Archive For The “India Current Affairs 2018” Category

IMR decreased to 44 Per 1000 Live Births during 2011

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Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) declined by 3 points from 47 to 44 infant deaths per 1000 live births during 2011. As per Sample Registration System (SRS) released by the Registrar General of India (RGI): IMR for rural areas has decreased by 3 points from 51 to 48 infant deaths per 1000 live births IMR in…

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Domestic companies can make payments in SEZ in foreign currency: RBI

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The RBI has given permission to domestic companies to make payments to units in Special Economic Zones in foreign currency for the services delivered by them. Earlier, this facility was allowed only for payments made for goods. To promote software exports, RBI has simplified procedure for exporting goods and services by all Software Technology Parks…

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Aircraft Acquisition Committee

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Govt. approves setting up of Aircraft Acquisition Committee The government gave its nod for setting up a new committee which will consider, examine and make recommendations on allowing import or acquisition of aircraft for various purposes by airlines. After analyzing the proposals, the panel would make suggestions for operation of scheduled air transport services, regional…

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India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue

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India and Japan decided to enhance cooperation key bilateral areas, including maritime, cyber, outer space security and also deliberated on regional and international security situation. It was second India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue held in Tokyo which involved discussions on foreign policy issues and security. Both the nations reviewed bilateral security and defence cooperation and discussed ways…

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10 % disinvestment in NMDC approved

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave its nod to a 10% stake sale of the Centre’s equity holding in NMDC (National Mineral Development Corporation) through the ‘offer for sale’ route. The sale is expected to fetch about Rs.7,000 crore. The selling will be through ‘Offer for the sale through stock exchange’ (OFS) method,…

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EC prohibits publication/broadcast Opinion Polls during election in Gujarat and HP

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The Election Commission put a ban on the publication/broadcast kind of opinion poll during the period of assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. As per EC there will be complete ban on display of any election matter like opinion poll or any other poll survey, in any electronic media, during the period of 48…

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National Policy on Electronics 2012

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‘National Policy on Electronics’ (NPE) cleared by the Government The Union Cabinet cleared the National Policy on Electronics 2012. Objective: By 2020, make the Indian domestic electronic hardware manufacturing segment into a $ 400 billion industry. Government will create an ecosystem for a globally competitive ESDM (Electronic System and Design and Manufacturing) sector in India…

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Bharti Airtel: World’s fourth largest mobile operator

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As per the ‘Scoreboard’ report by analyst firm Wireless Intelligence, Bharti Airtel with over 250 million mobile subscribers is world’s fourth-largest operator in terms of subscribers. Airtel overtook Telefónica of Spain to reach this position. Top 4 Mobile Operators Rankings China Mobile Vodafone Group American Movil Group Bharti Airtel Reliance Communications 8th position Idea Cellular…

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Committee for Direct Cash Transfers

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National Committee on Direct Cash Transfers, constituted by the Prime Minister. This coordination committee will act as a mechanism to coordinate action for the introduction of direct cash transfers to individuals under the various government schemes and programmes. Chairman of the Committee on Direct Cash Transfers: Prime Minister. Other Members: 11 Cabinet Ministers 2 Ministers…

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Govt unveils Aadhaar-enabled service delivery system

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The Union Government unveiled a new Aadhaar-enabled service delivery system that will provide a reliable mechanism of direct cash transfer to beneficiaries in a transparent manner. Objective: To eliminate fraud, black-marketing, pilferage in schemes and bribery in the delivery of government services. What is Aadhaar? A 12-digit unique number issued by the Unique Identification Authority…

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E-eye Project in Corbett National Park

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E-Eye Project: A pilot surveillance project being piloted in Corbett National Park in which live electronic surveillance is done with the help of cameras with video recording facility mounted on towers. The project will help in tracking the movement of animals, human interference and checking poaching. These cameras will generate alerts to the control room…

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