- 1 RBI to set up a public credit registry for information on borrowers
- 2 IIT Bombay displaces IIT- Delhi as the highest ranked Institution
- 3 Election Commission launches its online RTI Portal
- 4 Centre constitutes group to suggest changes in SEZ Policy
- 5 India records 22% reduction in the maternal mortality ratio since 2013.
- 6 Latest Current Affairs
RBI to set up a public credit registry for information on borrowers
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will set up a Public Credit Registry (PCR) as a repository of information.
The PCR will have a loan information on individuals and corporate entities.
The move is made to bring all the information on borrowers under one single repository.
IIT Bombay displaces IIT- Delhi as the highest ranked Institution
IIT Bombay has been ranked as one of the best institution, as per the latest QS World University Rankings.
IIT- B displaces IIT Delhi, which previously top spot in the country in the rankings.
IIT- B climbed 17 places (up to 162 Ranks), the next is IIT- Bangalore which gained 20 positions to land 170 rank.
IIT- Delhi remains in the 172nd position.
Election Commission launches its online RTI Portal
The Election Commission has launched its own RTI Portal- www.rti.eci.nic.in
The portal will help the applicants seeking information under the Right to Information Act.
The Portal will also serve as a platform to reply the applications online, and there will be a timely notification alerts to the RTI applicants via SMS, and e-mail.
There is no online payment gateway for making the payment of requisite fees under the RTI Act.
Centre constitutes group to suggest changes in SEZ Policy
The Centre has constituted a group headed by Bharat Forge’s Baba Kalyani to study the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Policy.
The group will also suggest some measures to make it more relevant for the exporters and compatible with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Norms.
The SEZ Act was passed in the year giving tax incentives to the investors.
A few incentives under the SEZ Policy have been challenged at the WTO by the US. They may need to be replaced by other sops.
The group will submit its recommendations in three months.
India records 22% reduction in the maternal mortality ratio since 2013.
India has registered a big deadline in the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR)- in deaths since 2013.
According to the Sample Registration System Bulletin- the MMR in India is reduced from 167 in 2011-13 to just 130 in 2014-16.
MMR is defined as the ratio of the maternal deaths per 100, 000 (1 Lakh) live births during a given period of time.
According to the Sample Registration System Bulletin, in Southern States the MMR has decreased from 115 to 93.