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SC issued notice to Union Government, EC on petition seeking to bring political parties under RTI

Published on: 07-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Central Information Commission (CIC) in its detailed order of 3 June 2013 held that the six national parties are public authorities under Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005.

SC ruled unwed mother can be child's guardian without father's consent

Published on: 06-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The court also held that it was not required of the mother to disclose the identity of the father and include him as a party to the guardianship petition in certain cases.

Union Government released the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 for Rural India

Published on: 04-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

The survey was completed in all the 640 districts. It provides very useful data on households regarding various aspects of their socio-economic status– housing, land-holding, educational status, status of women.

Union Government approved introduction of Common Norms for all the Skill Development Schemes

Published on: 04-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Common Norms seek to rationalise the whole spectrum of skill development processes and systems including inputs, outputs and empanelment of training providers.

Union Cabinet approved National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015

Published on: 04-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Policy acknowledges the need for an effective roadmap for promotion of entrepreneurship as the key to a successful skills strategy.

India launched eMigrate system for Foreign Employers

Published on: 03-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Under the system, foreign employers (FEs) who wants to recruit Indian workers, including nurses, will have to register in the eMigrate system.

Union Cabinet approved institutional framework for National Skill Development Mission 2015

Published on: 03-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The Mission’s Governing Council, chaired by the Prime Minister, will provide overall guidance and policy direction.

Union Cabinet approved setting up of Online National Agriculture Market

Published on: 02-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

An agency will also be set up to oversee online trading and to ensure that transactions take place smoothly.

India banned trade with ISIS, other terror groups

Published on: 02-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The move comes in compliance with the United Nations Security Council resolution to act against militants active in oil-rich countries such as Iraq, Syria and Libya.

Prime Minister launched Digital India Week to spread awareness about Digital India Programme

Published on: 01-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

The Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY) is the nodal agency for implementing the Digital India Programme.

Union Railway Ministry inaugurated Integrated Security System in Mumbai

Published on: 30-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The ISS is aimed at improving security on Railway premises, ensuring safety of the people and averting terror attacks.

Memorial for former PM Narasimha Rao constructed at Ekta Sthal Samadhi Complex in New Delhi

Published on: 30-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The completion of the work coincided with his birth anniversary that falls on 28 June.

Union Government approved a proposal for setting up second airport at Jewar in NCR

Published on: 27-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Once the project gets the required approvals, the civil aviation ministry will offer the contract for building and running the proposed Jewar airport in Greater Noida to the GMR Group.

Union Government asked Bihar, TN, Rajasthan to introduce milk in mid day meal scheme

Published on: 26-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The decision was made in a review meeting in which it was found that the State Milk Federations of these states have surplus stock of skimmed milk powder.

Union Cabinet approved to set up a National Memorial at birth place of Lok Nayak JP Narayan in Bihar

Published on: 25-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan was born at Lala Ka Tola, Sitab, Diara in Chhapra (Saran) district of Bihar on 11 October 1902.

Union Cabinet approved setting up of six Indian Institutes of Management (IIM)

Published on: 25-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

These new IIMs will be located at Amritsar (Punjab), Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sambalpur (Odisha), Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh) and Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).

Union Government launched India’s first Modernised Anganwadi Centre at Hasanpur village in Sonepat

Published on: 25-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The centre has been set up as part of Nand-Ghar Yojana of Union Government and is based on concept of Building as a Learning Aid piloted by UNICEF

PM launched AMRUT, Smart Cities Mission and Housing for All (Urban)

Published on: 25-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

During the occasion, the Prime Minister released logos and taglines for AMRUT and Smart Cities Mission; and guidelines for AMRUT, Smart Cities Mission and Housing for All (Urban).

Union Ministry of Home Affairs designated Agatti and Minicoy Islands as Immigration Check Posts

Published on: 24-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Both the islands will be used as transit points for all classes of passengers with valid travel documents from 30 June 2015.

Task Force report on enabling the Private Sector to grow pharmaceutical sector released

Published on: 23-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Task Force gave recommendations towards concerns and constraints facing the sector and suggested measures that would augment domestic production.

CCEA approved inclusion of Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh in National Dairy Plan- I

Published on: 18-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

It also extended the implementation period for two years to 2018-19 to achieve key outputs of National Dairy Plan- I.

Union Cabinet approved transfer of NIL’s land to DRDO for establishing a defence research centre

Published on: 18-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The land will be transferred by Jadavpur University in West Bengal to DRDO on long-term lease for establishing a defence research centre namely the Jagadish Chandra Bose Centre for Advanced Technology (JCBCAT).

Union Cabinet approved Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015

Published on: 18-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

It will repeal the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act, 1986 and seeks to improve the quality of goods, services and systems in the country.

Union Cabinet approved Housing for All by 2022 Mission

Published on: 18-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

It is aimed at providing housing facilities to all eligible people in urban areas by 2022.

Election Commission of India (ECI) suspended recognition of National People's Party (NPP)

Published on: 17-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The NPP is headed by former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma and had been a recognised state party in Meghalaya before the suspension order.

Union Government launched website to connect employers, job seekers

Published on: 15-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The employers and job seekers can now register at www.eex.dcmsme.gov.in.

Railway Ministry decided to run Suvidha Trains

Published on: 15-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Under Suvidha train services only confirmed and RAC tickets will be issued and there will be no waiting list.

Union Government scrapped import duties on AIDS drugs

Published on: 12-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

At present, more than a third of India’s 2.1 million HIV/AIDS patients depend on getting their daily anti-retroviral for free from state-run distribution centers, which have been facing shortages.

Union Government launched Migrant Resource Centre in Chennai

Published on: 12-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The MRC will provide information, guidance, advise and counselling on all aspects of overseas employment to intending migrants and overseas Indian workers.

Union Cabinet approved proposal to promulgate the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Ordinance

Published on: 11-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The intended ordinance will amend the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 that is focused on clarifying the jurisdiction related issues for filing cases for offence committed under section 138 of the NI Act.

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