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  • Concessional custom duty on Edible Oil import extended till March 2023 to keep domestic price under control
  • The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) in a notification no. 46/2022-Customs dated 31st August, 2022, has extended existing concessional import duties on specified edible oils up to March 31, 2023.

  • Prime Minister to launch 5G Services in India on October 1
  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will launch 5G Services in India on October 01, 2022 at New Delhi.

  • Clarification in operation of Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme
  • In the operation of Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme (SCSS), it has been noticed in few cases on the death of the account holder, operating agencies are closing the SCSS account by treating it as premature closure. Ministry of Finance has clarified this matter.

  • JALDOOT App launched to enable monitoring of ground water tables across the country
  • JALDOOT app has been jointly developed by Ministry of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. This app will be used across the country to capture the water level of selected 2-3 wells in a village.

  • AVGAS 100 LL, special aviation fuel meant for piston engine aircrafts and Unmanned Ariel Vehicles launched
  • AVGAS 100 LL, special aviation fuel meant for piston engine aircrafts and Unmanned Ariel Vehicles launched. IndianOil becomes the first Oil Marketing Company to produce and market AVGAS 100 LL in the country

  • MoHUA launches ‘Swachh Toycathon', a unique competition to make toys from ‘Waste’
  • Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has launched ‘Swachh Toycathon', a unique competition to make toys from ‘Waste’ as part of the ‘Swachh Amrit Mahotsav. 

  • India achieves significant landmarks in reduction of Child Mortality
  • As per the Sample Registration System (SRS) Statistical Report 2020 released on 22nd September 2022 by Registrar General of India (RGI), the country has been witnessing a progressive reduction in IMR, U5MR and NMR since 2014 towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets by 2030.

  • 58 citizen-centric services related to Transport department made completely online
  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued notification for providing 58 citizen-centric services completely online, eliminating the need to visit the RTO, services can be availed with the help of Aadhaar authentication, on voluntary basis

  • MCA revises threshold for paid up capital of “small companies”
  • The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has revised the thresholds for paid up Capital from “not exceeding Rs. 2 crore” to “not exceeding Rs. 4 crore” and turnover from “not exceeding Rs. 20 crore” to “not exceeding Rs. 40 crore”

  • Export policy of broken rice amended to ensure adequate domestic availability
  • Department of Food & Public Distribution (DFPD), Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution has amended the export policy of broken rice in order to ensure adequate availability of broken rice for domestic consumption.

  • Notification issued for Motor Vehicles Non Transport Vehicles Visiting India Rules, 2022
  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued the Motor Vehicles Non Transport Vehicles Visiting India Rules, 2022 vide notification GSR 680(E) dated 02.09.2022. These rules formalize the movement of Non-Transport (Personal) vehicles registered in other countries when entering or plying in the territory of India.

  • PM SHRI Schools initiative announced
  • On the occasion of National Teachers’ Day, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced a new initiative - PM SHRI Schools (PM ScHools for Rising India).

  • Cabinet approves disposal of Chana at discounted rate for various Welfare Schemes and enhancement of ceiling on quantity of procurement under PSS for Tur, Urad & Masur.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved disposal of Chana (Pulses) to States/UTs at discounted rate to be utilized for various Welfare Schemes from the stock of pulses procured under Price Support Scheme (PSS) & Price Stabilization Fund (PSF), and enhancement of ceiling on quantity of procurement under PSS from existing 25% to 40% in respect of Tur, Urad & Masur.

  • Centre asks edible oil producers to declare net quantity in volume without temperature in addition to declaring the same in weight
  • Centre asks edible oil producers to declare net quantity in volume without temperature in addition to declaring the same in weight. Advises Manufacturers, Packers and Importers to correct their labeling within six months from the date of direction issued i.e. upto January 15, 2023.

  • NHA issues hardware guidelines for healthcare institutions for implementation of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission
  • The National Health Authority (NHA) issued hardware guidelines across States and Union Territories for healthcare institutions like hospitals, clinics and health and wellness centres to promote digitization in hospitals. The guidelines provide a basic framework to plan, assess and procure IT hardware to operate applications compliant with Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.

  • Ministry of Corporate Affairs announces National CSR Awards 2020
  • The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, announces winners and honourable mentions for National CSR Awards 2020 to recognize companies that have made positive impact on the society through their innovative & sustainable CSR initiatives

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  • No change in the rule related to booking of tickets for Children travelling in train
  • It is optional for passengers to buy ticket & book berth for children below 5 years. Free travel is allowed for children below 5 years, if no berth is booked

  • Stockholders to mandatorily disclose stocks of Tur
  • The Department of Consumer Affairs on 12th August, 2022, issued a directive to all the states and UTs to enforce stock disclosure by stockholders of Tur under Section 3(2)(h) and 3(2)(i) of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 and also to monitor and verify the stocks.

  • Indigenous 5G Test Bed free of cost to Indian Government recognized start-ups and MSMEs upto Jan 2023
  • Government of India has decided to offer the use of Indigenous 5G Test Bed free of cost to the Indian Government recognized start-ups and MSMEs for the next six months upto Jan, 2023

  • Public Advisory on frauds related to installation of Mobile Tower
  • Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India has issued a Public Advisory on frauds related to installation of Mobile Tower.

  • Time limit slashed for the testing process of tractors used for farming
  • The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has reduced the time limit for the testing process of tractors used for Agriculture from nine months to just 75 working days.

  • Government approves Fair and Remunerative Price of sugarcane payable by Sugar Mills to sugarcane farmers for sugar season 2022-23
  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) of sugarcane for sugar season 2022-23 (October - September) at Rs. 305/qtl for a basic recovery rate of 10.25%, providing a premium of Rs. 3.05/qtl for each 0.1% increase in recovery over and above 10.25%, & reduction in FRP by Rs. 3.05/qtl for every 0.1% decrease in recovery.

  • Cabinet approves India’s Updated Nationally Determined Contribution
  • Cabinet approves India’s Updated Nationally Determined Contribution to be communicated to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

  • India crosses 75,000 recognised Startups
  • The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has recognized more than 75,000 startups- a milestone which coincides with 75th year of independence.

  • More Opportunities for youth to become part of voters list
  • 17+ year old youngsters can now apply in advance for having their names enrolled in Voter’s list and not necessarily have to await the pre-requisite criterion of attaining age of 18 years on 1st January of a year.

  • Power Sector’s Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme launched
  • Ministry of Power’s flagship Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme is aimed at improving the operational efficiencies and financial sustainability of the DISCOMs and Power Departments.

  • Cabinet approves a project for saturation of 4G mobile services in uncovered villages at a total cost of Rs. 26,316 Cr
  • Digital inclusion and connectivity for all is an integral part of ‘antyodaya’ vision of the Government. Last year Government approved a project for providing 4G mobile services in 7,287 uncovered villages in 44 aspirational districts across 5 states.

  • Measures to prevent cyber crimes against children
  • This topic provides information about Measures to prevent cyber crimes against children.

  • Government formulates “National Action Plan for Mechanized Sanitation Ecosystem” scheme for cleaning of sewers and septic tanks
  • Government has formulated a scheme “National Action Plan for Mechanized Sanitation Ecosystem (NAMASTE)”, a joint project of Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)

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