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Union Cabinet approves ratification of Paris Agreement

11 hrs ago
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With its decision to ratify the Agreement, India will be one of the key countries that will be instrumental in bringing the Paris Agreement into force.

Union Cabinet approves India-Singapore MoU in the field of Industrial Property Cooperation

15 hrs ago
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It includes exchange of best practices, experiences and knowledge on Intellectual Property awareness among the public, businesses and educational institutions of both countries.

Union Cabinet approves closure of Hindustan Cables Limited

17 hrs ago
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Total cash infusion for closure of company will be 1309.90 crore rupees and non-cash infusion of 3467.15 crore rupees in the form of conversion into equity of Government of India's loan (including interest) outstanding as on 30 September 2016.

Agriculture Minister lays foundation stone of Gokul Gram at Mathura

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Gokul Gram will work as a centre for development of native breed cattle and it will work to supplement resources of cattle of farmers in breeding areas.

Mission Parivar Vikas to be launched in seven states for improved family planning services

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

These districts also have a substantial impact on maternal and child health indicators as about 25 to 30 percent of maternal deaths and 50 percent of infant deaths occur in these districts.

Union Cabinet approves Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The bill consolidates the existing laws relating to admiralty jurisdiction of courts, admiralty proceedings on maritime claims, arrest of vessels and related issues.

IOCL, GAIL sign MoU for taking equity stake in Dhamra LNG terminal

Sep 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Indian Oil and GAIL will acquire 39 percent and 11 percent equity respectively in DLTPL, with the balance 50 percent stake being held by Adani group.

Union Cabinet approves submarine optical fibre cable connectivity with Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Sep 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The project to be completed by December 2018 will connect the mainland Chennai with Port Blair & five other islands viz. Little Andaman, Car Nicobar, Havelock, Kamorta and Great Nicobar.

Union Cabinet approves merging of Rail budget with Union Budget

Sep 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The cabinet also decided to advance the date of presentation of the annual budget from the last day of February to start of February.

Third list of Smart Cities released

Sep 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

With this, the number of cities selected under Smart City Mission for financing implementation of smart city plans has gone up to 60.

Cauvery Supervisory Committee directs Karnataka to release 3000 cusecs of water per day for 10 days

Sep 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

As per the committee’s direction, Karnataka will have to release 3000 cusecs water per day from 21 to 30 September 2016 to Tamil Nadu.

Indian Railways launches Yatri Mitra Sewa for elderly, differently-abled

Sep 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

It can be availed at the time of online booking of tickets by calling or messaging 139 or by simply dialling a dedicated mobile phone number to be activated for the purpose.

UIDAI bans sharing of Aadhaar details

Sep 16, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The agencies that collect the Aadhaar number will also have to specify whether submission of the number or proof of Aadhaar is mandatory or voluntary.

India declares itself free from bird flu

Sep 16, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Department of Animal Husbandry had notified the same to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). However, it also stressed that there is a need for continued surveillance.

Union Government issues model guidelines for states to curb Ponzi schemes

Sep 13, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Direct Selling Guidelines 2016 framework was released by the Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan. They have been sent to the states and Union Territories for adoption.

Union Cabinet approves formation of GST Council

Sep 12, 2016
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

The council will consist of the Finance Minister and State Finance Ministers. It will make recommendations on important issues related to GST, including items and rates.

GST Bill gets nod by President Pranab Mukherjee

Sep 9, 2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Now, a GST Council headed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be formed, which will decide the tax rate, cess and surcharges-some pending issues.

Union Government launches Integration of DigiLocker with Driving Licenses and Vehicle Registration Certificates

Sep 9, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The new service will end the need of people carrying around physical copies of their RCs and DLs. They can instead access digital copies of the same on their mobile phones via the DigiLocker mobile app.

Union Government approves 450 crore rupees for Swadesh Darshan Scheme

Sep 8, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

In total, 13 thematic circuits have been identified for development, namely North-East India Circuit, Buddhist Circuit, Himalayan Circuit, Coastal Circuit, Krishna Circuit, Desert Circuit, Tribal Circuit, Eco Circuit, Wildlife Circuit, Rural Circuit, Spiritual Circuit, Ramayana Circuit and Heritage Circuit.

Union Government launches NIDHI for nurturing ideas and innovation into start ups

Sep 8, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

NIDHI strongly addresses the new national aspirations by massively scaling up DST’s experience of three decades in promoting innovative startups.

Union Government launches dedicated pan-India helpline for power outages

Sep 7, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

With this, consumers can now get an update from power distribution companies about outages in their area by dialling 14401.

Dharmendra Pradhan launches Gas4India campaign to promote use of natural gas

Sep 7, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Dharmendra Pradhan also launched the website, Twitter handle, Facebook page and theme song of the campaign. Public and private sector companies working in the sector have joined hands to promote the natural gas sector.

Union Government launches Leprosy Case Detection campaign

Sep 7, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The fortnight-long campaign launched across 149 districts of 19 states/UTs will cover 1656 blocks/urban areas of these districts and screen a total of 32 crore people for leprosy.

Union Government notifies National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme

Sep 2, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The National Policy of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015 launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi focuses on apprenticeship as one of the key components for creating skilled manpower in India. The policy proposes to work pro-actively with the industry including MSME to facilitate tenfold increase opportunities in the country by 2020.

Union Cabinet approves simplification of FDI Policy 2016 in various sectors

Sep 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The FDI policy amendments are aimed at providing ease of doing business in the country leading to larger FDI inflows contributing to growth of investment, incomes and employment.

Kudankulam Plant Unit-2 synchronised with Southern Power Grid

Sep 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Russian-designed VVER-1000 reactor of Kudankulam is now generating 245 MWe power to the southern grid from the second unit. Output from Kudankulam 2 is being divided between four states: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry.

Union Cabinet approved grant of Permanent Residency Status to Foreign Investors

Aug 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Union Cabinet on 31 August 2016 approved the scheme for grant of Permanent Residency Status (PRS) to foreign investors subject to the relevant conditions as specified in the FDI Policy notified by the Government from time to time.

Bombay High Court allows entry of women inside Haji Ali Dargah

Aug 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The court said that the ban on entry of women inside Haji Ali Dargah violates their fundamental right to practice any religion.

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi launches POCSO e-box

Aug 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

POCSO e-box is an initiative of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, is a platform where a child victim of sexual abuse can report their cases online.

Union Government, US sign MoU for cooperation in the field of traditional medicines

Aug 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

It aims at collaborating, identifying, and development and dissemination of science-based standards in medicines field. It will promote the safety, quality and integrity of traditional medicines and botanical dietary supplements.

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