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Union Government launched web portal Vidya Lakshmi for Students Seeking Educational Loans

Published on: 21-AUG-2015

Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

It is the first portal of its kind that provides single window for students to access information and make application for educational
loans provided by banks as well as for government scholarships.

Union Cabinet approved signing of MoU between India and Australia on education and research
Published on: 21-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The MoU will help deepen the existing partnership between India and Australia in higher education and research, including technical
and professional education, schools, vocational education.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Value Added Tax (Amendment) Regulation 2015 promulgation approved
Published on: 21-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

This will help the Union territory to generate additional gross revenue and net tax generation that is estimated to be 120 crore
rupees and seven crore rupees per annum respectively.

PM Narendra Modi launched a new campaign Start-up India, Stand up India

Published on: 17-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

The campaign was launched during the celebrations of 69th Independence Day at Red Fort, Delhi. The initiative is aimed at
encouraging entrepreneurship among the youth of India.

Indian Railways signed 4 MoUs with Union Ministries of Power and New & Renewable Energy
Published on: 13-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The MoUs were signed for Cooperation in areas of electricity transmission, energy conservation and promotion of renewable Energy
in a time bound manner.

Union Government launched School Nursery Yojana to bring students closer to nature
Published on: 10-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

The programme in its first phase would cover 1000 schools and would be extended to 5000 schools in 2016 and 10000 schools the
following year.

Param Tyag Chakra Initiative launched to honour families of martyrs

Published on: 10-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

For this initiative, the Alumni Association of Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology in association with the management and
students launched a web platform aimed at collecting the details of these family members.

Suraksha Bandhan drive launched to facilitate enrolment under Social Security Schemes
Published on: 10-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The last date for enrolling under the PMSBY & PMJJBY schemes has been extended till 30 September 2015, and persons enrolling
within this period would not be required to submit a certificate of good health for PMJJBY.