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Union Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways launched a website Shipping Samvad

Published on: 04-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The objective of the website is to invite innovative ideas and suggestions from general public and experts related to Indian maritime sector for improvements in the shipping, ports and inland waterways sector.

Lok Sabha passed Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Published on: 04-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The Bill seeks to amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 to bring e-rickshaws and e-carts into the ambit of the Act.

Lok Sabha passed Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015

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

The bill amends the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 in order to regulate the mining sector in the country.

ECI launched National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme

Published on: 03-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Election Commission of India launched NERPAP with the prime objective to bring a total error-free and authenticated electoral roll.

Union Railways Ministry launched Customer Complaint Web Portal and Mobile Application

Published on: 03-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

This Customer Complaint-cum-Suggestion portal and mobile App can be freely downloaded and will be useful to track the status of the complaints registered on this portal.

Lok Sabha passed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Published on: 03-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 44 people agreed

The Bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 which regulates the acquisition and determination of citizenship and details registration of Overseas Citizens of India and their rights.

Defence Acquisition Council approved buying of 38 Pilatus trainer aircraft for Indian Air Force

Published on: 02-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Besides, DAC appointed Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) as the lead agency to build 12 Mine Counter Measure Vessel (MCMV) for the Navy. The decision was taken by DAC meeting chaired by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Union Government blocked private email network for official work

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

In this regard, Union Government notified E-mail Policy of Government of India and Policy on use of Information Technology resources of Government of India on 18 February 2015.

A person can be accorded Scheduled Caste status on his re-conversion to Hinduism: Supreme Court

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

The ruling was given by two-member Supreme Court bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice V Gopala Gowda on a plea of KP Manu, a Kerala resident.

Union Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers declared 2015 as Year of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Published on: 26-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The aim is to bring about self-sufficiency in the field of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) which is also consistent with the avowed objective of the Union Government Make in India initiative.

TRAI issued 6th Amendment to Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Regulation, 2009

Published on: 26-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

With this, subscribers will be able to retain the same mobile number on relocating to anywhere in India although they can change their service provider.

Mumbai University signed MoU with Indian Railways to set up Rail Innovation and Technology Centre

Published on: 26-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Under the MoU, Mumbai University will provide education, distribution of facilities for higher education, effective administration and financial control.

Union Government accepted 14th Finance Commission recommendations

Published on: 25-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 71 people agreed

14th Finance Commission led by Dr YV Reddy seeks to provide more power to states for their progress.

Rajya Sabha passed Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2014

Published on: 25-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 58 people agreed

The bill seeks to modify the list of Scheduled Castes in three states- Haryana, Karnataka, Odisha and one Union Territory- Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

TRAI issued Regulation on domestic carriage charges

Published on: 24-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The regulation prescribed a revised domestic carriage charges. The regulation will particularly benefit users of fixed-line phones.

Union Government launched portal MADAD to redress consular grievances

Published on: 23-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

MADAD, an online grievances monitoring system, is a joint effort of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Ministry of Overseas Indians Affairs (MOIA) and the tagline of the portal is Because You Are Us

Justice KS Radhakrishnan panel on road safety submitted its report to the Supreme Court

Published on: 20-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Pointing out deficiencies in enforcement of the motor vehicles by the state governments, the panel directed the states to strengthen enforcement of law against drunken driving, over speeding and other offences.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Soil Health Card Scheme

Published on: 20-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 86 people agreed

The scheme will provide 14 crore Soil Health Cards to farm owners across the country in the next three years.

Union Government proposed Oil Subsidy Sharing Formula between Public Sector Oil Companies

Published on: 20-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Under the new formula, the upstream companies or the oil refining companies will have to make zero contribution towards subsidy for crude oil price less than and equal to 60 dollars per barrel

Union Government approved Project-17A worth 8 billion US dollar

Published on: 19-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 54 people agreed

Under the Project-17A seven frigates will be built indigenously with stealth features to avoid easy detection. The frigates under the Project-17A will be built at government shipyards in Mumbai and Kolkata.

Demand for dowry can be made at any time and not necessarily before marriage: Supreme Court

Published on: 19-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

The decision was given by the SC Bench in the State of Uttarakhand vs Bhim Singh & Anr., (2015) while upholding the life term awarded to Bhim Singh for poisoning and burning his wife Prem Davi to death in 1997.

Government is expected to be a responsible litigant: Central Information Commission

Published on: 17-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Central Information Commission (CIC) on 17 February 2015 ruled that the Governments, at both the Centre and State level, are expected to be a responsible litigant and not treat a citizen as opposite party or its rival.

Ministry of Urban Development partnered with Bloomberg Philanthropies for Smart Cities Initiative

Published on: 17-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Under the agreement, the Bloomberg Philanthropies will provide assistance to the Ministry of Urban Development to select cities for Smart Cities Mission funding on a continuous basis.

Third National Lok Adalat disposed 56000 cases, disbursed 265 crore rupees for final settlement

Published on: 16-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The third National Lok Adalat disposed 56000 cases in a single day and disbursed 265 crore rupees as claims towards final settlement in bank recovery and cheques bounce cases.

Election Commission announced to launch Electoral Roll Authentication Mission

Published on: 16-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Under the mission, the EC will use the huge database of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to link Aadhaar number of citizens with the electoral database to further authenticate and purify electoral rolls.

BIS announced to develop Standards for Solid Waste Management and Potable Drinking Water

Published on: 16-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The move was aimed at promoting the use of available Indian Standards on street food and public supply of potable drinking water. These standards will be made mandatory in phased manner.

Religious decrees cannot override the written code of law: SC

Published on: 14-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

The PIL asked the Bench to put its law of stamp on the decrees of divorce and other such decrees issued by an ecclesiastical court or tribunal.

Union Government approved revised Guidelines for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

Published on: 14-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

The guidelines were revised to accord priority in the selection of roads for new connectivity as well as upgradation, leading to the eligible habitations in the Gram Panchayats identified by the Members of Parliament (MP) under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY).

Union Government issued guidelines to tackle increasing number of H1N1 cases

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

Union Government asked States to categorise cases for screening, isolation and hospitalization.  It has been categorised in three categories.

Web-based tool Atrocity Tracking and Monitoring System launched

Published on: 12-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

It was launched by National Dalit Movement for Justice with an aim to monitor atrocities perpetrated against Dalits and Adivasis and to deliver timely and speedy justice.

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