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Cabinet Clears The Dam Safety Bill, 2019

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  • 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.

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.

Aim:

It aims at plugging gaps in existing laws and giving powers to the government to prohibit companies from taking such funds from the public.


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.


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

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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.


Centre To Undertake Study With IBM To Use AI In Agriculture

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  • On 3rd July, 2019, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) for undertaking a pilot study with IBM India.

MGNREGS To Focus On Water Conservation

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Ministry of Rural Development on 1st July 2019 said that at least 75% of the work under MGNREGS would be geared at water conservation.


Nagaland Plans To Implement NRC

Why is it in News?

Nagaland on 29th June announced starting of its own National Register of Citizens (NRC).


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