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Union Government Approves 10 Percent Reservation

Today the Union Government approved  10 per cent reservation for economically backward upper castes in government jobs and education. A proposal 10 per cent reservation is made for those who are economically backward or weaker and fall under the general category. The Union Government will now move to amend the Constitution in order to grant this 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker in the general category. In order to do so, the Union Government will amend Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution. These two amendments will provide reservation…

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Government to introduced Aadhaar Amendment bill

The Union law Minister of India Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad will introduce the Aadhaar amendment bill today in the Lok Sabha under the Aadhaar Act, The telegraph act and the prevention of money laundering Act (PMLA). The amendments which were approved by the cabinet in the mid of December would permit the voluntary use of Aadhaar for mobile SIM card and bank account authentications, as well as allow children who turn 18 to opt-out of the system. Another Supreme court’s   Aadhaar Amendment Bill continues the government’s push to establish a…

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Veteran Actor and a screenwriter Kader Khan passes away at 81

Veteran Bollywood actor, screenwriter and a professor Kader Khan has passed away at the age of 81 in Canada on January 1st as he was suffering from Progressive Supra nuclear Palsy, a degenerative disease that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia. He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and raised in the midst of poverty in Kamathipura in Mumbai. He was an engineer in training and a professor of civil engineering. He was also the funny man of the 1980s. Kader Khan, whose earthy and street-smart dialogues added…

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Union Cabinet approves Rs 10,000 crore for human space mission, Gaganyaan

On Friday the Union Cabinet approved Rs 10,000 crore budget for the “Gaganyaan project” under which a three-member crew would be in space for at least seven days. The testing phase is expected to begin from December 2020 and the mission will be undertaken from 2022. The project Gaganyaan was first announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Independence Day. According to the report, The Gaganyaan programme will establish a broader framework for collaboration between ISRO, academia, industry, national agencies and other scientific organisations. It will also…

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Government sets New Rules for Food Delivery Platforms

On Friday, The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has implemented new guidelines for online food and grocery operators such as Grofers and Big Basket as well as food delivery platforms like Swiggy and Zomato. The national food inspector said food products which are offered for sale are liable to sampling at any point in the supply chain. Companies will also need to provide a sample of the food on their platforms so that consumers can recognise the product. All mandatory information mentioned in the Food Safety and Standards…

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Bank-led resolution of NPAs set to begin

Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) along with former deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India has set up an oversight committee with to kick start bank-led resolution of stressed assets under the inter-creditor agreement. The association has now asked the 34 lenders to initiate and send the resolution proposals under the scheme. According to the senior official of Indian Bank’s Association, banks have been told to provide forensic reports and credit rating of the borrower along with the resolution plan “Under Project Sashakt”, an overseeing committee (OC) is to be set…

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal ponders reimplementation of odd-even scheme

On Tuesday, Delhi’s CM Arvind Kejriwal told the state government to reimplement the odd-even schemes of vehicles if needed. According to the Environment Pollution Control Authority, the air pollution of Delhi has hit a high level. Due to the increased air pollution, the Supreme Court has ordered the Environment Pollution Control Authority to ban the industrial activity in pollution hot spots and construction work across the National Capital Region (NCR). For the past few years, Delhi has been fighting with severe air pollution especially in winters. On Tuesday The Central…

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Food poisoning in Karnataka highlights a national problem

The incident at Karnataka temple has highlighted one of India’s major public health issues when it comes to an infectious disease that is food poisoning. More than 130 worshipers at a temple in the Chamarajanagar district became sick after eating the “Prasad” as food offered during the services. Eleven people died and eight are in critical condition at the time of writing. Police are investigating the incident. The Karnataka police on Wednesday arrested four accused, including Maharashtra Hill Samiti Mutt seer Pattadakal Immadi Mahadevaswamy in connection with the food poisoning…

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International Technology 

ISRO SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES ITS COMMUNICATION MILITARY SATELLITE

On Wednesday, The Indian Space Research Organization has successfully launched its new communication satellite from Satish Dhawan Space centre, in Sri Harikota which is named as GSAT-7A, which will substantially enhance the communication systems of the Indian Air Force and the satellite is named as “Indian Angry Bird”. The GSAT-7A will connect all IAF assets like planes, airborne early warning control platforms and drones with each other and ground stations, and work towards a network-centric warfare capability. This satellite will also reduce the possibility of leakage of information. The chairman…

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Next spectrum auction in the second half of 2019 : Telecom Secretary

The Department of Telecommunication will only be holding a spectrum sale in the second half of next fiscal year. A spectrum auction is a process whereby the government uses an auction system to sell the license to transmit signals over specific bands of the electromagnetic spectrum and to assign scarce spectrum resources. Depending on the specific auction format used, a spectrum auction can last from a single day to several months from the opening bid to the final winning bid. The spectrum auction is a step towards market-based spectrum management…

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