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

Trident Group first corporate to pay salaries via Aadhaar Payment Bridge (APB)

Published: January 13, 2014

Diversified business house Trident Group became the first corporate to use Aadhaar Payment Bridge (APB) for payment of salaries to its employees. The facility launched in the presence of Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Chairman Nandan Nilekani. About Aadhaar Payment Bridge (APB) A system that facilitates ..

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Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram: India's first adolescent health programme launched

Published: January 11, 2014

The Government of India has started the country’s first comprehensive adolescent health programme- Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram, which will also focus on adolescents’ reproductive health. Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram Focus: Health needs of 24.3 crore adolescents which makes 21% of India’s population in India. A holistic and participative programme instead of a ‘doctor-driven’ effort. Strategy: RMNCH+A stands for ..

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CAG can audit Telecom firms’ accounts: Delhi HC

Published: January 8, 2014

As per the ruling of the Delhi High Court, the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) can audit the accounts of mobile companies on a condition that the audit has to be only an audit relating to the receipts (revenues) and nothing else. The Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India and Cellular operators had argued ..

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Presidential assent to Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill 2013

Published: January 8, 2014

President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2013. This approval renders the Bill to turn into an Act. The Bill provides for setting up an anti-graft watchdog that will bring within its ambit even the office of the Prime Minister with certain safeguards. As per the Bill, ..

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‘Mother of PIL’: Pushpa Kapila Hingorani passed away

Published: January 7, 2014

Pushpa Kapila Hingorani (86), a lawyer who is known by the title ‘Mother of PIL’ for being the first women to file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on behalf of voiceless under-trial prisoners in Bihar around more than three decades ago, has passed away. What were the key contributions of Kapila Hingorani? During her 60-year long ..

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