The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to an order issued by government on August 28 to extend the provisions of compensation, rehabilitation and resettlement available to farmers under the 2013 Land Acquisition Act to 13 other central laws as well.
The union cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for amending the central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) to include Sipai and Patni Jamat or Turk Jamat (all Muslims) of Gujarat and Kahar and Tanwar Singhariya of Uttarakhand.
The body of India's favourite (former) president APJ Abdul Kalam, who passed away in Shillong, Meghalaya, on Monday evening, was brought to Delhi on Tuesday afternoon. Kalam died after suffering a massive cardiac arrest.
The government is open to the idea of states framing their own land acquisition laws, the joint parliamentary panel examining the related bill has been informed, a move which is seen as an effort to break the logjam on the contentious measure.
The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday gave its approval to a proposal to form an expert group under the chairmanship of Niti Aayog vice chairperson Arvind Panagariya to classify caste names returned in the Socio-Economic and Caste Census, 2011 (SECC).
The Union Cabinet on Thursday deferred a decision on the amendment of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, which seeks to fix a timeline for settling commercial disputes and a cap on arbitration fee, amid opposition from a section of arbitrators.