PIB - 25 July 2017

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Profile of President Shri Ram Nath Kovind

A lawyer, veteran political representative and long-time advocate of egalitarianism and integrity in Indian public life and society, Shri Ram Nath Kovind was born on October 1, 1945, in Paraunkh, near Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. His parents were Shri Maiku Lal and Smt Kalawati.
Before assuming charge of the office of the 14th President of India on July 25, 2017, Shri Kovind served as the 36th Governor of the state of Bihar from August 16, 2015, to June 20, 2017.
Shri Kovind completed his school education in Kanpur and obtained the degrees of B.Com and L.L.B. from Kanpur University. In 1971, he enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi.
Shri Kovind was Union Government Advocate in the Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979 and Union Government Standing Counsel in the Supreme Court from 1980 to 1993. He became Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India in 1978. He practised at the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court for 16 years till 1993.
Positions Held
2015-17: Governor of Bihar
1994-2006: Member of the Rajya Sabha, representing the state of Uttar Pradesh
1971-75 and 1981: General Secretary, Akhil Bharatiya Koli Samaj
1977-79: Union Government Advocate at the Delhi High Court
1982-84: Union Government Junior Counsel in the Supreme Court

Controlling Chronic Aneamia In Women

According to National Family Health Survey (NFHS)–IV (2015-16), the prevalence of anemia among women aged 15 to 49 years is 53%. In order to prevent anaemia among women and children, National Iron Plus Initiative (NIPI) has been launched in 2013, a flagship scheme under the National Health Mission based on the life-cycle approach, under which iron-folic acid supplementation is provided to the vulnerable age groups. It includes Pregnant and lactating women and Women in reproductive age (WRA) group.

Steps To Enhance Income Of Farmers

1. Soil Health Card (SHC) scheme.
2. Neem Coated Urea.
3. Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana.
4. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana.
5. National Agriculture Market scheme.
6. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.
7. Interest subvention scheme.
8. Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana.

Amendment To Legal Metrology

1. Goods displayed by the seller on-ecommerce platform shall contain declarations required under the rules.
2. No person shall declare different MRPs (dual MRP) on an identical pre-packaged commodity.
3. Bar Code/QR Coding are allowed on voluntarily basis.
4. Size of letters and numerals for making declaration is increased, so that consumer can easily read the same.

Making PDS Transparent

For effective implementation of Public Distribution System (PDS) schemes named as
1. “End-to-end Computerization of Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) Operations”.
2. Direct Benefit Transfer.
i. Cash transfer of food subsidy into the bank account of beneficiaries.
ii. Fair Price Shop (FPS) automation - which involves installation of Point of Sale (PoS) device at FPS.

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