Daily Archives: March 10, 2016

Application of Minimum Capital Adequacy Norms to State and Central Cooperative Banks

By | March 10, 2016

RBI/2015-16/335 DCBR.CO.RCBD.Cir.No. 12/19.51.012/2015-16 Phalguna 20, 1937 March 10, 2016 The Chairman/Managing Director All State and Central Cooperative Banks Dear Sir / Madam, Application of Minimum Capital Adequacy Norms to State and Central Cooperative Banks (StCBs/DCCBs) Please refer to the circulars RPCD.CO.RF.BC.40/07.38.03/2007-08 dated December 4, 2007 and RPCD.RCB.BC.73/07.51.012/2013-14 dated January 7, 2014 on the captioned subject.… Read More »

Free medical treatment to Acid attack / Rape victims

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All Hospitals should provide free medical treatment to Acid attack/Rape victims under the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013 Government of India has set up a dedicated fund called Nirbhaya Fund for implementation of initiatives aimed at enhancing the safety and security for women in the country. The corpus transferred to the Public Account for the… Read More »

Govt steps to Improve Standard of Primary and Secondary Schools

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Steps Taken to Improve Standard of Primary and Secondary Schools Department of School Education and Literacy has two centrally sponsored schemes viz. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) to assist States in universalization of elementary education and the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) for universal access to secondary education. The Central Government through SSA, supports States/UTs on… Read More »

Fellowship for Research Degrees

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Fellowship for Research Degrees As per the information furnished by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the number of students pursuing research degrees, including M. Phil and Ph.D who received fellowships, under their schemes, year-wise since 2013, is the following: Year Number of students 2013-14 41970 2014-15… Read More »

Real Estate Bill passed near unanimously by Rajya Sabha

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Real Estate Bill passed near unanimously by Rajya Sabha; MPs say Bill spurs the sector Government lauded for accommodating suggestions of various parties in the Bill Chairman of Select Committee of the House complimented for widest consultations Implications of retrospective application of the Bill and discrimination will be addressed in the Rules, says Shri Venkaiah… Read More »

Ganga Gram Yojana

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Ganga Gram Yojana Under the “Namami Gange” Programme, the government plans to develop the villages located along the main stem of river Ganga which have historic, cultural, and religious and/or tourist importance. Works related to Ganga Grams will encompass comprehensive rural sanitation, development of water bodies and river ghats, construction/ modernization of crematoria etc. The… Read More »

Clean Ganga Fund Rs 87 .69 crore received

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Clean Ganga Fund As part of Namami Gange programme, Government of India has set up “Clean Ganga Fund” for encouraging contributions from Resident Indians, Non-Resident Indians, Persons of Indian Origin, Institutions, and Corporates towards Ganga Rejuvenation. The total contribution received as on 4th March 2016 in Clean Ganga Fund is Rs. 87.69 Crores. As approved… Read More »

World Bank AID for Cleaning of Ganga River

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World Bank AID for Cleaning of Ganga River The World Bank has provided financial assistance/loan for $ 1 Billion for abatement of pollution of river Ganga against the National Ganga River Basin (NGRB) project approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) at an estimated cost of Rs. 7000 crores under the National Ganga… Read More »

Highway Advisory System Pilot Project on Delhi-Jaipur Highway

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Shri Nitin Gadkari launches Highway Advisory System Pilot Project on Delhi-Jaipur Highway The Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari launched the Highway Advisory System (HAS) as a pilot project on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway, NH-8, in New Delhi today. HAS is  a free-to-air information distribution system that uses radio to make… Read More »

Electronic Weighing Machines on Toll Plazas

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Electronic Weighing Machines on Toll Plazas The Government is planning to install electronic weighing machines at all toll plazas on National Highways to prevent and detect overloading of commercial goods transport vehicles. NHAI has mandated Indian Highway Management Company Limited (IHMCL), a company promoted by NHAI, to install Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) Bridges on public funded fee… Read More »

Rajya Sabha clears Real Estate Bill

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Rajya Sabha clears Real Estate Bill seeking to make consumer the king   Bill to foster a happy alliance between consumers and developers, says Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu Notoriety in real estate sector needs to be ended to encourage investment flows, says the Minister If telecom sector with a few operators has a regulator, real estate… Read More »

