Page-2 of Current Affairs - November, 2016

Union Government to introduce Direct Transfer of Fertilizer Subsidy

The Union Government has decided to introduce Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system for fertilizer subsidy payments. Under the proposed system, 100% subsidy on various fertilizer grades will be released to the manufacturers and importers on basis of actual sales made by the retailer to the beneficiaries. Key facts Initially, the modified subsidy procedure under DBT ..

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Lt General AK Bhatt appointed as new DGMO

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has appointed Lt-General A K Bhatt as the new director-general of military operations (DGMO). He will succeed Lt-General Ranbir Singh who has been promoted and will take over 1 Corps (headquarters at Mathura), command of a strike corps on the Western border. Lt-General A K Bhatt will be in ..

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Union Government introduces Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016

The Union Government has introduced the Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the Parliament. The bill amends existing tax laws to impose a higher rate of tax and penalty in respect of undisclosed incomes. It proposes, Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016 (PMGKY), an anti-poverty scheme. It seeks to ..

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Akodara becomes India’s first Digital Village

Akodara village in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat has earned the coveted tag of becoming India’s first digital village. The village with a total population of 1,191 people and 250 households uses a various cashless system for payments of goods and services. All transactions in the village are carried out through digital modes like SMS, net-banking ..

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Iranian film Daughter wins Golden Peacock award at 47 IFFI

Iranian film “Daughter” has won the coveted Golden Peacock award at the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). It has been directed by Reza Mirkarimi. It is a family drama set in southern Iran. It brings out intergenerational conflict between a strict father and a young daughter. Union Minister of State for Information and ..

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Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu to head CMs Committee on Demonetisation

The Union Government has decided to constitute a sub-committee of Chief Ministers of five states in the wake of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes. The committee will be headed by Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu. It will  suggest measures to normalise the situation. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has called ..

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