Cabinet approves New Bill to ban Unregulated Deposit Schemes and Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper III)

In a major policy initiative to protect the savings of the investors, the Union Cabinet has given its approval to introduce the following bills in the Parliament:- (a) Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 in parliament & (b) Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018 The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 The bill is

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Cloth, idea, brand: What is khadi, to whom does it belong? (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper III)

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), the statutory body in charge of the development of khadi and other village industries, has threatened to sue Fabindia, the country’s “largest private platform for products that are made from traditional techniques, skills and hand-based processes”, for Rs 525 crore for “illegally” using its trademark “charkha”, and for

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Why is the price control of stents essential? (Relevant for GS Prelims II , GS Mains Paper III)

What did the regulator do? The National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA), India’s drug pricing regulator, has further brought down the cost of drug-eluting stents (DES) from ₹29,600 to ₹27,890, while marginally increasing the cost of bare-metal stents from ₹7,400 to ₹7,660. The move comes a year after the NPPA slashed stent rates by nearly 85%.

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ISRO planning to launch Chandrayaan-2 mission around April this year (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper III)

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch Chandrayan-2 Mission around April this year. Chandrayaan-2 is the country’s second mission to

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