Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill passed by Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha has passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The Bill amends the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 to address issues such as third party insurance, regulation of taxi aggregators, and road safety.
What is the Bill all about?
Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill authorises the government to exempt or waive off any section to promote innovation. The provisions of the Bill talk about improved citizen centric services, reducing the number of accidents and several steps proposed to reduce the footfalls to regional transport offices (RTO).

Bharat ke Veer mobile appilcation launched

Bharat ke veer is a web portal and mobile application launched recently on the occasion of Valour Day of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

  • The portal is an IT based platform, with an objective to enable willing donors to contribute towards the family of a braveheart who sacrificed his/her life in line of duty.
  • This website is technically supported by National Informatics Centre (NIC) and powered by State Bank of India.

Govt launches Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana

The Union Cabinet has given its post-facto approval for the launch of the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017.
 
Key facts:
  • The scheme will be implemented through Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) during the current financial year.

National Action Plan for Children, 2016

National Action Plan for Children, 2016 (NPAC) was recently launched at a special function held to celebrate the National Girl Child Day in Delhi. The NPAC has been developed by the Ministry of Women & Child Development.

Prime Minister's first address to the Nation after demonetisation: Important announcements

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation today i.e., December 31, 2016, his first since November 8, the day he announced a ban on circulation of old Rs 500, 1000 notes. 
Announcing a string of schemes during his New Year eve speech, the PM announced a string of schemes for the poor, farmers and senior citizens.