Government Policies Current Affairs - 2019

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President launches National Student Startup Policy

President Pranab Mukherjee launched the National Student Startup Policy (NSSP) to promote technology-driven student start-ups. It was launched during the second Visitor’s Conference held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.  Key facts The NSSP has been formulated by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It aims to create 1 lakh technology based student start-ups Read More…

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Maharashtra becomes first state to adopt Fly Ash Utilization Policy

Maharashtra became the first state in the country to adopt the Fly Ash Utilization Policy. It was approved by state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The policy paves way for prosperity by generating wealth from waste and environment protection. Key Facts The policy seeks 100% use of fly ash generated from thermal Read More…

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Union Government notifies new import policy for marble & travertine blocks

Union Government has notified new import policy for marble & travertine blocks with effect from October 1, 2016. The policy aims to balance the interests of domestic consumers, producers and processors, and ease the system for import of marble & travertine blocks. Key Features of the Policy It ends the quantitative restriction on the import Read More…

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Rajasthan becomes first state to approve sewage & waste water policy

Rajasthan has become the first state in the country to approve sewage and waste water policy. The first of its kind policy was approved by the State Cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in Jaipur. Key Facts Under this policy, all district headquarters, heritage cities, and cities in the state which have more Read More…

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Union Government unveils National Mineral Exploration Policy

The Union Government has unveiled National Mineral Exploration Policy (NMEP), 2016 for adaptation of comprehensive exploration of non-fuel and non-coal mineral resources. It was unveiled by the Union Minister of Steel and Mines Narendra Singh Tomar at National conclave on mines and minerals at Raipur in Chhattisgarh. Key Highlights of NMEP, 2016 Aims to bring Read More…

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Union Cabinet approves National Mineral Exploration Policy

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the National Mineral Exploration Policy (NMEP). The NMEP primarily aims at accelerating the exploration activity in the country through enhanced participation of the private sector. Key Facts The policy seeks to uncover full mineral potential in order to put the nation’s mineral resources Read More…

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Railway Ministry launches two liberalised Policies

The Union Railway Ministry has launched two policies related to Parcel Cargo Train Express and Parcel Leasing. They were launched by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. They are Liberalised Comprehensive Parcel Leasing Policy (CPLP) and Liberalised policy on Parcel Cargo Express Trains (PCET). These policies were launched as part of 2016-17 Rail Budget announcements to Read More…

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