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Former Chief Justice of India takes oath as Rajya Sabha MP

On March 19, 2020, the former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi took oath as the Member of Parliament of Rajya Sabha. Highlights The President Shri Ram Nath Kovind nominated Shri Ranjan Gogoi the former Chief Justice of India to fill in the vacancy of the retiring member KTS Tulsi under Article 80. Ranjan Gogoi ..

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Budget Allocation to fight Corona: Odisha, Tamil Nadu allocated funds

The US Government recently allocated 100 billion USD to fight Corona Virus. Following the US, UK had announced 400 billion USD to be allocated for Corona Virus. Ranked the fifth largest economy in the world with a GDP of 2.94 trillion USD, overtaking UK, India is yet to allocate funds for Corona Virus. However, the ..

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India in Phase 2 of Corona Virus Pandemic; No Community Transmissions in India

On March 18, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research announced that India is in Phase 2 of spread of COVID-19 and that community transmissions have not begun in India What are the phases of COVID-19 Transmission? There are four stages of COVID-19 transmission according to the World Health Organization. They are as follows Phase ..

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Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013 saved Rs 12,447 crores per annum since implementation

The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers recently reported at the Parliament that the DPCO, 2013 (Drugs Prices Control Order, 2013) has helped to save Rs 12, 447 crores per annum. What is DPCO 2013? The DPCO is an order that was issued by the GoI under Essential Commodities Act, 1955. The order provides details to ..

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GOI: Draft New Industrial Policy and National E-Commerce Policy to be released soon

On March 18, 2020 the Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced in the parliament that New Industrial Policy and National E-Commerce Policy are to be released soon. The policies are to be framed by the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). New Industrial Policy Previously NIP was launched in 1991. Since then ..

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