Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) Amendment Act 2015 Current Affairs, GK & News

Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) Amendment Act 2015  Current Affairs, GK & News

Odisha Mining Activity greatly affected due to COVID-19; 21 mines interrupted

With the COVID-19 spreading at faster rate in the country, GoI had extended the statutory permits of mines for smooth transition. In spite of this, several mines in Odisha are facing delays of resumption. Highlights The operations of 21 mines have been disrupted completely. The delay in resumption of merchant mines in the state is ..

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What are DMF Funds that are to be used by the states to combat COVID-19?

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman recently instructed the state governments to use DMF (District Mineral Foundation) funds to fight against COVID-19. This is being done to supplement medical facilities that will help fight against Corona Virus. What are DMF Funds? The District Mineral Foundation is a non-profit body. It was set up in those districts that ..

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Ordinance promulgated to amend coal mining laws

On January 11, 2020, the Government of India promulgated ordinance to amend coal mining laws in order to ease auction of coal mines. Highlights The GoI has promulgated ordinance to amend MMDR act (Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation act), 1957 and Coal Mines (Special Provisions) act [CMSP], 2015. Objectives of the amendment It will ..

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Andhra Pradesh Government plans to deliver sand at door steps

The Andhra Pradesh Government announced that it will deliver sand at customers’ door steps. As a pilot project, the government is to begin the initiative on experimental basis. Highlights Under the new initiative, the government will collect transportation charges from the customers and deliver sand at door steps. In order to make the initiative successful, ..

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Centre asks states to step-up spending under District Mineral Fund

The Central government has asked the states to step-up the spending under District Mineral Fund as just 24 per cent of the Rs 23,606-crore mopped up under the Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY) was actually spent. The central government has also issued directions to ensure that there is no fund diversion or leakage. Pradhan ..

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