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Ministry of Finance has made Aadhaar mandatory for beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana

Ministry of Finance has made Aadhaar mandatory for beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY).
• The Ministry has issued the notification under Aadhaar Act, 2016.
• Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) was launched in 2017 by the Ministry of Finance. 


Month: Current Affairs – December 2019
Categories: National News
Important Points : Ministry of Finance, Aadhaar mandatory, Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana, Aadhaar Act, 2016, Goods and Services Tax, Life Insurance Corp

Cabinet released Rs 627.40 crore fund for 10 projects under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has released the funds of Rs 627.40 crore for 10 projects sanctioned during 2018-19 under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme.
• Meanwhile, cabinet also approved Rs 1854.67 crores for sanctioning new projects during 2019-20 under this scheme.

Month: Current Affairs – December 2019
Categories: National News
Important Points : Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, Swadesh Darshan Scheme, Central Sector Scheme, Ministry of Tourism, Tourist reception Centers, last mile connectivity, Way side Amenities, Solid Waste Management 

Eight railway services are merged

Union Cabinet has approved the reforms into the management of railways.
Reforms are:
• Merger of 8 “Group A” services: The services of Group A cadre are being merged to bring effectiveness in the management and to also to end ‘departmentalism’.

Month: Current Affairs – December 2019
Categories: National News
Important Points : Union Cabinet, departmentalism, Indian Railway Management Service, Indian Railway Medical Service, Indian Railway Health Service, Chief Executive Officer, Parivartan Sangoshthi, Prakash Tandon Committee, Rakesh Mohan Committee, Sam Pitroda Committee, Bibek Debroy Committee