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Governance

New Education Policy



Question:

Which committee is associated with framing a draft report on ‘New Education Policy’ of India?

A. R Madhvan Committee

B. Injeti Srinivas Committee

C. K Kasturirangan Committee

D. P K Nag Committee

Answer: C

Explanation:
• K Kasturirangan Committee which was a nine member committee recently submitted its report on the New Education Policy of India. The committee has suggested that there shall be a uniform syllabus for Science and Math across the country.
• The report aims to implement an “India-centric” and “scientific” system of learning in schools and also has recommended developing a script in Devanagari for tribal dialects, and promoting education based on skills.

Source: Indian Express

Governance

MGNREGA



Question:

Consider the following statements about the MGNREGA:

1. Social audits were first mandated by law under this Act.
2. In the Act there is a provision for 33% reservation for women of SC/ST and OBC category.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

Explanation:
• The MGNREGA in February 2006 was for the first time notified on an experimental basis in 200 odd districts across the country. The Act guarantees a minimum 100 days of employment out of 365 days in a year to every willing household, within 15 days of making such a requisition.
• As per the Act, there is a provision for 33% reservation for women of SC/ST and OBC category.
• Social audits were first mandated by law under the MGNREGA.

Purpose of the Question:
MGNREGA has recently been in the news as is facing a severe fund crunch, with 99% of money allocated already exhausted three months before the end of the financial year, and 11 States and Union Territories having a negative net balance.

Source: The Hindu

Governance

Swadesh Darshan Scheme



Question:

Consider the following statements about “Swadesh Darshan Scheme”?

1. The scheme has been launched by the Ministry of Culture and is a centrally sponsored scheme.

2. It aims at the development and beautification of the identified pilgrimage destinations.

Choose the correct statements from the code given below:

A. Only 1

B. Only 2

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D

Explanation:
• The scheme has been launched by the Ministry of Tourism and is a Central Sector Scheme (100% centrally funded).
• Swadesh Darshan has been launched for Integrated Development of Tourist Circuits around Specific Themes whereas PRASAD Scheme aims on development and beautification of the identified pilgrimage destinations.
Therefore, both the statements are wrong.
Some Theme based Tourist Circuits as per Swadesh Darshan Scheme:
• Tribal Circuit
• Buddha Circuit
• Ramayana Circuit
• Coastal Circuit
• Spiritual Circuit
• Wildlife Circuit

Source: PIB