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  • Apr 6, 2020
  • 1 Amendments to RTE Act 2019 - Rationale and Limitations [ Education, Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    An amendment to the Right to Education (RTE) Act has been approved by the Lok Sabha. No student could be held back/failed in a class until the end of elementary education i. e. Standard 8th Regular examination in classes V and VIII. To give a child additional opportunity to take

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  • 2 Skill Development and Healthcare [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Kurukshetra ]

    Improved health outcomes, Women empowerment, Job creation, Economic development and growth, New India@75 aims towards generating 15 lakh jobs in the public health sector by 2022.

    • Requirement of Mid-level Health Providers (MLHP) and Community Health Officers (CHOs).

    • Creation of

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  • Mar 31, 2020
  • 1 Former Pakistani President-Pervez Musharraf Case [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    A former military ruler. Death sentence for high treason. Resigned the presidency in 2008. Facing impeachment changes. Self-imposed exile until August 14,2010. Own political party, the All Pakistan Muslim League. Contested the general elections in 2013.

    • Lived under tight securit

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  • Mar 3, 2020
  • 1 Need for a New Antique Law and Anomaly Amendment to the Sports Broadcasting Signals Act [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    • Material culture- Groups such as littérateurs, historians, anthropologists and curators.

    • Laws have been framed with the agenda to preserve India’s material culture.

    • Rationality at the time of India’s Independence- Doesn’t fit with the country’s requirements.

    Concerns

    • Understan

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  • 2 Inter-State River Water Disputes Bill, 2019 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    Was introduced in the Lok Sabha. Amends the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956. Provides for the adjudication of disputes relating to waters of inter-state rivers and river valleys. The central govt. may be requested by the state govt. to refer an inter-state river disput

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  • 3 Grounds of Opposition: Primary Reasons, Tamil Nadu Opposing and Mullaperiyar Issue [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    Acting of the National Dam Safety Authority as the SDSO. Owned by One State and Located in Another. Extends over Multiple States

    Primary Reasons

    • Owned by a central public sector undertaking.

    • The state of Tamil Nadu argues that the Supreme Court in 2014 upheld the rights of Tamil

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  • Mar 2, 2020
  • 1 Dam Safety Bill 2018: Provisions and Bill to Address Issues Concerning Dam Safety Including [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Recently re-introduced in the Lok Sabha. 36 dam failures so far in the country. A lack of a uniform law and an administrative regime for dam safety.

    • Water is listed as a state subject.

    • Dam safety bill was first of all introduced in the Lok Sabha in 2010.

    Provisions

    • To help all

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  • 2 Upgradation of Medical Colleges/Hospitals [ Policy/Governance, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Government of India has decided to establish many new medical colleges in different states of the country. Its main aim is to establish district hospitals and medical colleges. Maximum number of medical colleges have been proposed for the state of Rajasthan.

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  • 3 Skill Development Programme Samarth Scheme [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Textiles has recently launched a skill development programme name Samarth Scheme. It aims at capacity building and providing skills to the people across all value chains in the textile sector. Under Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) in the textiles sector, ar

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  • Feb 24, 2020
  • 1 Crime Against Children [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Recently the POCSO Act has been amended to make it more effective. It has been made more proactive in dealing with crimes against children, child abuse in the country. Uttar Pradesh accounts for maximum number of crimes against children, whereas Nagaland constitutes the least amo

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  • Feb 22, 2020
  • 1 Going Online as Leaders’ Programme, Key Characteristic, Outcomes of the Project [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs recently announced the second phase of the program. The first phase was organized in March 2019. GOAL (Going Online as Leaders) is an initiative of Facebook to make tribal youth self-capable and self-reliant.

