Thursday, 2 February, 2023
TopicUnion Cabinet

Topic: Union Cabinet

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, lone Muslim in Modi Cabinet, resigns. JD(U)’s RCP Singh quits too

Naqvi's tenure in Rajya Sabha ends Thursday & there's speculation he might be NDA's V-P candidate. JD(U)’s Singh allegedly denied renomination for his perceived proximity with BJP.

How ‘wanderers’ of BJP are surviving outside PM Modi’s Union Cabinet, & what they are doing now

67 ministers have left the Modi govt since 2014, most of them dropped for non-performance. Some resigned to get bigger assignments, some got organisational duties. Others are still waiting.

Cabinet approves 78 days’ salary as Diwali bonus to over 11 lakh railway employees

Union minister Anurag Thakur says the maximum amount payable to an eligible railway employee is Rs 17,951 and expenditure of nearly Rs 1,985 crore will be incurred on this.

4-year moratorium, 100% FDI via automatic route: Cabinet approves major telecom reforms

Union minister Ashwini Vaishnav said 9 structural reforms were approved in the sector, adding these measures are expected to ease the cash flow issues being faced by some people.

Modi govt approves Rs 26,058 crore PLI scheme for auto, drone industries

The incentive is a part of the overall announcement of PLI schemes for 13 sectors made earlier during Budget 2021, with an outlay of Rs 1.97 lakh crore, Anurag Thakur said.

Cabinet passes Bill restoring power of states/UTs to make their own OBC lists

A five-judge Constitution bench on 5 May had set aside Maharashtra law granting quota to Marathas and had refused to refer the matter to a larger bench.

Cabinet approves continuation of 1,023 fast track special courts till March 2023

Responding to a question during a Cabinet briefing, Union minister Anurag Thakur said that out of 31 states/UTs, 28 have commenced the scheme launched in 2019.

Cabinet extends scheme for developing judicial infrastructure till 2026

An official statement said that the scheme would continue till 31 March 2026 during which Rs 9,000 crore would be spent including Rs 50 crore for the Gram Nyayalaya Scheme.

Cabinet approves continuation of National Ayush Mission as centrally-sponsored scheme

Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that the scheme would continue till 31 March 2026 with a financial implication of Rs 4,607.30 crore to be spent during the period.

Cabinet approves Rs 23,123 crore package for improving health infrastructure to fight Covid

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said this is the second phase of Centre's Emergency Response & Health System Preparedness package, adding that Rs 15,000 cr was allotted to this end earlier.

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Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.