28.12.18 Jharkhand(JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND With 100 % sanitation coverage, State constructs 33.44 lakh toilets   Under Swachh Bharat Mission – Gramin (SBM–G) 8,99,15,014 of individual Household Latrines (IHHLs) have been constructed since October 2, 2014 to December 20, 2018 in the country. The Sanitation coverage in the country which was 38.7 per cent in October 2014 has increased … Read more

27.12.18 Jharkhand(JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND MSME ecosystem changing in J’khand’   Based on the response from industries, many of the initiatives undertaken by the Government of Jharkhand have been able to effect a tangible change in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) ecosystem in the State”   Banks also need to be much more proactive in providing finances … Read more

DMPQ: Outline the provisions of charter act 1833. (history)

  The Governor-General of Bengal was re-designated as the Governor-General of India. This made Lord William Bentinck the first Governor-General of India. Thus, the country’s administration was unified under one control. The Governors of Bombay and Madras lost their legislative powers. The Governor-General had legislative powers over entire British India. The Governor-General in council had … Read more

26.12.18 Jharkhand(JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND First E-toilet inaugurated at Ranchi Rly Station   The first of its kind e-toilet was inaugurated at Ranchi Railway Station recently.   Launched as a pilot project, the e-toilet is a fully automated toilet and can be used by the passengers by inserting a Rs. 5 coin in the coin slot.   To conserve … Read more

DMPQ: Industrial efficiency is a key to sound economy. In this contest discuss the key initiative taken by India to boost industrial performance. ( economoy)

  Make in India : This programme was launched on 25th September which aims at making India a global hub for manufacturing, research and innovation and integral part of the global chain. The GoI has identified 10 ‘Champion sectors’ that have potential to become global champion, drive double digit growth in manufacturing and generate significant … Read more

25.12.18 Jharkhand(JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND ·        Jharkhand History : Nagvanshi Administrative system ð  Nagvanshi Administrative system was based on the Kinship.Nag dynasty evolved out form the rudimentary state form through the interplay of both primary and secondary process of state formation.The elements of primary state form was there in the culture matrix of the Mundas as stated earlier otherwise … Read more

23-24.12.18 Jharkhand(JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND ·        Dedicated warehouses for EVMs soon in State ð  The State Government has planned to build warehouse in every district to store electronic voting machines (EVM) which are presently kept in adhoc buildings like colleges and market complexes. ð  Official informed that at present construction of warehouses is underway in 13 districts adding the … Read more

22.12.18 Jharkhand(JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Geo tagging of all hand pumps in State on anvil   In a bid to ensure that there is no false reporting and demand of funds for repair of tube wells and hand pumps, Drinking Water and Sanitation department Secretary Aradhana Patnaik has directed geo tagging of all the dysfunctional water sources across the … Read more

21.12.18 Jharkhand(JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Jharkhand team to study Rythu Bandhu   After taking a leaf out of Rythu Bandhu by unveiling a similar scheme, the Jharkhand government is sending a team of IAS officers to study how the farmers’ investment support scheme is being implemented by Telangana.   Recently, Jharkhand had announced ‘Mukhyamantri Krishi AshirwadYojana’. Unlike in Telangana where the government gave … Read more

20.12.18 Jharkhand(JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Centre sanctions Rs 315cr for village road construction   The Union government on Thursday sanctioned Rs 315.73 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) to Jharkhand for construction of pucca roads and bridges interlinking its villages.   Since inception of PMGSY in 2000-01, a total of 20,432.39 km road has been completed in Jharkhand and a … Read more

DMPQ: What are vishakha guidelines? ( Acts)

These were laid down by the Supreme Court in a judgment in 1997. This was on a case filed by women’s rights groups, one of which was Vishaka. They had filed a public interest litigation over the alleged gang-rape of Bhanwari Devi, a social worker from Rajasthan. In 1992, she had prevented the marriage of … Read more

DMPQ: Outline the provisions of Charter Act of 1793. (History)

  It was the act of the British Parliament which renewed the charter issued to the British East India Company(EIC) and continued the Company’s rule in India. Company’s trade monopoly was continued for further 20 years. The governor general was given extensive powers over the subordinate presidencies. Salaries for the staff and paid members of … Read more

DMPQ: What is law commission? Outline its importance. (Polity)

Law commission is neither a constitutional nor a statutory body. It is truly an ad hoc and advisory body whose work is to do research and make recommendations for law reforms such as amendments and updations of prevalent and inherited laws. None of these recommendations are binding on the government. Composition of the law commission … Read more

DMPQ: Challenges in logistics are main concern for Indian trade. Comment. (Economy)

According to the recent economic survey, the problems associated with logistics are the main concern for India trade and they are reducing the competitiveness by increasing the cost. Some key challenges are as follows:   High cost of logistics-impacting competitiveness in domestic and global market. The structure of modal mix is an inefficient one ( … Read more

DMPQ: Sustainable development goals 11 states that make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Discuss the step taken by the government to upgrade the urban amenities and give some solutions to address the problem of urban surge. (Envt.)

