Socio-Economic Current Affairs - 2020

Union Cabinet approves release of additional installment of DA and DR

The Union Cabinet on 7 April 2015 gave its nod to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners. The approved additional installment of DA/DR is at the rate of six percent increase over the existing rate of 107 percent with effect from 1 January Read More…

April 7: World Health Day

World health Day was observed all over the world on April 7, 2015. Theme for year 2015 was “food safety” with the slogan from farm to plate, make food safe. The theme highlights Need to make food free from viruses, microbes and chemicals substances that are responsible for more than 200 diseases. Indirectly unsafe food Read More…

Rajasthan passes bill to ban camel slaughter

Rajasthan Government on 27 March 2015 passed the Rajasthan Camel (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Bill, 2015. It was passed in state legislative assembly by a voice vote. The bill bans the slaughter, trading and unauthorised transportation of camels in the state. It also prescribes rigorous punishment for its violation including Read More…

National Consumer Day being observed on 24th December

In India, 24th December is observed as National Consumer Day. On this day the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received the assent of the President. The enactment of this Act was considered as a historic milestone in the consumer movement in the country. This Act aims to provide consumers with effective safeguards against different types of Read More…

Government re-launches Kisan Vikas Patra

On 18th November 2014, Union Government re-launched Kisan Vikas Patra scheme (KVP) in New Delhi to encourage the habit of small savings among the citizens. The scheme will soon be made available through designated branches of nationalized banks across the country. The previous KVP was discontinued in 2011. The scheme was very popular among the Read More…