Right to Information: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

“Who Created Arogya Setu” issue: NIC rejects its role in creation in a RTI query

Published: October 29, 2020

The National Informatics Centre recently claimed that it did not create the Arogya Setu mobile application. NIC claimed so in its reply to a Right to Information Query. Highlights The Ministry of Electronics and IT had earlier claimed that the Arogya Setu Application was launched by Government of India in Public-Private Partnership mode. According to ..

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September 28: International Day for Universal Access to Information

Published: September 28, 2020

Every year, the United Nations celebrates International Day for Universal Access to Information on September 28. This year the day focuses on the right to information in the times of crisis. Highlights The day is celebrated to highlight the advantages of having statutory, constitutional policies to provide public access to information and build trust. Programmes ..

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Maharashtra Received Maximum COVID 19 War Gear from Centre: RTI Reply

Published: July 25, 2020

A reply to an RTI query has revealed that Maharashtra, the worst-hit state by the COVID 19 Pandemic, has received the maximum number of N95 masks, PPE kits, tablets and ventilators, from the central government. The reply has been given by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in its reply given ..

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DICGC insures up to a maximum of Rs 1 Lakh

Published: December 3, 2019

The Deposit Insurance and credit guarantee corporation (DICGC) is a subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of India which insures all bank deposits that are payable in India such as savings, current, recurring, fixed, etc. Each depositor in a bank is provided an insured amount of maximum Rupees One Lakh on both the interest amount and ..

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Rajasthan launches ‘Jan Soochna Portal’

Published: September 14, 2019

The state government of Rajasthan launched ‘Jan Soochna Portal’, a portal for quick access to information on government departments. The portal was launched by Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and is a step of state government towards making Rajasthan a model state for good governance and accountability in administration. About Jan Soochna Portal The public ..

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