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23 June, 2020

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SC on Writ Petition Concerning Rule of Law Index

The Supreme Court asked the government to treat a writ petition, for setting up expert panels to improve India’s performance in the Rule of Law Index, as a “representation” and to decide further action within 6 months’ time.

Centre sanctions Rs 190 cr for augmentation of healthcare facilities in North Eastern States

Union Minister of State (MoS) of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh has sanctioned Rs 190 crore for augmentation of healthcare facility in the eight North Eastern (NE) States viz. of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Sikkim, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura for developing infrastructure for management of infectious diseases.

PM Modi launched Rs 50,000 cr Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan to boost employment and livelihood for migrant workers

An employment -cum- rural public works Campaign for 67 lakh migrant workers titled “Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan (GKRA)” has been launched for 6 states viz. Bihar, Uttar Pradesh (UP), Madhya Pradesh (MP), Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the lines of the announcement made in Rs 20 Lakh crore Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

Economy

Yes Bank & Affordplan Jointly Launches Co-Branded Healthcare Card Called ‘Swasth Card’

Yes Bank Limited has joined hands with Delhi-based fintech startup Affordplan, to launch a first of its kind co-branded healthcare card called ‘Swasth Card’ under Swasth program with the aim to enable families plan and manage their finances for their healthcare needs.
i.The card will have affordable recharges from Rs 100 up to a maximum balance of Rs 1 lakh & also have Insurance cover, Cashback benefits, access to loan facilities for IPD(In Patient Department) treatments.

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Miscellaneous

Tata’s Natarajan Chandrasekaran Re-nominated as a Part-Time Non-Official Director on RBI Central board

As per Reserve Bank of India(RBI)’s notification, Chairman of the Board of Tata Sons(since January 2017), Natarajan Chandrasekaran has been re-nominated as a Part-Time Non-Official Director on RBI Central board for 2 years from 3rd March 2020 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen Wins 2020 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

Indian economist, philosopher and Nobel Laureate Amartya Kumar Sen (86) has been selected for 2020 Peace Prize by the Board of Trustees of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his decades-long work around issues of global justice.

He will be presented with the award by German Publishers’ and Booksellers’ Association, Borsenverein in a ceremony that will take place on October 18, 2020, in Paulskirche, Germany.

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