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CONTENTS : High Level committee to implement Clause 6 of Assam Accord Several and demands of Bodos Amalgamation of Vijaya, Dena and Bank of Baroda Restructuring of National Health Agency as "National Health Authority" Rastriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram Scheme Family Welfare and Other Health Interventions
CONTENTS : Children Science Congress Time Capsule Open Acreage Licensing Programme Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribes Groups (PVTG) Modernization of Police Force
CONTENTS : The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill 2019 E-NAM National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) Development of Spiritual Circuit: Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple- Aranmula-Sabarimala
RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY IN ANCIENT INDIA
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HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE TOIMPLEMENT CLAUSE 6 OF ASSAM ACCORD AND SEVERAL DEMANDS OF BODOS
WHO ARE BODOS? The Bodos, an ethno-linguistic group believed to be the earliest inhabitants of Assam, are one of the Indo Mongoloid communities belonging to the Tibeto-Burman branch of the Sino-Tibetan family. At the zenith of their thriving civilisation, they ruled vast territories encompassing almost the entirety of northeast India, parts of Nepal, Bhutan, North Bengal and Bangladesh The Bodos are recognized as a plains tribe in the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
ABOUT The Cabinet also approved a number of measures to fulfil the outstanding issues related to the Bodo community. The Bodo Accord was signed in 2003 which resulted in the establishment of a Bodoland Territorial Council under Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India. However, there have been representations from different organizations of Bodos to fulfil various outstanding demands.
BODO ACCORD In 2003 - Bodo militants lay down the arms and want to join mainstream and they signed agreement with Government, known as "Bodo Accord". A BTC (Bodoland Territorial Council) created under 6th Schedule of the Constitution has been given legislative powers over 40 subjects. BTAD (Bodoland Territorial Area District) created in 2003
. Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank are transferor banks and BoB is transferee bank The scheme shall come into force on 1.4.2019. The Board of the transferee bank shall ensure that the interests of all transferring employees and officers of the transferor bank are protected
STRENGTH > The amalgamated banks will have access to a wider talent pool, and a large database that may be leveraged through analytics for competitive advantage in a rapidly digitalising banking context. Benefits would also flow as a result of wider reach and distribution network and reduction in distribution costs for the products and services through subsidiarie:s Public at large shall benefit in terms of enhanced access to banking services through a stronger network, the ability to support a wider offering of product and services, and easy access to credit.
RESTRUCTURING OF NATIONAL HEALTH AGENCV ASGNATIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITV3
. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister approved the restructuring of existing National Health Agency as "National Health Authority" for better implementation of Pradhan Mantri - Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY)
Pradhan Mantri- Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY The programme is being touted as the world's largest health protection scheme. The scheme has two pillars under it Ayushman Bharat (AB) 5 lakhs health sub-centres will be converted into health and wellness centres. National Health Protection Mission (NHPM) - Provides health cover of Rs. 5 lakhs per family, per annum, reaching out to 50 crore beneficiaries The benefits of the scheme are portable across the country for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation
Pradhan Mantri- Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY . To ensure that nobody from the vulnerable group is left out of the benefit cover, . The insurance scheme will cover pre and post-hospitalisation expenses, including there will be no cap on family size and age in the scheme pre-existing illnesses. Funding - The expenditure incurred in premium payment will be shared between central and state governments in a specified ratio . 60:40 for all states and UTs with their own legislature. 90:10 in Northeast states and the three Himalayan states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal and Uttarakhand . 100 per cent central funding for UTs without legislature.
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the continuation of Rastriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram Scheme for the period 2017-18 to 2019-2020 with budget outlay of Rs.1160 crore as recommended by FFC. BACKGROUND. The Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram Scheme is an ongoing Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and has been continuing since 12th Five Year Plan. The Scheme aims to develop the personality and leadership qualities of the youth and to engage them in nation building activities.
Features: . During 12th FYP period, in rationalization exercise undertaken in consultation with Ministry of Finance and NITI Aayog, the eight schemes were brought under the umbrella scheme of Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram as sub- This has helped in achieving better synergies between the Schemes and thereby, improves their effectiveness and help in achieving better outcomes with the available resources.. . The Scheme beneficiaries are the youth in the age-group of 15-29 years, in line with the definition of youth' in the National Youth Policy, 2014. In case of programme components specifically meant for the adolescents, the age-group is 10-19 years.
Following are eight sub-schemes under Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram: 1. Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan(NYKS); 2. National Youth Corps (NYC); 3. National Programme for Youth & Adolescent Development (NPYAD); 4. International Cooperation; 5. Youth Hostels (YH); 6. Assistance to Scouting & Guiding Organizations; 7. National Discipline Scheme (NDS); and 8. National Young Leaders Programme (NYLP)
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for continuation of five schemes under the "Umbrella Scheme for Family Welfare and Other Health Interventions" during the Fourteenth Finance Commission period 2017-18 to 2019-20. Social Marketing of Contraceptives, and free Supply of Contraceptives are specifically targeted towards low income group people. However, the overall scheme is not restricted to any particular group or category and has a mandate to cover the population throughout India.
