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Union Cabinet likely to approve Electricity (Amendment) Bill

The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 could come up for consideration and approval before the Union Cabinet in the next few days as the government plans to introduce it in the monsoon session of Parliament which concludes on August 13

Cabinet okays scheme for subsidy to shipping companies

Scheme to provide Rs 1,624 crore over five years as subsidy to Indian shipping companies

Anurag Thakur takes charge as new Information and Broadcasting minister

Apart from Information & Broadcasting, Thakur, who had been the BCCI chief in the past, has also been allotted the Youth Affairs and Sports portfolio.

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ resigns

Pokhriyal, who tested positive for COVID-19 on April 21, was admitted to AIIMS in June again following post Covid complications.

Union Cabinet reshuffle to take place on July 8

Several positions in the Cabinet are vacant due to the exit of Shiv Sena and Shiromani Akali Dal and the demise of Ramvilas Paswan of Jan Lokshakti Party.

Union Cabinet approves Model Tenancy Act

The Act will enable institutionalisation of rental housing by gradually shifting it towards the formal market, the government said.

Union Cabinet approves Bill to set up DFI

The government has proposed Rs 20,000 crore to capitalise the institution.

Cabinet okays PLI for IT, pharma sector

The five largest companies of the world manufacturing laptops or tablets will be brought to India and will be offered PLI, said Union Minister for Electronics

Cabinet approves President’s Rule in Puducherry

After the President's assent, the assembly will get resolved, Javadekar said, while adding that further necessary steps for administrative work in Puducherry would be taken soon.

India, Mauritius ink free trade agreement

The Union Cabinet on February 17 had approved signing of this pact.

FinMin to infuse Rs 3,000 cr in general insurance companies this quarter

Last year, the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared proposal to provide capital support to National Insurance, Oriental Insurance and United India Insurance.

Cabinet approves interest subvention for ethanol distilleries

Cabinet approved a modified scheme to enhance ethanol distillation capacity in the country for producing first-generation ethanol from feed stocks such as cereals

Union cabinet okays PLI scheme for 10 sectors

Accordingly, the scheme is expected to attract foreign players, boost production, increase exports and generate employment in the country

Cabinet okays MoU between India and Nigeria on space cooperation

The MoU was signed between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) of India at Bengaluru in June this year and by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) of Nigeria at Abuja in August this year.

Piyush Goyal gets additional charge of Food Ministry

Union Cabinet met and condoled the demise of Paswan, and also observed silence for two minutes in memory of the late leader.

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