cabinet approval: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Union Cabinet approves norms for Mandatory Packaging in Jute MAterials

Published: October 29, 2020

On October 29, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved by PM Modi approved that 20% of sugar and 100% of food grains should be mandatorily packed in jute bags. Highlights This decision will help in diversifying jute industries. The mandatory jute packing norms have been introduced under Jute Packaging Material Act, 1987. However, when in shortage ..

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Cabinet Approves to form Empowered Group of Secretaries

Published: June 4, 2020

On June 3, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved to set up “Empowered Group of Secretaries”. The group will also have Project Development Cells to attract investments in India. Highlights The Empowered Group will provide investment support to global investors. It will also ensure timely clearances from the Government side in different ..

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Union Cabinet approves farmer friendly Essential Commodities Act

Published: June 3, 2020

On June 3, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi has made historic amendments to Essential Commodities Act. Under the amendment, the regulatory environment has been liberalized for farmers. The Farmers Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020: The amendment has been made through this ordinance. The ordinance will allow farmers to ..

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GoI brings in ordinance making attack on doctors punishable up to 7 years

Published: April 22, 2020

On April 22, 2020, the Government of India brought in ordinance to end violence against doctors and health care workers. Highlights According to the ordinance, persons attacking health personnel are to be sentenced to jail for 6 months to 7 years. In non-serious cases, the workers are liable to pay penalty of Rs 50,000 and ..

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Recapitalization of Regional Rural Banks approved by Union Cabinet

Published: March 26, 2020

The Union Cabinet under the chairmanship of PM Modi on March 25, 2020, approved the recapitalization of regional rural banks (RRB) to improve the capital to risk weighted assets ratio. Highlights The Committee approved the continuation of recapitalization of RRBs. In order to achieve this the GoI has provided a minimum regulatory capital for another, ..

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