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Q  Why is it in News ? A The Ministry of Finance has amended the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957 to exempt listed public sector companies from the minimum public shareholding norm.Q What are some details about this Amendment ? A About The Amendment:The government can now exempt any listed public sector enterprise from the Minimum Public Shareholding (MPS) norm, which mandates at least 25% public float for all listed entities.Rationale to the New Amendment:The framework... Read More...

  Sep 20, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A On August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that, by 2024, rice provided to the poor under any government scheme  PDS, mid-day-meal, anganwadi  will be fortified.Q What is need for nutrition security in India ? A 15.3 per cent of the country’s population is undernourished.India has the highest proportion of “stunted” (30 per cent) and “wasted” children (17.3 per cent) below five years of age, as per the FAO’s recent publication, ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2021’.These figures i... Read More...

  Sep 20, 2021   Economy

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, the Union Minister for Minority Affairs replied in the Parliament that a total number of 371 training centers under Gharib Nawaz Employment Scheme were opened across the country.Q What is Gharib Nawaz Employment Scheme ? A It was launched by the Ministry of Minority Affairs in 2017.Maulana Azad Education Foundation, an autonomous body under the aegis of Ministry of Minority Affairs, implements the Scheme.The main aim of this scheme is to provide short term job oriented skill dev... Read More...

  Sep 19, 2021   Government Schemes

Q Why is it in News ?A   Recently, a global collaborative investigative effort has revealed that, at least 300 individuals in India, were potentially identified for targeted surveillance using sophisticated spyware called Pegasus. However, the government has claimed that all interception in India takes place lawfully.Communication surveillance in India takes place primarily under two laws - the Telegraph Act, 1885 and the Information Technology Act, 2000.While the Telegraph Act deals with interception of calls, the IT Act was enacted to deal with surveillance of all electro... Read More...

  Sep 19, 2021   Polity

Q  Why is it in News ? A  Recently, the Union Cabinet has cleared the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) Bill, 2021.The failure of banks such as Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank, Yes Bank and Lakshmi Vilas Bank reignited the debate on the low level of insurance against the deposits held by customers in Indian banks.Deposit Insurance: It is a protection cover against losses accruing to bank deposits if a bank fails financially and has no money to pay its depositors and has to go in for liquidation.Cred... Read More...

  Sep 18, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A    Recently, the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021, was passed in the Rajya Sabha.The bill seeks to amend the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.Q  Why is the Amendment needed , what is its background ? A The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) audit of Child Care Institutions (CCIs) in 2020, 90% of which are run by NGOs, found that 39% CCIs were not registered, even after the 2015 amendment was brought in.It also found that ... Read More...

  Sep 18, 2021   Polity

Q  Why is it in News ? A    The first use of BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin), the vaccine against tuberculosis (TB) in humans has been completed for 100 years.Q What is Tuberculosis (TB)?A TB is a very ancient disease and has been documented to have existed in Egypt as early as 3000 BC.It is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, belonging to the Mycobacteriaceae family consisting of about 200 members.Some of these cause diseases like TB and leprosy in humans and others infect a wide range of animals. Mycobacteria are also widely ... Read More...

  Sep 17, 2021   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ?A Finance Minister has recently announced the framework for the National Monetization Pipeline (NMP) and its process is under discussion.Q What is Asset Monetization?A Asset Monetization involves the creation of new sources of revenue by unlocking of the value of hitherto unutilized or underutilized public assets.Internationally, it is recognized that public assets are a significant resource for all economies.Many public sector assets are sub-optimally utilized and could be appropriately monetized to create greater financial leverage and value fo... Read More...

  Sep 17, 2021   Economy

Today's Current Affairs Question:What challenges would India face if India were to implement a net-zero target by 2050  in the context of greenhouse gas emissions? Read More...

  Sep 21, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is the debate in India about “Clash of Civilisations”? Read More...

  Sep 20, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is Kyasanur forest disease ? Where is it spreading in India? What are the effects and remedies? Read More...

  Sep 18, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is AUKUS and how will it affect India? Read More...

  Sep 17, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Agristack will launch the next generation agriculture in India. Illustrate. Read More...

  Sep 16, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ? A Recently, the government introduced the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment Bill), 2021 in the Lok Sabha.The Bill is set to replace the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Amendment Ordinance 2021 promulgated in April 2021.It introduced an alternate insolvency resolution process for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with defaults up to Rs 1 crore called the Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process (PIRP).In March 2021 a sub-committee of the Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) recommended a pre-pack&... Read More...

  Sep 16, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A. Recently, under the Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR) programme, the government has given approval for establishing two additional facilities.In 2020, India filled its strategic petroleum reserves in view of the slump in crude prices.Q Which are the additional  facilities identified ? A The new facilities will be commercial-cum-strategic facilities with a total storage capacity of 6.5 MMT (Million Metric Ton) underground storages at:Chandikhol, Odisha (4 MMT)Pad... Read More...

  Sep 16, 2021   Economy

Q  Why is it in News ?  A Recently, the Parliament has passed the Marine Aids to Navigation Bill 2021. The bill will repeal the Lighthouse Act, 1927, an over nine-decade-old law governing the traditional navigation aid, i.e. lighthouses. Q What is background of this bill and why is it needed ? A  Uptil now, the administration and management of Lighthouse and Lightships in India is governed by Lighthouse Act 1927 for safe navigation. Lighthouses serve two main purposes viz. as a navigational aid and t... Read More...

  Sep 15, 2021   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A Special Economic Zones (SEZ) have touched new heights in terms of performance in Exports, Investment and Employment in the last three years.Q What is an Special Economic Zones ? AAn SEZ is a territory within a country that is typically duty-free (Fiscal Concession) and has different business and commercial laws chiefly to encourage investment and create employment.SEZs are created also to better administer these areas, thereby increasing the ease of doing business.Q What are rules governing SEZs in... Read More...

  Sep 14, 2021   Economy

Today's Current Affairs Question:More vaccine doses against Covid-19 were administered in the first week of September than the whole of May. Explain Read More...

  Sep 15, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:What is SVAMITVA? How will it benefit the rural areas and economy? Read More...

  Sep 14, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Current Affairs Question:Write on the strategic outcome of the 13th BRICS Summit. Read More...

  Sep 13, 2021   Current Affairs