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Union Minister to inaugurate first ‘Pension Adalat’

11 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Union Minister Jitendra Singh would be inaugurating the first ‘Pension Adalat’ in Delhi. The Minister would also be awarding Pensioners for their outstanding contribution towards ‘Anubhav’ and launching a mobile app to help retired or retiring government officials to monitor the progress of their pension settlement and self-assess their pension through the pension calculator.

President of India Launches ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ Campaign

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind, on September 15, 2017, launched a nationwide sanitation campaign, ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ (Cleanliness is Service), at Ishwariganj village in Kanpur. This campaign is a 15 days drive to promote sanitation and hygiene in entire country. This ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ will take the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at an another level,

Union Government to grant citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees

Sep 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The Chakma and Hajong refugees currently live in camps in the Northeast India. The move came following an order of the Supreme Court, which in 2015 had directed the Union Government to grant citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees, mostly staying in Arunachal Pradesh.

Ministry of Corporate Affairs and CBDT inks MoU for automatic and regular exchange of information

Sep 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The MoU takes forward the initiative launched by the Union Government to curb the menace of shell companies, money laundering and black money in the country and prevent misuse of corporate structure by shell companies for various illegal purposes.

Indian Railways permits m-Aadhaar as ID proof for travellers

Sep 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Aadhaar Card is issued to Indian citizens by the Union Government. It is issued and managed by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), a statutory authority established under the provisions of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 on 12 July 2016 under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). It is a document for identification.

 

Union Cabinet approves introduction of Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament

Sep 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The Amendment Bill calls for increasing the maximum limit of gratuity of employees in the private sector and in Public Sector Undertakings or Autonomous Organizations under Government which are not covered under CCS (Pension) Rules, at par with Central Government employees. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 applies to establishments employing 10 or more persons.

India’s first advanced Homoeopathy Virology lab inaugurated in Kolkata

Sep 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The laboratory is established at a cost of Rs. 8 crore is the only one in India for conducting basic and fundamental research in Homoeopathy for viral diseases like influenza, Japanese encephalitis, dengue, chikungunya and swine flu. New drugs and technologies would also be developed at the laboratory to combat emerging challenges of viral diseases.

Six months cooling period in divorce cases can be waived off: Supreme Court

Sep 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The main aim of the cooling off period was to safeguard the marriage against a hurried decision if there was a possibility of differences being reconciled. However, if there are no chances of reunion and there are chances of fresh rehabilitation, the court should enable the parties to have a better option.

Union Government reconstitutes six Committees of Cabinet

Sep 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and railway minister Piyush Goyal have been included in the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA), reaffirming their elevation in the Union Cabinet. They, along with petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan, have also been included as permanent members of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).

FSSAI launches online platform FoSCoRIS for food inspection

Sep 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

FoSCoRIS is an online platform of FSSAI that will help eliminate discrepancy and will make food safety officers accountable for their inspection. FSSAI is a nodal agency responsible for protecting and promoting public health in India through regulation and supervision of food safety. It was established under the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006. It operates under the aegis of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Commerce Ministry organised state startup conference to help budding entrepreneurs

Sep 12, 2017
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The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India organised the second State Startup Conference in New Delhi to deliberate on issues including incubation facilities and making regulations easier for budding entrepreneurs.

AIMPLB to form committee to examine Supreme Court’s verdict on Triple Talaq

Sep 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) will be forming a committee comprising experts to review the recent Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq and also to look into the method and process for undertaking large scale community reform program within the Islamic Sharia.

Centre to states: Focus on early implementation of PPP based smart city projects

Sep 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Union government has asked the states to focus on the early implementation of public-private partnership (PPP) based smart city projects.

Union Government launches DIKSHA Portal for teachers

Sep 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

DIKSHA is built considering the whole life cycle of teacher beginning from the time when they enrol in Teacher Education Institutes (TEIs) to the time they retire as teachers.

Home Ministry extends financial powers of chiefs of CRPF, BSF

Sep 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Ministry of Home Affairs has enhanced the financial powers of the Chiefs of central armed police forces, empowering them to spend up to Rs 15 Cr and Rs 1Cr for executing major and minor projects.

Union Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region to organise North East Calling

Sep 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The event will be organised under its Destination North East series of the year 2017.

First batch of 1000 E-rickshaws 'SmartE' launched in Gurugram

Sep 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The E rickshaw fleet is operated by Treasure Vase Ventures Private Limited in partnership of Delhi Metro under the 'SmartE' brand name.

NITI Aayog launches the National Nutrition Strategy

Sep 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

NITI Aayog has launched the National Nutrition Strategy aimed at Kuposhan Mukt Bharat that intends at bringing nutrition to the center-stage of the National Development Agenda.

Nitin Gadkari announces formation of task force for Namami Gange’s speedy implementation

Sep 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Nitin Gadkari, who assumed additional charge of water resources, has announced the formation of an inter-ministerial task force to speed up the implementation of the Centre’s Namami Gange mission.

CIPAM-DIPP launches social media campaign to promote Geographical Indications

Sep 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The campaign will be promoted with #LetsTalkIP which is an ongoing movement initiated by CIPAM to make more people aware about the importance of Intellectual Property Rights.

Union Health Ministry launches two new contraceptives Antara and Chhaya

Sep 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

These contraceptives have been launched in 10 states including Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Haryana, West Bengal, Odisha and Goa.

Environment Ministry launches environment awareness initiative, Prakriti Khoj, on Teachers’ Day

Sep 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

This quiz will provide a unique platform for students to measure their awareness level regarding environmental issues.

President Ram Nath Kovind laid foundation stone for Link-4 of SAUNI Scheme

Sep 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

President Ramnath Kovind laid the foundation stone for link – 4 of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation (SAUNI) Scheme in Rajkot district on 4 September 2017.

Cabinet Reshuffle: Piyush Goyal gets Railways, Nirmala Sitharaman gets Defence

Sep 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The most considerable is the elevation of Nirmala Sitharaman as a Defence Minister, making her the first woman after Indira Gandhi to hold the portfolio of Defence Minister.

Union Cabinet approves equivalence of posts in PSUs, Banks, Insurance companies

Aug 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

It will prevent treatment of children of OBC category individuals in senior positions as non Creamy Layer by virtue of wrong interpretation of income standards.

Union Cabinet apprised of MoU between India and Brazil for Zebu Cattle Genomics

Aug 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Both the countries will undertake joint projects in the fields of Productivity Improvement of cattle and buffaloes for broadening the existing knowledge base on sustainable dairy development.

Formulation of New Industrial policy

Aug 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The DIPP announced the initiation of new Industrial Policy. This new industrial policy will be aimed at making India a manufacturing hub through ‘Make in India’. It will suitably incorporate the use of modern smart technologies such as IOT, artificial intelligence and robotics for advanced manufacturing.

Rajnath Singh inaugurates "YUVA - Skill Development Programme"

Aug 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

YUVA is an initiative by Delhi Police under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana.

Union Government to launch Deep Ocean Mission

Aug 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The proposed inter-ministerial and interdisciplinary project also seeks to create jobs and business opportunities in ocean science.

Ministry of Textiles proposes to hold Pan India camps for weavers and artisans

Aug 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Ministry of Textiles has proposed to organise Pan India camps in handlooms and handicrafts clusters, under the ‘Hastkala Sahyog Shivir’ initiative.

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