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Union Government launches Stanpan Suraksha mobile app to promote breastfeeding

23 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

It is first-of-its-kind app that aims to promote breastfeeding and baby food promotion reporting mechanism.

Supreme Court approves action plan to tackle air pollution in Delhi NCR

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The court also directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to upgrade its existing infrastructure and set up additional monitoring stations in Delhi-NCR within six months.

Union Governments approves additions to the Central OBC list

Dec 2, 2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The Union Government of India gave its nod for the inclusion of 15 new castes and modification of 13 others in the Central list of Other Backward Castes (OBC). The amendment was made on the suggestion of the National Commission of Backward Classes (NCBC).

Supreme Court orders Status Quo on Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal land

Dec 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

A bench comprising Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Amitava Roy also made it clear that receivers cannot take over the possession of the land meant for the SYL canal project.

Union Cabinet approves Phase III of Mumbai Urban Transport Project

Dec 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Mumbai suburban railway network on Central and Western Railways has 376 route Kms. There are five corridors, two on Western Railway, two on Central Railway and one on Harbour Line of Central Railway.

Union Cabinet approves rehabilitation package for displaced families from PoK

Dec 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Under the package of Rs 2000 crore, Rs 5.5 lakh cash benefit will be disbursed to each displaced families to enable them to earn an income and subsist their livelihood.

Lok Sabha passes Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016

Nov 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Bill proposes to introduce the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan (PMGK) Yojana, 2016.  Under the scheme, taxpayers will be required to declare their undisclosed income possessed in the form of cash or deposited in banks, post offices or Reserve Bank of India before a notified date.

Supreme Court directs cinema halls to play National Anthem before film screening

Nov 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Supreme Court also directed that all present must "stand up in respect" till the anthem ends before the screening. The court also stated that the practice would "instill a feeling within one a sense of committed patriotism and nationalism."

Union Government launches e-Pashuhaat portal to connect breeders and farmers

Nov 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The portal will also facilitate the farmers about the availability of quality disease free bovine germplasm with different agencies in the country. The portal will lead to propagation of high genetic merit germplasm.

Union Government announces major changes in the demonetisation plan

Nov 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Payments for the transactions under all the exempted categories will now be accepted only through old Rs 500 notes.

Union Cabinet approves introduction of Merchant Shipping Bill, 2016

Nov 24, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

It provides for issuing the licences to Indian flag vessels for coastal operation and for port clearance by the Customs authorities.

CCEA approves setting up of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in 62 districts

Nov 24, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Presently, there are 598 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in 576  districts spreading across all the States and Union Territories.  Out of these, 591 are functional.

India becomes Associate Member of CERN, Geneva

Nov 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The participation of Indian scientists in CERN dates back to early 1960s and it became stronger with the support of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Department of Science and Technology (DST).

Supreme Court asked Union Government to frame rules for consumer courts

Nov 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Expressing its concern over the working of consumer courts, the court said that a systematic overall of the infrastructure is necessary if the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 is not to become a dead letter.

PM Narendra Modi launches Housing for All scheme in rural areas

Nov 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

It provides for skilling 5 lakh Rural Masons by 2019 and allows over 200 different housing designs across the country based on housing typologies, environmental hazards and the household requirements.

India elected as Vice Chair of Kimberly Process Certificate Scheme 2018

Nov 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme imposes widespread requirements on its members to enable them to certify shipments of rough diamonds.

Union Government announces new set of measures to ease demonetisation policy

Nov 18, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The government has now decided to permit families celebrating weddings to draw maximum of 250000 rupees in cash from their own bank accounts that are KYC compliant.

Hindu widow's adopted kid has claim only to her assets: SC

Nov 18, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The ruling was passed by a bench of Justices A R Dave and L Nageswara Rao with reference to the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956.

20 nations sign Framework Agreement of International Solar Alliance

Nov 17, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Framework Agreement of ISA was opened for signature on the sidelines of the CoP22 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Revamped Aadhaar toll-free helpline number launched

Nov 17, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The free of cost helpline 1947 will be available 24x7 throughout the year on IVRS mode. It will be especially beneficial in these times when the Aadhaar number is being increasingly used in the banking sector to identify individuals.

Union Government launches digital initiative Smart India Hackathon 2017

Nov 11, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Smart India Hackathon 2017 is aimed at reaching out to all technology institutions in India and challenge students to offer innovative solutions to the daunting problems faced by our nation.

Union Government launched Healthy India Initiative magazine and No More Tension mobile app

Nov 11, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The magazine will cover different aspect of health including women and child health, elderly health, daily nutritional needs, seasonal ailments, safe medication practices and home remedies for healthy living.

Union Government launches Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana

Nov 10, 2016
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The scheme was launched for the time period of over five years (2016-17 to 2020-21) with a project cost of 499.94 crore rupees.

Union Government approves liberalised blacklisting norms for arms companies

Nov 8, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The armament companies will be blacklisted only for a year at a time, instead of the existing norm of 10 years at a go, with fast-track investigations into the charges against them.

Union Government launches Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan

Nov 8, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The scheme aims at providing pregnant women ante-natal services and required treatment for free at government health centres and hospitals on 9th of every month.

SC grants pension to fake freedom fighters

Nov 3, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

In August 2005, SC appointed Justice A B Palkar Commission to examine the case of a large number of people claiming pension as freedom fighters by allegedly forging certificates in Beed district of Maharashtra.

Candidate's election could be annulled for declaring false educational qualifications: SC

Nov 2, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The apex court held that the right to vote would be meaningless unless citizens were well-informed about the antecedents of candidates, including their educational qualification.

Benami Transactions Amendment Act to curb black money comes into effect

Nov 2, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Benami property refers to property purchased by a person in the name of some other person. As per the Act, properties held benami are liable for confiscation by the government, without payment of compensation.

Union Government notifies rules for Real Estate Act for five UTs

Nov 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The notification seeks to regulate the housing sector besides bringing transparency and ensuring timely completion of projects in five Union Territories.

Armed forces are answerable to government: SC

Oct 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

A bench of Justices Amitava Roy and U U Lalit made this observation while dismissing a plea seeking action against Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for allegedly interfering and claiming credit for the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army in PoK.

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