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Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana Launched

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched PM Matsya Sampada Yojana, e-Gopala App & several initiatives linked to studies and research in fisheries production, dairy, animal husbandry and agriculture in Bihar through video conferencing.

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Five Star Villages Scheme

India Post launches Five Star Villages Scheme to ensure 100% rural coverage of postal schemes.

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Finance Minister announced the 4th edition of Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) ranking of states.

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Customs (Administration Of Rules Of Origin Under Trade Agreements) Rules, 2020 (CAROTAR, 2020)

The Customs (Administration of Rules of Origin under Trade Agreements) Rules, 2020 (CAROTAR, 2020) came into force on September 21.

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Farmers Bills And The Controversies

Farmers in many states are protesting against three recent bills passed by the Parliament. President gave assent.

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RBI Extends Enhanced Borrowing Limit For Banks

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the enhanced borrowing facility provided to banks by six months to meet liquidity shortage till March 31, 2021.

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Banking Regulation Amendment Bill, 2020 Passed

Lok Sabha passed Banking Regulation Amendment Bill, 2020 to bring the cooperative banks under the supervision of the Reserve Bank of India.

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Index-linked Life Insurance Policies

IRDAI has decided to constitute a working group to examine various aspects of Index Linked products in Life Insurance Segment.

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Systemically Important Insurers (D-SIIs) For 2020-21

The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), General Insurance Corporation of India and The New India Assurance Co have been identified as Domestic Systemically Important Insurers (D-SIIs) for 2020-21 by insurance regulator IRDAI.

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State Development Loans (SDLs)

Eleven States raised a total of ₹14,298 crore at the auction of State government securities or State development loans (SDLs).

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Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) For Electricity

Union Minister R K Singh launched the Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) for electricity, a move that will lead to an increase in the participants in the renewable energy sector.

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Global Multidimensional Poverty Index

NITI Aayog is in the last stage for preparation of Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) parameter dashboard and a State Reform Action Plan (SRAP).

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RBI Issues Draft On Rupee IR Derivatives

The Reserve Bank proposed allowing foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) to undertake exchange-traded rupee interest rate derivatives transactions subject to an overall ceiling of ₹5,000 crore.

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EASE 2

Recently, the EASE (Enhanced Access and Service Excellence) 2.0 Banking Reforms Index on performance of Public Sector Banks (PSB) from March 2018-2020 was released and best performing banks on EASE were felicitated.

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UN’s Guidelines On Access To Social Justice For People With Disabilities

The United Nations has released its first-ever guidelines on access to social justice for people with disabilities to make it easier for them to access justice systems around the world.

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India's target to gasify 100 million tonnes of coal by 2030 will entail an investment of over Rs 4 lakh crore.

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It is suggested to use smart meters to decrease Aggregate Technical & Commercial losses

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In exercise of the powers conferred by section 16 of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 (40 of 2019), the Central Government has constituted a National Council for Transgender Persons.

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NATIONAL DIGITAL HEALTH MISSION

PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES NATIONAL DIGITAL HEALTH MISSION TO ENSURE HEALTH SERVICES FOR ALL

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UN’s High-Level Political Forum

NITI Aayog presented India’s second Voluntary National Review (VNR) at the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, 2020.

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Transparent Taxation - Honouring The Honest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches platform for “Transparent Taxation - Honouring the Honest”.

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System-based Asset Classification

The Reserve Bank has asked large urban cooperative banks (UCBs) to undertake the system-based asset classification from June 30, 2021

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Hindu Succession Act Amendment

The Supreme Court held that daughters, like sons, have an equal birthright to inherit joint Hindu family property.

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States Quitting PMFBY

States are quitting the scheme as they find it difficult to foot the rising premium bill.

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Priority Sector Lending (PSL) Status To Startup Sector.

The Reserve Bank of India has assigned priority sector lending (PSL) status to India’s startup sector.

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India-UN Development Partnership Fund

India contributes over $15 million to India-UN Development Partnership Fund

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FDI In Coal Mining

FDI in coal mining from firm of a country that shares land border with India will need govt nod.

