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Health Ministry prohibits manufacture, sale and distribution of Fixed Dose Combinations

Sep 13, 2018
The Union Health Ministry has prohibited the manufacture, sale and distribution of 328 Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) for human use with immediate effect. The Ministry has also restricted the manufacture, sale and distribution of six FDCs subject to certain conditions.

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CCEA approves 100 percent electrification of Broad Gauge Routes of Indian Railways

Sep 12, 2018
The proposed electrification, which is mainly for missing links and last mile connectivity, will increase the operational efficiency, enhance the line capacity, and improve the average speed of trains.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 12 September 2018

Sep 12, 2018
The Union Cabinet approved MoU on Collaborative Research on Distributed Ledger and Block chain Technology in the context of development of digital economy by Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank)

Union Cabinet approves new umbrella scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan’ (PM-AASHA)

Sep 12, 2018
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a new umbrella scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan’ (PM-AASHA). The scheme aims to ensure that farmers get remunerative prices for their produce as announced in the Union Budget for 2018.

Piyush Goyal launches 'Rail Sahyog' web portal

Sep 12, 2018
Indian Railways envisaged to construct toilets in circulating areas of all stations. These toilets will contain low cost sanitary pad vending machine and incinerator in female toilets; and condom vending machine in male toilets. The approximate Cost of one station will be Rs. 22-30 lakh.

EC removes NOTA option from Rajya Sabha, Legislative Council polls

Sep 12, 2018
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on September 11, 2018 withdrew the provision of NOTA (None of the above) option from ballot papers of the Rajya Sabha and the state’s Legislative Council polls as per the Supreme Court directive.

PM Narendra Modi announces remuneration hike for ASHA, Anganwadi workers

Sep 12, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an increase in remuneration for those involved with the government’s Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) scheme and Anganwadi scheme. The hike will be effective from next month.

HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017 comes into force: In Detail

Sep 12, 2018
The Bill requires that no HIV test, medical treatment, or research will be conducted on a person without his informed consent. Every HIV infected or affected person below the age of 18 years has the right to reside in a shared household and enjoy the facilities of the household.

NITI Aayog, Intel and TIFR tie-up to set up Model International Center for Transformative AI

Sep 11, 2018
Based in Bengaluru, the Model ICTAI aims to conduct advanced research to incubate AI-led solutions in three important areas – healthcare, agriculture and smart mobility – by bringing together the expertise of Intel and TIFR.

Aadhaar not mandatory for booking International Parcel: Department of Posts

Sep 11, 2018
The Department of Posts has clarified that Aadhaar is not a mandatory document to be produced at the time of booking of an international parcel. It stated that it is mandatory to produce a copy of an identity proof acceptable for important transactions but that need not mandatorily be Aadhaar.

Babri Masjid demolition case: Supreme Court seeks report from trial judge of Lucknow court

Sep 10, 2018
The Supreme Court on April 19, 2017 restored criminal conspiracy trial against senior BJP leaders LK Advani, M M Joshi, Uma Bharti and other senior BJP leaders in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case. The court ordered that separate trial courts at Rae Bareli and Lucknow should be clubbed and trials should be completed in two years by April 19, 2019.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana to cover child cancer treatment

Sep 10, 2018
The Union Government has announced that the treatment of childhood cancer will be covered under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. Around 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres will also be opened across India by 2022 under the scheme.

PM Narendra Modi to unveil Sardar Patel statue on October 31: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

Sep 9, 2018
The Statue of Unity is a dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This project was announced on October 31, 2013 by Narendra Modi, when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. For development of the project, Modi launched a country wide campaign to collect iron to build the Statue of Unity.

PM Jan Dhan Yojana to be made open-ended scheme with more incentives

Sep 7, 2018
The Union Government has decided to make the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) an open-ended scheme and added more incentives to encourage people to open bank accounts. The flagship financial inclusion scheme was launched in August 2014 for a period of four years.

Section 377 verdict: Supreme Court legalises homosexuality, partially strikes down Section 377

Sep 6, 2018
The Section 377 holds that whoever, voluntarily, has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, commits an unnatural offence. A person found guilty, under Section 377, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to pay a fine.

What is Section 377 of IPC?

Sep 6, 2018
The article explores the controversy surrounding the Section 377 of IPC and traces the legal battle on its Constitutional validity. The section was decriminalised by a five judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court on September 6, 2018 in a historic judgement.

Cabinet approves establishment of permanent campuses of seven new IIMs

Sep 6, 2018
These IIMs will be established at Amritsar, Bodh Gaya, Nagpur, Sambalpur, Sirmaur, Vishakhapatnam and Jammu with a total expenditure of Rs 3775.42 crore (Rs 2999.96 crore as Non-Recurring and Rs 775.46 Crore as Recurring Expenditure).

Schools cannot deny admission for lack of Aadhaar: UIDAI

Sep 5, 2018
The announcement came after the UIDAI came to know about various instances where some schools are refusing admission in absence of Aadhaar Card. The move is expected to come as a major relief to parents and students who have been facing difficulties due to schools insisting on Aadhaar number during admission.

Suresh Prabhu launches Coffee Connect app, Coffee KrishiTharanga services for coffee stakeholders

Sep 4, 2018
All these abovementioned initiatives are in line with PM Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative. The Coffee Board undertook key digital initiatives for the overall technological advancement of the coffee sector and value chain. These initiatives are aimed at benefiting all stakeholders in the coffee value chain.

CJI Dipak Misra recommends Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor

Sep 4, 2018
Justice Ranjan Gogoi gained limelight recently after he addressed a press conference on January 12, 2018 along with his three colleagues -– Justices J Chelameswar (since retired), Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph.

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