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Former President Pranab Mukherjee launches NETA App to rate MPs, MLAs

Aug 25, 2018
'Neta - Leaders' Report Card' App, the brainchild of 27-year-old entrepreneur Pratham Mittal, is a platform where voters can review and rate their elected representatives and hold them accountable as well.

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JNU to rename its Management School after Late PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Aug 24, 2018
The decision came following the move undertaken by Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh to rename the upcoming capital Naya Raipur as Atal Nagar. Moreover, Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government also decided to name the proposed Bundelkhand Expressway as ‘Atal Path’.

UIDAI makes facial recognition mandatory for Aadhaar authentication

Aug 24, 2018
The Unique Identification Authority of India plans to implement the face recognition feature as an additional mode of Aadhaar authentication. The main aim is to provide an added security layer and also make the Aadhaar process more inclusive.

Ban sale of junk food on campuses: UGC directs universities

Aug 24, 2018
The UGC, in the advisory, stated that banning junk food in colleges would set new standards for healthy food habits, and subsequently, it will instill a sense of healthy eating and awareness.

Husband's relatives not to be roped in marital dispute cases, unless crime is made out: SC

Aug 23, 2018
The Supreme Court has ruled that relatives of a husband should not be roped in cases of matrimonial disputes and dowry deaths unless specific instances of their involvement in the crime is made out.

NITI Aayog launches 5 Thematic Reports on Sustainable Development in Indian Himalayan Region

Aug 23, 2018
Earlier in June 2017, the NITI Aayog had set up 5 Working Groups to prepare a roadmap for actions in 5 thematic areas that are quite significant for the Himalayas.

CJI launches e-Filing, e-Pay, and NSTEP applications to facilitate litigants and lawyers

Aug 23, 2018
The eCourts project Phase II is being implemented by the Department of Justice during 2015-19 under the guidance of eCommittee of the Supreme Court of India for Information and communication technology (ICT) enablement of all district and subordinate courts in the country.

Government permits Oxytocin sale through private chemists

Aug 23, 2018
Oxytocin, a hormone naturally produced in the human body, is manufactured as a drug that is usually administered to a woman during pregnancy in the third stage of labour to prevent excessive bleeding.

India declines UAE’s Rs 700 crore offer for Kerala floods

Aug 23, 2018
The Union Government has decided to decline financial aid offer worth Rs 700 crore from UAE. Despite the generous monetary contributions and material supplies pouring in from different corners of the country, Kerala requires much more to help bring life back to normalcy.

Ministry of Health notifies new Health Warnings on Tobacco Products Packs

Aug 22, 2018
The words ‘Quit Today Call 1800-11-2356’ will be inscribed in white on a black background along with the pictorial warning from September 2018. The quit line number 1800-11-2356 is an online on-call assistance facility launched for those people seeking support to quit the use of tobacco products.

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints 7 new Governors; Satya Pal Malik replaces NN Vohra in J&K

Aug 22, 2018
Governor Satya Pal Malik was transferred from Bihar to Jammu and Kashmir to replace NN Vohra, while senior BJP leader Lalji Tandon was appointed the Governor of Bihar, replacing Malik. Kaptan Singh Solanki, the Governor of Haryana, has been transferred to Tripura, while Satyadev Narayan Arya is the new Haryana governor.

NOTA option not applicable for Rajya Sabha Elections: Supreme Court

Aug 21, 2018
The Supreme Court has ruled that the ‘None of The Above’ (NOTA) option will not be applicable for voting in the Rajya Sabha elections. The bench held that the NOTA option is meant only for universal adult suffrage and direct elections.

IITs to mentor engineering colleges to improve quality of engineering education

Aug 21, 2018
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) will mentor at least five engineering colleges located in its vicinity, in order to improve the quality and standard of engineering education in the country.

Madras HC orders CBSE to publicise 'no homework, no bag' rule for Class I & II

Aug 21, 2018
The Madras High Court has ordered the Central Board of Secondary Education to publicise in media that stringent action would be taken against institutes not following the board's 'no homework' rule for class 1 and 2 students.

FSSAI constitutes B Sesikeran Committee to review food labelling standards

Aug 20, 2018
The draft pitches for a colour code, proposes that the high fats such as sugar and salt, trans-fat and sodium content should be coloured as ‘red’, if the value of energy from total sugar or fat is more than 10 percent of the total energy in the 100 grams or 100 ml of the product.

Health Insurance companies to cover mental illness under medical insurance policies: IRDAI

Aug 20, 2018
The authority referred to Section 21(4) of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2O17 which states that every insurer shall make provision for medical insurance for treatment of mental illness on the same basis as is available for treatment of physical illness.

SC directs Tamil Nadu to consider reducing water level at Mullaperiyar dam by 3 ft

Aug 17, 2018
The Supreme Court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to consider lowering the water level at Mullaperiyar dam to 139 feet from the current 142 feet. The directive comes considering the ‘grave’ flood situation in all the 14 districts of Kerala.

Ministry of Agriculture proposes to UNFAO to declare 2019 as ‘International Year of Millets’

Aug 17, 2018
The adoption of this proposal by the FAO with the support of its Member Nations will enable it to be moved to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for declaration of an upcoming year as International Year of Millets.

Railway Ministry launches ‘Digital Screens’ at 22 stations

Aug 16, 2018
The Union Ministry of Railways has launched ‘Digital Screens’ to spread awareness about Indian Railways Heritage. The project aims at showcasing the legacy of Indian Railways through one to two minute-long movie clips on digital LED screens at the entrance gate of railway stations and also at different comfort areas.

Supreme Court approves colour coding of vehicles as per fuel type

Aug 16, 2018
Considering the affidavit filed by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur, S Abdul Nazeer and Justice Deepak Gupta asked the government to implement the use of coloured stickers on vehicles plying in Delhi-National Capital Region by September 30, 2018.

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