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Khadi Agarbatti Atma Nirbhar Mission

Khadi Agarbatti Atma Nirbhar Mission approved by Govt. to generate employment and make India self-reliant in agarbatti production.

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HLEG On Agricultural Exports

The High Level Group (HLEG) on Agricultural Exports set up by the Fifteenth Finance Commission to recommend measurable performance incentives for States to encourage agricultural exports

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India Report- Digital Education

The report elaborates on the innovative methods adopted by Ministry of HRD, Education Departments of States and Union Territories for ensuring accessible and inclusive education to children at home and reducing learning gaps.

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India Likely To Miss Target Of Eradicating AIDS By 2030

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has warned that India may miss the national target to end AIDS by 2030.

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Financial Management Index For Rural Development Pogrammes

Rural development ministry will soon rank states on efficient management of financial resources allocated for implementing half a dozen rural development schemes.

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Remittances Likely To Decline 25%

Remittances to India are estimated to decline sharply by about 25 per cent in FY2021 amid the economic crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown, according to a global banking group.

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India-Sri-Lanka Currency Swap

The Reserve Bank of India has agreed to a $400 million currency swap facility for Sri Lanka till November 2022

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Waterway Usage Charges

Ministry of Shipping has decided to waive waterway usage charges with immediate effect

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21st Financial Stability Report RBI

Reserve Bank released the 21st Issue of the Financial Stability Report (FSR)

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G20 Digital Economy Ministers Meeting

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology represented India during this virtual meeting

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GST Revenue Collection

The revenues for the month are 86% of the GST revenues in the same month last year.

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MANODARPAN Initiative

Union HRD Minister launches MANODARPAN initiative of Ministry of HRD to provide psychosocial support to students for their Mental Health and Well-being

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Agriculture Infra Fund Scheme

The Centre has issued guidelines for financing under the recently announced ₹1-lakh crore Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) scheme, that seeks to facilitate creation and strengthening of post-harvest management and marketing infrastructure across the country.

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Civil Aviation Ministry set up Investment Clearance Cell for assistance, clearance of proposals

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Automotive Solutions Portal For Industry Research & Education -ASPIRE

Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), Govt. of India, has taken initiative to promote innovation and to develop the related eco-system

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2020 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

The 2020 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) data and publication "Charting pathways out of multidimensional poverty: Achieving the SDGs

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PRAGYATA Guidelines On Digital Education

Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' released PRAGYATA Guidelines on Digital Education through online medium

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Rural Local Bodies Basic (Untied) Grants

The finance ministry released Rs 15,187 crore to 28 states as grants to rural local bodies to help them restart economic activity.

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India’s First Trans-shipment Hub

Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) Shri Mansukh Mandaviya has reviewed the development activities of Vallarpadam Terminal of Cochin Port

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State Of Food Security And Nutrition In The World 2020 (SOFI)

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI 2020) report presents the most recent and authoritative estimates of the extent of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition around the world.

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Google India Investment

Tech-giant Google announced plans to invest $10 billion in India over the next 5-7 years by way of equity investments, partnerships and other arrangements to “accelerate digitisation” in the country.

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India’s Second Voluntary National Review (VNR) By Niti Aayog

NITI Aayog presented India’s second Voluntary National Review (VNR) at the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, 2020

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WTO World Tariff Profile 2020.

World Tariff Profiles, a joint publication of the WTO, International Trade Centre (ITC) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), provides comprehensive information on the tariffs and non-tariff measures imposed by over 170 countries and customs territories

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ASEEM Portal

Government launches ASEEM portal to help skilled people find sustainable livelihood opportunities

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White Paper On ‘Focused Interventions For ‘Make In India' By TIFAC

Union Minister for Science & Technology, Health and Family Welfare and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan released a white paper on “Focused Interventions for ‘Make in India’: Post COVID 19”

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Sex Ratio At Birth

Latest data shows improvement in sex ratio at birth after four consecutive years of decline

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Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP)

Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP) have generated an estimated 1,33,302 lakh employment opportunities across States in two years

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Income Tax Department has notified norms for tax exemption on interest, dividend and capital gain incomes of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs)

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Bad Bank

Indian Banks Association, had recently submitted a proposal for setting up a bad bank to the finance ministry and the RBI.

