|Union Cabinet approves merger of 17 Government Presses into 5 units||21 September 2017|
|Cabinet approves additional investment towards supplementary nutrition for Anganwadi children||21 September 2017|
|India to conduct first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017
||20 September 2017|
Millets can help tackle the health challenges such as obesity, diabetes and lifestyle problems as they are gluten free, have a low glycemic index and are high in dietary fibre and antioxidants. Moreover, in times of climate change, they will be the last crop standing and will be a good risk management strategy for resource-poor marginal farmers.
The Wage revision of unionized workmen is decided by trade unions and managements of CPSEs in terms of guidelines issued by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) for wage negotiations.
The Union government has initiated the process of formulating comprehensive 'safe-city' plans for women in eight metropolitan cities of the country. The plan will be implemented in cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Hyderabad.
With the continuation, the training programs, research activities and projects conducted by the Institute will enhance the skill sets resulting in increased employability of students as well as professionals.
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for signing of an agreement on cooperation between India and Russia to combat all forms of terrorism and organised crime. The cabinet was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The minimum initial investment towards the membership of EBRD will be approximately 1 million Euros. This assumption is based on India's decision to buy the minimum number of shares (100) required for obtaining the membership.
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the signing and ratifying of an agreement between India and Philippines on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters.
The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for expansion of the schemes of WCD Ministry under umbrella Scheme ‘Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women’ for a period 2017-18 to 2019-20.
The revision in salaries and allowances will pave the way for necessary amendments in the two laws such as Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958 and High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954.
Under the settlement, the board proposed that the Ram temple can be built on the Ayodhya site while a mosque can be constructed in Lucknow. The peaceful proposal, submitted by Shia Waqf Board chairman Syed Waseem Rizvi, will bring about harmony between Hindus and Muslims in the country.
The project will help in establishing large-scale solar parks and will support the Union Government’s plan to install 100 Gigawatts (GW) of solar power, out of the total renewable energy target of 175 GW by 2022.
The amendment prescribes maximum permissible limits of 37 antibiotics and 67 other veterinary drugs in meat and meat products including chicken. Moreover, the Ministry also invited objections and suggestions from all the stakeholders including general public by 6 December 2017.
With the signing of these 4 four MoUs, a total of 27 states and 4 Union Territories have now joined the UDAY Scheme. The agreements were signed on the occasion of the second anniversary of Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY).
The Indian National Bar Association (INBA) recently organised the ‘Bar Leadership Summit on Reforms in the Indian Legal Sector’ in New Delhi collaboration with the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.
Earlier, the Health Ministry was providing the treatment of tuberculosis thrice weekly, however it has now decided to change the treatment strategy for TB patients from thrice weekly to daily drug regimen using fixed dose combinations (FDC) for treatment.
It approved the increase in the carpet area in the Middle Income Group (MIG) I category of CLSS from the existing 90 square metre to up to 120 square metre. It increased the carpet area in respect of MIG II category of CLSS from the existing 110 square metre to up to 150 square metre.
Saubhagya scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 September 2017 with an outlay of Rs 16320 Crores including Budgetary Support of Rs 12320 Crores. Under Saubhagya scheme, all willing households in rural areas and poor families in urban areas are given free electricity connections.
It will provide support in the civil aviation market by reviewing any legal and procedural issues which may adversely affect cooperation between India and Poland. It will provide for exchange of information related to aviation regulations, regional air operations, airworthiness requirements and safety standards to enhance safety and security of air transport.
As per the Cabinet approval, TCIL can now fill the posts for a further period of three years from the date of approval as per the Department of Public Enterprise (DPE) guidelines. Earlier, the Cabinet allowed deputation of Group A officers till September 2016.
The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas introduced the BS-IV grade transportation fuels across the country in April 2017. With the launch of BS-IV grade fuel, a new era of clean transportation fuels began, which benefitted all citizens by significantly reducing pollution levels.
With growing rail network, new trains, different high quality services designed by the Indian Railways, it is imperative that the railway employees undergo proper training to deliver superior and safe rail services.
NPP is a centralised system for Indian Power Sector that facilitates online data capture and input from generation, transmission and distribution utilities. The Nodal Agency for implementation of NPP and its operational control is Central Electricity Authority (CEA).
The Union Government would be launching its second and final phase of BharatNet project to provide high-speed broadband service in all Gram Panchayats by March 2019. It will be implemented at an outlay of around Rs 34000 crores.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development would be celebrating the Child Rights Week by hosting ‘Hausala 2017’ festival from 16-20 November 2017. The festival will be hosted by the Ministry as an Inter CCI Festival for the children who reside in Child Care Institutions (CCIs).
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the appointment of Second National Judicial Pay Commission (SNJPC) for Subordinate Judiciary in the country. The Commission would be making its recommendations to the state governments within a period of 18 months.
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved creation of National Testing Agency (NTA) as an autonomous, self-sustained organisation to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions.
The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Philippines on agriculture and related fields. The MoU is expected to improve bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture, mutually benefiting both India and Philippines.
The Union Government has revised the House Building Advance (HBA) rules for Central Government Employees incorporating the accepted recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
The Skywalk and Foot Over Bridge project will be built at an intersection point with a metro station, the Tilak Bridge railway station and seven major arterial roads. This will lead to easier inter-crossing of pedestrian as the vehicular traffic poses a potentially dangerous situation to the pedestrians.
The Rules make Aadhaar and PAN/Form 60 mandatory for availing financial services including insurance and also for linking the existing policies with the same. At present, there are 24 life insurance companies and 33 general insurers (including standalone health insurance firms) operating in the country.