Page-49 of Current Affairs - June, 2019

Government approves Monthly Pension Scheme for Traders

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved Rs.3000 monthly pension scheme for small retail traders and shopkeepers after they attain the age of 60 years. Salient Features of Scheme About: Under the scheme all small shopkeepers, retail traders and self-employed persons are assured a minimum of Rs.3,000 monthly pension after ..

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ICMR calls for ban on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recommended ‘complete’ ban on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes. The recommendation is based on currently available scientific evidence. On occasion of World Tobacco Day which was observed on 31 May, ICMR released a white paper (an authoritative report or guide that informs readers about an issue) ..

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Government  forms new ‘Jal Shakti’ Ministry

The Centre has created a new Ministry called ‘Jal Shakti’ by merger of Ministries of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation along with Drinking Water and Sanitation. The move will bring all aspects of water management and regulation under one department. About Jal Ministry Background: In first Modi government (2014-2019) the project to clean ..

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Rajasthan Health Department wins WHO’s Award for Tobacco Control

The World Health Organisation (WHO) awarded Rajasthan government’s Medical & Health Department its Tobacco Control Award for year 2019 in recognition of Rajasthan’s achievements in the field of tobacco control. Key Highlights The Award was conferred by WHO on occasion of World No Tobacco Day (celebrated on 31 May 2019) at a function in New ..

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Fight Lt. Mohana Singh: First Woman Pilot to fly Hawk Jet

The Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Flight Lieutenant Mohana Singh became first ever woman pilot to fly by day on Hawk advanced jet aircraft. About Fight Lt. Mohana Singh To achieve this mile stone of being fully operational on the Hawk Jets she completed an exhausting 4 Aircraft combat sortie (a combat mission of an individual ..

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