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GoI launches “Krishi Rath” application for hassle free agri transportation

On April 17, 2020 the Government of India launched the “Krishi Rath” application to help farmers to transport their agriculture produce to the mandis. Key Features of the application The farmer has to post the quantity of agricultural produce he wishes to transport. After posting, he will get the availability of truck and price quote ..

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RBI cuts Reverse Repo rate to 3.75%, Rs 50,000 crores for LTRO 2.0

On April 17, 2020, the Reserve Bank of India announced a slew of measures after GoI extended the lock down till May 3, 3030. The Apex bank cut the reverse repo rate to 3.75%. It cut the repo rate to 4.4% from 5.15%. Also, the central bank has announced Rs 50,000 crore for Long Term ..

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Environmental Impact Assessment amended by Environment Ministry

The Ministry of Environment has recategorized all the bulk drugs manufacturers under category ‘A’ to category ‘B2’. An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2006 was amended in order to achieve this. Highlights The projects that are falling under Category A require mandatory EIA. On the other hand, the projects under Category B2 are exempted from ..

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Indian Army observes “No Movement”; Special train to ferry soldiers

On April 16, 2020, the Indian Army chief Lt General Manoj Naravane issued directives to all the military cantonments, headquarters, establishments to strictly ensure no movement of forces till April 19, 2020. This is being done to fight COVID-19 during extended lock down. Highlights The army headquarters are to function with 50% man power. The ..

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GoI announces 170 hotspots and 207 non hotspots of COVID-19

On April 15, 2020, the Government of India announced 170 hotspots and 207 non hotspots in the country. Highlights The districts were sorted into 3 zones namely hot posts, non-hotspots and green zones. The sorting was done by the Ministry of Health. The hotspots are also called red zones and the non-hotspots are called the ..

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