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Swacch Bharat Mission
Swacch Bharat Mission To Continue Till 2025-26

The implementation of the Mission components will be done in a structured and time-bound manner, with thorough gap analysis of required infrastructure, detailed 5-year action plans, and annual action plans with timelines.

Cabinet Likely To Consider Relief Package For Stressed Telecom Sector
Cabinet Likely To Consider Relief Package For Stressed Telecom Sector

The government has been in talks with several stakeholders, including banks, for a package for the sector as Vodafone Idea is in a beleaguered state with heavy losses and high debt and concerns have been raised over a possible duopoly in India telecom sector if it shuts. Further, it is also the most impacted telco due to the AGR claims of the government.

Union Minister Bishweswar Tudu Targets Odisha Govt
Odisha Govt Fails To Utilise Over Rs 3K Cr Central Fund Under Har Ghar Jal: Union Minister

Union Minister of State, Jal Shakti and Tribal Affairs, Bishweswar Tudu on Monday lashed out at Odisha government for failing to utilize the central funds in a proper manner for the welfare of people in Odisha. Tudu also alleged that the State government is however busy in rebranding the central schemes as its own.

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PM To Chair Meeting Of Council Of Ministers On July 14

The meeting is expected to witness many notable issues and discussion related to key ministries like Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, now being handled by Mansukh Mandaviya, and education being taken care of by Dharmendra Pradhan.

Union Cabinet
Cabinet Reshuffle: Full List of Ministers In Modi Govt

The total strength of the Council of Ministers now stands at 78, including the Prime Minister. The prime minister can have up to 81 members in his Union Council(15 per cent of the Lok Sabha strength).

Many Economic Ministries At Centre Get New Faces After Reshuffle
Many Economic Ministries At Centre Get New Faces After Reshuffle

Hardeep Singh Puri has got Ministries of Petroleum along with his existing portfolio of Urban Affairs while Jyotiraditya Scindia is the new Minister for Civil Aviation.

PM Modi Rejigs Cabinet; Sonowal, Scindia Brought In; 12 Ministers Exit
PM Modi Rejigs Cabinet; Sonowal, Scindia Brought In; 12 Ministers Exit

As many as 15 Cabinet ministers, including some new faces, were sworn-in at the swearing in ceremony held in the Darbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhawan. While 13 members took oath in Hindi, two took in English.

Cabinet Expansion: Ministerial Probables Meet PM Modi, 43 Ministers Likely To Take Oath
Cabinet Expansion: Ministerial Probables Meet PM Modi, 43 Ministers Likely To Take Oath

Some ministers of state, including G Kishan Reddy, Parshottam Rupala and Anurag Thakur, Hardeep Singh Puri, Mansukh Mandaviya, RK Singh and Kiran Rijiju were also there, and they may be elevated, sources said.

Cabinet approves extension of PMGKAY for 5 months till Nov
Cabinet Approves Extension Of PMGKAY For 5 Months Till Nov

The PMGKAY was reintroduced for two months till June this year in order to minimise the economic hardships being faced by the poor PDS (public distribution system) beneficiaries during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cabinet Enhances Financial Powers Of Armed Forces' Commanders

New Delhi: For faster processing and implementation of projects for modernisation of armed forces to meet the security challenges, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved enhanced delegation of financial powers under capital procurement to deputy chiefs and command chiefs of the armed forces. The Cabinet approved enhanced delegation of financial powers under capital procurement to […]

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Central Nod For Rs 3K Crore Paradip Port Infra Development Projects

Paradip: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the project for deepening and optimisation of inner harbour facilities including development of Western Dock at Paradip Port to handle cape size vessels. The Western Dock will be developed on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) […]

Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Harsimrat Kaur Badal Resigns From Union Cabinet In Protest Against Agriculture Bills

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed two contentious agriculture Bills, despite the opposition as well as BJP ally Shiromani Akali Dal terming it an “anti-farmer” move and some staging a walkout, and widespread protests by farmers in various states over the issue. Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, of the Akali Dal, resigned from […]

