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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s Healthcare Portal

Published on: 25-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

The Healthcare Portal developed by the Department of Commerce and the Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC) is a comprehensive one-point information site and covers hospital-related and travel-related information on India.

Union Home Ministry puts Ford Foundation under watch list

Published on: 24-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

The Ministry took this decision on the basis of inputs received from security agencies.

Union Government rolled out online LTV applications system for Pakistani nationals

Published on: 24-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The online system will allow the eligible Pakistani nationals to submit the applications online for Long Term Visa and will also allow them to monitor their applications.

Union Cabinet approved the introduction of The Commercial Courts Bill 2015 in Parliament

Published on: 23-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

The bill aimed at setting up exclusive commercial divisions in courts was approved by the union cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Union Cabinet approved agreement between India and Jordan on maritime transport

Published on: 23-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The agreement will help the two nations to encourage and facilitate development of their maritime relationship and to cooperate in the task of enhancing and stimulating steady growth of maritime traffic.

Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting received ISO 9001:2008 certification

Published on: 23-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The ISO 9001:2008 certification is a standard for the Quality Management System which will ensure delivery of services by the Ministry in a qualitative manner.

Cabinet approved amendments to the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection of Children Bill 2014

Published on: 23-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The proposed Act provides that cases of heinous crime committed by a person in the age group of 16-18 years will be examined by the Juvenile Justice Board to assess if the crime was committed as a child or as an adult.

Indian Railways launched E-Samiksha to monitor rail projects online

Published on: 21-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

The web portal aims at monitoring implementation of various ongoing projects of Indian Railways on real-time basis including Rail Budget proposals.

Union Government decided to transfer training and apprentice divisions to Skill Development Ministry

Published on: 18-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The DGET comprises 12000 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the country.

Supreme Court appointed Vivek Priyadarshi to lead the probe on IPL scandal

Published on: 18-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

He succeeds BB Mishra as the head of the probing team who was retired on 31 March 2015.

SC: Can’t issue guidelines to CBFC on how to assess a movie before allowing its release

Published on: 18-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The SC declared to intervene due to the fact that the members of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) are qualified enough to assess the contents of a movie.

SC declared fundamental right to speech cannot be misused to abuse nationally revered figures

Published on: 17-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

The Supreme Court of India (SC) delivered the judgment while hearing a plea of Vasant Dattatraya Gujar, who was facing criminal charges for writing an objectionable poem on Mahatma Gandhi.

Union Government decided to relax the quality norms for procurement of wheat in Haryana

Published on: 17-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Based on the request of the State Government, Food Corporation of India (FCI) collected samples of wheat from the Mandis in association with the State Government and after examining the test results of these samples, the Union Government decided to relax the quality norms.

Union Ministry of Home Affairs renamed Tourist Visa on Arrival scheme as e-Tourist Visa

Published on: 15-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The scheme was renamed after it created confusion among tourists as they thought that they will get the Visa on Arrival.

Union Government notified National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014

Published on: 14-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

NJAC Act, 2014 gives NJAC a Constitutional status for appointment of judges to the Supreme Court and the High Courts.

Union Home Ministry notified Governors (Allowances and Privileges) Amendment Rules, 2015

Published on: 13-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

The requests for permission to travel outside the state will have to be sent to Rashtrapati Bhavan anywhere between one week and six weeks before the date of travel.

Supreme Court ordered free treatment for acid attack victims

Published on: 11-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 206 people agreed

The court directed all the private hospitals in the country to provide reconstructive surgery, medicines, bed, rehabilitation and aftercare free of cost to the acid attack survivors.

Union Ministry of Home Affairs suspended Greenpeace India Society (GIS) registration for 180 days

Published on: 09-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

The registration was suspended for acting against public and economic interests of the country as per the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010.

Union Ministry of Home Affairs revised norms for State Disaster Relief Fund

Published on: 09-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The new norms facilitate state governments to utilise the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to address problems associated with local disasters.

PM announced relief measures for distressed farmers

Published on: 09-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 60 people agreed

The measures are aimed at helping farmers whose crops were damaged due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms in the rabi season.

20th Law Commission submitted Report on Eliminating Discrimination Against Leprosy-affected Persons

Published on: 08-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

In the report, the Law Commission recommended deleting the term 'lepers' and repealing The Lepers Act, 1898 in entirety.

TRAI recommended establishment of Integrated Emergency Communication & Response System

Published on: 08-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Under the proposal, the government can integrate all existing emergency numbers such as 100, 101, 102 and 108 into the proposed 112 helpline number.

Union Cabinet approved amendments to Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013

Published on: 08-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Bill provides creation of uniform regulatory mechanism across the country and enhances the growth of construction sector.

Divorced Muslim women entitled for maintenance under Section 125 of CrPC: SC

Published on: 07-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The apex court ruling would help divorced Muslim women whose right to maintenance was curtailed by Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986 passed in Parliament by the Rajiv Gandhi government in the wake of the top court's Shah Bano ruling.

SC asked Union Government to re-visit Juvenile Justice Act, 2000

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

The two-judge bench of Supreme Court gave the direction to re-look, re-scrutinised, and re-visit the laws that deals with Juveniles, while hearing an appeal against the decision of Punjab and Haryana High Court that awarded life sentence to a murder accused.

President promulgated Land Acquisition (Amendment) Ordinance 2015

Published on: 06-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

The re-promulgation had become necessary since the validity of the LARR (Amendment) Ordinance, 2014 promulgated on 31 December 2014 by incorporating nine amendments to the LARR Act, 2013 expired on 05 April 2015.

Union Government extended National Food Security Act deadline by 6 months

Published on: 04-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

The National Food Security Act was launched with an objective to provide food and nutritional security to people of the country.

Union Minister of Commerce & Industry unveiled Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020

Published on: 04-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 54 people agreed

The new five year Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20 provides a framework for increasing exports of goods and services as well as generation of employment and increasing value addition in the country.

Gujarat leads in implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) during 2014-15

Published on: 04-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Gujarat stood in the top by constructing 60percent of the household toilets built in the entire country. The state also leads the Municipal Solid Waste Management segment by achieving 100percent collection and transportation of municipal solid waste in 120 of the 195 towns.

Union Government issued Guidelines for administration and operationalisation of Nirbhaya Fund

Published on: 02-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

The Nirbhaya Fund was set up by Union Government under which various departments can seek money from the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) for schemes to improve safety and security of women in the country.

Union Cabinet approved signing and ratifying the UNESCAP agreement on Dry Ports

Published on: 02-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) sponsored Inter-Governmental Agreement on Dry Ports of International Importance aims at enhancing regional connectivity through dry ports.

Union Cabinet approved amendments to the Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973

Published on: 02-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

The amendments are aimed at improving the quality of homoeopathy education in the country.

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