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Current Affairs Questions For ESE & SSC JE 2018 | Important for Mechanical, Civil, Electrical | Part 6


Important Committees 2017



Defense Procurement Organization
Dr. Pritam Singh
The Committee has recommended the creation of a central, autonomous, empowered professional organization to build up indigenous defense capability as a strategic imperative for long term self-reliance.


Timothy Gonsalves Committee
Prof. Timothy Gonsalves
It suggested to create 20 percent reservation seats for the girl students in IITs out of the total number of seats available.


Krishna River Management Board
A. K. Bajaj
To look into the water sharing between Telangana
  and Andhra Pradesh.


DB Shekatkar Committee
D. B. Shekatkar
To bring reforms in the military and improve financial management.

Chitale Committee
Madhav Chitale
To recommends several measures for desiltation of Ganga.

Economic Advisory Council (EAC)
Bibek Debroy
It gives advice on economic and related topics to the government.

Empowered Steering Committee (ESC)
Abinav Bindra
comprehensive action plan for effective participation of Indian sportspersons in the next three Olympic Games to be held in 2020 (Tokyo), 2024 (Paris) and 2028 (Los Angeles).

Sub Categorization of OBCs
Justice G Rohini
To examine sub categorization of Other Backward Classes.
Under Article 340 of the Constitution.



Important Schemes Launched by Union Government
In 2017

Project Saksham
Will begin in January 2018 and will continue till September 2018.
9-month ‘upskilling’ exercise for railway employees.
13 lakh employees.

Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana
Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude & Research in Stamps as a Hobby
November 3, 2017
Union Minister of Communications
a scholarship program for school children-Standard VI to IX.

SECURE Himalaya project
October 2, 2017
Union Environment Minister in association with the United Nations Development Programme.
Conservation of biodiversity, land and forest resources in the high Himalayan ecosystem.

SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes
October 11, 2017
To boost ‘Skill India Mission’
SANKALP- Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion.
STRIVE- Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement.
Both the schemes are focused on vocational education and training.

Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar YojanaSaubhagya
25th September 2017
Electrification of all households in India.
The expected outcome of the Scheme is as follows:
(a)    Environmental upgradation by substitution of            Kerosene for lighting purposes.
(b)   Improvement education services.
(c)    Better health services.
(d)   Enhanced connectivity through radio,   television, mobiles, etc.

School Chalo Abhiyan
8th September 2017
Union Human Resource Development Minister Mr. Prakash Javadekar
Scheme has been introduced in order to enroll students who have dropped out from school.

Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana
July 21, 2017
Arun Jaitley
A pension scheme for senior citizens with 8% fixed rate of interest on their savings.

VAJRA scheme Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty
22nd of June 2017
Under this scheme, scientists or senior researchers staying in abroad of Indian origin can collaborate with faculties.

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana
1st April 2017
Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
It provides Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices (like low vision, hearing impairment, dental problems etc.)
To Senior Citizens belonging to BPL category.

UDAN scheme
April 26, 2017
Shimla to Delhi by PM Narendra Modi
Kadapa (AP) to Hyderabad and Nanded (Maharashtra) to Hyderabad through video conferencing.

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan
Approved on February 8, 2017.
To make 6 crore rural households digitally literate by March 2019.



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