Friday, December 20, 2013

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy, 2012

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy-2012 has been notified on 07.12.2012. The salient features of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy, 2012 (NPPP-2012) are as under:

Thursday, December 19, 2013

National Policy For Electronics 2012

India is one of the fastest growing markets of electronics in the world. There is potential to develop the Electronic System and Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector to meet our domestic demand as well as to use the capabilities so created to successfully export ESDM products from the country.

India’s National Policy on Information Technology 2012

The Cabinet has recently approved the National Policy on Information Technology 2012. The Policy aims to leverage Information & Communication Technology (ICT) to address the ountry’s economic and developmental challenges. The policy is rooted in the conviction that ICT has the power to transform the lives of people.



1.             Emphasis on the need for a national water framework law, comprehensive legislation for optimum development of inter-State rivers and river valleys, amendment of Irrigation Acts, Indian Easements Act, 1882, etc.

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Introduced in Lok Sabha Dec 07, 2010
Passed by Lok Sabha 2012-13
Passed by Rajya Sabha Feb 26, 2013

Bill Text download here

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Vultures : bringing them back from extinction

Population of vultures declined due to following reasons:
  • Eating dead animals which have been treated by pain killers "diclofenac"
  • Use of pesticide organochlorides
  • DDT

Monday, February 18, 2013

Issue of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

  • non-infectious and non-transmissible among people 
Leads to
  • morbidity(diseased state of individual) and premature deaths 
  • most common in low and middle income countries

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

AgustaWestland choppers issue

  • Earlier Mi-17 cargo helicopters were used for VVIP deployment.
  • Indian Air Force has sought the AgustaWestland choppers as a replacement
  • The Comptroller and Auditor General "it was a waste of resources"

Friday, February 8, 2013

Rashtriya Bal Swaasthya Karyakram

  • Also known as Child Health Screening and Early Intervention Services
  • Under The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare 
  • Part of the National Rural Health Mission(NRHM)


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Solar Fencing

  • Non-Lethal Solar Powered Perimeter Security System. 
  • Operate as Psychological and Physical Barrier. 
  • The System will alert any kind of intrusion through an audio alarm system that can be in the vicinity of more than 500 meters, within a second. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT)

What is DBT??
direct benefits transfer is a government scheme that aims :
entitlements and benefits to the people can be transferred directly to them through biometric based Aadhaar linked Bank Account.

India - Ukraine

Delegation-level talks between the visiting Ukrainian President and Indian PM in december 2012

  • Defence cooperation
  • R&D joint production model


  • caused by virus
  • mainly affects child below age of 5 yrs
  • virus enters through mouth

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Political Partis & Elections

The Election Commission [Art 324]
  • Chief Election commissioner & two election commissioners
  • Appointment by the President
  • Hold office for a term of 6years or attain age of 65 years ,whiever is earlier

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Foreigners (Protected Areas) Order 1958

Following areas are declared Protected Areas by this order:
  • All the areas of Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim
  • Parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan

Judicial Reforms in India

  1. time-taking process
  2. costly
  3. large pendency of cases
  4. lower faith in subordinate courts, High Court (appeal to higher courts)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Fourteenth Finance Commission Constituted

  • Article 280
  • Chairman
    Dr. Y.V.Reddy
    (former Governor Reserve Bank of India)

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2013

  1. To position India among the top five global scientific powers by 2020 
  2. Focus on faster, sustainable and inclusive development 
  3. National development and sustainable and more inclusive growth
Science, Research and Innovation System for High Technology led path for India