State Government

Current status of alternative sources of energy and their future prospects

Current status of alternative sources of energy Alternative energy is any energy source that is an alternative to fossil fuel. These alternatives are intended to address concerns about such fossil fuels, such as its high carbon dioxide emissions, an important factor in global warming. Marine energy, hydroelectric, wind, geothermal and solar power are all alternative sources of energy.  The nature of what constitutes an alternative energy source has changed considerably over time, as have controversies regarding energy use. Because of the variety of energy choices and differing goals of their advocates, defining some energy types as “alternative” is considered very ... Read more

Environment protection laws, Policies and regulatory framework

The Environment Protection Act is an important legislation that provides for coordination of activities of the various regulatory agencies, creation of authorities with adequate powers for environmental protection, regulation of the discharge of environmental pollutants, handling of hazardous substances, etc. The Act provided an opportunity to extend legal protection to non-forest habitats (‘Ecologically Sensitive Areas’) such as grasslands, wetlands and coastal zones.The Environment (Protection) Act was enacted in 1986 with the objective of providing for the protection and improvement of the environment. It empowers the Central Government to establish authorities charged with the mandate of preventing environmental pollution in all its ... 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

Urban issues, Urban development (social and economic infrastructure) and Housing for Low Income Groups. 

  Urban issues, Urban development (social and economic infrastructure) and Housing for Low Income Groups.    Urbanization is the growth in population residing in urban areas, due to both growth in population of current residents and net migration into urban areas. It also encompasses a transformation of the erstwhile rural areas into ‘urban’ areas through changes in population density and the employment profile from a primarily agrarian and agro-based employment to non-agriculture based employment. In terms of all the basic human development parameters, urban areas stand out as significantly different from rural belts, both in the provisioning of services essential ... 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

30.05.18 (MPPCS) Madhya Pradesh Current Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH Madhya Pradesh govt decides to regularise 2 lakh 37,000 contractual teachers   Madhya Pradeshgovernment decided to regularise 2 lakh 37 thousand contractual teachers in the state. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan yesterday. Cabinet also decided that no contractual employee in other government departments will be retrenched. The Union Cabinet also decided that the contractual staffers will be given 15 days privilege leave, 13 days casual leave and 10 days other leave in a calendar year. INTERNATIONAL   ·        Cochin International Airport, Worlds 1st Fully Solar Energy-Powered Airport: UNEP ... 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

26.05.18 (MPPCS) Madhya Pradesh Current Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH   Gcpa initiative for greater opportunities to kids   The Global Child Prodigy Award is going to launch a special initiative for the children that would give them greater opportunities to rise to higher levels.   They will be under the guidance of successful leaders of the respective areas. They will experience knowledge of the whole year. Children will get a chance to spend quality time at schools and universities like Oxford, Stanford, and IITs.   The Global Child Prodigy Award runs in collaboration with key leaders and establishes jury members in all fields, which is essential for ... 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