सामयिक विषय: Short Notes

राज्य स्तरीय हस्तशिल्प सप्ताह

Organizing State Level Handicrafts Week

Question: The state-level handicrafts week is being organized in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh during December-
(a)  6-11
(b) 7-14
(c)  8-15
(d) 10-16
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • From December 8th-15th, 2017; State-level handicrafts week is being organized in Export House, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • In the event, the stalls have been allotted to the participants free of cost on the basis of ‘first come get first’.
  • The participating units in this event will get the benefits of the M.D.A scheme as per the rules.

Reference:
http://upnews360.in/newsdetail/96794/hi

Minorities Commission to study minority status to Hindus in eight states

Committee for giving minority status to Hindus

Question: Recently Under whose chairmanship, the National Commission for Minorities constituted a three-member committee in the eight states to give minority status to Hindus?
(a) Manjeet Singh Rai
(b) George Kourien
(c) Ajay Kumar
(d) Sulekha Kambre
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • On December 6, 2017, the National Commission for Minorities constituted a three-member committee to give minority status to Hindus in eight states.
  • The Deputy Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities George Kourien will be chairman of the committee.
  • Other members of the Committee are from the Commission itself; include Sulekha Kambre and Manjeet Singh Rai.
  • The Additional Secretary of the Commission Ajay Kumar will be the Secretary of the Committee.
  • This committee will study issues related to the number, status and other aspects of Hindus in eight states viz: Jammu, Kashmir, Punjab, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Lakshadweep.
  • Apart from this, the committee will consider the practical and constitutional possibilities of giving minority status.
  • The committee will submit its report in three months.

Reference:
https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/minorities-commission-to-study-minority-status-to-hindus-in-eight-states201712062319060002/
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/minority-tag-for-hindus-ncm-forms-committee-4971500/

HRD-DEEMED UNIVERSITY-PANEL

Committee for the study of Deemed University

Question- Who amongst the following is the chairman of a three-member committee constituted by union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) to examine the working of deemed universities and the regulatory mechanism?
(a) Anil Kakodkar
(b) Justice L. Narasimhan Reddy
(c) Sukhbir Singh Sandhu
(d) Justice Shiv Kirti Singh
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On December 5, 2017, The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) set up a three-member committee to examine the working of deemed universities and also to suggest an “oversight” and “regulatory mechanism”.
  • The committee is headed by a former Chief Justice of Patna High Court L. Narasimha Reddy.
  • The two other members are Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, Additional Secretary in HRD Ministry and Anil Sahasrabuddhe, chairman of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
  • The committee will also consider whether ‘more institutions are running programs without approval’.
  • The committee will submit its report for these Institutions within four months.

Reference:
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/hrd-deemed-university-panel/article21269850.ece
http://indianexpress.com/article/education/hrd-ministry-sets-up-three-member-panel-to-suggest-regulatory-mechanism-for-deemed-universities-4968034/

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