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  • Feb 14, 2020
  • 1 Financial Assistance to Sports Academies [ Policy/Governance, Sports, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The government of India recently has provided financial assistance for the Khelo India Scheme. The assistance is provided to organizations run by the government under Khelo India Scheme to academies run by Sports Authority of India as well as different Non-SAI academies accredite

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  • Jan 28, 2020
  • 1 Atal Bhujal Yojana Scheme [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Prime Minister launched Atal Bhujal Yojana on the occasion of the 95th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Atal Bhujal Yojana is a central sector scheme which the Union Cabinet approved with a total outlay of Rs. 6,000 crores and this is to be

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  • Jan 25, 2020
  • 1 Agricultural Produce Market Committee (AMPC) and Electronic National Agriculture Market ENAM [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    At the 6th World Congress on rural and Agriculture Finance, the finance Minister recommended all the state governments to dismantle APMCs and joint to eNAM, a Pan India Electronic trading platform. The government is planning to link all 7500 APMCs, weekly and bi-weekly temporary

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  • 2 Disha Act, 2019 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    To protect the Women and Children against the sexual offense, new legislation bill has been passed by the state Government of Andhra Pradesh i. e. , Disha Bill, 2019. Disha Bill was amended after the death of a veterinarian doctor in Hyderabad. Under the bill, justice will be del

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  • Jan 9, 2020
  • 1 Harmonized System Code to India’s Khadi [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s Khadi has been allocated a separate harmonized system Code by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Harmonized system is a six-digit identification code being developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO). This code is also referred to as the Universal Economic Langu

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  • Jan 7, 2020
  • 1 Carbon Credit Smoke Screen CO2 emissions [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies, Down-to-Earth ]

    In 2018 COP24 in Katowice (is a city in southern Poland) finalises elements of the Paris Rulebook on the format for national targets, financial reporting, transparency requirements, and the global stocktake. In 2019 Russia Agreement. The US triggers one-year countdown to final wi

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  • 2 Seed Bombing in Chattisgarh [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Down-to-Earth ]

    Seed bombing is a technique that introduces vegetation by throwing or dropping seed balls on barren land. This technique implies aerial reforestation and within a week a green carpet appears over the vacant patches. People from Rehmla Village in Chattisgarh Lakhanpur block march

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  • Jan 2, 2020
  • 1 National Institute of Design Amendment Bill, 2019 (NIDAB) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in Rajya Sabha by the Minister of Commerce and Industry on July 2019 to declare 4 National Institutes of Design as Institutions of National Importance. In the last 60 years, the parliament declared 141 institution

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  • 2 FASTag the technology of Radio frequency identification (RFID) [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    FASTag Are Electrically Based Toll Collection System Implemented by the Indian Highway Management Company (IHMCC) and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) Including National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI). Fastags Uses the Technology of Radio Frequency Identification (

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  • Dec 26, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse [ Health, Important Days, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment implements Central Sector Scheme of ‘Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse’ for identification, counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation. Financial assistance is provided for setting-up and running Integrate

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  • Dec 24, 2019
  • 1 2G Ethanol plant in Panipat [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The government is planning to set up twelve 2G ethanol bio-refinery plants in 11 states in India including Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Odisha, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh with an investment of 10,000 crores. Indian Oil has

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  • Dec 23, 2019
  • 1 Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Zero budget means without using any money or credit to purchase any inputs and other expenses in farming and natural farming means farming with nature and without chemicals. Farmers use products from nature like cow dung as manure. Zero Budget Natural Farming does not involve pes

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  • Dec 19, 2019
  • 1 Increase in Ex-gratia for fatal coal mine accidents [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The central government has increased the ex-gratia amount to Rs. 15 lakh from Rs. 5 Lakh for fatal accidents in the coal mine. This compensation will cover more than 3.5 lakh families of workers of Coal India.

