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Manas on September 4th, 2015

1. Union Government has cancelled licence of NGO, Greenpeace India to receive foreign donations amid recent claims of not disclosing movement of its funds. The license was cancelled under Section 13 of Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA), 2011. Post this, Greenpeace India will be not able to receive any kind of foreign donations from its […]

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Manas on September 1st, 2015

1. The Central Government accepted the Justice AP Shah Committee report on the Minimum Alternative Tax, MAT on foreign institutional investors (FIIs), as announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today. With this, government will not impose levy on FIIs prior to 1st April 2015. 2. Anjuly Chib Duggal has taken over charge as Secretary in […]

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Manas on August 30th, 2015

1. Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry launched ‘SAHAJ’ online LPG connections in New Delhi today to give more convenience to the LPG customers. The facility will be simultaneously launched at other cities as well. The new system will be available on the websites of each oil company and the government’s LPG portal, Pahal. 2. New […]

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Manas on August 23rd, 2015

1. India’s High Commissioner to Singapore, Vijay Singh Thakur has received with the ‘Asian of the Year 2014′ award by leading Singapore daily on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week. PM Modi was awarded with this award for his contribution towards India’s development. 2. Union government has announced to sell 10% stake in […]

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Manas on August 19th, 2015

1. The Reserve Bank of India has granted in-principle approval to 11 payment banks applicants under the Guidelines for Licensing of Payments Banks.The central bank has approved applications of Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited, Airtel M Commerce Services Limited, Cholamandalam Distribution Services Limited, Department of Posts, Fino PayTech Limited, National Securities Depository Limited, Reliance Industries Limited, […]

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Manas on August 18th, 2015

1. President Pranab Mukherjee’s wife and India’s first lady Suvra Mukherjee passed away at New Delhi on 18th August after suffering brief illness. She was 74. She was a talented painter and well-accomplished in Rabindra Sangeet. She has authored two books, Chokher Aloey, an account of her close interaction with Indira Gandhi and Chena Achenai […]

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Manas on August 12th, 2015

1. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) got accredited by the Green Climate Fund as a national implementing entity for undertaking climate change related projects in India. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) had set Green Climate Fund (GCF) in 2010 to help developing countries to finance clean energy projects […]

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Manas on August 11th, 2015

1. The Supreme Court ruled today that Aadhar card will be optional for availing various welfare schemes of the government and ordered that no personal information of the holders of such cards shall be shared by any authority. A three-judge bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar ruled that “no personal information of Aadhar card shall […]

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Manas on August 7th, 2015

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced 7th August as ‘National Handloom Day’ at the function held in Chennai in order to commemorate the 1905 Swadeshi movement which happened 110 years ago. The key aim to observe the day as the National Handloom Day is to honour the handloom weavers and to provide motivation to India’s […]

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RBI Governor Dr Raghuram Rajan has kept key policy rates unchanged during its third bi-monthly monetary policy review meeting for fiscal year 2015-16 today. Repo rate, the rate at which RBI lends money to banks for the short term, was kept unchanged at 7.25% while the Reverse Repo Rate, the rate at which RBI borrows […]

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