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  3. India: An Overview
  • Press And Print Media

    The office of the Registrar of Newspaper for India (RNI) came into existence on 1 July, on the recommendation of the First Press Commission in 1953 and by amending the Press and Registraiton of Books Act, 1867. The Registrar of Newspapers for India is required to submit an annual report to the Government of the status of newspapes before 31 Decmeber every year.

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  • Mass Communication

    In a country like ours, mass communication plays a vital role in creating people’s awareness about policies and programmes of development. It helps in motivating them to be active partners in the nation-building endeavour.

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  • Government Responsibility And Initiative

    In 1976, education became a joint responsibility of Central and State Government. Decisions regarding the organisation and structure of education are largely the concern of the states.

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  • ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

    The target of universalising elementary education has been divided into three broad parameters i.e. universal access, universal retention and universal achievement during the Eighth Five Year Plan.

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  • ELECTRONIC MEDIA

    Broadcasting started in India in 1927 with two privately-owned transmitters at Bombay and Calcutta. Government took over the transmitters in 1930 and started operating them under the name of Indian Broadcasting Service.

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  • Organisation

    India’s defence policy aims at promoting and sustaining durable peace in the sub-continent and equipping the defence forces adequately to safeguard aggression. The Supreme Command of the armed forces is vested in the President of India.

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  • Other Projects

    World’s fifth and Asia’s largest hydro-electric project has been constructed on river Bhagirithi, a tributary of Ganga in Tehri district of Uttaranchal. The height of the earth and rockfill dam is 260.5 m, making it the highest dam in the country.

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  • UNIVERSAL IMMUNISATION PROGRAMME

    The Universe Immunisation Programme (UPIP) was launched in 1985 to reduce infant, child and maternal morbidity and mortality by protecting against six- vaccine preventable diseases, viz., Tuberculosis, Diphtheira, Pertusis, Tetanus, Polio and Measles, The immunization coverage improved significantly between 1985-1990.

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  • Tenth Five Year Plan

    The Tenth Five-Year Plan (2002-2007) was approved by the National Development Council (NDC) on December 21, 2002.

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  • Stock Exchanges

    There are 23 stock exchanges in the country, 20 of them being regional ones with allocated areas

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  • SHIPPING

    Shipping plays an important role in the transport sector of India's economy. Approximately 95 percent of country's trade volume (70 percent in terms of value) is moved by sea.

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  • ROADS

    India has one of the largest road network in the world, aggregating to about 3.314 million kms. at present. The country's road network consists of Expressways, National Highways, State Highways, major District Roads, other District Roads and Village Roads.

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  • REVENUE

    The Department of Revenue exercises control in respect of revenue matters relating to direct and indirect Union taxes through two statutory boards, namely, Central Board of Direct Taxes and the Central Board of Excise and Customs. This Department is also entrusted with the administration and enforcement of controls and regulatory measures provided in the enactments concerning Central sales tax, stamp duties, gold control, foreign exchange and other relevant fiscal statutes.

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  • RESERVE BANK OF INDIA

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was established under the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 on 1 April 1935 and nationalised on 1 January 1949. The Bank acts as banker to the Central Government, state governments, commercial banks, state co-operative banks and some of the financial institutions.

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  • REGIONAL RURAL BANKS

    Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) had been established to take the banking services to the doorsteps of rural masses especially in remote rural areas with no access to banking services. These banks were originally intended to provide institutional credit to those weaker sections of the society at concessional rate of interest, who depend on private money-lenders.

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