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Current Affairs for Engineering Service Exam

Video Lectures and Test Series for ESE 2019

Topics list:

  1. National and International Issues on
    1. Economic Development
    2. Social Development
    3. Industrial Development
  2. Energy and Environment
    1. Energy
    2. Environment
  3. Information and Communication Technology
    1. Technology
    2. Application
  4. The Key Initiatives of Government
  5. General Knowledge

Topic 1:Economic development

Andhra Pradesh tops the list in ease of doing business

For second year in a row, Andhra Pradesh has topped the list in ease of doing business among all states and UTs. Andhra Pradesh is followed by Telangana and Haryana. The states have been divided into: Top Achievers, Achievers, Fast Movers and Aspirers.

Here’s is the list of top ten states

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Telangana
  3. Haryana
  4. Jharkhand
  5. Gujarat
  6. Chhattisgarh
  7. Madhya Pradesh
  8. Karnataka
  9. Rajasthan
  10. West Bengal

Meghalaya was ranked last at 36th position and appeared as the worst performing state.

About the Ranking

  • This is the third edition of the rankings
  • Conducted by DIPP(Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion) in collaboration with the World Bank
  • Done annually under the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP)
  • The parameters include areas such as construction permit, labour regulation, environmental registration, access to information, land availability, and single window system.

Advantages of Ease of doing Business

  • Improvement in ease of doing business will help attract more investment and better business climate for investors.

Read more at:ET

Sugar price control

Sugar Price is controlled under the Sugar Price (Control) Order, 2018 under Essential Commodities Act, 1955

The Controls

  • imposition of stock holding limit on sugar mills
  • the minimum price of ₹29 per kg for sale in domestic market

Why Control

  • for improving the financial health of sugar mills
  • ensuring payment to sugarcane growers
  • liquidating the accumulated sugarcane price arrears.

Read more at:The Hindu

Topic 1:Social development

Institutions of Eminence list released

Six higher education institutions, including the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, the Indian Institutes of Technology at Mumbai and Delhi, and the proposed Jio Institute of the Reliance Foundation, have been named Institutions of Eminence (IoE) by the Centre.

  • The Jio Institute in Maharashtra — has been chosen in the greenfield category
  • The two other private institutions to be granted the status – the Manipal Academy of Higher Education and BITS, Pilani.
  • An empowered committee, under former Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami, recommended these institutions.

Read more at: The Hindu

Topic 1:Industrial development

World’s largest mobile factory

Samsung’s mobile manufacturing plant, touted as the biggest in the world is in Noida.

  • Samsung plans to make India an export hub
  • 50% of its overall production coming from here in the next three years

Read more at:The Hindu

Topic 3 : ICT

ICT help in Transparency

The government mooted a separate TV channel for live-streaming court proceedings.

Live Streaming

  • Live streaming of the proceedings would bring transparency and access to justice
  • Is an extension of the ‘open court’ system
  • would keep a check on lawyers’ conduct inside the courtrooms

Read more at: The Hindu

Topic 4: The Key Initiatives of Government

MAKE IN INDIA (DIPP)

Launched on 25th September 2014 to make India the hub of manufacturing

Outcomes

  • Partnership between the Government & Industry has increased
  • India has emerged as one of the fastest growing major economies.
  • India has been ranked 3rd in the list of top prospective host economies for 2016-18 in the World Investment Report (WIR) 2016 of UNCTAD.
  • Also India features amongst top 10 economies in terms of FDI inflows according to WIR 2016.
  • India’s ranking in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index has made giant leap of 30 positions – from 130 in 2016 to 100
  • India is one of the most open economies of the world when it comes to sectors opened up for FDI
  • The Govt. of India has also increased autonomy in the FDI inflows
  • FDI in India has been opened in many key sectors such as – Defence Manufacturing, Food Processing, Telecommunications, Agriculture, Pharmaceuticals, Civil Aviation, Space, Private Security Agencies, Railways, Insurance and Pensions, Medical Devices and Pensions.

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