All the five schemes are Central Sector Schemes with 100% funding from Central Government. These are as follows: Swastha Nagrik Abhiyan (SNA): For dissemination of information on health issues to create awareness among citizens of India of ail age/sex/locations and appropriately influence their health seeking behaviour to encourage healthy lifestyles and empower the citizens. SNA has been approved, with an estimated outlay of Rs. 1030 crores for three years. Free Supply of Contraceptives: For providing free supply of contraceptives including Oral Contraceptive Pills, Pregnancy Test Kits, condoms, other contraceptives, etc. to States with a view to improve Maternal and Child Health and achieving population stabilization. 1. 2.
ABOUT .Rashtriya Kishore Vaigyanik Sammelan (RKVS)/ Children Science Congress is an important part of Indian Science Congress as it focuses on raising the bar of research and innovation in science in our country. The main objective of the RKVS is to provide a platform to the budding scientists to showcase their research work and projects being developed by them. The event will consist of invited talks by renowned scientists and various competitions such as science exhibitions, scientifi c quizzes. Workshops are being conducted to give the students hands on experience. . .
Hydrocarbon eploration and licensing policy, 2016 CHELP It is the new exploration and production policy of the Government of India in the hydrocarbon sector. The government adopted the HELP in March 2016 in place of the New Exploration Licensing Policy 1997 (NELP)includes: Uniform license for exploration and production of all forms of hydrocarbon such as coal bed methane, shale gas and oil, tight gas and gas hydrates. an open acreage policy that allows companies to select the exploration blocks on their own without waiting for the formal bidding round from the government. Easy to administer revenue sharing model as the government needs to audit only the production and revenue of companies (not costs). The subjective criterion of cost recovery has ended. Marketing and pricing freedom for the crude oil and natural gas produced. . . .
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs implemented a scheme namely "Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribes Groups (PVTG)" for the welfare of PVTGs Activities under the scheme include housing, land distribution, land development, agricultural development, animal husbandry, construction of link roads, culture, installation of non-conventional sources of energy for lighting purpose, social security or any other innovative activity meant for the comprehensive socio-economic development of PVTGs. . The activities/projects sanctioned under the scheme differ from state to state depending on demand raised by respective State Governments/UT.
The criteria followed for determination of PVTGs are as under: >A pre-agriculture level of technology; >A stagnant or declining population; Extremely low literacy; and >A subsistence level of economy
Steps taken by the government in this regard >It is in this context that the Ministry of Home Affairs has been supplementing the efforts of the State Governments for equipping and modernizing their police forces under the scheme of 'Assistance to States for Modernisation of Police' >Jammu & Kashmir, insurgency affected North Eastern States and Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts have also been provided assistance for purchase of operational vehicles and for construction of police building, etc. The Crime and Criminal Network and Systems (CCTNS) has been rolled out nationally and as on 30.11.2018, it has been deployed in 14,764 police stations out of 15,705 police stations in the country. Ministry of Home Affairs has also approved a scheme titled 'Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) to deal with all types of cybercrime in a comprehensive and coordinated manner. As on 30.11.2018, 14,724 police stations are entering all (100%) FIRs on the CCTNS software
THE DNA TECHNOLOGY (USE AND APPLICATION] REGULATION BILL 2019
The key components of this Bill include: Establishment of a DNA Regulatory Board Accreditation of DNA laboratories undertaking DNA testing and analyzing. Establishment of the National and Regional DNA Data Banks, as envisaged in the Bill, will assist in forensic investigations. This will aid in scientific up-gradation and streamlining of the DNA testing activities in the country with appropriate inputs from the DNA Regulatory Board which would be set up for the purpose. The Bill will add value in empowering the criminal justice delivery system by enabling the application of DNA evidence, which is considered the gold standard in crime investigations
E-NAM has achieved milestone by commencing inter-State trade between mandis using e-payments
About >Earlier trade used to happen either within the APMC or between two APMCs situated within same state. The very first Inter State transaction in tomatoes has been carried out between trader of Bareilly e-NAM APMC of Uttar Pradesh and farmer of Haldwani e-NAM APMC of Uttarakhand. Similarly, the inter-State transactions in potatoes, brinjal & caulifl ower have been carried out between the e-NAM mandis of Uttarakhand 8 Uttar Pradesh
NATIONAL CLEAN AIR PROGRAMME CNCAP)
ABOUT Overall objective of the NCAP is comprehensive mitigation actions for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution besides augmenting the air quality monitoring network across the country and strengthening the awareness and capacity building activities > The NCAP will be a mid-term, five-year action plan with 2019 as the fi rst year However, the international experiences and national studies indicate that signifi cant outcome in terms of air pollution initiatives are visible only in the long-term, and hence the programme may be further extended to a longer time horizon after a mid-term review of the outcomes
ABOUT > There will be use of the Smart Cties program to launch the NCAP in the 43 smart cities falling in the list of the 102 non-attainment cities The NCAP is envisaged to be dynamic and will continue to evolve based on the additional scientific and technical information as they emerge.
Swadesh Darshan scheme > It was launched by Union Tourism Ministry with objective to develop theme- based tourist circuits in the country. These tourist circuits will be developed on principles of high tourist value, competitiveness and sustainability in an integrated manner. Under this scheme, 13 thematic circuits have been identified for development. They are Buddhist Circuit, North-East India Circuit, Coastal Circuit, Himalayan Circuit, Krishna Circuit, Desert Circuit, Eco Circuit, Wildlife Circuit, Tribal Circuit, Rural Circuit, Spiritual Circuit, Ramayana Circuit and Heritage Circuit.