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MARCH INSIGHTS IAS CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2020

  1. Insights into Editorial: We need more policewomen
  2. INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 20 March 2020
  3. Insights into Editorial: A dam of contention in Africa
  4. INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 19 March 2020
  5. Insights into Editorial: Fight for the finite: On budgetary allocation for health
  6. INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 18 March 2020
  7. Insights into Editorial: Temples of critical thinking and debate
  8. INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 17 March 2020
  9. Insights into Editorial: Danger ahead: On India’s road safety record
  10. INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 16 March 2020
  11. Insights into Editorial: Coronavirus: PM Modi calls for SAARC nations’ conference to build strategy
  12. Insights into Editorial: Missing at birth: on sex selective abortion and infanticide
  13. INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 14 March 2020
  14. Insights into Editorial: How the country should make the most of a second oil windfall
  15. INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 13 March 2020
  16. INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 12 March 2020
  17. Insights into Editorial: Having an ear to Adivasi ground
  18. INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 11 March 2020
  19. Insights into Editorial: UAHS develops new paddy variety resistant to blast disease
  20. INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 10 March 2020
  21. Insights into Editorial: ‘Stree shakti’ is an integral part of our ‘rashtra shakti’
  22. INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 9 March 2020
  23. Insights into Editorial: The role of women in developing a knowledge economy
  24. Insights into Editorial: Banking on bailouts: On Yes Bank crisis
  25. INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 7 March 2020
  26. INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 6 March 2020
  27. Insights into Editorial: A blow against social justice
  28. INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 5 March 2020
  29. Insights into Editorial: Govt to establish Central Consumer Protection Authority; what is it?
  30. INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 4 March 2020
  31. INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 3 March 2020
  32. Insights into Editorial: Why is COVID-19 not a pandemic yet?
  33. Insights into Editorial: State lethargy amidst cough syrup poisoning
  34. INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 2 March 2020

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GS2: Polity & Governance

COVID19:PM calls for social distancing, people’s curfew (TH) Apart from the people’s curfew on March 22, there were nine calls to action in the Prime Minister’s address including the formation of a COVID-19 task force under Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

The prescription(IE) The restrictions concern Indian nationals wanting to return to India or go abroad, foreigners who are in India or who want to come to India, OCI Card holders, as well as of diplomats.

Giving Human Rights Commissions more teeth (TH) The Madras High Court is to decide on whether the recommendations made by such panels are binding upon the state

Drastic, but necessary (TH) Speakers must realise that deliberate inaction on defection matters is no more an option

Idea behind a nomination: Learned debate, knowledge, expertise (IE) Presidential nominees in the present Rajya Sabha are Swapan Dasgupta, Subramanian Swamy, Narendra Jadhav, Suresh Gopi, Mary Kom, Chhatrapati Sambhajiraje, Roopa Ganguly (all nominated in 2016), Rakesh Sinha, Sonal Mansingh, and Raghunath Mohapatra (all 2018).

Vivad se Vishwas: Rules & forms notified; e-facility to avail scheme (IE) After March 31, an additional 10 per cent of disputed tax will have to be paid over and above the tax liability. However, disputes related to wealth tax, commodity transaction tax, securities transaction tax and equalisation levy are not covered. IAS Prelims Exam 2020

MP floor test likely today, fate of Nath govt uncertain The trust vote was ordered by SC to put an end to political uncertainty in the state

Eklavya Model Residential Schools Attract Large Number of Tribal Children (PIB) The Ministry has requested the States to minimise transport numbers among the people, and also if it is not unavoidable, refund of fare may be considered against advance bookings. IAS Prelims Exam 2020
 

GS2: International Relations

China hits a milestone: no new local COVID19 infection (TH) According to the National Health Commission, there are no new cases reported in Wuhan — the city where the first case of the virus was reported.

GS3: Economy

New definition of MSMEs soon: Gadkari (TH) Minister flags pending payments to MSMEs by govts, PSUs

RBI to infuse ₹10,000 crore via OMO (TH) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to infuse ₹10,000 crore liquidity in the banking system by buying government securities through open market

Rupee breaches 75 to a dollar, hits record low (TH) RBI steps in as Covid-19 uncertainty pushes rupee to historic lows

Inflation has an upside: you earn a higher interest (Mint) The Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) have become an island of excellence in the remote tribal hinterlands attracting large number of tribal children.

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GS2 Polity

In Upper House nomination, a fall for aloofness (TH) The nomination of a former Chief Justice of India to the Rajya Sabha is a blow against the judiciary’s independence.

Competitive impropriety  Retired judges should not accept a Parliament seat lest it be seen as a political reward.

Breach of Trust In the last fortnight, there were two ‘off the record’ meetings convened — one by Congress president Rahul Gandhi with a group of women journalists

GS2 Governance

An SC verdict violative of minority rights (TH) The recent decision by a two-judge bench takes away autonomy of madrasas in W. Bengal

SC invokes special powers, removes Manipur Minister MARKING A first, the Supreme Court Wednesday removed Manipur Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar Singh, against whom disqualification petitions were pending before the Speaker since 2017, from the state cabinet and restrained him “from entering the Legislative Assembly till further orders”. IAS Prelims Exam 2020

GS2 International Relations

Riyadh plans to convene virtual G20 meet to tackle Covid-19 challenge (Mint) Riyadh was “communicating with G20 countries to convene an extraordinary virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit next week to advance a coordinated response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its human and economic implications,” Saudi Arabia said.
 

GS3 Economy

RBI to infuse ₹10,000 crore via OMO (TH) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to infuse ₹10,000 crore liquidity in the banking system by buying government securities through open market operations.

CDR collection: Govt comes under fire for ‘surveillance’ bid, saying fixing call drops The Indian Express reported Wednesday that cellphone operators had red-flagged ‘surveillance’ after local units of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) sought call data records of all mobile subscribers across several pockets of the country for specific days over the past few months.

Explained: Why is DoT asking for call data records by the bulk? Some units of the the Telecom department are seeking huge call data records of people in some circles on a routine basis which is alleged to be in deviation.

Opinion- What the top court’s order means for virtual currencies (Mint) We should expect specific virtual currency regulations that may be tougher than those in other countries

APEDA signs MoU with SFAC (PIB) Agri Export Policy announced by Government of India with “Farmers’ Centric Approach” suggests for developing product specific clusters in the country to help improving productivity and quality of the varieties of crops with special involvement of Farm Producer Organizations(FPOs).

In a big boost to ‘Make in India’, DAC paves way for procurement of 83 indigenous Tejas fighter aircraft for IAF The Light Combat Aircraft Tejas indigenously-designed by Aircraft Development Agency (ADA) under the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is going to be the backbone of Indian Air Force in future.

GS3 Science and Technology

Explained: What is herd immunity? UK has retracted under criticism after suggesting it would allow COVID-19 to pass through the population, so that ‘herd community’ could be achieved. What is this concept, why was the strategy questionable?

Earth’s mantle, not core, might have generated planet’s magnetic field (IE) New research suggests that in the early days, it might have been the Mantle that generated Earth’s magnetic field and not the core. IAS Prelims Exam 2020

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Indian Culture Portal

  • Indian Culture Portal was launched in December, 2019.
  • It aims to showcase information about the rich cultural heritage of India across the globe.
  • The Indian Culture Portal is available in two languages i.e. Hindi and English.
  • The portal will create awareness about both the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of India, through the content available on the portal.
  • The portal comprises mainly of rare books, e-books, manuscripts, artefacts from museums, virtual galleries, archives, photo archives, gazetteers, Indian National Bibliography, videos etc.
  • The portal also has detailed accounts of Indian UNESCO World Heritage site, Musical Instruments of India, write-ups and beautiful pictures on cuisines, festivals, paintings, folk art and classical art from different States of India etc.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area, selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, which is legally protected by international treaties.
  • The sites are judged to be important for the collective and preservative interests of humanity.
  • To be selected, a World Heritage Site must be an already-classified landmark, unique in some respect as a geographically and historically identifiable place having special cultural or physical significance.
  • It can be an ancient ruin or historical structure, building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, mountain, or wilderness area.
  • It may signify a remarkable accomplishment of humanity, and serve as evidence of our intellectual history on the planet.
  • The sites are intended for practical conservation for posterity, which otherwise would be subject to risk from human or animal trespassing, unmonitored/uncontrolled/unrestricted access, or threat from local administrative negligence.
  • Sites are demarcated by UNESCO as protected zones.
  • The list is maintained by the international World Heritage Program administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 “states parties” that are elected by their General Assembly.
  • The programme catalogues, names, and conserves sites of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common culture and heritage of humanity.
  • Under certain conditions, listed sites can obtain funds from the World Heritage Fund.
  • The programme began with the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World’s Cultural and Natural Heritage, which was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO in 1972.
  • Since then, 193 state parties have ratified the convention, making it one of the most widely recognized international agreements and the world’s most popular cultural programme. UPSC Prelims Exam 2020

Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2020

  • The Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2020 has been passed by the Parliament after it was passed by Rajya Sabha recently.
  • This bill will convert the following universities into central Sanskrit universities
  1. Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi,
  2. Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, New Delhi,
  3. Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati.
  • These 3 universities will have more opportunities to spread the knowledge of Sanskrit language not only in India but also across the world in a better way.

Sanskrit Language

  • Sanskrit is an Indo-Aryan language of the ancient Indian subcontinent with a 3,500-year history.
  • It is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism and the predominant language of most works of Hindu philosophy as well as some of the principal texts of Buddhism and Jainism.
  • Sanskrit, in its variants and numerous dialects, was the lingua franca of ancient and medieval India.
  • In the early 1st millennium CE, along with Buddhism and Hinduism, Sanskrit migrated to Southeast Asia, parts of East Asia and Central Asia, emerging as a language of high culture and of local ruling elites in these regions.
  • Sanskrit traces its linguistic ancestry to the Proto-Indo-Aryan language, Proto-Indo-Iranian and the Proto-Indo-European languages.
  • Sanskrit is traceable to the 2nd millennium BCE in a form known as Vedic Sanskrit, with the Rigveda as the earliest-known composition.
  • A more refined and standardized grammatical form called Classical Sanskrit emerged in the mid-1st millennium BCE with the Aṣṭadhyayi treatise of Paṇini.
  •  It is the root language of many Prakrit languages, Examples include numerous, modern, North Indian, sub continental
  •  Daughter languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Kumaoni, Garhwali, Urdu, Dogri, Maithili, Konkani, Assamese, Odia, and Nepali.
  • The body of Sanskrit literature encompasses a rich tradition of philosophical and religious texts, as well as poetry, music, drama, scientific, technical and other texts.
  • The earliest known inscriptions in Sanskrit are from the 1st century BCE, such as the few discovered in Ayodhya and Ghosundi-Hathi bada (Chittorgarh).
  • Sanskrit is one of the 22 languages listed in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India; it has only 24,821 speakers (according to 2011 Census).
  • It continues to be widely used as a ceremonial and ritual language in Hinduism and some Buddhist practices such as hymns and chants.

Communication Network in Plants

  • US researches has discovered a communication network in plants that helps them respond to a hormone involved in pest resistance.
  • This may help develop crops that can withstand insect attacks. 
  • In the study, the scientists used the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, a widely studied small flowering plant in the mustard family, whose genome has been well characterized.
  • It is observed that the hormone called jasmonic acid is particularly important for a plant’s defense response against fungi and insects.
  • The research has opened avenues to understand how environmental information and developmental information is processed, and how it ensures proper growth and development.
  • According to the scientists, the genes MYC2 and MYC3 rose to the top in their degree of importance across the system. 
  • The two genes are involved in producing proteins that regulate the activity of thousands of other genes.
  • These gene networks and sub networks could help in understand the architecture of the whole plant hormone system.
  • It also helped them to understand which genes are turned on and off during a plant’s defense response.
  • Ultimately, the process helps in identifying breeding crops that are able to better withstand attacks from pests. UPSC Prelims Exam 2020

AISHE

  • All India Survey of Higher Education was started in India in 2010-11.
  •  A task force was formed constitution representatives from HRD ministry, University Grants Commission, All India Council of Technical Education, Medical Council of India, National University of Education Planning and Administration, Distance Education Council of India and representatives of many universities.
  • Task force recommended survey making an annual exercise which was accepted and now it is a regular survey being conducted by department of Higher Education in ministry of HRD India.
  • Each institution is allotted a code known as AISHE code, There are about 50000 Institutes of Higher Education in India, out of this about 800 are universities, 12,000 are professional institutes and remaining academic colleges and institutes.
  • In survey, Data is collected about details of Institute, Students enrolled, no. and details of teachers, infrastructure available, scholarship, loans and accreditation etc.
  • As per All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2018-19, there are 39931 colleges in India, out of which 60.53% are located in rural areas.
  • Further, majority of the colleges provide higher education to both males and females and 11.04% colleges are exclusively for females.
  • Additionally, as per AISHE 2018-19, females constitute 48.6% of the total enrolment in higher education and the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) for females in higher education at 26.4% is higher than the national GER of boys at 26.3%.
  • Also, the Gender Parity Index (GPI) has increased during the last 5 years, from 0.92 in 2014-15 to 1 in 2018-19.

Gross Enrollment Ratio

  • Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) or Gross Enrolment Index (GEI) is a statistical measure used in the education sector, and formerly by the UN in its Education Index.
  • It is used to determine the number of students enrolled in school at several different grade levels (like elementary, middle school and high school), and use it to show the ratio of the number of students who live in that country to those who qualify for the particular grade level.
  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), describes “Gross Enrolment Ratio” as the total enrolment within a country “in a specific level of education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population in the official age group corresponding to this level of education”.

Gender Parity Index

  • The Gender Parity Index (GPI) is a socioeconomic index usually designed to measure the relative access to education of males and females, released by UNESCO.
  • It is calculated as the quotient of the number of females by the number of males enrolled in a given stage of education (primary, secondary, etc.).
  • A GPI equal to one signifies equality between males and females.
  • A GPI less than one is an indication that gender parity favors males while a GPI greater than one indicates gender parity that favors females.
  • The closer a GPI is to one, the closer a country is to achieving equality of access between males and females.
  • It is used by international organizations, particularly in measuring the progress of developing countries.
  • The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016 allows users to look at and compare country GPI data. UPSC Prelims Exam 2020

Mission Solar Charkha

  • The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has launched the Mission Solar Charkha in 2018-19 for implementation of 50 Solar Charkha Clusters across the country.
  • The aims and objectives of Mission Solar Charkha are
  1. To ensure inclusive growth by generation of employment, especially for women and youth and sustainable development through solar charkha cluster in rural areas.
  2. To boost rural economy and help in arresting migration from rural to urban areas.
  3. To leverage low-cost, innovative technologies and processes for substance.
  • As of now 10 projects have been approved under Mission Solar Charkha.
  • One Solar Charkha cluster has been identified in Andhra Pradesh.
  • The scheme envisages generating direct employment to nearly one lakh persons. UPSC Prelims Exam 2020

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GS2: Polity & Governance

Floor test: SC asks M.P. govt. to respond today, For a floor test first Former M.P. Chief Minister and nine other BJP MLAs had sought a vote of confidence.

51 private labs will soon be allowed to conduct tests The “test, test, test” prescription of the World Health Organisation (WHO) is not for India, Director-General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Make tests free, ICMR tells private labs  The Council says it is pressing into action two rapid-testing units at Odisha and Noida which can test 1,400 samples a day.

Coming to terms with biometrics in policing Modern technology has dangers, but there should be hope that care and sophistication would transform investigation

A case for more policewomen Increasing the number of women recruits alone will not be enough; institutional changes are as important

MR R Gogoi, MP(IE) Supreme Court is larger than one judge but by saying yes to government, former Chief Justice has hurt it

The Hidayatullah example(IE) Time has come to ask: Should judges stop accepting post-retirement jobs offered by government, at least for a few years after retiring?

Gogoi defends RS nomination(TH) Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday justified his nomination to the Rajya Sabha but declined to elaborate the reasons

No meetings of SC, ST panels held in 25 States in 3 years The panels are meant to monitor the implementation of SC, ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act

SC upholds right of women naval officers Denying permanent commission to women officers who have served the nation would result in a serious miscarriage of justice, it said.

Abortions till 24 weeks for special categories The “special categories of women” include rape survivors, victims of incest, the differently abled and minors, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said moving the Bill.

Plea in HC against U.P. law on recovery of damage to property A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition has been filed in the Allahabad High Court seeking the suspension of or stay against the ordinance brought

GS2: International Relations

A revival of multilateralism, steered by India A leadership role by India in mobilising world collaboration would be in keeping with its traditional activism globally
 

GS3: Defence & Security

Navy to get four more P­8I aircraft from May Plans on to install encrypted communication systems on the earlier 8 P-8Is

GS3: Science & Technology

How the COVID-19 test works How does the PCR test look for the virus in swab samples? How long does it take? How many samples is India testing daily, and can it test more? If it can, why has it not scaled up yet?

Explained: Five steps to detecting the virus The process was explained to The Indian Express by Dr V Ravi, Senior Professor & Head, Department of Neurovirology, NIMHANS.

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Who was Amrit Kaur (IE- Explained) Amrit Kaur was the first woman in independent India who joined the Cabinet as the Health Minister and remained in that position for 10 years.

GS2: Governance

Supreme Court upholds 2018 order on land acquisition, Acquisition not to lapse if relief paid to Treasury: SC(TH) The Supreme Court on Friday reaffirmed its February 2018 ruling on Section 24 on land acquisition compensation awards, given by a three-judge bench

The centre cannot brand organizations‘ political: SC(TH) ‘It can’t be deprived of foreign funds for using legitimate forms of dissent’

Delimitation panel for J&K, northeastern States set up Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has nominated Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra as his representative on the commission. The third member will be the election commissioner of the state or Union Territory concerned.

Explained | When lawyers refuse to defend accused: what is the law, what SC has said(IE) The Hubli Bar Association submitted that it would take back a resolution it had passed on February 15; on Friday, the High Court asked the association to place on record a resolution withdrawing the earlier one.

“Ministry of Minority Affairs implementing various schemes for the socio-economic and educational empowerment of six centrally notified minorities (PIB)   The Minister of Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today stated in the Lok Sabha in a written reply that Minority has been defined under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) Act, 1992. As per Section 2 (c) of the NCM Act, “minority”, for the purposes of this Act, means a community notified as such by the Central Government. So far, six communities viz. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains, have been notified as minority communities by the Central Govt. News Prescription March 2020

GS2: International Relations

India joins the Indian Ocean Commission as an observer This move has strategic importance as the Commission is an important regional institution in the Western Indian Ocean.

GS3:  Issues related to agriculture, disaster management

Unprecedented rain: farmers fear damage to wheat crop(TH) Rain and thundershowers at most places over Punjab and at many places in Haryana during the past 48 hours have brought cheers to farmers, especially the wheat growers who were in for another round of irrigation this month.

GS3: Economy

Double-edged sword(TH) The SC ruling gives relief to cryptocurrency exchanges, but they still need to be regulated

“As part of RBI bailout, SBI to pick up 49% in Yes Bank, Banking on bailouts(TH) The prompt bailout proposal for Yes Bank, while commendable, raises several questions

Thirty days is the outer limit for Yes Bank resolution, says Das(TH) Decision on bank taken to maintain the stability of banking sector: RBI Governor

Banking on bailouts(TH), Yes Bank, No Bank(IE)” The RBI directed Yes Bank that it should not grant or renew any loan or advance, make any investment, incur any liability or agree to disburse any payment or otherwise enter into any compromise or agreement and transfer or dispose of any of its properties or assets.
 

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ARCI develops Fuel Cell Technology for Disaster Management Scientists at International Advanced Research for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad, an autonomous R&D Centre of Department of Science and Technology (DST) have developed Polymer Electrolyte Membrane fuel cells (PEMFC).

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What is BHOG of FSSAI?

What is BHOG?

BHOG is Blissful Hygiene Offering to God. These are certificates issued by FSSAI. The BHOG certificates ensure quality of food offered to devotees and deities as well. It was launched as a precautionary measure to maintain hygiene of foods at the temples.

About the Project

The project was initiated by FSSAI. The project apart from maintaining the quality of foods at temples, also gives training for food handlers on basic food safety. It incudes Gurudwaras, Temples, Mosques. The project has also made it mandatory for the Prasad stalls and vendors that sell Prasad in and around temple premises to obtain BHOG certificate.

Eat Right Campaign

The certificate also includes principles of Eat Right Campaign. The Eat Right Campaign is based on two broad pillars namely “Eat Healthy” and “Eat Right”.

Black Carbon Levels in Himalayan Glaciers and Biomethanation

The increase in carbon concentration in the region is mainly because of agricultural burning and forest fire. The concentration of black carbon was found to be minimum in August and maximum in May. Daily Current Affairs 6 March 2020

What is Black Carbon?

Black Carbon are fine particles of carbon that are formed due to incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and biomass. These particles are capable of absorbing energy from the sun (light) a million times more than that of carbon dioxide. However, black carbon are short lived unlike carbon dioxide.

They increase current level of global warming mainly due to their light absorbing characteristics.

Biomethanation

The Government of India has taken the technology of Biomethanation as a solution for stubble burning. Quality manure and biogas are obtained from bio-methanation process. Six Biomethanation plants are to be constructed in Punjab that will convert paddy straw into bio-gas.

Biomethanation is a process by which organic materials are microbiologically converted into biogas in anaerobic conditions. Anaerobic condition is an environment without oxygen.

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  • Lok Sabha passed Direct Tax Vivad Se Viswas Bill, 2020

Though the bill deals with tax payments, it is in no way connected with the Income-Tax Act, 1961. However, it aims to bring the appeals filed by the Income Tax Department under the act. And for the taxpayers, the bill says that if the tax payment is made after March 31, 2020, the tax payer has to pay 110% of the disputed tax. And if the tax is paid before the date, the tax payer has to pay full amount of the disputed tax and there will be no penalty applied.

Concerns

The bill raised concerns that it treats honest and dishonest people in equal way. Also, it attracted comments for its Hindi name in a country which is diversified culturally to great extent. However, the English version of the bill is “No Dispute, But Only Trust”

  • GoI clears Genome India Project

The Department of Biotechnology operating under Ministry of Science and Technology has cleared Genome India Project. More than 20 leading institutions including IISc Bengaluru are to participate in the project.

Highlights

The project will at its first phase take samples of 10,000 persons to develop a reference Genome. The Centre of Brain Research operating under IISc will act as a nodal point of the project. The Project was inspired by Human Genome Project.

Human Genome Project

The Human Genome Project was launched in 1990 and ended in 2003. It was an international project funded by the US Government.

