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Union Government amends election rules enabling armed forces to get e-postal ballot

6 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

With this, the service voters, including personnel from armed forces, can now download the blank post ballot sent to them electronically.

Women to be granted access to the inner sanctorum of the shrine: Haji Ali Dargah to SC

8 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Dargah Trust sought four weeks time for making changes in the infrastructure. A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices D Y Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao granted time to the trust.

Union Government holds tripartite talks with Manipur government, KNO, UPF

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Home Ministry had decided to hold tripartite talks with government of Manipur, KNO and UPF of Manipur in June 2016.

Union Government to establish Krishi Vigyan Kendra in each district

Oct 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The decision was announced by Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, while interacting with all the Krishi Vigyan Kendra experts and others from 12 States.

Union Government funds Ro Pax Ferry Service in Gulf of Cambay under Sagarmala Programme

Oct 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The project will result in reduction in motorable distance of 231 kilometres between Gogha and Dahej to mere 31 kilometres and reduce the travel time from 7 hours to 1 hour only by crossing the Gulf in Cambay in 17 Nautical Miles.

PM Modi launches National SC/ST hub and Zero Defect – Zero Effect scheme in Ludhiana

Oct 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The National SC/ST hub was created with an aim to promote entrepreneurship among the SC/ST population and it will provide professional support to them.

Draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016 brought to resolve issue of river water sharing

Oct 14, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The bill states that every person has a right to sufficient quantity of safe water for life within easy reach of the household regardless of, among others, caste, creed, religion, community, class, gender, age, disability, economic status, land ownership and place of residence.

Union Cabinet approves setting up of IIM at Jammu

Oct 13, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The student strength intake for this year in the Post Graduate Diploma Programme (PGDP) in Management is 54 which will progressively go up to cumulative student strength of 120 in the 4th year.

Hindu husband can divorce wife if she tries to separate him from aged parents: SC

Oct 10, 2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The apex court held that a Hindu son can’t separate himself from his parents on getting married at demand of his wife, at least when he is the only earning member in the family.

Indo-Pak border to be completely sealed in next 2 yrs: Home Minister

Oct 7, 2016
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The government’s decision comes as tensions between the two nations have increased in recent past. It was fueled more after an army strike on militant bases in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Union Cabinet approves setting up of India's first Medipark in Tamil Nadu

Oct 6, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

For this purpose, HLL Lifecare Ltd, a Mini Ratna PSU under Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, will sub-lease 330.10 acres of land at Chengalpattu.

Nitin Gadkari launches Indian Bridge Management System

Oct 6, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Based on this inventory IBMS will analyse data and identify bridges that need attention and carry out the process to improve the operational availability of the structure, enhance its life and prioritize repair and rehabilitation work.

Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and African Asian Rural Development Organization

Oct 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Under this MoU, capacity building programmes for AARDO member countries will be organized every year at various Institutions of Excellence in India.

Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and European Union on water cooperation

Oct 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

It provides technical exchange on water issues, including on integrated water resource management plans within river basins and through study visits.

Union Cabinet approves amendments to HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014

Oct 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

It seeks to address HIV-related discrimination, strengthen the existing programme by bringing in legal accountability and establish formal mechanisms for inquiring into complaints and redressing grievances.

Karnataka starts releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu for irrigation purpose

Oct 4, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Water was released after the legislature passed a Resolution authorizing the state government to take appropriate decisions to release water.

Railways Ministry launches various Railways Services

Sep 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

These Railways services include Liberalised station to station special freight rates policy and Policy providing sub quota of 33% to women within reserved categories for the allotment in catering units.

Union Cabinet approves ratification of Paris Agreement

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

With its decision to ratify the Agreement, India will be one of the key countries that will be instrumental in bringing the Paris Agreement into force.

Union Cabinet approves India-Singapore MoU in the field of Industrial Property Cooperation

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

It includes exchange of best practices, experiences and knowledge on Intellectual Property awareness among the public, businesses and educational institutions of both countries.

Union Cabinet approves closure of Hindustan Cables Limited

Sep 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Total cash infusion for closure of company will be 1309.90 crore rupees and non-cash infusion of 3467.15 crore rupees in the form of conversion into equity of Government of India's loan (including interest) outstanding as on 30 September 2016.

Agriculture Minister lays foundation stone of Gokul Gram at Mathura

Sep 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Gokul Gram will work as a centre for development of native breed cattle and it will work to supplement resources of cattle of farmers in breeding areas.

Mission Parivar Vikas to be launched in seven states for improved family planning services

Sep 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

These districts also have a substantial impact on maternal and child health indicators as about 25 to 30 percent of maternal deaths and 50 percent of infant deaths occur in these districts.

Union Cabinet approves Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The bill consolidates the existing laws relating to admiralty jurisdiction of courts, admiralty proceedings on maritime claims, arrest of vessels and related issues.

IOCL, GAIL sign MoU for taking equity stake in Dhamra LNG terminal

Sep 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Indian Oil and GAIL will acquire 39 percent and 11 percent equity respectively in DLTPL, with the balance 50 percent stake being held by Adani group.

Union Cabinet approves submarine optical fibre cable connectivity with Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Sep 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The project to be completed by December 2018 will connect the mainland Chennai with Port Blair & five other islands viz. Little Andaman, Car Nicobar, Havelock, Kamorta and Great Nicobar.

Union Cabinet approves merging of Rail budget with Union Budget

Sep 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The cabinet also decided to advance the date of presentation of the annual budget from the last day of February to start of February.

Third list of Smart Cities released

Sep 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

With this, the number of cities selected under Smart City Mission for financing implementation of smart city plans has gone up to 60.

Cauvery Supervisory Committee directs Karnataka to release 3000 cusecs of water per day for 10 days

Sep 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

As per the committee’s direction, Karnataka will have to release 3000 cusecs water per day from 21 to 30 September 2016 to Tamil Nadu.

Indian Railways launches Yatri Mitra Sewa for elderly, differently-abled

Sep 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

It can be availed at the time of online booking of tickets by calling or messaging 139 or by simply dialling a dedicated mobile phone number to be activated for the purpose.

UIDAI bans sharing of Aadhaar details

Sep 16, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The agencies that collect the Aadhaar number will also have to specify whether submission of the number or proof of Aadhaar is mandatory or voluntary.

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