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Power Minister Piyush Goyal launches portal on weather information

Jun 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The government has launched a portal on weather information that will help discoms manage power distribution.

Govt announces another 30 cities under Smart City Mission

Jun 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Union government has announced another list of 30 cities for development as smart cities under Smart City Mission, taking the total tally of cities picked up so far to 90.

Positive growth registered in foreign & domestic tourists in 2016

Jun 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism aggregates information on domestic and foreign traveler visits to States/Union Territories (UTs) gotten from Departments of Tourism of different State Governments and UT Administrations. These numbers shows the result of 12.68% and 5.92% growth respectively for domestic and foreign traveler.

Union Cabinet approves amendment of Social Security Agreement between India and Netherlands

Jun 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The amended SSA between India and the Netherlands will strengthen the ties between the two countries.

Union Government launches VAJRA scheme to attract Indian scientists abroad

Jun 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The scheme aims to bring together the Indian scientists abroad and India-based researchers for conducting joint researches in India.

Congress-led opposition names Meira Kumar as presidential nominee

Jun 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has been chosen by Congress-led Opposition as their presidential candidate to fight against BJP-led NDA’s Ram Nath Kovind.

TB patients have to submit Aadhaar details to avail cash benefits: Health Ministry

Jun 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

A recent notification by the Union health ministry states that people suffering from tuberculosis will now have to submit their Aadhaar details to avail cash benefits from the government for their treatment.

Ministry of Electronics and IT launches webpage for smooth GST implementation

Jun 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Union Ministry of Electronics and IT has launched a dedicated webpage to help companies in the IT services and electronics sector to adapt to the new GST regime.

Initiatives launched by Union Government to promote Yoga worldwide

Jun 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

On the occasion of third edition of International Day of Yoga, let's have a glance on all the projects and initiatives launched by Union Government to promote Yoga worldwide.

India and ADB sign USD 275 million loan agreement for upgrading small towns in Madhya Pradesh

Jun 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The project will be carried out in design-build-operate model including 10-years operation.

India and Portugal sign historical agreement to promote cooperation in field of archives

Jun 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The first set of documents were handed over to Raghvendra Singh, Secretary to the Union Government and Director General of National Archives of India.

Union Government launches 'Celebrating Yoga' mobile app

Jun 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Celebrating Yoga provides a platform to share information and insights about peoples’ participation in Yoga activities on the occasion of the International Yoga Day.

Rural Development Ministry confers 144 awards to states and institutions

Jun 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Ministry of Rural Development gave away 144 awards under various categories to states and other organisations.

Ministry of Culture launches ‘National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India’

Jun 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Dr Mahesh Sharma launched implementation of ‘National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India’ from Goverdhan Block, Mathura of Uttar Pradesh.

IOC, BPCL, HPCL sign agreement to set up USD 30 billion refinery

Jun 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The refinery complex will have an accompanying mega petrochemical plant which will include an aromatic complex, naphtha cracker and polymer complex.

Indian Railways launches Mission Retro-Fitment to enhance the passenger experience

Jun 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

This is one of the largest  retro fitment project in the world as Indian Railways will refurbish and retrofit 40000 coaches by 2022-23.

Union Health Ministry launches Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight

Jun 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

It aims to create mass awareness about the most effective and low-cost diarrhoea treatment that is a combination of Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) solution and Zinc tablets.

Union Cabinet approves Interest Subvention to banks on short-term crop loan to farmers

Jun 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The scheme will help farmers getting short term crop loan up to Rs. 3 lakh payable within one year at only 4 per cent per annum. The Government has allocated a sum of Rs. 20339 crore for the purpose.

Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Palestine on agriculture cooperation

Jun 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

It provides for cooperation in the fields of agricultural research; veterinary field including capacity enhancement of Palestinian Veterinary services.

Union Cabinet approves proposal to introduce Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill 2017

Jun 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The Bill aims at providing a comprehensive resolution framework for specified financial sector entities to deal with bankruptcy situation in banks, insurance companies and financial sector entities.

India ratifies two ILO Conventions on elimination of child labour

Jun 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The Indian government on 13 June 2017 ratified two fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Office (ILO) concerning the elimination of child labour.

Centre to set up 100 AYUSH hospitals across country

Jun 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Centre has approved proposals for setting up of 100 Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH) hospitals across the country.

MHA panel to examine rules on people's movement near Indo-Myanmar border

Jun 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The committee led by special Secretary (Internal Security) will prepare standard operating procedures common to all the four states so that militants, criminals and contraband are filtered at the border without causing inconvenience to genuine people.

Railways to Induct 40000 Refurbished Coaches for Rs 8000 Cr

Jun 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Indian Railways is planning to induct about 40000 revamped coaches at an estimated cost of Rs 8,000 Cr to provide world-class comfort to passengers.

India emerges as 7th largest exporter of agri-products globally: Commerce Secretary

Jun 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia, while addressing the 22nd APEDA Export award function in New Delhi said that India has emerged as the 7th largest exporter of agri-products globally.

NITI Aayog launches SATH Program

Jun 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

SATH aims to identify and build three future ‘role model’ states for health systems.

Government launches Tele Law to provide legal aid in rural areas via video conferencing

Jun 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Under the scheme, a portal called ‘Tele-Law’ will be launched, which will be available across the Common Service Centre (CSC) network. This will connect the citizens to legal service providers with the help of technology-enabled platforms.

SC partially stays linking of PAN with Aadhaar

Jun 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Earlier in March 2017, the Union Government proposed to make the Aadhaar card mandatory to file Income Tax Return (ITR).

Health Secretary inaugurates ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’, a National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre

Jun 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The Health Secretary said that the decline in maternal and child mortality in India is much faster than the global average rate of decline and thanked the frontline workers for their dedicated work.

India's Presidential Election 2017 to be held on 17 July

Jun 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

The President of India is elected by an Electoral College comprising elected members of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and state legislative assemblies.

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