Monthly Archives: June 2019

Schemes / Government Initiatives

Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) The Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY), the flagship scheme of the Union Government for employment generation, crossed the milestone of one crore beneficiaries on January 14, 2019. About Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana: The scheme “Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana” (PMRPY) was announced in the Budget for 2016-17. The objective of the scheme

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Constitutional / Non-Constitutional / Statutory / Regulatory / Various Quisi-Judicial Bodies

Competition Commission of India (CCI) • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) was established under the Competition Act, 2002 for the administration, implementation and enforcement of the Act, and was duly constituted in March 2009. • Chairman and members are appointed by the central government. The following are the objectives of the Commission: To prevent practices having adverse effect on

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Central Information Commission (CIC)

Central Information Commission (CIC) Under the provision of Section-12 of RTI Act 2005 the Central Government shall, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute a body to be known as the Central Information Commission. • Composition: The Central Information Commission shall consist of the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and such number of Central Information Commissioners not exceeding 10 as may

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National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA)

National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) About NAA: The National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) has been constituted under Section 171 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017. It is to ensure the reduction in rate of tax or the benefit of input tax credit is passed on to the recipient by way of commensurate reduction in prices. The Authority’s core function

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Superconductivity

Superconductivity Context: IISc researchers have reported superconductivity at room temperature. Their finding, now under review, will be a breakthrough if verified. Background: Superconductivity is a phenomenon that, so far, has been possible only at extremely low temperatures, in the range of 100°C below zero. The search for a material that exhibits superconductivity at room temperature, or at least manageable low

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