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7th July 2017 Part-2: Daily News Analysis (in Hindi)
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DNA: Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

Jatin Verma is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Jatin Verma
Have appeared in UPSC CSE thrice. Have been taking Unacademy Plus courses Academics- Polity, Economics & Current Affairs.

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Thanks sir..."bakiyon ki "chhutti"!!!!!!...I like the way of ur teaching. Thank u so much.
Doubt : Sir Pradhan mantri bima yojana mein it is given ki Firstly 2%: Kharif crops 1.5% Rabi crops 5%: Commercial and horticultural crops The remaining share of the premium is borne equally by the Centre and the respective State governments. then, it is given There is no upper limit on the government subsidy and even if balance premium is 90%. Secondly, Earlier, there was a provision of capping the premium rate which resulted in low claims being paid to farmers. Sir ye dono points samaj mein nahi aa rahe. Please ek mathematical example ki madad se samja dijye.
jatin verma my friend please correct me if i am wrong.. but my friend as you are saying this analysis that govt has agreed to form a greater nagalim comprising states of Arunachal pradesh assam manipur etc but my friend i think its not correct because the state govt of arunnanchal pradesh assam manipur has opposed any territorial divisions and they are not in favour of this and under the Naga Accord 2015 signed it says there is a provision for the grant of greater autonomy to the Naga inhabited areas outside of Nagaland through the establish-ment of autonomous district councils. This indeed had been a sticking point in negotiations as Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur had categorically stated their opposition to any territorial division. .... this is my point pleas correct me if wrong and sorry for raising question... you are best one here
Tax increases in saudia could be a result of india israel relations..
its not new..saudi arabia has imposed this tax few months before the Israel visit by the pm of India.. so please correct this one
3 years ago
Ok thanks
Sir could u pls upload the ppt also as that will be beneficial for revising
  1. DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS from THE HINDU 7TH July 2017 By JATIN VERMA Educator Unacademy For Daily The Hindu News & Editorial analysis- Visit my Unacademy profile-

  2. Page-5:Tax forces Indian families to exit Saudi Arabia Nitatqat Nationalisation Programme An astronomical hike in the expatriate dependent fee,' or family tax, in Saudi Arabia is forcing thousands of Indians working in the kingdom to send their families back home. Effective from July I, the Saudi government, which is on an aggressive drive to localise its labour force and shed the weight of expatriate workers, imposed a new fee on all members of the expatriate families. Accordingly.for each member of the family, an expatriate worker has to pay 1,200 Saudi riyals Accordingly,for each member of the family, an expatriate worker has to pay 1,200 Saudi riyals (roughly 21,000) a year.The tax was just 100 riyals a year for a family. the kingdom. anywhere in the world (the UAE is a close second) . The tax will hit a sizeable section of Indians, who make up the largest expatriate community in . An estimated 30 lakh Indians live in Saudi Arabia, which employs the largest number of Indians Keralites are the largest segment of the Indian community in the kingdom For Indian Polity Crash course, Visit my Unacademy profile-

  3. Page 10: Defence experts call for a political solution . With India-China relations in fresh turmoil, former military officers and diplomats who have dealt with the neighbouring nation have said that New Delhi should address the border standoff with Beijing at a political level. The suggestion from experts comes in the wake of China's statement that the situation is not conducive for a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Germany. . A former senior official of the Defence Ministry said the present situation had much in common with the tense standoff in Ladakh in 2013, when both sides put up tents and the impasse stretched into weeks. - We wereable to resolve it peacefulyin 2013 because our National Security Adviser and . We were able to resolve it peacefully in 2013 because our National Security Adviser and China's Special Representative engaged with each other. For Daily PRESS INFORMATION BUREA updates Vei mynacademy profie- For Daily PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU updates, Visit my Unacademy profile-

  4. Page 10: Centre doing'allit can' to help farmers.[G.S. Mains Paper-3] Page 10: Centre doing 'all it can' to help farmers. [G.S. Mains Pape-3] Government submitted that 5.34 crore farmers, or 40%, had already been covered by the welfare schemes and work was on to enhance the figure to 50% by 2018-19 Thirty per cent of the crops too were secured. . Govt said crop insurance schemes such as the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojan had been instituted from the Kharif season of 2016, and was a huge improvement over the previous schemes [National Agriculture Insurance scheme]. . All farmers who avail themselves of crop loans were automatically covered under this scheme and the premium amount was deducted from their loan amounts. Insurance cover was provided for all stages of the crop cycle. . The Attorney General detailed other programmes like National Food Security Mission, National Mission for Oilseed and Oil Palm, Mission of Integrated Development for Horticulture, National Mission on Agricultural Extension and Technolog.

