The scrappage policy to be launched by the Union Transport ministry is likely to include commercial vehicles in the first stage. The Ministry plans to cap the life of commercial vehicles at 15 years and private vehicles at 20 years. Reportedly, the vehicles failing to pass the fitness tests will have to go off-road and would be deregistered. The policy was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during the Union budget.
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Releasing its 2021 Haridwar Kumbh guidelines, the Union on January 24 stated devotees coming from different states must register with the Uttarakhand government. Besides, the government mandated people to carry medical certificates issued by their state government’s health bodies. While the first shahi snan will be on March 11, the Mela will conclude at Chaitra Poornima on April 27. Reportedly, the state requested Centre for… read-more
The Centre on January 20 proposed to halt the implementation of farm laws for up to 18 months. Besides, the government has also pushed to form a joint committee to end the deadlock. However, reacting to the proposals, the farmers said that they will response only by January 22 after deliberating over these among them. Reportedly, the laws will be inoperative until next year-bound Punjab Assembly Elections where the BJP is facing extreme… read-more
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Lieutenant Governor of J&K, Manoj Sinha announced an industrial development scheme, worth Rs 28,400 crore on January 7. The scheme has been introduced by the Central government for creating employment opportunities in the industrial sector. The scheme shall be followed by new investments which will boost the existing industries, said Sinha. He further stated that the scheme shall come into action from the day of notification, and be valid… read-more
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Activist Anna Hazare has warned to protest for one last time, if the farm bills are not revoked by the end of January 2021. Hazare said, "The government is just giving empty promises due to which I do not have any trust left". Moreover, he demanded the implementation of MS Swaminathan committee’s recommendations. Earlier, Hazare had undergone a hunger strike on December 8 with a demand to withdraw farm bills.
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In a revised law for Union Territories, centre has removed the ‘permanent resident’ criteria for purchase of land in J&K and Ladakh. Repealing some acts, Centre substituted sections of state's Land Acquisition and Forest Act. Now, the government, on a written request of Corp Commander or above may declare any area as strategic which will be above the new rules. The government may also allow Land transfers to person or institutions for… read-more
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal joined protests organized by AAP of Punjab Unit at Jantar Mantar against the new farm laws. Protesters demanded new laws supporting Maximum Selling Price (MSP). Kejriwal blamed BJP for not implementing Swaminathan committe's reports which suggested 1.5 times increase in MSP instead abolishing the concept of MSP. Kejriwal further said that the Central government has backstabbed farmers.
The Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) on September 03 signed a MoU with the CSIR-IICT to set up a Bulk Drug Park (BDP) in the state. As a knowledge partner, CSIR-IICT will provide technical inputs for preparing the blueprint of BDP. Earlier, the Centre had announced to extend grants-in-aid to states for development of three bulk drug and four medical device… read-more
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Amid nationwide opposition against holding examination during the COVID-19, the JEE Main for admission to IITs began from September 1. The union government earlier in its statement said that the exam needed to be conducted otherwise the students' academic year would have been in loss. Meanwhile, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank wished the students by tweeting, "My best wishes for the bright future of all of you!”