20.03.19 Jharkhand (JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Soon, Ranchi police’s security app to prevent thefts, burglaries Ranchiites will be able to ensure security of their houses and belongings in their absence by simply downloading an App in their android smart devices The App will send a pop up message to the nearest police station that a particular family, staying in a … Read more

DMPQ: Outline the difference between Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park.

Difference Between Wildlife Sanctuary And National Park Wildlife sanctuary National Park Human activities are allowed No human activities are allowed Objective is to protect particular flora or fauna Can include flora, fauna or even any object of historical significance. Boundaries are not fixed Boundaries are fixed and are defined. Formed by the executive orders of … Read more

DMPQ: Short Note on World Food Programme.

World Food Programme It is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. It was formally established in 1963 by the FAO and the United Nations General Assembly. Head Quartered at Rome. The operations are funded by voluntary donations from world governments, corporations and … Read more

DMPQ: Define the following terms: a) Diwan-i-wizarat b) Diwan-I-Arz c) Diwan-i-Insha d) Diwan-i-Risalat

Diwani-i-WIzarat:It was the finance department headed by the wazir (Prime-minister). Naib wazir acted as deputy to wazir. The wazir was assisted by the mushrif-i-mamalik, (accountant) who maintained a record of the accounts and the mustauf-i-mamalik (auditor) who audited this account. Under Firuz Tughluq, wazirs became hereditary.   Diwan-i-Ariz:   Headed by the Ariz-i-mamalik, it was the … Read more

DMPQ: Write short Note on Mission Shakti

On March 27, 2019 India conducted Mission Shakti, an anti-satellite missile test, from the Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Island launch complex. This was a technological mission carried out by DRDO. The satellite used in the mission was one of India’s existing satellites operating in lower orbit. The test was fully successful and achieved … Read more

DMPQ: Who is a private member in a Parliament? Outline the procedure of passing a Private member bill?

Any MP who is not a Minister isreferred to as a private member. Bills introducedby Ministers are referred to as government bills.They are backed by the government and reflect itslegislative agenda. Private member’s bills arepiloted by non-Minister MPs. Introduction in the House: The admissibility of a private member’s Bill isdecided by the Presiding Officer. The … Read more

Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse A lunar eclipse happens at a Full Moon, when the Moon’s tilted orbit brings it into the Earth’s shadow, which can then be seen cast onto the Moon. While not as spectacular as a total solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse is much easier to see; and a total lunar eclipse is an amazing … Read more

Industrial sickness

Industrial sickness One of the adverse trends observable in the corporate private sector of India is the growing incidence of sickness. It is causing considerable concern to planners and policymakers. It is also putting a severe strain on the economic system, particularly on the banks. There are various crite­ria of sickness. According to the criteria … Read more

Indian Industry : An introduction

Indian Industry : An introduction Industry accounts for 26% of GDP and employs 22% of the total workforce. According to the World Bank, India’s industrial manufacturing GDP output in 2015 was 6th largest in the world on current US dollar basis ($559 billion), and 9th largest on inflation-adjusted constant 2005 US dollar basis ($197.1 billion). … Read more

Horticulture

  Horticulture : The agrarian state of Andhra Pradesh is heading towards a value addition platform from the conventional production approach. ‘Horticulture’ sector has been recognized as an essential component for food and nutritional security in the State. Efforts are being made to make Andhra Pradesh maintain its supremacy in the production of Oilpalm, Papaya, … Read more

Fisheries

Fisheries: ‘Fisheries’ sector is becoming a subsector of Primary sector with consistently increasing contribution to the state economy. The state government envisages development in fisheries sector with a multi pronged strategy with essential focus on increasing fish production and thereby ensure sustainable development. Development of fisheries through effective value chain and boosting exports, government is … Read more

El Nino

El Nino El Niño is the name given to the occasional development of warm ocean surface waters along the coast of Ecuador and Peru. When this warming occurs the usual upwelling of cold, nutrient rich deep ocean water is significantly reduced. El Niño normally occurs around Christmas and usually lasts for a few weeks to a few months. Sometimes … Read more

Cyclones: Types and Mechanism

Cyclones: Types and Mechanism Cyclone is a system of low atmospheric pressure in which the barometric gradient is steep. Cyclones represent circular fluid motion rotating in the same direction as the Earth. This means that the inward spiralling winds in a cyclone rotate anticlockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere of … Read more

Census of India : Economic and Social features

Census of India : Economic and Social features Rural and urban population Altogether, 833.5 million persons live in rural area as per Census 2011, which was more than two-third of the total population, while 377.1 million persons live in urban areas. Urban proportion has gone up from 17.3 per cent in 1951 to 31.2 per … Read more

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND DAIRY

                  ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND DAIRY ü  Sustained efforts – Stabilized Primary sector ü   Technology in agriculture – bringing together global leaders in cutting edge technologies to aid small and marginal farmers ü   Drought – a thing of the past – Sustained growth in Agriculture and Allied sectors – Growth despite deficit rainfall ü   Soil Health Cards to farmers – distribution … Read more

