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Darpan News Analysis , 23 Oct 2018

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GENERAL STUDIES I

  • Ganga Sagar Mela.

GENERAL STUDIES II

  • “Main Nahin Hum” Portal And App.

GENERAL STUDIES III

  • Insolvency Bankruptcy Board Of India.
  • Atomic Energy Commission.

FACTS FOR PRELIMS

 Sagar Island.

  • Druzba III.

 

GENERAL STUDIES I

 Topic

  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

 GANGA SAGAR MELA

News

  • Water quality of Ganga falls drastically after Ganga Sagar Mela.

Major highlights

  • An exponential increase in the number of pilgrims coming to the Ganga Sagar Mela, which takes place at the Sagar Island every year during Makar Sankranti.
  • It has been held responsible for worsening water pollution, prompting scientists to raise serious concerns about the likely outbreak of several diseases.
  • The number of pilgrims descending on Sagar Island to take a dip at the place where the Ganga meets the Bay of Bengal has risen from 2 lakh in 1990 to 20 lakh in 2018.
  • Health concerns:
    • A health survey was conducted with the local people. It found that diseases like cholera, dysentery, and skin disease were predominant in the post-Ganga Sagar Mela period.
    • Researchers also pointed out that making the Ganga Sagar Mela pollution-free should be seen in the context of the Clean Ganga Mission.

Ganga Sagar Mela

  • Gangasagar Mela is famous worldwide and this mela is celebrated with great pomp and grandeur in West Bengal.
  • This mela is regarded as one of the main fairs celebrated in West Bengal.
  • The mela gathers thousands of devotees from different parts of the country.
  • The fair is one of the main attractions in the winter span of West Bengal.
  • The fair occurs annually, thus the devotees pay their visit every year and take a holy bath.
  • The grand occasion takes place on the day of’ Makar Sankranti.

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GENERAL STUDIES II

Topic

  • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.

“MAIN NAHIN HUM” PORTAL AND APP

News

  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will interact with IT and electronic manufacturing professionals across India on the occasion of the launch of the “Main Nahin Hum” Portal and App.

Major highlights

  • The portal, which works on the theme “Self4Society”, will enable IT professionals and organizations to bring together their efforts towards social causes, and service to society, on one platform.
  • In doing so, the portal is expected to help catalyse greater collaboration towards the service of the weaker sections of society, especially by leveraging the benefits of technology.
  • It is also expected to generate wider participation of interested people who are motivated to work for the benefit of society.

QUICK RECAP

Self4Society Campaign

  • Professionals keen on doing volunteer work in their free time will be provided a platform by the government through an app, #Self4Society, developed by MyGov.
  • This platform will help to create better synergies among so many initiatives and lead to a much better outcome of the efforts of professionals.
  • Companies have observed that a spirit of service and volunteering improves employee satisfaction and reduces employee attrition.
  • The app will have incentives, gamification and intra- and inter-company competitions, and social networking.
  • At first, this will be aimed at IT companies, with more joining in when it takes off.

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GENERAL STUDIES III

 Topic

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
  • Investment models.

INSOLVENCY BANKRUPTCY BOARD OF INDIA

News

  • IBBI notifies the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Mechanism for Issuing Regulations) Regulations, 2018.

Insolvency bankruptcy Code 2016

  • The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) is the bankruptcy law of India which seeks to consolidate the existing framework by creating a single law for insolvency and bankruptcy.
  • The bankruptcy code is a one-stop solution for resolving insolvencies which at present is a long process and does not offer an economically viable arrangement.
  • A strong insolvency framework where the cost and the time incurred is minimised in attaining liquidation has been long overdue in India.
  • The code will be able to protect the interests of small investors and make the process of doing business a less cumbersome process.
  • Key features:
    • Insolvency Resolution:
      • The Code outlines separate insolvency resolution processes for individuals, companies and partnership firms.
      • The process may be initiated by either the debtor or the creditors.
      • A maximum time limit, for completion of the insolvency resolution process, has been set for corporates and individuals.
    • Insolvency regulator:
      • The Code establishes the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India, to oversee the insolvency proceedings in the country and regulate the entities registered under it.
      • The Board will have 10 members, including representatives from the Ministries of Finance and Law, and the Reserve Bank of India.
    • Insolvency professionals:
      • The insolvency process will be managed by licensed professionals.
      • These professionals will also control the assets of the debtor during the insolvency process.
    • Bankruptcy and Insolvency Adjudicator:
      • The Code proposes two separate tribunals to oversee the process of insolvency resolution, for individuals and companies:
        • National Company Law Tribunal for Companies and Limited Liability Partnership firms.
        • Debt Recovery Tribunal for individuals and partnerships.

Insolvency Bankruptcy Board of India

  • The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) is the regulator for overseeing insolvency proceedings and entities like Insolvency Professional Agencies (IPA), Insolvency Professionals (IP) and Information Utilities (IU) in India.
  • It has been given statutory powers through the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.
  • It covers Individuals, Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships and Partnership firms.
  • IBBI will have 10 members, including representatives from the Ministries of Finance and Law, and the Reserve Bank of India.

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Topic

  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION

News

  • New Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission & Secretary DAE calls on MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space.

Atomic Energy Commission of India

  • The Atomic Energy Commission is the governing body of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India.
  • The DAE is under the direct charge of the Prime Minister.
  • The Indian Atomic Energy Commission was set up on 3rd August 1948 under the late Department of Scientific Research.
  • A resolution passed by the Government of India later replaced the commission by “Atomic Energy Commission of India” on 1 March 1958 under the Department of Atomic Energy with more financial and executive powers.
  • The functions of the Atomic Energy Commission are:
    • To organise research in atomic science in the country.
    • To train, atomic scientists in the country.
    • To promote nuclear research in commission’s own laboratories in India.
    •  To undertake the prospect of atomic minerals in India and to extract such minerals for an use on industrial scale.

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FACTS FOR PRELIMS

  SAGAR ISLAND

About

  • Sagar Island is an island in the Ganges delta, lying on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km (54 nautical miles) south of Kolkata.
  • This island forms the Sagar CD Block in Kakdwip subdivision of South 24 Parganas District in the Indian State West Bengal.
  • The largest village in the island is named as “Ganga Sagar” or “Gangasagar“.
  • Although Sagar Island is a part of Sunderban Administration, it does not have any tiger habitation or mangrove forests or small river tributaries as the characteristic of the overall Sunderbans delta.
  • Sagar is the biggest island of the Sunderbans archipelago, with a population of about 2.12 lakh people.
  • Several studies have shown that the island is at the frontline of climate change, facing serious erosion on its east and west sides due to rising sea level and tidal surges.

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DRUZBA III

News

  • A Russian Army contingent arrived on Pakistan to take part in the third edition of a joint bilateral military training exercise.

Major highlights

  • DRUZBA III is a bilateral military exercise between Pakistan and Russia.
  • The two armies will be conducting joint military drills in the mountains of  North Western Pakistan.
  • This will be the third joint military drill between Pakistan and Russia under bilateral training agreement.
  • Russia and Pakistan have been holding military drills since 2016.

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