Saffron is a plant whose dried stigmas (thread-like parts of the flower) are used to make saffron spice.
Saffron cultivation is believed to have been introduced in Kashmir by Central Asian immigrants around the 1st Century BCE.
Pampore region, in India, commonly known as Saffron bowl of Kashmir, is the main contributor to saffron production, followed by Budgam, Srinagar, and Kishtiwar districts.
Saffron has traditionally been associated with the famous Kashmiri cuisine.
About Chief Economic Advisor
The Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) is a post in Government of India and is equivalent to rank of Secretary to the Government of India.
The CEA is head of Economic Division of the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
The CEA is the ex-officio cadre controlling authority of the Indian Economic Service.
Until 2009, the CEA’s position was a Union Public Service Commission appointment and until the 1970s almost all CEA
Provides small savings and current accounts < 1 lakh, Mutual Funds, Insurance products, remittances to workers.
They are differentiated or restricted banks.
It was announced in Union Budget 2014-2015.
It was based on the recommendations of the Nachiket Mor Committee on Financial Inclusion.
They cannot lend and cannot set up subsidiaries to undertake Non-banking Financial services (NBFS) (lease, hire purchase).
They are bound to meet CRR and 75% SLR and 25% i
Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industries
DIPP was established in 1995 and reconstituted in 2000 with the merger of the Dept of Industrial Development.
It was renamed in 2019. The following are the Functions of DPIIT
e-Commerce matters were transferred to DPIIT in 2018.
In 2019: internal trade, the welfare of traders and their employees and Start- ups.
Formulate and implement ind
As a part of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav, Smart Cities Mission, MoHUA has launched “Smart cities and Academia Towards Action & Research (SAAR)” program, a joint initiative of MoHUA, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and leading Indian academic institutions of the country.
Under the program, 15 premier architecture & planning institutes of the country will be working with Smart Cities to document landmark projects undertaken by the Smart Cities Mission.
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These solutions use Artificial Intelligence for a personalized and customized learning experience for better learning outcomes and skill development in the niche areas.
What is ‘Padhe Bharat’ campaign?
Padhe Bharat is a 100 Days Reading Campaign which is in alignment with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
It emphasises on the promotion of joyful reading culture for children by ensuring the availability of age-appropriate reading books for children in local/mother tongue/regional/tribal Language.
There is a need to create an enabling environment in which students read for pleasure and develop their skills through a process tha
Consumer Protection (Jurisdiction of the District Commission, the State Commission and the National Commission) Rules, 2021
1) Pecuniary Jurisdiction
The Consumer Protection Act, 2019
The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 promulgates a three-tier quasi-judicial mechanism for redressal of consumer disputes namely district commissions, state commissions and national commissions.
The Act also stipulates the pecuniary jurisdiction of each tier of consumer commission.
As per the existin
About National Livestock Mission (NLM)
The National Livestock Mission (NLM) scheme is being implemented in the country since 2014. The scheme has been realigned during 2021-22.
The salient features of realigned National Livestock Mission (NLM) scheme are employment generation, entrepreneurship development, increase in per animal productivity and thus targeting increased production of meat, goat milk, egg and wool.
The objectives of the National Livestock Mission are:
What are Sector Skill Councils?
Since its inception, one of the major pillars of NSDC’s strength are Sector Skill Councils (SSCs), which play a vital role in bridging the gap between what the industry demands and what the skilling requirements ought to be.
The National Occupational Standard is one of the most significant contributions of NSDC to India's skilling ecosystem - something that was made possible by the SSCs, which are national partnership organizations that bring tog