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
21TH DECEMBER, 2016 DAILY SUMMARY & ANALYSIS OF PIB BY YASMIN GILL
SOCIETY AND RELATED ISSUES
Random Collections NE Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy-Shillong Rio Paralympics-2016: India won its highest ever medal tally of 4 medals (2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze) Athletes-Shri Devendra Jhajharia and Shri Mariappan, Gold medalists, Ms Deepa Malik, Silver medalist and Shri Varun Singh Bhati, Bronze medalist 12th South Asian Games-Guwahati and Shillong .1st ever U-17 Football BRICS countries-Goa National Sports Day -Major Dhyanchand
.'Khelo India-National Programme for Development of Sports': Central Sector Scheme with three components viz., competitions from district level upwards, talent nurturing and development of sports infrastructure from Tehsil level onwards India beat Belgium 2-1 to win junior hockey world cup title
Next year India and Kyrgyzstan will celebrate the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations Q:- How has terrorism and its threat changed in current times with respect to past? What are appropriate measures India can take in this regard?
Indus Water Treaty 12 December-WB declared a pause to two separate processes that began to resolve water disputes Related to construction of Kishenganga and Ratle hydro projects Has asked to follow "alternative approaches" . Pak had taken the matter to WB asking to set a COURT OF ARBITRATION claiming that DESIGNS violate the treaty provisions INDIA-C.O.A not necessary and asked to appoint a NEUTRAL EXPERT (lower level of dispute resolution mechanism under Treaty) Initially WB said-will initiate both + INDIA- objected
Till now Design as well as legal issues Pak-diversion of Kishenganga in another tributary i.e. BONAR MADMATI NALLAH violates treaty+ Falling of water below DEAD STORAGE LEVEL also violates C.O.A in 2013 had allowed INDIA TO DIVERT + Asked India to maintain a minimum environmental flow of water& ensure that water doesn't go below D.S.L No further restrictions on construction & operation It was thought that DESIGN RELATED will be settled BILATERALLY
VARIED APPROACHES DUE TO PAST On a design dispute on BAGHLIHAR DAM ON CHENAB, NEUTRAL EXPERT-ruled in favour of India though design wasn't strictly in accordance with Treaty A similar situation was dealt differently by COA in KISHENGANGA CASE whereby we were asked to change DESIGNS PAK now wants a LEGAL RESOLUTION INDIA says that dispute is of TECHNICAL NATURE
Efforts in Fertiliser Sector New Urea Policy-2015 -objectives of- Maximizing indigenous urea production Promoting energy efficiency in urea production Rationalizing subsidy burden on the government Make fertilisers available to farmers on time . On basis of actual energy consumption, units divided and revised energy consumption norms fixed
Policy on promotion of City Compost Benefits .Nutrients + Will keep city clean . Composting can reduce the volume of waste t Prevents harmful GHG's(especially methane) Generate employment in urban areas Provisions Marketing development assistance for scaling up production and consumption. This would lower MRP for farmers . .Eco-Mark standard for City Compost Fertilizer companies and marketing entities to co-market City Compost with chemical fertilizers o Governmerit Departments and PSUsito use EyCempostto horticulture
Policy on promotion of City Compost Agriculture Universities -field demonstration activities Initially, marketing proposed to be done through existing fertilizer companies. In due course, compost manufacturers and other marketing entities recognized by the concerned State Government may be included Compost producers issued by the Department of Fertilizers allowed directsale of city compost to farmers. .Fertilizer Companies adopted villages for promoting the use State level steering Committee constituted for promotion
National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) It involves incentivizing employers in sharing 25% of total cost of stipend paid to the apprentices To increase the engagements of apprentices from present 2.3 lakh to 50 lakh cumulatively by 2020 50% of the total expenditure incurred on providing basic training supported by GOl National Policy of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, 2015 The policy proposes to work pro-actively with the industry including MSME . .
'Coal Mitra' Web Portal To facilitate Flexibility in Utilization of Domestic Coal By transferring reserves to more cost efficient State/Centre owned or Private sector generating stations, leading to lower generation costs and ultimately lesser cost of electricity for the consumers. . The web portal would be used by State/Central to display information about fixed and variable charges of electricity