DMPQ: . Rashtriya Bal SwasthyaKaryakram.

:  Rashtriya Bal SwasthyaKaryakram (RBSK) is an important initiative aiming at early identification and early intervention for children from birth to 18 years to cover 4 ‘D’s viz. Defects at birth, Deficiencies, Diseases, Development delays including disability. The services aim to cover children of 0-6 years of age in rural areas and urban slums in … Read more

DMPQ: What are the steps taken by Government of India to tackle Pollution in India?

Various Programmes of the government  related to prevention and control of pollution are : Environmental Statement (as part of Environmental Audit) Environmental Statistics and Mapping Development and Promotion of Cleaner Technologies Adoption of Cleaner Technologies in Small Scale Industries Waste Minimizing Programme for improvement of Quality of Automotive Fuels (Motor Gasoline and Diesel) for reducing … Read more

DMPQ: What is hybrid annuity model?

In financial terminology hybrid annuity means that payment is made in a fixed amount for a considerable period and then in a variable amount in the remaining period. This hybrid type of payment method is attached under the HAM. In India, the new HAM is a mix of BOT Annuity and EPC models. As per … Read more

DMPQ: What is inter party democracy? How it is advantageous?

Internal democracy in political parties refers to the level and methods of including party members in the decision making and deliberation within the party structure. India shall move toward inter party democracy as it is on the line of values of democracy.   Arguments in favour of  inner party democracy: Hold leaders accountable Dismantling of nepotism … Read more

DMPQ: Jananai Suraksha Yojana.

JananiSurakshaYojana (JSY) is a safe motherhood intervention under the National Health Mission. It is being implemented with the objective of reducing maternaland neonatal mortality by promoting institutional delivery among poor pregnant women. The scheme, launched on 12 April 2005 by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, is under implementation in all states and Union Territories (UTs), with … Read more

DMPQ: Green India Mission.

The National Mission for Green India (GIM) is one of the eight Missions outlined under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). It aims at protecting; restoring and enhancing India’s diminishing forest cover and responding to climate change by a combination of adaptation and mitigation measures. It envisages a holistic view of greening and … Read more

DMPQ: Explain the following terms: a) The Built operate and transfer (BOT) Annuity Model b) BOT toll model c) Engineering, Procurement and Construction Model

The Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) Annuity Model   Under BOT annuity, a developer builds the highway, operates it for a specified duration and transfers it back to the government. The government starts payment to the developer after the launch of commercial operation of the project. Payment will be made on a six month basis. … Read more

DMPQ: What is Aadhar and Aadhar ecosystem? What are the advantage of Aadhar?

Aadhaar is a verifiable 12-digit identification number issued by UIDAI to the resident of India for free of cost. Aadhaar ecosystem comprises of core infrastructures with the objective of providing enrolment, update & authentication services. Advantage of Aadhar: We never had a universally acceptable and portable Id. Aadhar is a free initiative and fully inclusive. … Read more

DMPQ: Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram.

Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram (JSSK) was launched in June 2011 to eliminate out-of-pocket expenses for both pregnant women and sick infants. Essential care is provided to the mother and her neonate within 48 hours. This postnatal period is critical for identification and management of complication of post-delivery. In case of institutional delivery. accessing availing this … Read more

DMPQ: UNDP sea turtle Project.

With an objective to conserve the Olive Ridley Turtles, the UNDP Sea Turtle Project was initiated by Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun as the Implementing Agency in November 1999. The project is for 10 coastal state in India especially Odisha where it has contributed towards the preparation of a map of breeding sites of Sea … Read more

DMPQ: What is Mega food park Scheme?

The Mega Food ParksScheme aims to provide a mechanism to bring together farmers, processors and retailers and link agriculture production to the market so as to ensure maximization of value addition, minimization of wastages and improving farmers’ income. The primary objective of the Scheme is to provide modern infrastructure facilities for the food processing along … Read more

DMPQ: . What are the consequences of unregulated Political funding?

Political funding is a serious issue. According to a report of association of Democratic reforms, 2004,  The total income of national and regional parties between 2004- 20015 stands at 11,367 Crores. 69% of the income came from unknown resources.  The other issue of non accountability and transparency is that Political parties do not come under … Read more

DMPQ: India has adopted an adhoc administrative policy to accord protection to refugee ever since independence. Discuss the issues attached with this outlook.

