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  • Padma Awards 2021 announced
  • Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri have been announced.

  • Syllabus of JEE and NEET to remain unchanged for the year 2021
  • The syllabus of JEE and NEET will remain unchanged for the year 2021. However, unlike previous years, this year the candidates will have options to answer the questions in JEE and NEET Examinations.

  • India Innovation Index
  • Provides information about India Innovation Index released by NITI Aayog.

  • Ministry of Education issues guidelines for identification, admission and continued education of migrant children
  • In order to ensure that school going children have access to education with quality and equity and to minimize the impact of the pandemic on school education across the country, the Ministry of Education has prepared and issued detailed guidelines on steps to be taken by the States and UTs during school closure and when the school re-open.

  • Avian Influenza in the country
  • Provides information regarding the status of Status of Avian Influenza in the country

  • Eligibility criteria of 75 % in Class 12th relaxed for IIT admissions this year
  • Ministry of Education has announced that the eligibility criteria of 75 % in Class 12th has been relaxed for IIT admissions this year.

  • Govt. approves advisory for management of Human-Wildlife Conflict across the country
  • The Standing Committee of National Board of Wildlife (SC-NBWL) in its 60th meeting held on 05th January has approved the advisory for management of Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) in the country.

  • Control room for Status of Avian Influenza in the country
  • Control room has been set up in room no 190 A, Krishi Bhawan (Tel no. 011-23382354) in Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, New Delhi.

  • All serving employees to get "Disability Compensation" if they get disabled in the line of duty
  • Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions decides to extend "Disability Compensation" for all serving employees, if they get disabled in the line of duty while performing their service and are retained in service in spite of such disablement.

  • Prohibition removed from Onion Export
  • Central Government removes prohibition for the export of all varieties of Onions with effect from 01.01.2021

  • MHA extends Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment and Caution
  • States/ UTs to strictly enforce containment measures, SOPs on various activities and COVID Appropriate behaviour and to exercise caution and strict surveillance

  • Never Share KYC documents with unidentified persons/unverified Apps
  • RBI has cautioned members of public not to fall prey to such unscrupulous activities and verify the antecedents of the company/ firm offering loans online or through mobile apps.

  • Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways extends validity of Vehicular documents till 31st March 2021
  • The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has extended the validity of vehicular documents like DLs, RCs, Permits etc till 31st Mach 2021 in the light of need to prevent spread of Covid -19.

  • SOP for Surveillance and Response for the new SARS CoV2 variant
  • Standard Operating Procedure for Epidemiological Surveillance and Response in the context of new variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus detected in United Kingdom.

  • Union Ministry of Power promulgates rules laying down the rights of power consumers in the country
  • Union Government lays down Rights to the Electricity Consumers through Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020.

  • Formal recognition of Yogasana as a competitive sport
  • The Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports announced the formal recognition of Yogasana as a competitive sport

  • Handicraft and GI Toys exempted from Quality Control Order
  • Quality Control order has been issued by the Department for standardization and quality adherence of Toys. Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), has released Toys (Quality Control) Second Amendment Order, 2020 that exempts goods manufactured & sold by artisans registered with Development Commissioner (Handicrafts),from use of Standard Mark under licence from Bureau of Indian Standards, as per Scheme1 of Schedule-II of BIS (Conformity Assessment) Regulations,2018.

  • MOHUA launches Socio-Economic Profiling of PM SVANidhi beneficiaries
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched a programme of Socio-Economic Profiling of PM SVANidhi beneficiaries and their families as an additional component of PM SVANidhi Scheme.

  • Cabinet approves setting up of Public Wi-Fi Networks by Public Data Office Aggregators to provide public Wi-Fi service through Public Data Offices without levy of any License Fee
  • Cabinet approves setting up of Public Wi-Fi Networks by Public Data Office Aggregators to provide public Wi-Fi service through Public Data Offices without levy of any License Fee

  • EPFO extends time limit for Pensioners upto 28th February 2021 for submission of Jeevan Pramaan Patra
  • In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the vulnerability of elderly population to Corona Virus, EPFO has extended the time limit up to 28th February 2021 for submission of Life Certificate (Jeevan Pramaan Patra-JPP) in respect of the Pensioners drawing pension under EPS 1995 and whose Life certificate is due in any month till February 28, 2021.

  • BIS standards revised for two wheeler helmets
  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highway has issued the ‘Helmet for riders of Two Wheelers Motor Vehicles (Quality Control ) Order, 2020.’Protective Helmets for Two Wheeler Riders have been included under compulsory BIS certification and the publication of the Quality Control Order.

  • Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines issued to regulate shared mobility and reducing traffic congestion and pollution
  • Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines issued to regulate shared mobility and reducing traffic congestion and pollution

  • All Fixed to Mobile calls to be dialed with prefix ‘0’ from 15th January, 2021
  • All Fixed to Mobile calls to be dialed with prefix ‘0’ from 15th January, 2021, This is to free up sufficient numbering resources for future use

  • MHA Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment and Caution
  • Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an Order today with Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment and Caution, which will be effective from December 1, 2020 and to remain in force upto 31.12.2020.

  • Government of India blocks 43 mobile apps from accessing by users in India
  • MEITY issues order for blocking apps under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act

  • New category for selection and nomination of candidates from ‘Wards of COVID Warriors’ under Central Pool MBBS/BDS seats for the academic year 2020-21
  • Health Ministry approves new category for selection and nomination of candidates from ‘Wards of COVID Warriors’ under Central Pool MBBS/BDS seats for the academic year 2020-21.

  • Jeevan Pramaan / Digital Life Certificate now available at your nearest post office or at door step
  • Digital Life Certificate is a biometric enabled digital service for pensioners. Pensioners of Central Government, State Government, EPFO or any other Govt. organizations can take benefit of this facility at doorstep or at any post offices.

  • Claims through Affidavit Form no longer required now under Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana (ABVKY) of ESIC
  • Considering the difficulties faced by the beneficiaries, it has now been decided that the claimant who has submitted the claim under Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana online and uploaded the scanned copies of the required documents i.e. copies of Aadhar and Bank details need not submit the physical claim.

  • UGC Issues Guidelines for Re-opening the Universities and Colleges Post Lockdown due to COVID-19 Pandemic
  • UGC Issues Guidelines for Re-opening the Universities and Colleges Post Lockdown due to COVID-19 Pandemic

  • SOPs for “Re-opening of Museums, Art Galleries and Exhibitions” on preventive measures to contain spread of COVID-19
  • Ministry of Cultiure issues SOPs for “Re-opening of Museums, Art Galleries and Exhibitions” on preventive measures to contain spread of COVID-19

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