The project aimed to map human genome and assemble them together to obtain a complete sequence of chromosomes. It mapped the nucleotides in the genome.

What is Genome?

Genome is the sequence of DNA. It contains all the hereditary information of an individual. Genome is not the same as gene or DNA. Genes are made of DNA. The Genome is simply sum of all DNAs of an individual.

  • Delhi announced as next Google Cloud Region after Mumbai

On March 5, 2020, Google announced that it will open its next cloud region of India at Delhi by 2021. This is the second cloud region of Google after Mumbai that was launched in 2017. Google owns 22 cloud regions in Asia Pacific.

Along with Delhi Cloud Region, Google will also open its data centers in Toronto (Canada), Melbourne (Australia) and Doha (Qatar).

What is Google Cloud Region?

The Google Cloud Services are now available in South America, North America, Asia, Europe and Australia. They are regions that stores data. These data storage regions help several companies to store and secure their data.

How is it helpful for India?

India has strict data localization laws. This is because by this, GoI believes that consumer data can be protected in a better way. This way it helps in national security, sovereignty and economic development. The Google Cloud Region hence helps companies to store data locally.

  • Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana signs MoU with Amazon to e-market

On March 5, 2020, Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) has signed MoU with Amazon to e-market products made by self help groups in India.

Highlights

The MoU has been signed as a part of Women’s Day celebration. Every year March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day. The women entrepreneurs in E-Commerce platform have been growing substantially. The MoU will help to empower these women entrepreneurs.

The Agreement is a key initiative for the second edition of Shehri Samridhi Utsav to be organized between March 28, 2020 and April 12, 2020.

Shehri Samridhi Utsav

It is an initiative of Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs. It is a rally that aims at increasing the outreach of DAY-NULM. It also organizes job melas and fairs for products made by women SHGs.

DAY-NULM

It is a flagship programme of Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs. The programme aims to reduce poverty. It also aims to reduce vulnerability of urban poor by enabling their self-employment opportunities and also increase their skilled wage employment opportunities.

  • Corona Virus: OPEC to cut oil production largely since 2008 financial crisis

On March 5, 2020, the world’s largest oil production nations of OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) have planned to cut production. This is the deepest oil production cuts since 2008 financial crisis. Daily Current Affairs 6 March 2020

Highlights

The major member of OPEC, Saudi Arabia has planned to cut production by 1.5 million barrel a day from April 2020. This is equivalent to holding back 3.6% of global oil supplies. The cuts are being made to avoid oil prices from collapsing.

OPEC has taken this decision predicting decline in demand of oil due to Corona Virus and its impact all over the world. When the demand decreases and supply is maintained at the same level, prices will reduce as the availability of oil will increase. Therefore, OPEC is cutting the supply.

Russia Factor

Russia has been hesitant towards making deeper cuts. Being a major contributor of OPEC, Russia’s move might backfire other OPEC countries. This is because, the oil exports of Russia will tend to increase as Russia oil will become cheaper. Therefore, other countries of OPEC are forcing Russia to join deeper oil production cuts. Daily Current Affairs 6 March 2020

  • International Conference on Nano-Science and Nano Technology held in Kolkata

On March 5, 2020, the Department of Science of Technology operating under Ministry of Science and Technology organized an International Conference on Nano-Science and Nano Technology (ICONSAT) at Kolkata. The Conference is to be held between March 5, 2020 and March 7, 2020.

Highlights

The Conference highlighted the current need of India in the field of Nano-Science. It includes 5Ms namely Material, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Manpower and Machines. The Conference was attended by more than 450 scientists from all over the world.

Current Scenario

India started its journey of nanotechnology with the launch of “Nano Science and Technology Initiative” (NSTI) in 2001 for a span of 5 years. In 2007, it was renamed as “Nano Mission”. Nano Mission had wider objectives and larger funding of 250 million USD. This effort paid off well with Indian researchers publishing more than 23,000 papers in the field in next 5 years. In 2013, India ranked third in research paper publication in the field after China and USA.

Also, the contribution of private firms on Nano Technology has also been minimal. India currently works towards producing 10,000 researchers in the field in the next 10 years as of 2017.

UN Security Council

  • United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN).
  • It is charged with ensuring international peace and security, recommending that the General Assembly accept new members to the United Nations, and approving any changes to its charter.
  • Its powers include the establishment of peacekeeping operations and international sanctions as well as the authorization of military actions through resolutions.
  • It is the only body of the United Nations with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states.
  • Like the UN as a whole, the Security Council was created following World War II to address the failings of a previous international organization, the League of Nations, in maintaining world peace.
  • The great powers that were the victors of World War II –Russia, United Kingdom, France, People’s Republic of China, and the United States – serve as the body’s five permanent members.
  • These can veto any substantive resolution, including those on the admission of new member states or nominees for the office of Secretary-General.
  • In addition, the council has 10 non-permanent members, elected on a regional basis to serve a term of two years.
  • The body’s presidency rotates monthly among its members.
  • Resolutions of the Security Council are typically enforced by UN peacekeepers, military forces voluntarily provided by member states and funded independently of the main UN budget.
  • Recently China assumed presidency of UN Security Council for March 2020. Daily Current Affairs 6 March 2020

Hard ground swamp deer

  • Hard ground swamp deer is also known as Barasingha or Rucervus duvaucelii, the state animal of Madhya Pradesh.
  • It is seeing a revival in the Kanha National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR) after having been perilously close to extinction for a long time.
  • The species now numbers 800, after five decades of persistent conservation work.
  • In 1967, the numbers of swamp deer decreased to 66 due to rampant hunting, habitat loss and diseases.
  • The number was estimated at around 551 in 1953.
  • The deer was brought back from the verge of extinction with the help of a successful breeding programme and conservation practices at the KNPTR.
  • Swam deer are already extinct in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
  • It is now found only in south- western Nepal and central and northeastern India.
  • There are three subspecies of swamp deer found in the Indian Subcontinent.
  1. The western swamp deer (Rucervus duvaucelii) found in Nepal,
  2. Southern swamp deer (Rucervus duvaucelii branderi) found in central and
  3. North India and eastern swamp deer (Rucervus duvaucelii ranjitsinhi) found in the Kaziranga and Dudhwa National Parks.

Kanha National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR)

  • KNPTR is on the Maikal range of the Satpura hills.
  • It is spread over an area of 940 square kilometres between Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh.
  • The swamp deer is endemic to KNPTR.

United for Biodiversity

  • The European Commission (EC) launched the ‘United for Biodiversity’ coalition made up of zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, national parks, and natural history and science museums from around the world, on World Wildlife Day 2020.
  • The coalition offered the opportunity for all such institutions to “join forces and boost public awareness about the nature crisis, ahead of COP-15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming, China in October 2020.
  • The coalition adopted a common pledge, citing the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Global Assessment finding that one million species were already at risk of extinction, and appeals to visitors to each of their institutions to “raise their voice for nature.”
  • IPBES, formed by the United Nations Environment Programme, welcomed the formation of the coalition. Daily Current Affairs 6 March 2020

Convention on Biological Diversity

  • The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), known informally as the Biodiversity Convention, is a multilateral treaty.
  • The Convention has three main goals including:
    1. The conservation of biological diversity (or biodiversity).
    2. The sustainable use of its components.
    3. The fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from genetic resources.
  • It is often seen as the key document regarding sustainable development.
  • The Convention was opened for signature at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and entered into force on 29 December 1993.
  • CBD has two supplementary agreements – Cartagena Protocol and Nagoya Protocol.
  • The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity (2003), is an international treaty governing the movements of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology from one country to another.
  • The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) provides a transparent legal framework for the effective implementation of one of the three objectives of the CBD: the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

Mac- Binding

  • Internet connectivity in Kashmir has been restored after seven month, it will be made available “with mac-binding”.
  • Every device has a Media Access Control (MAC) address, a hardware identification number that is unique to it. While accessing the Internet, every device is assigned an IP address.
  • Mac-binding essentially means binding together the MAC and IP addresses, so that all requests from that IP address are served only by the computer having that particular MAC address.
  • In effect, it means that if the IP address or the MAC address changes, the device can no longer access the Internet.
  • Also, monitoring authorities can trace the specific system from which a particular online activity was carried out. Daily Current Affairs 6 March 2020

QS World Rankings

  • QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
  • It is previously known as Times Higher Education–QS World University Rankings, the publisher had collaborated with Times Higher Education (THE) magazine to publish its international league tables from 2004 to 2009 before both started to announce their own versions.
  • The QS system now comprises the global overall and subject rankings (which name the world’s top universities for the study of 48 different subjects and five composite faculty areas), alongside five independent regional tables (Asia, Latin America, Emerging Europe and Central Asia, the Arab Region, and BRICS).
  • According to newly released QS World Rankings five institutions from India have been ranked among the top 100 this year, while in 2019 there were three, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and IIT Madras.
  • This year IIT Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) is at 86th, IIT Madras (IITM) at 88 and IIT Kanpur (IITK) at 96.
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai and Delhi are among the top 50 engineering colleges across the globe, according to subject-wise QS World Ranking.
  • In arts and humanities, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has been ranked at the 162nd position while the Delhi University has been ranked at 231 spot. Daily Current Affairs 6 March 2020

Virtual Currency

  • Recently Supreme Court set aside a ban by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on banks and financial institutions from dealing with virtual currency holders and exchanges.
  • The court held that the ban did not pass the “proportionality” test.
  • The test of proportionality of any action by the government, the court held, must pass the test of Article 19(1)(g), which states that all citizens of the country will have the right to practice any profession, or carry on any occupation or trade and business.
  • In a circular in 2018, the RBI had banned banks from dealing with virtual currency exchanges and individual holders on the grounds that these currencies had no underlying fiat and that it was necessary in the larger public interest to stop banks from providing any services related to these.
  • There is no globally accepted definition of what exactly is virtual currency.
  • Some agencies have called it a method of exchange of value; others have labelled it a goods item, product or commodity.
  • The underlying technology of virtual currencies are called blockchain, defined bitcoins as “a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party”.
  • This essentially meant there would be no central regulator for virtual currencies as they would be placed in a globally visible ledger, accessible to all the users of the technology.
  • All users of such virtual currencies would be able to see and keep track of the transactions taking place.

Virtual Currencies Vs Crypto Currencies

  • Virtual currency is the larger umbrella term for all forms of non-fiat currency being traded online.
  • Virtual currencies are mostly created, distributed and accepted in local virtual networks.
  • Cryptocurrencies, on the other hand, have an extra layer of security, in the form of encryption algorithms.
  • Cryptographic methods are used to make the currency as well as the network on which they are being traded, secure.
  • Most cryptocurrencies now operate on the block chain or distributed ledger technology, which allows everyone on the network to keep track of the transactions occurring globally.
  • Organizations across the globe have called for caution while dealing with virtual currencies, while also warning that a blanket ban of any sort could push the entire system underground, which in turn would mean no regulation. Daily Current Affairs 6 March 2020

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Objectives:The 2,268-kg spacecraft will provide imageries of “large areas of interest” on earth in almost real time and at frequent intervals.It is tasked with continuous observation of Indian sub-continent and quick monitoring of natural hazards and disaster. It will also be adding a new edge to national security.It will apparently be in a fixed spot looking over the Indian continent at all times.It contains multi-spectral, multi-resolution cameras, which will make us able to keep a constant watch on our borders, monitor any changes in the geographical condition of the country. ISRO GISAT satellite DRDO

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1000 Spring Initiatives

  • Union Tribal Affairs Ministry launched an online portal 1000 Spring Initiatives.
  • It is a GIS-based Spring Atlas with hydrological and chemical properties of the springs.
  • Presently, data of more than 170 springs have been uploaded on the Spring Atlas.
  • It aims at improving access to safe and adequate water for the tribal communities living in difficult and inaccessible part of rural areas in the country.
  • It is an integrated solution around natural springs, It includes the following
  1. Provision of infrastructure for piped water supply for drinking.
  2. Provision of water for irrigation.
  3. Community-led total sanitation initiatives.
  4. Provision for water for backyard nutrition gardens, generating sustainable livelihood opportunities for the tribal people.
  • Springs are natural sources of groundwater discharge and have been used extensively in the mountainous regions across the world, including India.
  • However, in the central and eastern Indian belt with more than 75% tribal population, it remains largely unrecognized and under-utilized.
  • The initiative will help in harnessing the potential of perennial springs’ water to address natural scarcity of water in tribal areas.
  • Under this initiative, more than 70 young tribal youths from the rural belt of three districts of Odisha namely, Kalahandi, Khandamal and Gajapati have been trained as barefoot hydro geologists by combining traditional and scientific knowledge for identification and mapping of springs, and undertaking rejuvenation and protection measures in their habitations. Current Affairs Prelims 2020

Van Dhan Vikas Kendra

  • The Van Dhan Scheme is an initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED. 
  • It was launched in 2018 and seeks to improve tribal incomes through value addition of tribal products.
  • The scheme will be implemented through Ministry of Tribal Affairs as Nodal Department at the Central Level and TRIFED as Nodal Agency at the National Level.
  • At State level, the State Nodal Agency for MFPs and the District collectors are envisaged to play a pivot role in scheme implementation at grassroot level.
  • Locally the Kendras are proposed to be managed by a Managing Committee (an SHG) consisting of representatives of Van Dhan SHGs in the cluster.

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Minor Forest Produce and tribal livelihoods

  • Minor Forest Produce (MFP) is a major source of livelihood for tribals living in forest areas.
  • The importance of MFPs for this section of the society can be gauged from the fact that around 100 million forest dwellers depend on MFPs for food, shelter, medicines and cash income.
  • It provides them critical subsistence during the lean seasons, particularly for primitive tribal groups such as hunter gatherers, and the landless.
  • Tribals derive 20-40% of their annual income from MFP on which they spend major portion of their time.
  •  This activity has strong linkage to women’s financial empowerment as most of the MFPs are collected and used/sold by women.
  • MFP sector has the potential to create about 10 million workdays annually in the country. Current Affairs Prelims 2020

Capacity Building of Scheduled Tribe Representatives in Local Self Governments

  • Capacity Building initiative is aimed at empowering tribal Panchayat Raj Institution (PRI) representatives by enhancing their decision making capabilities at local government level.
  • Among other issues concerning tribal development, it also focusses on constitutional and legal provisions that protect and promote the rights and welfare of the tribal population.
  • The programme will ensure greater participation of ST PRIs representatives in planning, execution and monitoring of government policies and programmes.
  • Their better participation in the development process would ensure better prioritization of the tribal development agenda.
  • The module for capacity building programme has been developed in conjunction with United Nations Development Programme for the purpose.
  • This module will be translated to the local languages for imparting training.
  • Facilitators from within the tribal communities will be involved in the Capacity Building process so that information sought to be conveyed can be better done in the local idiom.
  • The programme will be implemented by State governments through respective State Institute for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (SIRD&PR) and TRIs.

Bharatiya Adim Jati Sevak Sangh

  • Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs inaugurated All India Tribal Workers Meet organised by Bharatiya Adim Jati Sevak Sangh (BAJSS).
  • Bharatiya Adim Jati Sevak Sangh works for the communities, primarily tribals and nomadic, semi-nomadic, and Vimukta Jati communities of India and weaker sections of the society.
  • It promotes their social, cultural, educational, and economic development, and also to safeguard their Constitutional rights with a view to enable them to their legitimate share in the national life of the country as equal citizens.
  • BAJSS is also maintaining a comprehensive national level Tribal Museum exhibiting tribal articles and tribal culture.

Pujya Thakkar Bapa

  • Pujya Thakkar Bapa, is a social worker of the Servants of India Society.
  • Being a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi inspired him to work for removal of deep rooted poverty of tribals while giving service to untouchables.
  • The national level voluntary organization Bhratiya Adim Jati Seval Sangh was constituted by Pujya Thakkar Bapa.
  • In formulation of the Sangh, he got active participation of other eminent national level social workers and leaders.
  • The first President of the Sangh was Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, who continued as President till he was alive.

Mission Purvodaya

  • Mission Purvodaya in steel sector envisions to create an integrated steel hub in Eastern India.
  • With abundance of raw materials, strategic geographical location and strong and developing connectivity, Odisha is well poised to be the heart of this eastern steel hub.
  • The Mission is rolled out by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Ministry.
  • More than 75% of India’s envisioned incremental steel capacity will come from eastern India, with Odisha alone crossing 100 MTPA.
  • In Odisha, Kalinganagar will be developed as the epicenter of Mission Purvodaya.
  • There is immense scope for growth in high grade steel, downstream sector, ancillaries, capital goods and cluster development.
  • Government of India is keen to have Japan to be partner country in Mission Purvodaya.
  • Japanese technological expertise, investments will further strengthen the steel sector in Odisha and drive socio-economic growth. Current Affairs Prelims 2020

Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

  • Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  • INCOIS provides a number of free services for users in the marine realm.
  • The institute INCOIS prioritizes requests for specific services from its diverse user community that ranges right from fishermen to offshore oil exploration industries.
  • Recently INCOIS has developed three products
  1. Small Vessel Advisory and Forecast Services System (SVAS)
  2. Swell Surge Forecast System
  3. Algal Bloom Information Service (ABIS)
  • All three products focus on significantly reducing damage and losses for service/product users and the coastal population.

Small Vessel Advisory and Forecast Services System (SVAS)

  • The Small Vessel Advisory and Forecast Services System (SVA) is an innovative impact-based advisory and forecast service system for small vessels operating in Indian coastal waters.
  • The SVA system warns users about potential zones where vessel overturning can take place, ten days in advance.
  • The advisories are valid for small vessels of beam width up to 7 m.
  • This limit covers the entire range of beam widths of the fishing vessels used in all the 9 coastal states and union territories of India.  
  • The warning system is based on the  ‘Boat Safety Index’ (BSI) derived from wave model forecast outputs such as significant wave height, wave steepness, directional spread and the rapid development of wind at sea which is boat-specific.   

Swell Surge Forecast System

  • Swell surge forecast system is an innovative system designed for the prediction of Kallakkadal/Swell Surge that occurs along the Indian coast, particularly the west coast.
  • Kallakadal/Swell surge are flash-flood events that take place without any noticeable advance change in local winds or any other apparent signature in the coastal environment.
  • Hence the local population remains totally unaware of these flooding events until they actually occur.
  • Such events are intermittent throughout the year. Kallakkadal is a colloquial term used by Kerala fishermen to refer to the freaky flooding episodes and in 2012 UNESCO formally accepted this term for scientific use.
  • During Kallakkadal events, the sea surges into the land and inundates vast areas.
  • These events have attracted attention especially after the 2004 Tsunami in the Indian Ocean, since most people mistake Kallakkadal to be Tsunamis.
  • Tsunami and Kallakkadal/Swell surge are two different types of waves with entirely separate causes or mechanisms.
  • Kallakkadal are caused by meteorological conditions in the Southern Ocean, south of 30°S.
  • A study by INCOIS scientists has revealed that specific meteorological conditions in the Southern Indian Ocean support the generation of long period swells.
  • These swells once generated, travel northward and reach the Indian coasts in 3-5 days time, creating havoc in the coastal areas. 
  • The system will now predict Kallakkadal and warnings will be given to concerned authorities at least 2-3 days in advance, which will help the local authorities for contingency plans and to reduce damage.

Algal Bloom Information Service (ABIS)

  • The increasing frequency of algal blooms is a major concern due to its ill effects on fishery, marine life and water quality. INCOIS has developed a service for “Detection and Monitoring of Bloom in the Indian Seas”.
  • The target users are fishermen, marine fishery resource managers, researchers, ecologists and environmentalists.
  • The service also complements INCOIS’ marine fishing advisories i.e. Potential Fishing Zone advisories.
  • INCOIS-ABIS will provide near-real time information on spatio-temporal occurrence and spread of phytoplankton blooms over the North Indian Ocean.
  • Accordingly, relevant data retrieved from satellites i.e. Sea Surface Temperature , chlorophyll-a, Algal Bloom Index – chlorophyll, rolling chlorophyll anomaly, rolling sea surface temperature anomaly, phytoplankton class/species, phytoplankton size class and a composite image delineating bloom and non-bloom regions will be disseminated daily through ABIS.
  • In addition, four regions have been identified as bloom hotspots viz.
    1. North Eastern Arabian Sea
    2. coastal waters off Kerala
    3. Gulf of Mannar and
    4. Coastal waters of Gopalpur.

Unified Vehicle Registration Card  

  • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) had issued the guidelines to bring uniformity in driving licenses and vehicle registration cards across the country in 2019.
  • These cards are being issued in compliance with these guidelines.
  • The new cards will have more exhaustive information printed on both the sides of the cards.
  • It will also bear a unique number recognized across the country.
  • The unified smart cards for driving license and vehicle registration will each have a QR code that will help in verifying authenticity of the data printed on the cards.
  • The unified driving license card will also have information about the ability of the driver to drive in hilly and dangerous areas and an emergency contact number.
  • Recently Madhya Pradesh became first state to launch unified vehicle registration card and second state to launch the unified driving license after Uttar Pradesh.

Offshore Patrol Vessel-6 “VAJRA

  • Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV-6) ’VAJRA’ is launched at Chennai .
  • It is the sixth Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) getting launched in the sea.
  • OPV-6 is truly state of the art platform which will enhance the capabilities of Indian Coast Guard in terms of Operation, Surveillance, and Search & Rescue.
  • Indian Coast Guard has increased its fleet strength and now it is one of the largest coast guards in the world.
  • The ship would be utilized for day and night patrol/surveillance along with anti-terrorist/ anti-smuggling operations in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as well as Coastal Security.
  • The OPV will have two Navigation Radars with ultra-modern technology, sophisticated navigational and latest communication systems. Current Affairs Prelims 2020
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Market Intelligence and Early Warning System

  • Union Ministry of Food Processing has launched Market Intelligence and Early Warning System (MIEWS) Portal for Monitoring prices of TOP Crops (Tomato, Onion and Potato).
  • MIEWS portal would help in planning and timely intervention for price stabilization and generating alerts
  • The MIEWS Dashboard and Portal is a ‘first-of-its-kind’ platform for ‘real time monitoring’ of prices of tomato, onion and potato (TOP) and for simultaneously generating alerts for intervention under the terms of the Operation Greens (OG) scheme.
  • The portal would disseminate all relevant information related to TOP crops such as Prices and Arrivals, Area, Yield and Production, Imports and Exports, Crop Calendars, Crop Agronomy, etc in an easy to use visual format.
  • A dashboard that would indicate low price and high price alerts as well as price forecasts for 3 month forward.
  • Prices and arrivals of TOP crops across the country including interactive charts and comparisons with previous seasons
  • This portal is a novel initiative of MoFPI leveraging IT tools and furthering the goals of Digital India.

