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National Essential Diagnostics List

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  • Recently, India has got its first National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) finalised by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

GI For Panchamirtham Of Palani Temple

Why is it in News?

  • On 14th August, 2019, the famous Palani Panchamirtham, given as ‘prasadam’ at the Murugan temple there, has been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

Textile Ministry To Impart Skill Training Under Samarth Scheme

Why is it in News?

  • On 14th August, 2019, Ministry of Textiles in a meeting, decided to impart skill training to 4 lakh people in 18 states under the Samarth - Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS).

Significant Decline In Stubble Burning: ICAR

Why is it in News?

  • According to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), there was 41 percent reduction in crop residue burning in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi-NCR,North India in 2018 compared with that in 2016.

Protest Over Uranium Mining In Nallamala Hills

Why is it in News?

  • On 11th August, 2019, a protest was staged again by the Joint Forum for People’s Democratic Rights against the Uranium mining in the ecologically fragile area of Nallamala hills of Andhra Pradesh.

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 Passed

Why is it in News?

  • On 9th August, 2019, the President gave assent to the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019, in an attempt to regulate and improve road safety across the country.

4th Edition Of Women Transforming India Awards

Why is it in News?

  • On 9th August, 2019, the central government think tank NITI Aayog under its Women Entrepreneurship Platform(WEP) launched the fourth edition of Women Transforming India (WTI) Awards 2019 following the theme ‘Women and Entrepreneurship’.

PM Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana Opens For Registration

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  • On 8th August, 2019, the government opened registration for the PM Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY) scheme.

Gogabeel: Bihar's First Community Reserve

Why is it in News?

  • On 8th August, 2019, Gogabeel in Bihar’s Katihar district which is an ox-bow lake,was announced as the state’s first Community Reserve(CR).

Protection Of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Why is it in News?

On 19th July, 2019, the Lok Sabha passed the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill amends the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.


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