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

41 mins ago
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

18 hrs ago
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

20 hrs ago
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

1 day ago
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

2 days ago
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

2 days ago
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

3 days ago
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.

Women and Child Development Ministry launches ‘#www: WebWonderWomen' Campaign

Jan 10, 2019
Through the ‘#www: WebWonderWomen’, the Ministry and the Campaign’s Partners aim to recognise the strength of Indian women stalwarts from across the globe who have used the power of social media to run positive campaigns to steer a change in society.

Lok Sabha passes Citizenship Amendment bill

Jan 9, 2019
The Lok Sabha has passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, eligible for citizenship.

Lok Sabha passes DNA (Use and Application) Technology Regulation Bill

Jan 8, 2019
The Lok Sabha has passed the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019 by voice vote after a brief discussion. The bill seeks to provide regulation for the use and application of DNA technology for establishing the identity of people including the victims, offenders and suspects.

HRD Minister approves addition of 5000 more seats in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas

Jan 8, 2019
The Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has approved an increase of 5000 seats in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) for the Academic Year 2019-20. The number of seats in JNVs, at present, total to around 46600.

Lok Sabha passes bill to remove leprosy as ground for divorce

Jan 7, 2019
The Lok Sabha has passed the Personal Laws (Amendment Bill), 2018, which seeks to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce. Leprosy is being removed as a ground for divorce as it is now a curable disease as against the earlier notion of it being incurable.

Government to soon make Aadhaar linking with driving licence mandatory

Jan 7, 2019
The Union Government will soon make it mandatory for linking Aadhaar with driving licences, as per Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. It aims to prevent guilty individuals from escaping the scene of an accident and then procuring duplicate licences.

Railways announces recruitment for 13487 posts

Jan 6, 2019
The Ministry of Railways has announced recruitment for 13487 posts of Junior Engineers, Depot Material Superintendent and Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant.

Lok Sabha passes Aadhaar, Companies Amendment Bill

Jan 5, 2019
The Lok Sabha has passed Aadhaar and other laws (Amendment Bill) 2018 and Companies Amendment Bill 2018. The Aadhaar bill was passed to amend the Aadhaar Act and two related laws, which will allow individuals to offer voluntarily biometric ID as a means of identity verification for opening bank accounts and procuring mobile phone connection.

Government launches nationwide cleanliness survey ‘Swachh Survekshan 2019’

Jan 5, 2019
Launched as a part of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, the Swachh Survekshan 2019 aims to evaluate the achievements in the cleanliness level in urban areas of the country.

FSSAI notifies new food packaging norms, asks food businesses to comply with norms by July 1, 2019

Jan 4, 2019
Considering that the inks and dyes may lead to formation of Cancer, the norms also prohibit the use of newspaper and such other materials for packing or wrapping of food articles.

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