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9th December: Daily Summary and Analysis of PIB (Press Information Bureau) Hindi
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9th December 2016's important news from the releases on Press Information Bureau (PIB) have been summarized in this lesson. The covered issues range from Traditional Knowledge Digital Library, Largest Tender by SECI, GOI's Population Policy, Effect of Air Pollution on GDP, Steps by GOI to curb Air Pollution, National Communal Harmony Awards, Municipal Bonds, 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

Unacademy user
mam can you explain the last question again please
Dear Mam, Solar Energy target has been revised to 100GW by 2022.
Vishnu Maran
3 years ago
Bro you are talking about renewable energy and Yasmin Mam mentioned about rooftop solar energy which is 40 GW by 2022
Its very helpful, a lot a lot thanks a ton
Videos ko download karne ka koi option hai ?
very good explanation
  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. Traditional Knowledge Digital Library To protect Traditional Medicinal Knowledge of India, the Ministry of AYUSH has created Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) in collaboration with Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) For digitalization of traditional medicinal knowledge

  6. National Creche Scheme Implemented across the country through Central Social Welfare Board (an autonomous body under Ministry of Women and Child Development) and Indian Council for Child Welfare (a NGO) To provide cr che facility to children in age group of 6 months to 6 years of working mothers

  7. Fast Foods 'Fast Food' -not defined under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 However, FSSAl -draft Guidelines that mention safeguards regarding most common HFSS (High in Fat, Salt and Sugar) Foods -schools and an area within 50 meters thereof has been restricted/limited WHO -recent guidelines on 'Sugar intake for Adults and Children' and the adverse impact Q:- Are measures like Fat Tax worthy to bring about a change in food habits of consumers? Comment

  8. National Communal Harmony Awards .Instituted by National Foundation for Communal autonomous body under Union Ministry of Home Affairs National Communal Harmony Awards, 2016 consist of a citation each and cash award of five lakh rupees for the Individual category and ten lakh rupees for an Organization Individuals assessed over a ten year period while Organizations over a five year tenure

  9. Survey for Healthcare A number of large scale surveys were conducted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Decision to dispense with various health surveys & have an integrated health survey namely, "National Family Health Survey" with a periodicity of three years + Upto district level. Accordingly, fourth round of National Family Health Survey (2015-16) conducted in two phases covering all districts

  10. NRHM launched in 2005 to improve healthcare services NRHM subsumed as a Sub Mission of National Health Mission (NHM) with the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) as the other Sub Mission

  11. Artificial Ripening .Use of calcium carbide gas for ripening fruits As per Food Safety and Standards Regulations, 2011- use of calcium carbide for ripening of fruits is prohibited FSSAI -responsible for making regulations ,setting standards, import of food, notifying labs The implementation falls under State/UT afe .Drawing of samples, getting them tested and launching prosecution-mandate of the State/UT Separate information of inspection carried out by State/UT is not maintained centrally by FSSA

  12. Population Growth in India Census 2011-decadal growth rate has declined substantially Population increase is on account of population momentum GOl doesn't propose ceiling of two children since India is a signatory to International Conference on Population and Development-couples to decide size of their family and adopt family planning best suited to them in a voluntary manner Moreover-wanted fertility rate as per NFHS IlI is 1.9 which indicates that couples on an average do not desire to have more than two children

  13. Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan Ministry of Health & Family Welfare -fixed-day, assured, comprehensive and quality antenatal care universally to all pregnant women on the 9th of every month Package of antenatal care services to pregnant women in 2nd /3rd trimesters With support from private sector doctors too One of the critical components is identification and follow-up of high risk pregnancies



  16. SIMCON Commences State Information Ministers Conference at New Delhi Minister of Information & Broadcasting Theme - "Reform, Perform & Transform - A New Dimension of Communication" After a gap of seven years

  17. Lack of Cold Storages Ministry of Food Processing Industries -Central Sector Scheme of Cold Chain, Value Addition and Preservation Infrastructure Financial assistance in form of grant-in-aid for setting up Integrated cold chain Can be set up by individuals, groups of entrepreneurs, cooperative societies, Self Help Groups (SHGs), Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), NGOs, Central/State PSUs, etc. Scheme -primarily private sector driven Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture & National Horticulture Board - providing assistance for setting up cold stora

  18. Public Finance Management System (PFMS) .For monitoring of Central Government Schemes To implement Just-In-Time release of funds and monitor the end usage of funds Decided to universalize use of PFMS to cover all transaction/payments under the Central Sector Schemes

  19. Islamic Banking RBI-an inter-departmental group on Islamic Banking. Entire exercise -promoting financial inclusion & attract finance from Gulf countries for infrastructure development Group- observed-to introduce limited products, various legal changes would be required Moreover, objectives of financial inclusion for which Islamic Banking was explored by RBl has no relevance, as Government has already introduced other means of financial inclusion

  20. Committee on Digital Payments Framework to reward innovations in enabling digital payments Up-gradation of digital payment infrastructure and institutions

  21. Access to Funds for STARTUPS 1. Fund of Funds- at Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) with a corpus of Rs. 10,000 crore Shall contribute to Alternate Investment funds (AIFs) for investing in equity linked instruments of various Startups 2.Credit Guarantee Fund for Startups To provide credit guarantee cover to banks and lending institutions providing loans to Startups 3.Relaxed Norms in Public Procurement for Startups Relax norms pertaining to prior experience / turnover for Micro and Small Enterprises

  22. 4. Tax Incentives: Finance Act, 2016- Income tax exemption for 3 years Tax Exemption on Capital Gains: Finance Act, 2016-exemption of capital gain


  24. Largest Rooftop Tender to be Launched by SEC Target -40 GW rooftop solar power plants by 2022 Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is launching a tender of 1000 MW capacity for development of grid-connectedrooftop solar capacity for Central Government Ministries/Departments Or Largest rooftop tender to be launched by SECI Especially targeted at utilising buildings of Central Government

  25. Steps by GO (i) Formulation of environmental regulations/statutes; (ii) Setting up of monitoring network for assessment of ambient air quality; (ii) Introduction of cleaner/ alternate fuels like gaseous fuel (iv) Promotion of cleaner production processes; (v) Universalization of BS-IV by 2017; (vi) Taxing polluting vehicles and incentivizing hybrid and electric vehicle (vii) Comprehensive amendments to various Waste Management Rules including Municipal Solid Waste, Plastic Waste, Hazardous Waste, Bio- medical Waste and Electronic Waste and notified; (vii) Notification of Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules; (ix) Ban on burning of leaves, biomass, municipal solid waste;