Taj Trapezium Zone' A Bench led by Justice Madan B. Lokur frowned upon the State government's "haphazard" measures taken unilaterally and asked it to include experts in evolving a plan that will protect the Taj Trapezium Zone from the ill effects of polluting gases and deforestation." The Taj Trapezium Zone is spread over six districts of U.P. and Bharatpur in Rajasthan.
Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime (UPCOC) Bill Opposition parties have come together to oppose the Uttar Pradesh Control of Organized Crime (UPCOC) Bill, 2017 introduced by the State's BJP government. They say it could potentially be used as a tool to suppress rivals, settle political vendetta and target specific communities. > -The Bill was drafted by the BJP government after an "intensive study" of the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) in Maharashtra. While the Yogi Aditynath government has described the proposed law as a remedy against organised crime, the Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati demanded its rollback, claiming it could be used "as a political weapon" to "oppress" the poor, Dalits, OBCs and religious minorities. Incidentally, a similar law was passed by the Uttar Pradesh governmenf during Ms. Mayawati's rule in 2007-08, but it was withdrawn after the then President Pratibha Patil refused to give it her assent. -Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav also opposed the law, saying it was onl being brought to "deceive the people ("UPCOCA will not improve law and order)" and "intimidate leaders of other political parties
Awakened Citizen Programme' The Central Board of Secondary Education has tied up with the Ramakrishna mission to impart value education to its students and make them "awakened" citizens with values of peace, harmony, humility and cooperation. "Values such as harmony, peace, compassion and humility have for centuries been a part of the discourse of every society of the world and their need and importance is universally accepted and felt. With the objective to strengthen, promote and develop cooperation in promoting values education, the Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi has prepared 'Awakened Citizen Programme' for teachers and students," the board said in a letter sent to schools. However, the implementation of the programme by schools is voluntary
FAME India Scheme Objective of the FAME India Scheme [Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India] is to support hybrid/electric vehicles market development and Manufacturing eco-system. The scheme has 4 focus areas i.e. Technology development, Demand Creation, Pilot Projects and Charging Infrastructure. The scheme is aimed at incentivising all vehicle segments i.e. 2 Wheeler, 3 Wheeler Auto, Passenger 4 Wheeler Vehicle, Light Commercial Vehicles and Buses... TheMinister of HeavyIndustries and Public Enterprises Shri Anant Geete has announced today that the Government is providing Rs 437 crore subsidy to 11 cities under FAME India, for launching electric buses, taxis and three-wheelers." ,
Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 Offence and penalty: The Bill makes declaration of talaq a cognizable and non-bailable offence. (A cognizable offence is one for which a police officer may arrest an accused person without warrant.) A husband declaring talaq can be imprisoned for up to three years along with a fine. Allowance: A Muslim woman against whom talaq has been declared, is entitled to seek subsistence allowance from her husband for herself and for her dependent children. The amount of the allowance will be decided by a First Class Magistrate.
The Islands Development Agency (IDA) The IDA was set up on June 01, 2017 following the Prime Minister's review meeting for the development of islands. 10 islands Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep have been identified for holistic development in the first phase
'Darpan' portal The NGO-DARPAN platform was earlier maintained by erstwhile Planning Commission. It now is being maintained under the aegis of NITI Aayog. VOs Voluntary Organisations/NGOs play a maior role in the development of the nation by supplementing the efforts of the Government. This portal enables VOs/NGOs to enrol centrally and thus facilitates creation of a repository of information about VOs/NGOs, Sector/State wise. The Portal facilitates VOs/NGOs to obtain a system generated Unique ID, as and when signed. The Unique ID is mandatory to apply for grants under various schemes of Ministries/Departments/Governments Bodies. It is a free facility offered by the NITI Aayog in association with National Informatics Centre to bring about greater partnership between government & voluntary sector and foster better transparency, efficiency and accountability 6 2
Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) Scheme The Gold Monetisation Scheme will put to productive use idle gold holdings, not the SGB scheme. The main objective of the SGB scheme was to develop a financial asset as an alternative to purchasing metal gold. The target was to shift part of the estimated 300 tons of physical bars and coins purchased every year for Investment into demat' gold bonds.