RBI to issue new 100 rupee notes in lavender colour
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will shortly issue new Rs. 100 denomination banknotes in lavender colour in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. This comes on back of new designs introduced for Rs 200, Rs 500 and Rs 10 notes, in the last couple of years. The old More..

ISRO signs contracts with 3 vendors to assemble 27 Satellites
U.R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), ISRO’s nodal satellites division has signed separate contracts with three vendors to outsource Spacecraft Assembly Integration and Testing (AIT) activities. The contracts were signed with Alpha Design Technologies P More..

Regional Aviation Partnership: Cabinet approves signing of MoU amongst BRICS Nations
The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) amongst BRICS Nations (viz. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) on Regional Aviation Partnership Cooperation. The objective of MoU is to benefit BRICS countrie More..

Cabinet approves proposal to make DMs approving authority for adoptions
Union Cabinet approves proposal of Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) to make district magistrates (DMs), instead of courts, the final authority for approving adoptions. In this regard, Ministry of WCD will introduce bill to amend Juvenile More..

CCEA approves determination of FRP payable by Sugar Mills for 2018-19 sugar season
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) of sugarcane for sugar season 2018-19 keeping in view the interest of sugarcane farmers. It was approved based on the More..

Lok Sabha passes Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017
Lok Sabha has passed The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017 to abolish the ‘no detention policy’ in schools. The Bill amends the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. The Act was h More..

Government to infuse Rs 11,336 crore capital in 5 public sector banks by September-end
Union Finance Ministry is planning to infuse additional capital close to Rs 11,336 crore in 5 more public sector banks (PSBs) by September 2018-end. These five state-owned banks are Punjab National Bank (PNB), C More..

Cabinet approves Special Remission Scheme for prisoners
Union Cabinet has approved to grant Special Remission to Prisoners as part of commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi to be observed in 2019. This decision is considered as befitting commemoration and homage to father of nation and More..

Parliament passes State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017
Parliament has passed State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017 to merge six subsidiary banks with State Bank of India after it was approved by Rajya Sabha. The bill already has been passed in Lok Sabha in 2017 Monsoon session of Parliament.

CCEA approves Special Package for Irrigation Projects in drought prone areas of Vidarbha, Marathwada
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved implementation of Centrally Sponsored-Scheme for completion of 83 minor irrigation projects and 8 major or medium irrigation projects in Maharashtra’s drought prone areas of Vidharbha, Maratha More..

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