Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

Goa CM launches new policy to promote e-vehicle usage

Dec 04, 2021

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant launched the Goa Electricity Mobility Promotion Policy 2021 at the 'Round Table To Promote Electric Mobility' event organised by the Ministry of Heavy Industries.

The Dam Safety Bill, 2019 was passed by the Lok Sabha on August 2, 2019

Rajya Sabha passes landmark ‘Dam Safety Bill'

Dec 02, 2021

The Rajya Sabha passed the bill with two official amendments through a voice vote. One of the amendments relates to the change in the year mentioned in the bill title from 2019 to 2021.

  The Supreme Court warned of strict action and gave a 24-hour ultimatum to Centre, Delhi, and neighbouring states to act against industrial and vehicular pollution.

Air pollution: Delhi schools shut after Supreme Court intervenes

Dec 02, 2021

The announcement comes after the Supreme Court questioned the Delhi government for opening schools amid rising air pollution levels.

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Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill for regulation of clinics passed by Lok Sabha

Dec 01, 2021

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya also moved various amendments to the Assisted Reproductive (Regulation) Bill based on recommendations made by a parliamentary committee.

In 2008 the reproductive segment of the Indian medical tourism market was valued at more than $450 million by the ICMR and was predicted to rise to $6 billion a year within a decade.

Explained: Assisted Reproductive Technology bill to regulate India's fertility industry

Dec 01, 2021

ART Bill 2020 outlines the need to formulate standard operating procedures to ensure "uniform costs" and "global quality standards" across India and a monitoring body to prevent the "commercialisation" of ART services.

Phase-1 of the scheme was available up to March 31, 2019

Around 1.65 lakh EVs supported under Phase-2 of FAME India scheme

Nov 30, 2021

The Ministry of Heavy Industries formulated the scheme in March 2015 to promote adoption of electric/ hybrid vehicles (EVs) in the country. Phase-1 of the scheme was available up to March 31, 2019.

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai

Delhi: Ban on construction, demolition activities to continue amid air pollution crisis

Nov 29, 2021

The ban on the entry of trucks, barring those engaged in essential services, will continue till December 7, said Environment Minister Gopal Rai.

The ministry said the RBI has examined use cases and worked out a phased implementation strategy to introduce CBDC with little or no disruption.

Govt receives RBI's proposal to enhance the definition of 'bank note' to include digital currency

Nov 29, 2021

MoS finance Pankaj Chaudhary says the RBI proposal seeks to amend the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, to enhance the definition of 'bank note' to include currency in digital form.

The Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 passed in the winter session

The Farm Laws Repeal bill passed in Parliament

Nov 29, 2021

The Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 was passed today without discussion in Rajya Sabha.

The Health Data Management Policy released on December 14, 2020, by NHA provided a health data retention policy to be notified for data fiduciaries to comply with the collection, use and storage of personal data.

Health Data Retention Policy: NHA invites suggestions on consultation paper 

Nov 29, 2021

The consultation paper provides a detailed discussion on the policy's need, scope, key elements, and proposed approach for its governance structure under the ambit of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission. 

Reliance Jio had earlier said it is ready to be a global 5G vendor and stressed on how 5G will impact agriculture, education, healthcare and the telco is working to bring in the technology in these areas.

COAI urges DoT to cut 5G base prices by 60-70%

Nov 28, 2021

The government is expected to auction 5G airwaves in April-May 2022, but prices have remained a contentious point.