Page-6 of Current Affairs - December, 2019

Govt. makes Aadhaar mandatory for PMVKY subscribers

Centre government has made Aadhaar (the unique 12-digit biometric identity number) mandatory for subscribers of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) which is a pension scheme for senior citizens. Finance Ministry notified that an individual eligible for receiving benefit under PMVVY scheme shall now be required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or ..

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Foundation laid for India’s first Transit-Oriented Development Project

Union Home Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone for country’s first transit-oriented development (TOD) project in New Delhi. Under the TOD project a state-of-the-art infrastructure zone, including national capital’s tallest tower, will be built in east Delhi. About Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Project The project- ‘East Delhi Hub’ at Karkardooma (in New Delhi), spreading over ..

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Second Edition of Eat Right Mela inaugurated

On December 27, 2019, Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the second edition of eat right mela in New Delhi. The mela is an effort to encourage citizens on having a healthy diet and reduce the disease burden in the country. The theme of the event is Theme: Healthier Diets The event was organized by ..

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Five Documents developed by UGC released

On December 26, 2019, the Union Human Resource Development Ministry released five documents that were developed by UGC covering five verticals of quality mandate. The documents covered eco-friendly and sustainable university campuses, evaluation reforms, human values and professional ethics, academic research integrity and faculty induction. Highlights The document provides new guidelines for values and ethics ..

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Massive Locust Invasion in Gujarat

The farmlands in Gujarat border are in great threat from locust invasion. The insects were flying from Pakistan Sindh province and spread in the villages of Gujarat and Rajasthan. The locusts emerged from Sudan and Eritrea in the coast of Red Sea. The invasion of the locust was alerted from UN Food and Agriculture Organization ..

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