    • It c

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  • 2 Plastic Waste in Development of Roads [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Non-Biodegradable plastic waste is one of the biggest threats to the environment and human health. To tackle the challenges of plastic waste the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway converting plastic waste with the Bitumen to build green, all-weather sustainable roads and High

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  • 3 Swachh-Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Swachh-Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan is launched under the Union Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to create awareness about drive and cleanliness program in 50 identified beaches. The beaches were identified from 10 coastal States/UTs these are Andhra Pradesh, Ke

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  • Nov 28, 2019
  • 1 SAFAR (System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) has been developed by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorological (IITM) Pune, Maharashtra and is operationalized by IMD. It is India’s first air quality early warning system launched in Delhi in 2010 during Commonwea

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  • Nov 27, 2019
  • 1 Suranga Bawadi Situated at Bijapur District in Karnataka [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Suranga Bawadi is an ancient 16th century underground water harvesting system has got placed in world Monument Watch List. It is going to receive funds from the World Monument Fund for the Restoration purpose as it has entered the World Monument Watch list for 2020. It is a part

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  • Nov 26, 2019
  • 1 Index of Industrial Production [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Index of Industrial Production comprises of eight core industries and non-core industries. It is an index which shows the growth rates in different industry groups of the economy. There is a separate index for eight core industries and collective index that is index of Industrial

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  • Oct 14, 2019
  • 1 Deployment of 300 Drones for Mapping the Country [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For the very first time the Survey of India (SOI) will use about 300 drones to map the country. The Survey of India is responsible for mapping and surveying entire country. The Survey of India is affiliated to the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

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  • Oct 11, 2019
  • 1 Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana Launched [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In a significant step towards the development of the agricultural sector, the Prime Minister of India launched an ambitious pension scheme for farmers in Ranchi (Jharkhand) on Sept 12,2019. The scheme is expected to connect Ranchi with India and the World.

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  • Sep 27, 2019
  • 1 50 Hectares of Degraded Land to Be Restored by 2030 [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change announced India has set target to restore 50 lakh hectare of its degraded land by 2030.14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noid

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  • Sep 22, 2019
  • 1 Dam Safety Bill 2019 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    The Jal Shakti Minister of India introduced the Dam Safety Bill 2019 in the Lok Sabha in August 2019. Various reasons have led to the establishment of a national authority to look into the institutional and legal safeguards as far as the management of dams is concerned.

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  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 1 RuPay Card Launched in UAE [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In a significant development to boost India’s relationship with UAE, the serving Prime Minister of India on his UAE visit dated 24th August 2019 launched RuPay card at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. UAE has become the first country in the Gulf region where RuPay card has been la

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  • 2 Sustainable Fashion Project SU.RE Launched [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Minister for Textiles launched Project SURE on 22 August 2019 on the occasion of Lakmé Fashion Winter/Festive 2019 held in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The aim is to promote sustainable fashion contributing towards a clean environment.

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  • Sep 6, 2019
  • 1 Tiger Census Report 2018 Released [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    With About 3000 tigers, India is one of the world’s largest and most secure habitats. The number of tigers in Gir Forest there has increased by 27 per cent. The report released in August 2019 highlights about the significant achievement of India in conserving wildlife. India is n

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  • 2 Renovated National Food Laboratory Inaugurated at Ghaziabad [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In a significant step towards promoting health and welfare, the Union Health Minister of India on August 23,2019 on the occasion of 13thanniversary of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 launched renovated National Food Laboratory at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.

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  • 3 Inauguration of a National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology in Coimbatore [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural Sciences hosted the inauguration of the National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology on 24thAugust 2019 in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu by the Union Environment and Forest Minister of India. The centre is expected to explore the i

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  • Aug 24, 2019
  • 1 Paramarsh Scheme [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Paramarsh Scheme is the UGC scheme launched on 18th July 2019 in New Delhi by The Union Minister for Human Resource Development. The scheme aims towards Mentoring National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) Accreditation Aspirant Institutions to promote Quality Assurance

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  • Aug 16, 2019
  • 1 Price for Sovereign Gold Bonds Fixed at Rs3443 Per Gram by the Centre [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The government of India has fixed the new series of Sovereign Gold Bonds at Rs3443 opening on July 8. SGBs are government securities denominated in grams of gold. They are substitutes for holding physical gold.

