UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 87
The amount of bad loans have been considerably reduced in the financial year of 2016-17
No steps were taken by the government to resolve the pressing issue
The amount of loans turning bad (stressed / NPA) has been rising over the last five years
The creation of a special RBI Task Force to handle the NCLT cases is not helping
taken to contain non-performing assets (NPAs), PSBs wrote off a record Rs.81,683 crore worth of bad
loans in the financial year ended March 2017, a sharp increase of more than 41 % over the previous
year's write-off amount of Rs.57,586 crore. The actual amount of loans written off has been rising
steadily in the past five years, and combined profitability deteriorated sharply during the same period
due to the failure in controlling and converting NPAs into profits.
- National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) can take suo motu cognisance and issue notices to central ministries, states and Union Territories on the issue of public health infrastructure in the country.
- Right to live with human dignity is part of Right to Life and it is the Constitutional duty of the Central/State Governments to ensure that Right to Life is guaranteed.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) recently issued notices to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry (MoHFW), and all States and Union Territories, over what it termed was the "deplorable public health infrastructure in the country".
The NHRC took suo motu cognisance of several media reports on recent deaths across the country due to "deficiencies and inadequacies in the healthcare system".
"The Commission has reminded the Central/State Governments of their constitutional duty under Article 21 of the Constitution under which Right to Life is guaranteed.
Quoting the Supreme Court of India, the Commission has observed that right to live with human
dignity is part of Right to Life.
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