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Union Government launched E-Payment Module for Deposit of Compensatory Levies into CAMPA Funds

Published on: 28-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

This e-payment module will cut delays and bring transparency in the system which is meant for collecting fund from user agencies which diver forest land for non-forest purpose.

Law Commission of India submitted report on Early Childhood Development and Legal Entitlements

Published on: 28-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Among other things, the report suggested for inclusion of a new Article 24A in the Constitution to ensure that the child’s right to basic care and assistance becomes an enforceable right.

Union Government announced names of 98 smart cities

Published on: 28-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The selected cities include 13 cities from Uttar Pradesh, 12 from Tamil Nadu, 10 from Maharashtra, 7 from Madhya Pradesh, 3 each from Bihar and Andhra Pradesh.

Union Cabinet approved signing of agreement between India and Afghanistan

Published on: 27-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The agreement will come into force on the 30th day after the exchange of instrument of Ratification.

Union Cabinet approved amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes

Published on: 27-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The Union Cabinet approved the amendments in respect of two States Gujarat and Uttarakhand for making suitable amendments in the Central List of OBCs.

Union Cabinet approved Amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Bill, 2015

Published on: 27-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Government of India has decided to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 by introducing the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in the Parliament.

RGI released Census 2011 on Population by Religious Communities

Published on: 26-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

As per the Census 2011, the Total Population in 2011 was 121.09 crores.

Union Government launched 'Sehat' to provide healthcare facilities in rural areas

Published on: 26-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Under the initiative people will be able to consult doctors through video link and also order generic drugs.

NITI Aayog decided to set up expert group to draft Model Land Leasing Law

Published on: 25-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

It was agreed that the NITI Aayog Vice-Chairperson will appoint a committee of experts to prepare a model land leasing law that the states can adopt to suit their local needs.

Union Government Issued Norms for Selection of CEOs and MDs of Smaller PSU Banks

Published on: 22-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The guidelines were issued after the approval by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for selection of MDs & CEOs in Public Sector Banks (PSBs) other than five large Public Sector Banks.

Union Government launched web portal Vidya Lakshmi for Students Seeking Educational Loans

Published on: 21-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

It is the first portal of its kind that provides single window for students to access information and make application for educational loans provided by banks as well as for government scholarships.

Union Cabinet approved signing of MoU between India and Australia on education and research

Published on: 21-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The MoU will help deepen the existing partnership between India and Australia in higher education and research, including technical and professional education, schools, vocational education.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Value Added Tax (Amendment) Regulation 2015 promulgation approved

Published on: 21-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

This will help the Union territory to generate additional gross revenue and net tax generation that is estimated to be 120 crore rupees and seven crore rupees per annum respectively.

PM Narendra Modi launched a new campaign Start-up India, Stand up India

Published on: 17-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

The campaign was launched during the celebrations of 69th Independence Day at Red Fort, Delhi. The initiative is aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship among the youth of India.

Indian Railways signed 4 MoUs with Union Ministries of Power and New & Renewable Energy

Published on: 13-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The MoUs were signed for Cooperation in areas of electricity transmission, energy conservation and promotion of renewable Energy in a time bound manner.

Union Government approved 300 crore package to save standing kharif crops from weak monsoon

Published on: 13-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The package will help farmers to be better equipped to deal with challenges posed by delayed and aberrant monsoon, as immediate remedial measures to save standing agricultural crops and perennial orchards in rainfall deficient districts will be initiated.

Union Cabinet approved MoU between India, Nepal for construction of petroleum pipeline

Published on: 13-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

The MoU will promote bilateral cooperation in the oil and gas sector and secure long term supply of petroleum products to Nepal.

Union Cabinet nod for India, US MoU on cooperation to establish the Pace Setter Fund

Published on: 13-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The PSF seeks to support the PEACE track of the US-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE).

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced marketing of Bio Fuel Blended HSD

Published on: 12-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

It is a path breaking step in India’s retail sector for launching Bio-diesel B 5 blend to diesel consumers.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched new train services in Northeast

Published on: 11-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

This 510 Km Gauge Conversion project costing about 3600 crore rupees was sanctioned in 2002-03. The project suffered delay mainly due to funds constraint in the past.

Rajasthan High Court banned Santhara ritual in Jain Community

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

The ritual was banned by the court on a Public Interest Litigation filed by human rights activist Nikhil Soni a decade ago, claiming that the ritual is a social evil and should be considered as a suicide.

Union Government launched School Nursery Yojana to bring students closer to nature

Published on: 10-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

The programme in its first phase would cover 1000 schools and would be extended to 5000 schools in 2016 and 10000 schools the following year.

Param Tyag Chakra Initiative launched to honour families of martyrs

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

For this initiative, the Alumni Association of Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology in association with the management and students launched a web platform aimed at collecting the details of these family members.

Suraksha Bandhan drive launched to facilitate enrolment under Social Security Schemes

Published on: 10-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The last date for enrolling under the PMSBY & PMJJBY schemes has been extended till 30 September 2015, and persons enrolling within this period would not be required to submit a certificate of good health for PMJJBY.

Lok Sabha passed Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Published on: 07-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

The Bill seeks to amend the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.  It will have implications for over 18 lakh cheque bounce cases pending in various courts.

Lok Sabha passed Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Published on: 06-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

The Bill was introduced in Rajya Sabha on 17 February 2014 and was passed by Rajya Sabha on 6 May 2015.  The Bill amends the Delhi High Court Act, 1966.

Union Government deferred proposed talks between the Chief negotiators on India & EU-BTIA

Published on: 06-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The decision was taken as government is disappointed and concerned by the action of EU in imposing legally binding ban on the sale of around 700 pharma products clinically tested by GVK Biosciences, Hyderabad.

Rural Development Minister launched ‘SAMANVAY’ for Gram Panchayats

Published on: 05-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 56 people agreed

SAMANVAY was launched with an aim to help MPs in utilising relevant schemes in the planning and implementation of Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY).

Union Government signed historic peace accord with NSCN (I-M)

Published on: 04-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

The signing of the pact is the end of over 80 rounds of negotiations that spanned 16 years with first breakthrough in 1997 when ceasefire agreement was sealed.

Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children 2015 came into effect

Published on: 03-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The new Guidelines are intend to provide for more effective regulation for adoption of orphan, abandoned and surrendered children and would bring more transparency and efficiency in the adoption system.

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