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MoPNG e-Seva | PIB Summary

Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launched MoPNG e-Seva, a dedicated grievances redressal platform on Social Media for all queries and grievances relating to Oil and Gas Sector. About Mo&PNG e Seva The MOP&NG e-Seva is an integrated grievances redressal platform across social media   for all Oil & Gas related service issues. This …

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Promoting Cashless Transaction | PIB Summary

Cashless Transaction : The data on payment system indicators such as Paper Clearing, National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) and National Automated Clearing House (NACH), registered growth in December, 2016 as compared to November 2016. However, the same showed a decline in January 2017 as compared to December 2016.  Cashless Transaction | Report Card Immediate Payment …

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Policy Initiatives In Food Processing Sector | PIB Summary

Sr. No. Initiatives Impact 1 Creation of a Special Fund of Rs. 2000 crore in NABARD Availability of affordable credit to Mega Food Parks and food processing units set up therein Rs. 465 crore sanctioned to 12 number of Projects and Rs. 91 crore disbursed  2 Launched Investors Portal. Information on potential and opportunities for investment …

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Fund of Fund For Start-Ups | PIB Summary

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the following proposals with regard to the Fund of Funds of Start-ups (FFS) which was established in June, last year with a corpus of Rs. 1,000 crores. Fund of Fund For Start-Ups | Details Alternate Investment Funds (AIFs) supported by FFS shall …

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Cabinet Approves Four GST Bills | PIB Summary

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the following four GST related bills: The Central Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The CGST Bill) The Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The IGST Bill) The Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The UTGST Bill) The Goods …

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National Health Mission (NHM) | PIB Summary

The National Health Mission (NHM) aims for attainment of universal access to equitable, affordable and quality health care services, accountable and responsive to people’s needs, with effective inter-sectoral convergent action to address the wider social determinants of health. National Health Mission | Key programmatic components Health Systems Strengthening including infrastructure, human resource, drugs & equipment, ambulances, …

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Madhesi Unrest | RSTV

Nepal’s Terai region “Madhes” is burning again. The residents of Terai region Madhes, known as ‘Madhesis’ are protesting against the plan to hold local body elections (Village Panchayats, sub-metropolitan areas and the Municipal Corporations of the Metropolitan areas) before their demand for amending the constitution are met. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal had formed his …

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National Health Policy, 2017 | PIB Summary

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the National Health Policy, 2017 (NHP, 2017).  The Policy seeks to reach everyone in a comprehensive integrated way to move towards wellness. National Health Policy | Objective It aims at achieving universal health coverage and delivering quality health care services to all at …

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River Water Disputes Bill | PIB Summary

Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti introduced Inter-State River Water Disputes Bill (Amendment), 2017. River Water Disputes Bill | Background Inter-state river water disputes are on the rise on account of increase in water demands by the States. The Inter State Water Dispute Act, 1956 which provides the …

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