Agriculture developement

v  ORIGIN ü  The Department of Agriculture has been created mainly to provide Agricultural Extension services to farmers and to transfer the latest technical knowledge to the farming community, introduction of high yielding varieties, laying demonstrations, imparting training to farmers to improve skills & knowledge to boost up the agricultural Production and productivity. ü  The other objectives of … Read more

Availability of Skilled Human Resources in India

Availability of Skilled Human Resources in India Skilling the youth is the new buzzword in the government, and all the experts agree that it clearly needs a more skilled approach to implement what has been drawn up in a policy paper. It was roughly a year ago the government rejigged the UPA’s Skill India policy … Read more

Export Promotion

Export Promotion Government of India has liberalized the schemes for export oriented units and export processing Zones. Agriculture, Horticulture, poultry, fisheries and dairies have been included in the export oriented units. Export processing zones have been allowed to export through trading and star trading houses and can have equipment on lease. These units have been … Read more

Planning and Foreign Trade

Planning and Foreign Trade Foreign Trade is the important factor in economic development in any nation. Foreign trade in India comprises of all imports and exports to and from India. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry at the level of Central Government has responsibility to manage such operations. The domestic production reveals on exports and … Read more

Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act

Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act The FRBM Act 2003 in its amended form was passed by the government to bring fiscal discipline and to implement a prudent fiscal policy. High fiscal deficit was the one major macroeconomic problem faced by Indian economy around 2000. It was argued that high deficits lead to inflation, reduces … Read more

IIM NIT

Indian Institute of Management The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are a group of 20 public, autonomous institutes of management education and research in India. They primarily offer postgraduate, doctoral and executive education programmes. The establishment of IIMs was initiated by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, based on the recommendation of the … Read more

Issues related to Deprived Class Education

Issues related to Deprived Class Education The concept of Deprived/ Marginalized Groups   is generally used to analyse socioeconomic, political, and cultural spheres, where disadvantaged people struggle to gain access to resources and full participation in social life. In other words, marginalized people might be socially, economically, politically and legally ignored, excluded, or neglected, and, therefore … Read more

Issues related to Disabled People Education

Issues related to Disabled People Education People with disabilities have had to battle against centuries of biased assumptions, harmful stereotypes, and irrational fears. The stigmatization of disability resulted in the social and economic marginalization of generations with disabilities, and thus has left people with disabilities in a severe state of impoverishment for centuries. With an … Read more

Issues related to Girls Education

Issues related to Girls Education The problem of women’s education in India is one which attracts our attention immediately. In our country, due to conservative traditionalism, women’s status has, through ages, been considered to be lower than that of men. During the later part of the Vedic period the Aryans had sealed the fate of … Read more

MNREGA and community power structure

MNREGA and community power structure Several rural development programmes were initiated in India during 1950s and 1960s. These programmes, popularly known as community development programmes, regarded rural people as beneficiaries but not participants in the development process. They were centrally designed and were implemented by extension agents using a top-down mode of decision-making. Those agents … Read more

National Educational Research and Training Council

National Educational Research and Training Council The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is an autonomous organisation of the Government of India which was established on 1 September 1961 as a literary, scientific and charitable Society under the Societies’ Registration Act (Act XXI of 1860). Its headquarters are located at Sri Aurbindo Marg … Read more

National Law University, Polytechnic and ITI

National Law University National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) is a prestigious law university in India, offering courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is situated in Sector-14, Dwarka, New Delhi, India. NLUD is one of the national law schools in India built on the five-year law degree model proposed and implemented by the Bar … Read more

National Vocational Education Council

National Vocational Education Council National council of vocational educational board is a national vocational education development organized mission promotes by planning commission government of India to ensure public organized co-operation effort implementation of the vocational education development plan. The constitution and functioning of public organized is approved unanimously by the planning commission government of India.   … Read more

IMPACT OF NEW ECONOMIC POLICY

IMPACT OF NEW ECONOMIC POLICY India’s post-independence development strategy showed all the signs of stagnation, but the economy started showing the sign of recovery in the early nineties when the government adopted the new economic model known as Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization (LPG) to meet a grave economic crisis; characterized by unprecedented adverse balance of … Read more

Open University

Open University The Open University (OU) is a public distance learning and research university, and the biggest university in the UK for undergraduate education. The majority of the OU’s undergraduate students are based in the United Kingdom and principally study off-campus; many of its courses (both undergraduate and postgraduate) can also be studied anywhere in … Read more

Sources of Income of Central Government

Sources of Income of Central Government As we all know that India is a democratic country and the main aim of the government here is to increase the welfare of the people not the profit of the government. To increase the welfare of the people the Government of India has to start welfare oriented schemes. … Read more

DMPQ- . Explain following terms: a) Din-i-illahi b) Dahsala

Din-i-illahi:     Din-i-IIahi proclaimed by Akbar was an order or people with a motto of peace with all (sulehkull), rather than as an eclectic religion. Akbar’s Hindu nobles preferred to remain aloof, with only Birbal consenting to become a member. Raja Todar Mal, Raja Bhagwan Das and Raja Man Singh all declined to associate with … Read more

DMPQ- What do you understand by the concept of cooperative federalism?

