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Justice Rohini Commission

On June 24, 2020, the Union Cabinet under PM Modi approved extension of Justice Rohini Commission to examine the issue of sub categorization of OBCs. The commission has been extended till October 31, 2021. Highlights The commission is to look into the anomalies arising from spelling of caste names. The communities that are currently listed ..

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GoI: TB Annual Report 2020

On June 24, 2020, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan released annual Tuberculosis (TB) report, 2020 through a virtual event. Along with the report, the minister also released the following A report on Joint Monitoring Mission Manual on Direct Benefit Transfer to TB patients under NIKSHAY Scheme A training module ..

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INST develops Nanotechnology based antiepileptic drug Rufinamide

The Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST) operating under Department of Science and Technology has developed a nano-technology based low cost antiepileptic drug Rufinamide. Highlights The drug developed is a part of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Several nanotechnology initiatives are being increased under the programme. The GoI allocated Rs 20,000 lakh crores for the ..

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GoI reviews Seaplane Operation Projects

On June 23, 2020, the Minister of State for shipping Shri Mansukh Mandaviya reviewed the sea plane projects of India. The projects were reviewed under a unique brainstorming meeting “Chai pe Charcha”. Highlights The minister directed the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and Sagarmala Development company (SDA) limited to join hands to implement the ..

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Jharkhand to launch Mukhyamantri Shramik Yojana

The Jharkhand Government is to launch Mukhyamantri Shramik Yojana for the urban poor on the lines of MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act). With the launch of the scheme, Jharkhand becomes the second state to launch an employment guarantee scheme for the urban poor after Kerala. Other States The Kerala Government had launched ..

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Minor Forest Produce makes record for the first time

The Minor Forest Produce (MFP) under the Minimum Support Price has hit a record breaking high of Rs 79.42 crores. With this, the total procurement for the year has crossed Rs 2000 crores. Highlights Among the state, Chhattisgarh leads with MFP procurement of 20,270 tonnes worth Rs 52.80 crores. It is followed by Odisha and ..

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