India Nation & States Current Affairs

Promoting Digital and IT based payment through FASTag

Ministry of Road Transport and Highway recently notified draft notification to seek comments from the stakeholders on making FASTag mandatory for old vehicles sold before 1st December 2017. Key points It proposed, having a valid FASTag will be mandatory while getting a new 3rd Party Insurance through an amendment in FORM 51 (certificate of Insurance). ..

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Permanent Commission to Women in Indian Army

The Supreme Court of India delivered a ruling that allows women to serve as permanently commissioned (PC) officers in 10 combat support arms and services of the Indian Army. Key facts The Indian Army had set in motion a series of preparatory actions for the conduct of the Permanent Commission Selection Board for affected women ..

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SC directs removal of Slum Dwellings along the Rail Tracks

The Supreme Court has directed removal of 48,000 slum dwellings along the 140 km length of railway tracks in Delhi within three months. It also directed that there shall not be any kind of political interference in execution of the plan. Key Facts The court restrained any court from granting any kind of stay with ..

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Andhra Pradesh signs MoU with CSIR-IICT on Bulk Drug Park

The Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd (APIIC) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT)  as a step forward in the direction of setting up a Bulk Drug Park (BDP) under a scheme by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, ..

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Restructuring the Railway Board

The government recently gave green signal to the restructuring of the Railway Board. It was done to move to a corporate model. Earlier, the Union Cabinet in December 2019 cleared a proposal for restructuring of the board through a leaner structure on functional lines. Key Facts The number of Railway Board members will be reduced to five ..

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