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A sigh of relief for homebuyers, Union Cabinet approves ordinance to amend Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

The Union Government had earlier formed a 14-member Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) headed by corporate affairs secretary Injeti Srinivas to recommend amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

Recommended for : Ordinance to amend IBC , Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 , Insolvency Law Committee , MSME , homebuyers , Jaypee Wishtown , Tata Steel-Bhushan Steel

Publish Date : May 24, 2018

Union Government approves coal-linkage methodology for Independent Power Producers

Any dispute arising during the process would be resolved as per the provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.

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Publish Date : May 16, 2018

Aadhaar linkage not mandatory for getting pension: Union Government

The Union Government has clarified that the Aadhaar card is not mandatory for central government employees to get their pension. The announcement is of significance as there were reports of some retired employees facing difficulty in getting the pension in the absence of Aadhaar linkage with their bank accounts.

Recommended for : Union Government , Aadhaar Linkage , Aadhaar Card , Linking of Aadhaar , Unique Identification Authority of India

Publish Date : May 16, 2018

Cabinet reshuffle: Smriti Irani loses I & B Ministry, Piyush Goyal steps in for Jaitley

In a significant cabinet reshuffle, the Union Government gave Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore the independent charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, in place of Smriti Irani, current Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

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Publish Date : May 15, 2018

Union Government approves green licence plates for private electric vehicles

The government also announced its plan to allow youth of 16-18 years to drive electric scooters. As per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, those in the age group of 16-18 years can be granted with licence for below 50 CC gearless scooters.

Recommended for : green licence plates , private electric vehicles , e-vehicles , e-scooter , number plates

Publish Date : May 10, 2018

India hosts 15th Asia Media Summit

India is hosting the 15th Asia Media Summit (AMS-2018) in New Delhi from May 10-12, 2018. The Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani presided over the inaugural ceremony of the summit as the Chief Guest.

Recommended for : 15th Asia Media Summit , AIBD , Telling our Stories Asia and More , Government of Malaysia , UN-ESCAP , Media and Broadcasting , Asia-Pacific Region

Publish Date : May 10, 2018

Government orders extension of assistance to clear dues of sugarcane farmers

The Union Government has issued orders for extending assistance to clear the dues of sugarcane farmers. The government has decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 5.50 per quintal of cane crushed in sugar season 2017-18 to sugar mills to offset the cost of the cane.

Recommended for : Union Government , Sugarcane Farmers , Farmers Dues , Financial Assistance , Fair and Remunerative Price

Publish Date : May 10, 2018

Union Government announces project to strengthen Namami Gange Programme through GIS Technology

The National Mission for Clean Ganga also approved the project to strengthen the State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) of five main stem Ganga basin states, namely, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. The project was approved at an estimated cost of Rs 85.97 for 5 years.

Recommended for : Union Government , GIS technology , Namami Gange Programme , National Mission for Clean Ganga

Publish Date : May 5, 2018

Fourth regional conference on futuristic, resilient and digital infrastructure begins

The 4th regional conference on futuristic, resilient and digital infrastructure began in Bengaluru on May 3, 2018. The 2-day event is a lead-up to the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which will be hosted by the Union Government from June 25-26 in Mumbai.

Recommended for : Futuristic Infrastructure , Resilient Infrastructure , Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank , AIIB , Ministry of Finance , Confederation of Indian Industry

Publish Date : May 4, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 2 May 2018

The Union Government has launched the GOBAR - DHAN (Galvanising Organic Bio-Agro Resources Fund) Scheme at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) Auditorium, Karnal. Under the scheme, solid waste of dung and fields will be changed into compost and fuels such as biogas and bio-CNG.

Recommended for : GOBAR-DHAN Scheme , Swachh Bharat Mission , Hockey India , Harendra Singh , New Telecom Policy , WHO , In-Flight Mobile Connectivity

Publish Date : May 2, 2018

Union Government releases draft of new Telecom policy

The Union Government has released the draft of a new Telecom policy - National Digital Communications Policy, 2018. The new policy aims to ensure universal broadband coverage at 50 Mbps to every citizen.

Recommended for : New Telecom Policy , National Digital Communications Policy , Digital Communications , Universal Broadband Coverage , Regulatory Barriers

Publish Date : May 2, 2018

Government sends second notice to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica

The Union Government has served a second set of notices to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica (CA) over the recent data breach. The companies have been given the deadline of May 10 to reply to the additional queries.

Recommended for : Data Breach , Facebook , Cambridge Analytica , Data Manipulation , Data Analytics Company , Alexsandr Kogan , Privacy Policy

Publish Date : Apr 26, 2018

Government relaxes protected, restricted area permit regime in selective areas

The Union Home Ministry has decided to relax the six-decade-old Protected Area Permit regime from the north-eastern states of Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur for a period of five years. The decision would allow foreign tourists, except those from Pakistan, China and Afghanistan, to visit the states without having a special permit.

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Publish Date : Apr 25, 2018

Government, World Bank sign agreement to develop India’s healthcare industry

The Union Government and World Bank have signed a $125 million agreement for the ‘Innovate in India for Inclusiveness Project’ to support India in developing an innovative biopharmaceutical and medical devices industry, which is globally competitive.

