Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received the Philip Kotler Presidential award in New Delhi.It is the first ever kotler prize for Narendra Modi. Philip kotler award is given for the Outstanding leadership in country.The main focus of this award is ‘people,profit and planet.Read More : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/pm-modi-receives-philip-kotler-award/articleshow/67525994.cms
Yes Bank has appointed Brahm Dutt as Non executive part-time chairman .He is also holding the position of chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.Yes Bank is the fourth largest private bank of India which is headquartered at Mumbai.
Read More: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/banking/yes-bank-appoints-brahm-dutt-as-non-executive-part-time-chairman/articleshow/67499732.cms
15 Jan is celebrated as 71st Army Day in India on Tuesday. It is celebrated every year on 15 Jan when General KM Carriappa took over the command of Army .This day is dedicated to Brave soldiers of the Indian Army Who always fought for the safety of people of country.
Subordinate Court of Haryana for Clerk
Society for Centralized Recruitment of Staff in Subordinate Courts under High Court of Punjab and Haryana (S.S.S.C.) on behalf of the District and Sessions Judges of the State of Haryana, invites online applications for the vacant posts of Clerk in the Subordinate Courts of Haryana.
Candidate can apply online Form : 07/01/2019
Last date/time for Registration Step-I : 04/02/2019 11:59 P.M
Last date for receipt of application fee : 06/02/2019 (Within Banking Hours)
Last date/time for Registration Step II : 07/02/2019 11:59 P.M.
Last date for editing of applications : 07/02/2019 11:59 P.M.
For General Candidates
Minimum Age: 18 years
Maximum Age: 42 years
For SC/ST/OBC of Haryana
Minimum Age: 18 years
Maximum Age: 47 years
Degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science or equivalent thereto from a recognized university. He/she should have passed matriculation examination with Hindi as one of the subject.
3. SELECTION PROCESS
· Written Examination
· Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)
· Checking of original documents
NOTE :For every wrong answer, 1/4th mark would be deducted
4. APPLY ONLINE:
Candidates can apply through Online mode .
Official Website Link: https://www.sssc.gov.in/
Direct link to apply :
5. EXAMINATION FEE (Non-Refundable)
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Namita Gokhale won the Sushila Devi Literature Award for her novel “Things to Leave Behind“
Gokhale was awarded in the ‘Best Book of Fiction Written by a Woman Author’ category at the inaugural edition of Bhopal Literature and Art Festival (BLF) .
Just after one day of president’s nod to 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutes to economically weaker sections in the general category is Implemented by Vijay rupani in Gujrat.Gujrat become first state to implement it.
‘One family, One job ‘ scheme launched by Sikkim chief minister Pawan kumar chamling in Rajgar Mela 2019. Under this scheme for every family one govt job will be allotted. The new recruits are being taken in 12 government departments.
Chamling announced 20000 youth will immediately get jobs under this scheme.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 3 crore on Citibank India for not complying with directions Mentioned in Banking Regulation act 1949. This fine is imposed not to adhere ‘Fit and Proper’ directions of director of the bank
IDFC Bank re-named as IDFC First Bank
Private lender Bank IDFC has changes its name as IDFC first Bank. Name of the bank is changed after the merger with NBFC (Non banking finance company) Capital First.
Rajyavardhan Rathore launches National Youth Parliament Festival 2019
Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Col Rajyavardhan Rathore launched the National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 in New Delhi. Theme of the festival is- “Be the Voice of New India” and “Find solutions and contribute to policy”.
In this festival the youth between of 18 to 25 years can participate ,discuss and debate on how yo make a New India.
Government launches National Clean Air Programme(NCAP)
Union Government has launched a National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) .NCAP aims to tackle the challenge of Increasing Pollution in India. Harsh Vardhan ,Union Minister for environment ,Forest and climate change sets a budget of Rs 300 Crore for the First Two years. It is a Five year Term plan and its aim is to reduce 20-30% reduction of PM2.5 and PM10 concentration by 2024 .Read More : https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/government-launches-national-clean-air-programme/articleshow/67474160.cms
The Sino-Indian Digital Collaboration Plaza (SIDCOP) has been launched by Union Government to bring IT companies and Chinese Enterprises closer to each other. National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) is the IT regulatory body of India who launched SIDCOP on behalf of Government. SIDCOP will provide market access to Indian IT firms in the huge Chinese market.
ISRO announces Human Space Flight Centre in Bengaluru
K.Siva chairman of ISRO (Indian space research Organisation) announced Setting up human space flight centre in Bengaluru to make India’s maiden human mission to space a reality.Gaganyaan will be the India’s mission which will send Astronauts to space .
Gaganyaan will be headed by R.Hutton .This will send three Astronauts to orbit and will cost 10000 crore Project.Read More: https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/isro-announces-human-space-flight-centre/article25967944.ece
National youth day is celebrated on 12 January on the birth occasion of Swami Vivekananda (156th ).Theme for 2019 is “Youth and Nation Building “
On the Birth Occasion of Swami Vivekananda Jharkhand chief Minister Raghubar Das has uncover the tallest statue of Swami Vivekanad at Ranchi Lake.