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Union Cabinet Approves Distribution Of Free Foodgrain Till November

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved extending the scheme for distribution of free food grains to the country’s poorest until the end of November to help them cope with the economic pain of the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Briefing reporters about the decisions taken by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Information […]

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Cabinet okays change in partial credit guarantee scheme for NBFCs

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the modification to the existing partial credit guarantee scheme for NBFCs. Post the modification, the scheme will be extended to bonds or commercial papers (CPs) issued by NBFCs, housing finance companies, and microfinance companies, whereby the government would provide the sovereign portfolio guarantee of up to 20 […]

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Wheat At Rs 2 Per Kg, Rice At Rs 3 Per Kg To Battle Covid-19 Lockdown: Union Cabinet To Spend Rs 1,80,000 Crore

New Delhi: To ensure sufficient supply during the Covid-19 lockdown, the government on Thursday decided to increase monthly quota of subsidized foodgrains by 2 kg to 7kg per person through ration shops for 80 crore beneficiaries. A decision in this regard was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) headed by Prime Minister […]

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Union Cabinet Approves Schemes To Boost Domestic Electronics Manufacturing

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved several schemes to boost domestic manufacturing of electronic components, semiconductors, and mobile segments. The major decisions have been taken to enhance manufacturing in the domestic ecosystem. In its meeting on Friday, the Cabinet approved a ‘production-linked incentive scheme (PLI)’ scheme for promoting the manufacturing of electronic components and […]

Cabinet Nod For Making Crop Insurance Voluntary For Farmers

New Delhi: The Union cabinet on Wednesday decided to make the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) voluntary for farmers, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said. Addressing an event here, Tomar said that the decision was taken in Wednesday’s cabinet meeting following some complaints regarding the scheme launched in April 2016. PMFBY is compulsory for […]

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Cabinet Nod For Swachh Bharat Phase-II

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved Phase II of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) till 2024-25 to focus on Open Defecation Free Plus (ODF Plus), which includes ODF sustainability and Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM). The programme will also work towards ensuring that no one is left behind and everyone uses a toilet, […]

Smriti-Irani
Union Cabinet Okays Bill To Protect Women's Reproductive Rights

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the ‘Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill 2020’, intended to protect women’s reproductive rights. Calling it “historic Bill”, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani said that the Bill aimed for the welfare of women in the country as it proposes law to establish a national registry. “A […]

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Cabinet Approves Amendments To IIIT Laws, Appointments

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved introduction of the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020. It also gave ex-post facto approval for creation of 21 posts of Directors and Registrars, one each in 20 IIITs (PPP) and one in IIITDM Kurnool (IIIT-CFTI). Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 […]

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Cabinet Approves Raising Of Upper Limit For Permitting Abortions To 24 Weeks

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved extending the upper limit for permitting abortions from the present 20 weeks to 24 weeks. The Cabinet approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. The Bill will be introduced in the ensuing session of Parliament. While […]

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Daman To Be Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu UT's Capital

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its approval for designation of Daman as headquarters of Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, making it the capital of the two merged UTs. The Parliament on December 3 passed Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman […]

HRD Minister on Hindi language in all schools
Cabinet Nod To Extension To OBC Sub-Categorisation Panel

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an extension of six months in the tenure of a commission set up to examine the issue of sub-categorisation within Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the Central List. Now the term of the panel will be till July 31 2020. This is the 8th extension given to […]

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Cabinet Gives Ex-Post-Facto Nod To MoC Between Health Dept, Gates Foundation

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave ex-post-facto approval to the memorandum of cooperation (MoC) between the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) in the field of health. The MoC was signed last November during the visit of Bill Gates, the co-chair and trustee […]

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Cabinet approves National Population Register; no document required to prove identity

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval for the National Population Register (NPR) with no requirement by the people to submit any document to prove their identity. Announcing the decision taken in the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said no proof will be sought […]