The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020, which came into effect on 19 October 2020, have further streamlined the requirements related to filing of Form 27 and submission of verified English translation of priority documents, which is not in English language.
As part of reforms, Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has said that the male employees of the government are also now entitled to Child Care Leave.
The returns of income which were required to be filed by 31st July, 2020 and 31st October, 2020 are required to be filed by 30th November, 2020.
The Government has now decided to make a graded relaxation in visa and travel restrictions for more categories of foreign nationals and Indian nationals who wish to enter or leave India.
Ministry of Panchayati Raj unveils preparation framework for Block and District development plans.
AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR, a unique scheme to assist cooperatives play an important role in creation of healthcare infrastructure in the country formulated by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) launched.
Railway Protection Force has issued guidelines for travellers as the festive season is approaching. The general public is counselled to desist from the certain acts or omission while being in railway stations, trains or other railway area.
Finance Minister announces measures of Rs 73,000 crore to stimulate consumer spending before end of this Financial Year in fight against COVID-19.
Cabinet ratified ban of seven Persistent Organic Pollutants(POP’s) listed under Stockholm Convention.
Second Reservation Charts to be issued 30 minutes before the scheduled train departure time, as was done before the lockdown. Ticket booking facility, both online and on PRS ticket counters, shall be available, before preparation of second chart
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has published the rules for the protection of Good Samaritans vide GSR 594 (E) dated 29th September 2020.
The all India seasonal rainfall this year was third highest, after 112% of LPA in 1994 and 110% of LPA in 2019Y
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued new guidelines for opening up of more activities in areas outside the Containment Zones. The guidelines is in effect from October 1, 2020.
The arrival of Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21 has just begun and the Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes as done in previous seasons.
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions has relaxed rules for divorced daughters to receive Family Pension.
The the ex- factory price of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) at manufacturers end is Rs. 15.22/CUM exclusive of GST; and the ex-factory cost of Medical Oxygen Cylinder at filler end is Rs. 25.71/CUM exclusive of GST in suppression of the existing Ceiling Price of Rs. 17.49/CUM, subject to transportation cost fixation at state level, for six months.
Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has recently issued notifications regarding various amendments in Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989 requiring implementation of enforcement, Maintenance of Vehicular Documents and E-Challans through portal w.e.f 1.10.2020 for better monitoring and enforcement of MV Rules.
Provides information about Age Appropriate Fitness Protocols launched as part of Fit India Movement.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has notified the Standards for Safety Evaluation of vehicles being propelled by Hydrogen Fuel cells through an amendment to Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989
Parliament passes The Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020
In a first, eight beaches of India recommended for the coveted “Blue Flag” International eco-label.
To guarantee accessibility of necessary medical devices at genuine cost NPPA extends ceiling prices of Knee Implants till 14th September 2021
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs launches Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF 2.0) and Streets for People Challenge launched.
Government relaxes existing timeline for submission of Life Certificate to hugely benefit elderly persons during the pandemic.
India Post launches Five Star Villages Scheme to ensure 100% rural coverage of postal schemes. Gramin Dak Sevaks to lead Public Awareness Campaign on Postal Services. Scheme to be implemented nation-wide, based on Maharashtra experience:
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment launches 24x7 Toll-Free Mental Health Rehabilitation Helpline Kiran (1800-599-0019) to provide relief and support to persons with Mental Illness.
Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has further expanded the reach and support to Artisans, involved in Agarbatti making, and to the Agarbatti Industry.
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has notified draft notification GSR 541 (E) dated 1st September, 2020 to seek comments and suggestions from the stakeholders on making FASTag mandatory for old vehicles sold before 1st December, 2017. The amended provision in CMVR, 1989 is proposed to be put in force wef 1st Jan 2021.
As per MHA order No 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 29.8.2020, metro services will resume from 7th September, 2020 in a graded manner. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has announced the SOP guidelines for metro operations.
Government Blocks 118 Mobile Apps Which are Prejudicial to Sovereignty and Integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order
Information for general public on use of necessary medicines for COVID19
Ministry of AYUSH recommends self-care guidelines for preventive health measures and boosting immunity with special reference to respiratory health.