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National Teleconsultation Centre (CoNTeC) and COVID-19

National Teleconsultation Centre (CoNTeC)  and COVID-19 Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- Institution Recently, the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare launched the COVID-19 National Teleconsultation Centre (CoNTeC). Key Points The CoNTeC is a Telemedicine Hub established by AIIMS, New Delhi, wherein expert doctors from various clinical domains will be available 24x7 to answer the multifaceted questions from specialists from all over the countr


APEDA & TRIFED The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act, 1985. It functions under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The Authority has its headquarters in New Delhi. Functions of APEDA APEDA is mandated with the responsibility of export promotion and development of the scheduled product

Government dismiss false news alarm that UPSC exams have been cancelled due to COVID -19

Government dismiss false news alarm that UPSC exams have been cancelled due to COVID -19 Union Government has dismissed false reports in a regional news channel that examinations held by UPSC have been cancelled in the wake of COVID-19. In a tweet, Press Information Bureau clarified that the claim is false. It said, any rescheduling of the UPSC examination if necessary, will be notified on the Commission's website Watch this for UPSC PT 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfd6v9PS

National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP)

National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) NIPFP is India’s premier economic think tank - a centre for research in public economics and policies, located in Delhi. It is an autonomous body set up jointly by the Ministry of Finance, the erstwhile Planning Commission, and several state governments. It was founded in 1976 and registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. It undertakes research, policy advocacy and capacity building in areas related to public

Autonomous bodies are crucial to the government’s functioning. Streamline them

Autonomous bodies are crucial to the government’s functioning. Streamline them Context The Union Government has recently abolished the All India Handicrafts Board, Handloom Board and the Power Loom Board in consonance with the government’s vision of minimum government, maximum governance. The Ministry of Textiles also changed the status of the eight Textile Research Associations to “approved bodies”, instead of the earlier “affiliated bodies”. Th

Mandatory Gold Hallmarkings

Mandatory Gold Hallmarking The government said that it is fully prepared to implement the mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts from June 1, 2021. What is Gold hallmarking? Gold hallmarking is a purity certification of precious metal. At present, It is voluntary in nature. Gold Hallmarking in India: In 2019, the Government announced that hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts will be made mandatory across the country. The government had given jewelle

Geological Survey of India

Geological Survey of India The Geological Survey of India (GSI ) was set up in 1851 primarily to find coal deposits for the Railways. Over the years, GSI has not only grown into a repository of geo-science information required in various fields in the country but has also attained the status of a geo-scientific organisation of international repute. Its main functions relate to creating and updating of national geoscientific information and mineral resource assessment. These objective

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI): Deep Analysis

Context: "Central Bureau of Investigation: Deep Analysis" is an important topic for UPSC Prelims and GS Paper 2 Introduction The CBI owes its origin to the Delhi Special Police Establishment, established in 1941, to enquire into cases of corruption in the procurement during the Second World War. The CBI is not a statutory body. It derives its powers from the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946. The CBI is the main investigating agency of the


NATIONAL INVESTIGATION AGENCY It is the Central Agency mandated to investigate all the offenses affecting the sovereignty, security, and integrity of India, friendly relations with the foreign state, and the offenses under the Statutory law enacted to implement international treaties, agreements, conventions, and resolutions of the United Nations. When did NIA come into being? In the wake of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, which shocked the entire world the UPA government decided to esta


FINANCIAL SERVICES INSTITUTION BUREAU The Central government has transformed the Banks Board Bureau (BBB) into the Financial Services Institutions Bureau (FSIB) by making a few amendments. The new framework was proposed by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance. In 2016, the Prime Minister has approved the constitution of the Banks Board Bureau (BBB) as a recruiter for whole-time directors and non-executive chairpersons of state-owned banks and financial institutions

Quality Council Of India (QCI), qci

Quality Council Of India (QCI) The Quality Council of India (QCI) recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. The QCI has also started a campaign called "Gunvatta Se Atmanirbharta: India's Quality Movement" to highlight India's quality centres, raise awareness of India's historic accomplishments, and let people know about programmes designed to improve everyone's quality of life. The Quality Council of India (QCI) is what, exactly? History:  &nbs

Survey of India

Survey of India The Survey of India will continue to be the ultimate authority on maps showing State and federal boundaries, according to the Indian government. About: After the Department of Science and Technology published its rules in 2021, the Survey of India (SoI) lost its exclusive right to produce high-resolution maps. The National Geospatial Policy of India was published by the government in December 2022, allowing any private organization to produce high-resolution ma


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