16.03.18 Karnataka (KPSC) Current Affairs

KARNATAKA Targeted beneficiary schemes combating hunger, nutritional issues: Official   The targeted beneficiary schemes introduced by the State government and the enactment of the National Food Security Act, 2013, by the Centre have helped stave off starvation deaths despite persistent drought in the recent past.   There were three droughts in the region between 2009 and 2013 … Read more

Universalizing Science and Technology literacy

Universalizing Science and Technology literacy Scientific and technological literacy, in its broadest sense, means much more than simply being able to read, understand and write about science and technology, however important these are. STLalso includes the ability to apply scientific and technological concepts and process skills to the life, work and culture of one’s own … Read more

Post harvest technology and value addition in Food Processing

Post harvest technology and value addition in Food Processing While increased productivity is an essential component of a vibrant agricultural sector, improved post-harvest handling and processing is essential to ensure high-quality products reach the markets. Too often, even when the yields are high, producers lose income due to poor post-harvest practices. Effective post-harvest management allows … Read more

Philosophical basis of governance

Philosophical basis of governance Governance is the exercise of economic, political, and administrative authority to manage a country’s affairs at all levels. It comprises mechanisms, processes, and institutions through which citizens and groups articulate their interests, exercise their legal rights, meet their obligations, and mediate their differences. The challenge for all societies is to create … Read more

Quality of life, life expectancy, literacy, standard of living and migration in India

Quality of life, life expectancy, literacy, standard of living and migration in India Human development—a comprehensive approach Human development is a process of enlarging people’s choices. But human development is also the objective, so it is both a process and an outcome. Human development implies that people must influence the processes that shape their lives. … Read more

ADB,EU, ASEAN, SAARC, AU, NATO, NAM, OPEC, G-8, IAEA, etc.

Regional Organizations   Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)   The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was formed in 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand to promote political and economic cooperation and regional stability. The member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, … Read more

Human Development Index

Human development is a process of enlarging people’s choices. The most critical ones are to lead a long and healthy life, to be educated and to enjoy a decent standard of living. Additional choices include political freedom, guaranteed human rights and self-respect.Human development has to be development of the people, by the people, for the … Read more

Planning in Karnataka

Planning in Karnataka   The British, according to their colonial policies, were encouraging the raising of crops which served as raw material, required for their industrial productions. They introduced American long fibre cotton into Karnataka. The Cotton Boom of the 1860’s (American Civil War days) had its own impact. In the long run it helped … Read more

Karnataka Food Security

Karnataka Food Security Nutrition is major Public Health emergency in India, with about 50% of its population suffering from it in some form of protein calorie deficit or micronutrient malnourishment. It causes for 50% of child mortality. According to World Health Organisation report 2015 :-42% of children between 0- 5 years of age in India are underweight … Read more

Karnataka Human Development Index

Karnataka Human Development Index “Karnataka has been a pioneer among Indian States in the matter of paying attention to human development at the State and District levels. The first State Human Development Report for Karnataka was published in 1999. Karnataka is also the first State to bring out individual District Human Development Reports for all its … Read more

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