The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) audit report of the Centre’s crop insurance schemes has highlighted gaps in their implementation that compromise its purpose of providing financial assistance to farmers.
The CAG looked into the performance of two schemes—Modified National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (MNAIS) and the National Crop Insurance Programme (NCIP) —between Kharif season of 2011 to Rabiseason of 2015-16.Read More
Q. What is SriKrishna Committee's recommendations w.r.t. BIT?
Q. What is Sahara - investor Scam?Why currently it is in news?
Q. Why RBI's role of inflation targeting has been the target of criticism?
Q. What are the broad recommendations of Sachar Committee report on social, educational and Economic status of Muslims in India? How far have these recommendations implemented?Read More
The Indian Council of Medical Research and the Department of Biotechnology have released the draft National Guidelines for Stem Cell Research, 2017.
The draft guidelines seek to ensure that all research with human stem cells is conducted in an ethical and scientifically responsible manner.Read More
What is status of Inflation in India?
It has shown signs of moving upwards but lower than July 2016 primarily due to negative food inflation contributed by vegetables and pulses.
The Central Statistical Organisation’s CPI data reveals that recent retail inflation is 2.36 per cent.Read More
Aim of the policy
It primarily aims at making India a manufacturing hub.
It subsumes the National Manufacturing Policy.
Focus groups, with members from government departments, industry associations, academia, and think tanks have been set up to look into the challenges faced by the industry.Read More
The Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment submitted its report on the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016. 14
The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha in August 2016 and referred to the Standing Committee in September 2016.Read More