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Current Affairs in Short: 14 February 2018

The Union Government has decided to impose an extra charge of Rs 200 for those wishing to see the main mausoleum at Taj Mahal. The entry fee to the monument will also be raised from existing 40 rupees to 50 rupees and an extra Rs 200.

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Publish Date : Feb 14, 2018

Union Government makes amendments in Small Savings Act

The amended provisions will add to the flexibility in operation of the Account under Small Savings Schemes.

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Publish Date : Feb 14, 2018

Current Affairs in Short: 13 February 2018

The Union Minister of State for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh on February 12, 2018 announced that the women Government employees who have commissioned surrogacy will now be entitled to maternity leave.

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Publish Date : Feb 13, 2018

Union Government releases India’s first ever Highway Capacity Manual

Nitin Gadkari has released India’s first-ever Highway Capacity Manual that will help expand India’s road infrastructure and pave the way for the construction of world class infrastructure that is safe, cost effective and environment friendly.

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Publish Date : Feb 13, 2018

Centre, Delhi government join hands to curb pollution in Delhi NCR

The Union Environment Ministry along with Delhi would be launching a campaign to combat severe levels of air pollution in the National Capital Region. The campaign outcome is expected to help the Ministry to form a larger policy framework to deal with pollution throughout the year.

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Publish Date : Feb 9, 2018

Union Government launches ASH TRACK Mobile App for management of fly ash

Fly Ash is a proven resource material for many applications of construction industries such as for production of Cement, bricks and tiles.

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Publish Date : Feb 9, 2018

Budget 2018: List of all Schemes

The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced various schemes in the Union Budget 2018-19 on February 1, 2018. The Union Budget 2018-19 is the Modi government's last full year Budget in which the Finance Minister began his speech by highlighting the government's economic reforms undertaken in the last four years and its achievements.In this year budget, the government has announced several key schemes to uplift the poor and farmers. Here, we’ll see all the new schemes launched by the government.

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Publish Date : Feb 9, 2018

Current Affairs in Short: 8 February 2018

The Supreme Court on February 8, 2018 directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file a vision document for protection and preservation of the Taj Mahal within four weeks. The apex court also directed the state government to explain why there was a sudden flurry of activities in and around the Taj Mahal and the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) and why leather industries and hotels were coming up there.

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Publish Date : Feb 8, 2018

Union Government approves new project to control pollution of River Sal at Navelin, Goa

In the year 2015, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had identified the Sal river stretch at Navelim as one of the 302 polluted river stretches across the country based on Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) levels. BOD level is a key indicator of organic pollution showing water quality.

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Publish Date : Feb 5, 2018

UP Government introduces mass marriage policy to discourage dowry

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has stated that the state government has come up with a mass marriage policy for the poor girls in the state, under which financial assistance worth Rs 35000 will be provided at each wedding.

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Publish Date : Feb 5, 2018

Union Government to launch KUSUM Scheme to encourage farmers for solar farming

The scheme was announced and highlighted by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Union Budget speech for the year 2018-19 while calling for 24x7 Clean and Affordable Power for All. It aims for decentralized solar power production of up to 28250 megawatt (MW) over a period of five years.

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Publish Date : Feb 5, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 2 February 2018

The Union government on February 1, 2018 proposed changes to various provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 through the Finance Bill. The amendments are expected to make the implementation of PMLA more effective. One of the key amendments empowers the Special Court to restore confiscated assets to the rightful claimants even during the trial.

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Publish Date : Feb 2, 2018

Union Government proposes key amendments to Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002

Section 45(1) of the Act has been amended in a move to de-link PMLA proceedings from those involved in scheduled offences pursued by other agencies. It proposes uniform applicability of bail conditions, instead of only those offences under the schedule which are liable to imprisonment of more than 3 years.

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Publish Date : Feb 2, 2018

New tunnel at Sela Pass to boost Defence Preparedness in border areas

The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced while presenting the Union Budget 2018 that the government would be building a tunnel through the Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh.

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Publish Date : Feb 2, 2018

Key takeaways from Union Budget 2018

NITI Aayog will establish a National Programme to direct government's efforts in the area of Artificial Intelligence towards national development. The government will also explore use of blockchain technology proactively to boost digital economy. However, the government will not consider cryptocurrency as legal tender.

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Publish Date : Feb 2, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 1 February 2018

Government plans to launch ‘Operation Green’ with a corpus of Rs 500 crore. It will promote Farmer Producers Organizations (FPOs), agri-logistics, processing facilities and professional management. The government wants to assist farmers to earn 1.5 times the production cost, and the Minimum Selling Price (MSP) for the Kharif Crops has been set at 1.5 times the produce price.

