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Union finance Ministry constituted Shah Committee to look into the issue of MAT on FIIs

Published on: 21-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Further, the committee would examine the matter relating to levy of MAT on FIIs for the period prior to 1 April 2015.

India Meteorological Department signed MoU with POSOCO Ltd to increase efficiency of power sector

Published on: 19-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Both the parties agreed to provide expert opinion and knowledge support in areas of Weather information and its affect on power distribution system.

Union Government launched official website of NITI Aayog with blog section

Published on: 18-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The website is launched by Dr Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog.

Bengaluru airport signed a contract with SITA to allow self check-in from June 2015

Published on: 16-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The contract will enable the airport to implement the new Common Use Self Service kiosk (CUSS) platform that allows passengers to print their own boarding passes as well as baggage tags from June 2015.

Union Government launched Road Asset Management System for National Highways

Published on: 16-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The outcome of this integrated data collection system will assist in developing an accurate and scientific maintenance planning mechanism.

Union Government decided to implement NERS for women in distress

Published on: 16-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

NERS was the brainchild of the Congress-led UPA government which envisaged it in response to Delhi gang rape case of December 2012.

Union Government launched kayakalp Award Scheme to improve cleanliness in Public Health Facilities

Published on: 15-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The scheme was launched by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to encourage and incentivize Public Health Facilities (PHFs) in the country to keep the facilities clean and hygienic.

Union Ministry of Minority Affairs launched USTAAD Scheme for Traditional Artisans

Published on: 15-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

The objective of the scheme is to preserve rich heritage of traditional arts and crafts of minorities and build capacity of traditional artisans and craftsmen.

Union Government approved Gujarat State Climate Change Action Plan 2015-2020

Published on: 15-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

In the action plan, the state government proposed to invest more than 21000 crore rupees to create environment-friendly water resource management.

Benami Transactions (Prohibition) (Amendment) Bill, 2015 introduced in Lok Sabha

Published on: 14-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The Bill seeks to amend the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 by adding additional provisions that provides for stringent measures against violators in order to curb and check the generation of black money in the country.

Union Cabinet approved amendments to Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012

Published on: 13-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

The official amendments along with the Amendment Bill 2012 seeks to amend the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986 and allows children below the age of 14 years to work in select 'non-hazardous' family enterprises

President of India appointed four Governors and transferred two

Published on: 13-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

These appointments and transfers were done in accordance with Article 155 of the Constitution of India.

Supreme Court issued Guidelines on Regulating Government Advertisements

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

These guidelines were based on the recommendations of NR Madhava Menon headed three-member committee constituted by the SC to look into the matter in August 2014.

Lok Sabha passed Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Bill 2015

Published on: 12-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The penalty for non-disclosure of income or an asset located outside India will be equal to three times the amount of tax payable thereon.

Lok Sabha passed Repealing and Amending Bill, 2015

Published on: 08-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

The bill seeks to repeal 36 archaic laws either partially or entirely as they have ceased to be in force or have become obsolete.

Rajya Sabha passed 119th Constitutional Amendment Bill on LBA between India and Bangladesh

Published on: 07-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

The 119th Constitution Amendment) Bill, 2013 was unanimously passed by the upper house, with 180 votes in favour and zero against it.

Lok Sabha passed Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill 2014

Published on: 07-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

The Bill clearly defines and classifies offences as petty, serious and heinous, and defines differentiated processes for each category.

I&B Minister Arun Jaitley launched DD News Mobile App

Published on: 07-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

The App will make it possible for millions of people in India to keep in touch with the latest happenings around them.

Union Government launched Credit Enhancement Guarantee Scheme for Scheduled Castes

Published on: 07-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

A sum of 200 crore rupees was allocated towards Credit Enhancement Guarantee scheme for young and start-up entrepreneurs belonging to Scheduled Castes.

PM Narendra Modi joined Chinese social media platform Weibo

Published on: 05-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 46 people agreed

PM Modi joined Chinese social media platform just weeks before his scheduled visit to China.

Union Cabinet cleared 119th Constitutional Amendment Bill on LBA between India and Bangladesh

Published on: 05-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 57 people agreed

Under the land boundary agreement, India and Bangladesh will exchange several enclaves which are under each other's adverse possession and the Indian territories affected by this are Assam, West Bengal, Tripura and Meghalaya.

World’s largest solar photovoltaic plant of 750 MW to be built in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh

Published on: 02-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 58 people agreed

The plant will use photovoltaic (PV) technology to generate electricity from the sun and is estimated to be completed by March 2017 at an estimated cost of 4500 crore rupees.

Union Ministry of Tourism released Draft National Tourism Policy 2015

Published on: 02-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

The draft policy, which will replace the National Tourism Policy 2002, aimed at development of the tourism sector in a sustainable manner.

Nitin Gadkari dedicated two Major Highway Projects in the North East to the Nation

Published on: 02-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

The two projects were constructed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and are intended to improve connectivity between Guwahati and Shillong and other parts of the North East.

First meeting of Sub-Group of CMs on Swachh Bharat Mission held in New Delhi

Published on: 01-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The sub-group discussed robust institutional mechanisms for effective implementation of the mission and decided to recommend measures for technological support in rural and urban areas.

Nadia in West Bengal became the first open defecation-free (ODF) district of India

Published on: 01-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

Nadia district could achieve this feat due to its collaborative effort with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World Bank aimed at construction of toilets across the district.

Union Cabinet approved Smart Cities Mission with an outlay of 48000 crore rupees

Published on: 30-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

The mission is intended to develop 100 smart  cities across the country by promoting smart solutions for efficient use of available assets, resources and infrastructure with the objective of enhancing the quality of urban life.

Rajya Sabha passed Regional Rural Banks (Amendment) Bill, 2014

Published on: 30-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

The Amendment Bill 2014 seeks to amend the Regional Rural Banks Act, 1976, which provided process for the incorporation, regulation and winding up of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs).

Union Cabinet approved Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) of 500 cities

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

The mission is intended to make urban areas more livable and inclusive besides driving the economic growth with an investment of 50000 crore rupees over next five years.

Tourist Visa scheme extended to 31 more countries

Published on: 30-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

With the latest addition, the total number of countries under the scheme will go up to 76. Earlier in November 2014, the e-Tourist Visa scheme was launched for 45 countries from nine designated Indian airports.

Union Cabinet approved Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013

Published on: 29-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

The proposed amendments will fill the gaps in the domestic anti-corruption law and will help in meeting the country's obligations under the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) more effectively.

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