The Indian Paint Association (IPA), the apex body of the nation's paint industry declared that the 29th biennial Indian Paint Conference would be held in Agra, Uttar Pradesh from eleventh to thirteenth January 2019. This would be the biggest expo of the assessed INR 500 billion (50,000 Crore) Indian Paints and Coatings industry.Read More: https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/29th-indian-paint-conference-2019-to-be-held-in-agra-119011000665_1.html
Hyper-spectral Imaging Satellite was launched from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre by PSLV-C43 on 29th of November.
Features of HysIS
• It has been placed in the Polar Sun synchronous orbit at an altitude of over 600 km.
• It carries two Payloads, viz. Visible Near Infra-red (VNIR) and Shortwave Infra-red Range (SWIR).
• Its high spectral cameras can penetrate through soil for up to 5 cm, depending on soil type.
• The mission life is 5 years.
Application of HysIS
• Agriculture application: It can detect the health of crops and plants
• Defense application: it can detect landmine over ground as well as few centimeter underground.
• Mining: it can help in mineral exploration
• Forestry & environment: it can flow of streams even under thick forest cover.
Farmers’ income can be doubled in assured manner by progressive MSP as recommended by Swaminathan Committee.
Before making any conclusion, we first try to answer these Questions:
1. What is MSP and what is its need?
2. How MSP is calculated in India?
3. What are the limitations of MSP in doubling farmers’ income?
4. What are the other alternatives, other than MSP, that can be used to double farmers’ income?
MSP, the Minimum Support Price is the minimum price promised by the government to the farmers.
Need of MSP
1. Minimum income to farmer
2. Food security
1. Agriculture production
2. Rural economic growth
3. Sustainable economic growth
1. Rural-urban divide
2. Rich-poor gap
MSP in India
CACP adopts different methods to calculate MSP. They are
1. 1.A 2 cost
2. 2.A 2 + FL cost
3. 3.C 2 cost
4. C 3 cost
Limitations of present methodology
1. Demand- supply conditions of the market
2. Inter-crop price parity
3. Agriculture – industrial products price parity
4. Price trends in the domestic market
5. Price trends in the international market
6. It fails to analyzes terms of trade
How to double farmers’ income through MSP?
1. Suggestion by Swaminathan Commission should be implemented i.e. government should declare MSP at C 2 + 50%.
2. The price disparity created since independence must be gradually gapped down.
Shortcomings of MSP
3. Retail chain
4. Road & telecom connectivity
The Union Cabinet on September 26, 2018 approved the National Digital Communications Policy 2018 (NDCP-2018), the new telecom policy of the country that aims to provide broadband access to every citizen at 50 Mbps speed by the year 2022. The National Digital Communications Policy 2018, which envisions attracting $100 billion investments into the country’s digital communications sector, aims at creating at least 40 lakh new jobs in the sector in the next four years. The cabinet also accorded approval to the re-designation of the Telecom Commission as the Digital Communications Commission. The National Digital Communications Policy will at end result in broadband for all, creation of four million additional jobs in the Digital Communications sector. It will enhance the contribution of the Digital Communications sector to 8 percent of India's GDP from around 6 percent in 2017. It will propel India to the Top 50 Nations in the ICT Development Index of ITU (International Telecom Union) from 134 in 2017. It will enhance India's contribution to Global Value Chains and ensure Digital Sovereignty. The government targets to achieve these objectives by 2022.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on September 19, 2018 signed an agreement on denuclearisation, defusing crisis on the Korean peninsula and reducing military tensions. The talks were hosted by North Korea in its capital city Pyongyang. The North Korean leader welcomed the South Korea President at the Sunan International Airport, at the start of Moon’s three-day visit to the nation. North Korea has agreed to permanently dismantle engine testing facilities and missile launch pads in the presence of international inspectors. The North Korean leader stated that his regime is also willing to take additional steps in accordance with the June 12 North Korea-US Joint Declaration, such as dismantle the country's largest nuclear facility in Yongbyon if the US takes corresponding measures. The Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Centre is a major complex and its permanent closure would be a significant move towards ensuring that the North gives up its nuclear arsenal. Besides this, Kim Jong Un pledged to visit Seoul, which would be the first visit by a North Korean leader to the South since the Korean War. The leaders of the two militaries, South Korean defence Minister Song Young-moo and North Korea's Minister for the People's Armed Forces No Kwang-chol also signed a declaration, agreeing to a wide range of steps aimed at further reducing military tension on the Korean Peninsula. Both the leaders want the US to sign off on formally ending the Korean War, which still technically continues because no peace treaty was signed. There have been military tensions between the two countries for a long time. This move will lead to good relation between the two countries. The main agenda of the Moon-Kim meeting was to enhance ties between the two Koreas and push the talks on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. The agreement also outlined plans to reconnect a cross-border railway, to allow letter exchanges and video calls between citizens and to seek to file a joint bid to co-host the 2032 Olympics. The other objectives of South Korean President in the North are expected to be largely focused on cultural and symbolic activities designed to project an image of cross-border friendship.