Current Affairs – December, 2015

Union Cabinet approves Raptor MoU for conservation of migratory birds of prey

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to sign Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia. This MoU is also called as the ‘Raptor MoU’ under the Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS). With signing it, India will become the 54th signatory to the MoU. Read More…

Union Cabinet gives nod for India-Australia Civil Nuclear Cooperation deal

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the India-Australia Civil Nuclear Cooperation deal that came into force on November 13, 2015. The deal along with the administrative arrangement for implementing the accord will bolster India’s energy security by supporting the expansion of nuclear power in the country. Background India and Australia had Read More…

CCEA approves Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme for textile sector

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved introduction of Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (ATUFS) for technology upgradation of the textiles industry. Decision in this regard was taken by CCEA meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. The ATUFS replaces existing Revised Restructured Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (RR-TUFS) to Read More…

Union Cabinet approves construction of 69 bridges on Trilateral Highway in Myanmar

The Union Cabinet has approved the construction of 69 Bridges including Approach Roads on the Tamu-Kyigone-Kalewa (TKK) road section of the Trilateral Highway in Myanmar. Decision in this regard was taken by Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. These bridges will be constructed at a cost of Rs.371.58 crore Read More…

Union Government unveils National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020

Union Government has unveiled National Biotechnology Development Strategy (NBDS) 2015-2020 to establish India as a world-class bio-manufacturing hub. It was unveiled by the Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi. Key facts NBDS intends to launch a major mission under the Make in India programme backed with significant investments for the Read More…