[Yearbook] What new topics added in India Yearbook 2020 compared to 2019’s edition?

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Prologue: India Yearbook 2020 vs 2019?

  • Every year the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting releases India year book containing information about India, its various Ministries and departments and their schemes and policies.
  • This article contains the list of chapter wise changes in India Yearbook 2020 compared to its previous edition India 2019. What topics have been removed or added in the new edition of the book?
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India Yearbook 2020: Chapterwise Updates

Ch Chapter name Changes? Details
1 Land and The People Added
  • No changes.
2 National Symbols Added
  • No changes.
3 Polity Added
  • Minor change in Union and its Territory topic relating to states and union territories and addition of some new information after Bifurcation of J&K. (pg. 25 of IYB 2020)
  • Citizenship (Amendment) Act topic (pg. 26 of 2020)
  • National e-Governance Service Delivery Assessment (pg. 48 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
Removed
  • Project Monitoring Group topic (pg. 35 of IYB 2019)
  • Modernisation Scheme topic (pg. 38 of IYB 2019)
4 Agriculture Added
  • Some minor changes and addition of new information in the Production topic (pg. 66 of IYB 2020)
  • Addition of new information in the topic Soil and Water Productivity and addition of new information in the topic Genetic Resources of IYB 2020. (pg. 69 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
5 Culture And Tourism Added
  • New topic: Achievements: 1. Mumbai gets World Heritage Building. 2. International Kala Mela. 3. Seva Bhoj Yojana. 4. 550th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Guru Nanak. 5. Kabir Mahotsav. (pg. 76 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: e-Visa facility updated. (pg. 100 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
6 Basic Economic Data Added
  • Two topics: 1. Consumer Price Index (Urban) and 2. Wholesale Price Index (Outgoing). (pg. 108 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
Removed
  • 1. Real Income and Net National Income. 2. National Income. 3. Services Sector. 4. Services Trade. (pg. 81 of IYB 2019)
  • Some information excluded from India 2019 in IYB 2020 under the topic Index of Industrial Production. (pg. 107 of IYB 2020) (pg. 82 of IYB 2019)
7 Commerce Added
  • Few topics included.
  • Rest everything is same.
Removed
  • Some topics excluded from IYB 2019. (pg. 112-122 of IYB 2020)
8 Communication Information Technology Added
  • India Post Payments Bank updated. (pg. 126 of IYB 2020)
  • Estate management and material management. (pg. 129 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Philately updated. (pg. 135 of IYB 2020)
  • New topics introduced. (pg. 137-138 of IYB 2020)
  • Two new topics: Indian Post Office Rules and Digital Life Certificate. (pg. 140 of IYB 2020)
  • Few new topics. (pg. 147-151 of IYB 2020)
  • Unique Identification Authority of India topic. (pg. 152 of IYB 2020)
  • Topics: India Computer Emergency Response Team, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing and Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research. (pg. 155-156 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
9 Defence Added
  • Introduction updated and new topics introduced. (pg. 162 to pg. 166 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Headquarters of Integrated Defence Staff. (pg. 167 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Army updated. (pg. 168 of 2020)
  • Topic: Military Role updated. (pg. 170 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Air Force updated. (pg. 172 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
10 Education Added
  • Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan. (pg. 204 of IYB 2020)
  • New topics. (pg. 205 and pg.206 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
11 Energy Added
  • Topic: Sahaj (pg. 229 of IYB 2020)
  • Topics explained in brief. (pg. 236 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
12 Environment Added
  • National Tiger Conservation Authority / Project Tiger, Project Tiger updated.
  • Rest everything is same.
13 Finance Added
  • Topic: Balance of Payments updated.
  • Some minor changes in information and few topics. (pg. 217 to pg. 274 of IYB 2020)
  • Changes made. (pg. 278 to pg. 279 of IYB 2020)
  • Two sub-points: 1. Pension Authorization Retrieval and Accounting System (PARAS) and 2. Other Salient Web Facilities. (pg. 285 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Narcotics updated. (pg. 298 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Banking (pg. 300 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Agriculture Credit. (pg. 302 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
Removed
  • Topic: Reforms in budget 2018-19.
  • Topic: CBEC-GST Application.
14 Corporate Affairs Added
  • No changes.
15 Food Civil Supplies And Consumer Affairs Added
  • Minor change Topic: Stock in Central Pool. (pg. 331 of IYB 2020)
