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  • Union Cabinet has approved the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Siddhi Scheme

    June 10, 2019
    Union Cabinet has approved the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Siddhi Scheme. It will cost over Rs.87,000 crore a year to the exchequer. The government has announced its decision to extend the benefit of Rs.6,000 per year under the PM-KISAN scheme to all 14.5 crore farmers in the country, irrespective of the size of their landholding.
    Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Siddhi: The scheme was launched on 24th February 2019 in the run-up to the 2019 Parliamentary elections in Gorakhpur, Uttar... Read More

    The G20 Summit ended with the issual of joint statement on trade and the digital economy

    June 10, 2019
    In the G20 Summit, the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors from the Group of 20 economies issued a joint statement on trade and the digital economy. The meeting was held in Tsukuba, Japan on 8 and 9 June 2019. Aim: The G20 Summit was focused on the ways to promote trade and cooperation among the G20 countries in order to harness the potential of the digital economy. New tax rules: The Finance Ministers discussed new tax rules on global IT giants as well as the impact of aging... Read More

    SEBI signed MoU with MCA to facilitate the sharing of data and information for regulatory purposes

    June 10, 2019
    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). Aim: The MoU will ensure that both the MCA and the SEBI have seamless linkage for regulatory purposes and in addition to regular exchange of data. It also aims to facilitate the continous sharing of data and information for carrying out scrutiny, inspection, investigation, and prosecution. Benefits: The MoU will facilitate the sharing of data and... Read More

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lead the event of #YogaDay2019 at Ranchi

    June 10, 2019
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the International Day of Yoga 2019 celebrations to be held in Ranchi on June 21.
    Around 30,000 people are expected to participate in the main event. This function will attend to by several State Dignitaries, besides the Yoga Organisations and Yoga Gurus. Ministry of AYUSH planned every year observation of the International Day of Yoga across the country.
    The ministry successfully organized several programs during the last four years in connection... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India partners with Portugal to set up a national maritime heritage museum at Lothal

    June 10, 2019
    India has partnered with Portugal to set up a national maritime heritage museum at Lothal in Gujarat. The Indian Navy will be the stakeholder in the project and the Portuguese Navy will assist as they have experience in it by administering the maritime museum in Lisbon, Portugal. India is to follow a similar model of the maritime museum. Implementation of the project: In March 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the project and the Government of India has... Read More

    Ministry for Information and Broadcasting instituted Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman (AYDMS)

    June 10, 2019
    The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) has instituted its first Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman (AYDMS). It was announced by the Minister Prakash Javadekar. The aim of the award is to acknowledge the positive role & responsibility of media in disseminating the outreach of Yoga in India and abroad. The award will be conferred to Media Houses engaged in Print Media, Electronic and (Television & Radio).
    Prize: The award comprises of a special... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Union Minister Piyush Goyal leads Indian delegation to G20 Ministerial meeting in Japan

    June 10, 2019
    Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal participated as Indian delegation for the two-day G20 Ministerial meeting on Trade and Digital Economy at Tsukuba city in Japan.
    The discussions will take place in the developments of the global trade situation, WTO matters, and digital trade.
    He will hold dialogue with other participating Trade Ministers on current international trade and investments. The G-20 Trade Ministers deliberations form part of the G-20 Summit Leaders agenda in the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Reserve Bank of India imposed 2 crore penalty on Kotak Mahindra Bank

    June 10, 2019
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a penalty of 2 crore on Kotak Mahindra Bank for not furnishing information about the dilution of promoter shareholding. The penalty imposed in exercise of powers vested in it under the provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. It is mainly based on the deficiencies in regulatory compliance  It is not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the bank. The bank failed to comply and a show cause... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Japan defeat Mexico and won FIH Hockey Series

    June 10, 2019
    International Hockey Federation (IHF) conducted Men's Hockey Series. The Final match is played at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar Japan defeated Mexico by a goal 3 - 1. About International Hockey Federation (FIH) Founded: 7 January 1924 Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland Membership: 137 national associations Motto: FairPlay Friendship Forever President: Narinder Batra CEO: Thierry Weil  About Japan  Capital: Tokyo Currency: Japanese yen Prime minister: Shinz Abe... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Romila Thapar elected as a member of American Philosophical Society

    June 10, 2019
    Famous Writer Romila Thapar elected as an international member of American Philosophical Society (APS) at its Annual Spring Meeting She is Emerita professor whose principal area of study is ancient India.
    She wrote several books including the popular volume, A History of India, and is currently Professor Emerita at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. She was offered Padma Bhushan award but declined both times. Her famous Works: Aoka, epigraphy of Mauryan period, and... Read More

    Union Cabinet approved the Brucellosis control program to improve the health of animals

    June 10, 2019
    Union Cabinet has approved the Brucellosis control program, a new scheme, to control Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis to support the livestock rearing farmers and improve the health of animals. This initiative aims to fully control these diseases amongst livestock in the country in the next five years and subsequently eradicate these diseases.
    Cabinet has approved a total outlay of Rs.13,343 crores for the scheme and entire cost will be now borne by Central Government.... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    Sri Lankan Airlines named world's most punctual air service for second consecutive time

    June 10, 2019
    SriLankan Airlines named as the 'World's Most Punctual Airline' for the second consecutive time with over 90 percent of its flights in May. This status was achieved for the second time in less than 12 months. They achieved a punctuality rating of 91.37 percent reports Xinhua news agency. In a may month they achieved a punctuality rating of 90.75 percent. Flightstats analyzed 41 carriers data from Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East, and South America and includes most... Read More
    Category: International

    African Union suspended Sudan demanding civilian rule to be established in the country

    June 10, 2019
    The African Union’s Peace and Security Council has suspended Sudan as there is no civilian rule established in the country. The decision was taken at AU's peace and Security Council meeting in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. This move by AU intensifies global pressure on Sudan's new military leaders to stand down after witnessing worst violence since Bashir's fall.
    AU said Sudan will be suspended until power was transferred to a civilian-led authority in the country.... Read More
    Category: International

    Maldives to confer its highest award Nishan Izzuddin on Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    June 10, 2019
    Shri Narendra Modi is conferred with Maldives highest award ‘Nishan Izzuddin’ The main aim of the visit is to further cement ties with the Indian Ocean archipelago. Earlier, Prime Minister Modi and President Solih held delegation-level talks as the two countries signed a slew of agreements to strengthen bilateral ties in a number of key areas including defence. His last was in November 2018 to attend President Solih's swearing-in, this visit is the first by an Indian prime... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    India signs six key agreements with the Maldives

    June 10, 2019
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Maldives on 8 June. PM's visit to the Maldives reflects the importance India attaches to its Neighbourhood First policy.   Highlights: During his visit, PM Narendra Modi and the President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih signed six key agreements and substantive bilateral level talks. MoU includes maritime and defence ties which are a top priority and the radar system are expected to boost maritime security. The leaders jointly... Read More

    Jammu and Kashmir government appointed RK Chibber as interim chief of J&K Bank

    June 10, 2019
    Jammu and Kashmir government removed Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Bank Chairman Parvez Ahmad. They decided to take long term measures to improve the functioning of the bank so that it becomes an example of a well managed government-owned bank. They appointed R K Chibber as interim chairman of the lender. Ahmad was appointed in 2016 as the chairman of the bank. The Vigilance Organisation made 1,200 appointments during the previous PDP-BJP dispensation in the state during Ahmad's tenure as... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance



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