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Highlighting the role of MSMEs in India, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said their contribution to GDP is very high (Source:PTI)

Parliament ratifies Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill to help MSME sector

Jul 29, 2021

The Bill, that will help the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector in the availability of working capital, was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. It was passed by the Lok Sabha on July 26

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Govt announces reservation in medical courses; 27% for OBCs, 10% for EWS

Jul 29, 2021

Hailing the "landmark decision" taken by his government, PM Modi tweeted: "This will immensely help thousands of our youth every year get better opportunities and create a new paradigm of social justice in our country"

Gadkari clarified that his "ministry deals with the matters related to development of national highways and providing access to properties situated along the national highways."

Removal of liquor shops along national highways 'not in my control': Nitin Gadkari

Jul 26, 2021

Gadkari said as per the orders of the top court, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has requested state governments and union territories, from time to time, to take necessary action

The bill also prescribes the rights and duties of electricity consumers

Union Cabinet to take up approval of Electricity (Amendment) Bill in next few days

Jul 25, 2021

The government plans to introduce the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021, in the monsoon session of Parliament which concludes on August 13, 2021

A majority of the newly appointed members come from developing countries

FinMin officer Rasmi R Das appointed as member of UN tax committee

Jul 22, 2021

Das is among 25 tax experts from around the world to be appointed as a member of the UN tax committee, which guides countries' efforts to advance stronger and more forward-looking tax policies for globalised trade and investment

This campaign is an important step towards achieving Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Vocal for Local" and 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat.'

CAIT launches phase 2 of national campaign to boycott Chinese products

Jul 21, 2021

CAIT today launched second phase of its national campaign for boycott of Chinese goods. Titled 'Indian Goods - Our Pride,' it aims to reduce imports of Chinese manufactured goods by 1 lakh crore by December 2021

The state governments of Maharashtra and Odisha have requested to collect caste details in the forthcoming census (Source: PTI)

No caste-wise census except for SCs, STs: Govt

Jul 20, 2021

“The government of India has decided as a matter of policy not to enumerate caste-wise population other than SCs and STs in census," Nityanand Rai said in Lok Sabha.

The accelerator will also create awareness among investors about the Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund.

Govt sets up dairy accelerator to promote, facilitate investments in sector

Jul 19, 2021

The accelerator, set up by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, is a cross-functional team constituted to serve as the interface with investors.

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Over 900 beneficiaries sought financial aid under Kejriwal govt's COVID relief scheme

Jul 15, 2021

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam had launched 'Mukhyamantri COVID-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana' on July 6

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CBIC speeds up clearance of COVID-19 vaccine at airports

Jul 15, 2021

So far, India has allowed domestically manufactured Covid vaccines and import of one from Russia (Sputnik V)

The SKM said that any attempt to stop the farmers from protesting "will be illegal and unconstitutional".(Source: PTI)

Ensure farmers' demands are addressed in Parliament, SKM tells opposition parties

Jul 13, 2021

The umbrella body of over 40 farmer unions that is spearheading the agitation for the scrapping of the central agri laws said the preparation for their planned protests at the Parliament from July 22 is in full swing.