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Cabinet Secretariat seeks expeditious DoPT views on Ashok Lavasa case

The Income-Tax department is already probing allegations of tax evasion by the family members of Ashok Lavasa, who is due to be appointed Chief Election Commissioner in April 2021.

Dissent in Karnataka: BJP grows louder after cabinet expansion

Chief minister BS Yediyurappa has come under pressure as sections of BJP MLAs ...

Cabinet okays Bill to regulate Rs 3,000 crore fertility industry

The bill proposes a fine of up to Rs 10 lakh for anyone indulging in sale of...

  • The Cabinet has approved revamping of the crop insurance scheme to help farmers manage risks better and cleared a proposal to create 10,000 farmer producer organisations (FPOs) to give cultivators economies of scale and better bargaining power in the market.

    The term of the previous law panel had ended in August last year. With the cabinet approval, the law ministry will now notify the new panel, which will have a term of three years.

    The 24 Lockheed Martin helicopters will be procured through the foreign military sales (FMS) route from the US government. The Defence Acquisition Council had cleared the procurement of the 24 multi-role helicopters in August 2018. Later, in April last year, the US State Department approved the sale of the helicopters to India.

    He said that there is need to create separate cadre of cyber security specialists from IT personnel because those who roll out IT infrastructure are generally unable to detect the flaws.

    The dust following the latest cabinet reshuffle has barely settled, but there is talk already of upheaval for some incumbents of the ministry once the BJP government completes a year in office in Karnataka.

    The government has created an empowered Technology Group consisting of 12 members which will be headed the Principal Scientific Adviser to Government of India Professor K Vijay Raghavan.

    Briefing reporters about the decisions taken by the Cabinet, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that this scheme will take the "White revolution" to the next level.

    As a norm, any PPP project costing over Rs 2,000 crore is sent to the PPP Appraisal Committee and then to the Cabinet for its nod. However, PPP projects up to Rs 2,000 crore are appraised and approved by the highways ministry’s Standing Finance Committee. To keep large projects under the finance ministry-set threshold, the highways ministry has been bifurcating large projects.

    Rishi Sunak's cabinet colleague Patel, 47, a prominent Brexit campaigner, was also home secretary in the first Johnson government. She has, in fact, had a dramatic bounce back in her political career after being sacked in 2017 by then PM Theresa May as international development secretary.

    The order said Bandyopadhyay has been appointed for a period of five years, with effect from the date of assumption of charge of the post or till attaining the age of 65 years or until further orders, whichever is the earliest.

    12 districts, largely in the Old Mysuru and Kalyana Karnataka (formerly called Hyderabad Karnataka) regions, which rank low in the development index, remain under represented.. In terms of caste representations too, the ministry looks skewed. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa's new Cabinet has thrown up caste and regional imbalance.

    Despite Aam Aadmi Party's poll campaign focusing heavily on women issues, there is no women being named as part of Arvind Kejriwal's new cab...

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