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Operation Greens Scheme

  • In the budget speech of Union Budget 2018-19, a new Scheme “Operation Greens (OG)” was announced on the line of “Operation Flood”.
  • The scheme provides an outlay of Rs.500 crores to promote Farmer Producers Organizations (FPOs), Agri-logistics, processing facilities and professional management.
  • Accordingly, the Ministry has formulated a scheme for integrated development of Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) value chain.
  • As per the terms of the OG Scheme, during a glut situation, evacuation of surplus production from producing areas to consumption centers will be undertaken as determined by the following:
  1. When the prices fall below preceding 3 years’ average market price at the time of harvest;
  2. When the prices fall more than 50% compared to last year’s market price at the time of harvest;
  3. When the prices fall less than the benchmark, if any, fixed by the State / Central Government for a specified period.

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National Technical Textiles Mission

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, has given its approval to set up a National Technical Textiles Mission with a total outlay of Rs 1480 Crore, with a view to position the country as a global leader in Technical Textiles.
  • The Mission would have a four year implementation period from FY 2020-21 to 2023-24.
  • Technical Textiles are futuristic and nice segment of textiles, which are used for various applications ranging from agriculture, roads, railway tracks, sportswear, health on one end to bullet proof jacket, fire proof jackets, high altitude combat gear and space applications on other end of spectrum.
  • The Mission will have four components:
  • Research, Innovation and Development – which promotes fundamental research at fiber level aiming at path breaking technological products in Carbon Fiber, Aramid Fiber, Nylon Fiber, and Composites
  • The fundamental research will be conducted in various Centre for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratories, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and other scientific/industrial/academic laboratories of repute.
  • Promotion and Market Development – Through market development, market promotion, international technical collaborations, investment promotions and ‘Make in India’ initiatives.
  • Export Promotion – An Export Promotion Council for Technical Textiles will be set up for effective coordination and promotion activities in the segment.
  • Education, Training, Skill Development – The Mission will promote technical education at higher engineering and technology levels related to technical textiles and its application areas.
  • The Mission will focus on usage of technical textiles in various flagship missions, programmes of the country including strategic sectors.

Technical Textiles

  • Technical textiles are textiles materials and products manufactured primarily for technical performance and functional properties rather than aesthetic characteristics.
  • Technical Textiles products are divided into 12 broad categories (Agrotech, Buildtech, Clothtech, Geotech, Hometech, Indutech, Mobiltech, Meditech, Protech, Sportstech, Oekotech, Packtech) depending upon their application areas.
  • India shares nearly 6% of world market size of 250 Billion USD.
  • However, the annual average growth of the segment is 12%, as compared to 4% world average growth.

Measuring Poverty in India

  • Poverty can be defined as a condition in which an individual or household lacks the financial resources to afford a basic minimum standard of living.
  • Economists and policymakers estimate “absolute” poverty as the shortfall in consumption expenditure from a threshold called the “poverty line”.
  • Poverty is measured using the Tendulkar poverty line.
  • As per this, 21.9% of people in India live below the poverty line.
  • The official poverty line is the expenditure incurred to obtain the goods in a “poverty line basket” (PLB).
  • Poverty can be measured in terms of the number of people living below this line (with the incidence of poverty expressed as the head count ratio).
  • The “depth” of poverty indicates how far the poor are below the poverty line.
  • The PLB comprises goods and services considered essential to a basic minimum standard of living — food, clothing, rent, conveyance, and entertainment.
  • The price of the food component can be estimated using calorie norms or nutrition targets.
  • Until the 1990s, the calorie norms method was used, It was based on the minimum number of calories recommended by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for a household of five members.
  • However, this method does not consider the different food groups that are essential for health — this is why the Tendulkar Committee targeted nutritional outcomes.
  • Following schemes use the definition of poverty given by the NITI Aayog or the erstwhile Planning Commission.
  1. Antyodaya Anna Yojana (which provides subsidided foodgrains to households living below the poverty line)
  2. Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (health insurance for BPL households)
  • The Centre allocates funds for these schemes to states based on the numbers of their poor.

Committees on Poverty

  • Six official committees have so far estimated the number of people living in poverty in India
  1. The working group of 1962 ( did not consider age and gender-specific calorie requirements)
  2. V N Dandekar and N Rath in 1971.
  3. Y K Alagh in 1979.
  4. D T Lakdawala in 1993 ( excluded health and education expenditure  from the consumption basket)
  5. Suresh Tendulkar in 2009 ( Included Health, education expenditures along with targeted nutritional outcomes)
  6. C Rangarajan in 2014 ( selected food component arbitrarily , excluding sanitation, healthcare, access to clean water, and prevalence of pollutants)
  • The government did not take a call on the report of the Rangarajan Committee.

Multidimensional Poverty Index

  • In 2011, Oxford University researchers devised the multidimensional poverty index (MPI) to capture poverty using 10 indicators: nutrition, child mortality, years of schooling, school attendance, ownership of assets, and access to proper house, electricity, drinking water, sanitation, and clean cooking fuel.
  • Poverty is measured in terms of deprivation in at least a third of these indicators.
  • The MPI is a more comprehensive measure of poverty because it includes components that capture the standard of living more effectively.

UKIERI-UGC Program

  • Union HRD Ministry has launched UKIERI-UGC Higher Education Leadership Development Programme for Administrators.
  • It is a joint initiative of UGC and British Council under the auspices of UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI), which aims to deliver a leadership development programme for middle and senior level administrative functionaries in Indian Universities.
  • The programme will lead to developing a more global outlook and promote learning for inclusive and internationally connected higher education systems that support the economic and social growth in UK and India.
  • The Minister also said that the programme will serve as a stimulant for the functionaries to improve their performance and capabilities which consequently shall enhance institutional profile and reputation of Universities in India.
  • The University Grants Commission (UGC) will conduct this programme in collaboration with Advance HE as the training partner with globally recognized institutional expertise and leadership excellence from the UK, which is being enabled by the British Council in India.

Indradhanush – V 2020

  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) and Royal Air Force (RAF) jointly commenced the fifth edition of Ex Indradhanush at Air Force Station Hindan.
  • The focus of this edition of the exercise is ‘Base Defence and Force Protection’.
  • This theme is of significance considering the recent threats to military establishments from terror elements.
  • Ex Indradhanush provides a platform for the IAF and RAF to share and jointly validate strategies and tactics to counter terror threats to their installations.

ICoSDiTAUS-2020

  • International Conference on Standardization of Diagnosis and Terminologies in Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha Systems of Medicine (ICoSDiTAUS-2020), held in New Delhi.
  • Sixteen countries which came together for the cause of Traditional Medicine at this conference, which includes Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Serbia, Curacao, Cuba, Myanmar, Equatorial Guinea, Qatar, Ghana, Bhutan, Uzbekistan, India, Switzerland, Iran, Jamaica and Japan.
  • ICoSDiTAUS-2020 is the biggest ever international event dedicated to standardization of Diagnosis and Terminologies of Traditional Medicine in terms of the broad level of participation covering virtually all the continents.
  • New Delhi Declaration on Collection and Classification of Traditional Medicine (TM) Diagnostic Data was made in the conference.
  • The New Delhi declaration emphasized the commitment of the countries to Traditional Medicine as a significant area of health care.
  • It sought the opportunity for including traditional systems of medicine like Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha in the International Classification of Diseases of WHO which is the standard diagnostic tool for health management across the world.

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GS2: Polity and Governance

When a court pronounces a verdict, without giving reasons (TH) In a highly unusual move, a nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court resorted to a non-speaking order as it ruled affirmatively on the preliminary issue on Sabarimala controversy.

Explained: Govt to establish Central Consumer Protection Authority; what is it? (IE) Govt has set the ball rolling for a Central Consumer Protection Authority under the new Consumer Protection Act. A look at its expected structure and its scope, including a crackdown on false ads.

Centre set to revamp IT Act (TH) New law to focus on a stronger framework to deal with cybercrimes: Prasad

GS3: Economy

Cabinet gives clearance for Technical Textile Mission (TH)  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the setting up of a National Technical Textiles Mission at a total outlay of ₹1,480 Crore.

Prelims Corner

1. IVC – Importance of Rakhigarhi – In Rakhigarhi, anxiety trumps history (TH) But the Centre is moving ahead with its plan to develop the site as a tourist hub and set up a museum, and this has got residents in two villages in Haryana’s Hisar district — Rakhi Khas and Rakhi Shahpur — known as Rakhigarhi worried. … “If Dholavira changed history, Rakhigarhi is changing history for the second time.

2. Inner Line Permit – BERF – Assam at the centre of fresh border row (TH) Assam is at the centre of a fresh inter-State border row in the northeastern region.

3. Resolution 40/1 – Sri Lanka notifies UN about right resolution withdrawal(TH) – also cover what is unga reso and how they are named. Rajapaksa was president when Sri Lankan troops defeated Tamil Tiger guerrillas in 2009, but rights groups accused the army of killing at least 40,000 Tamil civilians in the final months of the conflict.

4. Insight Mission – Explained: What InSight has told us about Mars so far(IE)” This week, NASA published a set of six papers – five in the journal Nature, one in Nature Geoscience – to reveal “a planet alive with quakes, dust devils and strange magnetic pulses”

GS2: International Relations

“Trump renews offer to mediate on Kashmir, but skirts CAA(TH)  India, U.S. now ‘Comprehensive Global Strategic Partners’, ink deals on energy

India, the U.S. to upgrade ties, call on Pak. to curb terror(TH) Joining hands, from Af-Pak to NSG(IE)” India, U.S. has finalized defense deals worth $3 billion: Trump after talks with Modi

GS2: Polity & Governance

Rights, duties and the Constitution (TH) It is only after a guarantee of the sum of all promised by the Constitution that citizens can be asked to do their duty

Simply put: What the Delhi government can/cannot do(IE) In the ongoing Delhi violence, what action can the state government take in a UT where police are under the Centre? Under what circumstances can Delhi call for central forces? And if called, what is the state’s role?

Explained: Ways to measure poverty in India — and why the numbers matter(IE) Poverty can be measured in terms of the number of people living below this line (with the incidence of poverty expressed as the headcount ratio). The “depth” of poverty indicates how far the poor are below the poverty line.

GS3: Environment

Two-thirds of most polluted cities are in India: global report (IE) Among countries, when the population is taken into account, average PM2.5 pollution is highest in Bangladesh, followed by Pakistan, while India is at number 5.

Counting birds together (TH) The State of India’s Birds Report has two distinctive features that define a new approach

Declare Eastern Ghats UNESCO cultural heritage sites (TH) – ‘Five States encompassed by the Ghats should come up with action plan’

Prelims Corner

1. Swine Flu – Five Supreme Court judges infected with swine flu(TH) Dushyant Dave confirmed that some judges were taken ill in the past few days

2. Rajya Sabha Polls – Rajya Sabha polls on March 26, equations not to change(TH) These seats from 17 states are falling vacant on different dates in April due to retirement of members.

3. Clause 6 of Assam Accord” “The ball is now in the Centre’s court,” says panel chairman

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26 February 2020 Current Affairs: The January 2020 census reported that the number of dolphins at Odisha’s Gahirmatha marine sanctuary has nearly reduced to half over a year. This has pushed down the state’s overall count. The census was released on 24 February 2020.

Census Highlights:
♦ The January 2020 census spotted only 62 of the marine mammals at Gahirmatha, which is located within Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha’s Kendrapara district.
♦ Odisha’s state’s total dolphin count reduced to 233, down from 259 in 2019.
♦ Dolphin, the sea mammal, was included in Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. It is included in Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and in Appendix II of the Convention on Migratory Species.
♦ it has been listed as endangered on the International Union in the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List.

Note:
The census was first conducted in Gahirmatha in 2015. The census in 2016 and 2017 was cancelled due to bad weather. The census in 2020 was the fourth such dolphin census undertaken in the marine sanctuary. The 2015 census reported 270 dolphins.

26 February 2020 Current Affairs: A high-level committee, constituted by GoI, submitted its report on Assam Accord’s Clause 6 to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in Guwahati. The Assam state government is now expected to send the report to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for the follow-up action


Report Highlights:
♦ The committee gave recommendations and measures to implement Clause 6 of the Assam Accord.
♦ The committee prepared the report within the stipulated time and submitted the report.

Background:
On 16 July 2019, the Centre constituted the high-level committee for the recommending measures to implement Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. The first meeting of the committee was held on 24 July 2019 in New Delhi. Clause 6 protects the cultural, linguistic identity, social, and heritage of the Assamese people. The committee was directed to assess the level of reservation of seats in the Assam Legislative Assembly and local bodies for the Assamese people. UPSC Preliminary Exam 2020
Members of the committee:
The Chairman of the committee is the retired Justice Biplab Sharma. The members of the committee included MHA Satyendra Garg as member secretary; Ramesh Borpatragohain, Advocate General, Assam; Niloy Dutta, Advocate General, Arunachal Pradesh; Dr. Jaikanta Sharma, professor & columnist; Subhash Das, former IAS; Pallav Bhattacharya, former IPS; Dr. Srishtidhar Dutta, retired professor; Sumanta Chaliha, author and columnist; Wasbir Hussain, senior journalist; Samujjal Bhattacharya, Chief Adviser, All Assam Student Union (AASU); Dipanka Kumar Nath, President, AASU; Lurinjyoti Gogoi, General Secretary, AASU and Joint Secretary.

26 February 2020 Current Affairs: Indian-origin Suella Braverman has been appointed as the UK’s new Attorney General. The appointment comes in British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s reshuffled Cabinet in February 2020. Suella Braver man sworn in for the post at a ceremony at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on 24 February;
Braverman will involve reviewing the work of the law officers’ departments. She will oversee the independent prosecuting authorities, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Serious Fraud Office. 

Suella Braverman:
Suella Braverman, a 39-year-old minister, is a barrister and Cambridge University law graduate. She had specialized in public law and judicial review. Since 2015, she served as an MP for Fareham in south-east England. She served as a minister in the Department for Exiting the European Union. She served as a member of the Attorney General’s panel of treasury counsel.
She studied law at the University of Cambridge. She completed Masters in law from the University of Paris. Braver man was the first female Attorney General to be appointed by a Conservative Party government.

26 February 2020 Current Affairs: The Union Minister of Agriculture, Secretary, Department of Agriculture, and Cooperation & Farmers Welfare Sanjay Agarwal chaired a high-level meeting on Desert Locust Control on 25 February.

Desert Locust Control:
♦ The meeting discussed by the challenges and achievements the locust control operations done from May 2019 to February 2020. 
♦ The losses caused by the locust attack in Rajasthan and Gujarat and the status of support under SDRF/NDRF were discussed. 
♦ The Inter-Ministerial teams had visited both Rajasthan and Gujarat to assess the crop loss so that additional funds if required may be issued from NDRF as per norms.
♦ Control Operations were reviewed and Secretary DAC&FW appreciated the excellent cooperation and coordination between State Governments and Central Government Departments. 
♦ The Central Government conducts Awareness campaigns and training for State Government Officials, BSF personnel, Revenue Department officials, farmers at the village level. 
♦ The officials were directed to organize training and awareness programmes in all 4 states namely Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana during March-April 2020.

Participants:
Senior Officers from the State Governments of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana, officers from Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Home, National Disaster Management Authority and CMD of HIL (India) Limited, Special Secretary, DAC&FW, Agriculture Commissioner and other officers of DAC&FW participated in the meeting. UPSC Preliminary Exam 2020

26 February 2020 Current Affairs: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch new-age geo- imaging satellite GISAT-1 from Sriharikota on 5 March 2020. This is the first satellite to be launched in 2020. 

GISAT-1:
♦ The satellite has the capability to perform real-time and constant watch of the Indian subcontinent. 
♦ The satellite weighs 2,275 kg.
♦ GISAT is an earth observation satellite that will be placed in a geosynchronous transfer orbit at 36,000km altitude. 
♦ GISAT-1 will facilitate near real-time observation of the Indian subcontinent, under cloud-free conditions, at frequent intervals. 
♦ The satellite will do the full rotation of the Earth and come to the same point after every 2 hours. 
♦ It will fast image the Earth and can perform constant and rapid surveillance. The satellite can observe a point for a longer duration if needed.

26 February 2020 Current Affairs: The 5th edition of joint military Exercise Ajeya Warrior 2020 concluded at West down Camp, Salisbury Plains Training Area, and UK. The exercise was held between India and the United Kingdom. Brigadier Tom Bewick, Commander of UK 7 Infantry Brigade and Brigadier Gavin, Defence Attache of the UK in India attended the closing ceremony of the event. UPSC Preliminary Exam 2020

Aim:
The exercise was aimed to conduct company-level joint training with an emphasis on counter-terrorist operations in urban and semi-urban areas.

Highlights:
♦ The exercise included joint training in urban and semi-urban areas. 
♦ Important lectures, demonstrations, and drills related to counter-insurgency and counter-terrorist operations were rehearsed and executed jointly. 
♦ The exercise highlighted the Bonhomie and Camaraderie displayed by the troops. It ensured the integration and achievement of interoperability at all levels. 
♦ The exercise promoted understanding and interoperability between the two armies, it further helped in cementing ties between both the nations.
♦ Both countries shared their experiences gained during various counter-insurgency and counter-terrorist operations in the past.
♦ The exercise is conducted alternatively in India and the UK. 
♦ Over 120 soldiers each from the two armies participated in the exercise.
♦ The exercise displayed a bilateral willingness to work jointly and shared operating procedures to deal with a situation in a specified operational setting.

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Explained: Mud packs and other remedies to save the Taj from pollution Mud packs have been one of the ASI’s favoured ways to remove the yellow stains that have appeared over the years on the Taj Mahal’s white marble facade. It is hoped that the treatment — traditionally employed to clean marble surfaces — will help restore the natural shine and colour of the monument.

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The unassailable keywords for the judiciary (TH) India’s judges must remind themselves constantly of the need to uphold an independent, strong and respected judiciary

The issues around data localisation (TH) The contentious clauses on local data storage in the revised Personal Data Protection Bill need re-examination

Income scheme to cover fewer farmers (TH) Kisan Samman Nidhi will cover only 12 crore people; Centre urges West Bengal to join scheme and Bihar to expedite process.

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Explained: What is biojet fuel (IE) On December 17, 2018, ASTE pilots and engineers flew India’s first military flight using blended biojet fuel on the An-32 transport aircraft. UPSC Prelims Exam 2020

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UNESCO WHS of Hampi – ASI planning barricade around famed stone chariot at Hampi(TH) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is contemplating installing a wooden barricade around the stone chariot inside Vittala Temple complex

Central Wakf Council The size of a mosque and the area it would occupy in the site is yet to be decided

 G20 The Group of 20 (G20) finance ministers and central bank heads faced a sober presentation by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which predicted the epidemic would shave 0.1 percentage points off global growth.
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Centre to form new law panel (TH)  Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP has launched a new panel to gain the confidence and skills to get access to justice.

Scrap CVC appointment (TH) A day after the high-powered committee chaired by PM Narendra Modi cleared the appointment of Sanjay Kothari as the next Chief Vigilance Commissioner.

ART Bill proposes a national registry of clinics (TH) Under the proposed law, a national registry and registration authority will maintain a … Technology Regulation Bill proposes a national registry of clinics. “​

Central govt. cuts its share in flagship crop insurance scheme (TH) The Centre has almost halved its contribution to its own flagship crop insurance schemes, slashing its share of the premium subsidy from the

District judge postings only via promotion (TH) The only opportunity to be District Judges is through promotion in accordance with the Rules framed under Article 234 and proviso to Article 309

What is mediation, does it work? (IE- Explained) Mediation is a procedure to amicably resolve a dispute between two contesting parties, with minimum intervention of the court. There is little evidence to suggest mediation has a good success rate.

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Explained: Eyes on the Sun, how ISRO is preparing for its next giant leap in space Explained: The ISRO is preparing to send its first scientific expedition to study the Sun. Named Aditya-L1, the mission, expected to be launched early next year, will observe the Sun from a close distance.

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT FUND MANAGERS DIRECTIVE (AIFMD)  The UK exited the EU on 31st January 2020. FCA, UK had submitted to SEBI that no transitional measures would be available if the amended MoU is not signed before the date when the UK exits the European Union (Brexit) and requested SEBI to sign an updated MoU as early as possible. As such, the proposal is not expected or intended to have any effect on employment in India.

DAIRY PROCESSING AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT FUND (DIDF) –The project will focus on building an efficient milk procurement system by setting up of chilling infrastructure & installation of electronic milk adulteration testing equipment, creation/modernization/expansion of processing infrastructure and manufacturing faculties for Value Added Products for the Milk Unions/ Milk Producer Companies.

KALA KUMBH The GI tag is used on handicrafts which correspond to a specific geographical location or origin (e.g., a town, region, or country). As of August 2019, 178 GI handicraft products were registered from all over India. The artisans are the backbone of Indian handicraft sector and possess inherent skill, technical and traditional craftsmanship. Daily Current Affairs 2020

CMS COP 13 The 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), an environmental treaty under the aegis of United Nations Environment Programme, is going to be hosted by India during 17th to 22nd February 2020 at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

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Pakistan to remain in terror financing watchdog’s ‘Grey List'(TH) The global terror financing watchdog will take the final decision on Friday

In U.S. trade action, an Indian counterstrategy(TH) Indian interests would be well-served by maintaining a reasonable level of tariff protection

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Powering the healthcare engine with innovation(TH) There is potential for private care providers, innovators, and start-ups to be partners in the Ayushman Bharat scheme

It’s time to empower mayors(TH)  Elections to urban local bodies should take place on non-party lines

A just verdict(IE) Supreme Court ruling in favor of women officers in the Army is pathbreaking, extends arc of equality.

Kothari tipped to be CVC; Julka is CIC(TH) Panel, headed by PM, goes by majority opinion after Opposition leader objects

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Mizoram is a state in northeastern India, with Aizawl as its capital city. The name is derived from “Mizo”, the name of the native inhabitants, and “Ram”, which means land, and thus Mizoram means “land of the Mizos”. Within the northeast region, it is the southernmost landlocked state, sharing borders with three of the Seven Sister States, namely Tripura, Assam and Manipur. The state also shares a 722-kilometre border with the neighbouring countries of Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Like several other northeastern states of India, Mizoram was previously part of Assam until 1972, when it was carved out as a Union Territory. It became the 23rd state of India, a step above Union Territory, on 20 February 1987, with the Fifty-Third Amendment of the Indian Constitution, 1986.

Mizoram’s population was 1,091,014, according to a 2011 census. It is the 2nd least populous state in the country. Mizoram covers an area of approximately 21,087 square kilometres. About 91% of the state is forested.

