Artisans. Handicraft Artisans | About the MoU It was signed between Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles and National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSCFDC), a Central PSU …

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United States Policy Shift in Afgan-Pak Region

The United States under the Trump Administration seems to be undertaking a review of its Afghanistan-Pakistan policy. The top military commander of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan, General John Nicolson Jr. has called for a holistic policy review towards Pakistan. While President Obama had declared that the official combat mission in Afghanistan was over …

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General Anti Avoidance Rule (GAAR) | AIR Spotlight

GAAR is basically a set of rules designed to give Indian revenue authorities the right to scrutinise and tax, transactions which they believe are structured solely to avoid taxes. The rules would be applicable to all taxpayers. GAAR | Background It was originally proposed in Direct Tax Code of 2009 and was postponed for implementing it. It will address …

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Digital Economy Post Demonetisation

Demonetisation has pushed India in the race towards a digital economy. It is unprecedented in various aspects such as efficiency in management, tracking of economic transactions and real time information about the illegal activities being perpetrated under the nose of the Government agencies. Digital Economy | Forms of Transactions The most convenient form of digital …

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104 Satellites in a Single Flight | PIB Summary

104 Satellites were launched by ISRO. In its thirty ninth flight (PSLV-C37), ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites today morning (February 15, 2017) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. 104 Satellites | Highlights This is the thirty eighth consecutively successful mission of …

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UPSC Mains 2016 | Expected Questions

UPSC Mains 2016 | Expected Questions (Paper II) Creation of small states and good governance. Conflict between judiciary and executive. Niti Aayog and Cooperative Federalism. Electoral Reforms: Holding simultaneous elections to parliament and states and State Funding of Elections. Definition of Hindutva and use of religion in politics. Successes and failures of RTI. SMART Cities and …

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Syllabus for GS Paper 3 (UPSC)

Syllabus for GS Paper 3 This is a 250 Marks Paper in the mains examination of UPSC. The Topics/Subjects covered under GS-3 paper are :- Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from …

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