Co-operative federalism, in general terms, is a concept wherein the federal government, state government, and local government interact co-operatively and share theirresponsibilities in the governance. Corwin defines co-operative federalism thus: “The Statesand National Governments are regarded as mutually complementary parts of a singlegovernmental mechanism all the powers are intended to realise the current purposes ofgovernment … Read more

DMPQ- Short note on UN Habitat

It is the UN programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.  It reports to the United Nations General Assembly. United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat conference) is held once in bi-decennial … Read more

DMPQ- Write short note on Air quality Index.

It is a number used to communicate to the public how polluted the air currently is or how polluted it is forecasted to become. As AQI increases, an increasingly large percentage of the population is likely to experience increasingly adverse health effects.  Different countries have their own air quality indexes, corresponding to different national air … Read more

DMPQ- A) Project Saksham B) Tejaswani

Project Saksham: The project is for creation of a New Indirect Tax Network (System Integration) of the Central Board of Excise and Customs.  The project will help in Implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST),  Extension of the Indian Customs Single Window Interface for Facilitating Trade (SWIFT) and  Other taxpayer-friendly initiatives under Digital India and … Read more

19.03.19 Jharkhand (JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Step Industries bags Rs 132 crore electrification project under Jharkhand Sampurna Bijli Achchhadan Yojna   Delhi-based cable and wire manufacturing company Step Industries Pvt. Ltd has announced that it has bagged a rural electrification project for over Rs 132 crore from Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd. This would be a composite contract rural electrification project comprising East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Saraikela-Kharsawan … Read more

DMPQ- DNA profiling.

DNA profiling is the technique of finding the difference between the satellite DNA regions in the genome. These regions are stretches of repetitive DNA which do not code for any specific protein. These non-coding sequences form a major chunk of the DNA profile of humans. They depict a high level of polymorphism and are the basis of … Read more

DMPQ- Assumption island and its importance.

Assumption Island, a single coral island, belongs to the Outer Islands District of Seychelles.With only a small village on the sheltered western side and a 1,210-m concrete airfield running from there to the southeastern coast, the island’s few inhabitants, mostly farmers and fishermen, have to go to Victoria (the capital) for government services. The island’s … Read more

DMPQ- Short Note on Green GDP.

Green GDP is a term used generally for expressing GDP after adjusting for environmental damage.The System of National Accounts (SNA) is an accounting framework for measuring the economic activities of production, consumption and accumulation of wealth in an economy during a period of time. When information on economy’s use of the natural environment is integrated … Read more

DMPQ- Fundamental rights in India are not immune from criticism. Comment.

The FRs enshrined in Part III of the Constitution have met with a wide range and varied criticism. Excessive Limitations They are subjected to innumerable exceptions, restrictions, qualifications and explanations. Hence, the critics remarked that the Constitution grants Fundamental Rights with one hand and takes them away with the other. No Social and Economic Rights … Read more

17-18.03.19 Jharkhand (JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND ·         Jharkhand takes big leap in its hunt for new TB patients ð  Buoyed by a high rate of cure, the Jharkhand health department has taken a major leap in the detection of new patients of tuberculosis across the state. ð  In the current financial year (2018-19), which will end on March 31, around … Read more

DMPQ- Short note on Mission Satyanishtha

Indian Railways has launched the mission Satyanishtha. It aims at sensitizing all railway employees about the need to adhere to good ethics and to maintain high standards of integrity at work.  It is the first ever such mission by any government organisation. The objectives of the Mission are To train every employee to understand the … Read more

DMPQ- Short Note on Asia Pacific Trade Agreement?

The Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) was signed in 1975 as an initiative of UN- Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).  It is previously named the Bangkok Agreement.  There are 6-member states to APTA – Bangladesh, China, India, South Korea, Laos and Sri Lanka.  Mongolia is soon to become the 7th member … Read more

DMPQ- What is Oxytocin? What are its possible misuses?

Oxytocin is a crucial hormone used on pregnant women. It is used for the induction of labour and stop postpartum bleeding. It causes uterine contractions during labour, and helps new mothers lactate.  It has largely been in use during delivery to reduce maternal mortality. Misuse – Besides the genuine uses, Oxytocin is largely misused.  It … Read more

DMPQ- What are the challenges in ensuring road safety in India?

Potholes are a major cause for accidental deaths and between 2013 and 2016, official statistics says that 11,836 deaths due to it in India. Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra have the dubious distinction for consistently causing potholes related accidents. Significantly, pothole related deaths peak during monsoons and ironically. While cases are to … Read more

DMPQ- What is Project Sashakt?

Project Sashakt was proposed by a panel led by PNB chairman Sunil Mehta. Bad loans of up to ? 50 crore will be managed at the bank level, with a deadline of 90 days. For bad loans of ? 50-500 crore, banks will enter an inter-creditor agreement, authorizing the lead bank to implement a resolution plan in 180 days, … Read more

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