  5. -Steps taken by the Govt to improve Farmers' plight [il Efforts were on to bring more farmers into the institutional fold by ensuring availability of crop loans through commercial, cooperative and regional rural banks. il The target for agricultural credit is x10 lakh crore in 2017-18.The government Lii] ATM-enabled Kisan Credit cards had been introduced to enable farmers to [iv] RBl had allowed banks to take a lenient view on rescheduling of loans if the [v] Government intended to "create a single unified market for the country." plans to double farmers' income by 2022. purchase raw materials and draw cash. crop loss was more than 33%. [e-NAM markets] For Daily Multiple Choice Questions, Visit my Unacademy profile-

  6. . Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFSBY) has had better coverage and possesses several positive features but faces the same limitations as its predecessor, National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS).The only criterion for determining loss and distress remains the crop yield. . Difficulties involved: Measurement of crop loss and loss in yield is time consuming, non-transparent and inaccurate. To overcome these shortcomings, the government has highlighted the use of remote-sensing technology, but professionals themselves are not sure on how remote sensing technology or other technologies that can replace the physical and time consuming Crop-Cutting Experiments (CCE) to estimate crop size and yields.Currently the scheme depends critically on CCEs. . India has had some success with an alternate approach that uses weather as a proxy. The Weather-Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS) has been under implementation in some parts of the country since 2007 WBCIS provides insurance coverage to farmers in the event of failure of crops resulting from incidence of adverse conditions of weather parameters such as rainfall, temperature, wind speed frost, humidity etc. Unlike the PMFSBY, this is not yield-based insurance, but rather uses weather parameters as a proxy for crop yields in compensating affected cultivators

  7. WBCIS also is not without issues: designing weather indices and correlating weather indices with yield losses is a big technical challenge. . The PMFBY does provide scope for tweaking guidelines to use weather data for validating crop data gathered from CCE,This should be made mandatory. The weather data needs to be sourced from automatic weather stations, as these have proven to be relatively tamper proof and data can be obtained online A sound weather-based element in an agriculture insurance scheme in India will serve many purposes. Advantages:Objectivity and transparency will be higher compared to yield-based insurance programmes. The loss-assessment cost based on weather is only a one-time cost. Once the density of weather stations is improved, there is also a lower basis risk.

  8. Page 10: Close to solution on Naga issue: mediator . Interlocutor of Naga peace talks, R.N. Ravi, said that a solution to the decades-old Naga political problem is close. . We are close towards solution and bringing the framework agreement to a conclusion, and ultations with the Naga civil societies. . He spoke to the media briefly before meeting NGOs here. Mr. Ravi is in the State to hold interactions with Naga civil societies and NGOs in order to strengthen the ongoing dialogue between the Centre and NSCN (IM). Mr. Ravi called on Chief Minister and talked to him on the issue before interacting with civil societies here.The interlocutor would hold closed door meetings with apex tribal organisations For Daily Multiple Choice Questions, Visit my Unacademy profile-

  9. . 2015:The Centre has signed the Naga Peace Accord, but nobody knows about its contents. . This is for the first time that the leadership of the rebel group has spoken out about the contents of the secret accord. The rebel group, which is in peace talks with the Government of India maintains its original demand for a "Greater Nagalim" comprising all contiguous Naga- India maintains its original demand for a "Greater Nagalim' comprising all contiguous Naga inhabited areas in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur along with Nagaland. . The National Socialist Council of Nagaland's (NSCN) Muivah faction is currently holding a ceasefire with the Government of India and has signed the historic peace accord in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August 2015 with the aim of bringing an end to the insurgency For Daily Multiple Choice Questions, Visit my Unacademy profile-

  10. No-detention policy to go from 2018 The government has decided to do away with the no-detention policy for students from the next academic session. The decision was taken following representation from most of the States as they said the standard of education had deteriorated because of the policy. Under the Right to Education Act, 2009, no child admitted to a school will be held back in any class or expelled till the completion of elementary education covering Classes I to 8. There has been a unanimous decision of withdrawing the no-detention policy from the Right to Education Act 2009 The decision was taken following rep Entry 25: Concurrent List: Education, including technical education, medical education and universities, subject to the provisions of Entries 63, 64,65 and 66 of List l; vocational and technical training of labour. For Daily Multiple Choice Questions, Visit my Unacademy profile-

  11. ARTICLE 5 OF NATO: Mr.Trump has been criticised in America for not explicitly reiterating the principle of collective security when he visited Europe earlier. He made the amends in Warsaw for his earlier statements: "I would point out that the United States has demonstrated not merely with words, but with its actions, that we stand firmly behind Article 5," said the President, referring to the NATO commitment that an attack on one would be con- sidered an attack on all. For Daily Multiple Choice Questions, Visit my Unacademy profile-