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  • Cabinet approves continuation of centrally sponsored scheme National AYUSH Mission
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme from 01-04-2021 to 31-03-2026 with financial implication of Rs. 4607.30 crore.

  • NEET (UG) 2021 to be held on 12th September 2021 with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols
  • The NEET (UG) 2021 will be held on 12th September 2021 across the country following COVID-19 protocols. The application process will begin from 5 pm of 13 July through the NTA website(s).

  • Government creates a new Ministry of Co-operation
  • A separate ‘Ministry of Co-operation’ has been created by the Government for realizing the vision of ‘Sahkar se Samriddhi’.

  • NIPUN Bharat Programme launched
  • NIPUN Bharat is an initiative of Ministry of Education that aims to cover the learning needs of children in the age group of 3 to 9 years.

  • Pregnant Women now eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Pregnant women may now register on CoWIN or walk-in to the nearest COVID Vaccination Centre (CVC) to get themselves vaccinated

  • Cabinet approves BharatNet implementation through Public Private Partnership Model in 16 States with optical fibre connectivity to all inhabited villages
  • The Union Cabinet accorded approval for revised implementation strategy of BharatNet through Public Private Partnership mode in 16 States of the country. BharatNet will now extend upto all inhabited villages beyond Gram Panchayats (GPs), in the said States

  • Relief package of Rs 6,28,993 crore to support Indian economy in fight against COVID-19 pandemic announced
  • Ministry of Finance announced a slew of measures to provide relief to diverse sectors affected by the 2nd wave of COVID-19 pandemic. The measures announced also aim to prepare the health systems for emergency response and provide impetus for growth and employment.

  • Justice Department launches Enforcing Contracts Portal
  • Justice Department launches Enforcing Contracts Portal to promote ease of doing business and improve Contract Enforcement Regime in country.

  • The official Theme Song for the Indian Olympic Team to Tokyo 2020 launched
  • Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports launches the official Theme Song for the Indian Olympic Team to Tokyo 2020.

  • Union Health Ministry advises Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh on Delta Plus Variant, currently a Variant of Concern
  • Based on the recent findings of INSACOG, the Union Health Ministry has alerted and advised Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh regarding the Delta Plus variant of COVID19 being found in some districts in these States.

  • Jaan Hai To Jahaan Hai campaign launched
  • Ministry of Minority Affairs launches a nationwide “Jaan Hai To Jahaan Hai” campaign to create awareness on Corona vaccination in rural and remote areas of the country.

  • mYoga mobile app launched on the occasion of 7th International Day of Yoga
  • Provides information about the WHO mYoga mobile app.

  • Policy for Tabulation of Marks for Class XII Board Examinations 2021
  • This topic provides information about Policy for Tabulation of Marks for Class XII Board Examinations 2021.

  • Validity of Documents Related to Motor Vehicles Act 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989 extended till 30th September 2021
  • Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Extends Validity of Documents Related to Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 till 30th September, 2021

  • Hallmarking of Gold Jewellery Made Mandatory
  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in a press conference held today shared insights on Mandatory Hallmarking of Gold Jewellery which has come into force from 16th June, 2021.

  • Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Extends Validity of Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum
  • Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Extends Validity of Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum from 31st March, 2021 to 31st December, 2021

  • Government of India's NAFED launches Fortified Rice Bran Oil to Boost Healthy Living
  • Nafed Fortified Rice Bran Oil has been launched to significantly reduce the country's consumption dependence on imported edible oil in future.

  • Change in GST Rates on goods being used in Covid-19 relief and management
  • The 44th GST Council has decided to reduce the GST rates on the specified items being used in Covid-19 relief and management till 30th September, 2021.

  • Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Notifies Rules for Accredited Driver Training Centers
  • The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has notified rules mandatory for accredited Drivers Training Centers. These rules will come into effect from 01st July, 2021.

  • Cabinet approves Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for Kharif Crops for marketing season 2021-22
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for all mandated Kharif crops for marketing season 2021-22

  • SAGE( Seniorcare Ageing Growth Engine) initiative and SAGE portal to support India’s elderly launched
  • The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched the SAGE (Seniorcare Aging Growth Engine) initiative and SAGE portal for elderly persons.

  • Indian visa or stay stipulation period of foreign nationals stranded in India due to COVID-19 pandemic to be considered as deemed to be valid till 31.08.2021
  • Indian visa or stay stipulation period of foreign nationals stranded in India due to COVID-19 pandemic to be considered as deemed to be valid till 31.08.2021

  • Performance Grading Index for 2019-20 for States and Union Territories of India by Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Education has released the Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20 for States and Union Territories of India.  The Government has introduced the Performance Grading Index with a set of 70 parameters to catalyse transformational change in the field of school education.

  • Validity period of Teachers Eligibility Test qualifying certificate extended from 7 years to lifetime
  • The Government has decided to extend the validity period of Teachers Eligibility Test qualifying certificate from 7 years to lifetime with retrospective effect from 2011.

  • Cabinet approves Model Tenancy Act for circulation to the States/Union Territories for adoption
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the Model Tenancy Act for circulation to all States / Union Territories for adaptation by way of enacting fresh legislation or amending existing rental laws suitably.

  • Centre Issues Advisory to State Governments/UTs to Encourage Work-from-Home for Nursing Mothers
  • The Government has issued an advisory to all the State Governments/UTs to encourage work-from-home for nursing mothers under the enabling provision for permitting work from home for nursing mothers under the Section 5(5) of the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017.

  • Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme expanded
  • On account of the disruptions caused by the second wave of COVID 19 pandemic to businesses across various sectors of the economy, Government has further enlarged the scope of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme.

  • Ayush Ministry to launch the repository portal & Ayush Sanjivani App today
  • The Ministry of Ayush is to launch the Ayush Clinical Case Repository (ACCR) portal and the third version of Ayush Sanjivani App today.

  • On-site Registration/Facilitated Cohort Registration in addition to Online Appointment for 18-44 years age group now Enabled on CoWIN
  • On-site Registration/Facilitated Cohort Registration in addition to Online Appointment for 18-44 years age group now Enabled on CoWIN

  • Government to give assistance of Rs.1500 to each Transgender person in view of Covid pandemic
  • 8882133897 Helpline number launched for mental health care of Transgender Persons.

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