India has adopted an adhoc administrative policy to accord protection to refugees ever since independence. This poses following problems: India itself a developing country with huge population so problem related to lack of basic amenities. No law to regulate statues,entry,rights and rehabilitation of refugees. No distinction between foreigner and refugee in the country, who are … Read more

DMPQ: RMNCH+A

RMNCH+A stands for reproductive , maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health,  approach has been launches in 2013 and it essentially looks to address the major causes of mortality among women and children as well as the delays in accessing and utilizing health care and services. The RMNCH+A strategic approach has been developed to provide an … Read more

DMPQ: What is sandmining? What are its ill effects?

Sand miningis a practice that is used to extract sand, from various environments, such as beaches, inland dunes and dredged from ocean beds, and river beds of deltaic regions. The mining is in operation in all the continents of the Globe. Environmental problems occur when the rate of extraction of sand, gravel and other materials … Read more

DMPQ: What is HELP? What are its key provisions?

HELP is the new Hydrocarbon exploration Licensing policy. The key features of HELP are as follows:   India has announced HELP, which offers single license to explore conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources. The new policy also gives the investors the much needed freedom in pricing and marketing for crude oil and natural gas. … Read more

DMPQ: . United nations convention on laws of sea.

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), also called the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea treaty, defines the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the world’s oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment, and the management of marine natural resources. It replaced … Read more

28.02.19 Jharkhand (JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Metered connections to all houses by June   Even as domestic consumers in both rural and urban areas of the state brace for a steep hike in power tariff beginning April 1, Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd (JBVNL), the power distribution company, acknowledged that around 18.59 lakh consumers are yet to be provided with energy meters on their … Read more

Lord Cornwallis (1786 – 1793)

Lord Cornwallis (1786 – 1793) Introduction Lord Cornwallis, a warrior-statesman. He succeeded Warren Hastings as Governor-General in 1786. He belonged to an influential and aristocratic family which had wider political connections. He was also a close friend of Prime Minister Pitt. Dundas, the most influential member of the Board of Control was also one of … Read more

DMPQ: . Rashtriya Kishor SwasthyaKarayakram.

In order to ensure holistic development of adolescent population, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched Rashtriya Kishor SwasthyaKaryakram (RKSK) on 7th January 2014 to reach out to 253 million adolescents – male and female, rural and urban, married and unmarried, in and out-of-school adolescents with special focus on marginalized and undeserved groups . … Read more

27.02.19 Jharkhand (JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Raghubar Das inaugurates Jharkhand’s first Kaushal College for women   Chief minister Raghubar Das  inaugurated the state’s first Kaushal College for women that will provide one-year training in catering and manufacturing technology at Nagratoli in Ranchi. The Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA) will help set the curriculum and faculty development for the culinary course … Read more

26.02.19 Jharkhand (JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Das launches projects worth Rs 1,681 crore at Jharkhand Jal Sahiya sammelan   Chief minister Raghubar Das inaugurated 11,269 drinking water supply and sanitation projects worth Rs 1,681.99 crore at the state-level Jal Sahiya Sammelan in Ranchi.   He also launched the Mukhyamantri Jan Jal Yojana which will now provide drinking water supply through pipelines to 10,764 SC … Read more

24-25.02.19 Jharkhand (JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Industries to be rated on emission control measures   The Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with University of Chicago Trust (UC Trust), a policy-making organisation that provides assistance and technical expertise to governments in the field of industrial pollution, and launched a star-rating programme to monitor emissions … Read more

DMPQ:Short Note on UN Convention on Desertification.

An inter-governmental negotiating committee for the elaboration of aninternational convention to combat desertification in countries experiencing seriousdrought and/ or desertification was recommended in 1992 U.N. Conference onEnvironment and Development.The U.N. General Assembly established a committee in1992 which helped formulation of the convention on desertification. The convention endorses and employs a bottom-up approach to international environmental cooperation.Theconvention … Read more

DMPQ:What are the negative effects of GST on MSME?

GST as a reform has a far reaching consequences. MSME sector is going to get benefit in the long run. But in the short run as per CII, the MSME sector is facing following issues:   A complicated compliances system and a rigid taxation regime place added limits on the growth potential of small enterprises. … Read more

DMPQ:What is the role of institution in democracy?

