Haryana [HPSC] Current Affairs - 2020

Mudgal committee proposes new Cinematograph Bill on governing cinema

An empowered panel headed by Justice Mukul Mudgal, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana has proposed a model Cinematograph Bill to replace the Cinematograph Act 1952 to provide for a new legal framework for governing Indian cinema proposed a model Cinematograph Bill, in a report submitted to the Ministry of Read More…

Global Infant Mortality Rate came down to 37: UNICEF report

As per United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report on the global Infant Mortality rate (IMR) declined from 61 deaths in 1990 to 37 deaths in 2011. Annual infant deaths decreased from 8.4 million in 1990 to 5 million in 2011. Although India has more IMR than the global average, it has shown a minor decline Read More…

Rajan Committee’s new methodology to replace ‘special category’ status for devolution of funds to States

The panel set up by the government under the chairmanship of the then Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan (now RBI governor) has suggested ending the ‘special category’ criteria for providing additional assistance to poorer states. Why did the government set up the Rajan Committee? The Union Government set up Raghuram Rajan Committee amid demands for “special Read More…

Union Cabinet gives nod to set up “National Institute of Solar Energy”

The Union Cabinet approved the proposal for setting up of an autonomous “National Institute of Solar Energy” (NISE) to function as apex national body for research and technology development and related activities in the area of solar energy technologies in the country. The institute is to be set up by converting the Solar Energy Centre (SEC), Read More…

Current Affairs: Top Headlines for September 4, 2013

Raghuram Rajan becomes 23rd RBI Governor Noted economist Raghuram Rajan became the new RBI Governor as he took charge from the outgoing Governor D Subbarao. Rajan has been an Economics Professor and has also served as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. Rajan, who is known for having forecasted 2008 global financial crisis has taken charge Read More…