Recommended for : Biopharmaceutical Industry Research Assistance Program , Medical Devices Industry , Affordable healthcare , Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Program , World Bank

Publish Date : Apr 25, 2018

Government, World Bank sign agreement to improve rural road network in MP

The Union Government along with the state government of Madhya Pradesh has signed a $210 million loan agreement with the World Bank for the Madhya Pradesh Rural Connectivity Project. The project will strengthen road safety management systems with the objective of reducing fatalities and serious injuries from road accidents.

Recommended for : Government of India , World Bank , Madhya Pradesh , Rural Road Network , Rural Connectivity Project , Gram Sadak Yojana

Publish Date : Apr 24, 2018

Government panel suggests one-window solution for inter-country removal of children

A panel that was appointed by the Union Government has recommended one window solution in cases of inter-country removal and retention of children. The committee has recommended that the Government may establish an 'Inter-Country Parental Child Removal Disputes Resolution Authority'.

Recommended for : Inter-Country Removal of Children , Inter-Spousal Child Removal , Child Abduction , Foreign Nationality , Indian Court of Law

Publish Date : Apr 24, 2018

Government to roll out initiative for prevention & control of viral hepatitis

The Union Health Ministry has decided to roll out an initiative for prevention and control of viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis is recognised as a public health problem worldwide. India is committed to eliminating the disease by 2030.

Recommended for : Viral Hepatitis , Public Health Problem , Viral Infection , Hepatitis , J P Nadda , Union Health Ministry

Publish Date : Apr 21, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 April 2018

The Union Government has formed a new integrated institutional mechanism, Defence Planning Committee (DPC) to reform the process of higher defence planning. The committee is expected to drive the country’s military and national security strategy, draft capability development plans and guide and accelerate defence equipment acquisitions.

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Publish Date : Apr 19, 2018

India forms committee to reform higher defence planning

The Union Government has formed an integrated institutional mechanism, called the Defence Planning Committee (DPC) to reform the process of higher defence planning. The permanent body would be chaired by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

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Publish Date : Apr 19, 2018

India to set up natural gas trading hub

The Union Government plans to set up a natural gas trading hub to boost consumption of natural gas in India. The hub would be used for the trade and supply of natural gas through a market-based mechanism instead of multiple formula driven prices.

Recommended for : Gas Trading Hub , Union Government , GTHE , PNGRB , LNG , Liquefied Natural Gas , NBP , Henry Hub

Publish Date : Apr 16, 2018

Union Government to constitute Task Force for fast-tracking Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology

The Task Force will build up a strategy to accelerate the development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology with implementable recommendations for Central Government, State Governments, industries and research institutions.

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Publish Date : Apr 13, 2018

Top Cabinet Approvals: 12 April 2018

The Union Cabinet approved the revision of pay and allowances of Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories with an aim to bring the pay and allowances of LGs at par with that of the Secretaries to the Union Government.

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Publish Date : Apr 12, 2018

Union Government launches UTTAM App for Coal Quality Monitoring

The app seeks to monitor the process of Third Party Sampling of coal and coal dispatches across all the CIL subsidiaries.

Recommended for : UTTAM App , Coal Quality Monitoring , Third Party Sampling of coal , Coal India Limited

Publish Date : Apr 6, 2018

Government institutes committee to regulate online news

The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has instituted a committee to regulate online portals including news websites, entertainment sites and media aggregators. The 10-member committee will include secretaries of various government departments.

Recommended for : Union Government , Online Media , Regulatory Body , New Committee , Government Panel

Publish Date : Apr 6, 2018

Government launches Digital Initiative for Ease of Export

Digital initiatives will boost India’s potential for agricultural and food export.

Recommended for : Digital Initiative for Ease of Export , Union Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Minister , Suresh Prabhu , Export Inspection Council , EIC

Publish Date : Apr 4, 2018

Government rolls back its decision to cancel accreditation of journalists caught generating fake news

The Union Government has rolled back its earlier decision, which stated that the accreditation of a journalist would be permanently cancelled if the person was found generating or propagating fake news more than two times. In case of first violation, the accreditation would be suspended for six months and for one year in case of a second violation.

Recommended for : Fake News , Accreditation of Journalists , Press Council of India , Print Media , News Agency , News Broadcasters Association , Electronic Media

Publish Date : Apr 3, 2018

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 26 March to 31 March 2018

The Union government has no proposal to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said on March 27.

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Publish Date : Mar 31, 2018

Current Affairs in Short: 27 March 2018

The Union government has no proposal to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said in a media briefing.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Recap , Current Affairs in Short , Current Affairs Question Answer , Top Stories of the Day , Current Affairs 2018

Publish Date : Mar 27, 2018

SC seeks centre’s response on pleas challenging practices of polygamy, nikah halala

The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Union Government and the Law Commission on petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the prevalent practices of polygamy and nikah halala among the Muslim community.

Recommended for : Supreme Court of India , Polygamy , Nikah Halala , Islamic Practices , Triple Talaq , Constitutional Bench

Publish Date : Mar 26, 2018

Current Affairs in Short: 23 March 2018

The Union Government has decided to declare 2018 as 'National Year of Millets to boost the cultivation of millets like ragi and jowar on a mission mode to achieve nutritional security.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Recap , Current Affairs in Short , Current Affairs Question Answer , Top Stories of the Day , Current Affairs 2018

Publish Date : Mar 23, 2018
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