Government Data: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

GoI flagship scheme, AMRUT extended by 2 years

Published: December 18, 2019

On December 18, 2019, the Government of India extended the deadline of its flagship scheme AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) by two more years. The mission was launched in 2015 by PM Modi promising 139 lakh water connections and 145 lakh sewer connections by March 2020. The expenditure of the mission was ..

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Data Protection bill approved by the cabinet

Published: December 5, 2019

The Cabinet on December 4, 2019 approved Data Protection bill to be tabled in Lok Sabha. The bill lays down legal framework to preserve sanctity in data sharing. The Draft of the bill was released by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in 2018. Key features of the bill The bill provides rules for ..

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MHA to upgrade National Information Security Policy and Guidelines to secure government data

Published: July 9, 2018

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will be upgrading National Information Security Policy and Guidelines (NISPG) to secure government data and control access to it inorder to prevent sensitive information making its way to internet. The upgraded and updated policy will cover issues pertaining to the Official Secrets Act. Background MHA has been designated as ..

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