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Rs 75 Coin To Be Launched On May 28, Marking Parliament Inauguration

To commemorate the launch of the new parliament building, the Union Government announced to launch a Rs 75 coin. The Union Finance Ministry issued a notification and confirmed the launch of the coin, which will be of 35 gm, 44 mm in diameter. The front side of the coin will feature the Lion Capital of the Ashoka Pillar with ‘Satyamev Jayate’ written. The coin will be launched on May

Fri, 26 May 2023 - 12:41 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: parliament, rs 75 coin, Union Finance Ministry, Government of India, Launch

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Kunal Kamra

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Kunal Kamra Moves Bombay HC Against New IT Rules For Content

Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra has moved the Bombay High Court, against the recent IT rules of the Central Government. Under the new IT rules, content including government data needs approval by centre formed organization. Reacting to this rule, Kamra in his plea said, "The impugned rules are manifestly arbitrary, against the most fundamental principles of natural justice". The court asked for details of the rules, with factual and reasons.… read-more

Thu, 13 Apr 2023 - 05:09 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: New IT Rules, Kunal Kamra, Government of India, Stand up Comedy, Bombay HC

Courtesy: The Wire

Prahlad Joshi

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GoI Distance Itself From Hindenburg-Adani Issue, Says Nothing To Do

The Central Government distances itself from the ongoing Hindenburg and Adani Groups issue, in the ongoing Lok Sabha parliament session. On February 3, the opposition raised the issue of Adani Groups' accounting fraud and demanded a probe. Reacting to the statements, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said, "opposition is raising the issue because they have no other issue to raise." He added, the Government has nothing to do with it… read-more

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 - 02:21 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Parliament Session, Hindenburg-Adani, Government of India, discussion, Opposition Party

Information & Broadcasting Ministry

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Central Govt Refrains Digital Media, OTT Platforms From Advertising Betting Sites

In breaking news, the Central Government banned betting sites on various news channels, OTT platforms and private satellite TV channels. The announcement came on the evening of October 3. The decision to refrain betting site advertisements on OTT, social media and TV channels was taken by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, after observing such advertisements available on digital media sites. This is a developing story, details are… read-more

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 - 07:53 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Betting site, Advertising, Government of India, Information & broadcasting, Advisory


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Central Govt Approves Hike In DA, DR For Govt Employees In India

India’s cabinet has approved a hike in Dearness Allowance (DA), to provide relief for government employees, especially during festive season. On  September 28, the BJP-led GoI approved a DA hike of 4% for 4.7 million employees of the central government, while 6.8 million pensioners will get Dearness Relief (DR). The DA and DR amount were long awaited by the Central Government employees in India.

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 - 03:03 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: DA, DR hike, Government of India, Delhi, employees

Air India

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Flying Likely To Be Expensive As Govt To Remove Cap On Fares

The Government of India is set to lift the cap on domestic airfare prices after more than two years, from August 31. With this, flying can be expensive, especially domestic flights, likely to impact all flyers. The move is designed to allow airlines more flexibility to raise fares, in an environment where fuel costs - the primary factor determining cost of air travel - are uncomfortably high.

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 - 09:01 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Airlines , Flying, Government of India, Cap Fares, expensive

Lok Sabha

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Govt To Propose Amended Data Protection Bill 2021, After Withdrawn In 2019

The government is set to introduce Data Protection Bill (Amended) 2022, after withdrawing the previous one. On August 3, the House of Parliament introduced the new bill with 81 amendments, for passing it in the Lok Sabha. Notably, the 2019 bill was introduced to regulate the use of personal data of individuals by the government and companies, in India. In 2019, the bill was withdrawn after protests of the opposition.

Wed, 03 Aug 2022 - 07:35 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Government of India, Data Protection Bill, 81 Amendments, Protest from Opposition, parliament

Courtesy: NDTV

Electoral Bond For Political Parties

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Govt Approves Electoral Bonds For Political Parties, Aims Transparency

The Central Government approved the issuance of the 21st tranche of electoral bonds, pitched as an alternative to cash donations made to political parties. The electoral bonds would help bring transparency in political funding, avoiding bribes and favours. The State Bank of India (SBI), has been authorised to issue and encash electoral bonds through its 29 authorised branches. The new arrangement is in effect from July 1 to July 10.

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 - 07:41 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Electoral Bond, Government of India, Shares, Fundings, politics

Parameswaran Iyer

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Govt Issues Orders, Appoints IAS Parameswaran Iyer As NITI Aayog CEO

Parameswaran Iyer, the former Drinking Water and Sanitation Secretary is now the new CEO of Niti Aayog, confirmed Union Government on June 24. He will succeed Amitabh Kant, whose tenure is scheduled to end on 30 June, and will hold the position for two-years. "The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Parameswaran Iyer, lAS (UP:81), Retd. as Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog," read order.

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 - 05:44 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Niti Aayog, Amitabh kant, parameswaran iyer, Government of India, Official Order


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Govt Announces Special Free-Coaching Scheme For SC, OBC Students

The Government of India launched a new scheme, providing free coaching to OBC and BC students of 12th standard and degree college in specified courses. The Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry announced the scheme, 70% seats for SC and 30% for OBC, including girls and boys. Furthermore, students eligible for the scheme need to apply on the official website,… read-more

Thu, 05 May 2022 - 09:57 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: SC, OBC, free coaching, Government of India, New Scheme

Courtesy: ANI