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18 September Current Affairs

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Govt proposes to merge Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank and Bank of Baroda In News: The Centre has proposed the amalgamation of state-owned Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank to create India’s third largest bank as parts of reforms in the public sector banking segment. Details: The proposal will now need the approval of the boards of these individual banks. The banks’ boards will shortly meet and...

17 September Current Affairs

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‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ movement In News: ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ movement has been launched across the country on September 15, 2018. Details: Aim: Over the next two weeks leading to October 2 – Gandhi Jayanti – the Swachhata Hi Seva movement aims to ensure a high standard of cleanliness across the country, which was Mahatma Gandhi’s dream for the nation. Significance of the campaign: The campaign for a...

15 September Current Affairs

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Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) In News: Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) recently marked the anniversary of the launch of scheme as Matru Vandana Saptah. Details: National level achievement of the scheme post an year’s implementation on grounds is 48.11 Lakhs of women enrollment under the scheme till September 13, 2018, out of which 37.30 Lakhs have been paid the maternity...

14 September Current Affairs

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District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC) In News: The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is organising a ‘National Conference of District Disability Rehabilitation Centres’. Details: The participants in this one day conference include District Magistrates of 263 districts were DDRCs have been set up, Principal...

12 September Current Affairs

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Ethics Committee of Lok Sabha In News: Senior BJP leader L K Advani has been renominated as Chairman of Ethics Committee of Lok Sabha by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. About Ethics Committee: The Ethics Committee of the Lok Sabha was constituted on 16 May 2000 as an adhoc committee. However, in August 2015 it was given permanent Standing Committee status. Functions of the Committee: The...

12 September Current Affairs

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HIV/AIDS Act, 2017 In News: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued a notification for bringing the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017 in force from 10th September, 2018. Details: The Act, safeguards the rights of people living with HIV and affected by HIV. The provisions of the Act address HIV-related...