National Current Affairs - 2019

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@CyberDost: Home Ministry launches Twitter account to spread awareness about cybercrimes

Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has launched Twitter account @CyberDost to spread awareness about cybercrimes and normal precautions to be taken. It is aimed at enhancing people’s basic knowledge about cybercrimes and precautions to be taken for prevention. @CyberDost This twitter handle will educate people about various channels through which complaints about cyber-crimes can Read More…

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Economist Surjit Bhalla resigns from Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council

Eminent economist and columnist Surjit Bhalla has resigned as part-time member of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister(EAC-PM). His resignation comes day after Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel, quit abruptly after months-long tussle over policy with government. Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) PMEAC is non-constitutional and non-statutory, non-permanent and independent Read More…

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Government inks $31 million loan agreement with ADB to develop tourism and boost jobs in Tamil Nadu

Union Government has inked $31 million loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Tamil Nadu Government’s Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (IDIPT). It is fourth loan tranche for this program aimed at building-up tourism industry and boost visitor arrivals in Tamil Nadu. Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (IDIPT) It is $250 million Read More…

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Union Cabinet approves implementation of Shahpurkandi Dam on river Ravi in Punjab

Union Cabinet has approved implementation of Shahpurkandi Dam Project on river Ravi in Punjab. It also has approved central assistance of Rs. 485.38 crore (for irrigation component) over five years period from 2019 to 2023. The project will be implemented by Punjab Government with central assistance. It will be completed by June 2022. Funding The Read More…

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CCEA approves strategic sale of Rural Electrification Corporation

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its in principle approval for strategic sale of Central Government’s existing 52.63% of total paid up equity shareholding in Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) to Power Finance Corporation (PFC) along with transfer of management control. Both REC and PFC are Central Public Sector Enterprises under the Ministry of Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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India Water Impact Summit 2018 held in New Delhi

The India Water Impact Summit-2018 was held in New Delhi. It was jointly organized by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga). Key Facts India Water Impact Summit is annual event where stakeholders get together to discuss, debate and develop model solutions for some of biggest Read More…

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SC approves Centre’s Witness Protection Scheme

Supreme Court has approved Witness Protection Scheme 2018 and directed Union and State Governments to enforce the same.  This scheme was framed by Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in response to PIL seeking protection for witnesses. Key Facts The apex court held that scheme will become law under Article 141/142 of Constitution till enactment Read More…

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