About 95% of the current population is of diverse tribal origins who settled in the state, mostly from Southeast Asia, over waves of migration starting about the 16th century but mainly in the 18th century. This is the highest concentration of tribal people among all states of India, and they are currently protected under Indian constitution as a Scheduled Tribe. Mizoram is one of three states of India with a Christian majority (87%). Its people belong to various denominations, mostly Presbyterian in the north and Baptists in the south.

Mizoram is a highly literate agrarian economy, but suffers from slash-and-burn Jhum, or shifting cultivation, and poor crop yields, in recent years, the Jhum farming practices are steadily being replaced with a significant horticulture and bamboo products industry. The state’s gross state domestic product for 2012 was estimated at ₹6,991 crore. About 20% of Mizoram’s population lives below poverty line, with 35% rural poverty. The state has about 871 kilometres of national highways, with NH-54 and NH-150 connecting it to Assam and Manipur respectively. It is also a growing transit point for trade with Myanmar and Bangladesh.

The origin of the Mizos, like those of many other tribes in the northeastern India, is shrouded in mystery. The people living in the Mizo Hills were generally referred to as the Cucis or Kukis by their neighbouring ethnic groups which was also a term adopted by the British writers. The claim that ‘The Kukis are the earliest known residents of the Mizo hills area,’ must be read in this light. The majority of the tribes classified as “Mizo” today most likely migrated to their present territories from the neighbouring countries in several waves, starting around 1500 CE. Mizoram GK Yearbook 2020

Before the British Raj, the various Mizo clans lived in autonomous villages. The tribal chiefs enjoyed an eminent position in the gerontocratic Mizo society. The various clans and sub clans practised slash-and-burn, locally called Jhum cultivation – a form of subsistence agriculture. The chiefs were the absolute rulers of their respective clans’ territories (ram), although they remained under the nominal political jurisdictions of the Rajas of Manipur, Tripura and Burma. There were many instances of tribal raids and head-hunting led by the village chieftains. Head-hunting was a practice which involved ambushing, taking slaves and cutting off the heads of fighters from the enemy tribe, bringing it back, and displaying it at the entrance of the tribal village.

Some of the earliest records of raids and intertribal conflicts are from the early 19th century. In the 1840s, Captain Blackwood of Britain marched into the Mizo Hills with his troops to punish a Palian tribal chief for raiding British interests in India. A few years later, Captain Lester was wounded in a battle with the Lusei tribe in the region that is now Mizoram. In 1849, a Lusei tribal raid killed 29 members of the Thadou tribe and added 42 captives to their clan. Colonel Lister retaliated in 1850, with the co-operation of the Thadou tribe, an event historically called the First British invasion, burning down a Lusei village of 800 tribal houses and freeing 400 Thadou captives. British historical records on the Mizo Hills state similar inter-ethnic tribal raids for loot, slaves and retaliatory battles continued for decades. Mizoram GK Yearbook 2020

The Mizo Hills formally became part of British India in 1895, and practices such as head-hunting were banned in Mizoram as well as neighbouring regions. The northern and southern Mizo Hills became the Lushai Hills, with Aizawl as their headquarters by declaring the whole area as Excluded Area till India got independence from the British. At the time of the British conquest, there were around 60 chiefs. After Christian missionaries arrived with the gospel, the majority of the population became Christians in the first half of the 20th century.

By the time India gained independence from the British Empire, the number of tribal chiefs had increased to over 200. The educated elites among the Mizos campaigned against the tribal chiefdoms under the banner of the Mizo Union. As a result of their campaign, the hereditary rights of the 259 chiefs were abolished under the Assam-Lushai District (“Acquisition of Chief’s Rights”) Act, 1954. Village courts were re-implemented in the Mizo region along with other parts of Assam. All of these regions were frustrated by these arrangements and by centralised Assam governance. The Mizos were particularly dissatisfied with the government’s inadequate response to the 1959–60 mautam famine. The Mizo National Famine Front, a body formed for famine relief in 1959, later developed into a new political organisation, the Mizo National Front (MNF) in 1961. A period of protests and armed insurgency followed in the 1960s, with the MNF seeking independence from India. Mizoram GK Yearbook 2020

In 1971, the government agreed to convert the Mizo Hills into a Union Territory, which came into being as Mizoram in 1972. Following the Mizoram Peace Accord (1986) between the Government and the MNF, Mizoram was declared a full-fledged state of India in 1987. Mizoram was given two seats in the Parliament, one each in the Lok Sabha and in the Rajya Sabha. The region has been peaceful in recent decades. Between 2006 and 2013, no more than two civilians have died each year from protest-related violence. The world’s average annual death rate from intentional violence, in recent years, has been 7.9 per 1,00,000 people.

Mizoram is a landlocked state in North East India whose southern part shares 722 kilometres long international borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, and northern part share domestic borders with Manipur, Assam and Tripura. It is the fifth smallest state of India with 21,087 km2. It extends from 21°56’N to 24°31’N, and 92°16’E to 93°26’E. The tropic of cancer runs through the state nearly at its middle. The maximum north-south distance is 285 km, while maximum east-west stretch is 115 km. Mizoram GK Yearbook 2020

Mizoram is a land of rolling hills, valleys, rivers and lakes. As many as 21 major hill ranges or peaks of different heights run through the length and breadth of the state, with plains scattered here and there. The average height of the hills to the west of the state is about 1,000 metres. These gradually rise up to 1,300 metres to the east. Some areas, however, have higher ranges which go up to a height of over 2,000 metres. Phawngpui Tlang also known as the Blue Mountain, situated in the southeastern part of the state, is the highest peak in Mizoram at 2,210 metres. About 76% of the state is covered by forests, 8% is fallows land, 3% is barren and considered uncultivable area, while cultivable and sown area constitutes the rest. Slash-and-burn or Jhum cultivation, though discouraged, remains in practice in Mizoram and affects its topography. The State of Forest Report 2017 states that Mizoram has the highest forest cover as a percentage of its geographical area of any Indian state, being 86.27% forest. Mizoram GK Yearbook 2020

Mizoram terrain is, according to the Geological Survey of India, an immature topography, and the physiographic expression consists of several almost north-south longitudinal valleys containing series of small and flat hummocks, mostly anticlinal, parallel to sub-parallel hill ranges and narrow adjoining synclinal valleys with series of topographic highs. The general geology of western Mizoram consists of repetitive succession of Neogene sedimentary rocks of the Surma Group and Tipam Formation such as sandstone, siltstone, mudstone and rare pockets of shell limestone. The eastern part is the Barail Group. Mizoram lies in seismic zone V, according to the India Meteorological Department; as with other northeastern states of India, this means the state has the highest risk of earthquakes relative to other parts of India.

The biggest river in Mizoram is Chhimtuipui, also known as Kaladan. It originates in Chin state in Burma and passes through Saiha and Lawngtlai districts in the southern tip of Mizoram, goes back to Burma’s Rakhine state. Although many more rivers and streams drain the hill ranges, the most important and useful rivers are the Tlawng, Tut, Tuirial and Tuivawl which flow through the northern territory and eventually join the Barak River in Cachar District. The rivers have a gentle drainage gradient particularly in the south.

Palak Lake is the biggest in Mizoram and covers 30 hectares. The lake is situated in Saiha district of southern Mizoram. It is believed that the lake was created as a result of an earthquake or a flood. The local people believe that a submerged village remains intact deep under the waters. The Tam Dil Lake is a natural lake situated 85 kilometres from Aizawl. Legend has it that a huge mustard plant once stood in this place. When the plant was cut down, jets of water sprayed from the plant and created a pool of water, thus the lake was named Ţam Dil which means of ‘lake of mustard plant’. Today the lake is an important tourist attraction and a holiday resort. The most significant lake in Mizo history, Rih Dil, is ironically located in Burma, a few kilometres from the Indo-Burma border. It was believed that departed souls pass through this lake before making their way to Pialral or heaven. Mizoram is also called a “peninsula state” as it is surrounded by international borders on three sides. Mizoram GK Yearbook 2020

Mizoram has the third highest total forest cover with 15, 94,000 hectares, and highest percentage area (90.68%) covered by forests, among the states of India, according to 2011 Forest Survey of India. Tropical semi-evergreen, tropical moist deciduous, subtropical broadleaved hill and subtropical pine forests are the most common vegetation types found in Mizoram. Bamboo is common in the state, typically intermixed with other forest vegetation; about 9,245 km2 (44%) of the state’s area is bamboo bearing. The state and central governments of India have cooperated to reserve and protect 67% of the land covered by forests, and additional 15% by management. Only 17% of the land is non-forested area for cultivation, industry, mining, housing and other commercial human activity. Satellite data suggests 91% of state’s geographical area is covered by forests.

Jhum cultivation, or slash-and-burn practice, was a historic tradition in Mizoram and a threat to its forest cover. This practice has reduced in recent decades, due to a government-supported initiative to support horticultural crops such as pineapple and banana plantations.

Mizoram has a population of 1,091,014 with 552,339 males and 538,675 females. This reflects a 22.8% growth since 2001 census; still, Mizoram is second least populated state of India. The sex ratio of the state is 976 females per thousand males, higher than the national ratio 940. The density of population is 52 persons per square kilometre.

The literacy rate of Mizoram in 2011 was 91.33 per cent, higher than the national average 74.04 per cent, and second best among all the states of India. About 52% of Mizoram population lives in urban areas, much higher than India’s average. Over one third of the population of Mizoram lives in Aizawl district, which hosts the capital. Mizoram GK Yearbook 2020

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India, African countries resolve to fight terror (TH) India and several African countries on Thursday pledged to deepen cooperation to combat the growing threat of terrorism

India to study air corridors with Central Asian countries (TH) Apart from developing trade via the Chabahar port in Iran, India would like to explore setting up “air corridors” between India and five Central Asian nations

Senate acquits President Donald Trump (TH) He was impeached by the House for conditioning $391 million in military assistance to Ukraine and a crucial White House meeting with its president Volodymyr Zelensky
 

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Reducing custodial deaths (TH) The Indian police continue to torture suspects in custody as they are rarely punished.

Panel suggests steps to curb child porn (TH) The House committee has recommended a multi-pronged strategy to tackle the menace

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RBI opts for long-term repos, CRR exemption to lower rates (TH) The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided at a meeting on Thursday to keep the interest rates unchanged

On the front foot (TH) The RBI’s efforts to boost growth could change the sentiment in the economy

Explained: Five reasons why RBI’s Feb monetary policy could be game-changer for Indian economy (IE) Even though the RBI did not change the policy repo rates, Governor Das has managed to surprise everyone by adopting an unconventional approach. Topics UPSC Prelims 2020

Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Bill: How govt aims to reduce direct tax litigation (IE) The Finance Minister had clarified that“under the proposed Vivad Se Vishwas scheme, a taxpayer would be required to pay only the amount of the disputed taxes and will get complete waiver of interest and penalty provided he pays by 31st March, 2020. Those who avail this scheme after 31st March, 2020 will have to pay some additional amount”. Topics UPSC Prelims 2020

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GS1: Art & Culture

Kumbhabishegam row: How the old Aryan-Dravidian tussle played out in an iconic Tamil Nadu temple (IE) Kumbhabishegam row: How the old Aryan-Dravidian tussle played out in an iconic Tamil Nadu temple

GS2: Governance

Cabinet approves the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (PIB) The Bill will declare the remaining 5 IIITs-PPP along with the existing 15 Indian Institutes of Information Technology in Public Private Partnership mode as ‘Institutions of National Importance’ with powers to award degrees. News Prescription February 2020

Purifying water (TH) The effort must be to ensure BIS-standard water at the consumer’s end.

Course correction for the Speaker’s office (TH) Recently, the Supreme Court of India while adjudicating upon the matter relating to the disqualification of MLAs in the Manipur Legislative Assembly

‘Surrogate mothers need not be close kin’ (TH) 15 major changes suggested in report presented by Select Committee on Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill

GS3: Economy

Cooperative banks to come under Reserve Bank purview (TH) Regulator gets powers to supersede board of any such bank in financial distress.

Cabinet gives in-principle approval for setting up a new Major Port at Vadhavan in Maharashtra (PIB) The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its ‘in-principle’ approval for setting up a Major Port at Vadhavan near Dahanu in Maharashtra

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Union Budget 2020-21 Key Highlights

Budget 2020 Highlights: Amidst the economy struggling with a six-year low GDP growth, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Budget 2020 on Saturday that focused on raising the purchasing power by cutting income tax rates and boosting rural income. Union Budget 2020 Highlights

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This was the longest Budget speech by any finance minister, going beyond 2 hour 30 minutes. Sitharaman, 60, broke her own record of a 2-hour-17-minute-long maiden Budget speech in July 2019.

Union Budget 2020 Highlights

Fiscal deficit target pegged at 3.8% of GDP for FY20. Insurance cover for bank depositors has been raised from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh. Check out your new tax rates here

In a shot in the arm for the middle class, Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed a new simplified tax regime soon. “10% tax for income between 5 lakh-7.5 lakh; 15% tax for income between 7.5 lakh to 10 lakh; 20% tax for income between 10 lakh to 12.5 lakh; 25% tax for income between 12.5 lakh to 15 lakh; 30% tax for income above 15 lakh. No income tax for those with taxable income below Rs 5 lakh,” says Sitharaman.

Union Budget 2020 highlights:

1. Between 2006-2016, 271 million are out of poverty and we should be proud of it, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

2. Country has moved on from over 4 per cent growth in 1950s to 7.4 per cent to 2014-19 period, says Sitharaman

3. Total of 60 lakh new taxpayers and 105 crore e-way bills generated under GST, says Nirmala Sitharaman. Average household now saves 4 percent of monthly spend due to reduced GST rates, she added.

4. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman says Central government debt reduced to 48.7 per cent of GDP in 2019 from 52.2 per cent.

5. Sitharaman now starts putting out a 16-point guide to make India an aspirational economy. India is now 5th largest economy in world, the FM says.

6. Government to incentivise farmers to go solar. Over 6 crore farmers under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna have been insured. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha and Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) to be expanded, providing 20 lakh farmers in setting up standalone solar pumps.

7. Railways will set up Kisan Rail through PPP model so that perishable goods can be transported quickly. Krishi Udaan scheme to transport agri products to national as well international destinations to be launched

8. Agri-credit target for the year 2020-21 has been set at Rs 15 lakh crore.

9. Rs 69,000 crores for allocated for the healthcare sector, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

10. Education and training: Rs 99,300 crore allocated for education in FY21. Govt will start Ind-Sat Exam to promote study in India and a degree-level online education programme for the deprived. A total of Rs 3,000 crore will be given for skill development.

11. Allocation for Swachh Bharat Mission for 2020-21 stands at Rs 12,300 crore. In further push to PM Modi’s ‘Nal se jaal’ scheme, govt proposes Rs 3.6 lakh crore towards piped water supply to households.

12. National Textile Mission to be launched with a proposed Rs 1,480 crore allocation, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman.

13. To boost infrastructure, Sitharaman says 9,000 km of economic corridor will be set up. “Chennai-Bengaluru expressway will also be started. Delhi-Mumbai expressway to be completed By 2023,” says FM.

14. 550 WiFi facilities have been commissioned at railway stations.

1 lakh gram panchayats to get optical fibre link, says FM Sitharaman. An allocation of Rs 6,000 crore will be provided for BharatNet scheme.

15. Allocation of Rs 27,300 crore for development of industry and commerce.

16. FM Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs 20,000 crore for renewable energy sector in a bid to tackle pollution and climate change. A new scheme of smart meters will be launched, says Sitharaman.

17. 100 more airports to be developed by 2025, says Sitharaman.  The FM also said 1,150 trains will run under the public private partnership (PPP) mode, also four stations will be redeveloped with the help of the private sector. Besides, the minister promised more Tejas type trains to connect tourist destinations. An allocation of Rs 8,000 crore will be made for National Mission on Quantum Computing and Technology.

18. Rs 35,600 crore allocated for nutritional related programme in FY21 while Rs 85,000 crore has been budgeted for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and other backward classes. Tourism promotion gets Rs 2500 crore.

19. Women schemes, senior citizens in Budget: Sitharaman says enrolment ration for girls under ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao ‘is higher than boys. “Gross enrollment of girls is 94.32 per cent in elementary levels, 81.32 per cent in secondary level and 59.7 per cent in higher secondary level,” she says. Further, Rs 28,600 crore will be allocated in FY21 for women-linked programmes. Allocation for senior citizens and ‘Divyang’ enhanced to Rs 9500 crore.

20. Here is something for Delhiites! Sitharaman proposes Rs 4,400 crore to tackle Delhi’s air pollution problem. Last year, the Supreme Court had termed the situation as “worse than Emergency” as air quality dipped to hazardous levels.

21. Your money gets safer! Insurance cover for bank depositors raised from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman.

Currently, in the (unlikely) event of a bank going bust in India, a depositor has claim to a maximum of Rs 1 lakh per account as insurance cover — even if the deposit in their account far exceeds Rs 1 lakh. Depositors holding more than Rs 1 lakh in their account have no legal remedy in case of the collapse of the bank.

22. Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country has increased to $284 billion during 2014-19 from $190 billion in previous five years.

23. Nirvik (Niryat Rin Vikas Yojana) scheme to provide enhanced insurance cover and reduce premium for small exporters.

24. Focus on MSMEs: More than 5 lakh MSMEs benefited from RBI’s restructuring of loans, says FM Sitharaman. “Government has asked RBI to consider extending window of debt structuring by one year to March 2021 for this purpose,” she says.

25. Fiscal deficit target pegged at 3.8% of GDP for FY 2019-20.  FY21 fiscal deficit target pegged at 3.5% of GDP. Fiscal deficit is considered the most important marker of a government’s financial health. Not letting the fiscal deficit go completely out of control has been one of the standout achievements of the Modi government.

26. Government to sell part holding in LIC. Besides, govt to also sell stake in IDBI Bank to private investors. That LIC has been identified as a candidate for a potential public listing by the government, was reported first by The Indian Express in July 2019. The government’s move is a part of efforts to push through an aggressive disinvestment and asset monetisation programme.

27. Nominal growth of GDP for 2020-21 has been estimated at 10 per cent, says Nirmala Sitharaman.

28. Cheer for the middle class! Sitharaman proposes new simplified tax regime soon. New income tax rates: 10% tax for income between 5 lakh-7.5 lakh; 15% tax for income between 7.5 lakh to 10 lakh; 20% tax for income between 10 lakh to 12.5 lakh; 25% tax for income between 12.5 lakh to 15 lakh; 30% tax for income above 15 lakh.

29. On account of the income tax relief, Sitharaman says it will cost the exchequer Rs 48,000 crore revenue loss. “Dividend Distribution Tax to be removed. Dividend shall be taxed at the hands of the recipients,” she said.

30. To boost investments and shore up the lagging economy, corporate tax for existing companies slashed to 22 per cent. Govt proposes 100 per cent tax concession to sovereign wealth funds on investment in infra projects. Moreover, concessional tax rate of 15 per cent extended to power generation companies.

31. Coming to affordable housing now: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman extends additional Rs 1.5 lakh tax benefit on interest paid on affordable housing loans to March 2021. In another boost, Sitharaman proposes tax holiday to affordable housing developers.

32. ‘Vivad se Vishwas’ scheme announced by Sitharaman for direct tax payers whose appeals are pending at various forums. 4.83 lakh direct cases pending in various appellate forums;

“Under the scheme, taxpayer to pay only amount of disputed tax. They will get complete waiver on interest and penalty if scheme is availed by March 31, 2020,” Sitharaman said.

33. 15th Finance Commission has cut state share of central taxes by one percentage point to 41 per cent.

Union Budget 2020 Highlights

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today delivered the longest budget speech in six years of the Narendra Modi government. She started her address in the Parliament by paying homage to her predecessor, the late Arun Jaitley, and went on to announce key reforms that sought to address both economic and social aspects of the country.

The three prominent themes of Union Budget 2020-21 were:

•        Aspirational India.

•        Caring Society.

•        Economic Development.

Here’s a look at the key highlights of Budget 2020:

Income Tax: Middle Class India Gets A Rs 40,000 Crore Boost

The Narendra Modi-led government offered an optional relief to individual taxpayers as it looked to bolster consumption and flagging economic growth. Union Budget 2020 Highlights

Taxpayers will now be able to avail a lower income tax rate on various slabs by foregoing certain deductions and exemptions, Sitharaman announced in the budget. The new regime will be optional and those who want to stick to claiming deductions will be allowed to do so.

Union Budget 2020 Highlights

The new income tax slabs and rates are as under:

•        Rs 5-7.5 lakh per annum: 10 percent from 20 percent earlier.

•        Rs 7.5-10 lakh per annum: 15 percent from 20 percent earlier.

•        Rs 10-12.5 lakh per annum: 20 percent from 30 percent earlier.

•        Rs 12.5-15 lakh per annum: 25 percent from 30 percent earlier.

•        Above Rs 15 lakh per annum: 30 percent without any exemptions.

All income below Rs 5 lakh per annum will be tax-exempt in both the old and new regime. The changes will result in a loss of Rs 40,000 crore to the exchequer.

Real Estate: Benefits for Buyers and Makers of Affordable Housing

In order to boost affordable housing in India and further the government’s ‘Housing for All’ initiative, Budget 2020 has proposed to extend the date of loan sanction for availing additional deduction of Rs 1.5 lakh by one year to March 31, 2021.

Property developers will also get a tax holiday on the profit earned on affordable housing projects approved by March 31, 2020. The finance minister also proposed to extend the date of approval for affordable housing projects for availing this tax holiday by an additional year. Union Budget 2020 Highlights

Union Budget 2020 Highlights

Dividend Distribution Tax Abolished

In a move that will offer some relief to India Inc., the Narendra Modi-led government eliminated the dividend distribution tax that’s levied on dividends issued by companies.

So far, companies were required to pay DDT at 15 percent, though including surcharge and cess put the effective rate at 20.56 percent. DDT was introduced in 1997 at a 7.5 percent flat rate in an effort towards efficient tax collection.

Fiscal Deficit Target for 2020-21: ‘Escape Clause’ Invoked

India’s fiscal deficit settled at 3.8 percent in 2019-20 and is targeted at 3.5 percent in 2020-21, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said. Importantly, the government has decided to invoke the ‘escape clause’ provided for in 2018 amendments to the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act.

For 2019-20, the fiscal deficit was estimated at 3.3 percent in Budget 2019. For the next fiscal too, the government will deviate from an earlier set fiscal path and target a fiscal deficit of 3.5 percent.

