सामयिक विषय: Commission & Committee

Government of India Will Commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Question- Recently, the Central Government announced to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation, during the period from 2nd October, 2019 to 2nd October, 2020. Under whose leadership a National Committee has been constituted for this purpose?
(a) Home Minister
(b) Prime Minister
(c) Culture Minister
(d) Tourism Minister
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On October 12th, 2017, government of India announced to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation, during the period from 2nd October, 2019 to 2nd October, 2020.
  • It has been decided to celebrate the event at both national and international levels, to propagate the message of the Mahatma.
  • A National Committee (NC) headed by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has been constituted for this purpose.
  • This Committee includes the Chief Ministers of all the states of the country, representatives from across the political spectrum, Gandhians, thinkers, and eminent persons from all walks of life.
  • The Committee will guide and approve policies/programmes/activities for the commemoration and will also supervise implementation of the decisions taken from time to time.

Reference:
http://www.uniindia.com/pm-to-head-panel-to-commemorate-150th-birth-anniversary-of-mahatma-gandhi/india/news/1016479.html
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=171657
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=67640

President appoints commission to examine sub-categorization of OBCs

Constituted a commission to examine the sub-classification of the Other Backward Classes

Question: Recently, President Ramnath Kovind set up a commission headed by which one of the following to test the sub-classification of the other backward classes (OBC’s)?
(a) Justice Ashok Ganguly
(b) Justice G. Rohini
(c) Justice Indrani Mukherjee
(d) Justice R.C. Lohati
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On October 2, 2017, President Ramnath Kovind constituted a commission to examine the sub-classification of the Other Backward Classes under the chairmanship of G. Rohini, former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court.
  • The President constituted this Commission while exercising the powers conferred under Article 340 of Indian Constitution.
  • Other members of the commission include
  • Member -Dr. J.K. Bajaj
  • Member (Ex-officio)-Director, Anthropological Survey of India,
  • Member (Ex-officio)-Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India
  • Secretary of the Commission-Joint Secretary, Department of SJ&E, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • The terms of reference of the Commission are as under(i) to examine the extent of inequitable distribution of benefits of reservation among the castes or communities included in the broad category of Other Backward Classes with reference to such classes included in the Central List;

    (ii) to work out the mechanism, criteria, norms and parameters in a scientific approach for sub-categorisation within such Other Backward Classes; and

    (iii) to take up the exercise of identifying the respective castes or communities or sub-castes or synonyms in the Central List of Other Backward Classes and classifying them into their respective sub-categories.

  • The Commission is required to present their Report to the President within a period of twelve weeks of assumption of charge by the Chairperson of the Commission.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=171331
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/hindirelease.aspx?relid=67436
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=66717

RBI publishes report of the Household Finance Committee

Household Finance Committee report published by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

Question: Recently, the report of the Family Finance Committee has been published by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Under whose chairmanship was this committee constituted?
(a) Jose J. Kattoor
(b) Dr. Nachiket Mohr
(c) Dr. Tarun Ramadorai
(d) Dr. Viral V. Acharya
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • On August 24th, 2017, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) published the report of the Household Finance Committee.
  • In pursuance of the discussions in the Sub Committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC-SC) held on April 26, 2016 a committee was set up to look at various facets of household finance in India.
  • The Committee is chaired by Dr. Tarun Ramadorai, Professor of Financial Economics, and Imperial College London.
  • Committee had representation from all the financial sector regulators, namely, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) and Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).
  • The participation rate of Indian households in financial assets is well below the one observed in developed countries.
  • With the help of this committee better participation of Indian families can be facilitated.

Reference:
https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=41471
https://www.rbi.org.in/hindi/Scripts/PressReleases.aspx?ID=33138

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