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Union Ministry of Home Affairs proposed initiatives for women security under Nirbhaya Fund

Published on: 31-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The initiatives are setting up Central Victim Compensation Fund (CVCF) and Investigative Units on Crime Against Women (IUCAW). The third initiative is intended to prevent and monitor obscene online content.

Union Cabinet gave its approval for the Approach and Key Components of e-Kranti

Published on: 31-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

The Mission of e-Kranti is to ensure a Government wide transformation by delivering all Government services electronically to citizens through integrated and interoperable systems via multiple modes.

Department of Agriculture and Cooperation approved the creation of Price Stabilisation Fund Scheme

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The fund is meant to extend financial assistance to government agencies to procure perishable horticulture produce from farmers and provide them to consumers at affordable rates during price volatility.

Union Cabinet gave approval for the concept and institutional framework of Sagarmala Project

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Sagarmala Project’s main objective is to promote port-led direct and indirect development and to provide infrastructure to transport goods to and from ports quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Supreme Court stayed AFT's decision to quash Army's 2009 Promotion Policy

Published on: 27-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice TS Thakur stayed the operation of the 2 March 2015 decision of the AFT that quashed its 2009 promotion policy titled Command Exit Model, calling it discriminatory.

Union Ministry of Coal launched Electronic Coal Projects Monitoring Portal (e-CPMP)

Published on: 27-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

It is an institutional mechanism to automate the entire tracking of issues related to stalled projects from submission of a new project to commissioning on time.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched PRAGATI platform for redressal of grievances

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

PRAGATI is a multi-purpose and multi-modal platform aimed at addressing grievances of common man. It aims at simultaneously monitor and review Union Government programmes and projects as well as projects flagged by State Governments.

Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries sanctioned 17 Mega Food Parks

Published on: 25-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

So far 42 Mega Food Parks (MFPs) have been sanctioned that includes newly sanctioned 17 MFPs and already operational 25 MFPs. These parks are aimed at creating infrastructure facilities to reduce food wastage and create value addition.

Twitter Samvad launched for direct communication between Government and Citizens

Published on: 25-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Through Twitter Samwad, the government bodies can have a direct communication with citizens on a daily basis via Tweets and SMS on their mobile devices.

Union Ministry of Health and Welfare launched Media Campaign for Mission Indradhanush

Published on: 24-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

The campaign was launched for creating awareness regarding the importance to fully immunize every child against all vaccine preventable diseases in the country.

Union Cabinet approved the Appropriation Acts (Repeal) Bill, 2015

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

The bill is intended to repeal 758 Appropriation Acts passed by the parliament between 1950 and 2012.

Supreme Court declared Section 66A of Information Technology Act, 2000 as unconstitutional

Published on: 24-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

The Supreme Court stated in it’s order that the section is in contravention to the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression provided under the Article 19(1) of the constitution.

National Action Plan for Skill Training of Persons with Disabilities launched in New Delhi

Published on: 21-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

National Action Plan for Skill Training of Persons with Disabilities was launched in New Delhi on 21 March 2015 to enable persons with disabilities to get employment, access markets for their products and learn cutting-edge skills.

Union Cabinet approved Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) to impart skill training to youth

Published on: 21-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

The Union Cabinet approved the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) on 19 March 2015 with an objective to provide skill training to youth.

Union Cabinet approved 33% women reservation in police forces of all Union Territories

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

The reservation would apply to all existing vacancies in police forces of the UTs and any vacancy arising later and also covers reserved categories like SCs, STs and OBCs.

Union Ministry of Environment to launch National Air Quality Index in April 2015

Published on: 20-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

The National Air Quality Index is a simple, composite, and easy to understand measure of air quality.

Hyderabad International Airport handled record 10 million passengers in 2014-15

Published on: 20-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad  clocked 10 million passengers in the financial year 2014-15. It also registered highest growth in passenger traffic  and cargo volume among all the international airports in the country.

Lok Sabha passed the Warehousing Corporations (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Published on: 19-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

The Bill seeks to amend the Warehousing Corporations Act, 1962, which established central and state warehousing corporations for the purpose of warehousing agricultural produce and other commodities.

Lok Sabha passed Repealing and Amending Bill, 2014

Published on: 19-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Lok Sabha passed the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2014 with a voice vote on 18 March 2015 which repeals 35 outdated laws either partially or completely.

Rajya Sabha passed Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015 by voice vote

Published on: 18-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

The bill is seeking to increase foreign investment limit in local insurers to 49 percent from 26 percent and will replace the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2014.

Union Cabinet approved the Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Bill, 2015

Published on: 18-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Concealment of income and assets and evasion of tax in relation to foreign assets will be prosecutable with punishment of rigorous imprisonment up to 10 years. Also, such offences have been made non-compoundable.

Supreme Court quashed the Union Government’s decision to include Jats in the Central OBC list

Published on: 17-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

As per the Mandal Commission’s recommendation though Caste is a prominent factor it cannot be the sole factor of determining the backwardness of a class.

Supreme Court cautioned government officials not to insist on Aadhaar

Published on: 17-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

SC asked the Union Government to write to all the state governments to ensure that the officials adhered to the apex court order of September 2013 wherein it had held that Aadhaar was not mandatory for the people.

Development officers working in LIC are not workmen under Industrial Disputes Act, 1947: SC

Published on: 16-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

The decision was given by a SC bench comprising of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Prafulla C Pant said that there was no flaw in the judgment rendered by the Allahabad HC.

Supreme Court sought information on number of prisoners in jail from Union Government

Published on: 14-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The information was sought by the Social Justice Bench of SC comprising of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice UU Lalit. The bench was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) alleging inhuman conditions prevailing in 1382 prisons across the country.

Union Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers launched Pharma Jan Samadhan scheme

Published on: 13-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 65 people agreed

The Pharma Jan Samadhan scheme will put in place a speedy and effective complaint redressal system with respect to availability and pricing of medicines.

High Courts cannot entertain plea against Armed Forces Tribunal: Supreme Court

Published on: 13-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

SC held that HCs cannot entertain a petition under Article 226 against the order passed by AFT as Section 30 of AFT Act stipulates that an appeal against the final decision or order of the Tribunal shall lie in the Supreme Court.

Indian Railways signed MoU with LIC for implementing Railway projects

Published on: 12-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

Under this MoU, LIC will make available a Financial Assistance of 150000 crore rupees to the Indian Railways for implementing Railway projects

Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs released the data of top ten Corporate of 2014

Published on: 11-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

In term of assets, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) is the largest corporate with assets worth 3.68 lakh crore rupees. RIL is followed by state-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) with assets worth 2.52 lakh crore rupees and mortgage lender Housing Development Finance Corp (HDFC) with assets worth 2.25 lakh crore rupees.

Land Acquisition (amendment) Bill, 2015 passed in Lok Sabha

Published on: 11-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 117 people agreed

Before being passed the Union Government made nine amendments in the Bill (more than 50 were proposed) which was promulgated on 29 December 2014. But it refused to bring back the consent clause or social impact assessment.

Attorney General is a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005: High Court of Delhi

Published on: 11-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

Justice Vibhu Bakhru pointed out that the functions of AG are also in the nature of public functions and as required by Article 76(2) of the Constitution of India. It is a public authority within the meaning of section 2(heart) of the RTI Act.

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