  • Minor change Topic: Mid-Day Meal Scheme and Wheat Based Nutrition Programme. (pg. 333 of IYB 2020)
  • Minor change Topic: Scheme for Adolescent Girls (pg. 334 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Sugar production updated. (pg. 337 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Ethanol Blending Petrol Programme updated. (pg. 339 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Food Processing and Make in India explained in short (pg. 343 of IYB 2020)
  • Topics:  Food Parks and Cold Chain, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana, Mega Food Parks Scheme and Scheme of Operation Greens. (pg. 343 and pg. 344 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
Removed
  • Minor exclusion of few sentences. Not much difference. (pg. 337 of IYB 2020)
  • Topics: Sugarcane Pricing Policy and De-regulation of Sugar sector.
  • Topic: Production Subsidy for sugar mills.
  • Topics: Vegetable Oil Industry, Ban on Export of Edible Oils and Import Duty on Edible Oils.
  • Topic: Fixed Capital in Food Processing Industries.
16 Health And Family Welfare Added
  • Topic: Family Planning updated. (pg. 355 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: HIV & AIDS. (pg. 358 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Food Regulation updated. (pg. 361 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Drug Regulation updated. (pg. 362 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: AYUSH updated. (pg. 365 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Autonomous Institutes imparting ASU&H education updated. (pg. 369 of IYB 2020)
  • Topics: Regulatory Councils and Public Sector Undertaking. (pg. 373 and pg. 374 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
Removed
  • Topic: Global presence (pg. 266 of IYB 2019)
17 Housing And Urban Affairs Added
  • Topic: Progress of the Scheme updated. (pg. 376 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Smart Cities Mission updated. (pg. 377 of IYB 2020)
  • Topics: The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014 (pg. 379 and pg. 380 of IYB 2020)
  • Four new short topics added. (pg. 381 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
Removed
  • Topic: Finances.
18 India And The Word Added
  • Introduction has changes where some paragraphs slightly updated & introduced. (pg. 382 to pg. 386 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Neighbourhood, updated information. In terms of countries’ names are similar. (pg. 386 to pg. 390 of IYB 2020)
  • Topics: East Asia, minor change. In topic, Eurasia new countries introduced.
  • Topic: The Gulf and West Asia updated.
  • Topics: updated and minor changes and exclusion of few things with regards to the theory provided in previous year IYB 2019. (pg. 393 to pg. 398 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
Removed
  • There is a significant difference in IYB 2020 on page 390 introduces South East Asia and Asia Pacific and Association of Southeast Asian Nations but compared to pg. 289-290 of IYB 2019 the countries are not included in IYB 2020.
19 Industry Added
  • New: Second paragraph added. (pg. 401 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Ease of Doing Business updated. (pg. 405 of IYB 2020)
  • The topic: Make in India updated.
  • Topic: Project Monitoring-Invest India Cell. (pg. 406 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Intellectual Property Right and National IPR Policy have updated. (pg. 407 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: National Design Policy. (pg. 410 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Fertilizers updated and four short paragraphs included. (pg. 432 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Medical Devices, one short paragraph added. (pg. 439 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
Removed
  • A difference between IYB 2020 and IYB 2019 is that the last four paragraphs on page 302 of IYB 2019 not included in IYB 2020.
20 Law And Justice Added
  • Topic: National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms updated and three new paragraphs added. (pg. 464 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Commando Battalion for Resolute Action. (pg. 474 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
Removed
  • Topic: Judicial Infrastructure, a few data relating to budget allocation and sharing of fund pattern scheme excluded (pg. 466 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: e-Courts Integrated Mission Mode Project, few Data regarding courts to be computerized and installation of hardware and software data excluded. (pg. 466 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Access to Justice for the Marginalised, one paragraph excluded. (pg. 467 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Rapid Action Force one paragraph excluded. (pg. 474 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Civil Defence, a minor difference data regarding centrally sponsored scheme and Civil Defence Training Institutes mentioned. (pg. 476 of IYB 2020)
21 Labour Skill Development And Employment Added
