Page-4 of Current Affairs - March, 2018

CCEA approves continuation of Nutrient Based Subsidy and City Compost Scheme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved for continuation of Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) Scheme and City Compost Scheme beyond 12th Five Year plan till 2019-20. The proposal was forwarded by Department of Fertilizers. Key Facts The total expenditure for continuation of both schemes till 2019-20 will be Rs. 61,972 crore. The expenditure ..

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CCEA approves enhancing coverage of Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana

The CCEA chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved proposal of enhancing scope of Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY).  The Central Government will now contribute Employer’s full admissible contribution for first 3 years from date of registration of new employee for all sectors including existing beneficiaries for their remaining period of 3 years. ..

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CCEA approves new Integrated Scheme for School Education

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved new Integrated Scheme on School Education for period 2018 to 2020 to be formulated by Department of School Education and Literacy. The new scheme will subsume existing schemes related to education such as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE). ..

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Cabinet approves amendments to National Medical Commission Bill

Union Cabinet has approved certain amendments to National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill considering recommendations of Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee (DRPSC) and general feedback from public. Background The NMC Bill seeks to replace the Medical Council of India with National Medical Commission as top regulator of medical education in India. It aims to move towards ..

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Cabinet approves MoU between India and SACEP for cooperation on Oil and Chemical Pollution

The Union Cabinet has approved signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP) for cooperation on response to Oil and Chemical Pollution in South Asian Seas Region. Key Facts The MoU intends to promote closer cooperation between India and other maritime nations comprising South Asian seas region namely ..

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CCEA approves continuation of Credit Guarantee Fund for Education Loans Scheme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved continuation of Credit Guarantee Fund for Education Loans Scheme. It also approved continuation and modification of Central Sector Interest Subsidy Scheme for period from 2017 to 20. This will provide education loans to 10 lakh students during this period. The restructuring of scheme is in accordance ..

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