|Union Cabinet approves merger of 17 Government Presses into 5 units||21 September 2017|
|Cabinet approves additional investment towards supplementary nutrition for Anganwadi children||21 September 2017|
|India to conduct first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017
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Earlier, the Health Ministry was providing the treatment of tuberculosis thrice weekly, however it has now decided to change the treatment strategy for TB patients from thrice weekly to daily drug regimen using fixed dose combinations (FDC) for treatment.
It approved the increase in the carpet area in the Middle Income Group (MIG) I category of CLSS from the existing 90 square metre to up to 120 square metre. It increased the carpet area in respect of MIG II category of CLSS from the existing 110 square metre to up to 150 square metre.
Saubhagya scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 September 2017 with an outlay of Rs 16320 Crores including Budgetary Support of Rs 12320 Crores. Under Saubhagya scheme, all willing households in rural areas and poor families in urban areas are given free electricity connections.
It will provide support in the civil aviation market by reviewing any legal and procedural issues which may adversely affect cooperation between India and Poland. It will provide for exchange of information related to aviation regulations, regional air operations, airworthiness requirements and safety standards to enhance safety and security of air transport.
As per the Cabinet approval, TCIL can now fill the posts for a further period of three years from the date of approval as per the Department of Public Enterprise (DPE) guidelines. Earlier, the Cabinet allowed deputation of Group A officers till September 2016.
The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas introduced the BS-IV grade transportation fuels across the country in April 2017. With the launch of BS-IV grade fuel, a new era of clean transportation fuels began, which benefitted all citizens by significantly reducing pollution levels.
With growing rail network, new trains, different high quality services designed by the Indian Railways, it is imperative that the railway employees undergo proper training to deliver superior and safe rail services.
NPP is a centralised system for Indian Power Sector that facilitates online data capture and input from generation, transmission and distribution utilities. The Nodal Agency for implementation of NPP and its operational control is Central Electricity Authority (CEA).
The Union Government would be launching its second and final phase of BharatNet project to provide high-speed broadband service in all Gram Panchayats by March 2019. It will be implemented at an outlay of around Rs 34000 crores.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development would be celebrating the Child Rights Week by hosting ‘Hausala 2017’ festival from 16-20 November 2017. The festival will be hosted by the Ministry as an Inter CCI Festival for the children who reside in Child Care Institutions (CCIs).
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the appointment of Second National Judicial Pay Commission (SNJPC) for Subordinate Judiciary in the country. The Commission would be making its recommendations to the state governments within a period of 18 months.
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved creation of National Testing Agency (NTA) as an autonomous, self-sustained organisation to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions.
The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Philippines on agriculture and related fields. The MoU is expected to improve bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture, mutually benefiting both India and Philippines.
The Union Government has revised the House Building Advance (HBA) rules for Central Government Employees incorporating the accepted recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
The Skywalk and Foot Over Bridge project will be built at an intersection point with a metro station, the Tilak Bridge railway station and seven major arterial roads. This will lead to easier inter-crossing of pedestrian as the vehicular traffic poses a potentially dangerous situation to the pedestrians.
The Rules make Aadhaar and PAN/Form 60 mandatory for availing financial services including insurance and also for linking the existing policies with the same. At present, there are 24 life insurance companies and 33 general insurers (including standalone health insurance firms) operating in the country.
The loan will be provided by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), subsidiary of World Bank. The Financing Agreement was signed by Sameer Kumar Khare, Joint Secretary in Department of Economic Affairs and Hisham A Abdo Kahin, Acting Country Director of World Bank (India).
The app will monitor whether the dispatches are made on the fair principle of ‘First in First Out’ basis. It will keep a track on all the activities from issuance of Sale Order to physical delivery of coal by road.
The Union Women and Chid Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said that the Ministry is dedicated to address grievances of sexual harassment at work place.
The historic day of 8 November 2016 would be remembered as a defining moment in the history of Indian economy. This was the day when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shocked the nation with the declaration of demonetisation and scrapped high value currency of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000. This day indicates the Government’s resolve to curb the menace of black money from the Indian Economy. It was considered as a well thought decision from the government and also a hidden urge of the larger section of our society to root out the curse of corruption and black money.
The Coastal Berth Scheme aims to provide financial support to ports or state governments for creation of infrastructure for movement of cargo and passenger by sea or national waterways. The total financial assistance from Central Government is 50 per cent of the total cost of the project subject.
The two-day National Workshop ‘Chintan Shivir’ was inaugurated by Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi. The workshop was organised by Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development. The main aim of the workshop is to provide holistic education relevant for 21st century India.
Under the SPARSH scheme, the government will award annual 920 scholarships to children of Class VI to IX having good academic record while pursuing Philately as a hobby through a competitive selection process in all postal circles.
The Indian Railways has commenced the main arch of the world's highest bridge on the River Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district. This will provide direct connectivity to the Kashmir Valley. The iconic bridge of Jammu & Kashmir will ascend 359 metres above the bed of the River Chenab and will be 30 metres upper than the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The Rule 2(b) of the Prevention of Money Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017 requires Aadhaar for opening new bank accounts and for verification of existing bank accounts by 31 December 31, 2017, failing which the bank accounts will cease to be operational.
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed the world's highest motorable road in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, passing through Umlingla Top at a height of over 19,300 feet.
MoFPI and FSSAI will jointly launch the 'Food Regulatory Portal', a single interface for food businesses to cater to both domestic operations and food imports. Food Regulatory Portal will be a game changer for effective and transparent implementation of the food safety laws in the country.
The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the continuation of centrally sponsored scheme- Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana for a period of three years, from 2017-18 to 2019-20.
The NCTE Act, 1993 came into force on 1 July 1995 and is applicable throughout the country, except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The main objective of the Act is to provide for the establishment of a NCTE to achieve planned and coordinated development of the teacher education system.
The Supreme Court, while hearing the case of inhuman conditions of prisoners in the country, said that jail officials must be made part of the undertrial review committees (UTRCs) in the states and a standard operating procedure in this regard should be put in place.