Government policy Current Affairs - 2020

Delhi cabinet approves new policy on pollution

On December 24, 2019, CM of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal introduced a new policy to make Delhi the capital of Electric vehicles. Under the policy, the government has planned to provide subsidies to electric vehicles. Highlights The goal of the policy is to ensure that 25% of new vehicles registered are electric by 2024. Along with Read More…

Government approves proposal for setting up of water aerodromes in the country

Union Civil Aviation Ministry has given in-principle approval to set up water aerodromes in the country. To start with it has identified five states: Odisha, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Assam for development of water aerodromes. In the first phase of the project, Chilka Lake (Odisha), Sabarmati River Front and Sardar Sarovar Dam (Gujarat) have Read More…

Union Government to adopt three-pronged approach to spur internal trade

The Union Government may soon consider adopting a three-pronged approach to revitalise domestic retail and wholesale trade. The three-pronged approach includes (i) Establishing a regulatory body for national internal trade (retail and wholesale) (ii) Comprehensive domestic trade policy and (ii) Board for Internal Trade. Need for new approach Domestic trade mainly comprises non-corporate small businesses Read More…

Union Government unveils Defence Procurement Procedure 2016

The Union Government has unveiled Defence Procurement Procedure 2016 (DPP 2016). It was unveiled by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on the sidelines of the Defexpo-2016 held in Goa. The DPP 2016 will replace the Defence Procurement Procedure 2013 (DPP 2013) and shall come into force on 1 April 2016. Highlights of DPP 2016 Aim: Read More…

Union Government notifies Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016

Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has notified new Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules. These new rules seek to curb over 6000 tonnes of uncollected plastic waste generated daily by industries. The PWM Rules 2016 will replace the Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2011. These rules more stringent and are related Read More…