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PM Narendra Modi to chair Union Cabinet meet today; farmers’ relief package, Cyclone Amphan to be discussed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday chair the Union Cabinet meet during which two ordinances related to farmers and agricultural sectors and the fast approaching Cyclone Amphan is likely to be discussed.

May 20, 2020, 09:33 AM IST

Centre’s decision to hike DA will benefit 48 lakh employees, 65 lakh pensioners

The Union Cabinet had on Friday announced a 4 per cent hike in dearness allowance. After the Union Cabinet’s nod, the DA has been hiked from 17 per cent to 21 per cent. The decision will be effective from January 1, 2020.

Mar 13, 2020, 17:32 PM IST

Cabinet approves mega merger of public sector banks, to come into effect from April 1

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (March 4) approved the mega consolidation of ten Public Sector Banks into four, including the amalgamation of Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank of India into Punjab National Bank, Syndicate Bank into Canara Bank, Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank into Union Bank of India and Allahabad Bank into Indian Bank.

Mar 04, 2020, 16:41 PM IST

BREAKING NEWS: Union Cabinet approves FDI in civil aviation; allows NRIs to buy 100 per cent stake in Air India

Currently, NRIs can acquire only 49 per cent in Air India. FDI in the airline is also 49 per cent through the government approval route.

Mar 04, 2020, 16:19 PM IST

Cabinet approves Rs 4,458 crore scheme to boost dairy sector, benefitting 95 lakh farmers

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved Rs 4,458 crore scheme to boost the dairy sector which will benefit 95 lakh farmers, said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. Addressing an event in the national capital, Javadekar said that the Cabinet has approved the launch of the second phase of Swachh Bharat Mission which will cover the all rural areas as well.

Feb 19, 2020, 16:24 PM IST

Shiv Sena to oppose Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Parliament

Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

Dec 04, 2019, 13:52 PM IST

Citizenship Amendment, Personal Data Protection, J&K Reservation Bills: Check their key features

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to  several crucial bills, including the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, the Personal Data Protection Bill, the withdrawal of Jammu And Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019, the Conversion of three Sanskrit deemed to be Universities into Central Universities etc.

Dec 04, 2019, 13:15 PM IST

Watch: Debate on Citizenship Amendment Bill

This segment of Zee News brings to you discussion on concurrent issues. In today's episode watch debate on Citizenship Amendment Bill.

Dec 04, 2019, 13:14 PM IST

Union Cabinet clears Citizenship Amendment Bill

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 during a crucial meeting, which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The meeting of the Union Cabinet was held at the Parliament House Annexe building. The Union Cabinet also reportedly approved the proposal to extend the SC/ST reservation for Lok Sabha and State Assemblies which was due to expire on January 25, 2020. it has now been extended for the next 10 years.

Dec 04, 2019, 12:24 PM IST

Union Cabinet clears Citizenship Amendment Bill, likely to be introduced in Parliament next week

The bill holds significance since the BJP leadership equates it with the Centre's move to nullify Article 370 that gave special status to the erstwhile state of J&K

Dec 04, 2019, 09:28 AM IST

Union Cabinet approves disinvestment in BPCL, SCI and 3 other blue-chip PSUs

Addressing a press conference after a Union Cabinet meeting in Delhi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Centre has decided to sell its 53.29% stake in BPCL but the control of Numaligarh refinery in Assam will remain with the government. 

Nov 20, 2019, 22:37 PM IST

Delhi LG Anil Baijal approves regularisation of 1,797 unauthorised colonies

In a good news for around 40 lakhs residents of unauthorised colonies in the national capital, Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday (November 20) approved the urbanisation of 79 villages where 1,797 unauthorised colonies are located. Baijal also ordered the withdrawal of cases under Section 81 of Delhi Land Reform Act in cases of unauthorised colonies.

Nov 20, 2019, 20:45 PM IST

Breaking News: Union Cabinet recommends President's rule

Union Cabinet recommends President's rule. To know more watch the video

Nov 12, 2019, 16:42 PM IST

India to have Marine Police Force to guard 7,516 km long coastline: Home Ministry Sources

India has a vast coastline of 7,516 km touching 13 states and union territories. It also has around 1,197 islands.

Oct 19, 2019, 19:43 PM IST

Centre hikes Dearness Allowance by 5 percent, to benefit 1.12 crore government employees and pensioners

The move is likely to benefit nearly 1.12 crore government employees and pensioners.

Oct 09, 2019, 14:12 PM IST

Government may soon introduce National Logistics Policy to cut cost on goods transportation

As of now, the cost of transporting any commodity from one part of the country to another comes to 14% of the GDP.

Sep 24, 2019, 08:48 AM IST

Govt bans e-cigarettes and e-hookas, announces jail term and fine for violations

In a major decision, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to ban production, export, import and distribution of e-cigarettes. 

Sep 18, 2019, 15:34 PM IST

Union Cabinet to meet on Wednesday, may approve ordinance to ban e-cigarettes

The e-cigarettes do not use tobacco but heat the liquid chemicals into a vapour or steam that is inhaled by the smokers and experts claim that though e-cigarettes are marketed as a harmless product they are harmful to health.

Sep 18, 2019, 07:12 AM IST

100% FDI in coal mining to subsidy on sugarcane export: Details of key Cabinet decisions

The decision to allow 100% FDI in coal mining and contract manufacturing, 26% FDI in digital marketing and relax sourcing norms for single-brand retailers was taken during a meeting of Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Aug 28, 2019, 22:49 PM IST

Union Cabinet approves 100% FDI in coal mining

As per the present FDI policy, 100% FDI under automatic route is allowed for coal & lignite mining for captive consumption by power projects, iron & steel and cement units and other eligible activities permitted under and subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Aug 28, 2019, 22:12 PM IST