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Health Ministry issues toll-free number for inquiry about COVID-19

The Union Health Ministry has issued a toll-free number 1075 for the public to inquire about coronavirus (COVID-19). As the number of infections keeps rising, a high-level meeting of the Group of Ministers COVID-19 was held in New Delhi under the chairpersonship of Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. Travel of passengers from member countries of ..

Share of Indian Companies in defence contracts increases to 75.03%

As per the recent information from the Union Defence Ministry, the share of Indian companies in contracts awarded by the Union Defence Ministry for procurement of defence equipments is 75.03 per cent in 2019-20. The share has increased from 39.06 per cent in 2015-16 to 75.03 per cent in 2019-20 as the Ministry tries to ..

Common Eligibility Test to be initiated in 2021

As per the recent announcement from Minister for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh, there shall be a common eligibility test (CET) from 2021 for applicants for jobs in railways, banks and lower levels of Central government jobs. The Centre is to set up an autonomous National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct this online ..

Centre approves renaming of village in Haryana

A village in Haryana called “Amin” is going to be renamed as “Abhimanyupur”. After the state government of Haryana requested to rename its village in Kurukshetra district, the centre has given approval for renaming. The decision has been taken by the Union Home Ministry after getting formal approval and a No objection certificate from a ..

MNRE launches its new website

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has recently launched its new website to make information about new schemes and projects presented in a better manner to the stakeholders. The newly launched website includes optimized user interface and facilitates better access from various devices including mobile phones. The website has additional portals such as ‘Akshay Urja Portal’ and ..

Government sanctions Rs 365 cr for construction of ICP

The Union Government has sanctioned Rs 365 crore for constructing a new Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Sabroom along the India-Bangladesh border. It is the southernmost town in the north-eastern state of Tripura. This is the second ICP after Akhaura check post set up in 2013. The state government of Tripura had sent the Sabroom ..

Government notifies POCSO Rules, 2020

The Government has notified the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Rules, 2020 which enables implementation of recent amendments to the Act. Under the new rules, punishment for child abuse has been made more stringent. The rules state that any person who has received any pornographic material involving a child or any information regarding such ..

Justice Bansi Lal Bhat appointed as officiating chairperson of NCLAT

The government has appointed Justice Bansi Lal Bhat as the officiating chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). He will replace the previous Chairperson Justice Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya, who recently retired. Justice Bansi Lal Bhat is a former judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court and he is appointed for a period of three months ..