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Guidelines For Assessing Nano-based Agri-input, Food Products

The Centre released guidelines for evaluation of nano-based agri-input and food products in the country

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High Impact Community Development Projects (HICDP)

The five memorandums of understanding (MoUs) were signed under the high impact community development projects (HICDP) programme being implemented by India to further strengthen the bilateral development partnersh

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NHAI InvIT

The NHAI is in the process of setting up an Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) to facilitate investment in the highways sector

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National Logistics Efficiency And Advancement Predictability And Safety Act (NLEAPS)

The Commerce Ministry is considering replacing the Multi-Modal Transportation of Goods Act (MMTG) with a full-fledged national logistics law with a view to promote growth of the sector

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Current Account Surplus

India recorded a current account surplus of $0.6 billion, or 0.1% of GDP, for the January-March quarter, against a deficit of $4.6 billion, or 0.7% of GDP in the year-ago period

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World Bank MSME Emergency Response Program

Orld Bank targeted towards health and migrant labour post-Covid in India; the bank has approved a $750 mn MSME Emergency Response program to support increased flow of finance into the hands of micro, small and medium enterprises.

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Railway Private Investment

It invited proposals to shortlist bidders and allow private companies run 151 modern passenger trains over 109 Origin Destination(OD) pairs of routes.

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Niti Aayog Report : Towards A Clean Energy Economy

New report highlights emerging challenges and opportunities for India’s transition to clean mobility and power systems in the context of Covid-19

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STARS Programme - World Bank

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a $500 million Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States Program (STARS) to improve the quality and governance of school education in six Indian states

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Nasha Mukt Bharat: Annual Action Plan (2020-21)

Nasha Mukt Bharat: Annual Action Plan (2020-21) for 272 Most Affected Districts E-Launched on International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking

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Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020

The Ordinance amends the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 as applicable to Cooperative Banks.

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Annual TB Report 2020

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare released the annual TB Report 2020

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Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a massive employment -cum- rural public works Campaign named Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan to empower and provide livelihood opportunities

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RBI New Rules For HFCs

RBI proposes new rules for housing finance companies

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China’s Debt Trap Diplomacy

China has been using the financial tool of debt to gain influence across the world

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P K Mohanty Panel Of RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted an internal working group to review the existing guidelines on ownership and corporate structure of private sector banks.

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India's Forex Reserves Surge

India's forex reserves surge to all-time high of $493.48 billion

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Turant Customs

CBIC launches its flagship programme 'Turant Customs' at Bengaluru & Chennai

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TULIP Internship Programme

Urban Learning Internship Program for providing opportunities to fresh Graduates in all ULBs & Smart Cities launched

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5 G Club

Britain pushing the U.S. to form a club of 10 nations that could develop its own 5G technology and reduce dependence on Huawei.

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Scheme For Formalisation Of Micro Food Enterprises

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme

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From TOP To TOTAL

Government extends Operation Greens from Tomatoes, Onion and Potatoes (TOP) to ALL fruits and vegetables

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Rice Export Promotion Forum

Centre has set up a new body Rice Export Promotion Forum REPF under the aegis of the Agricultural and Processed Foods Export Promotion Development Authority

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Atmanirbhar Bharat

PM announces special economic package comprehensive package of Rs 20 lakh crore

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National Land Management Corporation

National Infrastructure Pipeline report of the task force has recommended to set up National Land Management Corporation

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Swamitva Yojana

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with Sarpanchs of Gram Panchayats. During this event he launched a unified e-GramSwaraj Portal and mobile application and Swamitva Scheme.

