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Top Cabinet Approvals: 19 September 2018

2 hrs ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved enhancement of honorarium to Anganwadi Workers/Anganwadi Helpers (AWWs/AWHs) and performance linked incentive to AWHs under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme with a total cost of Rs 10649.41 crore for the period from October 2018 to March 2020.

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Government modifies operational guidelines for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

4 hrs ago
The State Governments will now have to pay 12 percent interest for the delay in release of State share of subsidy beyond three months of prescribed cut-off date submission by insurance companies.

Union Cabinet approves Triple Talaq Ordinance, making triple talaq an offence

5 hrs ago
Now, the ordinance will be placed before the Parliament and the bill would still need to be passed by the Rajya Sabha as the Supreme Court had held that "re-promulgation of ordinances is a fraud on the constitution" and hence not allowed. It cannot become a "parallel source of legislation”.

Home Ministry launches ‘e-Sahaj’ portal for grant of security clearance to private firms

6 hrs ago
The introduction of ‘e-Sahaj’ portal is expected to make the process of security clearance much faster, transparent and easy to monitor. The various functionaries would be able to access the application and documents online and take timely decisions.

President launches logo, web portal for commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

9 hrs ago
The 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is observed in the form of two year long celebrations from October 2, 2018 to October 2, 2020 across the country and all over the globe.

Government organises All India Pension Adalat for pensioners’ welfare

22 hrs ago
The All India Pension Adalat is one of the largest exercises for pensioners’ welfare ever undertaken by the Government as part of good governance dedicated to central government pensioners. On the occasion, all the central government ministries would be conducting their respective pension adalats.

Supreme Court lifts ban on Saridon, 3 other FDCs

1 day ago
The Supreme Court of India has allowed the sale of popular painkiller Saridon and three other banned fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) in medical stores across the country. The Fixed Dose Combination drugs are two or more drugs combined in a fixed ratio into a single dosage form.

India’s first ‘smart fence’ pilot project inaugurated

1 day ago
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has inaugurated the country's first ‘smart fence’ pilot project along the India-Pakistan International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. The smart fence pilot project is expected to be a massive boon for monitoring security situations in border areas.

Union Power Ministry launches Chiller Star Labelling Program to improve energy efficiency

2 days ago
Through the chiller star labelling Program, it is estimated that more than 500 million units of electricity would be saved in 2019 along with Green House Gases (GHG) reduction of 0.5 million-ton equivalent of CO2.

National AIDS Control Organisation releases HIV Estimations 2017 Report

2 days ago
The HIV Estimations 2017 report is 14th in the series of HIV Estimations launched earlier under the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP). The first round of HIV estimation was done in 1998, while the latest round was done in 2015.

Government to convert 1.5 lakh primary health centers into wellness centers

3 days ago
Union Health Minister JP Nadda has said that 1.5 lakh Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and sub-centres will be converted into wellness centers by 2022. The wellness centres will facilitate screening of every individual aged 30 or above for blood pressure, diabetes, tuberculosis, breast cancer and leprosy among others.

Supreme Court modifies its order on dowry harassment; scraps Family Welfare Committees

Sep 14, 2018
A three judges’ bench led by the Chief Justice Dipak Misra withdrew the earlier direction issued in Rajesh Sharma case which stated that complaints under Section 498A of the IPC should be scrutinised by Family Welfare Committees before any legal action by police.

Ministry of Steel presents secondary steel sector awards to 26 mini steel companies

Sep 13, 2018
In a first, the Ministry of Steel gave away secondary steel sector awards to 26 mini steel companies at a function in New Delhi. The awards have been instituted in order to encourage the secondary steel sector, as it plays a key role as a growth engine for the national economy.

Union Government launches National Scholarship Portal Mobile App

Sep 13, 2018
All the scholarships are being given directly into bank accounts of the needy students under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode through the National Scholarship Portal. The app ensures that there is no scope for duplication and leakage.

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.

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.

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