North East Insurgency

2020-06-13

The ceasefire agreements have led to a reduction in the militancy-related fatalities in their respective states, a road map toward a situation of a permanent agreement is desired from GoI.

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Public Sector Undertakings

2020-06-13

Government is considering issues of retirement age and revision of wages of the public sector employees , provide equity, in terms of salary and wages, for sick CPSEs.

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Public-Private Partnership Model (PPP)

2020-06-13

Private investment needs be encouraged in infrastructure through a renewed public-private partnership (PPP) mechanism on the lines suggested by the Kelkar Committee.

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Regulatory Bodies in India

2020-06-13

Genuine functional autonomy would also have to be reinforced with financial autonomy by putting in place a system where regulatory organisations are not dependent on government departments for financial support.

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Locust Attack In India

2020-06-05

Controlling desert locust swarms primarily uses organophosphate chemicals by vehicle-mounted and aerial sprayers, and to a lesser extent by knapsack and hand-held sprayers.

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India- US 2+2 Dialogue

2020-06-05

India and the US signed the landmark COMCASA (Communications, Compatibility and Security Agreement).

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IAS BUZZ current affairs magazine MAY 2020

2020-06-05

DOWNLOAD THE IAS BUZZ current affairs magazine MAY 2020 FULL PDF

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India And Nepal Fighting Over Kalapani

2020-06-05

The Kalapani region derives its name from the river Kali. Nepal’s claims to the region is based on this river as it became the marker of the boundary of the kingdom of Nepal following the Treaty of Sugauli signed between the Gurkha rulers of Kathmandu and the East India Company after the Gurkha War/Anglo-Nepal War (1814-16). The treaty was ratified in 1816.

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Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API)

2020-06-05

China created a low-cost API manufacturing industry. The industry was backed by the low cost of capital followed by aggressive government funding models, tax incentives. Their cost of operation is one-fourth of India’s cost. Even the cost of finance in China is 6-7 per cent against India’s 13-14 per cent.

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Single-Use Plastic

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About 112 countries, states and cities around the world have already imposed bans on various single-use plastic goods. Of these measures, 57 are national and 25 are in Africa. And the list of these restrictions continues to grow.

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Office Of The Governor In India

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Like Sarkaria commission, it also recommended that the person who is slated to be a Governor should not have participated in active politics.

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NITI Aayog

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NITI Aayog will seek to facilitate and empower the critical requirement of good governance – which is people-centric, participative, collaborative, transparent and policy-driven.

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Elder Section Of The Society

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Re-integration of the elderly into communities may save humanity from mindlessly changing into a technology-driven ‘Industry 4.0’ which futurists are projecting: an economy of robots producing things for each other.

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Draft Defence Production Policy, 2018

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The policy involves multiple ministries which could delay the establishment of defence production ecosystem within an optimistic time frame.

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Code of Ethics And Code of Conduct

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Code of Conduct is a document that expresses the practices and behaviour of a person, required or restricted as a condition for becoming a member of the organisation or profession.

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