Current Affairs - February, 2019

Amendments to the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister has approved the amendments to the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018. The amendments introduced based on the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Finance strengthen its objective to effectively tackle the menace of illicit deposit-taking activities in the country, and prevent such schemes from duping poor and ..

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Parmanu Tech 2019

The Parmanu Tech conference was organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). The keynote address at the ‘Parmanu Tech 2019’ conference was delivered by Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space. Highlights of the Speech The Highlights of the Speech are: India has covered a ..

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Cinematograph Amendment Bill 2019

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Cinematograph Amendment Bill 2019. The amendment bill aims to amend the Cinematograph Amendment act 1952. The features of the amendment bill are: The amendment bill makes film piracy offences punishable with imprisonment up to three years and fines that may extend to 10 lakh ..

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Strengthening the fight against Mental Illness in India

The Mental illness is the most neglected and tabooed aspect of Indian health care system. To address the burden of mental disorders, the Government of India has undertaken the following steps: National Mental Health Programme (NMHP) is under implementation since 1982. District Mental Health Programme (DMHP) is under implementation in 517 districts of the country ..

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India becomes Second Largest LPG Consumer and Importer

India is now the second largest consumer and importer of the LPG in the world. This is attributed to government initiatives to push for cleaner alternatives to traditional cooking fuels such as firewood and cow dung. Import of LPG The import of LPG grew by 12.5 per cent over the past five years to 12 ..

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