  • Topic: Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Yojana. (pg. 493 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
22 Mass Communication Added
  • Topic: FM Rainbow updated. (pg. 514 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Social Media Cell. (pg. 518 of IYB 2020)
  • Topics: Modernization of Photo Division and National Photography Awards. (pg. 533 of IYB 2020)
  • Topics: e-version of Rozgar Samachar, Mobile App “Digital DPD” and Redesigned Dynamic Website. (pg. 534 of IYB 2020)
  • Topics: International Film Festival of India, National Film Awards and 65th National Film Awards updated. (pg. 539 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.  (pg. 541 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Bureau of Outreach and Communication. (pg. 542 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
Removed
  • Topic: Mahatma Gandhi Film Festival.
  • Topics not included. (from pg. 404 to pg. 406 in IYB 2019)
  • Topic: Publications Division one last paragraph not included (pg. 397 of IYB 2019)
23 Planning Added
  • Topic: Atal Innovation Mission updated. (pg. 557 of IYB 2020)
  • New Topics added. (pg. 559 and pg. 560 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
Removed
  • Topics: Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and Third Meeting of the Governing Council
  • Topic: Fourteenth Finance Commission.
  • Old topics not included. (pg. 418-419 of IYB 2019)
24 Rural Development Added
  • Topic: Nanami Gange updated. (pg. 575 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
25 Scientific And Technological Development Added
  • Topic: Indian Space Programme updated and introduction of two new topics namely Chandrayaan-2 Mission and Other Activities. (pg. 588 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Space Commerce updated. (pg. 591 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Forecasts for Heat and Cold Waves updated. (pg. 593 of IYB 2020)
  • Topics: Ocean Services, Technology, Observations, Resource Modelling and Science and Atmospheric and Climate Research, Observations Science Services. (pg. 594 and pg. 595 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Biotechnology updated.
  • Rest everything is same.
Removed
  • One paragraph excluded. (pg. 589 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Improved Weather and Cyclone Predictions
  • Topic: Ocean Observing System
26 Transport Added
  • The topic: Passenger Business updated. (pg. 608 of IYB 2020)
  • Topics: Catering Services and Rail Tourism.
  • Topic: Roads updated. (pg. 609 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Bharatmala Pariyojana updated. (pg. 610 of IYB 2020)
  • Topics: Setu Bharatam and Char Dham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojana and National Highways Authority of India updated. (pg. 611 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: National Highways Development Project. (pg. 612 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
Removed
  • Topic: Freight Traffic.
27 Water Resources Added
  • Topic: Jal Manthan.
  • Topics: Flood Management Programme and River Management Activities related to Border Areas (pg. 636 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Flood Forecasting updated.
  • Rest everything is same.
28 Welfare Added
  • Topics: Celebration of Constitution Day and Birth Anniversary of Babasaheb. (pg. 652 and pg. 653 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Mahila Shakti Kendra. (pg. 687 of IYB 2020)
  • Topics: Swadhar Greh and Reservation for Women in Police Force. (pg. 687 and pg. 688 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Relating to Women safety and acts introduced. (pg. 292 of IYB 2020)
  • Topics: National Creche Scheme and National Early Childhood Care and Education and Enrolment of Children below Six Years Under Aadhaar. (pg. 700 and pg. 701 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Organisations under WCD. (pg. 702 of IYB 2020)
Removed
  • Topic: Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (pg. 514 of IYB 2019)
29 Youth Affairs And Sports Added
  • No changes.
30 State And The Union Territories Added
  • Topic: Agriculture to Punjab Energy Development Agency. (pg. 774 of IYB 2020)
  • Topic: Fairs and Festivals updated. (pg. 776 of IYB 2020)
  • Topics: Agriculture and Irrigation, Tourism, Social Welfare Programmes. (pg. 784 to pg. 785 of IYB 2020)
  • Ladakh. (pg. 812 of IYB 2020)
  • Rest everything is same.
Error
  • Topic: History and Geography. The first paragraph printed twice. (pg. 729 of IYB 2020)
31 Diary of National Events Added
  • Updated with new current affairs from January 1, 2019— December 31, 2019 January, 2019
32 General Information Added New recipients of Bharat Ratna of 2019

  • Nanaji Deshmukh (Posthumus) (1916-2010)
  • Dr. Bhupen Hazarika (Posthumus) (1926-2011)
  • Pranab Mukherjee (b-1935) 2019

New Recipient of Nobel

  • ABHIJIT VINAYAK BANERJEE

Similarly other Padma award recipients etc.

33 Appendices Added
  • List of Ministers and Members of Parliament (MP) updated
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