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RV Easwar Committee Recommendations On January 19, 2016, the Expert Committee to simplify income tax laws headed by Justice (retired) R.V. Easwar has submitted its report. The committee was set up last year in October following up on a promise to provide a fair and predictable tax regime. The committee was tasked to suggest recommendations ..

2016-CGS-10: Current Affairs for UPSC Pre & Mains

Monograph-1: Start-up India Stand-up India Evolution and Features of Start-up Ecosystem in India A start-up refers to a new venture that generally has no prior history of operations. In terms of age, start-ups are infants i.e. less than one year old. Key features of start-up A start-up is a new business which stands alone. It’s ..

CGS-10: Others

Malnutrition Mapping Project Malnutrition Mapping Project is a new online tool revealing the global burden of malnutrition in all its forms. It has been developed by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) with funding from Amway. It includes data from more than 30 countries representing low, middle and high incomes and provides an easy ..

2016-CGS-9: Current Affairs for UPSC Pre & Mains

Fundamentals {GS Mains and Prelims} Economy and Government Policy Overview of Crop Insurance and PMFBY In April, 2016, the government of India had launched Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) after rolling back the earlier insurance schemes viz. National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS), Weather-based Crop Insurance scheme and Modified National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (MNAIS). Thus, ..

CGS-9:Others

Revised All-India Services rules As per the revised rules notified under the All-India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Amendment Rules, 2015, which governs services of IAS, IPS, and IFoS officers, states are required to inform the Centre within 48 hours if any officer is suspended by them. It should be followed by a detailed report within ..

2016-CGS-8: Current Affairs for UPSC Pre & Mains

Arunachal Governor Issue Summary of Events Last assembly elections were held in Arunachal Pradesh in 2011. Out of the total 60 seats in state assembly, Congress won 47, BJP won 11 and there were 2 independent MLAs. Thus, Congress came to power with an overwhelming majority and its leader Nabam Tuki was sworn in as ..

2016-CGS-7: Current Affairs for UPSC Pre & Mains

Prelims Observations and Facts Science and Technology CTR-17 and CTR-20 Researchers from the Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV), Bhopal have applied for the US patent of the discovery of the anti-cancer molecules code-named CTR-17 and CTR-20.These two anti-cancer molecules are discovered from the turmeric and they are found to be killing the cancel cells without any ..

CGS-7: Miscellanous

Apurvi Chandela Apurvi Chandela from Rajasthan has won a Gold medal in the 59th National Shooting Championship in 10-metre Air Rifle event in women’s category. National Mathematics Day Every year 22nd December is observed as National Mathematics Day to celebrate birth anniversary of great Indian autodidact Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. This year, it will be the 128th birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan. National ..