Current Affairs - July, 2019

Govt approves creation of buffer stock for 40 lakh MT of sugar for 1 yr

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved creation of a buffer stock of 40 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) of sugar. This buffer stock would be created for one year starting from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020. The decision of approving a buffer stock is to maintain demand-supply balance and to stabilise sugar ..

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CCEA keeps Fair and Remunerative Price of sugarcane at Rs275/quintal

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for Determination of Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) of sugarcane payable by sugar mills for 2019-20 sugar season. Key Highlights CCEA kept FRP at Rs 275 per quintal the same as last year (2018-19) for sugarcane sold to mills ..

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National Data Quality Forum: launched by ICMR

Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR’s) National Institute for Medical Statistics have launched National Data Quality Forum (NDQF) to improve quality of health and demographic data in India. About National Data Quality Forum (NDQF) It is launched by ICMR’s National Institute for Medical Statistics (ICMR-NIMS), in partnership with Population Council. Purpose: It seeks to generate ..

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Cabinet approves merger of NIMH with ICMR-NIOH

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved to dissolve National Institute of Miners’ Health (NIMH), an autonomous Institute under Union Ministry of Mines (MoM) and merge it with ICMR-NIOH (Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Occupational Health), Ahmedabad, under Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) with all assets and ..

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Andhra Pradesh passes Bill for 75% jobs to locals in factories

Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly passed Andhra Pradesh Employment of Local Candidates in Industries and Factories Bill, 2019. The bill mandates reserved employment of at least 75% state candidates (locals) in all private industrial units and factories, irrespective of whether companies get financial or any other help from government. With this bill Andhra Pradesh became 1st ..

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