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  • Union Cabinet approves affiliation of 100 Schools in Government and private sector with Sainik School Society
  • In a paradigm shift to the existing pattern of Sainik Schools, the Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for launching of affiliated Sainik Schools under Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence.

  • Free 8.20 lakh hybrid seed mini kits will be distributed to farmers in 343 districts of 15 states
  • Under a special program by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, 8,20,600 seed mini-kits will be distributed free of cost in 343 identified districts of 15 major producing states of the country.

  • Government releases guideline for the Cyber Security in Power Sector
  • The Central Electricity Authority, Ministry of Power has prepared the guideline for the Cyber Security in Power Sector and it has been released.

  • ECLGS’ scope expanded and scheme extended till 31.03.2022
  • With a view to support various businesses impacted by the second wave of COVID 19 pandemic, it has been has decided to extend the timeline of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) till 31.03.2022

  • Cabinet approves continuation of National Scheme for PM POSHAN in Schools for next five years
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the continuation of ‘National Scheme for PM POSHAN in Schools’ for the five year period 2021-22 to 2025-26

  • Patent Fees For Educational Institutions Reduced by 80 Percent
  • Benefits related to 80 Percent reduced fee for patent filing & prosecution have been extended to Educational institutions as well. Centre has notified the amendments to the Patents Rules in this regard.

  • Telecom Department Simplifies KYC processes
  • The Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India, has issued a series of orders simplifying the KYC processes.

  • Government extends certain timelines to ease compliances
  • The Central Government, in continuation of its commitment to address the hardship being faced by various stakeholders on account of the Covid-19 pandemic, extends certain timelines for compliances under the Income-tax Act.

  • India Rankings 2021 launched
  • Ministry of Education releases the India Rankings 2021 instituted by the National Institutional Ranking Framework.

  • Cabinet increases Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for Rabi crops for marketing season 2022-23
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for all mandated Rabi crops for Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2022-23

  • Government has approved Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Textiles
  • Government has approved the PLI Scheme for Textiles for MMF Apparel, MMF Fabrics and 10 segments/ products of Technical Textiles with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 10,683 crore

  • ‘Y-Break’ Yoga protocol App launched by Ayush Ministry
  • Y-Break is a five-minute Yoga protocol, especially designed for working professionals to de-stress, refresh and re-focus at their workplace to increase their productivity, consists of Asanas, Pranayam and Dhyana.

  • CBDT extends due dates for electronic filing of various Forms under the Income-tax Act, 1961
  • On consideration of difficulties reported by the taxpayers and other stakeholders in electronic filing of certain Forms under the provisions of the Income-tax Act,1961 read with Income-tax Rules,1962 (Rules), Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has decided to further extend the due dates for electronic filing of such Forms.

  • New registration mark introduced for new vehicles “Bharat series (BH-series)” to facilitate seamless transfer of vehicles
  • Government introduces a new registration mark for new vehicles “Bharat series (BH-series)” to facilitate seamless transfer of vehicles.

  • Government approves determination of Fair and Remunerative Price of sugarcane payable by Sugar Mills for sugar season 2021-22
  • Government approves determination of Fair and Remunerative Price of sugarcane payable by Sugar Mills for sugar season 2021-22

  • Ministry of Civil Aviation notifies liberalised Drone Rules, 2021
  • The Government has decided to repeal the UAS Rules, 2021 and replace the same with the liberalised Drone Rules, 2021

  • Government relaxes the rules for import of crushed and de-oiled GM soya cake (Non-living organism only)
  • Relaxations given to allow imports of 12 Lakh Metric ton of crushed and de-oiled GM soya cake (only Non living organism). This is going to benefit the farmers, poultry farmers and fishermen in a big way.

  • National Monetisation Pipeline launched
  • The asset monetisation pipeline of Central ministries and public sector entities National Monetisation Pipeline, developed by NITI Aayog has been launched.

  • Indian Army grants time scale Colonel Rank to Women Officers
  • A Selection Board of the Indian Army cleared the way for the promotion of five women officers to Colonel (Time Scale) rank, post completion of 26 years of reckonable service.

  • National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad notified as Central Drugs Laboratory for testing and batch release of vaccines
  • The laboratory of the National Institute of animal Biotechnology (NIAB), has been upgraded as Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) for COVID-19 vaccine testing facility at Hyderabad.

  • Reserve Bank of India introduces the Financial Inclusion Index
  • Tthe Reserve Bank of India has constructed a composite Financial Inclusion Index (FI-Index) to capture the extent of financial inclusion across the country.

  • Centre Notifies RoDTEP Scheme Guidelines and Rates
  • Centre has notified RoDTEP Scheme Guidelines and Rates (Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products). The scheme for zero rating of exports will boost our exports & competitiveness in the global markets .The rates of RoDTEP will cover 8555 tariff lines.

  • Winners announced for MeitY-NASSCOM Start-up Women Entrepreneur Awards 2020-21 in partnership with UN Women
  • The winners of the MeitY-NASSCOM Women Startup Entrepreneurs Awards 2020-21 to recognize and cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit in women and inspire the next generation of women to lead the Indian digital era have been announced.

  • Partition Horrors Remembrance Day announced
  • In memory of the struggles and sacrifices of our people, 14th August will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

  • Government notifies the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, prohibiting identified single use plastic items by 2022
  • Keeping in view the adverse impacts of littered plastic on both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, has notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, which prohibits identified single use plastic items which have low utility and high littering potential by 2022.

  • Divyang children of a deceased government servant/pensioner will get major hike in the Family Pension emoluments
  • Divyang children of a deceased government servant/pensioner will get major hike in the Family Pension emoluments and the instructions to this effect have been issued by the Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare.

  • Foreign nationals are now eligible for Vaccination in India
  • In a landmark initiative to ensure safety from COVID-19, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has taken a decision to allow foreign nationals residing in India to get registered on CoWin portal to take COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Additional funds for DAP and P&K fertilizers
  • To avoid any distress arising out of this increase, the Govt. announced additional funds of Rs.14,775/- Crore for DAP and P&K fertilizers. The Government of India has notified new NBS rates for P&K fertilizers on 20.05.2021 till Kharif season 2021 i.e. till Oct. 2021.

  • Electric Vehicle operational in Medium and Heavy Passenger Vehicle category register an increase
  • The number of electric vehicles operational in Medium and Heavy Passenger vehicle category has increased from 124 in year 2018 to 1356 as on date according to vahan 4 records.

  • Cabinet approves continuation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Fast Track Special Courts for further 2 years
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of 1023 Fast Track Special Court (FTSCs) including 389 exclusive POCSO Courts as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) from 01.04.2021 to 31.03.2023 with an outlay of Rs. 1572.86 crore.

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