Cabinet committee Current Affairs, GK & News

National Security Directive on Telecom Sector

The Cabinet Committee on Security recently announced the National Security Directive on Telecommunication sector. It will mandate service providers to purchase equipment from trusted sources. It has been framed in the perspective of national security. Under the provisions, the Government of India will declare a list of trusted sources and trusted products to be installed ..

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CCEA grants Rs 8,000 crore rupees for continuation and revamping of Infrastructure Viability Gap Funding

On November 12, 2020, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs had approved the Continuation and Revamping of the Scheme for Financial Support to Public Private Partnership in Infrastructure Viability Gap Funding Scheme till 2024-25. Key highlights The main objective of the scheme is to promote PPP (Public-Private Partnership) in social and economic infrastructure for proper ..

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Cabinet Committee approves Indian Army Communication Network for Rs 7,796 crores

On October 1, 2020, the Cabinet Committee in Security approved ASCON (Army Static Switched Communication Network) Phase IV. ASCON is a high end communication system. It is to be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs 7,796 crores. The project is to be implemented within 36 months. Highlights The project will upgrade existing Asynchronous Transfer ..

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Ashwani Bhatia appointed as the Managing Director of SBI

Ashwani Bhatia has been appointed as the managing director of State Bank of India by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister of India. He will be appointed in the place of  P K Gupta. Key highlights Mr. Bhatia has been serving as the deputy MD and CEO of SBI Mutual Fund. ..

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What are the National Recruitment Agency and Common Eligibility Test (CET)?

The cabinet approved the setting up of the National Recruitment Agency that will be responsible for conducting the Common Eligibility Test (CET). Key highlights The recruitment examination of Railways, Bank, and SSC will come under one examination named Common Eligibility Test. The online mode of Tier-1 examination of the CET will be conducted by the ..

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