PMC Bank Aftermath: Big Jump in Bank Deposit Insurance Cover

The government has proposed to hike the bank deposit insurance cover to Rs 5 lakh from the current Rs 1 lakh, to protect depositors in the event of a lender’s collapse.

“There is a robust mechanism to monitor the health of all scheduled commercial banks and we want to assure depositors that their deposits are absolutely safe,” Sitharaman said during her budget speech.

The decision comes after the collapse of PMC Bank that led to restrictions on deposit withdrawals. According to the Reserve Bank of India’s Financial Stability Report, the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation has received total claims of about Rs 14,100 crore across defaulting cooperative banks.

LIC Listing Proposed Via an IPO

The government has proposed to sell a part of its stake in Life Insurance Corporation of India through an initial public offering, the finance minister said in her budget speech. While she didn’t divulge any details, the news of an LIC listing sent insurance stocks scurrying for cover. The state-run insurer was established in 1956 and is fully owned by the Government of India. Union Budget 2020 Highlights

100 New Airports, 5 New Smart Cities, 10,000-Km Gas Grid

In her Budget 2020, the finance minister allocated Rs 1.7 lakh crore for a National infra Pipeline that aims “to improve ease of living for every citizen of our country” and provides huge opportunity for employment.

“I propose to set up a project preparation facility for infra projects. This programme would actively involve young engineers, management graduates and economists. It is also proposed to divert all infrastructure agencies of the government to involve youth power and startups,” Sitharaman said. Union Budget 2020 Highlights

A national policy will soon be released, she said.

Key Highlights of the Plan:

•        National infra pipeline of Rs 106 lakh crore addresses country’s needs.

•        To set up project preparation facility for infrastructure projects.

•        National logistics policy to be released soon.

•        Logistics policy to create single-window e-logistics market.

•        Delhi-Mumbai Expressway to be completed by 2023.

•        To monetize 12 lots of highway bundles by 2024.

•        Indian Railways commissioned 550 Wi-Fi facilities.

•        Railways has small operating surplus.

•        Solar power capacity to be set-up alongside rail tracks.

•        Four station redevelopment projects to be done through PPP mode.

•        More Tejas-like trains to connect iconic tourist destinations.

•        100 more airports to be developed by 2024.

•        To provide 20% equity, external assistance for metro projects.

•        To provide Rs 22,000 crore for power, renewable energy in FY21.

•        To expand national gas grid to 27,000 km from 16,200 km.

•        Aim policy to enable private sector to build data-centre parks.

•        Fibre-to-home through Bharat Net to link 1 lakh gram panchayats.

•        Propose to provide Rs 6,000 crore to Bharat Net.

•        To initiate two national level science schemes.

Vivad Se Vishwas: Amnesty Scheme to Reduce Direct Tax Litigation

The finance minister announced the ‘Vivad Se Vishwas’ scheme for tax litigation under which only the disputed tax amount will have to be paid on or before March 31, 2020. No interest or penalty will be charged. People who pay after this deadline, but before June 30 will have to pay some charge, Sitharaman said during her speech. Union Budget 2020 Highlights

Key Highlights of the Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme

•        ‘Vivad Se Vishwas’ scheme to reduce direct tax litigation

•        To amend the Income Tax Act to enable faceless appeal.

•        Under the scheme, assesse to pay only tax amount, not interest, penalty.

•        March 31 deadline for paying tax claim, avoid interest, penalty.

•        Those who avail after March 31 but before June 30 will have to pay some extra amount.

Government’s Disinvestment Target Doubled to a Lofty Rs 2.1 Lakh Crore

India has set itself the highest-ever disinvestment target for 2020-21 even as it missed its previous goal.

The central government aims to garner Rs 2.1 lakh crore through divestments in 2020-21, according to Union Budget 2020-21 documents. Of this, it expects to earn Rs 90,000 crore by selling stake in public sector banks and financial institutions, while the balance Rs 1.2 lakh crore will come by selling stake in central public sector enterprises. Union Budget 2020 Highlights

In 2019-20, the government had hoped to earn Rs 1.05 lakh crore through divestment receipts. That has now been revised lower at Rs 65,000 crore.

FPI Limit in Corporate Bonds Hiked

The government plans to increase the investment limit of foreign portfolio investors in corporate bonds from 9 percent to 15 percent, Sitharaman said. The finance minister said certain government securities will be open for foreign investors.

She also proposed debt-exchange traded funds comprising mainly government securities, while stating that Rs 22,000 crore has already provided as support to infrastructure project pipeline. Union Budget 2020 Highlights

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Three components of Aspirational India

  • Agriculture, Irrigation, and Rural Development
  • Wellness, Water, and Sanitation
  • Education and Skills

Sixteen Action Points for Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Development

  • Rs. 2.83 lakh crore to be allocated for the following 16 Action Points:
    • Rs. 1.60 lakh crore for Agriculture, Irrigation & allied activities.
    • Rs. 1.23 lakh crore for Rural development & Panchayati Raj. –
  • Agriculture credit:
    • Rs. 15 lakh crore target set for the year 2020-21.
    • PM-KISAN beneficiaries to be covered under the KCC scheme.
    • NABARD Re-finance Scheme to be further expanded.
  • Comprehensive measures for 100 water-stressed districts proposed.
  • Blue Economy:
    • Rs. 1 lakh crore fisheries’ exports to be achieved by 2024-25.
    • Rs. 200 lakh tonnes fish production targeted by 2022-23.
    • 3477 Sagar Mitras and 500 Fish Farmer Producer Organisations to involve youth in fisheries extension.
    • Growing of algae, sea-weed and cage culture to be promoted.
    • Framework for development, management and conservation of marine fishery resources.
  • Kisan Rail to be setup by Indian Railways through PPP:
    • To build a seamless national cold supply chain for perishables (milk, meat, fish, etc.
    • Express and Freight trains to have refrigerated coaches.
  • Krishi Udaan to be launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation:
    • Both international and national routes to be covered.
    • North-East and tribal districts to realize Improved value of agri-products.
  • One-Product One-District for better marketing and export in the Horticulture sector.
  • Balanced use of all kinds of fertilizers – traditional organic and innovative fertilizers.
  • Measures for organic, natural, and integrated farming:
    • Jaivik Kheti Portal – online national organic products market to be strengthened.
    • Zero-Budget Natural Farming (mentioned in July 2019 Budget) to be included.
    • Integrated Farming Systems in rain-fed areas to be expanded.
    • Multi-tier cropping, bee-keeping, solar pumps, solar energy production in non-cropping season to be added. Union Budget 2020 Highlights
  • PM-KUSUM to be expanded:
    • Rs. 20 lakh farmers to be provided for setting up stand-alone solar pumps.
    • Another Rs. 15 lakh farmer to be helped to solarise their grid-connected pump sets.
    • Scheme to enable farmers to set up solar power generation capacity on their fallow/barren lands and to sell it to the grid.
  • Village Storage Scheme:
    • To be run by the SHGs to provide farmers a good holding capacity and reduce their logistics cost.
    • Women, SHGs to regain their position as Dhaanya Lakshmi.
  • NABARD to map and geo-tag agri-warehouses, cold storages, reefer van facilities, etc.
  • Warehousing in line with Warehouse Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA) norms:
    • Viability Gap Funding for setting up such efficient warehouses at the block/taluk level.
    • Food Corporation of India (FCI) and Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) to undertake such warehouse building.
  • Financing on Negotiable Warehousing Receipts (e-NWR) to be integrated with e-NAM.
  • State governments who undertake implementation of model laws (issued by the Central government) to be encouraged. Union Budget 2020 Highlights
  • Livestock:
    • Doubling of milk processing capacity to 108 million MT from 53.5 million MT by 2025.
    • Artificial insemination to be increased to 70% from the present 30%.
    • MNREGS to be dovetailed to develop fodder farms.
    • Foot and Mouth Disease, Brucellosis in cattle and Peste Des Petits ruminants (PPR) in sheep and goat to be eliminated by 2025.
  • Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana – Rs. 5 crore households mobilized with 58 lakh SHGs for poverty alleviation.

Wellness, Water and Sanitation

  • 69,000 crore allocated for overall Healthcare sector.
  • 6400 crore (out of Rs. 69,000 crore) for PM Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY):
    • More than 20,000 hospitals already empanelled under PM Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY).
    • Viability Gap Funding window proposed for setting up hospitals in the PPP mode. Union Budget 2020 Highlights
    • Aspirational Districts with no Ayushman empanelled hospitals to be covered in the first phase.
    • Targeting diseases with an appropriately designed preventive regime using Machine Learning and AI.
  • Jan Aushadhi Kendra Scheme to offer 2000 medicines and 300 surgicals in all districts by 2024.
  • TB Harega Desh Jeetega campaign launched – commitment to end Tuberculosis by 2025.
  • Rs. 3.60 lakh crore approved for Jal Jeevan Mission:
    • Rs. 11,500 crore for the year 2020-21.
    • Augmenting local water sources, recharging existing sources, and promoting water harvesting and de-salination.
    • Cities with million-plus population to be encouraged to achieve the objective during the current year itself.
  • 12, 300 crore allocation for Swachh Bharat Mission in 2020-21:
  • Committment to ODF-Plus in order to sustain ODF behaviour.
  • Emphasis on liquid and grey water management.
  • Focus also on Solid-waste collection, source segregation, and processing. Union Budget 2020 Highlights

Education and Skills

  • 99,300 crore for education sector and Rs. 3000 crore for skill development in 2020­21.
  • New Education Policy to be announced soon.
  • National Police University and National Forensic Science University proposed for policing science, forensic science, and cyber-forensics.
  • Degree level full-fledged online education program by Top-100 institutions in the National Institutional Ranking Framework.
  • Up to 1-year internship to fresh engineers to be provided by Urban Local Bodies.
  • Budget proposes to attach a medical college to an existing district hospital in PPP mode.
  • Special bridge courses to be designed by the Ministries of Health, and Skill Development:
    • To fulfill the demand for teachers, nurses, para-medical staff and care-givers abroad.
    • To bring in equivalence in the skill sets of the workforce and employers’ standards.
  • 150 higher educational institutions to start apprenticeship embedded degree/diploma courses by March 2021.
  • External Commercial Borrowings and FDI to be enabled for education sector.
  • Ind-SAT proposed for Asian and African countries as a part of Study in India. Union Budget 2020 Highlights

Economic Development

Industry, Commerce and Investment

  • 27,300 crore allocated for 2020-21 for development and promotion of Industry and Commerce.
  • Investment Clearance Cell proposed to be set up:
    • To provide “end to end” facilitation and support.
    • To work through a portal.
  • Five new smart cities proposed to be developed.
  • Scheme to encourage manufacture of mobile phones, electronic equipment and semi­conductor packaging proposed.
  • National Technical Textiles Mission to be set up:
    • With four-year implementation period from 2020-21 to 2023-24.
    • At an estimated outlay of Rs 1480 crore.
    • To position India as a global leader in Technical Textiles.
  • New scheme NIRVIK to be launched to achieve higher export credit disbursement, which provides for:
    • Higher insurance coverage
    • Reduction in premium for small exporters
    • Simplified procedure for claim settlements.
  • Turnover of Government e-Marketplace (GeM) proposed to be taken to Rs 3 lakh crore.
  • Scheme for Revision of duties and taxes on exported products to be launched.
    • Exporters to be digitally refunded duties and taxes levied at the Central, State and local levels, which are otherwise not exempted or refunded.
  • All Ministries to issue quality standard orders as per PM’s vision of “Zero Defect-Zero Effect” manufacturing. Union Budget 2020 Highlights

Infrastructure

  • Rs. 100 lakh crore to be invested on infrastructure over the next 5 years.
  • National Infrastructure Pipeline:
    • Rs. 103 lakh crore worth projects; launched on 31st December 2019.
    • More than 6500 projects across sectors, to be classified as per their size and stage of development.
  • A National Logistics Policy to be released soon:
    • To clarify roles of the Union Government, State Governments and key regulators.
    • A single window e-logistics market to be created
    • Focus to be on generation of employment, skills and making MSMEs competitive.
  • National Skill Development Agency to give special thrust to infrastructure-focused skill development opportunities.
  • Project preparation facility for infrastructure projects proposed.
    • To actively involve young engineers, management graduates and economists from Universities.
  • Infrastructure agencies of the government to involve youth-power in start-ups. Union Budget 2020 Highlights
  • Rs. 1.7 lakh crore proposed for transport infrastructure in 2020-21.

Highways:

  • Accelerated development of highways to be undertaken, including:
    • 2500 Km access control highways.
    • 9000 Km of economic corridors.
    • 2000 Km of coastal and land port roads.
    • 2000 Km of strategic highways.
  • Delhi-Mumbai Expressway and two other packages to be completed by 2023.
  • Chennai-Bengaluru Expressway to be started.
  • Proposed to monetise at least 12 lots of highway bundles of over 6000 Km before 2024.

Indian Railways:

  • Five measures:
    • Large solar power capacity to be set up alongside rail tracks, on land owned by railways.
    • Four station re-development projects and operation of 150 passenger trains through PPP.
    • More Tejas type trains to connect iconic tourist destinations.
    • High speed train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad to be actively pursued. Union Budget 2020 Highlights
    • 148 km long Bengaluru Suburban transport project at a cost of Rs 18600 crore, to have fares on metro model. Central Government to provide 20% of equity and facilitate external assistance up to 60% of the project cost.
  • Indian Railways’ achievements:
    • 550 Wi-fi facilities commissioned in as many stations.
    • Zero unmanned crossings.
    • 27000 Km of tracks to be electrified.

Ports & Water-ways:

  • Corporatizing at least one major port and its listing on stock exchanges to be considered. Union Budget 2020 Highlights
  • Governance framework keeping with global benchmarks needed for more efficient sea­ports.
  • Economic activity along river banks to be energised as per Prime Minister’s Arth Ganga

Airports:

  • 100 more airports to be developed by 2024 to support Udaan scheme.
  • Air fleet number expected to go up from present 600 to 1200 during this time.

Electricity:

  • “Smart” metering to be promoted.
  • More measures to reform DISCOMs to be taken.

Power:

  • 22, 000 crore proposed for power and renewable energy sector in 2020-21.
  • Expansion of national gas grid from the present 16200 km to 27000 km proposed.
  • Further reforms to facilitate transparent price discovery and ease of transactions. Union Budget 2020 Highlights
Union Budget 2020 Highlights

New Economy

  • To take advantage of new technologies:
    • Policy to enable private sector to build Data Centre parks throughout the country to be brought out soon.
    • Fibre to the Home (FTTH) connections through Bharatnet to link 100,000 gram panchayats this year.
    • 6000 crore proposed for Bharatnet programme in 2020-21.
  • Measures proposed to benefit Start-ups:
    • A digital platform to be promoted to facilitate seamless application and capture of IPRs.
    • Knowledge Translation Clusters to be set up across different technology sectors including new and emerging areas.
    • For designing, fabrication and validation of proof of concept, and further scaling up Technology Clusters, harbouring test beds and small scale manufacturing facilities to be established.
    • Mapping of India’s genetic landscape- Two new national level Science Schemes to be initiated to create a comprehensive database. Union Budget 2020 Highlights
    • Early life funding proposed, including a seed fund to support ideation and development of early stage Start-ups.
  • 8000 crore proposed over five years for National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications. Union Budget 2020 Highlights

Caring Society

  • Focus on:
    • Women & child,
    • Social Welfare;
    • Culture and Tourism
  • Allocation of Rs. 35,600 crore for nutrition-related programmes proposed for the FY2020-21.
  • 28, 600 crore proposed for women specific programs.
  • Issue about age of a girl entering motherhood – proposed to appoint a task force to present its recommendations in six months’ time.
  • Financial support for wider acceptance of technologies, identified by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to ensure no manual cleaning of sewer systems or septic tanks, to be provided.
  • 85, 000 crore proposed for 2020-21 for welfare of Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes.
  • 53, 700 crore provided to further development and welfare of Scheduled Tribes. Union Budget 2020 Highlights
  • Enhanced allocation of Rs. 9,500 crore provided for 2020-21 for senior citizens and Divyang.

Culture & Tourism

  • Allocation of Rs. 2500 crore for 2020-21 for tourism promotion.
  • 3150 crore proposed for Ministry of Culture for 2020-21.
  • An Indian Institute of Heritage and Conservation under Ministry of Culture proposed; with the status of a deemed University.
  • 5 archaeological sites to be developed as iconic sites with on-site Museums:
    • Rakhigarhi (Haryana)
    • Hastinapur (Uttar Pradesh)
    • Shivsagar (Assam)
    • Dholavira (Gujarat)
    • Adichanallur (Tamil Nadu)
  • Re-curation of the Indian Museum in Kolkata, announced by Prime Minister in January 2020. Union Budget 2020 Highlights
  • Museum on Numismatics and Trade to be located in the historic Old Mint building in Kolkata.
  • 4 more museums from across the country to be taken up for renovation and re-curation.
  • Support for setting up of a Tribal Museum in Ranchi (Jharkhand).
  • Maritime museum to be set up at Lothal- the Harrapan age maritime site near Ahmedabad, by Ministry of Shipping.
  • State governments expected to develop a roadmap for certain identified destinations and formulate financial plans during 2021 against which specified grants to be made available to the States in 2020-21. Union Budget 2020 Highlights

Environment & Climate Change

  • Allocation for this purpose to be Rs.4400 crore for 2020-21.
  • Proposed to advise the utilities to close the running old thermal power plants with carbon emission above the pre-set norms.
  • States that are formulating and implementing plans for ensuring cleaner air in cities above one million to be encouraged.
  • PM launched Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) with Secretariat in Delhi. Second such international initiative after International Solar Alliance. Union Budget 2020 Highlights

Governance

  • Clean, corruption-free, policy driven, good in intent and most importantly trusting in faith.
  • Taxpayer Charter to be enshrined in the Statute will bring fairness and efficiency in tax administration.
  • Companies Act to be amended to build into statues, criminal liability for certain acts that are civil in nature.
    • Other laws with such provisions are to be corrected after examination.
  • Major reforms in recruitment to Non-Gazetted posts in Government and Public sector banks: Union Budget 2020 Highlights
    • An independent, professional and specialist National Recruitment Agency (NRA) for conducting a computer-based online Common Eligibility Test for recruitment.
    • A test-centre in every district, particularly in the Aspirational Districts.
  • A robust mechanism to be evolved for appointment including direct recruitment to various Tribunals and specialised bodies to attract best talents and professional experts.
  • Contract Act to be strengthened.
  • New National Policy on Official Statistics to:
    • Promote use of latest technologies including AI.
    • Lay down a road-map towards modernised data collection, integrated information portal and timely dissemination of information.
  • A sum of Rs. 100 crore allocated to begin the preparations for G20 presidency to be hosted in India in the year 2022.
  • Development of North East region:
    • Improved flow of funds using online portal by the Government.
    • Greater access to financial assistance of Multilateral and Bilateral funding agencies.
  • Development of Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh:
    • An amount of Rs. 30,757 crore provided for the financial year 2020-21. Union Budget 2020 Highlights
    • The Union Territory of Ladakh has been provided with Rs. 5,958.

Financial Sector

  • Reforms accomplished in PSBs :
    • 10 banks consolidated into 4.
    • 3,50,000 crore capital infused.
  • Governance reforms to be carried out to bring in transparency and greater professionalism in PSBs.
  • Few PSBs to be encouraged to approach the capital market to raise additional capital
  • Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) permitted to increase Deposit Insurance Coverage to Rs. 5 lakh from Rs.1 lakh per depositor.
  • Scheduled Commercial Bank’s health under monitoring through a robust mechanism, keeping depositors’ money safe.
  • Cooperative Banks to be strengthen by amending Banking Regulation Act for:
    • Increasing professionalism.
    • Enabling access to capital.
    • Improving governance and oversight for sound banking through the RBI.
  • NBFCs eligibility limit for debt recovery reduced from:
    • Rs. 500 crore to Rs 100 crore asset size.
    • Rs. 1 crore to Rs 50 lakh loan size.
  • Private capital in Banking system:
    • Government to sell its balance holding in IDBI Bank to private, retail and institutional investors through the stock exchange.
  • Easier mobility in jobs:
    • Auto-enrolment in Universal Pension coverage.
    • Inter-operability mechanism to safeguard the accumulated corpus.
  • Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority of India Act to be amended to:
    • Strengthen regulating role of PFRDAI.
    • Facilitate separation of NPS trust for government employees from PFRDAI.
    • Enable establishment of a Pension Trust by the employees other than Government.
  • Factor Regulation Act 2011 to be amended to:
    • Enable NBFCs to extend invoice financing to the MSMEs through TReDS
  • New scheme to provide subordinate debt for entrepreneurs of MSMEs by the banks
    • Would be counted as quasi-equity.
    • Would be fully guaranteed through the Credit Guarantee Trust for Medium and Small Entrepreneurs (CGTMSE).
    • The corpus of the CGTMSE would accordingly be augmented by the government. Union Budget 2020 Highlights
  • Window for MSME’s debt restructuring by RBI to be extended by one year till March 31, 2021.
    • More than five lakh MSMEs have already been benefitted.
  • An app-based invoice financing loans product for MSMEs to be launched.
    • To prevent the problem of delayed payments and consequential cash flows mismatches.
  • Export promotion of MSMEs:
    • For selected sector such as pharmaceuticals, auto components and others.
    • An Rs 1000 crore scheme anchored by EXIM Bank together with SIDBI.
    • Hand holding support for technology upgradations, R&D, business strategy etc.

Financial Market

  • Deepening Bond Market.
    • Certain specified categories of Government securities to be opened fully for non – resident investors also.
    • FPI limit in corporate bonds increased to 15% from 9% of its outstanding stock. Union Budget 2020 Highlights
  • New legislation to be formulated for laying down a mechanism for netting of financial contracts.
    • Scope of credit default swaps to expand.
  • Debt Based Exchange Traded Fund expanded by a new Debt-ETF consisting primarily of Government Securities.
    • To give attractive access to retail investors, pension funds and long-term investors.
  • A Partial Credit Guarantee scheme for the NBFCs formulated post the Union budget 2019-20 to address their liquidity constraints.
    • New mechanism to be devised to further this.
    • Government support to securities so floated.

Infrastructure Financing

  • 103 lakh crore National Infrastructure Pipeline projects earlier announced. Union Budget 2020 Highlights
  • Rs 22,000 crore to cater to the equity support to Infrastructure Finance Companies such as IIFCL and a subsidiary of NIIF.
  • IFSC, GIFT city: full of potential to become a centre of international finance as well as a centre for high end data processing:
    • An International Bullion exchange(s) to be set up as an additional option for trade by global market participants with the approval of regulator.

