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Day 3 : Quality Mark Award scheme, Consumer Protection Council, GeM, Travel report (in Hindi).
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Rahul Agrawal
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Great course sir and posting a lesson at this hour shows your dedication. Hats off!! one request if you could please make a couple of lessons on the recent developments in the defence sector. Thank you sooo much
thankyou sir please if possible make a course on envoirnment course iin doubt destroyer manner ..bahut confusion hota hai between international bahut sari conventions me ...
absoloutely good sir..plz continue with more topics
plz continue sir most imp points uhv discussed
Awesome course sir keep continue with this.
  1. Most Important Current Affairs At A Glance For UPSC CSE Prelims 2018 ahul Agrawal R. AGRAWAL

  2. About me:- Verified Educator at unacademy (Doubt destroyer) R. AGRAWAL

  3. QUALITY MARK" AWARD SCHEME FOR DAIRY COOPERATIVES INITIATED BY NDDB As part of the innovative initiatives under the "White Revolution" umbrella Schemes, the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has supported by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) developed initiative of Quality Mark" Award Scheme for dairy Cooperatives. To promote and encourage enhancement of safety, quality and hygiene of milk and milk products manufactured by dairy cooperatives. Aim of the scheme: Bringing about process improvement in the entire value chain from producer to the consumer to ensure availability of safe and quality of milk and products both for the domestic and foreign market. R. AGRAWAL

  4. Key Facts: The Quality Mark" Award Scheme for dairy Cooperatives in the country has been initiated to instill confidence in the consumers for the quality of milk being marketed by them by ensuring availability of safe and good quality milk and milk products. The initiative does not propose any new/ additional system for Food Safety and Quality Management but lays down minimum standards against each link of the processes required for ensuring quality and safety. R. AGRAWAL

  5. 31ST MEETING OF THE CENTRAL CONSUMER PROTECTION COUNCIL Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, chaired the 31st Meeting of the Central Consumer Protection Council held recently. The topics discussed in the meeting included the points put forth by the Members on challenges in combating adulteration, strengthening the enforcement machinery and testing Infrastructure training and capacity Building of all stakeholders R. AGRAWAL

  6. Consumer Protection Councils: The Consumer Protection Act postulates establishment of Consumer Protection Councils at the Central and State levels for the purpose of spreading consumer awareness. The objects of the Councils, as per the Act, shall be to promote and protect the rights of the consumers such as: 1.The right to be protected against the marketing of goods and services which are hazardous to life and property 2.The right to be informed about the quality, quantity, potency, purity, standard and price of goods or services, as the case may be so as to protect the consumer against unfair trade practices. R. AGRAWAL

  7. 3. The right to be assured, wherever possible, access to a variety of goods and services at competitive prices. 4. The right to be heard and to be assured that consumer's interests will receive due consideration at appropriate forums. 5. The right to seek redressal against unfair trade practices or restrictive trade practices or unscrupulous exploitation of consumers. 6. The right to consumer education. at appropriate forint R. AGRAWAL

  8. Central Consumer Protection Council: The Consumer Protection Act empowers the Central Government to establish a Central Consumer Protection Council consisting of the Minister in charge of consumer affairs in the Central Government as its Chairman and such number of other official and non-official members representing such interests as may be prescribed. Under the Consumer Protection Council Rules 1987, the membership of the Council is restricted to 150 members including the Central Minister in charge of Consumer Affairs as the Chairman. R. AGRAWAL

  9. The term of the Council is three years. To monitor the implementation of the recommendations of the Council, the Central Government may constitute a standing working group from amongst the members of the council under the Chairmanship of the Member Secretary of the Council. U The Council shall meet as and when necessary, but at least one meeting of the Council shall be held at such time and place as the Chairman may think fit. R. AGRAWAL

  10. In the light of alleged irregularities, the government has reiterated that GeM is the most transparent, accountable and efficient public procurement portal and has already resulted in savings of crores of Rupees to the Government. The government noted that the processes on GeM are completely transparent and GeM is the first Government portal that places all the procurements- big or smal- by Government organizations in public domain, with details about the buyer, seller, item, quantity and price. R. AGRAWAL

  11. About GeM: Government e-Marketplace (GeM) aims to transform the way in which procurement of goods and services is done by the Government Ministries/Departments, PSUs, autonomous bodies etc. Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals (DGS&D) with technical support of National e-Governance Division - NeGD (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) has developed GeM portal for procurement of both Products & Services. GeM is a completely paperless, cashless and system driven e-market place that enables procurement of common use goods and services with minimal human interface R. AGRAWAL

  12. Performance of India: India is ranked 40. India jumps 12 spots in WEF's global travel & tourism ranking India is one of the countries that improved the most as it gained 12 places in Asia, but lagged behind its other Asian peers like Japan and China which were ranked way ahead at 4th and 13th place, respectively Some of the factors that helped India climb up the ladder include international openness through strong policies such as implementing visa on arrival and e-visas, and improvements in the country's ground transport infrastructure which benefited the travel and tourism sector in the country R. AGRAWAL

  13. CENTRE KICKS OFF PROGRAMME ON CYBER PHYSICAL SYSTEMS With autonomous vehicles and robot-executed surgeries becoming commonplace around the world, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has initiated a Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) programme. CPs is an interdisciplinary field that deals with the deployment of computer-based systems that do things in the physical world, such as, for instance, the self-driven cars produced by Google and Tesla. R. AGRAWAL

  14. Even smart grids (where electricity is optimally distributed on the basis of calculations in real time by micro-processors) as well as autonomous unmanned vehicles and aircraft navigation systems qualify as 'cyber physical systems." Still at a nascent stage, it has been conceived as a 23,000-crore exercise that would, at first, take root in some of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The thrust of the initiative would be to "break silos" in academia and encourage greater synergy between the university scientists and industry R. AGRAWAL