National Security

DMPQ-. Discuss why Surveillance reforms are the need of the hour in the wake of the Pegasus project reveal.

The ‘Pegasus Project’ says that over 300 verified Indian mobile telephone numbers, including those used by ministers, opposition leaders, journalists, the legal community, businessmen, government officials, scientists, rights activists and others, were targeted using spyware made by the Israeli firm, NSO Group. In India the government can surveillance through existing laws that offer impunity for surveillance. However, there are several issues associated with the surveillance regime. Provisions For Surveillance in India The Indian government for surveillance relies on existing provisions of law under the Indian Telegraph Act of 1885 and the Information Technology (IT) Act of 2000. These provisions are ... Read more

10-11.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Govt to hold ‘gram sabhas’ in 19 districts   The Chhattisgarh Government has decided to organize Gram Sabhas in 85 tribal dominated development blocks of 19 districts, which are included under fifth notification of PESA Act, on June 10 and 11.   Gram Sabhas will be organized in 5055 Gram Panchayats of these blocks, wherein information regarding the achievements and the schemes of Food, Civil Supply Department, Panchayat and Rural Development Department, Forest Department and Tribal and Scheduled Caste Development Department, along with the schemes conducted by Central Government and State Government will be provided.   In compliance to ... Read more

08.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh recruiting transgender in police force   In a bid to employ transgender people in police force, the recruit drive going on for 4th battalion for constables, 10 transgender of the 40 applied, have cleared the physical fitness test. Even as Chhattisgarh is the first state in country to have decided to recruit TGs in police force, the applicants have been sweating out to clear the training and fitness sessions. Police officials said that 40 TGs had applied for the recruitment in police force and the process to absorb them would be similar to the parameters of male or female. ... Read more

21.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh among 7 states to submit plan for tech education   Seven States including Chhattisgarh with a vision to rationalising the approval process of technical institutes have submitted plans to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)  which has approved preparation of perspective plan for Technical Education at State level, the Central Government has informed.   The other States are Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana which have submitted their plans to AICTE.   AICTE doesn’t close down the Engineering Colleges on its own. However, some engineering colleges have been granted approval for closure by AICTE based ... Read more

Right to information act 2005

Information sharing and transparency in government and Right to information act 2005 Transparency and accountability in administration as the sine qua non of participatory democracy, gained recognition as the new commitments of the state towards its citizens. It is considered imperative to enlist the support and participation of citizens in management of public services. Traditionally, participation in political and economic processes and the ability to make informed choices has been restricted to a small elite in India. Consultation on important policy matters, even when they directly concern the people was rarely the practice. Information-sharing being limited, the consultative process was ... Read more

Good Governance

The “key word” to be used in this is the “Good Governance” in the various phases of the service definition, development, refining and monitoring, and the whole concept of Good Governance services is based on “putting the citizen (user) at the centre of innovative services” starting from enabling of a specific procedure: citizens shall be involved in the user-centric services development driven by what users want and operate on a scale that is relevant to them. The whole approach can be actualised through very different ways and using very different tools, often not only ICT-based; public workshops and consultation are ... Read more

31.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh sends 7 proposals under CRF scheme   A total of  seven proposals under the Central Road Fund (CRF) scheme have been received from Chhattisgarh relating to State Roads and National Highways, the Central Government has informed.   The seven estimates amounting to Rs 294.18 crore have been processed for approval, it informed.   Notably, a sum of Rs 1897 crore have been allocated for the construction of National Highways during the last three years in Chhattisgarh under head National Highway (Original) and National Highway Development Program – IV, the Central Government  informed last year.   There are 18 ... Read more

Importance of Science & Technology as an engine for national development- Industrial development & Urbanization

Importance of Science & Technology as an engine for national development- Industrial development & Urbanization Professor Freeman J. Dyson, of Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton, in his book “Infinite in all Directions,” had this to say about Technology: “Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of Life, it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilization, of Arts and of Sciences. Technology continues to grow to liberate mankind from the constraints of the past. The most revolutionary aspect of technology is its mobility. Anybody can learn it. It jumps easily over barriers of ... Read more

Independence and Partition of India

Mountbatten plan The British government sent a Cabinet Mission to India in March 1946 to negotiate with Indian leaders and agree to the terms of the transfer of power. After difficult negotiations a federal solution was proposed. Despite initial agreement, both sides eventually rejected the plan. An interim government with representatives of all the Indian parties was proposed and implemented. However, it soon collapsed through lack of agreement. While the Muslim League consented to join the interim government the Indian National Congress refused. By the end of 1946 communal violence was escalating and the British began to fear that India ... Read more

04.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Cabinet approves setting up of new AIIMS in Bilaspur   The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for establishment of new AIIMS in Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh) under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).   The cost of the project is Rs.1351 crore.   Under this scheme, AIIMS have been established in Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Raipur, Jodhpur, Rishikesh and Patna while work of AIIMS Rae Bareli is in progress.     INTERNATIONAL   ·        Six Countries to enter UN Security Council   Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, Peru, Poland and the Netherlands formally ... Read more