About me .Yasmin Gill BE(EEE) from UIET,PU .Qualified for UPSC Mains 2015 in 1st attempt State rank 24 in Punjab Civil Services 2015 .You can follow me on this link- Irvuserlyashia
14TH DECEMBER, 2016 DAILY SUMMARY & ANALYSIS OF PIB BY YASMIN GILL
SOCIETY AND RELATED ISSUES
Adoption of Village As a part of Corporate Social Responsibility activities, Antrix Corporation Limited, a Public Sector Unit under Department of Space and the commercial arm of ISRO, has adoptec Brahmasandra Village, Tumukuru district, Karnataka Adoption is through Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation (BAIF), an NGO, empanelled by the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, New Delhi
Mahila Police Volunteer Initiative Haryana -first state to implement the new scheme Originally conceived by Ministry of Women & Child Development it is a joint initiative with Ministry of Home Affairs Facilitate community volunteerism One Mahila Police Volunteer envisaged per Gram Panchayat Volunteers trained by State Police Authorities Bridge gap between Police and Civil society
National Board of Examinations ls an autonomous organization established by Government of India in 1982 Objective of conducting post graduate medical examinations on all India basis Under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
PM's New 15 Point Programme For the Welfare of Minorities Overarching programme, covering 24 schemes/initiatives of 11 participating Ministries /Departments which is implemented throughout the country All these schemes are implemented by participating Ministries either exclusively or by earmarking of 15% of overall physical / financial targets or by monitoring the flow of funds in the minority concentration areas
Nai Roshni Scheme Scheme for Leadership Development of Minority Women As per existing scheme guidelines, minority women from deprived sections including less qualified are covered Moreover, guidelines also permit coverage of 25% non-minority women in a project Implemented with involvement of Gram Panchayat at village level and Local Urban bodies at the District level
Q:- Why do you think is NSG's membership important for India? What steps can you think can be taken towards it by India India is currently engaged in nuclear trade with international partners based on a waiver from NSG in 2008 Has an element of unpredictability in long-run for India's long-term nuclear power programme Full membership-enable India to have predictable global access to nuclear technology, fuel, materials and components required for our expanding civil nuclear programme. Energy security + Clean energy+ Strengthen global nuclear non- proliferation. . .
Temporary Work Visa for IT Professionals United States (US) . Concerns arising out of the impactof such measures on the domestic industry particularly the Indian Information Technology (IT) industry Matter on US visa fee hike raised by India at WTO . India had consultations with the US under WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism India had raised claims relating to: Fees and Numerical commitment .
The role of Tariff Authority for Major Ports [TAMP] redefined . Port Authority now been given powers to fix tariff . PPP operators - free to fix tariff based on market conditions Independent Review Board proposed to carry out residual function of the erstwhile TAMP -disputes between ports and PPP concessionaires, to review stressed PPP projects .
Geographical Indications Covered as an element of Intellectual Property Rights under the TRIPS Agreement . Paris Convention for Protection of Industrial Property does not mention Geographical Indications However, Appellations of Origin, which are a particular kind of Geographical Indications, are covered under ihe Paris Convention Muga Silk of Assam is a Gl . . No Gl registered in name of Bhut Jolokia green chillies
Establishment of Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy set up at Visakhapatnam IPE Society has been registered
Wholesale Price Index PRIMARY ARTICLES (Weight 20.12%) FUEL & POWER (Weight 14.91%) MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS (Weight 64.97%) Office of Economic Adviser, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Various Committees on Railways High Level Safety Review Committee - Kakodkar Committee . Expert Committee for Modernization of Indian Railways- Sam Pitroda Committee
Ultrasonic Fault Detection Machine Ultrasonic Flaw Detection Testing is a non-destructive testing with Ultrasonic waves to detect the minor inner flaws in rails and welds . Sounds produced due to mechanical looseness that cant be detected by human ear . Above 20,000 Hz .
Rice fortification Department of Biotechnology (DBT) through support to lIT- Kharagpur has developed technology on rice fortification with Iron for addressing anaemia This iron fortified rice kernel premix matches with the normal rice kernel in shape and size, and when mixed with normal rice in the ratio of 1 : 100 provides 50% of recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Iron . FSSAl has also come up with guidelines on Food Fortification .
Harmful Algal Blooms Microscopic, single-celled plants that live in the sea .Most species of algae or phytoplankton are not harmful and serve as primary producers Algae grow very fast or "bloom" and accumulate into dense, visible patches near the surface of the water . "Red Tide" is a common name for such a phenomenon. Species which are not toxic to humans may be harmful to fish and invertebrates They damage or clog the gills, lead to over production of mucous, and eventual death . Deplete surface waters of dissolved oxygen, nutrients etc
Economic loss on account of disasters No centralised agency to estimate the economic losses. However, economic losses are adjudged case-to-case basis by State Government concerned . National Institute of Disaster Management- Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) Tools developed under National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project assisted by the World Bank . Establish a standardized mechanism based on scientific approach for conducting post disaster needs assessment .
National Energy Conservation Awards Ministry of Railways and Zonal Railways -had resulted in bagging 27 National Energy Conservation Awards NECA) this year, highest ever by Railways. . Given annually by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) which is under aegis of Ministry of Power, Government of India
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