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Maharashtra government gives nod to setting up Transgender Welfare Board

Maharashtra has become the second state of the country to announce the formation of Transgender Welfare Board after State Cabinet approved the formation of the same. The first state of the country to take the same step is Tamil Nadu. The Maharashtra Cabinet also decided to include ten sub-castes in the Lingayat community in the ..

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Supreme Court advises PM not to induct chargesheeted persons as Ministers

The Supreme Court has advised the Prime Minister or Chief Minister of a State not to appoint chargesheeted persons facing trial for offences involving moral turpitude as Ministers. Although there was no such condition mentioned in the Constitution of India which debars any Member of Parliament or Legislative Assembly being included in the Cabinet, the court ..

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Shahrukh Khan to become the brand ambassador for "Turn Back Crime" campaign of Interpol

Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) has become the first Indian to become the  ambassador of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL). Interpol has signed SRK as the ambassador for its global “Turn Back Crime” campaign. The campaign will spread awareness in preventing crime in the society. SRK will lend his voice for the campaign ..

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Comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria India (STCI) launched

In a proposal to augment its sustainability offerings, the Union Ministry of Tourism launched the comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India (STCI) for accommodation, tour operators and beaches, backwaters, lakes and rivers sectors. STCI has been launched to develop tourism in India based on principles of sustainability and minimizing carbon footprints. While talking about sustainability, ..

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Union Cabinet revokes restriction of one LPG cylinder per month

Union Cabinet announced to withdraw the limitation of one LPG cylinder per month per household. However, the Union Cabinet did not alter the overall cap of 12 subsidized cylinders per year. Consumers will now get 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg at subsidized price in a year, even if they don’t consume one bottle/month. The government decided to ..

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