IAS Prelims 2017 Important Topics: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the civil services (CS) preliminary examination on June 18 this year. It is one of the most esteemed and toughest exams in the country. With a success rate of 0.1- 0.3 percent of the total percentage of candidates who apply, it is really difficult to nail the examination.
All the UPSC IAS aspirants are now preparing for IAS Prelims 2017. The problem is that no matter how good & knowledgeable we think we are or how good we feel we have prepared for the exam there is always a certain level of uncertainty. To overcome this fear, we will be sharing IAS Prelims 2017 Important Topics on Current Affairs.
IAS Prelims 2017 Important Topics on Current Affairs
Current affairs is given more emphasis because most of the questions are asked from current affairs in both mains and prelims exam. Besides knowledge of current affairs, analysis of events gives vital opinions of global world on national or international happenings, political struggles, scams, expert opinions and many more which an aspirant must need to incorporate his/her answers. Here are the list of important topics based on current affairs.
- Aadhar and its Benefits
- National Student Startup Policy, 2016 (NSSP)
- PESA, 1996
- Concept of Good Samaritans
- Cloud Bursts
- Mental Health Policy
- Law Commission of India
- Pay Commission of India
- Linguistic Minorities
- Geographical Indication
- Unesco Creative Cities Network
- What is Defamation?
- The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill
- The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016
- UNESCO Global Geopark
- No Detention Policy
- Ganga Gram Yojana
- NFHS-4 Survey
- Coastal Erosion
- Rain Water Harvesting
- Swatchh Bharat Cess
- India Declared Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus and Yaws Free by Who
- Adaptations Made for Survival Intundra Biome
- National Anthem – Code of Conduct
- Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems
- National AYUSH Mission
- Adaptations Made for Survival Intropical Region
Today we will discuss the first topic i.e Aadhar Card and its benefits. Below mentioned is the explanation of the said topic.
Aadhar Card and its Benefits
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was set up by the Government of India on 28 January 2009 as an attached office of the erstwhile Planning Commission of India vide its a gazette notification. The UIDAI is mandated to assign a 12-digit unique identification (UID) number (termed as Aadhar) to all the residents of India. As per the notification, the UIDAI has been given the responsibility to lay down plan and policies to implement UID scheme, to own and operate the UID database and be responsible for its updation and maintenance on an ongoing basis.
However in the initial stages of enrolment people faced lot of difficulties such as technical snags, incorrect data displayed etc. and also the importance of Aadhaar card was unclear. But many of the issues were resolved and people can now get the card with much ease as its acceptance as a mandatory document for various initiatives has been officially made. In addition to this it will help in reducing the corruption since every individual carries only one unique number.
- It is a 12 digit individual identification number issued by UIDAI (Unique identification
- authority of India) on behalf of Government of India
- It will serve as identity and address proof anywhere in India.
- It is available in 2 forms, physical and electronic form i.e. (e-Aadhaar).
- Any resident (a person who has resided in India for 182 days, in the one year preceding the date of application for enrollment for Aadhaar) of India irrespective of age, sex, class can avail it.
- The UID authority will authenticate the Aadhaar number of an individual, if an entity makes such a request. A requesting entity (an agency or person that wants to authenticate information of a person) has to obtain the consent of an individual before collecting his information.
Benefits of Aadhar Card
- All public sector and private sector banks now take Aadhaar Card as a unique identifier for any individual. It can be used as an alternative to Voter ID card or Passport.
- You can also use your Aadhaar card as identification for getting a new Passport / renewal of passport, etc.
- All the pensioners from select states will now have to register their Aadhaar card number to their respective department in order to receive monthly pension. This move was initiated as there have been fraudulent incidents as beneficiaries requesting pension were found to be fake.
- The 12 digit individual identification number on Aadhar card is used to get LPG subsidy amount directly in the bank account.
- Government of India has launched digital locker (DigiLocker) system for everyone for storing all personal document on the government’s server.
- It is now accepted as a proof of address by Securities and Exchange board of India for investing in stock market
- Aadhaar letter provided by UIDAI is now acceptable by banks as a valid proof to open bank account.
- Government of India is mulling over a proposal to make Aadhar card necessary for purchasing new SIM cards.
- Andhra Pradesh government recently announced that Aadhar card will be necessary to buy any new vehicle in the state. It is also important for getting a driving license.
- Aadhaar card will be identity proof of every individual in future. Since the details of Aadhar card holder are kept at secure online servers, the bio-metrically verified identity of an individual can be used to confirm the identity of its holder.
Over here we conclude our article on IAS Prelims 2017 Important Topics on Current Affairs. Stay tuned with us for the rest of the topic that we will discuss day by day.