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Cabinet Approves Banning Of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019

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

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

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


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

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

  • 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

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

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


Bombay HC Approves Reservations For Marathas

The Bombay High Court on 27 June, 2019 upheld reservation for Marathas in the State on the basis of the recommendations of Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission (MSBCC).


A New Species ‘Impressive’ Tortoise Discovered

A team of herpetologists from the Forest Department and two NGOs found the Impressed Tortoise (Manouria impressa) in Lower Subansiri, Arunachal district a few days ago.


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