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RBI tweaks Gold Monetisation Scheme

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made changes with the Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS) to allow charitable institutions, central government entities and state government entities to deposit gold under GMS. Now the entities allowed to deposit gold under the scheme include Resident Indians [Individuals, HUFs, Proprietorship & Partnership firms, Trusts including Mutual Funds/Exchange Traded Read More…

West Bengal exits Ayushman Bharat scheme

The government of West Bengal has decided to exit from the Centre’s ambitious Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana. Reasons cited by the West Bengal for the Withdrawal The letter of the West Bengal government to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Family Welfare,  Government of India  has cited the following reasons for Read More…

National Clean Air Programme Launched

The Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). The programme aims to tackle the challenge of increasing pollution in the cities and towns. Features of the Programme The important features of the programme are: It is a five-year action plan with a tentative target of 20-30% reduction in concentrations of PM10 and PM2.5 Read More…

NIC Command and Control Centre Inaugurated

The Minister for Electronics and IT (MeitY) Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated the National Informatics Centre (NIC)’s Command and Control Centre (CCC) and its Centre for Excellence in Artificial Intelligence. Role of Centre’s Command & Control Centre National Informatics Centre hosts over 10,000 e-Governance applications and offers Data Centre and Cloud services to the Government. The Read More…

SC sets up panel for to suggest reforms for holding competitive exams

The Supreme Court has suggested setting up of a three-member panel comprising of Nandan Nilekani, a co-founder of Infosys, and renowned computer scientist Vijay P Bhatkar to suggest reforms for conducting of competitive examinations fairly by government bodies. The Supreme Court has asked advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the petitioner, to suggest a name besides Read More…

Union Cabinet approves setting up of 3 New AIIMS

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of three new AIIMS institutions. The three new institutions would come up at Vijaynagar at Samba of Jammu Region, Awantipora in Pulwama of Kashmir Region and Rajkot in Gujarat under the pradhan mantri swasthya suraksha yojana. The two new AIIMS for Jammu Read More…

Chhattisgarh withdraws general consent accorded to the CBI to probe cases in the state

The government of Chhattisgarh has withdrawn the general consent accorded to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the cases in the state. The general consent was withdrawn under Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946. Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) derives its powers Read More…

Global Economic Prospects report 2019- Key Facts

The World Bank has released the Global Economic Prospects report 2019 titled “Darkening Skies”. The key findings of the report are: Growth among advanced economies is expected to drop to 2 per cent this year. Slowing external demand, rising borrowing costs and persistent policy uncertainties may weigh on the outlook for Emerging Market and Developing Economies Read More…