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Publish Date : Feb 1, 2018

Union Budget 2018: Education Sector

the Union Budget 2018 proposes to treat education holistically without segmentation from pre-nursery to Class 12. To improve the quality of teachers and education, the government would be initiating an integrated B.Ed. programme for the teachers.

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Publish Date : Feb 1, 2018

Union Budget 2018: Agriculture Sector

Under the Union Budget 2018, the government would be doubling the farmer’s income by 2022 and would be working with the states to ensure that all farmers get a fair price for their produce.

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Publish Date : Feb 1, 2018

Union Budget 2018: Underprivileged

Under the underpriviledged sector in Union Budget 2018, the government plans to build houses for all the poor in the country by 2022. To ensure the same, it launched the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in rural and urban areas of the country.

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Publish Date : Feb 1, 2018

Current Affairs in Short: 31 January 2018

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 1, 2018 will present the Union Budget 2018-19 in the Lok Sabha. In the independent India, this will be the 88th budget and the fifth one of the Modi Sarkar. The Budget 2018 offers Modi Government one last chance before the General Elections 2019 to vindicate its actions and decisions that have impacted the economy profoundly such as demonetisation and rolling out of GST.

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Publish Date : Jan 31, 2018

Centre launches GeM 3.0 with enhanced features

The third version of the Government e-Marketplace, GEM 3.0, envisaged by the Union Government as the National Procurement Portal of India has been launched.

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Publish Date : Jan 31, 2018

लघु वित्त बैंक और भुगतान बैंकों में भी अटल पेंशन योजना की सुविधा शुरू

अटल पेंशन योजना भारत सरकार द्वारा समर्थित वृत्ति योजना है. इसका लक्ष्य असंगठित क्षेत्र के लोगों को पेंशन की सुविधा प्रदान करना है.

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Publish Date : Jan 27, 2018

Small Finance Banks, Payments Banks to offer Atal Pension Yojana

The Union Government has allowed Small Finance Banks and Payments Banks to offer Atal Pension Yojana (APY). The Small Finance Banks and Payment Banks are new age banks and given the strength, expertise and reach of these banks, they can play a pivotal role in the outreach of subscribers under APY.

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Publish Date : Jan 27, 2018

केंद्र सरकार ने सीबीआई में छह नए संयुक्त निदेशक नियुक्त किए

केंद्रीय अन्वेषण ब्यूरो (सीबीआई) भारत सरकार की प्रमुख जाँच एजेन्सी है. यह आपराधिक एवं राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा से जुड़े हुए भिन्न-भिन्न प्रकार के मामलों की जाँच करने के लिये लगायी जाती है.

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Publish Date : Jan 25, 2018

Union Government announces four new schemes for young scientists, researchers

Aiming at early recognition of young talent in the field of science, these schemes focus on youth to empower, recognize and motivate them. These schemes are Teacher Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE) scheme, Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship, Distinguished Investigator Award and Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research Scheme.

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Publish Date : Jan 25, 2018

Union Government launches Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has launched Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative in association with National e-Governance Division and industry partners to strengthen the cybersecurity ecosystem in India.

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Publish Date : Jan 20, 2018

Health ministry simplifies referral system under CGHS

The Union health ministry has simplified the referral system under Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), permitting all beneficiaries to seek OPD consultations from specialists at empanelled private hospitals after due referral. The medicines prescribed by specialists at empanelled private hospitals will be supplied by CGHS according to available generic names at the CGHS wellness centres. The validity of the advice of the central/state government specialist/CGHS medical officer shall be valid for 3-months for listed treatment.

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Publish Date : Jan 18, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 January 2018

The Union Government has decided to end Haj subsidy from this year, as a part of its policy to 'empower minorities without appeasement'. Despite the withdrawal, a record number of 1.75 lakh Muslims would be undertaking the pilgrimage this year from India after Saudi Arabia increased India's quota by 5,000.

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Publish Date : Jan 16, 2018

Union Government ends Haj subsidy to empower minorities without appeasement

The Union Government has decided to end Haj subsidy from this year, as a part of its policy to 'empower minorities without appeasement'. The Haj subsidy, besides including cheaper airfare, also included central assistance to the pilgrims to reach the specially-designed Haj departure terminals at airports.

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Publish Date : Jan 16, 2018

FDI policy liberalized: 100% FDI in Single-Brand Retail without Govt Approval, Up To 49% In Air India

The Union Cabinet led by the Prime Minister has given its approval to a number of amendments to the FDI Policy. These are decided to simplify and liberalise the FDI policy in India to provide ease of doing business in the country. The government decided to liberalized in Single Brand Retail Trading, Construction Development, Civil Aviation, Power sector.

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Publish Date : Jan 10, 2018
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