CAG Current Affairs, GK & News

First Instalment of SDRF released

The Ministry of Finance recently released the first instalment of State Disaster Relief Fund. According to the Finance Ministry, the funds have been released early. The ministry released 50% of the amount, which is Rs 4,436.8 crores. According to the recommendation made by the Finance Commission, the funds were to be released by June 2021. ..

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CAG Report: Gujarat Tree Cover shrank between 2006 and 2017

The Comptroller and Audit General (CAG) recently submitted its reports at both the houses of the parliaments. According to the report, forest cover in Gujarat decreased between 2006 and 2017. Highlights The report says that the tree cover in the state was 8,390 square kilo metres. It shrank to 6,910 kilo metres in 2017. According ..

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GoI to increase public health care expenditure from 1.15% to 2.5% by 2025

On September 27, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced that Government of India is to increase the health care expenditure in the country by 2.5% of GDP by 2025. Currently, the government is spending 1.15% of GDP to fulfil health care needs. Highlights The increase is being done based on the recommendation ..

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Girish Chandra Murmu is the new CAG of India

The government has appointed Girish Chandra Murmu as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India with effect from August 8, 2020. He was the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, prior to joining this post. Murmu has been sworn-in by the President of India. He succeeds Rajiv Mehrishi in the office of CAG. Who ..

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Manoj Sinha is the new L-G of Jammu &Kashmir

Former Union Minister and BJP Leader Manoj Sinha has been appointed as the new Lt. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. The President of India has approved the resignation of the former LG Girish Chandra Murmu and has made the decision to appoint Mr Sinha. Who is Manoj Sinha? Sinha was born on July 1, 1959, ..

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