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8th December: PIB Summary in Hindi in <10 minutes for UPSC CSE
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8th December 2016's important news from the releases on Press Information Bureau (PIB) have been summarized in this lesson. The covered issues range from Shilp Guru Awards, Cyclone VARDAH, 100 Million for 100 Million Campaign, Global Education Monitoring Report 2016, Brainstorming Questions and much more.Please ask all your doubts in the comments section.

Yasmin Gill
Discount Code-"yashi.gill01"/Qualified for UPSC mains/Rank 24th in Punjab PCS

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Yasmin ma'am i need a little advise, my optional(PSIR) coaching is going to be over soon, so i was thinking now that i should focus completely on GS. But i feel that my optional need further work too; so kindly suggest what shall be my approach? With Baswan Committee report to be come do you suggest that i should postpone the optional reading for now? Advise will be much appreciated.
gender inequality index is published by UNDP
gender equaliy index---by united nations development programme
Very gud job . Gender inequality report published by UNDP.
gender inequality index= UNDP
  1. 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

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  5. Shilp Guru Awards Exceptional circumstances-may not be hereditary craftsperson, but has mastered technique/revival Individuals who have not trained masters to carry on the tradition shall not be considered for awarding the title of the Shilp Guru .One important criterion of selection is contribution to the welfare and development of crafts community 0 Awarded to a craftsperson only once in a lifetime

  6. Shilp Guru Awards Launched by Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the resurgence of Handicrafts in India Selection -hereditary masters, who received National Award at inception of scheme and who are alive or whose children are carrying on with the tradition Selection from some extraordinarily skilled masters whose work has not been recognized & has kept alive craft skill/revived/set up institutions

  7. Random Collections Cyclonic Storm, VARDAH-southeast Bay of Bengal Scheme-"Guru Shishya Parampara" Only those who are Padmashree/Shilpguru/National Awardee/State Awardee and othertalented Craftsperson who have dedicated their career for upgrading a particular craft Eligible for imparting such training program to artisans


  9. Child Development Efforts Rashtrapati Bhavan-host a 'Laureates and Leaders Summit for Children Organized by Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation .Launch by President- 100 Million for 100 Million' Campaign Aims to mobilise 100 million youth and children for 100 million underprivileged children across the world

  10. UNESCO report on Universal Educational Goals Global Education Monitoring Report, 2016 UNESCO -India will be half a century late in achieving its universal education goals Universal primary education by 2050, universal lowersecondary education by 2060 and universal upper secondary education by 2085 Informed -projections made based on past trends & has not involved the MHRD in it

  11. Near universal access and enrolment at primary and upper primary level Near universal access at elementary level of schooling Overall -substantial growth in enrolment in secondary education Accordingly, it is envisaged that the target of universal secondary education will be achieved sooner than 2030

  12. Ujjawala Scheme Min of Women & Child Dev For prevention of trafficking, with components Prevention, Rescue, Rehabilitation, Re-Integration and Repatriation of victims Conceived primarily for purpose of preventing trafficking on one hand and rescue and rehabilitation of victims on the other

  13. Global Gender Gap Report 2016 By World Economic Forum India ranks at 87th India ranked 130 on the Gender Inequality Index


  15. Package for Promotion of Digital and Cashless Economy Central Government Petroleum PSUs-discount on purchase of petrol/diesel if payment through digital means Through NABARD -financial support to banks for deployment of 2 POS devices each in 1 Lakh villages+ POS at primary cooperative societies/milk societies/agricultural input dealers Through NABARD -support RRB's & Cooperative Banks to issue "Rupay Kisan Cards" All railway passengers buying online ticket -free accidental insurance cover of upto Rs. 10 lakh

  16. Central at transactions fee in digital payments shall not be passed on to consumers Government Departments-ensure th Public sector banks are advised that merchant should not be required to pay more than Rs. 100 per month as monthly rental for PoS No service tax on digital transaction charges for transactions upto Rs.2000 per transaction Toll at Toll Plazas using RFID card/Fast Tags-a discount of 10%

  17. Vizag Steel Promotes Brand Image Chosen to promote its brand image through Samta Express Hazrat Nizamuddin- Visakhapatnam, Samta Express, now renamed as Vizag Steel Samta Express Vizag Steel is the brand name of Public Sector Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited

  18. A-TUFS and IPDS A-TUFS Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (A-TUFS) aims to promote technology upgradation of the textiles industry IPDS Ministry of Textiles -Integrated Processing Development Scheme To enable textile processing sector in meeting environmental standards through appropriate technology

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