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  • Haryana government approved new Pharmaceutical Policy

    February 5, 2019
    The Haryana government approved the Haryana Pharmaceutical Policy 2019, which envisages to establish a state-of-the-art pharma park at Karnal. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at Chandigarh, Punjab. The new policy aims to develop Haryana into a hub for pharmaceutical manufacturing by facilitating and creating a holistic industry and academia. The Cabinet also gave its nod for the Haryana Micro Small and Medium... Read More


    NCLAT directed RCom not to sell any asset sans prior approval

    February 5, 2019
    The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) directed the Reliance Communications (RCom) or any third party cannot sell, transfer or alienate any of its assets (movable and immovable) without the appellate tribunal’s or the Supreme Court’s permission.
    The directive came after RCom moved the NCLAT for withdrawal of its appeal against an NCLT order, directing the firm to pay Rs.550 crore to Ericsson, to pursue the resolution plan through the National Company Law Tribunal... Read More
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    Aadhaar made mandate for second instalment PM KISAN

    February 5, 2019
    Farmers who wish to avail themselves of benefits under PM-KISAN must have Aadhaar identification to get the money from the second installment, which would be paid by July 2019. PM-KISAN is a new income support scheme announced in the Union Budget. However, this would not be compulsory for the first installment expected to be disbursed by March 31, before the Lok Sabha polls.
    States have been told to prepare a database of beneficiaries, small and marginal landholder farmer families in all... Read More
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    BMC to link over Rs.52,000 crore in reserves to citys infrastructure

    February 5, 2019
    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has linked all its reserves (in fixed deposits), totalling Rs.52,635 crore, to infrastructure projects of Mumbai, Maharashtra.
    The BMC had borrowed around Rs.3,000 crore from fixed deposits (FDs) towards its projects but ended up needing just Rs.574 crore. It plans to borrow Rs.5,708 crore from FDs for its immediate needs and has set aside Rs.22,902 crore for committed liabilities.
    Category: Indian Affairs


    ICS launched Swasth Naari, Shakti Hamaari campaign

    February 5, 2019
    The Indian Cancer Society (ICS) launched Swasth Naari, Shakti Hamaari campaign in Mumbai, Maharashtra to spread awareness of cancer among underprivileged women and enable early detection of the disease.
    The campaign was launched on the occasion of World Cancer Day. ICS in collaboration with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca organized the campaign.
    It aims to conduct free and specialized cancer-screening camps for women in high-priority districts of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and... Read More


    Telangana State approves the creation of Mulugu district

    February 5, 2019
    The Telangana State government has approved for the creation of Mulugu as a new district. It is carved out from Bhupalpalli district.
     This would be the sixth district to be created from the erstwhile Warangal district.
    The State government has issued a notification calling for objections and suggestions from the public on December 31.
    The one-month period duration expired on January 30. There were no objections to the proposals from the public.
    The district headquarters is... Read More
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    USA and 11 EU nations back Guaido as Interim President

    February 5, 2019
    Eleven European nations joined the U.S. in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim President. This is to heighten a global showdown over Nicolas Maduro’s socialist rule. The 11 EU nations followed suit are Spain, Austria, Britain, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, and Sweden. An interim president is a person who temporarily fills the role of a country's president when the incumbent president is unavailable (such as by... Read More
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    Sports Ministry demands Rs.500 crore for its promotion

    February 5, 2019
    The Karnataka Ministry for Youth Empowerment and Sports said that he has sought Rs.500 crore for the sports promotion and to build infrastructure facilities in the State Budget for 2019-20. Four divisions, the coastal region, Bengaluru, North Karnataka, and Hyderabad Karnataka, have been identified for sports promotion. The State government is yet to release Rs.5 crore for providing incentives to talented sportspersons and achievers.
    Category: Sports


    ICT Academy Bridge 2019 Conference Inaugurated in Tamil Nadu

    February 5, 2019
    Dr M. Manikandan, Minister for Information Technology of Tamil Nadu inaugurated ‘ICT Academy Bridge 2019’ conference in the city that witnessed more than 1,000 participants from government, industry and academia. Organized by ICT Academy, the 37th edition of the conference is the largest Industry-Institute Interaction Event of Asia. The conference was organized under the theme “Fostering India for Industry 4.0”.
    ICT Academy – TN Icon Awards 2019 ICT Academy... Read More
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    Around 1.38 lakh MSME Projects set up by women entrepreneurs

    February 5, 2019
    Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) is empowering women entrepreneurs through its different schemes.   1.38 lakh projects have been set up by the women entrepreneurs under Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) Scheme since inception and upto 23.01.2019.   The projects set up by women entrepreneurs are about 30% of total projects set up under PMEGP.  Minister of State (Independent Charge) for MSME, Giriraj Singh, informed this in reply... Read More


    India-Monaco Business Forum Held in New Delhi

    February 5, 2019
    Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the Indo-Monaco Business Forum in New Delhi. The Bilateral trade between India and Monaco in 2017-18 was USD 3.01 million, and there is immense potential to scale up the bilateral trade between the two nations.
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    Indian squash player Ramit Tandon win Seattle Open title

    February 5, 2019
    Indian squash player Ramit Tandon defeated Egyptian Mohamed El Sherbini in the finals to win the Seattle Open, a PSA challenger squash Tour event here. The top-seeded Indian, who rose to his career high ranking of 58 in the latest February list, won 11-4, 11-7, 2-11, 11-2 for his first PSA title in the new year and fourth title overall in his career. Tandon was fluent right through till the final and his only moment of hesitation came in the third game. A superior choice of strokes held the... Read More
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    Uniphore Software Systems Secured Prestigious Aegis Graham Bell Award 2019

    February 5, 2019
    Under this scheme, the beneficiaries will be provided with scholarships to pursue higher education in professional courses at free of cost. Children of farmers who have taken admission at Government Professional colleges on merit basis are eligible for this scheme. Odisha Government has also launched drinking water projects worth Rs 1,050 crore to supply safe drinking water in the district. About Odisha ♦ Capital: Bhubaneswar ♦ Governor: Ganeshi Lal ♦ Chief minister:... Read More
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    ISRO set to launch GSAT 31 from French Guiana

    February 5, 2019
    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch its 40th communication satellite GSAT-31 from the spaceport in French Guiana.
    It weighs about 2,535 kg. The satellite is scheduled for launch on board the Ariane-5 from Kourou in French Guiana. The satellite provides Indian mainland and island coverage.  SAT-31 will be used for supporting Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) networks, television uplinks, digital satellite news gathering, DTH television services, cellular... Read More


    Odisha launched Kalia scholarship scheme to boost education for farmers children

    February 5, 2019
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched a scholarship scheme named ‘KALIA Chhatravritti Yojana‘, for the children of farmers under Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme in Keonjhar district. Under this scheme, the beneficiaries will be provided with scholarships to pursue higher education in professional courses at free of cost. Children of farmers who have taken admission at Government Professional colleges on merit basis are eligible for... Read More


    Assam tops in budgetary practices followed by states: Transparency International

    February 5, 2019
    According to a survey by Transparency International, Assam tops in the ranking of best practices followed by states in budget formulation.
    Assam is the only state which has published a citizens budget in the public domain and Assam government is only government to conduct budget awareness campaign across 17 districts. Assam was followed by Andhra Pradesh and Odisha while Meghalaya, Manipur, and Punjab were figured at lower positions. About Transparency International ♦... Read More
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