08 Jan, 2020

  • Model Code of Conduct becomes applicable in Delhi - Polity & Governance
  • Privy Purse Abolition - Polity & Governance
  • State reverses decision on APMCs - Economy
  • Govt. projects slower GDP Growth - Economy
  • It is up to States to provide 10% Quota - Polity & Governance
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    GOVERNMENT PROJECTS SLOWER GDP GROWTH

    Recently, the National Statistical office (NSO) released the first advance GDP Estimates for the financial year 2019-20. According to this report, India's real GDP growth rate is expected to grow at 5% in 2019-20, which is considered to be lowest since 3.89% growth in the global financial crisis of 2018-19.

    • Basics about Nominal and Real GDP
    • Implications of Slowdown

     

    ABOUT MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT

    The Model Code of Conduct for guidance of political parties and candidates is a set of norms which has been evolved with the consensus of political parties who have consented to abide by the principles embodied in the said code and also binds them to respect and observe it in its letter and spirit.   

    • About Model Code of Conduct

    RESERVATION FOR ECONOMICALLY WEAKER SECTIONS (EWS)

    The Central Government has informed the Supreme Court that it would be the States’ prerogative to provide 10% economic reservation in government jobs and admission to education institutions as per provisions of the newly inserted Articles 15(6) and 16(6) of the Constitution.

    • About Constitution (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Act, 2019

     

    ABOUT PRIVY PURSE ABOLITION

    In India, a privy purse was a payment made to the ruling (royal or lower) families of erstwhile princely states as part of their agreements to first integrate with India in 1947 after the independence of India

    • What is Privy Purse?
    • Why was there a need for such a mechanism?
    • Abolition Process

     

    REFORMS IN AGRICULTURAL MARKETING

    Agriculture marketing in India has a much broader connotation and basically includes all activities in the procurement of farm inputs by the farmers as well as the movement of agricultural produce from farm land to the end-consumers, industries and traders.

    • Understanding the role of Agricultural Marketing
    • Problems with Agriculture Marketing
    • Further Reforms Needed
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