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  • National Initiative for Promotion of Upskilling of Nirman workers (NIPUN) launched
  • An innovative project for skill training of construction workers called ‘NIPUN’ i.e. National Initiative for Promoting Upskilling of Nirman workers launched. The project NIPUN is an initiative of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA)

  • BIS develops an Indian Standard for 'Non-electric cooling cabinet made of clay'
  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) develops an Indian Standard for 'Non-electric cooling cabinet made of clay'

  • AGNIPATH scheme for recruitment of youth in the Armed Forces cleared
  • The Union Cabinet has approved an attractive recruitment scheme for Indian youth to serve in the Armed Forces. The scheme is called AGNIPATH and the youth selected under this scheme will be known as Agniveers. AGNIPATH allows patriotic and motivated youth to serve in the Armed Forces for a period of four years.

  • Cabinet approves Auction of IMT/5G Spectrum
  • The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal of the Department of Telecommunications to conduct spectrum auction through which spectrum will be assigned to the successful bidders for providing 5G services to public and enterprises.

  • 4th State Food Safety Index released
  • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) released the 4th State Food Safety Index (SFSI) to measure the performance of States across five parameters of food safety.

  • SHRESHTA Scheme for residential education for students in High school in Targeted Areas launched
  • Ministry of social Justice and empowerment has launched the Scheme“SHRESHTA”-Scheme for residential education for students in High school in Targeted Areas.

  • ABHA mobile application to manage health records under Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.
  • National Health Authority announces revamped ABHA mobile application to manage health records under Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.

  • Centre decides to lift the Price Capping of Raw Jute w.e.f. 20th May, 2022
  • The Central Government after careful examination of the market dynamics of raw jute trade has lifted price cap of Rs 6500/- per quintal for TD5 grade of raw jute fixed w.e.f. 30th September, 2021 on purchase of raw jute by the Jute Mills and other end users.

  • The State of Inequality in India Report released
  • The State of Inequality in India Report was released by the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM). The report has been written by the Institute for Competitiveness and presents a holistic analysis of the depth and nature of inequality in India.

  • Defence Pensioners Requested to Complete Annual Identification by May 25, 2022
  • The ministry of defence has once again requested those defence pensioners who are yet to complete their annual identification/life certification to complete the process by May 25, 2022 positively to ensure smooth processing of monthly pension

  • National Emergency Life Support courses for Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics launched
  • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launches National Emergency Life Support (NELS) courses for Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics

  • Centre relaxes FAQ of shrivelled and broken grains upto 18% without any value cut
  • The Centre has decided to allow FCI to procure wheat in Punjab and Haryana including UT of Chandigarh for central pool by relaxing the FAQ of shrivelled and broken grains upto 18 % without any value cut.

  • FSSAI and Ministry of AYUSH formulates regulations for Ayurveda Aahara products
  • Ministry of Ayush and Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under MoHFW, India’s apex body for food regulation has formulated regulations of safety & quality standards for food products under ‘Ayurveda Aahara’ category.

  • Guidelines regarding precautions to be observed by schools to combat the ill-effects of the heat-wave
  • Ministry of Education has issued guidelines regarding precautions to be observed by schools to combat the ill-effects of the heat-wave.

  • Centre notified second phase of mandatory hallmarking which shall come into force from June 01, 2022
  • The second phase of the mandatory hallmarking vide Hallmarking of Gold Jewellery and Gold Artefacts (Amendment) Order, 2022 will come into force from June 01, 2022.

  • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare releases fifth round of National Family Health Survey report
  • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare releases fifth round of National Family Health Survey report. Rural Health Statistics Publication for year 2020-21 also released

  • CERT-In issues directions relating to information security practices, procedure, prevention, response and reporting of cyber incidents for Safe & Trusted Internet
  • The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has released directions covering information security practices, procedure, prevention, response and reporting of cyber incidents under the provisions of sub-section (6) of section 70B of the Information Technology Act, 2000. These directions will become effective after 60 days.

  • India launches Digital India RISC-V program for next generation Microprocessors
  • Ministry of Electronics & IT has announced the Digital India RISC-V Microprocessor (DIR-V) Program with an overall aim to enable creation of Microprocessors for the future in India, for the world and achieve industry-grade silicon & Design wins by December'2023.

  • Cabinet approves Nutrient Based Subsidy rates for Phosphatic and Potassic fertilizers for Kharif Season
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Department of Fertilizers for Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) rates for Phosphatic and Potassic (P&K) fertilizers for Kharif Season - 2022 (from 01.04.2022 to 30.09.2022).

  • National Health Authority rolls out Nurse Module of Health Professional Registry under Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission
  • The National Health Authority (NHA) has rolled out the module for nurses on Health Professional Registry under Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).

  • Online applications are invited to open Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras
  • Online applications are invited to open Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras in 3579 Blocks of 406 districts of 26 States/UTs

  • Precaution Dose to be now available to 18+ population group from 10th April, 2022, at Private Vaccination Centres
  • It has been decided that precaution dose of COVID vaccines will be made available to 18+ population group at private vaccination centres. The administration of Precaution Dose to 18+ population through Private Vaccination Centres would start from 10th April (Sunday), 2022.

  • Cabinet approves distribution of fortified rice across Government Schemes
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has accorded its approval for supply of fortified rice across Government Schemes in all States and Union Territories (UTs) by 2024 in a phased manner.

  • Centre extends timeline for disbursement of loan/completion of ethanol projects
  • To facilitate Project Proponents to complete their projects & to avail benefits of interest subvention, the Central Government has therefore decided to extend the time line for disbursement of loans upto 30th September, 2022 in respect of all the schemes notified during 2018-2021.

  • Common Test in Central Universities for UG and PG Courses
  • In pursuance of the National Education Policy, 2020, it has been decided to conduct common entrance test for admission in central universities from the academic year 2022-23 to reduce the burden on students, universities and the entire education system.

  • Scope of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme enhanced and validity extended till 31.3.2023
  • Scope of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) enhanced and validity extended till 31.3.2023

  • Amendment to the provisions of Income-tax Rules, 1962 for prescribing fees under section 234H of the Income-tax Act, 1961
  • As per Notification No.17/2022 dated 29th March, 2022, a window of opportunity has been provided to the taxpayers upto 31st of March, 2023 to intimate their Aadhaar to the prescribed authority for Aadhaar-PAN linking without facing repercussions.

  • Procedure and time-line for change of option by the pensioners/family pensioners for availing OPD facility under CGHS or Fixed Medical Allowance
  • Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare issues instructions laying down procedure and time-line for change of option by the pensioners/family pensioners for availing OPD facility under CGHS or Fixed Medical Allowance

  • Disaster Management Plan of Ministry of Panchayati Raj released
  • Ministry of Panchayati Raj has released the Disaster Management Plan which aims to develop a culture of disaster resilience at the grassroots level among the Panchayats and Rural Local Bodies

  • Government decides to expand COVID19 Vaccination for 12-13 yrs and 13-14 yrs age groups from 16th March 2022
  • Government decides to expand COVID19 Vaccination for 12-13 yrs and 13-14 yrs age groups from 16th March 2022. All above 60 years now eligible for Precaution Dose of COVID Vaccine from 16th March 2022

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