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7 New ASI Circles

Culture Ministry announced 7 new circles of the Archaeological Survey of India, earlier there were 29 ASI circles across the country.

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Swachh Survekshan 2020 Report

Swachh Survekshan 2020 report was recently released by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry.

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States-SCs/STs

A five-judge Bench of the Supreme Court has held that States can sub-classify Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the Central List to provide preferential treatment to the weakest out of the weak.

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Domicile-based Job Quota

The Madhya Pradesh government’s recent decision to reserve all government jobs for children of the state raises questions relating to the fundamental right to equality.

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National Council For Transgenders

The Centre has constituted the national council for transgender persons.

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RORO Service

First ever RORO service of South Western Railway from Nelamangla (near Bengaluru) to Bale (near Solapur) has been started.

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Jammu And Kashmir

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) notified new rules for administration in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir that specify the functions of the Lieutenant Governor (LG) and the Council of Ministers.

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NDC-TIA

NITI Aayog will virtually launch the India Component of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)–Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA).

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National Recruitment Agency

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the proposal to set up the National Recruitment Agency (NRA), marking a paradigm shift in government recruitment.

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Arunachal Pradesh- 6th Schedule

The state government in Arunachal Pradesh has decided to appeal to the Centre for bringing it under the purview of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.

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Health In India Report

The report is based on the 75th round of the National Sample Survey (July 2017-June 2018) on household social consumption related to health.

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Village Poverty Reduction Plans (VPRP)

DAY-NRLM has designed an online training program to train all State Missions across the country on Village Poverty Reduction Plans (VPRP), in partnership with Kudumbashree (National Resource Organisation), National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), Hyderabad and Ministry of Panchayati Raj.

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Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has released guidelines on sale of loose sweets

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New Defence Acquisition Procedure Of 2020

New DAP incorporates several measures to boost domestic Defence industry and Make in India.

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Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)

Cabinet approves establishment of new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Darbhanga, Bihar under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).

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Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR)

Supreme Court has allowed telecom companies 10 years’ time to pay their adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues to the government.

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Virtual Courts

Parliamentary Panel on Law and Justice headed by BJP MP Bhupender Yadav has recommended continuation of virtual courts even in a post-COVID scenario but also sounded a word of caution that infrastructure needs to be upgraded especially in district courts to implement this.

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Committee On Content Regulation In Government Advertising (CCRGA)

The Supreme Court mandated Committee on Content Regulation in Government Advertising (CCRGA) has today issued a notice to Government of NCT of Delhi on an advertisement of the Delhi Government which had appeared in newspapers

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Streets For People Challenge

The Streets for People Challenge is the response to the need for making our cities more walkable and pedestrian friendly.

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NISHTHA

The first on-line NISHTHA programme for 1200 Key Resources Persons of Andhra Pradesh was launched by Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriya 'Nishank' and Minister of State for HRD Shri Sanjay Dhotre virtually in New Delhi.

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Judicial Review Of Speaker’s Decision

Rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot and 18 other dissident MLAs moved the High Court on challenging the disqualification notices issued to them by the Assembly Speaker.

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Jammu And Kashmir

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) notified new rules for administration in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir that specify the functions of the Lieutenant Governor (LG) and the Council of Ministers.

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TRANSGENDER ID CERTIFICATE

After facing flak from the transgender community, the Centre has done away with the requirement of a medical examination for trans persons applying for a certificate of identity in its latest draft rules framed under the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019.

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National Council For Transgender Persons Formed

The Centre has constituted the national council for transgender persons, headed by the Union social justice minster and comprising representatives from 10 central departments, five states and members of the community.

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Padmanabha Swamy Temple

The Supreme Court sided with the erstwhile Travancore Royal family for the administration and control of the Padmanabha Swamy temple in Kerala.

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Mosque In Ayodhya

The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board announced that the trust to build a mosque in Ayodhya, following the verdict of the Supreme Court in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title suit, would have a maximum of 15 members .

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National Education Policy 2020

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the National Education Policy 2020.

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Disabled Are Entitled To Same Benefits Of SC/ST Quota: SC

The Supreme Court confirmed that persons suffering from disabilities are also socially backward and entitled to the same benefits of relaxation as Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates in public employment and education.

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National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID)

The National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) to access the centralised online database on FIRs and stolen vehicles.

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Rajasthan’s Education Guidelines Irk NCPCR

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has pulled up the Rajasthan government for its new guidelines on elementary education that “violate” the Right to Education Act of 2009 and deny children from economically weaker sections the right to free education in nursery classes.

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Mongolian Kanjur Manuscripts

The Ministry of Culture has taken up the project of reprinting of 108 volumes of Mongolian Kanjur under the National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM)

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Dhanvantri Rath

It is a mobile van providing non-COVID essential healthcare services to the doorsteps of the people in the city of Ahmedabad.

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One Nation One Voter ID

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has made it possible for senior citizens above the age of 65 to vote by postal ballot, given that they are at greater risk from exposure to the novel coronavirus.