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Helicopter Money

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has suggested RBI to adopt the concept of Helicopter Money to help state governments tide over the current crisis and kickstart economic activity in India

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Task Force On National Infrastructure Pipeline Final Report

The Task Force on National Infrastructure Pipeline submitted its Final Report on NIP for FY 2019 2025

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Decreased MGNREGS Works

Only 30 lakh people were provided work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in April

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Special Liquidity Facility For Mutual Funds (SLF-MF)

The RBI announced special liquidity facility for mutual funds worth Rs 50000 crore on Monday to ease liquidity in the segment

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Currency In Circulation

There are reports of cash shortages and some ATMs running dry of cash or becoming non-functional in some parts of the country

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Commodity Markets Outlook

Report is published by the World Bank in April and October

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Opportunistic Takeovers/acquisitions

Government amends the extant FDI policy for curbing opportunistic takeovers/acquisitions of Indian companies due to the current COVID-19 pandemic

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NHAI Record Construction Of National Highways

NHAI has accomplished construction of 3,979 km of national highways in the financial Year 2019-20

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WTO Peace Clause

India has used the peace clause of the WTO to provide excess support measures to rice farmers for marketing year 2018 2019

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Counter Cyclical Capital Buffer For Banks

Reserve Bank has deferred implementation of countercyclical capital buffers

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Companies Fresh Start Scheme 2020

To provide relief to law abiding companies and Limited Liability Partnerships in the wake of COVID 19

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Fully Accessible Route

The Reserve Bank of India has introduced a separate channel namely Fully Accessible Route FAR

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Scheme For FPO's

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs rime Minister has given its approval

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Vadhavan Port

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, has given its in principle

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National Technical Textiles Mission

Cabinet approval to set up a National Technical Textiles Mission

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Swavalamban Express

SIDBI is to start Swavalamban Express on 5 June 2020

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Production Linked Incentive Scheme For Large Scale Electronics Manufacturing

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Production Incentive Scheme

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COVID -19 And Economy

Pandemic could make another 25 million jobless

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Inverted Duty Structure

Recently GST on mobile phones hiked to 18 percent to correct the inverted structure of duty

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Masks, Sanitisers Now Essential Commodities

Masks and hand sanitisers have been declared as essential commodities due to their shortage

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Kishori Shakti Yojana (KSY)

Kishori Shakti Yojana seeks to empower adolescent girls

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Gender Social Norms Index

Gender Social Norms Index Released by United Nations Development Programme UNDP

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Long ­term Repo Operation (LTROs)

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday said it has received ₹48,856 crore worth of bids in the fourth long­term reverse repo operation (LTROs)

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Oil Price Cut And Its Impact

Saudi Arabia cut oil prices and declared its intention to increase output well beyond what the oil market can absorb currently

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Sixth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2019-20

The Reserve Bank of India on February 6, 2020 released the Sixth Bi- monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2019-20.

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Vivad Se Vishwas

The Vivad se Vishwas’Scheme was announced during the Union Budget 2020

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Parliamentary Panel On Education

According to a report submitted by the parliamentary panel on educationOver 40% govt. schools don’t have power, playgrounds

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YES Bank Crisis

The government had put a moratorium on Yes Bank

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Foodgrain Production In A Record High

Total foodgrain production is projected to scale an all-time high of almost 292 million tonnes in 2019-20,

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India Out Of US’ Developing Nations List For Trade Benefits

US on Monday removed India from its list of developing countries that are exempt from investigations into whether they harm American industry with unfairly subsidised exports.

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Cleaning Of Drains And Septic Tanks Claims 110 Lives In 2019

Cleaning of drains and septic tanks claims 110 lives in 2019 According to data by Ministry of Social Justice

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Samurai Loan

NTPC raises Asia's largest Japanese yen loan worth $750 mn

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Dividend Distribution Tax

Union Budget proposed to remove the Dividend Distribution Tax .

