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Feb 15th, 2017
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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Indian Institute of Management(IIM) Bill, 2017, under which the IIM swould be declared as Institutions of National Importance which will enable them togrant degrees to their students. Following are the salient features of the Bill: i. IIMs can grant degrees to their students ii. The Bil...
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The Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri ParameswaranIyer, made a one day visit to Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh, to assess the progress of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) in the State. The State Government apprised that a few districts in the State are on their way to becoming open defecation free (ODF) within the next few months. The District Collect...
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Feb 14th, 2017
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INS Vikramaditya, the largest warship and latest aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, has a strength of over 1500 personnel. A versatile national capability and a full-fledged township by herself, the ship has a new acquisition – an ATM machine installed onboard by the  nation’s largest bank and banking network, the State Bank of India.  The facilities offered by the S...
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The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan said that the draft norms on fuel efficiency for heavy duty vehicles will be released on 1st April, 2017. The Minister made the announcement during his address at the Saksham 2017, month long awareness drive on fuel conservation, at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi. The BS IV ...
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Feb 10th, 2017
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A financing agreement for IDA credit of US$ 48 million (equivalent) for the ‘Nagaland Health Project’ was signed with the World Bank. The Objectives of the project are to improve health services and increase their utilisation by communities in targeted locations in Nagaland. Communities in targeted locations will benefit from project activities at the community and hea...
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Feb 10th, 2017
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Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs) which are Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) such as heart attacks and stroke, Diabetes, Chronic Respiratory Diseases (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases and Asthma) and Cancer inter alia account for over 60% of all mortality in India.  Of these, nearly 55% are premature mortality. This imposes a financial and social cost on families an...
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Jan 17th, 2017
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Legislative Reforms • The Payment of Bonus  (Amendment) Bill, 2015 • The Maternity Benefit  (Amendment) Bill, 2016 • The Employees’ Compensation  (Amendment) Bill, 2016 • The Child Labour (Prohibition  and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016 • Cabinet in its meeting held on 29th June,2016 considered the Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Condition...
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Jan 17th, 2017
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• The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) • MAA Mother’s Absolute Affection • Introduction of new vaccines • Mission Indradhanush • Family Planning • Intensified Diarrhoea Control  Fortnight (IDCF) • National Deworming Day (NDD) • Longitudinal Ageing Study in  India (LASI) • Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis  Programme • Centre for Integrative Medicine  an...
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Jan 13th, 2017
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Development of Northeast Region • The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, on Jan.18, 2016 inaugurated the Sikkim Organic Festival 2016, and addressed the Plenary Session of the National Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, at Gangtok in Sikkim. • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on Jan.19, 2016 unveiled the plaque for the foundation stone of the c...
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Jan 13th, 2017
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Corporate Affairs • MCA entrusted with the responsibility to administer the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Code) • The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) established • Stabilization of the Cost Records and Audit Rules...