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Centre to constitute National Road Safety Board

Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways notified to set up a “National Road Safety Board” recently. Key Facts The National Safety Board will be responsible for promotion of road safety, innovation and adoption of new technology. It will also regulate traffic and motor vehicles. Notification also specifies provisions for the composition, eligibility for Chairman ..

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Changes proposed in Forest Conservation Act

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has proposed an amendment to the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, in a bid to liberalise the forest laws. Status of the amendments Ministry has sent the proposed amendments to all the state governments, asking for their objections and suggestions within 15 days. The draft proposal will be ..

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Interactive digital airspace map for drone operations released

Ministry of Civil Aviation released an “interactive digital airspace map” for flying drones, that demarcates areas into different zones for flying drones across India. Highlights Zones for flying drones also include yellow and red zones. The release of the map is in line with the revamped drone rules which are based on premises of self-certification ..

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SC dismissed Centre’s plea to postpone Women’s entry into NDA

The Supreme Court has rejected a plea by Central Government to postpone the entry of women into National Defence Academy (NDA) till May 2022. Key Points Bench led by Justice SK Kaul told Additional Solicitor General, Aishwarya Bhati that, it is difficult to postpone everything by a year. It refused to modify August 18 interim ..

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Centre allowed IAS & IPS officers to retain gifts from Foreign Dignitaries

The Central Government has amended a 50-year-old rule and allowed IAS, IPS and IFoS officers to retain gifts they receive from foreign dignitaries while being members of the Indian delegation. Highlights As per existing rules, these officers were allowed to accept gifts from their near relatives or from personal friends having no official dealings with ..

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