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Union Budget 2020

Finance minister presented the budget in parliament

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India not to allow imports without HSN code. This will enable India's exports to be accepted globally due to the quality of goods and services

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NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR FINANCIAL INCLUSION 2019-2024 by RBI

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SBI 'GUARANTEES' TO RETURN HOMEBUYERS' MONEY IF BUILDERS FAIL TO DELIVER ON TIME

SBI 'GUARANTEES' TO RETURN HOMEBUYERS' MONEY IF BUILDERS FAIL TO DELIVER ON TIME

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CCI RELEASES ‘MARKET STUDY ON E-COMMERCE IN INDIA: KEY FINDINGS AND OBSERVATIONS’

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) released a Report titled ‘Market Study on E-commerce in India: Key Findings and Observations’

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INDIA JUSTICE REPORT (IJR) 2019

An initiative of Tata Trusts in collaboration with Centre for Social Justice, Common Cause, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, DAKSH, TISS- Prayas and Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched a campaign in Gujarat named Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully

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The Joint Working Group of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) and National Health Authority (NHA) has recommended common hospital registry for Ayushman Bharat

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released 1st ever Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey

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INDIA: OPEN DEFECATION FREE

On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October 2019, India was declared Open Defecation Free

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Recently, Swachh Survekshan Grameen (SSG) awards 2019 were conferred by Ministry of Jal Shakti

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THE TRANSGENDER PERSONS (PROTECTION OF RIGHTS) ACT, 2019

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill was recently passed by the Parliament.

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Recently, Union HRD Minister launched the draft 'Industry Guidelines on Digital Learning'.

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Ending Learning Poverty

World bank recently released the report “Ending Learning Poverty

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WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INDICATORS REPORT

According to WIPO's World Intellectual Property Indicators Report, China alone accounted for almost half of all the world’s patent filings

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INDIA INNOVATION INDEX

NITI Aayog launches India Innovation Index 2019

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YOUTH CO:LAB

AIM NITI Aayog, UNDP India Jointly Launch Youth Co Lab to accelerate youth led social entrepreneurship and innovation in India

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NATIONAL E-ASSESSMENT CENTRE

The Central Government has recently launched the National e Assessment Centre for providing faceless e-assessment for income tax payers.

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First Ever India International Cooperatives Trade Fair (IICTF) - A unique initiative for taking farmers, artisans & other members of cooperatives directly to the global trade arena

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CORPORATE TAX CUT

In response to the present Economic slowdown, the Government has recently announced corporate tax reduction

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RCEP NEGOTIATIONS

India decides to opt out of RCEP, says key concerns not addressed

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The Centre has recently approved additional financial assistance of Rs 1800 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund

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UPI TRANSACTIONS

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) stated that the total number of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions in the country stood at record high of 95 crore in the month of September

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INTEREST RATES UNCHANGED FOR SMALL SAVING SCHEMES

The government has recently decided not to change interest rates on small saving schemes

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COAL MINING TO TURN COMMERCIAL

India will now offer coal mines to private companies ‘only for commercial mining and sale purpose’, thereby moving away from the earlier regime of offering mines for captive use

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EDIBLE OIL DEFICIENCY

Agriculture Ministry told to prepare ‘zero edible oil import’ plan

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STRATEGIC DISINVESTMENT

Government has given ‘in-principle’ approval for strategic disinvestment of 33 CPSEs

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DRAFT E-COMMERCE RULES 2019

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs recently introduced draft E-commerce guidelines for consumer protection

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RBI revises framework on currency swap arrangement for SAARC countries

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RBI’S NEW LIQUIDITY FRAMEWORK

The IL&FS crisis and the subsequent Dewan Housing Finance Company (DHFL) debacle have triggered much wider concerns over the liquidity problem at NBFCs (non-banking finance companies) over the past year

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Adjusted Gross Revenue

Leading telecom companies reported record losses for the quarter ended September 2019 after making provisions toward the Supreme Court’s ruling on the definition of adjusted gross revenue

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the government will bring legislations on raising insurance cover on bank deposits from the current Rs 1 lakh

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THE IMD WORLD TALENT RANKING 2019 RESULTS

The IMD World Talent Ranking scores countries across three factors of investment and development, readiness and appeal

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The 2019 edition of ‘Global Microscope: The enabling environment for Financial Inclusion’ report was released by Economist Intelligence Unit’s

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India’s unemployment rate in October rose to 8.5%, the highest level since August 2016

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'Education Quality Upgradation And Inclusion Programme (EQUIP)

Five-year vision plan 'Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP)' finalised and released by HRD Ministry

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POPULATION RESEARCH CENTRES (PRCS).