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Compulsory Licensing

Compulsory Licensing (CL) is the grant of permission by the government to entities to use, manufacture, import or sell a patented invention without the patent-owner’s consent.

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Strength Of The Council Of Ministers

Strength of the Council of Ministers in Madhya Pradesh reportedly exceeds the prescribed limit.

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National Highways Authority Of India

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to undertake performance assessment and ranking of the highways in the country.

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Prerak Dauur Samman

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched a new category of awards titled ‘Prerak Dauur Samman’ as part of Swachh Survekshan 2021.

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Ordinance To Reserve 75% Private Sector Jobs

The Haryana government cleared a draft ordinance, approving 75% reservation in jobs in private sector in Haryana for the residents of the state.

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Dhamma Chakra Day

Dhamma Chakra Day is celebrated all over the world to commemorate the first sermon that Gautama Buddha gave to his five ascetic disciples.

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Zardozi Art

Zari work or Zardozi, an art which is considered quite popular amongst embroiders and designers, survives in the narrow alleys of the Old Town of Bhopal.

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Hul Divas

Hul Kranti Diwas is celebrated on June 30 every year to mark the independence movement of 1855 led by tribal heroes Sidho, Kanho, Chand, Bhairav, among others.

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Namami Gange

The Second National Ganga River Basin Project has now been given the go-ahead for an amount of USD 400 million for taking up projects on the tributaries of Ganga with a view to address pollution abatement in the entire Ganga basin.

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Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana

PM announces the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana Scheme till the end of November 2020.

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Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan Web Portal

Union Rural Development Ministry launched a web portal for monitoring implementation of the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan (GKRA) and providing scheme-related information to the people.

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Nasha Mukt Bharat

Nasha Mukt Bharat: Annual Action Plan (2020-21) for 272 Most Affected Districts’ was e-launched by, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment on the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

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Adarsh Police Station Scheme

The Chhattisgarh government will launch Adarsh police station scheme.

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SC Dismisses Review Petitions

The Supreme Court has held that its historic decision stubbing out the 158-year old archaic law on adultery from the criminal statute book does not require any reconsideration.

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Chinese Apps Banned

The Indian government banned 59 apps of Chinese origin, citing data security and national sovereignty concerns.

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Godhan Nyay Yojana

The Chhattisgarh government announced the launch of Godhan Nyay Yojana to make animal husbandry commercially profitable.

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Statistics Day

The Government has been celebrating the Statistics Day, to popularize the use of Statistics in everyday life and sensitize public on how Statistics helps shaping and framing policies for the welfare of people.

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Pokhran Potteries

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has launched its flagship “Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana” in Rajasthan’s Pokhran, to restore the lost glory of the pottery site.

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Indira Rasoi Yojna

Rajasthan, announced ‘Indira Rasoi Yojna’ (Indira kitchen scheme), to provide pure nutritious food to the poor twice a day at concessional rates.

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Mukhyamantri SHRAMIK Yojna

Jharkhand is the the first state to launch an employment guarantee scheme for urban poor on the lines of the Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Act.

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Mukhyamantri Matru Pushti Uphaar Scheme

Tripura announced Mukhyamantri Matru Pushti Uphaar, an ambitious scheme to provide nutrition kits to pregnant and lactating women.

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Bande Utkala Janani

The Odisha Cabinet accorded the State song status to ‘Bande Utkala Janani’, a patriotic poem written by Kantakabi Laxmikant Mohapatra.

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Sub-categorization Of OBC's

Cabinet approves Extension of tenure of the Commission constituted under Article 340 of the constitution to examine the issue of sub-categorization within Other Backward Classes in the Central List.

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Skills Build Reignite

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) in partnership with IBM has unveiled Free Digital Learning Platform ‘Skills Build Reigniten to reach more job seekers and provide new resources to business owners in India.

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Ektu Khelo, Ektu Padho

Tripura Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath informed that, ‘Ektu Khelo, Ektu Padho’(Play little, Study little’), an initiative for school students upto class VIII.

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Annual TB Report 2020

The annual TB Report 2020 is released by the Health Ministry.

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The Supreme Court has held in a judgment that Secrecy of ballot is the cornerstone of free and fair elections.

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Bal Shramik Vidya Yojana

Uttar Pradesh launched the 'Bal Shramik Vidya Yojana' on the occasion of World Child Labor Prohibition Day.

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Nishtha Vidyut Mitra Scheme

In Madhya Pradesh, the Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company has started the Nishtha Vidyut Mitra Scheme for women empowerment in one of its kind of initiatives.

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Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report

UNESCO released the 2020 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report.

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Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana

The government on decided to provide 2% interest subvention to borrowers under the ‘Shishu’ category of the flagship Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY).

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NDRF

The Finance Ministry has cleared the way for individual and institutional contributions to the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), nearly 15 years after it was set up.

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Nature Index 2020

Nature Index ratings for the year 2020 have been released.

