e- HRMS Portal: e-HRMS was launched by Minister for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on 25th December, 2017 and it had 25 applications of 5 modules of the system.
e-HRMS is also known as Manav Sampada (appropriately name for Human Capital, being the most important factor for the success of any Government, Organisation or Company).
It is a standard ICT solution for the Government sector, addressing maximum requirements of State Governments related to personnel management.
Union Minister will launch the revamped e-HRMS 2.0 which would be the first digital system in Govt. of India to provide end-to-end HR Services. Presently, no other Government Service Cadre System in India is as advanced in its reach and applications.
Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana: It was launched on 25th December, 2000.
Objective: To provide connectivity, by way of an all-weather road to unconnected habitations.
PMGSY – Phase I was launched in December, 2000 as a 100 % centrally sponsored scheme.
The Government of India subsequently launched PMGSY-II in 2013 for upgradation of 50,000 Kms of existing rural road network to improve its overall efficiency. The cost was shared between the centre and the states/UTs.
PMGSY – Phase III was approved by the Cabinet during July 2019.Under the PMGSY-III Scheme, it is proposed to consolidate 1,25,000 Km road length in the States. The duration of the scheme is 2019-20 to 2024-25.
Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Rural Development.
MSP for Copra: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for copra for 2023 season. The approval is based on recommendations of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices and views of major coconut growing states. National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED) and National Cooperative Consumers’ Federation (NCCF) will continue to act as Central Nodal Agencies (CNAs) for procurement of copra and de-husked coconut under Price Support Scheme (PSS).
GM Mustard:Dhara Mustard Hybrid (DMH-11) is an indigenously developed transgenic mustard. It is a genetically modified variant of Herbicide Tolerant (HT) mustard.
It contains two alien genes (‘barnase’ and ‘barstar’) isolated from a soil bacterium called Bacillus amyloliquefaciens that enable breeding of high-yielding commercial mustard hybrids.It has been developed by the Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants (CGMCP) at Delhi University.In 2017, the GEAC recommended the commercial approval of the HT Mustard crop. However, the Supreme Court stayed its release and asked the central government to seek public opinion.
One Rank One Pension Scheme: One Rank One Pension (OROP) implies the payment of the same pension to armed forces personnel for the same rank and the same length of service, irrespective of the date of retirement.
Before this system, the prevailing system for calculating the personnel’s pension was based on the last salary drawn.
The demand for OROP by ex-servicemen was to get rid of this disparity in pensions