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Centre to start helicopter and smaller aircraft services to hilly areas

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The Centre is planning to start helicopter and smaller aircraft services to hilly areas, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands under the second phase of UDAN scheme. The government had announced increasing viability gap funding for helicopter operators and allowing smaller planes, among other concessions, under the regional air connectivity scheme in August 2017.

Union Cabinet approves revamped Khelo India Programme

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This revamped programme aims at mainstreaming sport as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development. It will impact the entire sports ecosystem including infrastructure, community sports, coaching and sports economy.

Union Cabinet approves introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017

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As per the Dentists Act, 1948, it was required to have the representation of dentists registered in Part B as Central Government nominees in the Dental Council of India and then the election of four or two members from Part B to the State Dental Councils.  However, it lost relevance.

Union Cabinet approves merger of 17 Government Presses into 5 units

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Modernisation of the Presses will enable the presses to undertake important confidential, urgent and multi-colour printing work of the Central Government Offices all over the country. This will be carried out at zero cost to the exchequer and without any retrenchment.

Cabinet approves additional investment towards supplementary nutrition for Anganwadi children

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The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal for increase of cost norms for supplementary nutrition provided in Anganwadis and for out of school adolescent girls under Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS).

India to conduct first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017

2 days ago
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Delegates from all seven nations of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) grouping, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, will participate in the event. The main focus of the BIMSTEC DMEx-2017 will be on testing the region’s preparedness and resilience towards effective activation of inter-Governmental interaction/dialogue/agreements for immediate deployment of regional resources for disaster response.

Union Government to launch mobile app for retiring government staffs

2 days ago
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The mobile application that will allow central government employees who are about to retire to monitor the process of their pension settlement cases will also allow retired employees to assess their superannuation funds and record complaints through the pension calculator.

Union Minister to inaugurate first ‘Pension Adalat’

3 days ago
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Union Minister Jitendra Singh would be inaugurating the first ‘Pension Adalat’ in Delhi. The Minister would also be awarding Pensioners for their outstanding contribution towards ‘Anubhav’ and launching a mobile app to help retired or retiring government officials to monitor the progress of their pension settlement and self-assess their pension through the pension calculator.

President of India Launches ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ Campaign

Sep 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind, on September 15, 2017, launched a nationwide sanitation campaign, ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ (Cleanliness is Service), at Ishwariganj village in Kanpur. This campaign is a 15 days drive to promote sanitation and hygiene in entire country. This ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ will take the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at an another level,

Union Government to grant citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees

Sep 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The Chakma and Hajong refugees currently live in camps in the Northeast India. The move came following an order of the Supreme Court, which in 2015 had directed the Union Government to grant citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees, mostly staying in Arunachal Pradesh.

Ministry of Corporate Affairs and CBDT inks MoU for automatic and regular exchange of information

Sep 15, 2017
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The MoU takes forward the initiative launched by the Union Government to curb the menace of shell companies, money laundering and black money in the country and prevent misuse of corporate structure by shell companies for various illegal purposes.

Indian Railways permits m-Aadhaar as ID proof for travellers

Sep 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Aadhaar Card is issued to Indian citizens by the Union Government. It is issued and managed by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), a statutory authority established under the provisions of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 on 12 July 2016 under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). It is a document for identification.

 

Union Cabinet approves introduction of Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament

Sep 13, 2017
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The Amendment Bill calls for increasing the maximum limit of gratuity of employees in the private sector and in Public Sector Undertakings or Autonomous Organizations under Government which are not covered under CCS (Pension) Rules, at par with Central Government employees. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 applies to establishments employing 10 or more persons.

India’s first advanced Homoeopathy Virology lab inaugurated in Kolkata

Sep 13, 2017
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The laboratory is established at a cost of Rs. 8 crore is the only one in India for conducting basic and fundamental research in Homoeopathy for viral diseases like influenza, Japanese encephalitis, dengue, chikungunya and swine flu. New drugs and technologies would also be developed at the laboratory to combat emerging challenges of viral diseases.

Six months cooling period in divorce cases can be waived off: Supreme Court

Sep 13, 2017
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The main aim of the cooling off period was to safeguard the marriage against a hurried decision if there was a possibility of differences being reconciled. However, if there are no chances of reunion and there are chances of fresh rehabilitation, the court should enable the parties to have a better option.

Union Government reconstitutes six Committees of Cabinet

Sep 12, 2017
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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and railway minister Piyush Goyal have been included in the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA), reaffirming their elevation in the Union Cabinet. They, along with petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan, have also been included as permanent members of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).

FSSAI launches online platform FoSCoRIS for food inspection

Sep 12, 2017
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FoSCoRIS is an online platform of FSSAI that will help eliminate discrepancy and will make food safety officers accountable for their inspection. FSSAI is a nodal agency responsible for protecting and promoting public health in India through regulation and supervision of food safety. It was established under the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006. It operates under the aegis of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Commerce Ministry organised state startup conference to help budding entrepreneurs

Sep 12, 2017
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The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India organised the second State Startup Conference in New Delhi to deliberate on issues including incubation facilities and making regulations easier for budding entrepreneurs.

AIMPLB to form committee to examine Supreme Court’s verdict on Triple Talaq

Sep 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) will be forming a committee comprising experts to review the recent Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq and also to look into the method and process for undertaking large scale community reform program within the Islamic Sharia.

Centre to states: Focus on early implementation of PPP based smart city projects

Sep 7, 2017
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The Union government has asked the states to focus on the early implementation of public-private partnership (PPP) based smart city projects.

Union Government launches DIKSHA Portal for teachers

Sep 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

DIKSHA is built considering the whole life cycle of teacher beginning from the time when they enrol in Teacher Education Institutes (TEIs) to the time they retire as teachers.

Home Ministry extends financial powers of chiefs of CRPF, BSF

Sep 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Ministry of Home Affairs has enhanced the financial powers of the Chiefs of central armed police forces, empowering them to spend up to Rs 15 Cr and Rs 1Cr for executing major and minor projects.

Union Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region to organise North East Calling

Sep 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The event will be organised under its Destination North East series of the year 2017.

First batch of 1000 E-rickshaws 'SmartE' launched in Gurugram

Sep 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The E rickshaw fleet is operated by Treasure Vase Ventures Private Limited in partnership of Delhi Metro under the 'SmartE' brand name.

NITI Aayog launches the National Nutrition Strategy

Sep 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

NITI Aayog has launched the National Nutrition Strategy aimed at Kuposhan Mukt Bharat that intends at bringing nutrition to the center-stage of the National Development Agenda.

Nitin Gadkari announces formation of task force for Namami Gange’s speedy implementation

Sep 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Nitin Gadkari, who assumed additional charge of water resources, has announced the formation of an inter-ministerial task force to speed up the implementation of the Centre’s Namami Gange mission.

CIPAM-DIPP launches social media campaign to promote Geographical Indications

Sep 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The campaign will be promoted with #LetsTalkIP which is an ongoing movement initiated by CIPAM to make more people aware about the importance of Intellectual Property Rights.

Union Health Ministry launches two new contraceptives Antara and Chhaya

Sep 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

These contraceptives have been launched in 10 states including Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Haryana, West Bengal, Odisha and Goa.

Environment Ministry launches environment awareness initiative, Prakriti Khoj, on Teachers’ Day

Sep 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

This quiz will provide a unique platform for students to measure their awareness level regarding environmental issues.

President Ram Nath Kovind laid foundation stone for Link-4 of SAUNI Scheme

Sep 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

President Ramnath Kovind laid the foundation stone for link – 4 of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation (SAUNI) Scheme in Rajkot district on 4 September 2017.

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