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2018-CGS-28: Mains Revision-16: Primary Sector of Economy

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana Pradhan Mantri fasal Bima Yojana (PFBY) is a crop insurance scheme wherein there will be a uniform premium of only 2% to be paid by farmers for all Kharif crops and 1.5% for all Rabi crops. In case of annual commercial and horticultural crops, the premium to be paid by ..

2018-CGS-27: Mains Revision-14: Planning & Niti Aayog efforts

Niti Aayog Health Index Report NITI Aayog has released Health Index report titled “Healthy States, Progressive India. It ranks states and union territories based on their year-on-year incremental change in health outcomes and compare their overall performance with respect to each other. Parameters for the Index The index is based on scores from three domains (a) ..

2018-CGS-26: Mains Revision- 13: International Affairs & Organizations

India’s Membership to Wassennar Agreement Wassennar Arrangement aims to promote transparency and greater responsibility in transfers of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies to ensure there are no destabilising accumulations and terrorists do not acquire them. India is now member of three international export control groups i.e. Australia group, MTCR and Wassenaar agreement. This ..

2018-CGS-25: Mains Revision-12: India’s Neighbourhood and Extended Neighbourhood

US National Security Strategy And Afghanistan The National security strategy of USA has made some significant departures from past. It provides greater opportunity for India in countering terrorism, promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan and more broadly, the Indo-Pacific. Features of the new policy The policy recognizes the US commitment to Indo-pacific strategy. Thus recognising ..

2018-CGS-24: Mains Revision-11: Governance Related Issues

Easing User Interface of Government Web Portals Problems with the government portals: E-governance has immense potential to address the various issues of governance and to bring in transparency, objectivity in governance. But the portals of government which are supposed to facilitate e-governance are haunted with various issues Traffic management: The government websites like IRCTC are ..

2018-CGS-23: Mains Revision-10: Poverty, Hunger, Unemployment

Increased Unemployment among the Educated India must provide quality employment for the young generation to transform its human capital into demographic dividend. The unemployment rate is more among the educated than uneducated because lack of quality opportunities which reflects their educational qualification whereas the uneducated ones are ready to embrace any opportunity which comes into ..

2018-CGS-22: Mains Revision-9: Health, Education & Human Resources

Challenges with the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) Union budget 2018 announced a flagship National Health Protection Scheme to cover over ten crore poor and vulnerable families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) providing coverage up to five lakh rupees per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation. Features of the programme Features of the scheme ..

2018-CGS-21: Mains Revision-8: Government Schemes, Development Industry, NGOs

NGO’s Role in Addressing the Problems Aftermath Partition NGOs played a vital role in addressing the problems haunting the country aftermath partition like food security, illiteracy, vast population and depletion of resources etc. Role played by NGOs: Population control The Rockefeller foundation (RF) took steps to examine population growth rates and initiate a programme of human fertility ..