Disinvestment

  • Government to sell a part of its holding in LIC by way of Initial Public Offer (IPO).

Fiscal Management

  • XV Finance Commission (FC):
    • XV Finance Commission has given its first report for FY2020-21
    • Recommendations accepted in substantial measure
    • Its final report for five years beginning 2021-22 to be submitted during the latter part of the year.
  • GST Compensation Fund:
    • Balances due out of collection of the years 2016-17 and 2017-18 to be transferred to the Fund, in two instalments.
    • Hereinafter, transfers to the fund to be limited only to collection by way of GST compensation cess.
  • Overhaul of Centrally Sponsored Schemes and Central Sector Schemes necessary:
    • To align them with emerging social and economic needs of tomorrow
    • To ensure that scarce public resources are spent optimally
  • On the recent debate over transparency and credibility of projected fiscal numbers, it is assured that procedure adopted is compliant with the FRBM Act.
  • For the FY 2019-20:
    • Revised Estimates of Expenditure: at Rs.26.99 lakh crore
    • Revised Estimates of Receipts: estimated at Rs.19.32 lakh crore.
  • For year 2020-21:
    • Nominal growth of GDP estimated at 10%.
    • Receipts: estimated at Rs.22.46 lakh cr
    • Expenditure: at Rs.30.42 lakh cr.
  • Significant tax reforms for boosting investments recently undertaken. However, expected tax buoyancy expected to take time.
  • Fiscal deficit of 3.8% estimated in RE 2019-20 and 3.5% for BE 2020-21. It comprises two ingredients;
    • 3% for year 2019-20 and 3% for the 2020-21 budget estimate.
    • Deviation of 0.5%, consistent with Section 4(3) of FRBM Act, both for RE 2019-­20 and BE 2020-21. (Section 4 (2) of the FRBM Act provides for a trigger mechanism for a deviation from the estimated fiscal deficit on account of structural reforms in the economy with unanticipated fiscal implications.)
    • Return path, committing to fiscal consolidation without compromising needs of investment out of public funds, is laid in Medium Term Fiscal Policy cum Strategy Statement.
    • Market borrowings: Net market borrowings: Rs.4.99 lakh crore for 2019-20 and Rs.5.36 lakh crore for 2020-21.
  • A good part of the borrowings for the financial year 2020-21 to go towards Capital expenditure that has been scaled up by more than 21%.

Direct Tax

Direct Tax Proposals – To stimulate growth, simplify tax structure, bring ease of compliance, and reduce litigations. Union Budget 2020 Highlights

  • Personal Income Tax:
    • Significant relief to middle class taxpayers.
    • New and simplified personal income tax regime proposed:
Taxable Income Slab (Rs.) Existing tax rates New tax rates
0-2.5 Lakh Exempt Exempt
2.5-5 Lakh 5% 5%
5-7.5 Lakh 20% 10%
7.5-10 Lakh 20% 15%
10-12.5 Lakh 30% 20%
12.5-15 Lakh 30% 25%
Above 15 Lakh 30% 30%
  • Around 70 of the existing exemptions and deductions (more than 100) to be removed in the new simplified regime.
    • Remaining exemptions and deductions to be reviewed and rationalised in coming years.
    • New tax regime to be optional – an individual may continue to pay tax as per the old regime and avail deductions and exemptions.
    • Measures to pre-fill the income tax return initiated so that an individual who opts for the new regime gets pre-filled income tax returns and would need no assistance from an expert to pay income tax.
    • New regime to entail estimated revenue forgone of Rs. 40,000 crore per year.
  • Corporate Tax:
    • Tax rate of 15% extended to new electricity generation companies.
    • Indian corporate tax rates now amongst the lowest in the world.
  • Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT):
    • DDT removed making India a more attractive investment destination.
    • Deduction to be allowed for dividend received by holding company from its subsidiary.
    • 25,000 crore estimated annual revenue forgone.
  • Start-ups:
    • Start-ups with turnover up to Rs. 100 crore to enjoy 100% deduction for 3 consecutive assessment years out of 10 years.
    • Tax payment on ESOPs deferred.
  • MSMEs to boost less-cash economy:
    • Turnover threshold for audit increased to Rs. 5 crore from Rs. 1 crore for businesses carrying out less than 5% business transactions in cash.
  • Cooperatives:
    • Parity brought between cooperatives and corporate sector.
    • Option to cooperative societies to be taxed at 22% + 10% surcharge and 4% cess with no exemption/deductions.
    • Cooperative societies exempted from Alternate Minimum Tax (AMT) just like Companies are exempted from the Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT).
  • Tax concession for foreign investments:
    • 100% tax exemption to the interest, dividend and capital gains income on investment made in infrastructure and priority sectors before 31st March, 2024 with a minimum lock-in period of 3 years by the Sovereign Wealth Fund of foreign governments.
  • Affordable housing:
    • Additional deduction up to Rs. 1.5 lakhs for interest paid on loans taken for an affordable house extended till 31st March, 2021.
    • Date of approval of affordable housing projects for availing tax holiday on profits earned by developers extended till 31st March, 2021.

Tax Facilitation Measures

  • Instant PAN to be allotted online through Aadhaar.
  • ‘Vivad Se Vishwas’ scheme, with a deadline of 30th June, 2020, to reduce litigations in direct taxes:
    • Waiver of interest and penalty – only disputed taxes to be paid for payments till 31st March, 2020.
    • Additional amount to be paid if availed after 31st March, 2020.
    • Benefits to taxpayers in whose cases appeals are pending at any level.
  • Faceless appeals to be enabled by amending the Income Tax Act.
  • For charity institutions:
    • Pre-filling in return through information of donations furnished by the done.
    • Process of registration to be made completely electronic.
    • Unique registration number (URN) to be issued to all new and existing charity institutions.
    • Provisional registration to be allowed for new charity institutions for three years.
    • CBDT to adopt a Taxpayers’ Charter.
  • Losses of merged banks:
  • Amendments proposed to the Income-tax Act to ensure that entities benefit from unabsorbed losses and depreciation of the amalgamating entities.

Indirect Tax

  • GST:
    • Cash reward system envisaged to incentivise customers to seek invoice.
    • Simplified return with features like SMS based filing for nil return and improved input tax credit flow to be implemented from 1st April, 2020 as a pilot run.
    • Dynamic QR-code capturing GST parameters proposed for consumer invoices.
    • Electronic invoice to capture critical information in a centralized system to be implemented in a phased manner.
    • Aadhaar based verification of taxpayers being introduced to weed out dummy or non-existent units.
    • GST rate structure being deliberated to address inverted duty structure.
  • Customs Duties:
    • Customs duty raised on footwear to 35% from 25% and on furniture goods to 25% from 20%.
    • Basic customs duty on imports of news print and light-weight coated paper reduced from 10% to 5%.
    • Customs duty rates revised on electric vehicles and parts of mobiles.
    • 5% health cess to be imposed on the imports of medical devices, except those exempt from BCD.
    • Lower customs duty on certain inputs and raw materials like fuse, chemicals, and plastics.
    • Higher customs duty on certain goods like auto-parts, chemicals, etc. which are also being made domestically.
  • Trade Policy Measures
    • Customs Act being amended to enable proper checks of imports under FTAs.
    • Rules of Origin requirements to be reviewed for certain sensitive items.
    • Provisions relating to safeguard duties to be strengthened to enable regulating such surge in imports in a systematic way.
    • Provisions for checking dumping of goods and imports of subsidized goods being strengthened.
    • Suggestions for reviews of exemptions from customs duty to be crowd-sourced.
  • Excise duty proposed to be raised on Cigarettes and other tobacco products, no change made in the duty rates of bidis.
  • Anti-dumping duty on PTA abolished to benefit the textile sector.

Unprecedented Milestones and Achievements of Indian Economy

  • India now the fifth largest economy of the world.
  • 4% average growth clocked during 2014-19 with inflation averaging around 4.5%.
  • 271 million people raised out of poverty during 2006-16.
  • India’s Foreign Direct Investment elevated to US$ 284 billion during 2014-19 from US$ 190 billion during 2009-14.
  • Central Government debt reduced to 48.7% of GDP (March 2019) from 52.2% (March 2014).
  • Two cross-cutting developments:
    • Proliferation of technologies (Analytics, Machine Learning, robotics, Bio-informatics and Artificial Intelligence).
    • Highest ever number of people in the productive age group (15-65 years) in India.
  • GST removed many bottlenecks in the system.

Future Aim for sustaining India’s unique global leadership, driven by Digital Revolution

  • Seamless delivery of services through Digital Governance.
  • Improvement in physical quality of life through National Infrastructure Pipeline.
  • Risk mitigation through Disaster Resilience.
  • Social security through Pension and Insurance penetration.
Union Budget 2020-21 KEY NUMBERS (in Rs. Crore)
2018-19 (Actuals) 2019-20 (Budget Estimates) 2019-20 (Revised Estimates) 2020-21 (Budget Estimates)
Revenue Receipts 15,52,916 19,62,761 18,50,101 20,20,926
Capital Receipts 7,62,197 8,23,588 8,48,451 10,21,304
Total Receipts 23,15,113 27,86,349 26,98,552 30,42,230
Total Expenditure 23,15,113 27,86,349 26,98,552 30,42,230
Revenue Deficit 4,54,483 4,85,019 4,99,544 6,09,219
Effective Revenue Deficit 2,62,702 2,77,686 3,07,807 4,02,719
Fiscal Deficit 6,49,418 7,03,760 7,66,846 7,96,337
Primary Deficit 66,770 43,289 1,41,741 88,134
 

Source: PIB

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Economic Survey Special

Wealth Creation: The Invisible Hand Supported By The Hand Of Trust During much of India’s economic dominance, the economy relied on the invisible hand of the market for wealth creation

Entrepreneurship And Wealth Creation At The Grassroots district – has a significant impact on wealth creation at the grassroot level. This impact of entrepreneurial activity on GDDP is maximal

Pro-Business versus Pro-Crony ‘Connected’ firms vs the market. The Survey makes a case for being pro-business rather than promoting crony capitalism. Hindu News February 2020

Undermining Markets: When Government Intervention Hurts More Than It Helps Undermining Markets: When Government Intervention Hurts More Than It Helps. Government intervention, though well-intended

Creating Jobs and Growth by Specializing to Exports in Network Products The Economic Survey’s Chapter on Creating Jobs and Growth by Specialising to Exports in Network Products emphasised how the growth in exports provides a much needed pathway for job creation in the country.

Targeting Ease Of Doing Business In India The Survey advocated for (i) providing equal opportunities for new entrants, enable fair competition and ease doing business

Golden Jubilee Of Bank Nationalisation: Taking Stock the banking system must focus on scaling up efficiently to support the economy

Financial Fragility In The NBFC Sector Following payment defaults by subsidiaries of Infrastructure Leasing and Financing Services and by Dewan Housing Finance Limited, investors in Liquid Debt Mutual Funds (LDMFs) ran collectively to redeem their investments

Privatization And Wealth Creation The recent approval of strategic disinvestment in Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) led to an increase in value of shareholders’ equity of BPCL by ` 33,000 crore when compared to its peer Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)! 

Is India’s GDP Growth Rate Overstated? No! with India’s GDP growth rate declining, there has been a raging debate over the accuracy of the economic growth projection by the Modi government.

Thalinomics: The Economics Of A Plate Of Food In India “Thalinomics: the economics of a plate of food in India” is an attempt to figure out how much a meal costs in India, the survey said.

GS2: Indian Diaspora

Evacuation begins from China (TH)  The 423-seater flight is expected to return to Delhi from Wuhan at 2 a.m. on Saturday and another special flight may depart from T3, Delhi on Saturday. Hindu News February 2020

GS2: Governance

Should restrictions on free speech be reviewed? (Summary) Political discourse in India today seems to invite the full gamut of safeguards and restrictions on free speech that the Constitution prescribes. Quite often, these are misused, and deciding on a case-by-case basis is problematic.

Explained: The ugly truth about India’s adherence to the FRBM Act (IE) By completely ignoring Revenue Deficit, and only focusing on containing Fiscal Deficit, the government has ensured that the FRBM Act now hurts growth – which is exactly opposite of what fiscal consolidation was supposed to do. Hindu News February 2020

GS2: International Relations

Curtain Raiser: India-Bangladesh JT Exercise SAMPRITI-IX (PIB) As part of the ongoing Indo-Bangladesh defence cooperation, a joint military training exercise SAMPRITI-IX is being conducted.

Explained: The debate over UN’s new rules for ships in the Arctic region (IE) The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the shipping agency of the United Nations, has banned ships from using fuels with a sulphur content above 0.5 per cent, compared with 3.5 per cent previously.

Union HRD Minister chairs the meeting of the Indian National Commission For Cooperation (INCCU) with UNESCO in New Delhi (PIB)  The membership of National Commission consists of members of five Sub Commissions namely, Sub Commission for (i) Education (ii) Natural Sciences (iii) Social Sciences (iv) Communication (v) Culture. The members of the Sub Commissions briefed the chair about the activities carried out by their respective Sub Commissions. Hindu News February 2020

GS2: Social Issues

Explained: What makes WHO declare a disease outbreak a public health emergency (IE) The international body has not yet declared the novel coronavirus infection, which has claimed more than 100 lives, a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Hindu News February 2020

GS3: Infrastructure

A.P. flags off country’s first ‘fruit train’ (TH) A ‘fruit train’, said to be the first of its kind in the country, was flagged off from Tadipatri Railway Station in Anantapur district.

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Economic Survey 2020: Analysis, Highlights & Summary – PDF Download

Economic Survey 2019-20 PDF has been tabled in the Parliament by Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Krishnamurthy V Subramanian. The Survey focuses on the theme of integrating old with new through Trust in the economy; promoting pro-business policies and creating wealth and job opportunities. The Survey projects India’s GDP growth at 6-6.5 percent in 2020-21. Have a look at the detailed analysis of the Economic Survey below along with the highlights and brief summary. India Economic Survey 2020

The Survey 2020 throws light on new ideas to boost growth and accelerate wealth creation. These are – Thalinomics, Adoption of China model, Trust and others. The Survey reviews and analyses the overall economic progress made in the last fiscal along with the key policy challenges. This annual document of the Union Finance Ministry focuses on the implementation of various Government Schemes and policies and their impact on the economy so far. Besides talking about the macroeconomic and microeconomic factors, GDP growth rate, Inflation, the Economic Survey 2019-2020 throws a light upon the major impact of employment, agricultural policies and climate change on the Indian Economy. India Economic Survey 2020

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Theme of Economic Survey 2020 – “Enable Markets, Promote ‘Pro-Business’ Policy & Strengthen ‘Trust’ in Economy”

Key Highlights of the Economic Budget 2020

Economic Survey 2020 PDF

India’s Overall Economic Performance in 2019-20: GDP, Inflation, Fiscal Developments, GST

– India witnessed a GDP growth of 4.8% in the first half of 2019-20 amidst weakened global trade and demand

– Growth of Agriculture and allied activities & Public administration, defence, and other services’ was higher in the first half of 2019-20 in comparison to second half 2018-19.

– Current Account Deficit (CAD) contracted to 1.5% of GDP in H1 of 2019-20

– Remarkable Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and increase of foreign exchange reserves

– Headline inflation mounted from 3.3% in the first half of 2019-20 to 7.35% in December 2019-20 due to food inflation rise

– Survey predicts 5% GDP growth for 2019-20 overall based on CSO’s first Advance Estimates

– Revenue Receipts registered higher growth in H1 of 2019-20

– Gross GST monthly collections crossed Rs 1 lakh crore for five times in 2019-20 till December 2019

Economic Survey 2020 PDF

GDP Growth in 2020-21: Economic Survey 2019-20 projects the GDP Growth of 6% – 6.5% in fiscal 2020-21.

Economic Survey 2020 PDF

Wealth Creation: Invisible Hand Supported by Hand of Trust

The Economic Survey talks about the need to bring openness in the market for the creation of wealth through increased investment. In light of this, the survey points towards an Invisible Hand that is supported by the Hand of Trust. It presents an amalgamation of old and new; old in terms of ancient Indian tradition and new suggests the use of FinTech in Indian Public Sector Banks. It calls for strengthening this invisible hand through: Economic Survey 2020 PDF

– Equal opportunities for new entrants

– Fair competition & ease doing business

– Trade for job creation

– Scaling up of the banking sector

– Introduction of the idea of trust as a public good

Entrepreneurship and Wealth Creation

The Survey calls for the creation of wealth through:

– Entrepreneurship of the working class

– Pro-business policies to test the power of competitive markets

– Elimination of policies that weaken the markets

– Integration of Assemble in India into Make in India

– Scaling up of the banking sector

– Privatization to foster efficiency

Pro-business versus Pro-markets

The Economic Survey says that India needs more of pro-business policies and break away from pro-crony policies to become a USD 5 trillion economy. The Survey says that till 2011, several Pro-Crony policies were followed such as preferential allocation of natural resources. These pro-crony policies majorly led to willful defaults which drained off the banks. India Economic Survey 2020

Pro-Crony Meaning: In Favour of a close friend or companion

Undermining Markets: Is Government Intervention required?

The Survey suggests restricted government intervention in the markets. It lists out several instances where the intervention of Government has adversely affected the market such as imposing stock limits under Essential Commodities Act (ECA), 1955 that led to increase in onion prices in 2019; regulation of drug prices under ECA; intervention in the food grain market and so on. The government must analyse and then decide whether its intervention is even required in a particular market. This will directly benefit by encouraging investments and economic growth. India Economic Survey 2020

Creation of Jobs and Growth

 The Economic Survey calls for the integration of “Assemble in India” with “Make in India” to create more jobs and accelerate growth. The survey seeks to:

– Increase export market share to 3.5% by 2025 and 6% by 2030

– Creation of over 4 crore rewarding jobs by 2025 and over 8 crore jobs by 2030

This can be achieved by adopting China-like policies such as export of goods majorly to rich markets.

Targeting Ease of Doing Business

India was ranked at 63rd position in World Bank’s Doing Business 2019 rankings, a jump of 79 positions from 142nd rank in 2014. However, the economy is still trailing in several parameters such as Ease of Starting Business, Paying Taxes, Registering Property and Enforcing Contracts.

The Economic Survey calls for close coordination between the Logistics Divisions of Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Union Ministry of Shipping, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs and the port authorities. There are some sectors that require a more focused approach such as the tourism sector, manufacturing sector and others. India Economic Survey 2020

Golden jubilee of Bank Nationalisation

The year 2019 marked the golden jubilee year of Bank Nationalisation. The Survey points out that the growth of Indian Banking Sector has not been proportionate with the overall growth of the economy. So far, only one Indian bank has made it to the list of Global Top 100 Banks. In 2019, a Rupee investment in public sector banks (PSBs) led to a loss of 23 paise on an average. The Survey calls for making PSBs more efficient through:

– Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) for employees of banks

– Creation of an entity similar to that of GSTN to aggregate data from all PSBs and ensure better monitoring of borrowers through artificial intelligence and machine learning. Economic Survey 2020 PDF

Economic Survey 2020 PDF

Privatisation and Wealth Creation

The Economic Survey 2020 calls for privatization to boost job and wealth creation. It examines the before and after the performance of over 10 CPSEs that underwent strategic disinvestment. The Strategic disinvestment in BPCL has led to an increase of over Rs. 30,000 crore wealth in India. Collectively, the net profit, net worth, return on assets (ROA) & equity (ROE) have improved notably. The more aggressive disinvestment is suggested for higher profitability. India Economic Survey 2020

Thalinomics: Economics of Plate of Food in India

This year, the Survey throws a light upon the price paid by a person for a Thali in India anywhere. The prices of a vegetarian Thali have declined sharply since 2015-16; however, this price increased in 2019-20. During 2006 – 2020, the affordability of Indian vegetarian Thalis improved by 29% and affordability of non-vegetarian Indian Thali improved by 18%. 

– RBI’s monetary policy stance remained “accommodative” in 2019-20

– The Repo rate was cut by 110 basis points in 2019-20 due to slower growth & lower inflation.

– Non Performing Advances (NPA) ratio remained unchanged for Commercial banks at 9.3% during March-September 2019

– Credit growth declined of banks & NBFCs declined.

Prices and Inflation

– CPI inflation increased to 4.1% in 2019-20 from 3.7% in 2018-19

– WPI inflation declined to 1.5% in 2019-20 from 4.7% in 2018-19

– The major drivers of CPI inflation in 2019-20 were food and beverages, particularly vegetables and pulses

Sustainable Development and Climate Change

– The Survey acknowledges that India is rightly moving forward on the path of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementation. The states like Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu came out as front runners in SDG India Index 2019.

– Apart from this, India hosted COP-14 of UNCCD which resulted in the adoption of “Delhi Declaration”

– India strongly committed itself to implement the Paris Agreement at COP-25 of UNFCCC at Madrid, Spain.

– Indian Forest and tree cover increased to 80.73 million hectare

– One of the major concerns is still burning of agricultural residues that lead to high pollution levels and deteriorates air quality.

– International Solar Alliance (ISA)

Agriculture and Food Management

– The Economic Survey states that the largest proportion of the Indian population depends on agriculture for job opportunities. However, the share of agriculture and allied sectors in Gross Value Added (GVA) of India is continuously declining due to higher growth of non-agricultural sectors.

– The GVA at Basic Prices of ‘Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing’ sector expected to grow by 2.8% for 2019-20.

– Livestock sector has grown at 7.9% CAGR in the last five years. The income from Livestock has become a secondary source of income for rural families.

– The Survey stresses on the sustainability of food security by addressing the growing food subsidy bill and revising the rates and coverage under NFSA.

Industry and Infrastructure

– The industrial sector has registered a 0.6% growth in 2019-20 and 5% in 2018-19

– Fertilizer sector showcased a growth of 4% in 2019-20

– Steel sector registered a growth of 5.2% in 2019-20

– Over 119 crore telephone connections were provided until September 2019

– Report on National Infrastructure Pipeline projects total investment of Rs 102 lakh crore on infrastructure from 2020 to 2025 in India

– Industrial growth is estimated at 2.5% of fiscal 2019-20.

Employment, Social Infrastructure and Human Development

– The Government’s expenditure on social services such as health & education as a proportion of GDP increased to 7.7% in 2019-20.

– India improved its position in the Human Development Index by fetching 129th rank in 2018 from 130th in 2017.

– Total formal employment increased to 9.98% in 2017-18 from 8% in 2011-12.

– Gender disparity widened in the labour market due to a decrease in the female labour force.

– Citizens’ access to health services improved through Ayushman Bharat and Mission Indradhanush.

– Over 3.30 crore children & 87.18 lakh pregnant women have been vaccinated under Mission Indradhanush.

