Page-5 of Current Affairs - March, 2018

Cabinet approves re-structuring of NSDF and NSDC

The Union Cabinet has approved proposal for restructuring of National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to strengthen their governance, implementation and monitoring framework. The purpose of restructuring is also to ensure better corporate governance, transparency and accountability in operations of NSDC. Besides it will also strengthen oversight role of NSDF. ..

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CCEA approves bulk export of all edible oils

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved for removal of prohibition on export of all varieties of edible oils except mustard oil. The proposal was forwarded by Ministry of Commerce & Industry.  The CCEA has also approved empowering Committee, chaired by Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution to review the export and ..

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Cabinet approves India, UK and Ireland MoU on organised crime

The Union Cabinet has   approved   signing   of Memorandum   of Understanding (MoU) between India and United Kingdom and Northern Ireland regarding cooperation in the field of organised crime. It is exchange of information for purposes of combating international criminality and tackling serious organised crime. Key Facts The MoU will reinforce collaboration in field of security that ..

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Cabinet approves MoU between India and Canada on IPRs

The Union Cabinet has approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Canada to establish bilateral cooperation activities in field of Intellectual Property (IP). The MoU was signed in February 2018 and is intended to promote innovation, creativity and economic growth in both countries. Key Features of MoU The MoU establishes broad and flexible framework ..

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K2-229b: Hot, metallic Earth-sized planet discovered

Scientists using Kepler 2 telescope have discovered hot, metallic, Earth-sized planet named K2-229b orbiting dwarf star located 260 million light years away. They had employed Doppler spectroscopy technique also known as ‘wobble method‘ to discover and characterise this faraway planet. K2-229b K2-229b planet is almost 20% larger than Earth but has mass which is over two-and-a-half ..

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Government launches Study in India programme to attract foreign students

The Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) has approved ‘Study in India’ programme to attract foreign students to pursue higher education in India. Government has approved expenditure of Rs. 150 crores for programme for two years 2018-19 and 2019-20 which will be primarily for brand promotion activities. Study in India programme Objectives Encourage more foreign ..

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