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IFLOWS-Mumbai

Chief Minister inaugurated IFLOWS-Mumbai, a state-of-the-art flood warning system developed for the city.

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SWADES

The initiative undertaken as part of Vande Bharat Mission aims at empowering the returning citizens with relevant employment opportunities.

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Jagannath Rath Yatra

The Supreme Court lifted its ban on the conduct of Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra after ensuring a complete lack of public attendance for the festival to avoid spread of infection amid a pandemic.

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Plea To Change India’s Name

Supreme Court dismissed a plea seeking changing the country’s official name to Bharat or Hindustan, and not India, but said the petitioner can approach the government demanding the same.

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TULIP

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

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Athirappilly Hydroelectric Project

The Kerala government has issued a fresh no-objection certificate (NOC) for the state electricity board to proceed with the implementation of the proposed Athirapally hydro-electric project, which had been shelved several times in the past due to protests by green activists.

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Official Language In High Courts

Lawyers have challenged in the Supreme Court a law which makes Hindi the official language in courts in Haryana.

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The Ministry of Civil Aviation notified the draft rules, known as Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2020, for importing, manufacturing and owning drones as well as for drone ports, or airports for drones.

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Wastewater Generation

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) will classify railway stations under the red, orange and green categories based on the quantity of wastewater generated and disposal of untreated water into the municipal drain systems.

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Hidden Treasures Of Chhattisgarh

Ministry of Tourism brings out the “Hidden Treasures of Chhattisgarh” through 30th webinar under Dekho Apna Desh series.

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Sahakar Mitra Scheme

Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare launches Sahakar Mitra: Scheme on Internship Programme, an initiative by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)

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Keeladi Excavations

The sixth phase of archaeological excavation at Keeladi resumed.

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The Essential Commodities Act, 1955

The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance to amend The Essential Commodities Act, 1955, to deregulate commodities such as cereals, pulses, oilseeds, edible oils, onion and potatoes.

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Disqualification Nagaland MLAs

The Kohima Bench of the Gauhati High Court has directed Nagaland Assembly Speaker Sharingain Longkumer to conclude the disqualification proceedings against seven lawmakers of the Opposition Naga People’s Front (NPF) and pass appropriate orders within six weeks from June 2.

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Agneeprastha

The Missile Park ‘AGNEEPRASTHA’ once completed will be dedicated to all the Officers, Sailors and Support Staff of INS Kalinga, who have served in this premier op-support Base of the ENC since its establishment in 1981.

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Universal Basic Income

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has informed the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that the recommended implementation of a universal basic income was under examination and active consideration of the Centre.

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Satyabhama Portal

Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India provides funds to Academic institutions, universities, national institutes and R&D institutions recognized with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India for implementing R&D projects under Science and Technology Programme Scheme of Ministry of Mines.

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Minimum Support Price List

Ministry of Tribal Affairs has announced Inclusion of 23 additional Minor Forest Produce (MFP) items and stipulation of their Minimum Support Price (MSP) under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme titled "Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and development of value chain of MFP".

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Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) was released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

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The Union government is going to take stock of water utilisation from the Krishna and Godavari rivers following Telangana and Andhra Pradesh filing complaints against each other.

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Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana

Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare is implementing ‘Per Drop More Crop’ component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY- PDMC).

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Rule Of Law Index

The Supreme Court asked the government to file a writ petition for setting up expert panels to boost India’s prospects in the Rule of Law Index, as a representation and decide the issue within six months.

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Kodumanal

A team from the State Department of Archaeology, Chennai, led by J. Ranjith, Archaeology Officer and Project Director for the Kodumanal excavation, has identified 250 cairn-circles at the village in Erode district.

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The festival is being celebrated in Odisha.

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Ujh Multipurpose Project In Jammu And Kashmir

Modified detailed project report (DPR) of the Ujh Multipurpose Project (MPP) in Jammu and Kashmir with an estimated cost of ₹9,167 crore has been given approval from the centre.

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Oir Geo textiles has been accepted as a good material for rural road construction under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY-III).

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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has taken up the complete solarisation of Konark Sun Temple and Konark town in Odisha.

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The results of garbage-free star rating for the cities has been aanounced by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs.

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Union Cabinet has given its approval for “Scheme for formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (FME)”, a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for the unorganized sector.

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Odisha Adopts Contract Farming System

Odisha government has promulgated an ordinance to allow agreements between investors and farmers for Contract Farming.

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The traditional art of ‘talamaddale’, a variant of Yakshagana theatre has gone virtual in times of COVID-19.

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First ever distribution of assistive aids and devices to divyangjan through virtual platform under ADIP Scheme of M/O Social Justice & Empowerment in Firozpur, Punjab.

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The Supreme Court on asked the government to explain its decision to suspend crucial rules of a parliamentary law against pre-natal sex determination and sex selection till June end, amid the COVID-19 national lockdown.

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In Madhya Pradesh, in a first of its kind of initiative, Charan Paduka campaign has been started for the migrant labourers passing through the state.