    Investors have to pay the issue price in cash and the bonds will be

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  • Aug 9, 2019
  • 1 One Nation One Ration Card to Be Implemented by July 2020 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    One Nation One Ration Card idea is an effort of the government to benefit crores of beneficiaries by July 2020. The Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution unveiled the government efforts towards the same scheme.

    Ration Cards are official documents issue

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  • Aug 6, 2019
  • 1 Pension Coverage to Crores of Farmers [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Cabinet has approved a new Central Sector Scheme to empower farmers across India. The Central Government would spend Rs. 10774.50 crore for a period of 3 years towards its contribution (matching share) for providing social security cover as envisaged under the scheme.

    Approx. 5

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  • Aug 5, 2019
  • 1 Monthly Pension Scheme for Retail Traders and Shopkeepers Cleared by the Union Cabinet [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Cabinet has approved Rs. 3000 monthly pension scheme for small retail traders and shopkeepers after age of 60 years. Scheme is based on self-declaration as no documents are required except bank account and Aadhaar Card.

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  • Aug 3, 2019
  • 1 Social Science Researchers Must Pay Attention Towards Societal Problems [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    On 13 May 2019 Speaking at the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), the Vice President said the objective of every research outcome should be to better the lives of the people.

    The upliftment of the poor should be the goal of soci

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  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 1 PRASAD Scheme Cites [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To develop pilgrimage and heritage destinations in the country, Government has included Gangotri, Yamunotri in Uttarakhand, Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh and Parasnath in Jharkhand under Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASAD).

    The number of si

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  • Jul 29, 2019
  • 1 ‘SPARROW-CBIC’ Project for Online Writing of APAR [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    This Project leverages modern technology for enhancing the overall efficiency and morale of the huge workforce working in Central GST and Customs formations of CBIC. The Project is an important milestone in the journey towards digitisation and paper less working. It includes ove

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  • Jul 24, 2019
  • 1 The GOI & IIT-Delhi to Set Up a Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for setting up a Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies.

    This includes implementation of susta

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  • 2 FTII -Pune Has Been Granted Approval for Five Courses Under Applied Arts and Crafts Category [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The All India Council for Technical Education has given approval to the Film and Television Institute of India for launching five courses. sFTII is the first and only institute in the country to receive such recognition in this category.

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  • Jul 23, 2019
  • 1 ICAT - a World Class Automotive Testing Centre [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), Manesar is located in the northern automotive hub of India. It is a leading world class automotive testing, certification and R&D service provider under the aegis of NATRiP (National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastruc

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  • Jul 20, 2019
  • 1 China Builds Rail Line in Sri Lanka Under Its Belt and Road Initiative [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Geography ]

    China’s Belt and Road Initiative Programme is to connect Asia with Africa and Europe via land and maritime networks along six corridors. The aim is to improve regional integration increasing trade and stimulating the economic growth.

    This was the first rail line to be built in S

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  • Jul 12, 2019
  • 1 Indian Railways Rail Drishti Launched by Piyush Goyal [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Railways ]

    Rail Drishti is a portal that gathers information from various sources on a single platform and gives access to key statistics and parameters to every citizen of the country launched on Feb 26,2019. This dashboard can be accessed through desktop, laptop and smartphones. The statu

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  • Jul 5, 2019
  • 1 Kumbh Sanitation Plan [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Kumbh Mela of 2019 succeeded in a big way to send out a message of sanitation to the society. Kumbh Mela is being held in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj from January 15 to March 4. Nearly lakhs of pilgrims attend this fair over the course of approximately 55 auspicious days to bat

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  • Jun 18, 2019
  • 1 🌟 National Policy for Domestic Workers Enacted by Central Govt. [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Any separate law to protect interest of domestic workers has not been enacted by Central Government. Ministry of Labour & Employment is considering to formulate National Policy on Domestic Workers which is indraft stage.

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