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.


Online registry system

Online Registry System Launched

Question: Chief Minister of which of the following states recently launched the online registry system?
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Bihar
(d) Jharkhand
Answer: (a)
Related Facts:

  • On December 5th, 2017, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath launched the online registry system.
  • Introduction of this system will facilitate the registration of properties along with transparency.
  • Under this arrangement, facilities will be provided to the people of the state for the registration of commercial, residential, agricultural and non-agricultural plots, housing and farms.
  • With the introduction of the online registry facility, there will be ease to both, the seller and the buyer.
  • The latest version of the ‘Prenana’ software, ‘Prenana-3’ for developing the registry and other related processes online has been developed by NIC.
  • The online registry system starts from the date of launch.


लालिमा रथ

Lalima Rath (Chariot)

Question: Lalima Rath (Chariot) is concerned with which of the following disease?
(a) Leprosy
(b) Cancer
(c) Anemia
(d) Malaria
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts:

  • On 5 December, 2017 Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan flagged Lalima Rath (chariot).
  • This Rath (chariot) will spread awareness among the rural population of villages with Anemia abundance with the spread of ‘Lalima Abhiyan’.
  • Lalima Rath will travel in villages with Anemia abundance of each division.
  • Lalima Scheme has been started by the women and child development of Madhya Pradesh.
  • It is known that ‘Lalima Abhiyan’ is implemented on November 1st, 2017 with an aim to make Madhya Pradesh anaemia-free.
  • Under the campaign, free iron folic acid tablets will be provided in aaganwadis’, academic institutions and hospitals.


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