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Government-owned Power Finance Corporation (PFC), India's leading NBFC, entered into an agreement with Narmada Basin Projects Company Ltd. (NBPCL), a wholly-owned company of Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, to fund projects worth Rs. 22,000 crore for 225 MW hydro-electric projects & multipurpose projects in the State.

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The gas leak at LG Polymers India Private Ltd in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh has brought back the focus on the Public Liability Insurance.

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Defence minister commissioned Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sachet in Goa.

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Assam MLA granted bail in sedition case.

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Department of Archaeology in Karnataka will soon commence field research work to explore archaeological evidences that may put an end to speculations regarding the birthplace of PurandaraDasa.

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Government has accepted and implemented three important recommendations of Committee of Experts (CoE) under the Chairmanship of Lt General D. B. Shekatkar (Retd) relating to border Infrastructure.

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Several parts of north India are reeling under an intense heatwave with many districts in Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh posting temperatures over 45 degrees Celsius or five degrees above what is normal.

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Kerala State Beverages Corporation’s newly-developed virtual queue management app for liquor sale.

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A gas leak in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam has killed eight people and reportedly led to the hospitalisation of more than a thousand.

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The India Meteorological Department’s Regional Meteorological Centre has started including cities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in its forecasts.

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Prime Minister paid tributes to Gopal Krishna Gokhale on his birth anniversary.

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The Government of Rajasthan will now levy a 2 per cent Krishak Kalyan fees on agricultural produce brought or bought or sold in mandis.

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Operation Samudra Setu

Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu - meaning Sea Bridge, as a part of national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas.

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The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has notified BS-VI emission norms for quadricycles.

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Uttar Pradesh will develop 800 km roads as Herbal belt with medicinal and herbal trees along both sides of the road.

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Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs)

The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Manoj Naravane on a visit to the western command revealed that the Army’s new concept of agile Integrated Battle Groups (IBG) as part of the overall force transformation will be operationalised very soon.

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May 9 marks birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap, the 13th Rajpur king of Mewar.

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The Ministry of Human Resource Development has announced amendments in the Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship Scheme.

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Supreme Court refused to restore 4G internet in Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir

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Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has announced several initiatives to boost education sector.

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The Gujarat government led by Chief Minister (CM) Vijay Rupani amended the law for state’s marketing produce committees to empower farmers in the state.

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Those working in the field of labour welfare have recalled the Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act, 1979 to regulate the employment and working conditions of inter-State migrants, but feel that the lack of serious implementation has led to their rights being ignored.

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Vande Bharat mission is the massive repatriation operation planned by the Indian government to bring back stranded Indians in different parts of the world in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

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The government has approved the launch of Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) with an outlay of Rs 400 crore.

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The Lok Sabha Speaker has nominated 15 MPs from Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh as associate members of the delimitation commission

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A team from Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru and UK based University of East Anglia have created a blueprint for accurate prediction of monsoon, tropical cyclones and other weather-related forecast under the Bay of Bengal Boundary Layer Experiment or BoBBLE.

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Ministry of Coal (MoC) launched a project monitoring unit (PMU) for facilitation of early operationalisation of coal mines allocated by the central government.

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Global Energy Review, 2020 has been published by the International Energy Association (IEA).

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Bihar, Punjab, UP, Himachal and Daman and Diu have been integrated with the ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme.

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GI tag has been given to Black rice of Manipur, also called the Chak-Hao, Gorakhpur Terracotta, Kadalai Mittai of Kovilpatti and Kashmir Saffron.

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India has been placed at 53rd position among 117 nations in terms of budget transparency and accountability.

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Darbar Move Of Jammu And Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to halt the annual shifting of capital, called ‘Darbar Move’, from Jammu to Srinagar due to Covid-19 Pandemic for the first time in 144 years.

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The Task Force on National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) submitted its Final Report on NIP for FY 2019-25 to the Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman.

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National Gallery of Modern Art has organised the Virtual Tour titled Gurudev – Journey of the Maestro through his visual vocabulary from 7th May 2020 to commemorate the 159th birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.

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Central Government has brought the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) under the administrative control of the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti.

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Traders body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has announced to launch a national e-commerce marketplace bharatmarket soon for all retail traders in collaboration with several technology partners.

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Chhattisgarh tops other states in the country in providing jobs under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme amid the nationwide lockdown.

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The Open Budget Survey was conducted by International Budget Partnership (IBP),

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The Union Minister of Power released a Report on “Impact of energy efficiency measures for the year 2018-19.”

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The Rajasthan government has announced a maternity benefit scheme for four districts in the State on a pilot basis under which it will offer ₹6,000 for the birth of the second child.

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National Register Of Citizens (NRC)

Union Home Ministry has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that preparation of NRC is a necessary exercise for any sovereign country for mere identification of citizens from non-citizens.

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The Supreme Court passed an interim order allowing an application by the State of Karnataka to notify the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal’s award.

