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Current Affairs Today 08.03.2016

  • The government has rolled back its Budget proposal that sought to levy tax on withdrawal of funds from Employees' Provident Fund (EPF). Making a suo motto statement in the Lok Sabhaon 08.03.2016. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that tax proposal for National Pension Scheme has been retained.
  • The Central Government has set a target to supply power to all houses across the country by 2019 and to all villages by March 21, 2017. 
  • The Minister said that Haryana is the first State to supply power to 100 per cent of its villages.
  • Parliament has passed the Bureau of Indian Standards Bill- 2015 with the Rajya Sabha approving it on 08.03.2016.
  • Greenfield steel plants will be set-up through Special Purpose Vehicle to boost steel production in the country. Talking to media in New Delhi Mr Tomar said, his ministry and its public sector undertakings will collaborate with Chharisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Karnataka governments to establish steel plants in the first phase.
  • A three day Krishi Unnati Mela is being organised in New Delhi from 19th of this month to exhibit the latest agriculture and allied technologies to farmers.
  • Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag has said that Force 18 exercise held at Pune was of strategic importance. He said it will create harmony amongst ASEAN Nations and will be helpful in Peace Keeping activities. He was speaking at the concluding function of Force 18. 
  • Health Minister J P Nadda has said the Ministry has received 21 percent more allocation in the union budget 2016-17 as compared to previous year. Briefing reporters in New Delhi today, Mr Nadda said.
  • Government has said that more than four lakh Jobs will be generated under Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) during 2016-17. 
  • Eighteen lakh youth have enrolled under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) in the last eight months. Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy informed this in New Delhi on 08.03.2016.
Courtesy / Reference: India Air News (http://www.newsonair.com/)

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