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Rajya Sabha passes Compensatory and Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016

Published on: 29-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Bill establishes the National Compensatory Afforestation Fund under the Public Account of India, and a State Compensatory Afforestation Fund under the Public Account of each state.

Union Government forms 'Disha' for timely implementation of Central Schemes

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

Disha was created for effective development and coordination of Central Government's programme, whether it is for infrastructure development or Social and human resource development.

Union Cabinet clears changes to GST Bill, drops 1% additional tax on inter-state sales

Published on: 28-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

It decided that any dispute between states and the Centre will be adjudicated by the GST Council, which will have representation from both the Centre and states.

Lok Sabha passes Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Published on: 28-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The bill amends section 44 of the 2013 Act and says that every public servant shall make a declaration of his assets and liabilities in such form and manner as may be prescribed.

Union Cabinet approves setting up of AIIMS in Bhatinda

Published on: 28-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The cost of the project for establishment of the AIIMS in Bhatinda shall be 925 crore rupees. This cost estimate does not include recurring costs (wages & salaries and operation & maintenance expenses).

Policy for awarding Waterfront and associated lands in major ports approved

Published on: 28-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Under the Policy, concession will be granted to Port Dependent Industries (PDI) for setting up dedicated facilities in Major Ports for import and export of cargo for maximum 30 years.

Lok Sabha passes Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2015

Published on: 28-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The bill provides for rrigorous imprisonment of one year up to seven years, and a fine which may extend to 25% of the fair market value of the benami property.

Lok Sabha passes Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016

Published on: 27-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The official amendment seeks to amend the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) (CLPR) Act, 1986 and allows children below the age of 14 years to work in select non-hazardous family enterprises.

Second phase of the Feed the Future-India Triangular Training Programme launched

Published on: 26-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Under this 32 Training programme of 15 day-duration will be conducted in India and 12 Training programs of 10 days duration will be conducted in selected African and Asian Countries during 2016-20.

Union Government plans to redraw Red Corridor

Published on: 26-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Dropping of these districts from the list will result in drying of the financial aid given to the districts that is provided for various developmental works.

Lok Sabha passes Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Published on: 26-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Bill seeks to add six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, Palakkad in Kerala, Goa, Dharwar in Karnataka, Bhilai in Chhattisgarh, and Jammu.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils foundation stone for revival of fertilizer unit at Gorakhpur

Published on: 23-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The plant is implemented by Hindustan Urvarak Rasayan Limited, which is a joint venture between the Coal India Limited (CIL) and the NTPC Limited. The revival of the plant will help the farming community getting urea timely.

Lok Sabha passes Bill to establish new NIT in Andhra Pradesh

Published on: 23-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The bill seeks to establish a new National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Andhra Pradesh as an institute of national importance under the NITSER Act, 2007 with an effect from August 2015.

Union Cabinet approves Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016

Published on: 21-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Bill will benefit a large number of transgender persons, mitigate the stigma, discrimination and abuse against this marginalized section and bring them into the mainstream of society.

Union Cabinet approves signing of Air Services Agreement between India and Mozambique

Published on: 21-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Till now, there was no Air Services Agreement between India and Mozambique. In order to promote the air connectivity between the two countries, the two sides initiated the process of consultation in 2011 to finalize the text of Air Services Agreement.

ECI launched National Electoral Roll Purification 2016

Published on: 21-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The programme was launched to improve health of Electoral Rolls (ERs) and to optimize the Polling Station (PS) location and area across the country. The motto of ECI for the year 2016 is No voter to be left behind.

Union Cabinet approves incorporation of Sagarmala Development Company

Published on: 21-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Sagarmala Development Company will provide equity support to the project Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) and funding support to the residual projects under the Sagarmala Programme.

Union Cabinet approves amendment in the Benami Transactions Prohibition amendment Bill, 2015

Published on: 21-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The legislation is intended to effectively prohibit benami transactions and consequently prevent circumvention of law through unfair practices.

Union Cabinet approves establishment of All India Institutes of Medical Sciences at Gorakhpur

Published on: 21-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The cost of the project for establishment of the new AIIMS in Gorakhpur will be 1011 crore rupees. The institution will have a hospital with capacity of 750 beds, which will include Emergency/Trauma Beds, AYUSH Beds, Private Beds and ICU Speciality and Super Speciality beds.

NITI Aayog, Intel India sign SoI to start Atal Tinkering Lab Initiative for Young Innovators

Published on: 20-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The aim of setting up Atal Tinkering Laboratories is to build relevant skill sets among youngsters and to provide access to technology that will enable solutions.

Rajya Sabha passes Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012

Published on: 20-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Bill prohibits employment of children below 14 years in all occupation or processes except where the child helps his family after school.

India's first e-court opened at Hyderabad High Court

Published on: 19-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Besides the launch of e-court, SC judge Justice Madan B Lokur also announced that India’s first Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS) will be launched in High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad.

Parliament passes Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016

Published on: 19-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

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

TRI-NETRA System developed for enhancing the vision of Locomotive Pilots in inclement weather

Published on: 18-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

TRI-NETRA system is be made up of high-resolution optical video camera, high sensitivity infra-red video camera and additionally a radar-based terrain mapping system.

Union Government launches Transforming India Website

Published on: 18-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

It provides information in a user-friendly format enabling citizens to view the content in the form of Infographics, e-books, performance dashboard, videos, daily news corner, etc.

Three Indian sites listed among UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites

Published on: 18-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

It is the first time that any country got three sites inscribed in the Word Heritage List at a single session of the committee meeting.

Nalanda Mahavihara inscribed as 33rd World Heritage Site in India

Published on: 17-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The ruins comprise the archaeological remains of monastic and scholastic institutions dating from the 3rd century BC to the 13th century AD.

Supreme Court ordered restoration of Nabam Tuki government in Arunachal Pradesh

Published on: 14-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

For this purpose, it also quashed the Kalikho Pul government that came into power on 19 February 2016 after Governor J P Rajkhowa ordered dismissal of Nabam Tuki led government of the state.

Union Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

Published on: 14-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

PMKVY will impart fresh training to 60 lakh youths and certify skills of 40 lakh persons acquired non-formally under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Union Government notifies Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016

Published on: 14-JUL-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Union Government has also separately notified the UIDAI (Terms and Conditions of Service of Chairperson and Members) Rules, 2016. The Act will pave the way for appointment of its chairperson and members.

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