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The CAG audit report of the Centre’s crop insurance schemes

2017-08-31

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.

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Synbiotics

2017-08-31

Infant mortality is a serious issue in India.

With 30 per 1,000 live births, the incidence of hospital-based sepsis is huge in India and about a fifth of neonates with sepsis die in the hospital

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Magic Q/A   Today's Questions, Practise Answer Writing (31 Aug,2017)

2017-08-31

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?

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BRICS-INDIA-CHINA Decoded | The Hindu editorial decode 31-8-17

2017-08-31

This class covers following topic:

BRICS-INDIA-CHINA Decoded

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Draft National Guidelines for Stem Cell Research, 2017

2017-08-31

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.

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The Sahara Scam- Lost Investors

2017-08-31

About the Scam

‘Sahara vs SEBI’ case involves the issuance of Optionally Fully Convertable Debentures (OFCD) by the two companies of Sahara India Pariwar.

The SEBI had the companies to stop issuing the bonds and return the money to investors.

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Srikrishna Committee- BIT Disputes Resolution

2017-08-31

What is a BIT?

It is an agreement establishing the terms and conditions for private investment by nationals and companies of one state in another state.

They are based on a model BIT formulated by India in 2016.

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RBI and Inflation Targeting

2017-08-31

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.

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New Industrial Policy

2017-08-31

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.

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Standing Committee report on the Transgender Persons Bill, 2016

2017-08-31

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.

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