– In terms of houses, over 76% of households in rural and 96% in urban areas had pucca houses.

Key points to note
The Economic Survey is tabled a day before the presentation of Union Budget.
The Survey is prepared by the Finance Ministry’s Department of Economic Affairs.
The Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) of India is the chief author of the Economic Survey.
It consists of Volume I, Volume II and Statistical Appendix.
It details the state of Indian Economy, future prospects and key challenges.
It reveals the true GDP growth achieved in the past fiscal and projects the further GDP growth.
It talks about the job growth & annual collection of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Theme: Shifting gears with Investment as a key driver

The Economic Survey 2019 was focused on achieving Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of USD 5 Trillion Indian Economy. The last year survey called for the adoption of behavioural economics to “nudge” people towards expected behaviour. The Survey 2018-19 projected the GDP growth at 7% for 2019-20. To achieve this growth, the Survey depicted Private Investment as a key driver for the overall growth and job creation. 

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Explained: Takeaways from Bodo Accord (IE) Bodos are the single largest community among the notified Scheduled Tribes in Assam. Part of the larger umbrella of Bodo-Kachari, the Bodos constitute about 5-6% of Assam’s population.

GS2: International Relations

In European Parliament earlier: Detained seamen, Afzal Guru’s hanging, Delhi bus gangrape (IE) In 2016, the EU body adopted a resolution on Estonian and UK seamen under detention in India.

The many problems of delayed data (TH) What the NCRB can do to present more time-bound and accurate data on crime

GS2: Governance

Suspected coronavirus in Delhi: What is India’s disease outbreak investigation protocol? (IE) The National Health Portal of India lists a 10-step procedure to investigate an outbreak, including preparing for fieldwork,

GS3: Environment

“African cheetahs to prowl Indian forests (TH) The Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted its seven-year stay on a proposal to introduce African cheetahs from Namibia into the Indian habitat.

Explained: Why India wants to bring the African cheetah to India (IE)” The plan for this was first mooted in 2010. On January 28, the Supreme Court allowed the Centre to introduce the animals in ‘carefully chosen environment

10 more wetlands in India declared as Ramsar sites (TH) India has added 10 more wetlands to sites protected by the Ramsar Convention,

10 more wetlands from India get the Ramsar site tag. (PIB) The aim of the Ramsar list is to develop and maintain an international network of wetlands which are important for the conservation of global biological diversity and for sustaining human life through the maintenance of their ecosystem components, processes, and benefits. Wetlands declared as Ramsar sites are protected under strict guidelines of the convention.

GS3: Economy

‘E-commerce giants need to set up a system for collecting plastic waste’ (TH) E-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart need to fulfill their extended producer responsibility under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016

EU motion calls CAA ‘discriminatory’ (TH) Five groups at the European Parliament tabled a joint motion resolution on Tuesday that “condemned” India’s decision to adopt the CAA.

GS3: Science and Technology

What is Spitzer Space Telescope (IE) The Spitzer Space Telescope is a space-borne observatory, one of the elements of NASA’s Great Observatories that include the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray.

Dr Jitendra Singh launches Bhuvan Panchayat V 3.0 Web portal (PIB) The Web Geoportal is an easy to use Geo portal developed for database visualization, data analytics, generation of automatic reports, model-based products, and services for the benefit of Gram Panchayat members and other stakeholders. The targeted audience for this portal are Public, PRIs and different stakeholders belonging to the gram panchayats

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Centre, Assam govt. sign accord with Bodo groups to redraw, rename territory (TH) To redraw and rename the Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) in Assam,  the Assam government and the Bodo groups on Monday signed.

PM hails the Historic Bodo Accord (PIB) The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi hailed the historic Bodo Accord signed today and said the Accord will lead to transformative results

Govt signs pact to end Bodo standoff (Mint) National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), a banned insurgent group calls truce.

A.P. Assembly adopts resolution to abolish Legislative Council (TH) The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Monday passed a resolution to pave way for abolition of the Legislative Council.

Abolition politics (TH) Without consensus or policy, expediency dictates abolition and revival of Councils

Explained: Why some states have Vidhan Parishads, why Andhra Pradesh doesn’t want one (IE) Why some states have Vidhan Parishads, why Andhra Pradesh doesn​’t want one. 

Crime and politics (TH) Successive judgments to bar criminal candidates from contesting have done little

Speaker seeks to stall EU debate on CAA (TH) Letter to EU Parliament chief says it is ‘inappropriate for one legislature to pass judgment on another’

GS3: Economy

Govt. sweetens Air India offer, puts 100% stake on the table (TH) Reprieve of Rs 40,000 in liabilities to buyer; the May 31, 2018 attempt was a flop

Explained: Air India disinvestment — what govt has on offer (IE) The government will offload 100% of its stake in Air India, compared with 76% put on the block last time. Current Affairs 28 January

Air India disinvestment: Will the new terms attract investors? (IE) The government has tweaked the terms of Air India’s sale, and is now putting 100% of its equity in the airline on the block

India-Brazil set target of USD 15 billion trade by 2022 (PIB) India-Brazil set target of USD 15 billion trade by 2022. India-Brazil share close Multi-Faceted Relationshi

GS2: International Relations

India, Brazil ink action plan to deepen strategic partnership (TH) India and Brazil on Saturday concluded an Action Plan to deepen the strategic partnership

Explained: Here’s how India’s Republic Day chief guest is chosen (IE) The Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade is accorded India’s highest honour in protocol terms.

It’s time Brazil and India gave trade ties a turbo boost (mint) Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is on a visit to India as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chief guest for Republic Day

GS2: Governance

Rajasthan resolution against CAA (TH) The Rajasthan Assembly on Saturday passed a resolution urging the Union government to repeal the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act

‘Need inquisitorial system of trial in sexual assault cases’ (TH)  The Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) has demanded the setting up of a separate police force and replacing the colonial system of investigation.

SC affirms 3% quota for disabled in PSUs (TH) A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court has granted relief to persons with disabilities across the country by allowing reservation

Bodoland Area is set to be redrawn (TH) The Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) in Assam is set to be redrawn with the grant of special status

‘Curb children’s access to porn’ (TH) The committee’s basic mandate was to look at “access of children to pornographic material on social media” and “circulation of pornographic material on social media in which children are abused”. Current Affairs 28 January

24×7 helpline set up for coronavirus (TH) As the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) rise across the world, the government on Saturday set up a round-the-clock

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Aspirants with criminal past should not get ticket, EC tells SC (TH) Court gives week’s time to come up with a proposal.

Legislative Council can’t be scrapped, says Naidu (TH) The scrapping of the Legislative Council as proposed by Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is not possible in the present political climate,

Plea for judicial probe in custodial death cases (TH) SC seeks government’s response

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the government to respond to a petition seeking implementation of Section 176(1A) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Centre seeks to revamp child care scheme in urban areas (TH) Urban areas are likely to receive a renewed focus under the government’s ICDS programme

GS2: International Relations

Justice for Rohingya (TH) The ICJ’s ruling on military excesses in Myanmar holds hope for Rohingya refugees

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Government of India and the World Bank sign USD 210 million loan agreement for State of Maharashtra’s Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project. (PIB) Government of India and the World Bank sign USD 210 million loan agreement for State of Maharashtra’s Agribusiness and Rural .

GS3: Science and Technology

Explained: What is Vyommitra’s space job? (IE)  Before India’s first human spaceflight, a half-humanoid will travel solo to help determine if the trip is safe enough.

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Return of bonds (TH) The Supreme Court must give an expeditious decision on the validity of electoral bonds

GS2: International Relations

India, Brazil to sign Strategic Action Plan (TH) India and Brazil will upgrade their strategic partnership with an “action plan” and sign a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT

India, Brazil to sign Strategic Action Plan (TH)  According to officials involved in the planning of the visit, the two countries hope to take their partnership to ‘the next level’ and build on the relationship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Bolsonaro, who met twice in 2019.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Nepal K P Sharma Oli jointly Inaugurate Integrated Check Post at Jogbani-Biratnagar (PIB) Jogbani – Biratnagar is an important trade point between the two countries. The ICP is equipped with modern facilities.

Oli seeks resolution of all pending issues with India (Mint) Analysts say Oli’s reference includes a border dispute along the India-Nepal border close to China

GS3: Infrastructure

Producers feel the heat as power distribution losses widen (mint) At least 10 states are losing about a third of the power supplied to their consumers in distribution losses.

GS3: Science and Technology

India, co-builder of Hawaii telescope, wants it shifted out of proposed site (TH) The $2 billion project , a joint venture involving five countries, has been marred by protests for over a decade; proposed site is considered sacred to the island’s indigenous people.

GS2: Governance

SC refuses to stay citizenship law without hearing the govt. (TH) CJI says it is “uppermost in everybody’s minds”, indicates referring CAA challenge to Constitution Bench.

Centre seeks guidelines on the execution of convicts (TH)  Ministry of Home Affairs moves court appealing for a deadline of seven days.

Ending inaction (TH) The Supreme Court ends Speakers’ freedom to do nothing in disqualification cases

GS2: Social issues

India drops 10 ranks in Democracy Index (TH) The survey attributes the primary cause of “the democratic regression” to “an erosion of civil liberties in the country”.

GS2: International Relations

Cabinet approves pact with Brazil on legal cooperation (TH) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an agreement on bilateral legal and criminal cooperation

Cabinet approves agreement between India and Brazil on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (PIB) Cabinet approves agreement between India and Brazil on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.

Cabinet approves signing of MoU between Brazil and India for bilateral cooperation in the field of early childhood (PIB) It will strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two countries and increase bilateral cooperation on the issues of early childhood care.

GS3: Science and Technology

Meet Vyom Mitra, first Indian ‘woman’ to ride to space (TH) The half-humanoid will simulate human functions before real astronauts take off.

GS3: Environment

India achieves complete phase-out of one the most potent ozone-depleting chemical (PIB) India has successfully achieved the complete phase-out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b, which is a chemical used by foam manufacturing enterprises and one of the most potent ozone-depleting chemical after Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).(HCFC)-141 b is used mainly as a blowing agent in the production of rigid polyurethane (PU) foams.

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Introduction of Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a state in the northern part of India. Situated in the Western Himalayas, it is bordered by union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on the north, Punjab state on the west, Haryana state on the southwest, Uttarakhand state on the southeast, and Tibet region on the east. At its southernmost point, it also touches the state of Uttar Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh Yearbook 2020

Some Important Facts
Area 55,673 km2
Total population 6,864,602
Males 3,481,873
Females 3,382,729
Population density 123
Sex ratio 972
Rural population 6,176,050
Urban population 688,552
Scheduled Caste population 1,729,252
Scheduled Tribe population 392,126
Literacy rate 83.78%
Male literacy 90.83%
Female literacy 76.60%
Capitals 2
Districts 12
Sub-divisions 71
Tehsils 169
Sub-tehsils 38
Developmental blocks 78
Towns 59
Panchayats 3,243
Panchayat samiti 77
Zila parishad 12
Urban local bodies 59
Nagar nigams 2
Nagar parishads 25
Nagar panchayats 23
Census villages 20,690
Inhabited villages 17,882
Health institutions 3,866
Educational institutions 17,000
Motorable roads 33,722 km
National highways 8
Identified hydroelectric potential 23,000.43 MW in five rivers basins i.e. (Yamuna, Satluj, Beas, Ravi, Chenab and Himurja)
Potential harnessed 10,264 MW
Food grain production 1579,000 tonnes
Vegetable production 900,000 tonnes
Fruit production 1,027,000 tonnes
Per capita income ₹158,462 (2017–18)
Social Security pensions 237,250 persons, annual expenditure: over ₹ 600 million
Investment in industrial areas ₹ 273.80 billion, employment opportunities: Over 337,391

The predominantly mountainous region comprising the present day Himachal Pradesh has been inhabited since pre-historic times having witnessed multiple waves of human migration from other areas. Through its history, the region was mostly ruled by local kingdoms some of which accepted suzerainty of larger empires. Prior to India’s independence from the British, Himachal comprised the hilly regions of Punjab Province of British India. After independence, many of the hilly territories were organised as the Chief Commissioner’s province of Himachal Pradesh which later became a union territory. In 1966, hilly areas of neighbouring Punjab state were merged into Himachal and it was ultimately granted full statehood in 1971.

Himachal Pradesh is spread across valleys with many perennial rivers flowing through them. Almost 90% of the state’s population lives in rural areas. Agriculture, horticulture, hydropower and tourism are important constituents of the state’s economy. The hilly state is almost universally electrified with 99.5% of the households having electricity as of 2016. The state was declared India’s second open-defecation-free state in 2016. According to a survey of CMS – India Corruption Study 2017, Himachal Pradesh is India’s least corrupt state.

Tribes such as the Koli, Hali, Dagi, Dhaugri, Dasa, Khasa, Kanaura, and Kirat inhabited the region from the prehistoric era. The foothills of the modern state of Himachal Pradesh were inhabited by people from the Indus valley civilisation which flourished between 2250 and 1750 B.C. The Kols or Mundas are believed to be the original migrants to the hills of present-day Himachal Pradesh followed by the Bhotas and Kiratas.

During the Vedic period, several small republics known as Janapada existed which were later conquered by the Gupta Empire, after a brief period of supremacy by King Harshavardhana, the region was divided into several local powers headed by chieftains, including some Rajput principalities. These kingdoms enjoyed a large degree of independence and were invaded by Delhi Sultanate a number of times. Mahmud Ghaznavid conquered Kangra at the beginning of the 11th century. Timur and Sikander Lodi also marched through the lower hills of the state and captured a number of forts and fought many battles. Several hill states acknowledged Mughal suzerainty and paid regular tribute to the Mughals.

The Kingdom of Gorkha conquered many kingdoms and came to power in Nepal in 1768. They consolidated their military power and began to expand their territory. Gradually, the Kingdom of Nepal annexed Sirmour and Shimla. Under the leadership of Amar Singh Thapa, the Nepali army laid siege to Kangra. They managed to defeat Sansar Chand Katoch, the ruler of Kangra, in 1806 with the help of many provincial chiefs. However, the Nepali army could not capture Kangra fort which came under Maharaja Ranjeet Singh in 1809. After the defeat, they expanded towards the south of the state. However, Raja Ram Singh, Raja of Siba State, captured the fort of Siba from the remnants of Lahore Darbar in Samvat 1846, during the First Anglo-Sikh War.

They came into direct conflict with the British along the tarai belt after which the British expelled them from the provinces of the Satluj. The British gradually emerged as the paramount power in the region. In the revolt of 1857, or first Indian war of independence, arising from a number of grievances against the British, the people of the hill states were not as politically active as were those in other parts of the country. They and their rulers, with the exception of Bushahr, remained more or less inactive. Some, including the rulers of Chamba, Bilaspur, Bhagal and Dhami, rendered help to the British government during the revolt.

The British territories came under the British Crown after Queen Victoria’s proclamation of 1858. The states of Chamba, Mandi and Bilaspur made good progress in many fields during the British rule. During World War I, virtually all rulers of the hill states remained loyal and contributed to the British war effort, both in the form of men and materials. Among these were the states of Kangra, Jaswan, Datarpur, Guler, Rajgarh, Nurpur, Chamba, Suket, Mandi, and Bilaspur. Himachal Pradesh Yearbook 2020

After independence, the Chief Commissioner’s Province of Himachal Pradesh was organised on 15 April 1948 as a result of the integration of 28 petty princely states in the promontories of the western Himalayas. These were known as the Simla Hills States and four Punjab southern hill states under the Himachal Pradesh (Administration) Order, 1948 under Sections 3 and 4 of the Extra-Provincial Jurisdiction Act, 1947. The State of Bilaspur was merged into Himachal Pradesh on 1 July 1954 by the Himachal Pradesh and Bilaspur (New State) Act, 1954.

Himachal became a Part ‘C’ state on 26 January 1950 with the implementation of the Constitution of India and the Lieutenant Governor was appointed. The Legislative Assembly was elected in 1952. Himachal Pradesh became a union territory on 1 November 1956. Some areas of Punjab State— namely Simla, Kangra, Kullu and Lahul and Spiti Districts, Nalagarh Tehsil of Ambala District, Lohara, Amb and Una Janungo circles, some area of Santokhgarh Kanungo circle and some other specified area of Una Tehsil of Hoshiarpur District, besides some parts of Dhar Kalan Kanungo circle of Pathankot tehsil of Gurdaspur District—were merged with Himachal Pradesh on 1 November 1966 on enactment by Parliament of the Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966. On 18 December 1970, the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament, and the new state came into being on 25 January 1971. Himachal became the 18th state of the Indian Union with Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar as its first chief minister. Himachal Pradesh Yearbook 2020

Districts of Himachal Pradesh

Bilaspur was the capital of a state of the same name founded in the 7th century, also known as Kahlur. The ruling dynasties were Chandela Rajputs, who claimed descent from the rulers of Chanderi in present-day Madhya Pradesh. The town of Bilaspur was founded in 1663. The state later became a princely state of British India, and was under the authority of the British province of Punjab.

On 13 May 1665, Guru Tegh Bahadur went to Bilaspur to attend the mourning and funeral ceremonies for Raja Dip Chand of Bilaspur. Rani Champa of Bilaspur made an offer to the Guru of a piece of land in her state, which the Guru accepted at the cost of 500 rupees. The land consisted of the villages of Lodhipur, Mianpur, and Sahota. Guru Tegh Bahadur broke ground on a new settlement on 19 June 1665, which he named Nanaki after his mother.

In 1932, the state became part of the newly created Punjab States Agency, and in 1936 the Punjab Hill States Agency was separated from the Punjab States Agency. On 12 October 1948 the local ruler, HH Raja Sir Anand Chand, acceded to the Government of India.

Bilaspur became a separate state of India under a chief commissioner, and on 1 July 1954, Bilaspur State was made a district of Himachal Pradesh state by an act of the Indian Parliament. When the Sutlej River was dammed to create the Govind Sagar, the historic town of Bilaspur was submerged, and a new town was built upslope of the old.

Chamba is bounded on north-west by Jammu and Kashmir, on the north-east and east by Ladakh area of Jammu and Kashmir state and Lahaul and Bara-Bangal area of Himachal Pradesh, on the south-east and south by the District Kangra of Himachal Pradesh and Gurdaspur District of the Punjab.

The Chamba District is situated between north latitude 32° 11′ 30” and 33° 13′ 6” and east longitude 75°49 and 77° 3′ 30”, with an estimated area of 6522 square Kilometers and is surrounded on all sides by lofty hill ranges. The territory is wholly mountainous with altitude ranging from 2,000 to 21,000 feet.

Chamba the land of lord Shiva is famous for its untouched natural beauty. The district has Dalhousie, Khajjiar, Chamba Town, Pangi and Bharamour as main tourist destinations. There are five lakes, five wild life sanctuaries and countless number of temples.

Chamba, is a small but attractive tourist destination of Himachal Pradesh, is known for its exquisite natural beauty. The place, located amidst picturesque and verdant valleys, is visited by tourist round the year. Sub-Himalayan range of mountains, full of diverse flora and fauna, make Chamba an exhilarating experience. Pleasing climate of the place is another factor why Chamba is one among the popular tourist destinations in the whole of India. In the following lines, we will provide you more information on the weather and climate of Chamba.

SUMMER

The summer season in Chamba starts from the middle of April and lasts till the last week of June. Even in summers, when the plains are boiling with high temperatures, the weather here remains quite pleasing. This is the time when majority of tourist takes shelter in the place. Days are a little warm, but nights are romantic and cool. Light cotton clothes are ideal during summers.

MONSOON

Rains in Chamba start in the month of July, when the monsoon breaks-in, and continue till late August or mid September. This is the time when the weather is misty and cloudy. During this time, the entire valley is covered in a hue of light green, with newly washed leaves shining in the glory of after-rain sunshine.

WINTER

The winter season in Chamba starts in the month of December and lasts till the month of February. During this season, Chamba generally remains cool and dry, but snowfall does occur at higher elevations, during these months. In the winter season, the temperature might drop to freezing point in the lower region too and snowfall may happen. Tourists should go with heavy woolen clothes during this season and enjoy snowfall.

Kangra district lies between 31˚ 21′ to 32˚ 59′ N latitude and 75˚ 47′ 55″ to 77˚ 45′ E longitude. It is situated on the southern escarpment of the Himalayas. The entire area of the district is traversed by the varying altitude of the Shivaliks, Dhauladhar and the Himalayas from north-west to south-east. The altitude varies from 500 metres above mean sea level (amsl) to around 5000 metres amsl. It is encapsulated in the north by the districts of Chamba and Lahaul and Spiti, in the south by Hamirpur and Una, in the east by Mandi and in the west by Gurdaspur district of Punjab. The present Kangra district came into existence on the 1st September, 1972 consequent upon the re-organisation of districts by the Government of Himachal Pradesh. It was the largest district of the composite Punjab in terms of area till it was transferred to Himachal Pradesh on the 1st November, 1966 and had six tehsils namely Nurpur, Kangra, Palampur, Dehragopipur, Hamirpur and Una.

Kangra district derives its name from Kangra town that was known as Nagarkot in ancient times. Kangra proper originally was a part of the ancient Trigarta (Jullundur), which comprises of the area lying between the river “Shatadroo” (probably Sutlej) and Ravi. A tract of land to the east of Sutlej that probably is the area of Sirhind in Punjab also formed a part of Trigrata. Trigrata had two provinces. One in the plains with headquarters at Jullundur and other in the hills with headquarters at Nagarkot (the present Kangra).

Kinnaur surrounded by the Tibet to the east, in the northeast corner of Himachal Pradesh, about 235 kms from Shimla is a tremendously beautiful district having the three high mountains ranges i.e. Zanskar, Greater Himalayas and Dhauladhar, enclosing valleys of Sutlej, Spiti, Baspa and their tributaries. All the valleys are strikingly beautiful. The slopes are covered with thick wood, orchards, fields and picturesque hamlets. The much religious Shivlinga lies at the peak of Kinner Kailash mountain.

Nestled in the lap of the majestic Himalayas, Kullu is a veritable jewel in the crown of Himachal Pradesh. The breathtaking beauty of its marvelous landscapes, the hospitality of its people, their distinctive lifestyle and rich culture have enthralled travelers for aeons.

The Dev Sanskriti of the valley blends faith, mythology and history to create and sustain a unique bond between the mundane and the divine. Blessed with salubrious weather throughout the year, the district is known for the internationally renowned towns of Kullu and Manali, the pristine beauty of the Parbati valley, the teeming biodiversity of the Great Himalayan National Park, the quaint temple architecture of the hills and several enjoyable trekking routes across its breadth and width.

