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Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan (PM-SYM) Yojana .Prime Minister launched the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan (PM-SYM) Yojana. The national pension scheme for workers and labourers of the unorganised sector was announced in the interim Budget in February this year. . .It provides for a monthly pension of rs/- (PM-SYM) 3,000 to employees in the unorganised sector after 60 years of age. PM also distributed the PM-SYM pension cards to select beneficiaries, and said that for the first time in independent India, workers of the unorganised sector would be entitled to a monthly pension. . i l :
Pakistan Govt. cracks down on terror outfits Pakistan has taken 44 members of banned organisations, including Jaish-e- Mohammad chief Masood Azhar's son and brother, into preventive detention, and put Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) offshoots Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah- Insaniyat Foundation (FiF) on its proscribed list. Pakistan had earlier failed to ban the JuD and the FiF, which are banned by the UN Security Council. Both organisations were subsequently put on the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA)s list under the Anti- Terrorism Act, 1997. . .
Tariff hike to hit exports to U.S. .S. President announced that he intends to end preferential trade terms for India under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme GSP is an arrangement that allows concessional or zero tarif imports from$ oh programmein 2017 developing couturiers into the US Withdrawal of the GSP benefit is expected 6,000 to adversely affect exports from India. The GSP programme accounts for some $5.6 billion of India's exports to the U.S making India the largest GSP beneficiary Chemicals, gems and jewellery, engineering and textiles are among the Indian industria sectors that benefit from the GSP. Duty bound In 2017, India was the biggest beneficiary of the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme, which allows duty-free export of some products India exported products worth $5.6 bn under the 2017, the highest among all beneficiaries DUTY-FREE EXPORTS IN $ MN IN 2017 Withdrawal of GSP to India will have a minimal impact... benefits amount to $190 million on overall exports [under GSP] of $5.6 billion (Top five countries) 4,000 2,000 ANUP WADHAWAN Commerce Secretary
About GSP Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a preferential tariff system extended by developed countries (also known as preference giving countries or donor countries) to developing countries 2015-16 40.3 21.7 (also known as preference receiving countries or beneficiary countries) It involves reduced MFN Tariffs or duty- free entry of eligible products exported by beneficiary countries to the markets of donor countries. A major trading partner ous is India's second biggest trading Bilateral trade is in favour of India In S billion Year Exports Import 42.4 21.8 partner behind China 2014-15 4 OExports set to cross $50 billion this year Almost 16% of India's total exports go to the US 2016-17 42.2 22.3 2017-18 826.6 38.8 26.3 Apr-Dec Olndia has a significant though declining trade surplus with US
Difference between GSP and the other trade arrangement under WTOO Under the normal trade laws, the WTO members must give equal preferences to trade partners. .There should not be any discrimination between countries. This trade rule under the WTO is called the Most Favored Nation (MFN) clause. toha paru lisructuntgndcimnthat any favorable reatmernt At the same time, the WTO allows members to give special and differential treatment to from developing countries (like zero tariff imports). This is an exemption for MFN The MSP given by developed countries including the US is an exception to MF .
Assam gets 'smart' fence along border .A digital 'barrier' has finally filled a 61 km gap on the 4,096.7 km India-Bangladesh border fence three decades after the project kickstarted. Union Home Minister inaugurated an electronic surveillance system that "is expected to diminish challenges faced by the Border Security Force in manning this stretch against cross-border crimes." Comprising microwave communication, optical fibre cables, cameras, and an intrusion detection device, this system is called BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique) and was established under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System. . ASSAM I RAJNATH LAUNCHES'SMART FENCE ALONG INDO-BANGLA BORDER IN STATE
Do vou know? Assam shares a 263 km border with Bangladesh Much of the border was fenced, but a 61 km stretch in Dhubri district remained open owing to the terrain dictated by the Brahmaputra Setting boundaries Total rollout plan for Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System Stage-l: Pilot projects in Jarmmu and Assam completed reviewed through Microwave communico- an independent tion, Instollation of opticol third party auditor (IT fibres cables and day night comerus, intrusiorn detection davices used for border security Delho. Stage-Il Stage-ll: Rollout of 153 km In 4 and IlI wiu target the patches along Fencing of the India-Pakistan a long-time demond in As- som, storted in the 1990s and Indlia- delta and estuary areas: swampy areas; aya and West Bengal. The Rollout of 1,802 creeks; plain km in 67 patches areas vulnerable along India Pakistan and India-Bangladesh areas: hills to heavy fog: thickly populated This should make the work of tropical jungles and desert Hghalert Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the Indo Bangladesh border In Dhubrt district of Assam on Tuesday.Chlef Stage-IV wll be Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal is also seen. PTPID border sentinels easter RAUNATH SINGH terrain
Institutions in News- National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG Context: National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) and Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) sign an MoU . Departm Public Grievar
CERT-In (the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team): Context: Indian cyber security agencies are tracking a massive leak of data from at least 16 online platforms-websites as well as apps several of which are widely used by Indians The National Computer Emergency Response Team (NCERT), in collaboration with global cyber intelligence agencies, are currently trying to gauge the extent of the damage. Indian Computer Emergency Response Team Department of Electronics and Information Technology Ministry of Communications & Information Technology Government of india) .
It's purpose The purpose of CERT-In is to respond to computer security incidents, report on vulnerabilities and promote effective IT security practices throughout the country. According to the provisions of the Information Technology Amendment Act 2008, CERT-In is responsible for overseeing administration of the Act.
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