UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 110
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Farmers and agriculture sector
The five reports of the National Commission on Farmers contain suggestions to achieve the goal of "faster and more inclusive growth" as envisaged in the Approach to 11th Five Year Plan.
The fifth report is the most important among the reports submitted by the National Commission on Farmers. It focused on causes of farmer's distresses and the rise in farmers' suicides. Based on the recommendations submitted in 2006, a 'National Draft Policy for Farmers' was placed before the Parliament in October 2007.
Justice Malimath Committee
Justice Verma committee
Usha Mehta Committee
Justice Puttaswamy committee
Justice Malimath Committee report on reforms in the criminal justice system had suggested making section 497 gender-neutral. "
- Prithvi series
- Agni series
1, 2 and 3 only
2, 3 and 4 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
Scientific solid waste management
Provisioning of safe piped water
Making cities safe for pedestrians
Eradication of open defecation
The star-rating initiative, developed under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban will rate cities on a 7-star rating system based on multiple cleanliness indicators for solid waste management, which will include, for instance, Door-to-door collection, source segregation, sweeping, scientific processing of waste, etc.
Cities can be rated as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 star based on their compliance with the protocol conditions specified for each of the rating. Further city should be ODF(Open Defecation Free) before it could be given rating of 3 star or above. While cities may self-declare themselves as 1-star, 2-star or 4-star, MoHUA will carry out an additional verification through an independent third party to certify cities as 3-star, 5-star or 7-star. Cities will need to get re-certified themselves every year to retain their star-status.
The Swachh Survekshan survey run by the SBM Urban for the past three years has successfully built up a spirit of healthy competition among cities, vying with each other every year to improve their ranking as compared to other cities. On the other hand, the distinctive feature of Star Rating System will be that many cities can have higher stars as compared to only one city can be "Cleanest city" under Swachh Survekshan.
Improvisation: PIB1 ;
Launch of the star-rating system in January: PIB2 ;
- It was set up on the recommendations by the Santhanam Committee.
- The Central Vigilance Commissioner and the Vigilance Commissioners shall be appointed by the President on recommendation of Chief Justice of India (CJI).
The Central Vigilance Commissioner and the Vigilance Commissioners shall be appointed by the President on recommendation of a Committee consisting of the Prime Minister (Chairperson), the Minister of home affairs (Member) and the Leader of the Opposition in the House of the People.