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The Lok Sabha has passed a Bill to extend the upper limit for permitting abortions from 20 weeks to 24 under special circumstances.

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The Bihar Assembly passed a unanimous resolution stating that there is no need for a National Register of Citizens in the State and that the implementation of the National Population Register (NPR) would be done strictly according to the 2010 format.

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The Lok Sabha has passed the Appropriation Bill 2020-21 and Finance bill 2020.

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Chapchar Kut is a spring festival celebrated usually in March after completion of the Jhum cultivation.

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A floor test is a constitutional mechanism. It is used to determine if the incumbent government enjoys the support of the legislature.

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The Supreme Court has given a directive to parliament regarding anti-defection law.

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Parliament passed The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 for amendments in Mines & Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 and The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015.

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Parliamentary committee’s observations on performance of the PM Ujjwala Yojana.

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The GoI is taking several steps to double farmers income by 2022.

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The Supreme Court of India rejected the curative petitions filed over Nirbhaya case.

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Swasth ke Sipahi, of Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra, are deliverying essential services and medicines at doorstep of patients and elderly people.

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Under Article 142 of the Indian Constitution, the Supreme Court has deemed all restrictions imposed on people from entering, attending or taking part in court hearings as lawful in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MGNREGA

A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court demanding full wages for over 7.6 crore active job card holders under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) during the 21-day nationwide lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic outbreak.

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It is clarified that MoHFW has not suspended the PC&PNDT Act, which prohibits sex selection before or after conception.

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THE EPIDEMIC DISEASES (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2020

The Central government has promulgated an Ordinance to amend the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 to make attacks on doctors and healthcare workers a cognizable and non-bailable offence.

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Constitutional Provisions Regarding Minority Educational Institutions

The Supreme Court has ruled that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to graduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses, does not violate the rights of minorities under the Constitution.

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Government Notifies Regulation Of 24 Medical Devices

The government’s regulation to classify all Medical Devices as Drugs for the prime purpose of quality control and price monitoring.

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Anti-smog Guns

Anti-smog guns installed at 14 large project sites in Delhi.

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Price Monitoring And Resource Unit

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has set up price monitoring and resource unit (PMRU) in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir. With this J&K has become the 12th State/UT where the PMRU has been set up.

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Lifeline UDAN is an initiative which has been launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation to help India fight against COVID-19.

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UP To Shortlist Migrants For Citizenship

Uttar Pradesh is all set to become the first state in the country to start the exercise of shortlisting migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, eligible for citizenship under the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

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The Union government has issued a notification defining “domiciles” in the new Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir for protecting jobs in the Group D category and entry-level non-gazetted posts for the domiciles.

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It is the intervention where babies are placed in skin-to-skin contact with their mothers and exclusively breast fed.

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Tamil Nadu CM declares Cauvery Delta as Protected Special Agriculture Zone.

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MPLADS Suspended

The Union Cabinet has passed an ordinance that suspends the MPLADs (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) funds for two years (2020-21 and 2021-22)

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Bodo Accord

An agreement was signed by Ministry of Home Affairs, Assam government and Bodo groups.

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Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandhana Yojana (PMMVY) award was awarded to states and Union Territories and Districts by Ministry of Women and Child Development.

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The report of the Fifteenth Finance Commission, along with an Action Taken Report, was recently tabled in Parliament.

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the name given to procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical or cultural reasons.

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Every year National Deworming Day is observed twice on February 10th and August 10th.

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Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA)

During Budget speech, Finance Minister said the government was abolishing in public interest an anti-dumping duty that was levied on imports of a chemical called Purified Terephthalic Acid.

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The Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, has requested the pharmaceutical companies to abide by the voluntary Uniform Code of Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices (UCPMP).

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Recent instances of heated exchanges in Parliament have brought back recurring questions around unparliamentary speech and conduct.

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Gram Nyayalayas

The Supreme Court has directed the states, which are yet to come out with notifications for establishing ‘Gram Nyayalayas’, to do so within four weeks, and asked the high courts to expedite the process of consultation with state governments on this issue.

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Ram Temple Trust

A 15-member trust to oversee the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya has been constituted.

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Special Category Status

Andhra Pradesh has revived its demand for Special Category Status.

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The Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) has moved resolutions to codify the customary laws of three tribal clans.

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KHELO INDIA UNIVERSITY GAMES

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated first-ever Khelo India University Games at Cuttack in Odisha.

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Major Port Authority Bill, 2020

The Cabinet has given its nod to Major Ports Authority Bill that will replace a 1963 law governing country’s 12 major ports.

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The 3rd Annual Review meeting on Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) was held recently at Baidyanath Dham Deoghar, Jharkhand.

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A Private Member of our parliament has recently introduced a Constitution Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha which proposes incentives in taxation, education and employment for people who limit their family size to two children.

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Various projects sanctioned under the Unit scheme of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY).

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Supreme Court backs move of Karnataka government to demolish restaurants near Hampi site.

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The Delhi High Court has rejected a petition seeking voting rights for prisoners.

