Government policy Current Affairs - 2019

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Recommendations of Ajay Shankar Committee on Replacing Multiple Prior Permissions

Government-constituted expert committee to examine the Possibility of Replacing Multiple Prior Permissions with Pre-Existing Regulatory Mechanism has submitted its recommendations. The 11 member committee was headed by Ajay Shanka, Former Secretary of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). Key Recommendations Introduction of credible third-party certification in most areas of regulation to cut down on Read More…

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Union Government unveils National Capital Goods Policy 2016

The Union Government has unveiled a National Capital Goods Policy 2016 to give an impetus to the capital goods sector and the Make in India initiative. It was unveiled by Union Minister of Heavy Industry & Public Enterprise Anant Geet on the occasion of the Make in India Week held in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This is Read More…

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Union Government releases Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North-East

Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas (MoPNG) has released the Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for north-east India. The Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 outlines steps to leverage the hydrocarbon sector for social and economic development of the north-east region. The states covered under it are Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, Mizoram and Tripura. Key features Read More…

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