05 Dec, 2019

  • Nod for Data Protection Bill - Polity and Governance
  • Cabinet okays bond ETFs - Economy
  • PM-AASHA - Social Issues
  • Climate-related disasters on the uptick - Environment and Ecology
  • The many structural flaws in India’s higher education system - Social Justice
  • Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019(Reference) - Polity and Governance
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    Nod for Data protection Bill

    The Union Cabinet has approved the introduction of the Personal Data Protection Bill in Parliament. 

    • Need for Data flow regulation
    • Relevance of the debate
    • Important Provisions
    • Government’s powers

     

    Cabinet okays bond ETFs. 

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved for the establishment of Bharat Bond Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) to create an additional source of funding for Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs) Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), Central Public Financial Institutions (CPFIs) and other Government organizations.          

    • Features of Bharat Bond ETF:
    • Benefits of Bharat Bond ETF to investors
    • Benefits for CPSEs
    • Overall impact on Bond Markets
    • What are ETFs?
    • ETF vs Mutual Funds

     

    Climate related disasters on the uptick  

    The Global Climate Risk Index 2020 was recently released by international environmental think tank Germanwatch

    • Indicators
    • Key highlights
    • Long term vulnerability

     

    Govt. procured only 3% of pulses oilseeds proposed for this season

    While a total of 37.6 lakh metric tonnes of procurement had been sanctioned under the PM-AASHA scheme, only 1.1 lakh tonnes have been procured so far

    • PM AASHA
    • While a total of 37.6 lakh metric tonnes of procurement had been sanctioned under the PM-AASHA scheme, only 1.1 lakh tonnes have been procured so far.
    • Scheme
    • Components
    • Features

     

    The Many Structural flaws in India’s higher education system 

    Recently, fee hike in JNU has raised discussion about the quality of higher education in India and the kind of support the government is giving to our students. In this context, we need to take a look into the problems of higher education in India.

    • Issues and challenges related to higher education in India
    • Steps that are needed to resolve the challenges

    o   RUSA

    o   HEFA

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