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Second draft of Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 placed in public domain for suggestions

The second draft of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), titled as ‘Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020’ has been uploaded by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, for inviting suggestions and comments from the various stakeholders and general public. Background The first draft of the DPP was published in April 2020 and then the deadline for ..

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EPF contributions to revert to old levels from August

As part of relief measures of the Government of India for both employers and employees during the COVID 19 pandemic, Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) contribution was slashed by 4% for the months of May, June and July but from August onwards, the deduction will be as the old rates. Background In May 2020, the Finance ..

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First Pawan Hans Helicopter Service Launched in Uttarakhand under UDAN-RCS Scheme

The Civil Aviation Minister has flagged off the first-ever helicopter service by Pawan Hans in Uttarakhand under the UDAN-RCS (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik – Regional Connectivity Scheme) in order to improve the connectivity of various areas in the hilly state. Highlights The new helicopter service is going to enable connectivity between Dehradun, New Tehri, ..

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‘Dare to Dream 2.0’ Launched by DRDO

The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has launched the innovation contest ‘Dare to Dream 2.0’ on the 5th Death Anniversary of the former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. It is launched on his death anniversary as he was known as the missile man of the country and he had the vision of self-reliance. The ..

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France to ban Café Terrace Heaters from Next Year

France plans to ban heaters used by the restaurants and cafes on the outdoor terraces from the next year onwards as the country is planning to shift to a low carbon economy very soon. This is part of the resolve of the country to end ecologically destructive practices that have totally unjustified energy consumption records. ..

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Over 40,000 Healthcare Centres under Ayushman Bharat Operational in India

According to the data published by the Union Health Ministry, a total of 43022 health and wellness centres have become operational in different parts of the country in order to ensure that the basic healthcare facilities reach the people without any issue. The Ministry has stated that 13657 health and wellness centres have started operating ..

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