Archive For October 11, 2018

Gujarat tops in private sector investments across India

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As per an analysis titled ‘Composition of Outstanding Investments Across States,’ carried out by Assocham, Gujarat has the biggest share of 12.5% in total outstanding private sector investments ((including both domestic and foreign private sectors) across India as of June 2012. As per the analysis top 4 states are: Gujarat (12.5%) Odisha (10.7%) Maharashtra (8.9%)…

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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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Daily Current Affairs Quiz Archive – October 2012

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Quiz – Current Affairs October 30-31, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 29, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 28, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 27, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 25-26, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 23-24, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 21-22, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 20,…

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Rs 4,000 crore plan to fight Japanese Encephalitis

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The Union Cabinet of India sanctioned a Rs 4038-crore comprehensive multi-pronged plan for prevention and control of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the country. States where this plan will be implemented: Uttar Pradesh West Bengal Tamil Nadu Bihar Assam The plan will be implemented within five years from 2012-13 to 2016-17….

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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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Apex court asks amend Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 and Rules 2005

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The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to amend the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 and Rules 2005 to ensure that the life of seafarers is made more secure and their families are compensated adequately in the event of loss of life. The court showed its concern about increasing piracy and attack on vessel.    …

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz Archive – September 2012

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Quiz – Current Affairs September 28-30, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 27, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 26, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 25, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 24, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 23, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 22, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 21,…

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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 contemplating key changes in rules for clinical trials

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The Union Government is pondering to bring major changes in the Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940, and its Rules, to address the problem of inadequate monitoring of clinical trials in the country. As per the proposed changes: Mandatory for the Investigator to report all serious adverse events, including deaths, to the Drugs Controller General of…

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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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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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