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Union Government accepts 14th Finance Commission

Union government has accepted recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission (FC) as per its agenda of cooperative federalism. The accepted recommendations are for the five-year period 2015-16 to 2019-20. Key facts Government has accepted FC’s recommendation to increase the devolution of tax receipts from the Centre to the states to 42 percent. Previously, 13th FC ..

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Government launches Mission Indradhanush to immunise kids against 7 vaccine-preventable diseases

Government has launched Mission Indradhanush to immunise kids against 7 vaccine-preventable diseases. Mission Indradhanush depicts 7 colours of the rainbow which aims to cover all those children by 2020 who are either unvaccinated, or are partially vaccinated against 7 vaccine preventable diseases. 7 preventable diseases: diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B. ..

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14th Finance Commission submits its report to President Pranab Mukherjee

The 14th Finance Commission has submitted its report to the President Pranab Mukherjee. The commission is headed by former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Y V Reddy. Finance Commission in its report has given their views on the devolution of tax receipts from the Centre to the states from 1st April 2015 to 31st ..

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CIC recommends government to allow use of ordinary postal stamp as RTI fee instrument

Central Information Commission (CIC) has recommended Central government to allow people seeking information under RTI Act to use postal stamps as application fee. Two Information Commissioners – R K Jain and Raghubir Singh in two separate cases have made a common recommendation to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) for implementing postal stamps as ..

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Government clears procurement of 814 artillery guns under buy and make in India policy

Defence Ministry has cleared the proposals for acquiring 814 long-range mounted artillery guns in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s buy and make in India policy. The final nod was given by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired for the first time by the new Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Key decisions taken by Defence Acquisition ..

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