Current Affairs - February, 2020

Cabinet Approval: Occupancy rights to Scheduled Tribes of Lakshadweep

On February 26, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved amendments to provide occupancy rights to Scheduled Tribes of Lakshadweep. The approval was provided to amend the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands Land Revenue and Tenancy Regulation, 1965. Highlights The Scheduled Tribes in the island did not have occupancy rights so far. The Occupancy right is the ..

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EASE 3.0 launched by the Finance Minister to enhance Ease of Banking

On February 26, 2020, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman launched Enhanced Access and Service Excellence (EASE 3.0). It was launched along with the annual report of EASE 2.0 at a function organized by Indian Banks’ Association. Highlights The main aim of EASE 3.0 is to make public sector banking technology enabled and smart. By this ..

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Union Cabinet approves changes introduced in Surrogacy (Regulation) bill

On February 26, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved the changes introduced to the Surrogacy (Regulation) bill, 2019. The changes were introduced by the 23-member select committee of Rajya Sabha. Highlights The changes approved include not only close relatives but “any woman” willing to act as a surrogate mother shall be allowed. It has also approved ..

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RAISE 2020: An International “Artificial Intelligence” Summit to be organised by GoI

The Government of India (GoI) is to organize an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Summit called RAISE 2020. RAISE stands for Responsible AI for Social Empowerment. The Summit is to be held in New Delhi between April 11 and 12, 2020. Highlights The summit will be attended by experts of Artificial Intelligence from all over the world. ..

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National Technical Textiles Mission approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs

On February 26, 2020, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the National Technical Textiles Mission. The mission has been allocated Rs 1,480 crores. The aim of the mission is to make India a global leader in Technical Textiles. Highlights The Mission is to be implemented in India for 4 years, that is, between 2020-21 ..

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