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Konark Sun Temple

A plan to restore and preserve the nearly 800-year-old Konark Sun Temple in Odisha would be drawn up soon, after a two-day conference of experts at the end of the month.

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Union Cabinet has approved the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2020.

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About six months after the State of Jammu and Kashmir was split into the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh, the government has moved to start the delimitation of Assembly constituencies in J&K.

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The Fourth Anniversary of Shyama Mukherji Rurban Mission is being celebrated all over India on February 21, 2020.

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Central Consumer Protection Authority.

The government is all set to establish a Central Consumer Protection Authority to protect the rights of the consumer.

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Dara Shikoh

The Ministry of Culture recently set up a seven member panel of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to locate the grave of the Mughal prince Dara Shikoh (1615-59) nearby Humayun’s Tomb complex in Delhi.

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Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BEFR)

The Mizoram government has sought the revision of the boundary with Assam, based on the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BEFR) of 1873 and the Inner Line of the Lushai Hills Notification of 1993.

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Latest data suggest that the sedition law remains as relevant as ever with sedition arrests increasing in recent years.

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Srinivas Gowda – a kambala jockey from Karnataka – competing in a kambala event covered 142.5 m in 13.62 seconds at the Aikala-Bava kambala near Moodbidri.

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Kiliki Language

Kiliki is a language created in 2013 created by Dr. Madhan Karky for the Indian blockbuster movie ‘Baahubali’ directed by SS Rajamouli.

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Rakhigarhi

Finance Minister had announced in Budget speech to fund five on-site museums, including the under-construction museum initiated by the Haryana government at Rakhigarhi

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Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court banned all forms of agitations by student groups in school and college campuses in the state that disrupt the functioning of educational institutions.

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It is mandatory for all political parties to publish all details regarding pending criminal cases against their chosen candidates, not only in local newspapers, but also on party websites and social media handles.

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Permanent Commission For Women

The Supreme Court has brought women officers in 10 streams of the Army on a par with their male counterparts in all respects, setting aside longstanding objections of the government.

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The Centre will begin implementing the second phase of its Swachh Bharat mission in rural areas.

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A Group of Ministers (GoM) chaired by the Home Minister met to discuss proposed amendments to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) (JJ) Act, 2015.

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Amendments In Arms Act, 1959 And Arms Rules, 2016 Notified

As per the new rules, now International medallists/renowned shooters are allowed to keep additional weapons up to a total of twelve under the exempted category, which earlier was seven.

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A high-level meeting to review progress of Institutions of Eminence (IoE) Scheme was held recently.

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Implementation of this clause would lead to exclusion of these communities from the list of indigenous communities.

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ADIP Scheme And RVY Scheme

Prime Minister shall be distributing Assistive Aids and Devices to Senior Citizens (under the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana-RVY) and Divyangjans (Under ADIP Scheme) at a mega distribution camp at Prayagraj.

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Ujala Scheme

Fifth anniversary of the Centre`s zero subsidy `Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All` (UJALA) scheme and `LED Street Lighting National Programme` (SLNP).

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Centre Identifies Islands For Promoting Tourism

Centre identifies 26 islands for holistic development by promoting tourism

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The 23rd edition of the National Youth Festival (NYF) 2020 was held at Indira Pratishthan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh from January 12-16, 2020.

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Three Indian cities have been listed as the world’s fastest-growing urban areas, a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) revealed.

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Farm Loan Waiver

Maharashtra government announced a loan waiver for farmers who had up to Rs 2 lakh in pending loans between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2019.

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The first tri-dimensional expedition ‘Maha-Navy Connect 2020’ was launched by Indian Navy in Mumbai.

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Zonal Councils

The 25th meeting of the Western Zonal Council, to be chaired by Union Home Minister, will be co-chaired by Maharashtra Chief Minister.

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Northeast Gas Grid Project

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for viability Gap Funding/ Capital Grant of 60% of the estimated cost of Rs. 9,265 crore for the Northeast Gas Grid project to Indradhanush Gas Grid Limited (IGGL) who implements it.

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Lai Haroba

The Lai Haraoba festival began in Tripura.

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The State Government of Odisha has launched an online platform called “e-Gazette portal” (http://egazetteodisha.nic.in)

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He Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) opened its first silk processing plant at Surendranagar in Gujarat

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State Can Regulate Minority Institutions

In an important judgement which could have bearing on running of all government-aided minority educational institutions across the country, the Supreme Court has held that such institutions cannot claim to have absolute right in deciding appointment of teachers and it can be regulated by a government to ensure excellence in imparting education.

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Telcos Seek Open Court Hearing On AGR

Telecom companies, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea, have urged an open court hearing of their petitions seeking a review of a Supreme Court judgment upholding the recovery of past dues amounting to ₹1.47 lakh crore from them.

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71st Republic Day

India celebrated its 71st Republic Day on January 26, 2020.

