Central government

Cut in Excise Duty on Petrol

The union finance minister recently announced the excise cut on petrol and diesel to contain inflation. She also announced a ₹200 subsidy for those buying LPG cylinders under the PM Ujjwala Yojana scheme. How much excise duty is reduced and ..



Centre to invest Rs 324 crore to expand lab testing infrastructure

42 virology research and diagnostic laboratories will be set up by the Central government. This will be set up under a central scheme during the period of 2021-22 to 2025-26. This project will cost Rs324 crore.   Highlights The scheme ..


Is ‘Disaster Management Act’ related to Extension of Loan Moratorium?

The Supreme Court of India asked the central government to clarify its position on the issue of interest being charged on the installment of loan repayments amid the lockdown. Earlier, by mentioning the power of the center under the Disaster ..


RBI approves Dividend of Rs 57,000 crore to Government

The Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India has approved the transfer of Rs 57128 crores as the dividend to the Central government for the accounting year 2019-20 while maintaining the contingency risk buffer at 5.5 per cent. What ..


Supreme Court’s suo motu cognisance of Migrant Workers’ plight

On May 26, 2020, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court took suo motu cognisance of migrant workers issue and noted that there have been “inadequacies and certain lapses” on the part of the Central and State governments in dealing ..


SC orders government to grant permanent commission to women army officers

The Delhi High Court in 2010 had ordered the Indian government to provide permanent commission to women officers of the Indian Army. After the Central government challenged the Delhi high court’s ruling in the Supreme Court, the apex court recently ..