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Applications of Science and Technology in Social and Economic development

  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 race and language. And its mobility is still increasing.” Developments in science and technology ... Read more

Poverty and Unemployment

The World Bank defines poverty in absolute terms. The bank defines extreme poverty as living on less than US$1.90 per day> (PPP), and moderate poverty as less than $3.10 a day. Types of Poverty Absolute poverty measures poverty in relation to the amount of money necessary to meet basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. The concept of absolute poverty is not concerned with broader quality of life issues or with the overall level of inequality in society. The concept of absolute poverty is based on absolute norms for living (measured in terms of consumption expenditure) laid down according: ... Read more

Regional Imbalances and Migration

Regional imbalances and income inequalitiies in India: Steps taken by the Government to reduce it. Regional imbalance is the disparity in economic and social development of two regions. One region/city/area is stronger than another region/city/area. Regions develop when investments are made to set up industries, service sectors, educational institutions, health care facilities etc. Income inequality is the unequal distribution of household or individual income across the various participants in an economy. Income inequality is often presented as the percentage of income to a percentage of population. The problem of regional disparities is a global phenomenon and, for India, up to a great extent, an inheritance from the colonial past. For ... Read more

Human Rights Commission

  Establishment of Human Right Commission The National Human Rights Commission is a statutory (and not a constitutional) body. It was established in 1993 under a legislation enacted by the Parliament, namely, the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. This Act was amended in 2006. The commission is the watchdog of human rights in the country, that is, the rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution or embodied in the international covenants and enforceable by courts in India. The specific objectives of the establishment of the commission are : To strengthen the ... Read more

Union Public Service Commissions-UPSC

Union Public Service Commissions Public Service Commissions for the Union as per Article-315 Subject to the provisions of this article, there shall be a Public Service Commission for the Union Any such law as aforesaid may contain such incidental and consequential provisions as may be necessary or desirable for giving effect to the purposes of the law. The Public Service Commission for the Union, if requested so to do by the Governor of a State, may, with the approval of the President, agree to serve all or any of the needs of the State. References in this Constitution to the ... Read more

United Nations and its specialized agencies

The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization established on 24 October 1945 to promote international cooperation. It was founded to replace the League of Nations following World War II and to prevent another conflict. When it was founded, the UN had 51 Member States; there are now 193. Most nations are members of the UN and send diplomats to the headquarters to hold meetings and make decisions about global issues.   The UN system is based on five principal organs: The General Assembly, The Security Council, The International Court of Justice. The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and A sixth principal organ, the Trusteeship Council, suspended operations in 1994   Four of the five principal organs are ... Read more

25.05.18 (MPPCS) Madhya Pradesh Current Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH 2545 of MPs adhyapaks benefit from merger policy   Under the inter-body merger policy of teachers of Adhyapak cadre, 2545 Adhyapaks will get benefit of posting in schools being run by school education department. They include those who have got permission for merger from the applications received online under the policy. It may be mentioned that out of 3995, 2545 Adhyapak would get benefit under the policy. The others 435 have already got sanction for inter- body merger from tribal to non-tribal area, 725 from non-tribal to tribal areas and 290 from tribal to tribal areas. Online policy ... Read more

24.05.18 (MPPCS) Madhya Pradesh Current Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH State govt forms new policy for nazul patta renewal   ð  The State Government has fixed a new policy for the renewal of permanent Nazul pattas. Through the policy, the cases of violation of the conditions of the permanent pattas / cases of negligence will be resolved and pattas will also be renewed. The authorized officer will determine the annual land rent before the renewal. This will be 6 times the final fixed land rent.   This order will be effective in relation to the permanent pattas issued before March 31, 2017. In cases where permanent pattas have ... Read more

19.05.18 (MPPCS) Madhya Pradesh Current Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH CM to launch ‘hum chhoo lenge aasman’ on may 21   State Government is going to start the ‘Hum chhoo lenge aasman’ for career guidance of the students. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will launch the scheme on May 21 at Model School Bhopal.   Under this scheme students who passing in Class XII will be guided by modern techniques and counseling experts about various careers and academic options in the future. In addition, students failing in Class XI and XII exam, will be exposed to skill development, self-employment and various employment options.   Under the ‘Hum chhoo ... Read more

18.05.18 (MPPCS) Madhya Pradesh Current Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH Cabinet approves mental rehab institute at Bhopal   The National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation will be set up in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh. The Union Cabinet in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday at New Delhi approved its establishment. This Institute will be set up under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 under the aegis of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.   The main objectives of the institute are to provide rehabilitation services to the persons with mental illness, capacity development in the area of mental health rehabilitation, policy ... Read more