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Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act 2016 came into force

Published on: 01-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) on 27 April 2016 notified 69 of the total 92 sections of the Act to bring it into force from 1 May 2016.  This culminates the eight year long efforts in this regard.

Rajya Sabha passed Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Published on: 29-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The amendment to the Constitution Schedule Caste Order 1950 was done in accordance with the clause (2) of Article 341 of the Indian Constitution.

Rajya Sabha passed the Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015

Published on: 29-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The SC in its judgement on 20 January 1997 demarcated the regulation of production of alcohol between centre and states (Bihar Distillery and another vs. Union of India and others.

Union Cabinet approved Investment enhancement by BPCL in Bharat Oman Refineries Limited

Published on: 28-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Now, the investment amount can be enhanced upto a maximum of 3000 crore rupees by way of subscription of convertible warrants.

NITI Aayog launched urban management programme for capacity building of states and urban local bodies

Published on: 28-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

It was to tap the expertise of Singapore in urban sector to build capacities in State Governments and ULBs to design efficient solutions to urban problems.

Union Government allowed states to control stock limits on sugar to check price rise

Published on: 28-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The decision empowered State and Central agencies to impose stock limits and regulate supply, distribution, storage and trade of sugar to bring down sugar prices at reasonable level by curbing unscrupulous trading.

Panic Button and Global Positioning System in Mobile Phone Handsets Rules 2016 notified

Published on: 27-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Rules were issued under section 10 of the Indian Wireless Telegraph Act, 1933.

Union Tourism Ministry launched NOAPS web portal of National Monuments Authority

Published on: 27-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Portal was developed through the technology and expertise of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

Lok Sabha passed Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016

Published on: 26-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The Regional centre will provide masters and doctoral degrees, and post-graduate diplomas in biotechnology and related subjects.

Union Government launched Sahapedia, India's first online interactive portal

Published on: 26-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Sahapedia is a collection of resources on the diverse heritage of India. It is non-profit society, led by former TCS chairman S. Ramadorai, who is the head of the National Skill Development Agency.

Lok Sabha passed the Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Published on: 26-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

It proposes removal of an exception made for Sahajdharis in 1944 that allowed them to vote in elections for the Board and committees instituted under the Act.

Union Government notified new rules to revamp SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 2016

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 was amended by Parliament in 2016.

Union Government constituted panel to double farmers’ income by 2022

Published on: 24-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The eight-member panel will determine the potential areas of agriculture to investment and also suggests different ways to reduce the risk of farming by diversifying to horticulture and allied activities like livestock and fisheries to boost income.

President nominated 6 eminent personalities to Rajya Sabha

Published on: 23-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

President recommends the names of the nominated members who are drawn from fields such as literature, science, sports, art and social service upon the advice of the Union government.

Union Government merged Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyaan with Khelo India

Published on: 21-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Two other sport projects, Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme (USIS) and National Sports Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS), launched by the Congress-led UPA regime have also been absorbed under Khelo India.

India ranked 133rd in 2016 World Press Freedom Index

Published on: 20-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

The 2016 World Press Freedom Index has been topped by Finland and at the bottom lies Eritrea at 180th position.

Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme extended to 61 more districts with low Child Sex Ratio

Published on: 20-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Maneka Gandhi said for monitoring of pregnancy, Sarpanch of the village should be made nodal person and district collector was asked to show the data of number of boys and girls in every village through a board.

Union Government notified SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Rules, 2016

Published on: 16-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The amendments are done in the principal rules of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules, 1995.

PM Narendra Modi launched National Agriculture Market

Published on: 16-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

This project will operate through an online portal which is being linked to the mandis of the States.

Union Government reconstituted IGNCA Trust; Ram Bahadur Rai appointed President

Published on: 15-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Veteran dancer Sonal Mansingh, film maker Chandraprakash Dwivedi and lyricist Prasoon Joshi are included in as members of the 20 member reconstituted body.

PM Modi launched Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan on Dr. Ambedkar's birth anniversary

Published on: 14-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

The campaign seeks to strengthen Panchayati Raj in villages, ensure social harmony in villages and promote rural development.

Union Government approved country’s first Metrino Pod Taxi project for Gurgaon

Published on: 10-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The project called the Metrino is a PRT system in which pods will be suspended from an overhead rail.

Union Cabinet approved to implement National Hydrology Project

Published on: 07-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Project includes 3640 crore rupees for National Hydrology Project (NHP) and 39.7674 crore rupees for National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC) to be taken up in two stages.

Union Cabinet approved Funding of exports to Iran through Export Development Fund of Exim Bank

Published on: 07-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

It would help in financing the purchase of goods and services from India to 3000 crore rupees from 900 crore rupees.

Union Cabinet gave ex-facto approval for implementation of One Rank One Pension

Published on: 07-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The benefit will be given with effect from 1 July 2014 and would also be extended to family pensioners including war widows and disabled pensioners.

Schemes to Distribute Energy Efficient Smart Agriculture Pumps & Fans in Andhra Pradesh launched

Published on: 07-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

These are National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Programme and National Energy Efficient Fan Programme.

Union Cabinet approved recommendations of 14th Finance Commission on fiscal deficit targets

Published on: 07-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The commission adopted the fiscal deficit threshold limit of 3 per cent of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) for the States.Further, It was also provided a year-to-year flexibility for additional fiscal deficit to States.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Stand Up India Scheme

Published on: 05-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

The scheme is aimed at promoting entrepreneurship among Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes and women entrepreneurs.

Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship launched Transnational Skill Standards

Published on: 05-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Transnational Skill Standards will support international mobility of Indian workforce and also prepare them to work in international companies having their operations in the country.

Keeping a criminal case pending is violation of Article 21 of Constitution: Delhi HC

Published on: 05-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The ruling was passed by Justice Suresh Kait in Joginder Singh vs State (NCT of Delhi) case.

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