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Top 5 Current Affairs: 1 March 2019

The Union Cabinet approved the Implementation of Master Plan to convert ‘All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)’, New Delhi into a world class ‘Medical University’. The Master Plan calls for freeing up adequate space through redevelopment, vertical expansion and reorganizing the land usage in the next 20 years.

Mar 1, 2019 17:36 IST
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Cabinet approves Implementation of Master Plan of AIIMS, New Delhi

The Union Cabinet approved the Implementation of Master Plan to convert ‘All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)’, New Delhi into a world class ‘Medical University’. The Master Plan calls for freeing up adequate space through redevelopment, vertical expansion and reorganizing the land usage in the next 20 years.

It proposes to re-develop the infrastructure of AIIMS by consolidating the Patient Care, Teaching, Research, Administration and support services in areas in the East Ansari Nagar Campus and residential facilities from East Ansari Nagar to Trauma Centre Extension (New Rajnagar) Campus.

PM-KISAN: Union Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on February 28, 2019 approved the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme, seeking to provide income support to all Small and Marginal landholder farmers' families with cultivable land holding up to 2 hectares across the country.

Earlier, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 24, 2019 launched the PM-KISAN from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.

AIIMS Rewari: Cabinet approves setting up of 22nd AIIMS at Manethi, Haryana

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the establishment of new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rewari at Manethi, Haryana at a cost of Rs 1299 crore. The Cabinet also approved the creation of a post of Director in the basic pay of Rs 2,25,000 (fixed) plus Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) for the above AIIMS.

The site for this AIIMS has already been finalised at Manethi in Rewari, Haryana. Like other AIIMS in the country, the AIIMS Rewari will also be set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).

Union Cabinet approves National Mineral Policy 2019


The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 28, 2019 approved National Mineral Policy 2019. The New National Mineral Policy will ensure more effective regulation and will lead to sustainable mining sector development in future while addressing the issues of project affected persons especially those residing in tribal areas.

The main objective of the policy is to have a more effective, meaningful and implementable policy that will bring in transparency, better regulation and enforcement, balanced social and economic growth as well as sustainable mining practices.

Union Cabinet approves National Policy on Software Products 2019


The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 1, 2019 approved the National Policy on Software Products 2019 to develop India as a Software Product Nation.

The software product ecosystem is characterised by innovations, Intellectual Property (IP) creation and large value addition increase in productivity, which has the potential to significantly boost revenues and exports in the sector, create substantive employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in emerging technologies and leverage opportunities available under the digital India programme, thus, leading to a boost in inclusive and sustainable growth.

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