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  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 February 2019

    Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu on February 19, 2019 cleared proposals to encourage investments in Start-Ups, aiming at simplifying the process of exemptions for Start-ups from the ‘Angel Tax’ under Section 56 (2) (viib) of Income Tax Act, 1961.

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  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 20 February 2019

    20 February 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like startups exempted from AngeL Tax, Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin and ban on UAE-based coach Irfan Ansari among others.

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  • Current Affairs in Short: 20 February 2019

    The Supreme Court constitution bench will hear the Ayodhya-Babri land dispute case on February 26, 2019. The Constitution Bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices S.A. Bobde,, D.Y. Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S.A. Nazeer be hearing the plea.

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  • Relief for Angel Investors, Government clears proposal to encourage investments in Start-Ups; hikes tax exemption cap

    The Section 56(2)(viib) of the Income Tax Act provides that the amount raised by a start-up in excess of its fair market value would be deemed as income from other sources like angel investors and would be taxed at 30 percent. This section was introduced in 2012 and the tax was named as the ‘Angel Tax’.

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  • CCEA approves ‘Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan’ Scheme for farmers’ welfare

    The Scheme will have substantial environmental impact in terms of savings of CO2 emissions. All three components of the Scheme will save about 27 million tonnes of CO2 emission per annum.

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  • Cabinet approves National Policy on Electronics 2019; aims to make India global hub in ESDM Sector

    The scheme targets to promote domestic manufacturing and export in the entire value-chain of ESDM for economic development to achieve a turnover of USD 400 billion by 2025.

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  • Union Cabinet Approvals: 20 February 2019

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the revision of norms under ‘Mid Day Meal Scheme’ with an outlay of Rs 12,054 Crore for 2019-20 in addition to the subsidy of about Rs 8000 crore borne by Department of Food & Public Distribution.

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  • Setback for chit funds, Cabinet approves Promulgation of Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, 2019

    The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 provides a comprehensive legislation to deal with the menace of illicit deposit schemes, such as Saradha chit fund scheme, in the country.

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  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 February 2019

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi jointly has launched three significant initiatives to promote the safety of women in their living spaces, working spaces and the public spaces.

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  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 19 February 2019

    The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as India, Morocco MoUs, National Cyber Forensic Lab and emergency response number among others.

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  • Current Affairs in Short: 19 February 2019

    Myanmar has set up a committee to discuss reforming the country's military-drafted constitution. This pits Aung San Suu Kyi's civilian government openly against the powerful armed forces for the first time over the incendiary issue.

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  • Union Government launches three women safety initiatives

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched various initiatives to promote the safety of women in their living spaces, working spaces and the public spaces. The Emergency Response Support System will be launched in 16 states and union territories and Mumbai city.

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  • India, Argentina sign MoU, release Joint Statement

    India and Argentina have released a Joint Statement after extensive talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President of the Argentine Republic, Mauricio Macri, who is on a state visit to India from February 17-19, 2019.

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  • India, Morocco sign four MoUs to enhance cooperation

    India and Morocco have signed four MoUs following the delegation-level talks between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita in Rabat. The agreements include setting up of joint working group on counter terrorism and cooperation in housing and human settlement.

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  • President confers Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony

    Indian President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony to Rajkumar Singhajit Singh, Bangladesh cultural organisation Chhayanaut and Ram Sutar Vanji for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively at a function held in New Delhi on February 18, 2019.

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