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“PROGRESS OF THE WORLD’S WOMEN 2019-20: FAMILIES IN A CHANGING WORLD”.

Recently the UN Women released its new Report titled, “Progress of the World’s Women 2019-20: Families in a Changing World”.

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FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY ANALYSIS, INDIA, 2019

A new report, ‘Food and Nutrition Security Analysis, India, 2019’, authored by the Government of India and the UNWFP has been released

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NITI Aayog Releases the Second Edition of Healthy States, Progressive India Report

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WHO released report Global status report on road safety 2018

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Cracking The Code: Girls And Women Education In Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics (STEM)

A report by UNESCO titled “Cracking the code: Girls and Women Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) released

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WHO has come out with global estimates relating to violence against women

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The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister set up a Beekeeping Development Committee under the Chairmanship of Professor Bibek Debroy

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A crop diversification scheme called of the Haryana government which promotes to diversify paddy area into maize, arhar dal (pigeon pea) and soybean

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched the Complaint Management System (CMS) in order to improve the customer experience in grievance redressal process of banking services

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Tenure of NAA has been extended to 2 years extended to November 30, 2021

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Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) accepted the Bimal Jalan panel recommendations, set up to review the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) economic capital framework

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Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has launched a Fiscal Performance Index (FPI) to assess state and central budgets

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Nandan Nilekani-led panel on digital payments has submitted its recommendations

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Recently at Circular Economy (CE) Symposium 2019, NITI Aayog CEO said that Circular Economy has the potential to generate 1.4 crore jobs in next 5-7 years

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Expert Committee On MSMEs’

The report of the ‘Expert Committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises’ under the chairmanship of U.K. Sinha was released by the Reserve Bank of India.

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There has been a view among experts, that India needs a Solar Manufacturing Strategy, if it wants to achieve its ambitious Solar Program

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FOOD GRAIN STOCKS HELD BY FCI

Government plans to increase allocations to below-poverty-line (BPL) families.

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SEBI NORMS FOR CREDIT RATING AGENCIES

SEBI came up with set of wider disclosure norms for the Credit Rating Agencies (CRA)

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BASE EROSION AND PROFIT SHIFTING

Union cabinet approved ratification of a multilateral convention to implement OECDs project on checking tax evasion

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LEVERAGE RATIO RELAXATION

RBI relaxed the leverage ratio (LR) for banks in a bid to help them expand their lending activities.

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2 YEARS OF GOODS & SERVICES TAX (GST)

GST has completed 2 years of operation. It was launched on 1st July, 2017

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According to report published by the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics, Iraq has become India’s top crude oil supplier for the second year in a row

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DOUBLING EXPORTS ; SURJIT BHALLA COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND POLICY

The advisory group has proposed a roadmap for doubling India's export of goods and services to over $1000bn by 2025

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RBI TO CREATE SPECIALISED SUPERVISORY AND REGULATORY CADRE

With a view to strengthening the supervision and regulation of commercial banks, urban cooperative banks and Non-Banking Financial Companies, the Board decided to create a specialised supervisory and regulatory cadre within the RBI

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PROFIT BOOKING AND VIX INDEX

A sudden increase in the stock market indices was seen due to the publication of Exit poll results. There was a drop in the indices due to profit booking.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT OF THE WTO

European Union, China, and Thailand have recently expressed interest to join consultations in a case filed by Japan at the WTO against India's import duties on certain information and communication technology products

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PEPSICO VS. FARMERS’ RIGHTS

PepsiCo filed a case against the potato farmers in Gujarat for allegedly growing its registered potato variety FC5

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CHILD WELLBEING INDEX

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Puducherry topped the charts in the child well-being index

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REPORT CARD ON “BREASTFEEDING & INFANT & CHILD FEEDING PRACTICES”

Health Ministry to celebrate breastfeeding week every month Report Card on Breastfeeding & Infant & Child feeding Practices” released

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10 YEAR RURAL SANITATION STRATEGY (2019-2029)

Recently The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti, GoI launched the 10 Year Rural Sanitation Strategy (2019-2029)

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TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT

Recently, UNCTAD released Trade and Development Report, 2019.

