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Transgender Persons (Protection Of Rights) Bill, 2019

On 26th November, 2019, the Rajya Sabha passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill. The bill was passed by Lok Sabha on 5th August, 2019, following which it was moved for consideration in Rajya Sabha.


Niti Aayog’s Aspirational Districts Programme

Despite on a high economic growth trajectory, India still lags behind in terms of Human Development Index as well as reduction in the significant inter-state and inter-district variations in development.


High Level Advisory Group (HLAG) Report

Recently,Ministry of Commerce and Industry released the report of the High Level Advisory Group (HLAG).


National Rural Sanitation Strategy For 10 Years Launched

  • On 27thSeptember, 2019, the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS) under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, launched the 10 Year Rural Sanitation Strategy (2019-2029),with focus on sustaining the sanitation behavior change that has been achieved under the Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G).

Finance Ministry Cuts Down Corporate Tax

On 20th September, 2019, the government slashed the corporate tax rate for companies by almost 10 percentage points to 25.17 percent and offered a lower rate to 17.01 per cent for new manufacturing firms.


Government To Link MNREGA Wages To Inflation

  • On 18th September, 2019, the Centre decided to inject more money into the flagship Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme by linking wages under the Act to an updated inflation index, which will be revised annually.

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana

Recently, the Prime Minister launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana (PM-KMDY) at Ranchi, Jharkhand.


First Mega Food Park In Telangana Inaugurated

  • Recently, the first Mega Food Park (MFP) in Telangana located in the village Lakkampally, Nandipet Mandal of Nizamabad district was inaugurated making it the 17thoperational food Park in the country.

Cabinet Approves Proposal For Review Of FDI Policy

Recently, the Union Cabinet approved the proposal for Review of Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) in four different sectors-Coal Mining, Contract Manufacturing, Single Brand Retail Trading (SBRT) and Digital Media.


National Urban Livelihoods Mission Conferred SKOCH Award

On 29th August, 2019, Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), a flagship mission under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has been conferred the prestigious SKOCH Governance Gold Award.


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