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 Stood 10th at State Level in Young Genius Awards conducted by NSTSE
15TH DECEMBER, 2016 DAILY SUMMARY & ANALYSIS OF PIB BY YASMIN GILL
HISTORY,CULTURE & GEOGRAPHY
Areas famous for copper Malanjkhand, M.P Khetri mines-Rajasthan .Ghatsila-Jharkhand
SOCIETY AND RELATED ISSUES
Juvenile Justice Boards The primary responsibility of setting up JJBs vests with State Governments/UT concerned .Juvenile Justice Act, 2015-State Government shall constitute for every disfrict one or more JJBs for-children in contlict WIth law Juvenile Justice Boards are supported under Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
India Health Summit 13th India Health Summit- an annual flagship event on healthcare, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (Cll) Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) -To provide affordable health cover for secondary and tertiary care hospitalizations for the poor and vulnerable population, provides cashless health cover up to 30,000/-for BPL population and 1 1 other defined categories of unorganised workers **Selling liquor or tobacco products to a child is punishable under Juvenile Justice Act, 2015
Pa "Adopt a Home" programme Ministry of Women and Child Development has notified "Adopt a Home" program Under Corporate Social Responsibility corporate sector & business houses along with individual philanthropists-support children staying in the Children Homes run by the State Governments/UT under the Juvenile Justice Act [JJ Act], 2015
Central Universities Central Universities are statutory autonomous bodies which are establishedunder their respective Acts of Parliament. Subordinate legislation in respect of Central Universities includes Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations framed under the respective Acts by the Universities from time to time Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), 2014- household survey in rural areas conducted by PRATHAM, a NGO
Central Detective Training School .Ghaziabad It is a training school under Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs Mandate to provide in-service training to police investigation officers
Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovations CEPI-global alliance between governments, industries, academia, philanthropy, inter-governmental institutions, the World Health Organization, and civil society Department of Biotechnology-hosted the Second Meeting of CEPl at New Delhi CEPI aim to finance development of new vaccines CEPl is currently being steered by five founding partners: Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, GOl; Government of Norway; Wellcome Trust; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and World Economic Forum.
India Signs Open Skies Agreement As per directions in National Civil Aviation Policy International Civil Aviation Negotiations 2016 held recently in Nassau, Bahamas Allows unlimited number of flights to six metro airports and encourages connectivity and passenger travel between India and these countries .
Promote Organic Farming Paramponagot KrishivikasYojano (PKVY) and Organic Vatue Chain Development for Northeast regions (OVCDNER under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture PKVY-based on 20 hectare cluster whose implementation is done by state governments In a cluster maximum financial assistance of up to 1 hectare is provided to the farmers Every farmer -assistance Rs.50,000 per hectare during the 3 years period 10,000 organic clusters of 20 hectare will be developed to cover certified area by 2 lakh hectare during the 3 years Centrally sponsored scheme . . .
NITI Aayog announces schemes . Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana- for incentivising digital payment . Focuses on bringing poor, lower middle class and small businesses into digital payment fold National Payment Corporation of India -implementing agency NPCI is a not for profit company NPCI is a not for profit company which is charged with a responsibility of guiding India towards being a cashless society First draw on 25th December, 2016 leading up to a Mega Draw on BabasahebAmbedkar Jayanti on 14th April 2017 .
UC Daily reward of Rs 1000 to be given to 15,000 lucky Consumers for a period of 100 days; Weekly prizes worth Rs 1 lakh, Rs 10,000 and Rs. 5000 for Consumers This will include all forms of transactions viz. UPI, USSD, AEPS and RuPay Cards but will for the time being exclude transactions through Private Credit Cards and Digital Wallets. . . .
Digi-eG Vyapar Yojana[ Merchants]: Weekly prizes worth Rs. 50,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs. 2,500 Mega Draw on 14th of April - Ambedkar Jayanti 3 Mega Prizes for consumers worth Rs 1 cr, 50 lakh, 25 lakh for digital transactions between 8th November, 2016 to 13th April, 2017 to be announced on 14th April, 2017 3 Mega Prizes for merchants worth Rs 50 lakhs, 25 lakh, 12 lakh for digital transactions between 8th November, 2016 to 13th April, 2017 to be announced on 14th Incentives shall be restricted to transactions within the range of Rs 50 and Rs 3000
Sand and MMDR Act Sand -minor mineral under Mines and Minerals Act, 1957 MMDR Act empowers state governments to make rules for regulating the grant of minor minerals o Mirustry o Envronment Sustainable Sand Mining Management Guidelines, 2016 Grant of Environment Clearance for minor minerals for mining lease will be done by District Environment Impact Assessment Authority Removal of sand accumulated on agricultural field after cessation of flooding wont be considered as mining operation .
Effect of climate change on agri Emergence of Pathogen, Minor Diseases of Insect-Pests Biotic stresses -losses in the year of epidemic . Example - epidemic of brown spot of rice in 1943 -Great Bengal Famine Elevated Co2 can increase levels of simple sugars in leaves and lower their nitrogen content Insects will consume more leaves to meettheir metabolic requirements or nitrogen requirements of nitrogen Higher temperatures-more numbers of pests will survive the winter season
Star Rating of Mines 'Star Rating' system-by Ministry of Mines through Indian Bureau of Mines -Sustainable Development Framework A provisional 'Star Rating' would be awarded on self-certification basis Star Rating data is to be filed by all the major mineral lease . ar Rating data Is To be filed by all The major mineral lease However only those mines which working for more than 180 days in the reporting year of 2015-16 will be evaluated. The confirmation of star rating -given upon verification Star rating -annual exercise and every mining lease is required to file online return on self certification basis . . .
Phasing out old Vehicles .Ministry of Road Transport & Highways "Vehicle Fleet Modernization Programme, . Financial benefits will include scrap value of the vehicle and Incentives from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and incentives from government MHCVs (trucks and buses) account for just 2.5% of total fleet however they contribute over 60% of pollution. Older vehicles-higher degree of harmful pollutants + lower fuel efficiency
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Digidhan Mela Organized by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) At Major Dhyanchand National Stadium, Delhi To create awareness about the benefits of Digital Payment option . . Q:- Digital transactions are a parallel mechanism, not a substitute, for cash transactions.Comment