The Lahaul and Spiti district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh consists of the two formerly separate districts of Lahaul and Spiti. The present administrative centre is Keylong in Lahaul. Before the two districts were merged, Kardang was the capital of Lahaul, and Dhankar the capital of Spiti. The district was formed in 1960, and is the fourth least populous district in India.

Kunzum la or the Kunzum Pass (altitude 4,551 m (14,931 ft)) is the entrance pass to the Spiti Valley from Lahaul. It is 21 km (13 mi) from Chandra Tal. This district is connected to Manali through the Rohtang Pass. To the south, Spiti ends 24 km (15 mi) from Tabo, at the Sumdo where the road enters Kinnaur and joins with National Highway No. 5

The two valleys are quite different in character. Spiti is more barren and difficult to cross, with an average elevation of the valley floor of 4,270 m (14,010 ft). It is enclosed between lofty ranges, with the Spiti River rushing out of a gorge in the southeast to meet the Sutlej River. It is a typical mountain desert area with an average annual rainfall of only 170 mm (6.7 in).

The present District Of Mandi was formed with the merger of two princely states Mandi and Suket on 15th April 1948, when the State of Himachal Pradesh came into existence. Ever since the formation of the district, it has not witnessd any changes in it’s jurisdiction. The chiefs of Mandi and Suket are said to be from a common ancestor of the Chandravanshi line of Rajputs of Sena dynasty of Bengal and they claim their descent from the Pandavas of the Mahabharata. The ancestors of the line believed to have ruled for 1,700 years in Indarprastha(Delhi), until one Khemraj was driven out by his Wazir, Bisarp, who then took over the throne. Khemraj, having lost his knogdom, fled eastward and settled in Bengal, where 13 of his successors are said to have ruled for 350 years. From there they had to flee to Ropar in Punjab, but here also the king, Rup Sen, was killed and one of his sons, Bir Sen, fled to the hills and reached Suket. The State of Suket is said to have been founded by Bir Sen, an ancestor of the Sena Dynasty of Bengal.

The former summer capital of the British India, and the present capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla has been blessed with all the natural bounties which one can think of. It has got a scenic location, it is surrounded by green hills with snow capped peaks. The spectacular cool hills accompanied by the structures made during the colonial era creates an aura which is very different from other hill. Bulging at its seams with unprecedented expansion, Shimla retains its colonial heritage, with grand old uildings, charming iron lamp posts and Anglo-Saxon names. The Mall, packed with shops and eateries, is the main attraction of the town, and Scandal Point, associated with the former Maharaja of Patiala’s escapades, offers a view of distant snow clad peaks.Shimla is ideally located, and though there is an air service to the town, it is best reached by road that takes in the charms of the HIMALAYAN countryside at its best. There is a sense of nostalgia about SHIMLA, with its old bungalows and their gabled roofs and beautiful gardens.

The Shimla back to the 19th century when it was founded by the British in the year 1819 after the Gorkha war. During that period, it was most popular for the temple of Hindu Goddess Shyamala Devi. In 1822, the first British summer home was constructed by Scottish civil servant Charles Pratt Kennedy. Shimla became the summer capital of the British Raj during the latter half of the 19th century and the soldiers of the British army, merchants and civil servants dropped in here to get relief from the scorching heat of the plains. Presently, it is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh, with its population around 1.6 lacs (Shimla town only) having Altitude 2202.00 meters above sea level, Languages Pahari, Hindi and English, Best time to visit October to November and April to June and STD Code is 0177. Shimla has seen many important historical events such as the famous Shimla Pact between India and Pakistan which was signed here. The place is also famous for its natural beauty, architectural buildings, wooden crafts and apples.

A remarkable event took place in the history of Shimla when the Kalka-Shimla railway line was constructed in the year 1906 that significantly added to its quick accessibility and it gained immense popularity. Apart from this, Shimla was declared as capital of the undivided state of Punjab in the year 1871 and remained so until Chandigarh (the present-day capital of Punjab) was given the status of the region’s capital. Himachal Pradesh got separated from undivided Punjab in the year 1971 with Shimla becoming its capital. You will come across several British structures in Shimla such as the Viceregal lodge, Auckland House, Gorton Castle, Peterhoff house, and Gaiety Theater that are the reminders of the colonial times. Some of the most prominent things to watch in Shimla are the Himachal State Museum and Library, Viceregal Lodge, Botanical Gardens, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, The Ridge, The Mall, Summer Hill, Glenn and Taradevi Temple. Everything in this quaint town has a unique appeal and never fails to impress even the most demanding tourists.

District Sirmaur   is located in   outer  Himalayas  which is commonly known as Shivalik range.This  district   is bounded  by district Shimla in North Uttrakhand in East, Haryana  in  South  and  Distt. Solan   in North-West.  Like other parts of Himachal Pradesh, it   has beautiful landscapes, bracing climate, big   and   small game and legendry temples which hold abiding attraction for the tourists.

The  river  Giri  is the  biggest  river  in  the district which  originates from  Kotkhai/Jubbal   Tehsil of  Shimla   district and  flows down  in the  south-east  direction. It ultimately joins the river Yamuna near  Paonta  Sahib.  Lot of tributaries join this river in its long  course,  most  important  of  them being Jalal  river  which originates from Dharthi range near  Pachhad and joins the Giri River at Dadahu from  the right  side. The river Giri  is very useful as it a big source of livelihood fishermen in this   district. Another important river  which forms  the   eastern   border of the Sirmour district is the river Tons.

In this District, there are Six Administrative Sub Divisions, Nine tehsils, Four sub  tehsils, Six community development blocks, two municipal committees and one notified  area  committee. Out of 228 panchayats  in this   district, 26 are backward declared panchayats.

Solan is the district headquarters of Solan district (created on 1 September 1972) in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The largest Municipal Council of Himachal Pradesh, it is located 46 kilometres south of the state capital, Shimla. At an average elevation of 1,600 metres (5,200 ft). The place is named after the Hindu goddess Shoolini devi. Every year in the month of June, a fair celebrating the goddess is held, featuring a 3-day mela at Thodo ground. Solan was the capital of the erstwhile princely state, Baghat.

It is known as the “Mushroom city of India” because of the vast mushroom farming in the area as well as the Directorate of Mushroom Research (DMR) situated at Chambaghat.

Solan is crowned as the “City of Red Gold“, in reference to the bulk production of tomatoes in the area The town is situated between Chandigarh and Shimla , on the Kalka-Shimla National Highway. The Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge heritage railway line, built by the British passes through Solan and is a recognised World Heritage site.

Una is a district of Himachal Pradesh which lies in its south western part. On the 1st September,1972 the Himachal Pradesh Govt. reorganised the then Kangra district into three districts namely Una, Hamirpur and Kangra.The famous places of Una are ‘Chintpurni’ Goddess temple, Dera Baba Barbhag Singh, Dera Baba Rudru, Joggi Panga, Dharamshala Mahanta, Dhunsar Mahadev Temple Talmehra, Shivbari Temple Gagret and Mini Secretariat. Una district is well developed in the industrial sector due to close proximity to Punjab. Mehatpur, Gagret, Tahliwal & Amb are main industrial centres of Una. On 11th January 1991, Una has been provided with railway line by laying 14 Kms broad gauge track from Nangal(Punjab) to Una. Punjabi, Hindi, Pahari are common languages spoken. In winter, climate is cool, woolen clothes required. In summer, climate is hot, cotton clothes required. From July to September, it is rainy & humid.

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Introduction of Haryana

Haryana is one of the 28 states in India, located in northern part of the country. It was carved out of the former state of East Punjab on 1 November 1966 on linguistic as well as on cultural basis. It is ranked 22nd in terms of area with less than 1.4% (44,212 km2) of India’s land area. Chandigarh is the state capital, Faridabad in National Capital Region is the most populous city of the state and Gurugram is a leading financial hub of NCR with major Fortune 500 companies located in it. Haryana has 6 administrative divisions, 22 districts, 72 sub-divisions, 93 revenue tehsils, 50 sub-tehsils, 140 community development blocks, 154 cities and towns, 6,848 villages and 6222 villages’ panchayats.

S.No Description Summary
1 Total Area 44,212 km 2 (17,070 sq mi)
2 Population 25,353,081
3 The rank of the state Area wise:- 21st
Population wise:- 18th
4 Population Density 573/km2 (1,480/sq mi)
5 State Bounded By Himachal Pradesh from North Uttrakhand from North East Rajasthan from the South U.P and Delhi from East Punjab from North West
6 Soil & Minerals Alluvial Soil
7 Major Crops Wheat Rice Sugarcane Cotton Legume
8 Forest Area 1586 Sq. km
9 Climate arid to semi-arid
10 Major Flora Mulberry,  Eucalyptus, Pine, Keekar
11 Major Fauna Black Buck, nilgai, fox, Panther

Among the world’s oldest and largest ancient civilizations, the Indus Valley Civilization sites at Rakhigarhi village in Hisar district and Bhirrana in Fatehabad district are 9,000 years old. Rich in history, monuments, heritage, flora and fauna, human resources and tourism with well developed economy, national highways and state roads, it is bordered by Himachal Pradesh to the north-east, by river Yamuna along its eastern border with Uttar Pradesh, by Rajasthan to the west and south, and Ghaggar-Hakra River flows along its northern border with Punjab. Since Haryana surrounds the country’s capital Delhi on three sides (north, west and south), consequently a large area of Haryana is included in the economically-important National Capital Region for the purposes of planning and development. Haryana GK Yearbook 2020

Ancient bronze and stone idols of Jain Tirthankara were found in archaeological expeditions in Badli, Bhiwani, Dadri, Gurgaon (Ferozepur Jhirka), Hansi, Hisar, Kasan, Nahad, Narnaul, Pehowa, Rewari, Rohad, Rohtak and Sonepat in Haryana.

After the sack of Bhatner fort during the Timurid conquests of India in 1398, Timur attacked and sacked the cities of Sirsa, Fatehabad, Sunam, Kaithal and Panipat. When he reached the town of Sarsuti (Sirsa), the residents, who were mostly non-Muslims, fled and were chased by a detachment of Timur’s troops, with thousands of them being killed and looted by the troops.

From there he travelled to Fatehabad, whose residents fled and a large number of those remaining in the town were massacred. The Ahirs resisted him at Ahruni but were defeated, with thousands being killed and many being taken prisoners while the town was burnt to ashes. From there he travelled to Tohana, whose Jat inhabitants were stated to be robbers according to Sharaf ad-Din Ali Yazdi. They tried to resist but were defeated and fled. Timur’s army pursued and killed 200 Jats, while taking many more as prisoners. He then sent a detachment to chase the fleeing Jats and killed 2,000 of them while their wives and children were enslaved and their property plundered. Timur proceeded to Kaithal whose residents were massacred and plundered, destroying all villages along the way. On the next day, he came to Assandh whose residents were “fire-worshippers” according to Yazdi, and had fled to Delhi. Next, he travelled to and subdued Tughlaq pur fort and Salwan before reaching Panipat whose residents had already fled. He then marched on to Loni fort. Haryana GK Yearbook 2020

Haryana as a state came into existence on 1 November 1966 the Punjab Reorganisation Act (1966). The Indian government set up the Shah Commission under the chairmanship of Justice JC Shah on 23 April 1966 to divide the existing state of Punjab and determine the boundaries of the new state of Haryana after consideration of the languages spoken by the people. The commission delivered its report on 31 May 1966 whereby the then-districts of Hisar, Mahendragarh, Gurgaon, Rohtak and Karnal were to be a part of the new state of Haryana. Further, the tehsils of Jind and Narwana in the Sangrur district — along with Naraingarh, Ambala and Jagadhri — were to be included. Haryana GK Yearbook 2020

The commission recommended that the tehsil of Kharad, which includes Chandigarh, the state capital of Punjab, should be a part of Haryana. However, only a small portion of Kharad was given to Haryana. The city of Chandigarh was made a union territory, serving as the capital of both Punjab and Haryana.

Haryana is a landlocked state in northern India. It is between 27°39′ to 30°35′ N latitude and between 74°28′ and 77°36′ E longitude. The total geographical area of the state is 4.42 m ha, which is 1.4% of the geographical area of the country. The altitude of Haryana varies between 700 and 3600 ft above sea level. Haryana has only 4% (compared to national 21.85%) area under forests. Karoh Peak, a 1,467-metre tall mountain peak in the Sivalik Hills range of the greater Himalayas range located near Morni Hill area of Panchkula district, is highest point in Haryana.

The Yamuna-Ghaggar plain forming the largest part of the state is also called Delhi doab consisting of Sutlej-Ghaggar doab (between Sutlej in north in Punjab and Ghaggar river flowing through northern Haryana), Ghaggar-Hakra doab (between Ghaggar river and Hakra or Drishadvati river which is the palaeochannels of the holy Sarasvati River) and Hakra-Yamuna doab (between Hakra river and Yamuna). The Lower Shivalik Hills to the northeast in foothills of Himalaya, The Bagar tract semi-desert dry sandy plain to the south-west. See also: Bangar and Khadir. The Aravali Range’s northernmost low rise isolated non-continuous outcrops in the south. Haryana GK Yearbook 2020

Forest cover in the state in 2013 was 3.59% (1586 km2) and the Tree Cover in the state was 2.90% (1282 km2), giving a total forest and tree cover of 6.49%. In 2016-17, 18,412 hectares were brought under tree cover by planting 14.1 million seedlings. Thorny, dry, deciduous forest and thorny shrubs can be found all over the state. During the monsoon, a carpet of grass covers the hills. Mulberry, eucalyptus, pine, kikar, shisham and babul are some of the trees found here. The species of fauna found in the state of Haryana include black buck, nilgai, panther, fox, mongoose, jackal and wild dog. More than 450 species of birds are found in Haryana;

Historical events of Haryana

S.No Description Answer
1. Founded on 1st November 1966
2. Also Known As “The land of God”
3. Ruled By Maurya, Mughals and Afghans
4. Major Historical Events The First Battle of Panipat in 1526 (Babur defeated the Lodis). The Second Battle of Panipat in 1556 (The local Haryanvi Hindu Emperor of Delhi was defeated by Akbar) The Third Battle of Panipat in 1761 (The Afghan king Ahmad Shah Abdali defeated the Marathas).
Archaeological Monuments/Sites
Archaeological Monuments/Sites Near/place
Khwaja Khizr Tomb Sonipat
Ancient Mound(Bhirrana) Fatehabad
Shishmahal Gurugram
Dehra Temple Ferozepur Jhirka
Pranpir Badshah’s Tomb Hisar
Asigarh Fort (Char Qutub Dargah) Hansi
Firoz Shah Palace Complex(Jahaj Kothi) Hisar
Tomb of Sheikh Tayyab Kaithal
Mughal Bridge Karnal
Harsh Ka Tilla Kurukshetra
Mosque of Pir Turkman and Tomb Narnaul
Tripolia Gateway Narnaul
Shobha Sagar Talab Narnaul
Chatta Rai Bal Mukund Das Narnaul
Mirza Alijan’s Takhat and Baoli Narnaul, Mahendergarh
Sugh Ancient Mound Yamunanagar
Jarasandha-Ka-Qila Karnal
Mugal Kos Minar Sonipat
Shahjahan Ki Baoli Rohtak
Ibrahim Lodi’s Tomb Panipat
Kabuli Bagh Mosque Panipat
Narnaul Jal Mahal Narnaul
Sheikh Chilli’s Tomb Thanesar
Karnal Cantonment Church Tower Karnal
Gharuanda Gateways of Old Mughal Sarai Gharaunda
Barsi gate Hansi
Surajkund Masonry Faridabad
Nabha House Kurukshetra
Major River and Dams
River Dams
Ghaggar-Hakra Masani Barrage
Dangri Hathni Kund Barrage
Dohan Kaushalya Dam
Chautang nangpur Dam
Kaushalya Ottu Barrage
Markanda Palla Barrage
Indori Pathrala Barrage
Krishnavati Tajewala Barrage

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Atal Bhujal Yojana gets Cabinet Approval

Haryana Police adopts unique barcoding software ‘Trakea’

“National Organic Festival of Women Entrepreneurs”

Integrated Command and Control Centre inaugurated in Haryana

NuGen Mobility Summit-2019 being held in Haryana

Haryana Government sets up new Foreign Cooperation Department

Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojna Scheme: Haryana

AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres

Indian Cities and Air Pollution

11 projects to revive mythical Saraswati River

Renukaji Multipurpose Dam Project

ESIC Medical College and Hospital was inaugurated in Faridabad

National Institute of Ayurveda was laid in Panchkula by Prime Minister

Foundation stone of ‘Battles of Panipat Museum’

Voter Park in Gurugram

Haryana launches Krishi Kiosk for farmers

Meri Fasal Mera Byora’ portal

Mukhya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojna

‘Institution of Eminence’ Status

National Cancer Institute (NIC) at Badhsa in Jhajjar district of Haryana.

Kapil Dev appointed as first chancellor of Rai Sports University

Vinesh Phogat clinches gold in 2019 Poland Open wrestling

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Districts of Haryana

Haryana is a State in the northern region of India with 22 districts and is the nation’s seventeenth most popular. The State borders with Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to the north and Rajasthan to the west and south. The river Yamuna defines its eastern border with Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Haryana also surrounds Delhi on three sides, forming the northern, western and southern borders of Delhi. Consequently, a large area of Haryana is included in the National Capital Region.

Ambala ambala.gov.in
Bhiwani bhiwani.gov.in
Charkhi Dadri charkhidadri.gov.in
Faridabad faridabad.nic.in
Fatehabad fatehabad.gov.in
Gurugram gurugram.gov.in
Hisar hisar.gov.in
Jhajjar jhajjar.nic.in
Jind jind.gov.in
Kaithal kaithal.gov.in
Karnal karnal.gov.in
Kurukshetra kurukshetra.gov.in
Mahendragarh mahendragarh.gov.in
Nuh nuh.gov.in
Palwal palwal.gov.in
Panchkula panchkula.nic.in
Panipat panipat.gov.in
Rewari rewari.gov.in
Rohtak rohtak.gov.in
Sirsa sirsa.gov.in
Sonipat sonipat.nic.in
Yamunanagar yamunanagar.nic.in
Map of Haryana
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The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City; other main offices are in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna and The Hague. India UNSC Permanent Member

The UN was established after World War II with the aim of preventing future wars, succeeding the ineffective League of Nations. On 25 April 1945, 50 governments met in San Francisco for a conference and started drafting the UN Charter, which was adopted on 25 June 1945 and took effect on 24 October 1945, when the UN began operations. Pursuant to the Charter, the organization’s objectives include maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development, and upholding international law. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; this number grew to 193 in 2011, representing the vast majority of the world’s sovereign states.

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The organization’s mission to preserve world peace was complicated in its early decades by the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union and their respective allies. Its missions have consisted primarily of unarmed military observers and lightly armed troops with primarily monitoring, reporting and confidence-building roles. UN membership grew significantly following widespread decolonization beginning in the 1960s. Since then, 80 former colonies have gained independence, including 11 trust territories that had been monitored by the Trusteeship Council. By the 1970s, the UN’s budget for economic and social development programmes far outstripped its spending on peacekeeping. After the end of the Cold War, the UN shifted and expanded its field operations, undertaking a wide variety of complex tasks. India UNSC Permanent Member

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The UN has six principal organs: the General Assembly; the Security Council; the Economic and Social Council; the Trusteeship Council; the International Court of Justice; and the UN Secretariat. The UN System includes a multitude of specialized agencies, such as the World Bank Group, the World Health Organization, the World Food Programme, UNESCO, and UNICEF. Additionally, non-governmental organizations may be granted consultative status with ECOSOC and other agencies to participate in the UN’s work. The UN’s chief administrative officer is the Secretary-General, currently Portuguese politician and diplomat Antonio Guterres since 1 January 2017. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states.

The UN, its officers, and its agencies have won many Nobel Peace Prizes, though other evaluations of its effectiveness have been mixed. Some commentators believe the organization to be an important force for peace and human development, while others have called it ineffective, biased, or corrupt.

Background

In the century prior to the UN’s creation, several international treaty organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross was formed to ensure protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and strife. In 1914, a political assassination in Sarajevo set off a chain of events that led to the outbreak of World War I. As more and more young men were sent down into the trenches, influential voices in the United States and Britain began calling for the establishment of a permanent international body to maintain peace in the postwar world. President Woodrow Wilson became a vocal advocate of this concept, and in 1918 he included a sketch of the international body in his 14-point proposal to end the war. In November 1918, the Central Powers agreed to an armistice to halt the killing in World War I. Two months later, the Allies met with Germany and Austria-Hungary at Versailles to hammer out formal peace terms. President Wilson wanted peace, but the United Kingdom and France disagreed, forcing harsh war reparations on their former enemies. The League of Nations was approved, and in the summer of 1919 Wilson presented the Treaty of Versailles and the Covenant of the League of Nations to the US Senate for ratification. On 10 January 1920, the League of Nations formally comes into being when the Covenant of the League of Nations, ratified by 42 nations in 1919, takes effect. However, at some point the League became ineffective when it failed to act against the Japanese invasion of Manchuria as in February 1933, 40 nations voted for Japan to withdraw from Manchuria but Japan voted against it and walked out of the League instead of withdrawing from Manchuria. It also failed against the Second Italo-Ethiopian War despite trying to talk to Benito Mussolini as he used the time to send an army to Africa, so the League had a plan for Mussolini to just take a part of Ethiopia, but he ignored the League and invaded Ethiopia, the League tried putting sanctions on Italy, but Italy had already conquered Ethiopia and the League had failed. After Italy conquered Ethiopia, Italy and other nations left the league. But all of them realized that it had failed and they began to re-arm as fast as possible. During 1938, Britain and France tried negotiating directly with Hitler but this failed in 1939 when Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia. When war broke out in 1939, the League closed down and its headquarters in Geneva remained empty throughout the war. Although the United States never joined the League, the country did support its economic and social missions through the work of private philanthropies and by sending representatives to committees. India UNSC Permanent Member

How does a country become a Member of the United Nations?

Membership in the Organization, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, “is open to all peace-loving States that accept the obligations contained in the United Nations Charter and, in the judgment of the Organization, are able to carry out these obligations”. States are admitted to membership in the United Nations by decision of the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council (P-5).

How does a new State or Government obtain recognition by the United Nations?

The recognition of a new State or Government is an act that only other States and Governments may grant or withhold. It generally implies readiness to assume diplomatic relations. The United Nations is neither a State nor a Government, and therefore does not possess any authority to recognize either a State or a Government. As an organization of independent States, it may admit a new State to its membership or accept the credentials of the representatives of a new Government.

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