Socio-Economic: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

“Pune Metro Rail Project” approved by Central Government

Published: February 16, 2014

The Union Ministry of Urban Development gave an “in-principle” approval to the Phase – I of the Pune Metro Rail Project. In-principle approval of the Centre will enable the state government to take necessary action required for faster implementation of the project. Pune Metro Rail Project Objective:  To provide a world class state of the art ..

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Mukul Mudgal Committee report on IPL spot fixing scandal

Published: February 16, 2014

The Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee submitted its report to the Supreme Court after investigating allegations of spot-fixing and betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL). As per the Mukul Mugdal Committee report The allegations of betting and passing of information against Mr. Gurunath Meiyappan (the Son-in-Law of BCCI president N Srinivasan) stand proved. More investigation ..

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Central Government: All public transport vehicles must have GPS by Feb 20, 2014

Published: February 16, 2014

The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways set a deadline for public transport vehicles running in major cities with a population of over 10 lakh to install GPS devices by February 20, 2014. The Union government has directed all state governments to follow the guidelines. All the owners of public service vehicles are required ..

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Sikkim: India’s first state to achieve 100% sanitation coverage

Published: February 16, 2014

As per the report released by the Union Ministry of Drinking water and Sanitation, Sikkim became the only state in India to achieve 100% sanitation in rural and urban households, schools, sanitary complexes and Aanganwadi centres. Under the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan scheme, the Himalayan state, Sikkim has constructed 98,043 individual household latrines against the target ..

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“Two additional attempts” for all categories of candidates in UPSC's Civil Services Exams

Published: February 16, 2014

The Union Government has decided to give an additional 2 attempts along-with a consequential age relaxation to all categories of candidates for the Civil Services Exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The Ministry of Personnel in its order stated that it has approved two additional attempts to all categories of candidates with effect ..

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