15th February 2020 Current Affairs for IBPS PO/Clerk SBI PO Mains | SSC | Railways

India First Inter-City Electric Bus Service between Mumbai and Pune Launched

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Launched India's First inter-city electric bus service between Mumbai and Pune. Planning to extend these services in other parts of Maharashtra and adjoining states in the near future. The 43-seater capacity Luxury electric bus is capable of operating within a range of 300 kilometers on a single charge and would be administered twice daily between the two cities. Manufactured By Mitra Mobility Solution, The bus will be operated by Prasanna Purple Mobility Solutions.

Odisha Government Announced DA Hike For employees

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a hike od 5 percent Dearness Allowance for all the government employees. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a hike of 5 percent Dearness Allowance for the government employees. The DA hike will be implemented with retrospective effect from January 1, 2020. The decision will benefit around 3.5 lakh state government employees. The state government also announced to clear the 10 percent arrears pending on account of retrospective implementation of 7th Pay Commission's recommendation with effect from January 1, 2016, to August 31, 2017.

Universal Old Age Pension Scheme Announced By Bihar Government     

Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar announced a Universal Old Age Pension Scheme, named Mukhiya Mantri Vriddha Pension Yojana (MMVPY), irrespective of all caste, community, religion, except for those who are retired from government organizations. The scheme facilitates the amount of Rs.400 monthly pension for all in the state above the age of 60 who are not getting a pension from the government. The Chief Minister also announced a pension of 6,000 rupees for journalists above 60 years of age.

India, Portugal Sign Seven Agreements

India and Portugal signed seven agreements on February 14, 2020, to boost cooperation in areas including maritime transport, port development, and audio-visual co-production and industrial and intellectual property rights. The agreements were signed after detailed high-level talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in New Delhi. The Portuguese president arrived in New Delhi on February 13 for a 4-day state visit. This is his first visit to India.

P C Mody Appointed As Chairman of CBDT

Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has appointment senior IRS officer Pramod Chandra Mody as chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). He will succeed Sushil Chandra, who was recently appointed Election Commissioner. He is a 1982 batch Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre).

Arvind Kejriwal To Take Oath As Delhi Chief Minister

Arvind Kejriwal to take oath for the third time as chief minister of Delhi on Sunday. AAP won 62 seats in the 70-member Delhi assembly while BJP managed eight seats. Congress failed to win any place in the recently held Delhi elections. Around 3,000 security personnel from Delhi police and paramilitary will be implemented in the national capital. there will be CCTV surveillance of all the routes leading to Ramlila ground. the oath-taking ceremony will start at 10 am. the ruling AAP registered a landslide victory in the Delhi assembly elections 2020 as won 62 sets in the 70-members Delhi assembly. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) managed eight seats, and the Congress failed to win any place in the Delhi elections.

Annual Theatre Event of IIT Bombay to celebrate Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat

The essence of Ek Bharat, IIT Bombay's Cultural Council, and Fourthwall-the Dramatics Club are organizing Ann Prod the annual theatre showcase event of the institute, at P C Saxena Auditorium at the campus in Powai at 7 p. m Different forms of theatre, Ann Prod, will focus on the states of Maharashtra and Goa.

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