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    The fourth round of bidding under the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) or regional air connectivity scheme commenced on December 3. UDAN seeks to connect unserved and underserved airports as well as make flying more affordable.

    Union minister for MSME says move will help to reduce cost of power generated to Rs 2.5 per unit. Gadkari said the government is working to bring down the cost of power, logistics and capital which will help reduce cost of production in India.

    The power and petroleum ministries are working on the new proposal. The earlier scheme entailing subsidy has been shelved. The proposed new scheme will offer no subsidy and hopes to help operate the power stations at 90% capacity by selling the bundled power. Bundling of solar power with an equal amount of gas-based power is expected to result in lower cost of production.

    The RBI on Thursday surprised the money market by keeping the repo rate unchanged. The market participants were expecting a 15-25 basis points cut in the key policy rates.

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has extended the last date of lump-sum payment scheme for loanee members and farmers of cooperative banks upto December 31, 2019. About seven lakh eligible farmers, 1,98,561 farmers have been provided full interest relief under this scheme till 30 November 2019.

    A solar power scheme to generate income for farmers from their unfertile land was launched last week. The proposal floated on Saturday requesting applications for setting up plants with capacity ranging from 0.5 to 2 megawatt would also benefit the discoms, and fulfil a long-standing demand of small solar power developers.

    As of November 28, 2019, 63.7 lakh beneficiaries had availed of hospitalisation services and almost 20,000 public and private hospitals across India have been empanelled under the Ayushman Bharat scheme.

    A bench, comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant, was told by lawyer Prashant Bhushan that around Rs 6,000 crore had been collected under the scheme, which have been red-flagged by institutions like the Reserve Bank of India and the Election Commission.

    CAG report tabled in Parliament reported that senior citizen concession accounted for 52.5 per cent of the total allowed by the national transporter. Thus, the 'Give it Up' scheme, which started in 2017, encouraging senior citizens to give up their train fare concessions, is not encouraging enough.

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    The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has directed the company, which entered into a legal battle with an insurance firm over payment of the claim amount under the policy, to settle its dispute without troubling the nominees of the deceased investors.

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