“Silk Fab” exhibition

Ques for Mains - Discuss various measures and initiative under taken by the government to encourage and promote handloom & silk products. The Minister of State for Textiles (Independent Charge), Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar inaugurated the “Silk Fab” exhibition, in New Delhi on 20.oct.2014. The exhibition enables an interface between the weavers and consumers. The exhibition is an initiative of the office of Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Ministry of Textiles, through National Handloom Development Corporation (NHDC) Ltd. to provide direct access to the handloom weavers Continue reading →

Need balanced approach towards labourers

Ques. for Mains - Q1. In context with boosting India's economy there is a dire need to maintain a balanced approach towards the welfare of labourers. The Union Minister of Labour & Employment upon industry and trade unions to strike a balance in dealing with labour issues. Chairing a tripartite consultation meeting on Amendment to the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 and said that there is a need to maintain a balanced approach towards the welfare of labourers. Government is committed to protect the interests of Continue reading →

Indigenous Breed of Cow Has Great Potential to Increase Farm Income

Ques. for Mains - Q1. Examine the various initiatives taken by the Government for improvement of milk productivity and conservation of indigenous cattle germplasm. Q2.Critically analyze how Indigenous Breed of farm animals has Great Potential to Increase Farm Income. The indigenous breed of cow being disease resistant and tolerant to tropical weather conditions as compared to cross-bred cow has great potential to increase the income of our farming community. Recently launched Rashtriya Gokul Mission for improvement of indigenous cattle, aims to conserve and develop indigenous Continue reading →

Environment protection and Development need to be synergized

Ques. for Mains - Q1. "For balanced sustainable development it is extremely vital to bring about a synergy between the parameters of environment protection and development", Critically comment. Q2. "The  National Green Tribunal of India has successfully provided an institutional mechanism and framework to address the needs and concerns pertaining to the environment", Discuss. For balanced sustainable development it is extremely vital to bring about a synergy between the parameters of environment protection and development.  A synthesis of these objectives would enable achieving the mission Continue reading →

Launch of ‘Jammu Kashmir Arogya Gram Yojana’

Ques. for Mains - Q1. Analyze the need & importance of recently launched ‘Jammu Kashmir Arogya Gram Yojana’. Dr Jitendra Singh on 18.october.2014 launched ‘Jammu Kashmir Arogya Gram Yojana’ under which the CSIR (Council for Scientific & Industrial Research), affiliated with the Ministry of Science & Technology. This Yojana will identify thousand villages in Jammu & Kashmir for the growth of aromatic plants with active participation of local farmers and owners of the land. The Government will initially spend over Rs.25 crores on this scheme Continue reading →

‘Kachchh Mahotsav’

Ques. for Mains - Examine the steps taken by the government to promote Indian handicrafts and handlooms since Independence. As a first step towards promoting handloom and craft based textiles from the famous Kachchh region of Gujarat, the Minister of State for Textiles (Independent Charge), Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar inaugurated the Kachchh Mahotsav, in New Delhi today. The exhibition focuses on Kachchh crafts such as Soof, Mirror work, Rabari, Ahir, Patchwork and other embroidered products, Ajrak, Tie & Dye, Batik and Block Printed Textile products, Continue reading →

Urban Art Commission

Ques. for Mains - Critically analyze the role and importance of Urban Art Commission in India. The Ministry of Urban Development has appointed new Chairman and four members of the Delhi Urban Art Commission. Dr.P.S.N.Rao has been appointed as Chairman and Smt.SonaliBhagwati, Ms.SonaliRastogi, Shri Samir Mathur and Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, as members of the Commission. Delhi Urban Art Commission, set up in May, 1974 is mandated with preserving, developing and maintaining the aesthetic quality of urban and environmental design with in Delhi. The Commission Continue reading →

Speech by President of India to Parliament of Finland (Important Points)

Ques. for Mains - Q1. Describe briefly about India-Finland bilateral relationship. Q2. "India Parliament is a microcosm of India and symbolizes, in every sense, the unity, strength and diversity of the Indian people", Elucidate. As the first country to give the right to vote and the right to stand for elections to all citizens of eligible age – regardless of wealth, race or social class, Finland is an exemplary democracy. It is well known that Finnish women were the first in the world to receive Continue reading →

Blindness control schemes

Ques for Mains - "India has the largest burden of global blindness –about 3.5 million with 30,000 new cases being added each year", Critically comment. Describe the measures should be taken by the government to deal with the same issue. Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister, has decided to review the progress of the National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB) with a view to toning up its implementation. NPCB was launched in 1976 as a 100 percent Centrally- funded scheme with a goal to Continue reading →

TV Digitization is an integral component of the PM’s vision of Digital India

Digitization process was an integral component of the Digital India initiative of the Prime Minister. The Cable TV Digitization process aimed at providing the consumer with greater choices and affordable & qualitative options. The overall objective was to be sensitive to the needs and choice of the consumer. The choice of the consumer was paramount in defining the inputs, strategies and roadmap for the remaining phases of the digitization process. The Minister added that in the next phase of digitization, the price mechanism offered to Continue reading →