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NITI Aayog and UN sign Sustainable Development Framework for 2018-2022

NITI Aayog and United Nations in India signed Sustainable Development Framework for 2018-2022. The agreement is reflection of commitment and efforts made by India towards attaining Sustainable Development Goals. India-UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) UNSDF 2018-2022 outlines development cooperation strategy between Union Government and United Nations Country Team in India in support of achievement of ..

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GST Council constitutes GoM to advice on Kerala’s calamity cess demand for flood rehabilitation

GST Council, the highest decision-making body of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime has decided to set up seven-member Group of Ministers (GoM) to suggest on cess demand for Kerala flood rehabilitation. It was decided in 30th meeting of the GST Council held in New Delhi. The GoM discussed proposal from Kerala to levy Calamity ..

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Government sets up 8-member search committee for Lokpal

Government has constituted eight-member search committee headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, to recommend names for posts of Lokpal chairperson and members. The selection process of Lokpal is underway as per guidelines of laid down in Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013. Members of Lokpal Search Committee are Justice Sakha Ram Singh ..

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Model code of Conduct kick in as soon as House dissolved: EC

Election Commission (EC) has announced that Model Code of Conduct comes into force immediately in states where legislative assemblies have been dissolved prematurely. It also held that after dissolution caretaker government as well as the central government is barred from announcing new schemes in particular state from date of dissolution of legislative assembly till new ..

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Centre enhances its contribution in State Disaster Response Fund from 75% to 90%

Union Government has enhanced its contribution in State Disaster Response fund (SDRF) from 75% to 90%. Now, Central government will contribute 90% and all States will contribute 10% to the SDRF. With this enhancement Central Government’s additional contribution in SDRF will be Rs. 1690.35 crore for the year 2018-19 and Rs. 1774.67 crore for the ..

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