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09.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Sky scheme to empower women in state: govt   Chhattisgarh Government is empowering women of the State via the SKY Scheme – the first of its kind which is the world’s largest such programme.   One of the primary goals of the SKY Scheme is to empower women and help close gender disparities by providing women access to information and services through smartphones.   Providing smart phones to women in every rural family and every urban poor household is going to make a dramatic difference to bridging the gender divide. This is the first programme of this kind anywhere ... Read more

07.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH PM interacts with ‘start-up’ entrepreneurs of ‘36inc’   Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with the Start-Up entrepreneurs of ‘36Inc’ located at the Raipur-based City Centre Mall via video-conferencing facility from New Delhi.   The Prime Minister while speaking to 36Inc Incubator and App-Lop Director Rahul Singhal advised him to prepare MobileApp for Chhattisgarh’s Handicrafts.   Singhal revealed that his Start-Up can make Mobile-App in minutes. The institution had already prepared six lakh Mobile-Apps and helped more than 10,000 Start-Ups till now.   He revealed that they made an App for ‘Gupchup’ seller of Gujarat and his business ... Read more

06.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Subsidised rice scheme will never be stopped: raman   Chief Minister Raman Singh said that subsidized rice scheme of the Chhattisgarh Government will never be discontinued as it is  State’s most ambitious project .   He was addressing a massive public meeting at Manpur in Rajnandgaon district as a part of his ongoing State-wide Vikas Yatra.   He also transferred paddy bonus worth Rs 15 .89 crore to about 17 694 farmers online.   Singh said that by the time farmers reach their destinations, the amount of paddy bonus will be transferred to their bank accounts.   He also ... Read more

09.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   Appointment of 11 parliamentary secretaries: Supreme Court notice to Chhattisgarh govt   The Supreme Court  declined to grant any interim relief on an appeal against a high court order dismissing pleas challenging the appointment of 11 parliamentary secretaries by the Raman Singh-led BJP government in Chhattisgarh.   The Chhattisgarh government had appointed 11 MLAs as parliamentary secretaries and granted them a status equivalent to state ministers.   SCsaid, the high court had failed to assess how the appointments were made when neither any provision of the Constitution, nor any statutory enactment allowed such appointments beyond a particular limit.   There was ... Read more

The issue of Schedule caste / Scheduled Tribe act

Note: READ is our New Initiative to cover two Topics (Weekly) of Current Importance in Detail with Specific focus on Prelims and Mains Exam   The issue of Schedule caste / Scheduled Tribe act In March 2018, the Supreme Court observed that the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989 has become an instrument to “blackmail” innocent citizens and public servants.   The Supreme Court’s decision to issue guidelines to check the abuse of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, has raised many eyebrows with several political parties and Dalit activists demanding its review. The ... Read more

19.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Vayosri yojana’ to be launched in three dists   Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry had launched ‘Vayosri Yojana’ for supplying any aid to senior citizens as per their requirements.The project will be launched at Bilaspur, Raigarh and  Janjgir-Champa districts, the Central Government has informed.   About 520 senior citizens in Raipur, 480 senior citizens in Bastar and 322 senior citizens in Bijapur had been identified for the scheme.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched ‘Vayosri Yojana’ and gifted hearing aid to senior citizen at village Jangla district Bijapur on April 14.   As per the Census figures ... Read more

CONSITITONAL PROVISIONS FOR Scheduled Tribes

CONSITITONAL PROVISIONS FOR SC & ST Constitutional History In the original Constitution, Article 338 provided for a special officer (the Commissioner for SCs and STs) responsible for monitoring the implementation of constitutional and legislative safeguards for SCs and STs and reporting to the president. Seventeen regional offices of the Commissioner were established throughout the country. There was an initiative to replace the Commissioner with a committee in the 48th Amendment to the Constitution, changing Article 338. While the amendment was being debated, the Ministry of Welfare established the first committee for SCs and STs (with the functions of the Commissioner) ... Read more

06.02.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh gets huge direct benefits from union budget 2018-19 Chhattisgarh will be receiving huge boost to its various sectors from the Union Budget 2018-19.   Some of the key announcements in the Budget which would have direct benefits for Chhattisgarh are as follows:   The Minimum Support Price (MSP) for all unannounced kharif crops will be one and half times of their production cost like majority of rabi crops. The Institutional Farm Credit raised to 11 lakh crore in 2018-19 from 8.5 lakh crore in 2014-15. If price of the agriculture produce market is less than MSP, then in ... Read more

Provisions of SC/ST Atricities act

Provisions of SC/ST Atricities act, The Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted to prevent atrocities against scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. The Act is popularly known as POA, the SC/ST Act, the Prevention of Atrocities Act, or simply the Atrocities Act. Article 17 of Indian Constitution seeks to abolish ‘untouchability’ and to forbid all such practices. It is basically a “statement of principle” that needs to be made operational with the ostensible objective to remove humiliation and multifaceted harassments meted to the Dalits and to ensure their fundamental ... Read more

Food Security & Public Distribution System(PDS)

WHO Defines Food security to exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Food security has three interlinked contents such as :- Availability of food, Access to food and absorption of food. Food security is a multidimensional concept covering even the  micro level household food security,energy intakes and indicators of malnutrition.   Major components of food security are:- Production and Procurement Storage Distribution Indian Agriculture is rightly called as a gamble with Monsoon, variability in food production and ... Read more