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India’s Under-5 Mortality Of Girls Exceeds That Of Boys

In India mortality under-5 years of girls exceeded that of boys.

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Tanaaji Malusare was a Maratha military leader and a close aide of Chhatrapati Shivaji.

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Kolkata Police started the third edition of its 'Sukanya' project at 100 city-based schools and colleges situated in Kolkata Police jurisdiction.

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There is a strong case for adding Tulu, among other languages in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution.

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The Act aims to stop discrimination against a transgender person in various sectors such as education, employment, and healthcare. It also directs the central and state governments to provide welfare schemes for them.

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Centre has accepted the recommendations of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by retired Delhi High Court judge Justice SN Dhingra which probed 186 cases of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

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Karnataka Anti-superstition

A controversial anti-superstition law in Karnataka, the Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Act, 2017, has been formally notified by the government.

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Women, Business And The Law 2020

Women, Business and the Law 2020, the sixth edition in a series, has been released.

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Indian Railways signs MoU with RailTel for Phase 2 of e-Office execution.

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated in India on 9 January every other year (every year before 2016) to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India.

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Three Capitals For Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh Government has passed the “Andhra Pradesh Decentralisation and Equal Development of All Regions Bill”, 2020.

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Fast Track Courts

1023 Fast Track Special Courts will be set up for Speedy disposal of Rape and POCSO Act Cases.

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A Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Union Home Minister will monitor the disposal of over 9,400 enemy properties, which the government estimates is worth about Rs 1 lakh crore.

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International Energy Agency (IEA)

The International Energy Agency (IEA) in partnership with NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog has released the first in-depth review of India’s energy policies 2020 in New Delhi.

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The Harvest season is on and festivities have gripped the nation from the north to down south.

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A Rajya Sabha member has filed a petition with the Chairman of the House seeking to initiate breach of privileges and contempt proceedings against the Chief Minister of Kerala after the Kerala Assembly passed a resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

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Classical Language

Recently in a Marathi literary festival, a resolution was passed demanding its declaration as a ‘Classical’ language.

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World’s highest rail bridge by Indian Railways to connect Kashmir to rest of India will be ready by 2021.

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The Supreme Court has recently held that disqualification petitions under the tenth schedule should be adjudicated by a mechanism outside Parliament or Legislative Assemblies.

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On first day of the Budget Session of Parliament, President Ram Nath Kovind will address a joint sitting of the two Houses.

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The Commissionerate system of policing for state capital was approved by Uttar Pradesh Cabinet.

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the following proposals on January 08, 2020.

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NITI Aayog released the ranking of Aspirational Districts of the country for the month of December 2019.

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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar drew widespread condemnation over his tweet referring to a table, apparently used by Lord Curzon to sign papers pertaining to the Partition of Bengal in 1905, as “iconic”.

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Kerala has become the first state to challenge the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) before the Supreme Court under Article 131 of the Constitution.

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Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2020

The Union Cabinet has approved the promulgation of Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 that will amend the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 and Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act 2015.

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Smriti Irani launched Yashaswini Scheme for Women entrepreneurship, Swasthya Sahayak Project and breast cancer screening initiative for women in Goa.

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The Court said that all restrictive orders under Section 144 of CrPC and suspension of internet services in Jammu and Kashmir have to be reviewed by the administration within a week.

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National Youth Day is celebrated on January 12 which marks the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.

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The government launched a central accident database management system that will help in analyzing causes of road crashes and in devising safety interventions to reduce such accidents in the country.

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Bru-Reang Refugee Agreement

As per the new agreement, about 34,000 Bru refugees will be inhabited in Tripura and assisted by central government with its allocated budget of Rs 600 crores to help in their resettlement.

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The Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Home Minister Amit Shah, which was constituted to strengthen the legal framework to prevent sexual harassment at the workplace, has finalised its recommendations.

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The Chhattisgarh government moved the Supreme Court against the National Investigation Act, 2008 stating it is violative of the Constitution.

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The beginning of the year 2020 Pulse Polio Programme was inaugurated from the Rashtrapati Bhavan itself.

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The Union Cabinet approved a six-month extension in the tenure of the commission to examine sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes, which had been appointed in 2017 with the initial deadline of 12 weeks.

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At Nagardhan near Nagpur, Maharashtra, recent excavations have brought new clarity on the life, religious affiliations and trade practices of the Vakataka dynasty

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The year 2020 marks his 155th birth anniversary.

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The Election Commission of India (ECI) removed BJP leaders Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Sahib Singh from the party’s list of star campaigners.

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The ministry of commerce has announced the establishment of the National Startup Advisory Council to provide representations to the Indian startup ecosystem during policy-making processes.

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Purvodaya in the steel sector is aimed at driving accelerated development of Eastern India through the establishment of an integrated steel hub.

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The right to property is a human right, the Supreme Court has recently ruled.

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Birth anniversary of Indian Social Reformer Savitribhai Phule is observed on January 3.

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The Supreme Court has held that the government has no right to transfer invaluable community resources like village water ponds for commercialization of the property.

