|GS-II||National Rail Plan (NRP) for India 2030||Government policies and interventions|
|Champion Services Sectors||Government policies and interventions|
|Make in India initiative||Government policies and interventions|
|Social Security Schemes for Organised and Unorganised sector||Government policies and interventions|
|GS-III||Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC):||Economic Issues|
|Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana||Economic Issues|
|PT Pointer||Increasing House Sparrow Population in India||Biodiversity & Environment|
|Indo French Space Collaboration||S&T|
|Asteroid 2001 FO32- The Largest Asteroid to pass by Earth in 2021||S&T|
|National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2021||Important Bills|
|Bacteria found on International Space Station named after Indian scientist||S&T|
|RBI Committee to Study Applications for Universal Banks & Small Finance Banks||Economic Issues|
|Global Hunger Index- Criteria, Methodology & India's Ranking||Important reports|
|NV Ramanna to be the next Chief Justice of India||Indian Polity|
National Rail Plan (NRP) for India 2030
Features of the National Rail Plan
Champion Services Sectors
Rationale and Objective
Champion Services Sector Scheme
Following is the structure of the Umbrella scheme:
Make in India initiative
The list of sectors under Make in India 2.0 is given below:
These include the National Infrastructure Pipeline, Reduction in Corporate Tax, easing liquidity problems of NBFCs and Banks, policy measures to boost domestic manufacturing. Government of India has also promoted domestic manufacturing of goods through public procurement orders, Phased Manufacturing Programme (PMP), Schemes for Production Linked Incentives of various Ministries.
Social Security Schemes for Organised and Unorganised
The categories of the workers have been divided into three categories i.e.
Employees State Insurance Act, 1948
Organised Sector: EPFO
The benefits of social security to the workers employed in organised sector establishments with 20 or more workers under the Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 are extended through following three schemes:
The Employer and Employee both contribute @ 12% of wages towards provident fund. Out of this, 8.33% is diverted towards pension Fund. Employer also contributes to EDLI Scheme @ 0.5 % of wages. During the year 2019-20, 4.89 crores members contributed under the Scheme.
Unorganised Sector: Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008
Life and Disability cover: Unorganised Sector
Health and Maternity Benefits: Unorganised Sector
Old Age Protection: Unorganised Sector
Health Insurance for Domestic Workers
Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC):
What is Dedicated Freight Corridor?
The salient features of DFC are as under:
DFC consists of two arms:
Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC):
Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC):
Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd.
Benefits of Dedicated Freight Corridors:
Recent News: New Freight Corridor
Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana
The scheme has been extended for the period from 01.07.2020 to 30.06.2021.
House Sparrow population was on the decline in cities, for decades. But now the citizen-led movements across various states are facilitating the increase of House Sparrow population.
About House Sparrow:
Characteristics of House Sparrow:
Habitat of House Sparrow:
Causes of Decline:
Indo-French Space Collaborations
Previous Joint Satellite Missions
Asteroid 2001 FO32
National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2021
The Bill seeks to regulate and standardise the education and practice of allied and healthcare professionals.
Key features of the Bill include:
4 species of bacteria have been discovered onboard the International Space Station (ISS).
About the Discovery:
International Space Station (ISS)
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced the creation of a Standing External Advisory Committee under the chairmanship of Shyamala Gopinath for evaluating applications for Universal Banks and Small Finance Banks.
This is part of the central bank’s earlier announced plan to give banking permits on a continuous basis to candidates, a process that is is commonly known as ‘on-tap’ licensing.
About On tap licensing:
What is Universal banking?
RBIs universal bank licensing guidelines:
Small Finance Banks (SFBs)
Scope of activities of SFBs
Criteria for setting up SFBs
What can Small Finance Banks do?
What Small Finance Banks can’t do?
The government has questioned the methodology and data accuracy of the Global Hunger Index (GHI) report, alleging that children considered healthy were also counted to determine the ranking.
India was ranked at the 94th position out of 107 countries that were studied.
About Global Hunger Index:
How are Countries ranked?
The current Chief Justice of India(CJI) has recommended Justice N.V. Ramana, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court as the next CJI.
About Chief Justice of India(CJI):
Chief Justice of India is the chief judge of the Supreme Court of India. He/she is also the highest-ranking officer of the Indian judiciary.
Constitution on appointment of CJI:
Convention for appointment of CJI
What is the procedure?
Does the government get a say in the appointment of CJI?
However, the key difference between the appointment of the CJI and the other SC judges are,
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