Sunday, 11 January 2015

Daily News Mail

Quote from the Brihadarnyaka Upanishad - Asato Maa Sadgamaya -  which means "Lead me from the asat to the sat". Tamso maa Jyotirgamya means "From darkness, lead me to light. Mrityorma Amrita Gamya means "From death, lead me to immortality.

This is 'prayer for eternal life' as well as it can be asked in UPSC Exams.

Sindhushree Khullar is appointed CEO of NITI Aayog

  • The Union government appointed the former Planning Commission secretary Sindhushree Khullar the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of  National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog . She is a 1975-batch Union Territory-cadre IAS officer.
  • Earlier this month Prime Minister economist Arvind Panagariya Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog. Economist Bibek Debroy and former DRDO Chief V.K. Saraswat were appointed full-time members.
  • He also appointed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu and Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh ex-officio members.
  • Union Roads and National Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani and Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot were appointed special invitees to the Aayog.

646 Ordinances has been promulgated since 1952 
  • When the President promulgated the Citizenship(Amendment) Ordinance on January 7, 2015, it was the ninth ordinance under Artcle 123 by the modi government and 646th since 1952.
  • The successive governments citing disruption in Parliament to justify the Ordinance route.

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