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SANKALP SCHEME

Skill India’s SANKALP Scheme to focus on district level skilling ecosystem through seamless convergence and coordination

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ATAL INNOVATION MISSION (AIM) LAUNCHES ATAL COMMUNITY INNOVATION CENTRE (ACIC) PROGRAM

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), flagship initiative of NITI Aayog, launched the Atal Community Innovation Centre (ACIC) program in NITI Aayog, New Delhi

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SABKA VISHWAS - LEGACY DISPUTE RESOLUTION SCHEME

Sabka Vishwas - Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme notified ; to be operationalized from 1st September 2019

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SUGAR EXPORT SUBSIDY

The government announced a Rs 6,268-crore subsidy for export of 6 million tonnes (mt) of sugar for 2019-20 marketing year

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KABIL

KABIL Set up to Ensure Supply of Critical Minerals

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GIG ECONOMY: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES IN INDIA

In the PLFS study it is revealed that India is facing the highest unemployment rate in the last 45 years.

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - INJETI SRINIVAS COMMITTEE

The government will not operationalise the new corporate social responsibility (CSR) provisions in the recently amended Companies Act that make violations punishable by jail

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1. SEBI'S NEW NORMS FOR FPI - HR KHAN COMMITTEE

SEBI has simplified KYC requirements for them and permitted them to carry out off-market transfer of securities

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NEGATIVE RATE CUT

There are discussions about an unconventional monetary policy owing to the current economic scenario

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RATE CUT BY FEDERAL RESERVE

The US central bank has cut interest rates again, hoping to shield the economy from the impact of trade wars and a global slowdown

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PRICE STABILIZATION FUND (PSF)

The Centre has asked states to set up separate price stabilisation funds, similar to the one established by the Centre

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DIFFERENTIAL VOTING RIGHTS

Govt relaxes norms for shares with differential voting rights; to boost startups

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DEBENTURE REDEMPTION RESERVE (DRR)

Government to do away with the requirement for all listed companies, non-banking financial companies (NBFC) and housing finance companies (HFCs)

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NATIONAL ANIMAL DISEASE CONTROL PROGRAMME (NADCP)

Prime Minister launched the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) in Mathura (UP)

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PRADHAN MANTRI KISAN MANDHAN YOJANA (PM-KMY)

Prime Minister dedicated ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana’ to the nation

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ON AGRICULTURAL CREDIT: RBI WORKING GROUP

The report of the internal working group to review the agricultural credit was released by RBI

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‘Study In India’

Study in India programme to encourage flow of inbound international students in India

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THE TRANSGENDER PERSONS (PROTECTION OF RIGHTS)

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 was passed in Lok Sabha

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PRADHAN MANTRI LAGHU VYAPARI MAAN-DHAN

The Centre’s pension scheme for small traders- Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-dhan, Yojana 2019

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THE SURROGACY (REGULATION) BILL

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 was introduced by the Minister of Health and Family Welfare

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ONE NATION-ONE RATION CARD

Government to implement "One nation-one ration card" scheme throughout India by 30th June, 2020

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NAL SE JAL SCHEME

Nal Se Jal (Water from Tap) scheme is a project of the newly constituted Jal Ministry under the new government

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PROGRESS ON HOUSEHOLD DRINKING WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE 2000-2017

The World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund (WHO/UNICEF) Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) produces internationally comparable estimates of progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene

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2019 SDG GENDER INDEX

Equal Measures 2030 has released the 2019 SDG Gender Index

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REGULATORY SANDBOX (RS) IN IRDAI

IRDAI will soon allow the use of regulatory sandbox (RS) to promote new, innovative products and processes in the industry

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50 YEARS OF BANK NATIONALISATION

19th July, 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of Bank nationalization

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CODE ON WAGES BILL, 2019

The Code on Wages Bill, 2019 passed in Lok Sabha, which seeks to define the norms for fixing minimum wages

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1. BORROWING FROM OVERSEAS MARKETS

