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Govt approves amendment of essential commodities act, passes two ordinances

6 hrs ago
After the amendment to the Essential Commodities Act, commodities such as edible oils, cereals, onions, pulses, and potatoes will be deregulated.

SWADES Initiative: Government to conduct skill mapping on Indians returning from abroad 

6 hrs ago
The SWADES initiative aims to create a database of qualified Indian citizens based on their experience and skillsets.

Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall in Alibaug, south of Mumbai

10 hrs ago
Cyclone Nisarga is expected to cross Maharashtra coast between Harihareshwar & Daman,very close to Alibag between 1 pm to 4 pm today. 

Govt permits commercial chartered flights from abroad

10 hrs ago
As per the senior aviation official, the non-schedule commercial charter flights have now been allowed by the MHA order.

Kisan Credit Cards campaign launched for 1.5 crore dairy farmers

1 day ago
Kisan Credit Cards will be provided to 1.5 crore dairy farmers belonging to Milk Unions and Milk producing Companies within the next two months between June 1-July 31, 2020. 

PM SVANIDHI Scheme launched by govt to provide affordable loans to street vendors

1 day ago
PM SVANIDHI scheme launched by the central government aims at enabling the street vendors to resume their livelihood which has been adversely affected due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown by the government.

Rajya Sabha Elections for pending 18 seats to be held on June 19

1 day ago
The elections will be to fill 18 seats in Rajya Sabha, out of which four each are from Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, one each from Manipur and Meghalaya, three each from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and two from Jharkhand.

PM Modi’s CII address: PM highlights five measures to make India self-reliant

1 day ago
PM Narendra Modi reiterated on the need to manufacture products that are 'Made in India' but are 'Made for the World'.

‘One nation, one ration card’ scheme: 3 more states added to the initiative

1 day ago
As per the Ministry, by August 2020, 3 more states namely- Nagaland, Uttarakhand, and Manipur will also be included in 'One Nation, One Ration Card' Scheme. 

MSP for 14 Kharif crops increased, new measures announced for street vendors, distressed MSMEs

2 days ago
Under PM Swanidhi scheme, the centre will provide a special credit facility of Rs 5000 crore for the street track vendors. 

Unlock 1: Indian Railways resumes partial operations, 200 passenger trains to run from today

2 days ago
The 200 passenger trains are in addition to the 15 special trains and the Shramik Specials that began operations earlier in May

Unlock 1- MHA announces Unlock 1 from June 1, Lockdown extended in containment zones till June 30

May 30, 2020
Lockdown has been extended in containment zones till June 30. Almost everything to open in remaining areas. Check here for full details

Lok Sabha Speaker nominates 15 MPs to delimitation panel on J&K, four northeastern states

May 29, 2020
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has been nominated as an associate member of the delimitation panel from J&K.

India lifts ban on export of paracetamol APIs

May 29, 2020
The Indian Government has removed the restrictions imposed on the export of active pharmaceutical ingredients of paracetamol with immediate effect.

Finance Minister launches instant e-PAN facility through Aadhaar

May 28, 2020
The facility will be available for those PAN applicants who have a valid Aadhaar number and also have their mobile number registered with Aadhaar. The process will be paperless and an electronic PAN (e-PAN) will be issued to applicants without any cost.

SC order on migrant crisis: No train/ bus fare to be charged from migrants

May 28, 2020
No bus or train fare will be charged from the migrant workers, railways will share the fare but no fare will be taken from the migrants: SC.

Char Dham project: BRO achieves major breakthrough in construction of Chamba tunnel

May 28, 2020
The BRO managed to link up the north and south portals of the tunnel, which is a major step forward under the Char Dham project.

PM-KISAN Scheme: More than 9 crore 60 lakh farmers benefitted under the scheme

May 28, 2020
The central government informed that an amount of more than 19 thousand crore rupees has also been released under the scheme in the last two months.

Parliament's Monsoon Session to convene soon: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha to sit on alternate days

May 27, 2020
The two houses of the Parliament, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are likely to sit on alternate days. 

Government directs states to talk to private labs to reduce price of COVID-19 test

May 27, 2020
The centre has asked state governments to hold talks with private laboratories to reduce the price of the COVID-19 test.
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