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Last updated: Jan 18 2019 16:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Introduction of a Bill further to amend the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 to include certain Communities in the list of the Scheduled Tribes in relation to the State of Assam. 9.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
  1.  Gist of Bill: On the basis of recommendation of State of Assam, it is proposed to amend the Schedule to the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 relating to Assam, to grant Scheduled Tribe status to the communities, namely, Chutiya  Matak  Moran Koch Rajbongshi Tai Ahom  Mal Paharia    Kawar    Lodha    Baiga   Nagasia   Bhil   Gorait   Halba   Majwar   Dhanwar   Asur Pradhan   Khond   Korwa   Kherwar   Chero   ...
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10% reservation bill for general category poor is a historic step and a reflection of Government’s commitment for the poor, says PM 9.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Prime Minister has said that the constitutional amendment bill providing 10% reservation for general category poor is a historic step for the uplift of the poor and a reflection of the Government’s commitment to Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas.
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National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) 8.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) has been constituted under Section 171 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 to ensure that the reduction in rate of tax or the benefit of input tax credit is passed on to the recipient by way of commensurate reduction in prices.
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I&B Ministry invites comments on Cinematograph Act (Amendment) Bill 8.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
In order to check film piracy, particularly release of pirated version of films on internet which causes huge losses to the film industry and government exchequer, Ministry of I&B intends to have an enabling provision in the Cinematograph Act, 1952.
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Special Funds for Transgenders 8.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has introduced a Bill titled "The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016" in the Lok Sabha on 2.8.2016, having the provisions of  recognition of identity of transgender person, prohibition against discrimination, welfare measures by government, obligation of establishments and other persons, educational, social security and health of transgender person and National Council for transgender persons etc. The Bill was referred to the Lok Sabha Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment for examination and report.
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Reservation Provisions for SC/ST/OBC 8.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Reservation in admission of students belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Central Educational Institutions established, maintained or aided by the Central Government is enforced through the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admissions) Act, 2006 as amended from time to time.
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Diversion of highly subsidized urea towards non-agricultural purposes negligible after mandatory production and distribution of only Neem Coated Urea 8.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Minister of State for Planning (IC) and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, in a written reply to a question on neem coated urea, in Lok Sabha today, said that ‘Diversion of highly subsidized urea towards non-agricultural purposes is negligible among farmers after the introduction of the mandatory policy of production and distribution of only Neem Coated Urea’, as per a studyinstituted by Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW), to determine the impact of Neem Coated Urea.
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Union Home Minister introduces the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha 8.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh introduced the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha today. The Bill seeks to facilitate acquisition of citizenship by six identified minority communities namely Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Christians and Parsis from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh who came to India before 31st Dec., 2014.
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Monitoring of Accidents on National Highways 7.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
As per the provisions in the Concession Agreement BOT/OMT, the Concessionaire is required to provide one ambulance, one crane/one patrolling vehicle at each fee plaza. There is also one first aid room at every toll plaza.
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Minimum wages in MGNREGA 7.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Wage rates for workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005 are notified and revised annually based on Consumer Price Index-Agricultural Labourers (CPI-AL) by the Central Government in accordance with the provisions of Section 6(1) of the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA.
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Payment delays in MGNREGA 7.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
As per Management Information System (MIS), State/UT-wise percentage of timely generation of pay order under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) since FY 2014-15 to FY 2017-18 is at Annexure-I.
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Employment for Divyangs 7.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Several steps have been taken by the Government for ensuring employment for divyangs. Section 34(1) of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 mandates reservation of not less than four percent of the total number of vacancies in Government Establishments for persons with benchmark disabilities.
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Government notifies High Level committee for implementation of Clause 6 of Assam Accord 6.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Government has notified the High Level Committee (HLC) for implementation of Clause 6 of Assam Accord. Committee has been given a broad mandate. It is headed by Shri M.P. Bezbarauah and includes eminent Assamese persons from different fields.
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Shri Piyush Goyal holds a high level review meeting with the entire Railway Board, all General Managers of Zonal Railways & Divisional Railway Managers 4.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal held a high level review meeting with the entire Railway Board, all General Manager of Zonal Railways & Divisional Railway Managers of all the 68 Railway divisions (DRMs were linked through Video Conferencing) yesterday on 03rd January’ 2019 at Rail Bhawan.
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DIPP Clarification regarding Press Note 2 (2018) 4.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
FDI policy on e-commerce, first pronounced through Press Note 2 of 2000, permitted 100% FDI in B2B e-commerce activities. With a view to clarify the already existing policy framework, after extensive stakeholder consultations, Press Note 3 was issued by DIPP in 2016.
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Proposals for New Atomic Power Plants 3.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
At present, there are nine (9) nuclear power reactors at various stages of construction, targeted for completion by 2024-25. In addition, twelve (12) more nuclear power reactors have been accorded administrative approval and financial sanction by the Government in June 2017.
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Acquisition of Tribal Land 3.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
In so far as land related issues are concerned, the Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Land Resources (DoLR), is the nodal Ministry at the Centre, which plays a monitoring role in the field of land reforms.
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The BBBP advocacy campaign is focussed on creating awareness and discouraging the practice of child marriage 3.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) programme is working to ensure the education of girls and reduce dropouts, thus delaying their marriage. A significant part of the BBBP advocacy campaign is focussed on creating awareness and discouraging the practice of child marriage.
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Following is the Text of the Article written by the Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley entitled “Two years of insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC)” 3.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
          The Congress left behind the legacy of an anachronic system of resolving commercial insolvency.  The Companies Act had a provision of winding up a company if it is unable to pay its debt.
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Cabinet approves Amendment to the Trade Unions Act, 1926 to make provisions regarding Recognition of Trade Unions 2.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
            The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved Amendment to the Trade Unions Act, 1926 to make provisions regarding Recognition of Trade Unions.   Benefits:             The approval will facilitate:   Recognition of Trade Unions at Central and State level; Ensure true representation of workers in the tripartite bodies; Check on the arbitrary nomination of workers’ representatives by the Government; and Reduce litigations and industrial unrest.
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