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Poshan Pakhwada from 8th to 22nd March

The Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi announced that the Poshan Pakhwada will be celebrated as part of Jan Andolan under the first anniversary POSHAN Abhiyaan from 08th to 22nd March 2019.

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The Pakhwada will be launched on International Women’s Day.

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Ajay Narayan Jha joins as Member Finance Commission

Ajay Narayan Jha joined the 15th Finance Commission as its Member. He joins in place of Shaktikanta Das who resigned after being appointed as Governor, RBI. The Commission was created by Presidential Order in Nov 2017 under the Chairmanship of N. K. Singh.

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Ajay Narayan Jha was the finance secretary to GOI prior to this.

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National Institute of Unani Medicine at Ghaziabad

Union Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik laid the foundation stone for National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM) today at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh developed with an approximate cost of Rs. 300.00 crore on 10 acres of land.

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1st NIUM was opened in Bengaluru in 2004.

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Hasmukh Adhia appointed Non-Executive Chairman of BoB

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has appointed former finance secretary Hasmukh Adhia as a part-time non-official director as well as non-executive chairman on the board of Bank of Baroda for a period of three years.

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PS Jayakumar is the CMD of BoB Headquarters- Vadodara, Gujarat.

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PM’s Trophy for Excellence in Performance of Integrated Steel Plants

25th PM's Trophy and Steel Minister’s trophy along with other awards for the best performing integrated steel plants for the year 2016-17 was presented in New Delhi by the Union Minister of Steel, Chaudhary Birender Singh.

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Tata Steel Limited won the award for Best Overall Performance.

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Construction Technology India-2019 Expo-cum-Conference

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Construction Technology India-2019 Expo-cum-Conference in New Delhi on 2nd March 2019. It is being organized by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs from 2 to 3 March.

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Narendra Modi is the Member of Parliament from Varanasi, UP.

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GoI & ADB sign $926 Million Loan Agreement

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $926 Million Loan Agreement today to operationalize two lines for the Mumbai Metro Rail System. The Project also marks ADB’s first co-financing with NDB, which will provide $260 million.

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ADB President-Takehiko Nakao; HQ- Mandaluyong, Philippines.

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GST Revenue collection of ₹ 97,247 cr for February,2019

Total gross GST revenue collected in the month of February 2019 is ₹ 97,247 crore of which CGST is ₹ 17,626 crore, SGST is ₹ 24,192 crore, IGST is ₹ 46,953 crore & cess is ₹ 8,476 crore. Revenue in February 2018 was ₹ 85,962 crore.

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GST rate for financial/banking services is 18%.

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Centre for Disability Sports at Gwalior

The Government has approved the proposal regarding setting up of a Centre for Disability Sports at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, to be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 with an estimated cost of Rs 170.99 crore.

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2020 Summer Paralympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan.

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PSBloansin59minutes.com becomes largest fintech lending platform

Web portal PSBloansin59minutes.com launched 3 months ago has emerged as the largest online lending platform, according to a report by global financial firm Credit Suisse. It provides a credit of up to Rs 1 crore to MSMEs in just 59 minutes.

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PSBloansin59minutes.com was launched by PM Narendra Modi.