Current Affairs - February, 2020
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 ..
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
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 ..
Category: Economy & Banking Current Affairs
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 ..
Category: Legal & Constitution Current Affairs
Topics: altruistic surrogacy • Bills and Acts • cabinet approval • CLAT • commercial surrogacy • Lok Sabha • Rajya Sabha • Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill • Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2019 • Surrogacy Law
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. ..
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 ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs