Telecom Department revises policy for issue/renewal of No Objection Certificate for sale/rent of International Roaming SIM Cards/ Global Calling Cards of Foreign Operators in India. Revised policy strengthens mechanism to protect interests of the Indian public visiting abroad.
The Election Commission of India extends ban on physical rallies and roadshows until 22 January, 2022 in the poll bounds states of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh
On consideration of difficulties reported by the taxpayers and other stakeholders due to COVID and in electronic filing of various reports of audit under the provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act), the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has decided to further extend the due dates for filing of Income Tax Returns and various reports of audit for the Assessment Year 2021-22.
The Central Government has secured the approval of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for export of Indian mangoes to USA in the new season.
Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has revised the Guidelines for International Arrival in view of the changing nature of COVID -19 virus and evolution of SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern (VOCs) i.e. Omicron variant and reported increase in the cases worldwide. These guidelines shall be valid from 11th January 2022.
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions releases OM regarding attendance of central government officials due to rising COVID cases.
Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) releases ‘Code of Practice for securing consumer Internet of Things(IoT)'
The 10th instalment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme has been released to enable the transfer of an amount of more than Rs. 20,000 crore to more than 10 crore beneficiary farmer families.
Central Government in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (zg) of sub-section (2) of section 101 read with section 94 of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 has notified the Consumer Protection (Direct Selling) Rules, 2021.
In a bid to cool down the domestic prices of Soya Meal, Government has notified an Order under the Essential Commodities Act to declare ‘Soya Meal’ as an Essential Commodities up to 30th June, 2022 by amending the Schedule of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.
Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission Overdraft facility for women SHG members launched
The MSP for Fair Average Quality (FAQ) of milling copra has been increased to Rs10,590/- per quintal for 2022 season from Rs.10,335/- per quintal in 2021 and the MSP for ball copra has been increased to Rs.11,000/- per quintal for 2022 season from Rs.10,600/- per quintal in 2021.
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare releases Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for use of Drone in Pesticide Application for Crop Protection and for spraying Soil and Crop Nutrients.
Recruitment for officers in Indian Coast Guard (ICG) became digital on December 20, 2021 with the introduction of computer-based screening examination and automation of selection process by launching of a recruitment website.
With the threat of COVID-19 pandemic continuing to loom over the world, the Ministry of Ayush has come out with a comprehensive document putting forth the concept of ‘Holistic Health’.
Cabinet approves an incentive scheme for promotion of RuPay Debit Cards and low-value BHIM-UPI transactions (P2M).
Persons who are not covered under the existing scheme of reservations for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes and whose family has gross annual income below Rs.8.00 lakh are to be identified as EWSs for the benefit of reservation.
To obviate difficulties being faced by some States in procurement/distribution of coarse grains and to increase procurement of coarse grains under Central Pool, Government of India has amended the guidelines for procurement, allocation, distribution and disposal of coarse grains.
Government has decided to extend the time limit up to 31st December, 2021 for submission of Life Certificate (Jeevan Pramaan) by the Central Government Pensioners in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and vulnerability of the elderly population to Coronavirus.
‘Waste-wise cities’ – compendium of best practices in municipal solid waste management released by NITI Aayog
India achieves target of 40 % installed electricity capacity from non- fossil fuel sources in November 2021.
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare released findings of the National Health Accounts (NHA) Estimates for India for 2017-18.
The Union Cabinet has approved the extension for the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY-Phase V) for a period of another 4 months i.e. December 2021 till March 2022 @ 5 kg per person per month free of cost for all the beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) [Antodaya Anna Yojana & Priority Households] including those covered under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).
Ministry of Science & Technology launches India’s first Virtual Science Lab for children under CSIR Jigyasa programme, which will also connect students with scientists across the country.
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs awarded the cleanest cities of the country as part of the Swachh Survekshan 2021.
Two innovative customer centric initiatives of RBI viz. Retail Direct Scheme and the Reserve Bank - Integrated Ombudsman Scheme have been launched.
Government of India has taken a significant decision of reducing Central Excise Duty on Petrol & Diesel by Rs. 5 and Rs. 10 respectively from 4th November 2021.
Department of Pension &Pensioners' Welfare revised maximum ceiling limits of two family pension payable to a child/children in respect of both the parents to Rs. 1,25,000/- p.m. and Rs. 75,000/- p.m. w.e.f. 01.01.2016.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the nationwide expansion of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) under the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) .
CERT-In has partnered with the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Program. In this regard, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has been authorized by the CVE Program, as a CVE Numbering Authority (CNA) for vulnerabilities impacting all products designed, developed and manufactured in India.
Information for general public on use of necessary medicines for COVID19