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COVID-19: Maharashtra and Telangana Government announce major salary cuts

On March 31, 2020, the Maharashtra and Telangana State Governments announced major salary cuts. Highlights The Maharashtra Government had cut 60% of salary from the Chief Minister and other members of Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council and other representatives of the local governing bodies. The Class A and Class B employees of the government are ..

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Corona Virus: GoI brings hand sanitizers and masks under Essential Commodities Act

The Government of India recently brought hand sanitizers and masks under Essential Commodities Act. Till 30th June, 2020, these products are to remain under Essential Commodities Act. The GoI has brought these commodities under the act by amending Schedule of Essential Commodities Act, 1955. Essential Commodities Act According to the act, an essential commodity is ..

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New Name for Mumbai Central Station: Nana Shankarseth

On March 12, 2020, the Maharashtra Cabinet approved the proposal to rename Mumbai Central Station to Nana Shankarseth. The approved proposal is to be sent to Ministry of Railways. It is the Central Railways operating under Ministry of Railways that has the final say in the name change. Procedure and Authority of name change It ..

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RBI increases Short-Term FPIs Limit 

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently increased the investment limit for FPIs in government and corporate bonds from 20 percent to 30 percent. In two separate notifications released by the banking regulator of India on Thursday, 23rd January 2020, in central and state government securities that include treasury bills, 30 percent of their portfolios ..

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Policy to Lease Agricultural Land by Uttarakhand Government

The state government of Uttarakhand recently released a notification that it has made a policy to lease agricultural land, becoming the first Indian state to implement such a policy. As per the policy, any institution, company or NGO can take farmland on lease for 30 years, provided the leased land is a maximum of 30 ..

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