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SC constituted committee to explore technical solution to block videos of sexual offences on social networking sites

Mar 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

A committee that comprises of representatives from the Union government and internet majors was constituted by SC to explore technical solution to block videos of sexual offences on social networking sites.

Parliamentary panel suggests BSNL-MTNL merger for long-term survival

Mar 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The DoT said that the PSUs have not been able to invest adequately in the expansion and modernisation of their network, leading to coverage issues.

Madhukar Gupta Committee report submitted to Union Government

Mar 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The Committee has given its recommendations broadly on the issues of Threats and Border Protection, assessment of force level, deployment on the border, infrastructure and technology issues for protection of border and administrative issues.

Formation of committee to resolve grievances of women sports persons announced

Mar 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Formation of the committee is in tune with the government’s zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment.

Working Group on Migration recommends legal framework for protection of migrants' interests

Mar 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The working group headed by Mukhopadhay has recommended amendment in Protocols of the Registrar General of India to enable caste-based enumeration of migrants.

Reserve Bank constitutes Inter-disciplinary Standing Committee on Cyber Security

Mar 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The 11-member committee will study adoption of various security standards and protocols, interface with stakeholders and suggest appropriate policy interventions to strengthen cyber security and resilience.

Supreme Court appoints Committee of Administrators headed by Vinod Rai to run BCCI

Jan 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The order was given by a three-judge Bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra. The other two judges were Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud.

Union Government reconstituted committee to identify athletes under TOP Scheme

Jan 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The reconstituted committee will be headed by Abhinav Bindra. By winning the gold in the 10 m air rifle category at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic games, he became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games.

Union Government constitutes committee to set rules for implementation of Disabilities Act, 2016

Jan 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Committee will suggest model draft rules for the states in order to have a uniform rules across India and also to avoid delay in finalization of rules by any state.

Committee to review institutionalisation of Arbitration Mechanism in India constituted

Dec 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The committee headed by Justice (retd.) BN Srikrishna has been asked to submit its report in 90-days.

Union Government forms Chandrababu Naidu Committee to promote digital economy

Dec 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The Committee will identify the best global practices for implementing an economy primarily based on digital payment.

Amitabh Kant Committee constituted to push cashless transactions

Nov 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The Amitabh Kant Committee was constituted following a directive from the Prime Minister’s Office to back up the demonetisation move.

Union Government constitutes committee to review status of demonetisation drive

Nov 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The committee comprises of Additional Secretaries, Joint Secretaries and Directors with each team consisting of up to two or three officers for each State and Union Territory (UT).

Union Government sets up inter ministerial committee to look into concerns of tourists, NRIs

Nov 18, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

This committee will be headed at the level of an additional secretary. A senior joint secretary from the Ministry of External Affairs is also a member of the committee.

Task force led by SS Mundra formed to recalibrate ATMs

Nov 16, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The task-force led by RBI deputy governor SS Mudra was constituted to re-calibrate the ATMs functional in India to make sure that they are capable of dispensing the new denomination notes including 2000 rupees.

Union Government constitutes Munialappa Committee to monitor bird flu situation

Oct 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Munialappa will be the nodal officer and will be available to provide advice and help round the clock.

KS Valdiya led expert committee finds Saraswati River did exist

Oct 17, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The 4000-kilometer long river that originated from Adibadri in Himalaya passed through Pakistan before culminating in Arabian Sea through Rann of Kutch.

PM approves constitution of two committees for birth centenary of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay

Sep 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Modi will head the 149 member National Committee while Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the 23 member Executive Committee.

Arvind Panagariya led task force on poverty files report, proposes new panel on BPL

Sep 14, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

It asked for constitution of a new committee, which in participation with the states and other stakeholders should work on defining the BPL population and identify them.

TVSN Prasad Committee submitted its report on use of Pellet Guns

Sep 2, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

TVSN Prasad committee was formed by the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs in July 2016 to suggest alternatives to pellet guns, which was used in Kashmir to disperse crowd.

AK Sinha committee constituted to study silt in river Ganga in Bihar

Sep 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Union Government on 1 September 2016 constituted an expert committee to study slit in river Ganga in Bihar.

Dhingra Commission submits its report to Haryana Chief Minister

Sep 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Justice SN Dhingra Commission set up on 31 August 2016 by the Haryana government submitted its report to the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal. It hinted at irregularities.

Union Finance Ministry constitutes High-level Committee to suggest steps to promote card payments

Aug 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The 11-member committee will be headed by former Finance Secretary Ratan P Watal. The committee will have representatives from the RBI, UIDAI, the tax department and various industry bodies in the payments space.

Abhinav Bindra to Head NRAI Review Committee on Rio Debacle

Aug 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The committee will examine the causes behind shooting not securing any medals at the Rio Olympics and recommend concrete steps to ensure that this is not repeated in future Olympics.

Shashi Shekhar Committee on World Culture Festival of AOL submitted report to NGT

Aug 17, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The 5-member committee was formed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in the wake of allegations that the festival caused extensive damage to the biodiversity and aquatic life of Yamuna in March 2016.

TVSN Prasad committee formed for exploring possible alternatives to Pellet Guns

Jul 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The committee was constituted to rethink on the use of pellet guns after its use by CRPF for crowd control in Kashmir was blamed for causing fatal injuries to protestors.

Madhav Chitale committee constituted to prepare Guidelines for Desiltation of River Ganga

Jul 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The committee has been asked to establish difference between desilting and sand mining and also to establish need for desilting for ecology and e-flow of the river Ganga.

Justice Shah headed SIT on black money recommends ban on cash transactions above 3 lakh rupees

Jul 15, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Justice MB Shah led SIT was constituted in 2014 to look into the ways to curb generation of black money, unaccounted, untaxed wealth, and bring back funds stashed away overseas.

Arvind Subramanian panel constituted to tackle pulses shortage

Jul 14, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The panel will look into various options to frame a long-term policy on pulses to tackle shortage and will also suggest an appropriate policy to promote cultivation of lentils in India.

Anand Desai Committee on Specific Relief Act, 1963 submitted its report

Jun 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

It asks to change the approach, from damages being the rule and specific performance being the exception, to specific performance being the rule, and damages being the alternate remedy.

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