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Cabinet Clears The Dam Safety Bill, 2019

Why is it in News?

  • On 17th July, 2019, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the Dam Safety Bill, 2019 to be introduced in the Parliament.

National Digital Health Blueprint Released

Why is it in News?

  • On 16th July, 2019, the National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) was released by the government bringing in the National Digital Health Eco-system (NDHE) to guarantee the availability of healthcare services on large-scale.

Palau Becomes 76th Nation To Join ISA

Why is it in News?

  • On 16th July, 2019, Palau signed the International Solar Alliance (ISA)Framework Agreement, becoming the 76th country to sign the ISA Framework Agreement.

Cabinet Approves Banning Of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019

Why is it in News?

On 10th July, 2019, the Cabinet approved the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019, replacing the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance introduced in February, 2019.

 


Odisha Implements Witness Protection Scheme, 2018

Why is it in News?

On 9th July, 2019, Odisha became the first Indian state to implement the Centre’s Witness Protection Scheme, 2018. Endorsing the central scheme on December 5 last year, the Supreme Court had directed all States and UTs to implement it in letter and spirit.


Hong Kong Protesters March Again

Why is it in News?

On 6th July 2019, protesters in Hong Kong continued their march and advocacy against the controversial Extradition Bill.


US’ Curbs On Trade With Iran Affects Indo-Afghan Trade

Why is it in News?

The Finance Minister announced the slashing of allocation for Iran’s Chabahar port during the budget speech on 5th July, 2019.


Not Much Increase In Allocation For Child Welfare In Budget

Why is it in News?

Recently, on 5th July, the Union Budget was released by the Finance Minister.


Blueprint For Growth: Economic Survey

Why is it in News?

Economic Survey was released on 4 July 2019 by the Union Minister of Finance in Parliament.  


Centre Rejects UP Government’s Move To Shift 17 OBC’s To SC List

Why is it in News?

On 2nd July 2019, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment said in the Rajya Sabha that shifting of 17 Other Backward Classes (OBCs) to the Schedule Caste list is unconstitutional, and a transgression of Parliament’s jurisdiction.


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