India Year Book Summary

IYB 2018 – Summary – Culture and Tourism

Culture and Tourism  (INDIA 2018)   Lalit Kala Akademi, the National Academy of Art, was set up in 1954. Lalit Kala Akademi is the government’s apex cultural body in the field of visual arts in India. It is an autonomous body, which is fully funded by the Ministry of Culture. In 1945, the Asiatic SocietyContinue reading →

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IYB 2018 – Summary – Food and Civil Supplies

Food and Civil Supplies  (INDIA 2018)   Before each Rabi/Kharif crop season, central government announces the Minimum Support Prices (MSP), based on the recommendations of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), which takes into consideration the cost of various agricultural inputs and the reasonable margin for the farmers for their produce. The stock ofContinue reading →

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IYB 2018 – Summary – Energy

  Energy ( INDIA 2018 ) Nathpa Jhakri Power Project is in Himachal Pradesh. Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs) are of 4,000 MW each. Mega power policy was introduced in 1995. The aim of this policy was to derive economies of scale by setting up large size power plants especially in the private sector. AutomaticContinue reading →

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IYB 2018 – Summary – Health

Health  (INDIA 2018)   Mission Indradhanush was launched in 2014 to cover all those children who have been partially vaccinated or not vaccinated during routine immunization rounds. The objective the schemes is to increase full immunization coverage to at least 90 per cent children by 2020. Measles Rubella (MR) vaccine targets children from 9 monthsContinue reading →

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IYB 2018 – Summary – Welfare

Welfare ( INDIA 2018 ) In order to protect the interests of Scheduled Tribes with regard to land alienation and other social factors, provisions of the “Fifth Schedule” and “Sixth Schedule” have been enshrined in the Constitution. The Fifth Schedule under Article 244 (1) of Constitution defines “Scheduled Areas” as such areas as the PresidentContinue reading →

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IYB 2018 – Summary – Water

Water  ( INDIA 2018 )   The Prime Minister is the Chairman of the National Water Resources Council (NWRC). The Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) was launched in 1996-97 to provide central assistance to major/medium irrigation projects in the country, with the objective to accelerate implementation of such projects which were beyond resource capability ofContinue reading →

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IYB 2018 – Summary – Transport

Transport ( INDIA 2018 ) The Indian railway network is divided into 17 Zones National Highways / Expressway : 1,03,933 km; State Highways :1,61,487 km Setu Bharatam is a programme that aims to ensure road safety by making all national highways free of railway level crossings, by 2019, by building railway over bridges/ under passes.Continue reading →

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IYB 2018 – Summary – Industry

Industry ( INDIA 2018 )   Index of Industrial Production (IIP) is a measure of industrial performance which is compiled and released every month by Central Statistics Office (CSO). CSO revised the base year of IIP in May, 2017 from 2004-05 to 2011-12. The latest series with base year 2011-12 is more representative of theContinue reading →

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IYB 2018 – Summary – Rural and Urban Development

Rural and Urban Development ( India 2018 )   In 1952, an organization known as Community Projects Administration was set up under the Planning Commission to administer the programmes relating to community development. In 1974, the Department of Rural Development came into existence as a part of Ministry of Food and Agriculture. In 1991 theContinue reading →

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IYB 2018 – Summary – Finance

Finance (India 2018)   Public Debt of India is classified into three categories of Union Government liabilities into internal debt, external debt and other liabilities. Internal debt includes market loans (dated securities), treasury bills (91, 182 and 364 days) and 14 day treasury bills (issued to state governments only), special securities issued to the ReserveContinue reading →

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