THE EXAMS MADE SIMPLE: Daily PIB News Analysis / Summary For 22nd and 23rd December 2016 : For UPSC

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Daily PIB News Analysis / Summary For 22nd and 23rd December 2016 : For UPSC

22nd and 23rd December 2016

1)Ministry of MSME Year End Review :

i)National SC/ST Hub launched on 8th October 2016 in Ludhiana. The Hub would primarily aid in strengthening market access/linkage, monitoring, capacity building, leveraging financial support schemes and sharing industry best practices etc.

ii)Giant Charkha unveiled at IGI Airport, Delhi
42 carpenters from Ahmedabad built the Charkha in 55 days.

World’s largest Charkha (spinning wheels) was unveiled at the Terminal 3 of IGI Airport Delhi.

2)Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016:-

The salient features of the Major Ports Authority Bill are as under:
a.       The Bill is more compact in comparison to the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963 as the number of sections has been reduced to 65 from 134 by eliminating overlapping and obsolete Sections.

b.      The new Bill has proposed a simplified composition of the Board of Port Authority which will comprise of 11 members from the present 17 to 19 Members

c.     The role of Tariff Authority for Major Ports [TAMP] has been redefined. Port Authority has now been given powers to fix tariff which will act as a reference tariff for purposes of bidding for PPP projects. PPP operators will be free to fix tariff based on market conditions.

d.     An independent Review Board has been proposed to be created to carry out the residual function of the erstwhile TAMP for Major Ports.

e.    Provisions of CSR & development of infrastructure by Port Authority have been introduced.

f.   Empowers the Board to make its own Master Plan in respect of the area within the port limits

3)The maiden Maritime India Summit, 2016 was organized by the Ministry of Shipping in Mumbai from April 14th – 16th, 2016.  The objective of the Summit was to create awareness of the untapped potential of Indian maritime sector and showcase investment opportunities.

4)Jal Marg Vikas Project for capacity augmentation of National Waterway - 1 (River Ganga) from Haldia to Varanasi (Phase -I) by facilitating navigation of 1500-2000T Ships has been commissioned with the technical and financial assistance of World Bank.

5)Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the ambitious Chardham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna’on 27th December, 2016 at Parade Ground in Dehradun. The project aims at improving the connectivity to the Chhota Char Dham pilgrimage centres in the Himalayas, making journey to these centres safer, faster and more convenient.

6)First 2G (Second Generation) Ethanol Bio-refinery in India to be set up at Bathinda (Punjab).

7)Good Governance Day will be celebrated on 25th December.


1) Why even after so many programs for Education, India's Educational System has not been sound ??

2) What are the effects of Urbanization . Critical Review??

3)How Globalization has affected the Women??

Thank You and Have a Nice Day Friends !!

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