The government has announced its plans to raise a portion of its gross borrowing from overseas markets

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CORE INVESTMENT COMPANIES (CIC)

The Reserve Bank has constituted a working group that will review the regulatory and supervisory framework for core investment companies

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ECONOMIC SURVEY

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs tabled the Economic Survey 2018-19

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“World Resources Report: Creating A Sustainable Food Future”

The report titled “World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future” was issued by the World Bank

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PENAL PROVISION IN CSR VIOLATIONS

President’s assent was given to the Companies Amendment Act, 2019

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The Union Budget for 2019-20 was announced by Ms Nirmala Sitharaman

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GLOBAL MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY INDEX (MPI)

The 2019 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) data and publication "Illuminating Inequalities" released

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BANNING OF UNREGULATED DEPOSIT SCHEMES ACT, 2019

President gave assent to the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Act

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LIBRA: FACEBOOK’S CRYPTO CURRENCY

Facebook has recently announced that it is going to launch a global digital currency based on block chain technology (crypto currency) Libra by the first half of 2020

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GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROSPECTS REPORT 2019

World Bank has published Global Economic Prospects Report 2019

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BASIC SAVINGS BANK DEPOSIT (BSBD)

The apex bank eased regulations for Basic Savings Bank Deposit (BSBD) Accounts, popularly known as ‘no-frills’ accounts

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RBI “LIQUIDITY RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK FOR NBFCS

RBI releases draft circular on Liquidity Risk Management Framework for Non Banking Financial Companies and Core Investment Companies for public comments

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U.K. SINHA COMMITTEE ON MSMES

The RBI-appointed U.K. Sinha-led committee, set up to study the problems faced by MSMEs, submitted its recommendations recently

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PERIODIC LABOUR FORCE SURVEY (PLFS) REPORT

Recently, the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) report has highlighted that the unemployment rate in India stood at 6.1%

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EDUCATION CESS AND CONCERNS

Recently, it has been brought to notice that the Government of India has failed to utilise the proceeds of the Secondary and Higher Education Cess

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NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR SCHOOL HEADS AND TEACHERS HOLISTIC ADVANCEMENT (NISHTHA)

Union HRD Minister launches NISHTHA to build capacities of 42 Lakh government teachers across the country

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SARAL – ‘STATE ROOFTOP SOLAR ATTRACTIVENESS INDEX’

Power Minister launches SARAL – ‘State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index’ during RPM Meeting

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FIT INDIA MOVEMENT

Prime Minister launches nation-wide Fit India Movement on the occasion of National Sports Day

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U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug Pretomanid for treating drug resistant tuberculosis

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India has got its first National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) finalised by the Indian Council of Medical Research

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The government has released National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) which aims to create National Digital Health Eco-System, in public domain

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The government has launched angikaar a campaign for change management

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Health ministry has proposed a set of "minimum standards of facilities and services" that has to be adhered to by clinical establishments offering allopathy and AYUSH mode of treatments for obtaining registration

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State of the Education Report for India-2019: Children with Disabilities, by UNESCO and the TISS

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The report was released recently with special reference about India’s efforts in reducing smoking

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WHO has launched its first guidelines on self care interventions

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President gave assent to the Consumer Protection Act, 2019

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TIME RELEASE STUDY (TRS)

Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, will conduct 1st National Time Release Study to enable faster movement of cargo across borders to benefit traders

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Advisory Board For Banking Frauds (ABBF)

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has constituted an ‘Advisory Board for Banking Frauds (ABBF)

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Finance minister has announced measures to revive growth, boost consumption and uplift investor and consumer sentiment

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued the final framework for regulatory sandbox in order to enable innovations in the financial technology space

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RBI has tightened the fit and proper criteria for directors on the boards of state run banks

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PROJECT SURE

Union Minister for Textiles launched Project SURE, a move towards sustainable fashion

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The Minister of Commerce and Industry has recently informed the Lok Sabha about the New National Rubber Policy 2019

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The RBI Board has recently finalised a three- year roadmap known as Utkarsh 2022 in order to improve the regulation and supervision of the Banks

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