Union Cabinet Current Affairs, GK & News

Multi-State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2022

The Union Cabinet recently approved changes to the Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act, 2002. Key facts The Central Government approved the Multi-State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2022. It incorporates the 97th Constitutional Amendment, which provided constitutional status to cooperative societies in India. The aim of the recently approved legislation is to rationalize the role of multi-state ..

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Redevelopment of 3 major railway stations

The Centre has approved the proposal to redevelop three major railway stations across India. Key facts The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Modi, has given a go-ahead for a proposal concerning the redevelopment of three major railway stations – New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CSMT) Mumbai. The overall investment of this redevelopment ..

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Inclusion of tribes from 5 states in ST category

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently gave nod for the inclusion of tribes of five states in the Scheduled Tribes (ST) category. Key facts The Union Cabinet has approved the inclusion of tribes from Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh in the ST category. It has included 12 ..

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Financial support to IPPB

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the financial support of Rs 820 crore for the India Post Payments Bank. This monetary support will help the state-run payments bank penetrate deeper into the nation, especially in the country’s rural areas, and will work towards boosting financial inclusion. Overview: IPPB has more than five crore ..

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Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance

The Union Cabinet has approved the “Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance” (RAMP) programme that is also supported by the World Bank and will cost Rs 6,062.45 crore. Overview The newly launched RAMP scheme would commence in the Financial Year 2022-23. The recommendations for the RAMP scheme were made by KV Kamath Committee, U K Sinha ..

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Indian Antarctic Bill 2022

A Draft legislation has been approved by India’s Union Cabinet to provide a regulatory framework for research activities of India in Antarctica and also to protect the continent’s environment. Overview: The Ministry of Earth Sciences has piloted the Indian Antarctica Bill. This bill is expected to help fulfill the nation’s obligations under the Convention on ..

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