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India daily: 14/05/2018

1. Elephant Tusks are government property Key Pointers: The Supreme Court has ruled that tusks are the property of the government. The Supreme Court observed that there is a clear “declaration” in the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972 on elephant tusks being government property. The ruling, however, may not affect individuals who have ownership certificates… Continue reading India daily: 14/05/2018

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India daily: 11/05/2018

1. Lassa fever Context: Nigeria has announced that it is free from Lassa fever outbreak. The announcement follows the epidemiological review by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).   Lassa fever- key facts: Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness of 2-21 days duration that occurs in… Continue reading India daily: 11/05/2018

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India daily: 10/05/2018

1. Madhya Pradesh Gets India’s First Smart Cities Control Centre Context: In a major step towards realising the centre’s smart city mission (SCM), the Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday launched the country’s first Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC) for all seven smart cities of the state in Bhopal. About the ICCC: ICCC is a… Continue reading India daily: 10/05/2018

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India daily: 08/05/2018

1. One Stop Centres(OSCs)   Context: 100 additional One Stop Centres have been approved by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in the States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.   About One Stop Centres(OSCs): Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), has formulated a… Continue reading India daily: 08/05/2018

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India daily: 07/05/2018

1. Border Roads Organisation (BRO)   Context: Border Roads Organisation (BRO), is celebrating its Raising Day on 07 May 2018. It is celebrating its 58 years of glorious service to the nation.   Background: Since its inception in 1960, so far the Organisation has grown from 02 to 19 projects. The works executed have ensured… Continue reading India daily: 07/05/2018

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India daily: 05/05/2018

1. National security clearance policy   Context: The Home Ministry has given security clearance to more than 5,000 investment proposals, including for Foreign Direct Investment, in the last four years. Among the foreign countries, U.S., China (including Hong Kong), Mauritius, U.K. has received the green signal for the maximum number of projects at 10 each,… Continue reading India daily: 05/05/2018

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India daily: 04/05/2018

1. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme Context: The Ministry of Women and Child Development recently held a National Conference of 244 Districts under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) in New Delhi. The Nodal Officers of 244 Districts, State Nodal Officers and Senior officers were part of the conference.   About BBBP: Beti Bachao Beti Padhao… Continue reading India daily: 04/05/2018

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India daily: 03/05/2018

1. Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandan Yojana (PMVVY) Context: The Union Cabinet has given its approval for extending the investment limit from Rs 7.5 lakhs to Rs 15 lakhs as well as extension of time limits for subscription from 4thMay 2018 to 31stMarch, 2020 under the Pradhan MantriVayaVandanYojana (PMVVY) as part of Government’s commitment for financial… Continue reading India daily: 03/05/2018