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India’s Longest Tunnel | PIB Summary

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will dedicate to the nation, India’s longest tunnel (road) – the 9-kilometre-long “Chenani – Nashri Tunnel” – on April 2nd, 2017. India’s Longest Tunnel | About India’s Longest Tunnel on NH-44 which connects Jammu with Srinagar, will reduce travel time between the two cities by up to two hours. …

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Tribunal Reorganisation | RSTV

In what might be creating huge uproar in the Parliament, the Government has proposed a large scale Tribunal Reorganisation by seeking to reduce the number of these quasi-judicial bodies and bring uniformity in the service conditions of their officials. The amendments proposed under the Finance Bill will alter several laws and allow the Government to …

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Malnutrition among Pre-School Children | PIB Summary

Malnutrition | Introduction Malnutrition among Pre-School Children is a serious problem. As per the National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB) third repeat survey report, 2012 for ten Indian States, 0.5% of children aged 1-5 years suffer from Vitamin-A deficiency manifested as Conjunctival Xerosis; and as per National Family Health Survey- 4 (2015-16) report, 58.4% children below …

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Policy For Domestic Workers | PIB Summary

A draft National Policy for Domestic workers is under consideration of the Government. Salient features Inclusion of Domestic Workers in the existing legislations Domestic workers will have the right to register as workers with the State Labour Department. Such registration will facilitate their access to rights & benefits accruing to them as workers Right to form …

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E-Cinepramaan | PIB Summary

E-Cinepramaan | VERY IMPORTANT Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has said that E-Cinepramaan – the Online Film Certification System of CBFC would facilitate the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of Ease of Doing Business and Digital India. The complete automation of the Film Certification Process would enable Good Governance making the entire …

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Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana | PIB Summary

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana, a ‘Scheme for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category’ will be launched in District Nellore, Andhra Pradesh on 1st April, 2017. Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana | Highlights Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment said that the Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens will be distributed …

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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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Promotion of AYUSH Mission | PIB Summary

The Government of India has approved and notified Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) on 29th September 2014. National AYUSH Mission The scheme envisages better access to AYUSH services; Strengthening of AYUSH educational institutions, Facilitate the enforcement of quality control of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani & Homoeopathy (ASU &H) drugs, and Sustainable availability …

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Employees’ Enrolment Campaign | PIB Summary

An Employees Enrolment Campaign has been launched by Employees Provident Fund Organisation during the period 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017, in order to extend social security benefits to all the eligible workers in the country. Employees Enrolment Campaign | Highlights During the Employees Enrolment Campaign, various financial incentives are being offered to establishments to enroll their workers. …

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UPSC Mains 2016 | Expected Questions

UPSC Mains 2016 | Expected Questions (Paper II) Creation of small states and good governance. Conflict between judiciary and executive. Niti Aayog and Cooperative Federalism. Electoral Reforms: Holding simultaneous elections to parliament and states and State Funding of Elections. Definition of Hindutva and use of religion in politics. Successes and failures of RTI. SMART Cities and …

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