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Child born out of marriage between Muslim man & Hindu woman entitled to father's property: SC

Jan 23, 2019
The plea was filed by Mohammed Salim, son of couple Mohammed Ilias and Valliamma (his hindu wife). Salim claimed share in the ancestral property through inheritance after the death of his father.

15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas: India, Mauritius agree upon partnership in various sectors

Jan 23, 2019
For the first time in the history of Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas, the event is being held in Varanasi, the cultural and spiritual capital of India. Around 6,000 non-resident Indians (NRIs) are expected to take part in the three-day event.

National Women's Party launched in Mumbai

Jan 22, 2019
The National Women’s Party which has been formed with the motto of women empowerment was launched in Mumbai, Maharashtra on January 21, 2019. The party has been founded by Dr Swetha Shetty, a medical practitioner-cum- activist from Hyderabad, who would also serve as its President.

Government constitutes NITI Aayog-led Committee to monitor pricing of drugs

Jan 22, 2019
The constitution of the Committee is seen as a move that would curb the powers of the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) when it comes to regulating the prices of medicines in the country.

Indians over 65 and under 15 years can use Aadhaar Card to visit Nepal, Bhutan

Jan 21, 2019
Earlier, people over 65 and under 15 years could show PAN card, driving licence, ration card, but not the Aadhaar, to prove their identity to visit the two countries. The Aadhaar card has now been added to the list.

PM Narendra Modi launches National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai

Jan 19, 2019
Built at a cost of Rs 140.61 crore, the museum depicts the journey of over a century of Indian cinema in a story telling mode.

Shehri Samridhi Utsav to begin from February 1; will focus on extending outreach of DAY-NULM

Jan 18, 2019
The event, organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, will focus on urban livelihoods and extending the outreach of National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) to the poorest of the poor and the most vulnerable, and facilitate access of SHG members to the other government schemes.

Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Protsahan Yojana achieves milestone of one crore beneficiaries

Jan 18, 2019
The Scheme has been designed to incentivise employers for generation of new employment, where the Union Government pays the full employer's contribution towards EPF and EPS with effect from April 1, 2018.

CCI imposes penalty on Chemists and Druggists Association of Baroda

Jan 17, 2019
The Competition Commission of India has imposed a penalty on the Chemists and Druggists Association of Baroda after it found it to be in contravention of the provisions of the Competition Act, 2002. The move was undertaken after a complaint alleged that the CDAB has indulged in restrictive trade practices.

Election Commission of India launches Voter Awareness Forums

Jan 17, 2019
The Election Commission of India on January 16, 2019 launched Voter Awareness Forum in New New Delhi. The key objective of the Voter Awareness Forums is to promote informed and ethical electoral participation, beginning from the first step, which is voter registration.

President gives assent to Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019

Jan 17, 2019
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019 which was passed by the Parliament on January 3, 2019 received the assent of the President of India on January 10. It has now been notified in the Gazette of India.

Union Cabinet Approvals: 16 January 2019

Jan 16, 2019
The Union Cabinet approved regularization of Pay scales of below Board Level Executives in National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd. (NHPC), North East Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), THDC India Ltd. and Satluj Jal Vidhyut Nigam Ltd. (SJVN) with effect from January 1997.

DBT, ICAR sign MoU for cooperation in agricultural biotechnology research and education

Jan 16, 2019
The Department of Biotechnology and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase emphasis on multi-disciplinary research and development activities and nurturing innovations in agricultural biotechnology research and education.

Government launches ‘Womaniya on Government e Marketplace’ initiative

Jan 15, 2019
The Womaniya homepage (gem.gov.in/womaniya) will inform procurement officers in various government ministries, departments and CPSEs about the drive to promote procurement of common use goods and services from women entrepreneurs.

Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019: 10% reservation for economically weak in general category comes into force

Jan 15, 2019
The Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019, the Act providing 10 percent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of General Category, came into effect on January 14, 2019.

Government drafts five-year national action plan to address issue of drug abuse

Jan 14, 2019
The Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has drafted a five-year action plan for addressing the problem of drug and substance abuse in the country, dumping a long-pending draft policy on the matter.

PM Modi releases commemorative coin and stamp on Guru Gobind Singh ji

Jan 14, 2019
The birth anniversary of the Guru Gobind Singh was also celebrated as Prakashotsava at Patna Sahib, Bihar. The main function was organised at Takhat Sri Harmandir Sahib Gurdwara, Patna Sahib, the birth place of Guru Gobind Singh.

Six states sign agreement for Renukaji Multipurpose Dam Project

Jan 12, 2019
Six states - Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand signed an agreement for Renukaji Dam Multipurpose Project on January 11. The project is aimed at meeting the drinking water needs of these states.

CBI Dispute: Alok Verma resigns after PM Modi-led panel removed him as CBI Chief

Jan 11, 2019
Sacked CBI Chief, Alok Verma has announced his resignation from service. The move comes a day after a high-powered selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi removed him from the post.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 11 January 2019

Jan 11, 2019
The Union Cabinet on January 10, 2019 approved the establishment of three more AIIMS to boost healthcare infrastructure in the country. Among them, while two will be set up in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba and Pulwama districts, the third AIIMS will be set up in Rajkot, Gujarat.

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