29 Feb, 2020

  • Changes made in Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana - Economy
  • (i) Growth slows to 4.7% in Q3 (ii) Core Sector grows 2.2% - Economy
  • States lethargy among cough syrup poisoning (Diethylene Glycol) - Article
  • Regional Bonding - Editorial - International Relations
  • Karnataka to allocate funds for Kalsa-Banduri Project - Environment
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    FARMERS’ NOT TO BE HURT BY GOVT. MOVE TO CUT CROP COVER PREMIUM: BHUTANI

    CEO of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) has said that Centre’s decision to reduce its subsidy share in the case of high premium crops under its flagship agricultural insurance scheme will not increase the cost to farmers.

    • Changes in PMFBY
    • Increase of state’s share
    • Cap on centre’s share

     

    GROWTH SLOWS TO 4.7% IN Q3, ‘BOTTOMED OUT’, SAYS CENTRE; 

    CORE SECTOR GROWS 2.2% AS POWER OUTPUT PICKS UP

    Owing to slump in manufacturing, the Indian economy continues to slow down. NSO data indicating the deceleration of India’s GDP to 4.7%, lowest in 7 years.

    • GDP – 4.7%
    • Index of eight Core Industries
    • NSO
    • Ministry of Commerce & Industry

     

    REGIONAL BONDING

    Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has shown interest in reviving regional economic integration and has also has also advocated for India-Pakistan dialogue.

    • Increase economic integration
    • South Asia
    • Two main reasons behind abysmally low trade integration in our region
    • alternative to this idea
    • sub grouping of four countries
    • India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Thailand
    • Former PM of Sri Lanka

     

    STATE LETHARGY AMIDST COUGH SYRUP POISONING

    This article highlights about death of children caused by consumption of cough syrup which has diethylene glycol in high content.

    • diethylene glycol
    • Health impacts
    • Steps to be taken
    • National Recall Policy
    • Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO)
    • Drug Controller General of India

     

    KARNATAKA TO ALLOCATE FUNDS FOR KALASA-BANDURI PROJECT IN BUDGET

    The Centre recently issued a notification on sharing the waters of inter-State Mahadayi among Karnataka, Goa, and Maharashtra.

    • Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal
    • Kalsa-Banduri Project
    • Malprabha Reservoir
    • Petition in Supreme Court
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