Institution are key component of democracy. They are the building blocks of democracy. These blocks keep the democracy alive and vibrant. Election commission of India, CAG, UPSC, Parliament, SC, NGO, Responsible media, Civil servant are some of the example of institution in democracy.   The role played by the institutions in democracy: Prevent the authoritarian … Read more

DMPQ:UNITED NATIONS Commission on International trade law.

UNCITRAL was established by the UN General Assembly in 1966 to promote the progressive harmonisation and unification of international trade law. It is the core legal body of the United Nations system in the field of international trade law. It also aims to modernize and harmonize rules on international business. The Commission comprises 60 member … Read more

DMPQ:RashtriyaArogaya Nidhi

The Scheme provides for financial assistance to patients, living below poverty line and who is suffering from major life threatening diseases, to receive medical treatment at any of the super specialty Government hospitals / institutes. It is a financial assistance towards treatment in Government Hospital including super speciality government hospital/ institutes as per guidelines. Budgetary … Read more

DMPQ:Write a short note on WIPO.

The Mission of WIPO is to promote innovation and creativity for the economic, social and cultural development of all countries. It is headquartered at Geneva, Switzerland.  WIPO’s predecessor was The United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (BIPRI).  It administered two conventions such as Paris convention and Berne convention for the protection of … Read more

DMPQ:National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly(NPHCE)

Keeping in view the recommendations made in the “National Policy on Older Persons” as well as the state’s obligation under the Maintenance & Welfare of Parents & Senior Citizens Act 2007”, The MoHFW launched the NPHCE during the year 2010-11, in the 11th plan period, to address various health related problems of elderly people. The centre … Read more

DMPQ:. What are the issues attached with the Telecom sector in India?

Issues Involved: One of the major issues faced by this sector is declining profitability which is further exacerbating the twin balance sheet (TBS) problem. Profitability is being affected by following issues:    Low revenues – Dramatic reduction of prices & coming down of average revenue per user by 22% due to new entrant. High Debt – Unsustainable spectrum … Read more

DMPQ:Rio Declaration.

The Rio Declaration was adopted in the conference recognizing the universal and integral nature of Earth and by establishing a global partnership among states and enlisting general rights and obligations on environmental protection. The Rio Declaration is a statement of 27 principles for the guidance of national environmental behaviour and enlisting general rights and obligations … Read more

DMPQ:What are the provisions of National Telecom Policy,2012?

Key features of National Telecom Policy, 2012  Licensing: It aims to simplify licensing framework by establishing a unified license for all telecom services,converting to a single-license system for the entire country and removing roaming charges. Spectrum: It seeks to liberalise spectrum through a system where spectrum can be pooled, shared and traded.  Connectivity: The policy … Read more

DMPQ:What are the types of Jurisdictions of Supreme Court?

Original jurisdiction means a lis or a matter where Supreme Court is the first court to be approached. Under Article 131 Supreme Court has original jurisdiction only in respect of disputes which involve Central and State Govt or two State Govt.. It can be in three forms. Union of India v. State, Union of India … Read more

DMPQ:National Aids Control Programme.

India’s AIDS Control Programme is globally acclaimed as a success story. The National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), launched in 1992, is being implemented as a comprehensive programme for prevention and control of HIV/AIDS in India. Over time, the focus has shifted from raising awareness to behavior change, from a national response to a more decentralized response … Read more

DMPQ:Write a short Note on FAO.

It was established in 1945 with the objective of eliminating hunger and improving nutrition and standards of living by increasing agricultural productivity.  Its secretariat is located in Rome, Italy. Some of the important key programmes of FAO are Food Security Programmes, Codex Alimentarius, and International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) etc.  The Codex Alimentarius Commission, established … Read more

23.02.19 Jharkhand (JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Jharkhand cuts ribbon for its Sweet Revolution Scheme   A new scheme launched in the state named as Mithi Kranti Yojna in which the government has given approval for the scheme of 100 crores for the launch of the sweet revolution. In the first phase, after giving training to the state government 1207 farmers, they are … Read more

22.02.19 Jharkhand (JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Dokla sohor Administrative system of Kharia’s   Its based on Law of Equality-Kharias strongly advocate the law of equality within tribes and between tribes. According to them all tribes and members of the tribes have equal right to thrive on this earth. Nature has provided equal environment resources to every body. They consider no … Read more

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