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  • Update on Medical Oxygen Availability
  • A meeting of Empowered Group 2 (EG2) was held to review the availability of essential medical equipment and oxygen during COVID. Three important decisions were taken

  • Union Health Ministry Issues Regulatory Pathways for foreign produced COVID-19 Vaccines
  • The Union Government has issued the Regulatory Pathway in India for COVID-19 Vaccines approved for restricted use by US FDA, EMA, UK MHRA, PMDA Japan or which are listed in WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL).

  • Decision on CBSE Board Exams
  • The Board Exams for Class XIIth to be held from May 4thto June, 14th, 2021 are hereby postponed. The Board Exams for Class Xth to be held from 4thMay to June 14th, 2021 are hereby cancelled.

  • NCSC Launches Online Grievance Management Portal for Persons from Scheduled Castes
  • National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) launched the Online Grievance Management Portal to enable Scheduled Castes population of the country to file their application and other atrocity and services related grievances online and to get them addressed in a time bound manner.

  • Centre Prohibits Exports of Injection Remdesivir and Remdesivir Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
  • Centre Prohibits Exports of Injection Remdesivir and Remdesivir Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) till the COVID situation in the country improves.

  • Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021 notified
  • The Government of India has notified Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021 vide Gazette notification under reference G.S.R. 225(E) dated 30th March, 2021.

  • Clarification regarding National Policy for Rare Diseases 2021
  • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issues clarification regarding National Policy for Rare Diseases 2021

  • CBDT notifies New Income Tax Return Forms for AY 2021-22
  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes has notified Income Tax Return Forms (ITR Forms) for the Assessment Year 2021-22 vide Notification no.21/2021 in G.S.R. 242(E) dated 31.03.2021

  • Extension of Time for Aadhaar and PAN linking
  • Ministry of Finance has extended the last date for intimating Aadhaar number under the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) for the purposes of linking Aadhaar with PAN from 31st March, 2021 to 30th June, 2021..

  • Sale of Electoral Bonds 2018 at Authorised Branches of State Bank of India
  • The Government of India has notified the Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 vide Gazette Notification No. 20 dated January 02, 2018. The State Bank of India (SBI), in the XVI Phase of sale, has been authorised to issue and encash Electoral Bonds through its 29 Authorized Branches w.e.f. 01.04.2021 to 10.04.2021.

  • NITI Aayog Releases Report ‘Investment Opportunities in India’s Healthcare Sector’
  • NITI Aayog today released a report outlining the range of investment opportunities in various segments of India’s healthcare sector, including hospitals, medical devices and equipment, health insurance, telemedicine, home healthcare and medical value travel.

  • Extension of the Validity of documents related to Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989
  • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued advisory with respect to the validity of Fitness, Permit (all types), Driving License, Registration or any other concerned document(s) whose extension of validity could not be, or was not likely to be, granted due to lock-down and which had expired since 1st of Feb, 2020, or would expire by 30th June 2021, the same may be treated to be valid till 30th June, 2021.

  • Central Government gives nod to Punjab to re schedule Wheat procurement period
  • The wheat procurement period in Punjab is rescheduled from 10th April, 2021 to 31st May, 2021 in place of 1st April, 2021 to 25th May, 2021 due to late maturity of crop & surge in Covid-19 cases in the State.

  • CBSE launches Assessment Framework for Science, Maths and English classes
  • CBSE launches Assessment Framework for Science, Maths and English classes that aims to shift focus from rote learning to competency-based learning.

  • Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Launches National Portal FOR Transgender Persons
  • Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has launched the National Portal for Transgender persons.

  • Ban on Bike Rallies during 72 hours before the date of poll and poll day in the all poll going constituencies
  • Bike Rallies shall not be allowed at any place 72 hours before date of polland on the Poll day in all poll going constituencies.

  • Taxpayers are free to utilise Input Tax Credit available in their credit ledger as permissible by law to discharge their GST due for March month
  • Taxpayers are free to utilise Input Tax Credit available in their credit ledger as permissible by law to discharge their GST due for March month

  • National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority brings 80 plus medicines under Price Regulation
  • National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) brings 80 plus medicines under Price Regulation

  • Rajya Sabha passes The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2021
  • The Rajya Sabha has approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2021 to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 on 16th March 2021. The Bill was approved in Lok Sabha on 17th March 2020.

  • Mera Ration mobile app launched
  • Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution has launched the Mera Ration mobile app that will benefit especially those ration card holders who move to new areas for livelihoods.

  • New scheme announced for tourist vehicle operators
  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has announced a new scheme, under which any tourist vehicle operator may apply for an “All India Tourist Authorization/Permit” through online mode.

  • Railway Parcel Management System undergoes total transformation
  • Indian Railways’ parcel services undergoes total transformation to benefit ordinary public and business alike

  • Approval accorded under Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Promotion of Domestic Manufacturing of critical Key Starting Materials and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
  • Approval accorded under Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Promotion of Domestic Manufacturing of critical Key Starting Materials (KSMs)/ Drug Intermediates and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs)

  • More than 81% account holders are Women under Stand Up India Scheme
  • Ministry of Finance, in the past seven years has launched various Schemes which have special provisions for empowerment of women. These Schemes have financially empowered women to lead a better life and chase their dreams of being an entrepreneur.

  • Government amends Insurance Ombudsman Rules
  • Government amends Insurance Ombudsman Rules for better resolution of policyholders’ complaints regarding insurance service deficiencies

  • Registration for next phase of COVID19 Vaccination open
  • The next phase of the world’s largest vaccination drive for the age appropriate population groups commenced from 1stMarch 2021. Registration is open at 9:00 am on 1st March 2021 at www.cowin.gov.in

  • Due date for furnishing of GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C extended
  • Due date for furnishing of GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C for the financial year 2019-20 extended further to 31.03.2021

  • MCA advises investors to verify status of Nidhi companies before investment
  • Ministry of Corporate Affairs advises investors to verify status of Nidhi companies before investment

  • Government notifies Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021
  • The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 has been framed in exercise of powers under section 87 (2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and in supersession of the earlier Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules 2011.

  • ESIC takes Major Policy Initiatives for better services to Insured Workers
  • ESIC takes Major Policy Initiatives for better services to Insured Workers/Insured Women

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