Machine tools and equipments being imported from China

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Machine tools and equipments being imported A number of Indian users of Capital Goods are importing Heavy Industrial Equipment like Electrical Equipment, Machine Tools, Textile Machinery, Printing Machinery, Plastic Processing Machinery, Metallurgical Machinery, Earthmoving & Construction Machinery, etc. from China. The details of import for the last year (2014-15) from China are as under:  … Read More »

Thunderstorm Accompanied with Squall/Hailstorm is likely at some Places of the Country over Next Three or Four Days

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Thunderstorm Accompanied with Squall/Hailstorm is likely at some Places of the Country over Next Three or Four Days India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its bulletin has given information that thunderstorm accompanied with squall/hailstorm is likely at some places of the country over next three or four days.  It says an intense western disturbance currently lying… Read More »

Indian Weather mobile app to provide 4 days weather forecast

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SMS Alert about Weather Conditions being Provided to Farmers The Gramin Krishi Mausam Seva (GKMS) of Earth System Science Organization (ESSO)-India Meteorological Department (IMD) is rendered on twice weekly basis in collaboration with State Agricultural Universities (SAUs), institutions of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), IITs etc. Giving this information in a written reply in… Read More »

Election Commission Guidelines for Media Coverage during election

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General election to Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, 2016 – Media Coverage during the period referred to in Section 126 of RP Act, 1951. The schedule for calling general election to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal has been announced on 4th March,… Read More »

Manufacturing of components of Atomic plants in India

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Manufacturing of components of Atomic plants A “Programme of Action” for localisation of manufacturing in India for Russian designed nuclear power plants, was signed between Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Russia’s Atomic Energy Corporation ‘ROSATOM’ on 24.12.2015. Under the above Programme of Action, both sides agreed to take time-bound specific steps towards finalising the… Read More »

Raising of resources to Fund Nuclear Insurance Pool

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Raising of resources to Fund Nuclear Insurance Pool M/s General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC-Re), along with several other Indian Insurance Companies, have launched the India Nuclear Insurance Pool (INIP) with a capacity of ₹1500 crore on 12th June, 2015, to provide insurance to cover the liability as prescribed under Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage… Read More »

Govt Approval for LIGO-India

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Approving of LIGO-India The Government has given in-principle approval for setting up Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) in India. The LIGO-India project will establish a state-of-the-art gravitational wave observatory on the Indian soil in collaboration with the LIGO Laboratory in the U.S. run by Caltech and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The project will bring… Read More »

Award of Ratna and R-series Fields

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Award of Ratna and R-series Fields The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved cancellation of the Letter of Award dated 12.03.1996 issued in favour of consortium of M/s. Essar Oil Limited and M/s. Oil Pacific UK Ltd awarding the medium sized discovered field of Ratna& R-Series… Read More »

Govt to extend Production Sharing Contracts for small and medium sized discovered fields

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Policy for the Grant of Extension to the Production Sharing Contracts signed by Government awarding small, medium sized and discovered fields to privateJoint Ventures The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved a policy for grant of extension to the Production Sharing Contracts for small and medium… Read More »

Pricing freedom for gas to be produced from Discoveries

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Decision on Marketing including Pricing freedom for the gas to be produced from Discoveries in High Pressure-High Temperature, Deepwater and Ultra Deepwater Areas The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approveda proposal to grant marketing including pricing freedom for the gas produced from High Pressure High Temperature,… Read More »

India and Bahrain Cooperation for Prevention of Human Trafficking

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Memorandum of Understanding between India and Bahrain on Cooperation for Prevention of Human Trafficking especially trafficking in Women and Children The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bahrain on cooperation for prevention of human trafficking especially trafficking in… Read More »

MOU of India with UAE for Combating Cyber-Crime

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Memorandum of Understanding signed between India and United Arab Emirates on Technical Cooperation in Cyber Space and Combating Cyber-Crime The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Technical Cooperation in Cyber Space and… Read More »

Amendment to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957

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Amendment to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for the amendment to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (MMDR Act, 1957). The amendment will allow transfer of captive mining leases not granted through auction.Transfer… Read More »