According to Census 2011, 377.1 million Indian comprising 31.16 per cent of the country population live in urban areas. India’s urban populations is projected to grow to about 600 millions by 2031. Hence this urban surge has to be addressed through careful planning and policies. Indian govt. has launched various policies and scheme to deal … Read more

19.12.18 Jharkhand(JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Jharkhand govt to give farmers Rs 5,000 per acre aid every year   The state government will provide Rs 5,000 per acre to farmers who own less than five acres of land every year. The money will not be given in the form of loan and the farmers will not have to return the … Read more

18.12.18 Jharkhand(JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Jharkhand to form commission for tribals   Chief minister Raghubar Das  announced to constitute a state commission for tribals on lines of SC/ST commission at the Centre, provision for which will be introduced in the next financial year.   The state government introduced stringent law against conversion with the view to safeguard the cultural values … Read more

16-17.12.18 Jharkhand(JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND NABARD estimates Rs 23,746 cr credit potential for State   The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) put credit potential for the State at Rs 23,746 crore for the financial year 2019-20. The credit potential was disclosed for advancing the priority sector, especially farming and allied activities. The NABARD’s State Focus Paper … Read more

DMPQ: What is the doctrine of check and balances? (Polity)

This doctrine originated under the US constitution, like the theory of separation of power its objective is also to secure the liberty of the people and limit the authority of the government. Its inclusion in the constitution is an acknowledgement of the fact that it is not desirable to have a clear severance of the … Read more

DMPQ: What are critical infrastructure? Explain with examples. ( Economy)

Critical infrastructure is a term used by the governments to describe assets that are essential for the functioning of a society and economy.  The term Critical infrastructure has been widely adopted to distinguish those infrastructure elements that, if significantly damaged or destroyed, would cause serious disruptions of the dependent system or organisation.   Storm, deluge … Read more

DMPQ: Recently, loksabha passed the surrogacy(regulation ) bill. Discuss the features of the bill. (Acts/Bills)

The Law Commission of India, in its 228th Report, had recommended prohibition of commercial surrogacy by enacting a suitable legislation. The statement of objects and reasons of the Bill says “Due to lack of legislation to regulate surrogacy, practice of surrogacy has been misused by the surrogacy clinics, which leads to rampant of commercial surrogacy and unethical … Read more

DMPQ: What is Organic farming

Concept of organic farming, seed certification Organic farming is an alternative agricultural system which originated early in the 20th century in reaction to rapidly changing farming practices. Organic farming continues to be developed by various organic agriculture organizations today. It relies on fertilizers of organic origin such as compost manure, green manure, and bone meal … Read more

DMPQ: Analyze why Indian economy is considered as planned developing economy.

Poverty, low per capita income, under-development, unemployment, prompted the newly established Indian polity to adopt economic planning for the development of the country. The idea of economic planning can be traced to 1934, when M. Visvesverayya in his book ‘Planned Economy of India’, advocated for planning to increase the national income. It was taken up … Read more

DMPQ: Write a critical essay on basic assumptions and utilities of the directive principles of state policy as provided by the Constitution of India.

An important feature of the constitution is the Directive Principles of State Policy. Although the Directive Principles are asserted to be “fundamental in the governance of the country,” they are not legally enforceable. Instead, they are guidelines for creating a social order characterized by social, economic, and political justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity as enunciated … Read more

DMPQ: Discuss special features of Jute Industry of India

The Jute industry occupies an important place in the national economy of India. It is one of the major industries in the eastern region, particularly in West Bengal. Jute, the golden fibre, meets all the standards for ‘safe’ packaging in view of being a natural, renewable, biodegradable and eco-friendly product. It is estimated that that … Read more

15.12.18 Jharkhand(JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Govt to raise pension for widow, old & divyangs to Rs 1000: CM   Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that the pension amount for beneficiaries under Old Age, Divyang and Widow categories will be raised to Rs 1,000 from the next financial year budget.   For this, budget provision of 2019-20 will be made. … Read more

14.12.18 Jharkhand(JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Govt to start ‘One Stop Crisis’ centres   The much needed assistance for women in distress – ‘One Stop Crisis’ centre project will be soon expanded in Jharkhand. The recent decision of the Apex Court to States and Union Territories (UTs) to adopt adequate measures, including the establishment of ‘one-stop centres’ in each district … Read more

13.12.18 Jharkhand(JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND ·        Taurian World gets no1 tag   Taurian World School has been ranked No.1 in Jharkhand and Ranchi and Ranked amongst Top 20 Day cum Boarding Schools in India during the India’s School Merit Awards 2018.   All the schools were assessed on many parameters which included academic reputation, competence of faculty, life skills, … Read more