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According to the Ministry of Rural Development, only 252 Members of Parliament (MPs) have adopted gram panchayats under phase-4 of Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY).

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The birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh was celebrated on January 2nd this year.

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According to the Kerala Government, the CAA act contradicts the basic principles of Constitution.

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The battle was fought on 1 January 1818 between the British East India Company and the Peshwa faction of the Maratha Confederacy, at Koregaon Bhima,

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It called upon political and administrative authorities to pursue the constitutional duty of promoting composite culture, which is vital to promoting the territorial unity of India.

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Odisha will be the first state to have an exclusive department for the SHGs. It will be dedicated to all the women of Odisha.

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National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) a multi- stakeholder & multisectoral decision making body on disaster management.

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Final exercise of the National level Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX-2020) was conducted by the Indian Coast Guard in the sea at Vasco, South Goa district.

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Jan Aushadhi Divas (Generic Medicine Day) is observed every year on March 07 to create awareness about the use of generic medicines.

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Female labour-force participation in India has declined from 34 per cent in 2006 to 24.8 per cent in 2020, according to a new study by UNGC (United Nations Global Compact). India is the only country among the 153 surveyed countries where the economic gender gap is larger than the political gap.

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Delhi's IGI Airport Becomes Single-use Plastic Free Airport

Airports Authority of India (AAI) imposed a ban on single-use plastics at 129 airports across the country.

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Justice AK Sikri has turned down government offer to nominate him to Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT).

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed concern over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

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'No First Use' Nuclear Policy of India says that India will not be the first to launch a nuclear weapon but retained the right to retaliate in the condition of an atomic attack.

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Rohtang tunnel is the world’s longest tunnel

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Government can block private pharmaceutical companies from manufacturing and selling vital pregnancy drug oxytocin due to its misuse in various fields

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A MoU signed by DoT and ICRIER to develop a Broadband Readiness Index (BRI) for Indian states

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Recently a proposal was received by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation

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The Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme was announced to fulfil the financial requirements of the farmers

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IIT Kharagpur team develops an app for elderly people called CARE4U

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INSEAD along with Tata communication and Adecco group released the fifth edition of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index

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Union Cabinet has approved the Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2018

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Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA) received the assent of the J&K Governor in 1978

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A study of DNA from skeletal remains excavated from the Harappan cementery at Rakhigarhi throws light on the Indus Valley Civilisation

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Platinum Jubilee of the Battle of Kangla Tongbi War was commemorated

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Vande Bharat Express or Train 18 is fully manufactured in India and is India’s first semi-high-speed train

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Centre has approved the Rs 4,900 crore project for interlinking of Kosi and Mechi rivers of Bihar

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Rajasthan legislative assembly passed a Bill providing for life imprisonment and a fine

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Institute of Eminence scheme aimed at developing 20 world-class institutions

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SANKALP

SANKALP is an outcome-oriented centrally sponsored programme of Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

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J&K Public Safety Act

Public Safety Act (PSA), 1978, of Jammu & Kashmir is an administrative detention law

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Partial Guarantee Scheme

In pursuance of the announcement made in the Union Budget 2019-20, the Government has issued a scheme regarding partial credit guarantee

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Operation Number Plate

Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Indian Railways launched a Special Drive with a Code Name – Operation “Number Plate”

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ICGS Varaha

ICGS Varaha is the fourth in the series of seven 98-m Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) of the Indian Coast Guard

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Vayoshreshtha Samman

Vayoshreshtha Samman is a Scheme of National Awards instituted by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

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National Disaster Response Fund

National Disaster Response Fund is defined in Section 46 of the Disaster Management Act

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Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha

Department of School Education & Literacy, MHRD has launched the ‘Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha

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Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana

PM-KMY is an old age pension scheme for all land holding Small and Marginal Farmers

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Oxytocin Ban

Union Health Ministry has recently decided to restrict the production and sale of oxytocin

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SARAL

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has launched the State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index

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NISHTHA

Union Human Resource Development Minister has launched National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement

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Chief Of Defence Staff

The Chief of Defence Staff will integrate the operations of the three forces

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Single-Use Plastics

Union government in a bid to free India of single-use plastics by 2022, has laid out a multi-ministerial plan to discourage the use of single-use plastics across the country

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UDAN - Regional Connectivity Scheme

UDAN is a regional connectivity scheme spearheaded by the Government of India

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Dibang Multipurpose Project

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the expenditure on pre-investment activities and various clearances for Dibang Multipurpose Project

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Sagarmala Project

The Sagarmala Project was initiated by the Government of India to promote port-led development in India.

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Government E-Market Place

Hosted by DGSD where common user goods and services can be procured

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Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana Plan Scheme has been designed to incentivise employers for generation of new employment

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The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Bill amends the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act, 2008

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Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 is being implemented in the country since September 1, 2019

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The RTI Amendment Bill, 2019

The RTI Amendment Bill, 2019 proposes to amend Sections 13 and 16 of the RTI Act