04 June, 2020 65 Min Read
|GS-II||India-Georgia Relations||International Relations|
|GS-III||Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy (PCIM&H)||Health|
|Amendment to Essential Commodities Act||Economy|
|Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS) and Project Development Cells (PDCs) for attracting investment in India||Economy|
|Initiatives of Coal Ministry to improve efficiency||Energy|
|PT Pickups||Salome Zourabichvili||International Relations|
|Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port||Geography|
|SWADES (Skilled Workers Arrival Database for Employment Support)||Economy|
|Expansion of Ameri Ice Shelf (AIS)||Geography|
GS-II : International Relations
Post-Soviet/ Contemporary Period
Protocol on Foreign Office Consultations was concluded on 11th May 2000; it was signed by the Georgian Foreign Minister Irakli Menagarishvili and EAM Mr. Jaswant Singh and provides for “regular consultations at the level of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and other agreed levels on international, regional and bilateral issues of mutual interest”.
India and Georgia are in the process of establishing Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation which would create a framework for cooperation in diverse areas.
India’s Development Assistance
In December 1994, India had gifted medicines and relief supplies worth Rs. 0.5 million for refugees and displaced persons from Abkhazia.
India’s assistance to Georgia at present is mainly in the field of Human Resource Development.
(i) Training slots (25 on average) every year under Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC);
(ii) Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarships to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Indian Universities; and
(iii) Kendriya Hindi Sansthan scholarships to study Hindi in India. In addition, an ICCR Chair of Contemporary Indian Studies has been established at the Tbilisi State University (TSU).
Trade and Economic Relations
GS-III : Health
Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy (PCIM&H)
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to re-establish Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy (PCIM&H) as Subordinate Office under Ministry of AYUSH by merging into it Pharmacopoeia Laboratory for Indian Medicine (PLIM) and Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory (HPL)- the two central laboratories established at Ghaziabad since 1975.
About Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy (PCIM&H)
A pharmacopoeia, pharmacopeia, or pharmacopoea, in its modern technical sense, is a book containing directions for the identification of compound medicines, and published by the authority of a government or a medical or pharmaceutical society.
Amendment to Essential Commodities Act
Historic Amendment to Essential Commodities Act
Safeguarding interest of consumers
Barrier-free trade in agriculture produce
Background of 'The Farming Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020'
Benefits of 'The Farming Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020'
One India, One Agriculture Market
Government committed to the cause of farmer welfare
Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS) and Project Development Cells (PDCs) for attracting investment in India
Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS)
In order to provide support and facilitation to investors for investing in India and to boost growth in key sectors of the economy, an Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS) is approved with the following composition and objectives:
Objectives of EGoS:
Project Development Cell (PDC)
PDC will have the following objectives:
Initiatives of Coal Ministry to improve efficiency
Mineral Laws (Amendment) Act, 2020: Salient features
Amendment in Mineral Concession Rule 1960: Salient features
PT Pickups : International Relations
Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port
SWADES (Skilled Workers Arrival Database for Employment Support)
Expansion of Ameri Ice Shelf (AIS)
The AIS is one of the largest glacier drainage basins in the world, located on the east coast of Antarctica, at about 70ºS Latitude, 70ºE Longitude. The AIS dynamics and mass balance help in understanding the changes in the global climate scenario.