12.12.18 Jharkhand(JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND State faces shortage of 228 MW of power   Electricity supply across the State continued to remain dismal due to unending shut down one unit of the Tenughat Thermal Power Station is facing in the want of coal. Just single unit producing 203 MW of thermal power station produced electricity and supplied to the … Read more

DMPQ: What are the efforts taken by Central government to control inflation? (economics)

  Advisories are being issued, to state govt. to take strict action against hoarding and black marketing and effectively enforcing the essential commodities act,1980 for commodities in short supply. Regular review meeting on price and availability situation, inter ministerial committee, price stabilisation fund management committee. Higher MSP so as to incentivise production and thereby enhance … Read more

DMPQ: What are the characteristics of a written constitution?( Polity)

  1)     the provisions is codified into a single legal document. Provisions means the schedule, parts, articles are clearly defined in a single article. 2)     It is a enacted constitution. It has been brought into existence by a body especially designed for this. Like Constituent assembly in the case of India. 3)     Constitution … Read more

DMPQ: Explain the following terms:(Science)

A) Patents: This refers to innovations – new or improved product and processes which are meant for industrial applications.  This is a territorial right which requires registration for a limited time.  Patent is a contract between an inventor as an individual and the society as a whole.  The inventor has exclusive right to prevent anybody … Read more

DMPQ: In recent years, the national capital Delhi and adjoining areas have experienced alarmingly poor air quality starting winter. What are the possible solutions to address this situation? ( envt.)

The solution can be divided under two heads one short term and other medium and long term solutions. SHORT term solutions: Strict enforcement through heavy penalties on agriculture waste burning using based tools detecting fires Incentive to farmers for not buring crop residue. Coordination across states and NCR.   Long term solutions: Implement congestion pricing … Read more

11.12.18 Jharkhand(JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   Centre sanctions Rs 315cr for village road construction   The Union government on Thursday sanctioned Rs 315.73 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) to Jharkhand for construction of pucca roads and bridges interlinking its villages. Rural engineering organization (REO) officials of the state rural development department said the fund will be used for construction … Read more

DMPQ: As India emerges as one of the world ‘s largest economies, it needs to gradually move from being a net consumer of knowledge to becoming a net producer. Discuss the issue attached with Expenditure on Science and Technology?

Issues attached :   As a proportion of GDP expenditure on Science and Tech has been stagnated. It is between 0.6-0.7% of GDP over the past two decades. Expenditure is skewed in favour of Atomic energy, space, earth science , Biotechnology and the expenditure on ICMR is on decline. As compared to its peer competitors, … Read more

DMPQ: Outline the provisions of Child labour( Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 2016?( Acts)

India law regulates employment of children. Children below 14 cannot work in any occupations except as a child artist and in a family business.   2) Adolescents between 14 and 18 are prohibited from working in any hazardous or dangerous occupation and processes.   3) Adolescent can only work in certain government declared non-hazardous occupations, … Read more

DMPQ: Maintaining healthy relationship in international affair is always a concern. In this context discuss the major concerns in India’s Foreign policy? ( IR)

Major Issues: India’s integration with south east asia and east Asia is very low especially in terms of economics and trade. India’s lack of maturity in handling the issues of global governance. Changing dynamics of International affairs as China-Pakistan- Russia nexus is growing, US-Iran hostility is affecting India’s energy security and its strategic investment in … Read more

09-10.12.18 Jharkhand(JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Jharkhand gets Krishi Karman award in rice category   The Union Ministry of Agriculture had selected Jharkhand for “Krishi Karman” award in the rice category. The award which carries a cash prize worth Rs 2 crore and a citation will be given away in February 2019 by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. As a … Read more

08.12.18 Jharkhand(JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND After Bihar, Jharkhand may ban toxic Andhra fish   After the Bihar government banned formalin-laced fish from Andhra Pradesh on October 1, the Jharkhand is likely to take a similar step. It is collecting fish samples which will be sent to a laboratory in either Kerala or West Bengal. Should the results show formalin … Read more

DMPQ: Political parties should not be under the ambit of RTI. Do you agree with the statement? Give suggestions in support of your answer.(Acts)

Political parties cannot come under the RTI as they are not public authorities.  According to RTI act the public authorities are those which are formed by constitution, parliament statue or bodies created by notification or order of the appropriate government, such as planning commission, UIDAI etc. Since political parties do not full fill any of … Read more

DMPQ: Explain the following terms: (Economy)

Withholding tax: A tax imposed on the income on a foreign portfolio (investments). This tax is imposed to discourage foreign investments, to encourage domestic investment, and to raise money for the government.   Venture capital: Generally, a private equity capital which lends capital to the entrepreneurs who are innovative and cannot get the required fund … Read more

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