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e-Tourist Visa scheme extended to China, Hong Kong and Macau

Published on: 30-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

With the inclusion of these countries/territories, the total number of countries/territories covered under the e-Tourist Visa scheme will go up from 74 to 77.

Union Cabinet approved Rajya Sabha panel's amendments on GST Bill, 2014

Published on: 30-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The amendments include compensation to the states for 5 years instead of up to 5 years for any revenue loss due to introduction of GST.

Union Government sanctioned 1000 crore rupees for Indo-Bangla Rail Link

Published on: 27-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

Out of 15.06 km length connecting Agartala with Akhaura railway junction in Bangladesh, 3.7 km would comprise of elevated corridor.

PM Narendra Modi launched Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana in Patna

Published on: 25-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

The Scheme has an outlay of 76000 crore rupees for implementation of the projects under which Union Government shall provide Grant of 63000 crore rupees.

FSSAI proposed Draft on regulating sale of Health Supplements and Nutraceuticals

Published on: 24-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

There is need for safety norms as about 60-70 per cent supplements in the nutraceuticals market, which has potential to grow to 12.2 billion US dollars in the next five years, is fake.

No citizen or institution has a fundamental right to affiliation or recognition: SC

Published on: 24-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The 1993 judicial case says that citizen of India may have a right to establish an educational institution but no citizen, person or institution has a right, much less of fundamental right, to affiliation or recognition.

SC allowed States to release life convicts; Rajiv Gandhi assassination case kept out of purview

Published on: 24-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

This power will not apply to cases probed by central agencies like CBI and for those incarcerated under central laws such as Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA).

India ranked 12th in terms of power generation from nuclear source

Published on: 23-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

India is positioned at 7th position with 21 reactors, while total capacity wise it was placed at 12th position with generation of 5308 MWe.

CCEA extended CCTNS deadline to March 2017

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

CCTNS will integrate all the data and records of crime into a Core Application Software (CAS), which is presently spreading across 29 states and 7 union territories of India

SC rejected Union Government’s review plea seeking OBC status for Jats

Published on: 22-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

SC in its verdict scrapped the March 2014 notification to include Jats in the central list of the Other Background Classes (OBC) category in nine states.

Union Government launched Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan

Published on: 22-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

The initiative complements the widely popular multi-media campaign Jago Grahak Jago which empowers the consumers of its rights and demands.

Union Government launched National Career Counselling portal

Published on: 21-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

The portal aims to bring on board around 20 million job seekers already registered with employment exchanges across India. It also aspires to bring 900000 establishments and companies on the portal.

Indian Railways and Odisha Government signed MoU for Dasappla-Bolangir Railway Line

Published on: 21-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Khurda Road-Bolangir (289 km), new broad gauge line project, was taken up by Indian Railways at an anticipated cost of 3050 crore rupees.

Union Government launched Delhi Police Railway Helpline Number 1512

Published on: 18-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

This helpline will serve as a very useful mechanism for rail passengers.

SC judge sought clarity on constitutional status of Chief Justice of India

Published on: 18-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

While the Schedule 3 of the constitution addresses him as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India, the Article 124 identifies him/her as the Chief Justice of India.

Union Government brought 39 more drugs under price control regime

Published on: 17-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

These drugs include the ones to treat diseases such as diabetes, infections, digestive disorders and pain among others, in an effort to make them affordable.

Union Cabinet approved redevelopment of 400 railway stations through Swiss Challenge method

Published on: 17-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The Swiss Challenge method will allow interested parties to come up with their designs and business ideas including permitting commercial development of real estate by the Zonal Railways.

India and World Bank signed Financing Agreement for Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Project

Published on: 17-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The objective of the project is to restore, improve and enhance resilience of public services, environmental facilities, and livelihoods in targeted Communities of Andhra Pradesh.

CCEA approved creation of Intra State Transmission System in 7 States

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

The seven states include Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

DoT released A K Bhargava committee report on Net Neutrality

Published on: 17-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Though the Committee unhesitatingly recommended for adherence of the core principles of Net Neutrality, it recommended few exceptions in the interests of national security and businesses.

PM launched Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana to impart skill training to youth

Published on: 17-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

It aims to impart skill training to 24 lakh youth during 2015-16 with focus on first time entrants to the labour market and class 10 and class 12 drop outs.

Union Government approved signing of India-Canada Civil Aviation Pact

Published on: 17-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The MoU will help in enhancing the experience and technical knowledge in the field of Civil Aviation between India and Canada.

SC termed National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy as unreasonable and irrational

Published on: 16-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The apex court asked the Government to review its market-based drug pricing policy within six months and file a copy of its decision on the representation of NGO in six weeks.

Union Agriculture Minister launched PGS-India, Soil Health Card and FQCS Web Portals

Published on: 16-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Soil Health Card Portal is developed for registration of soil samples, recording test results of soil samples and generation of Soil Health Card (SHC) along with fertilizer recommendations.

PM unveiled National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015

Published on: 16-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

It is the second such policy on skill development since independence and intended to replace the National Policy on Skill Development 2009 by adding entrepreneurship to the policy framework.

Union Government launched four initiatives as part of Skill India vision

Published on: 16-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The four initiatives were aimed at making India as a hub of world’s human resource capital.

Defence Acquisition Council approved defence proposals worth 30000 crore rupees

Published on: 15-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Moreover, Six ships will see new surface-to-air missile system that would be bought from Russia, besides new radars.

Union Government, Facebook launched #100Women Initiative to recognize 100 women achievers of India

Published on: 15-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The initiative is aimed at recognizing and acknowledging women who are making a difference in their communities across the country.

Union Ministry of Urban Development launched nationwide HRIDAY scheme from Amritsar

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

The scheme seeks to preserve and rejuvenate the rich cultural heritage of the country in the selected 12 cities in the country, including Amritsar.

MoD and MSDE signed MoU to increase employability of ex-servicemen

Published on: 14-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

It will boost employability and acceptability of Ex-servicemen (ESM) by the industry for those service personnel who are on the verge of retirement or already retired.

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