- In the first meeting of the cabinet, chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved major changes in the PM’s scholarship scheme under the National Defence Fund. The Cabinet has increased the rates of scholarship from Rs.2000 per month to Rs.2500 per month for boys and Rs.2250 per month to Rs.3000 per month for girls. This has been implemented for encouraging technical & Post Graduate education for the widows & wards of the deceased and ex-service personnel of Armed Forces, Para Military Forces, and Railway Protection Forces.
- The cabinet meeting chaired by PM Modi has approved to give monthly pension of Rs.3000 to small traders, businessman, and shopkeepers after they attain the age of 60 years. All small shopkeepers, self- employed persons and retail traders who have Goods and Service Tax (GST) turnover below Rs.1.5 crore and also aged between 18 years to 40 years are eligible under the scheme. This decision will benefit 5 crore small traders in the upcoming 3 years.
- The newly formed Union Cabinet has given its consent for the extension of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) to all eligible farmer families, irrespective of the size of their landholding. Earlier, it was applicable to farmers having 2 hectares of land. The Cabinet also cleared pension schemes Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana for farmers. It will provide a minimum fixed pension of Rs. 3000 per month to farmers above the age of 60.
- The Cabinet, first since the outcome of the 2019 Lok Sabha election, approved a new initiative to control Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis to support livestock rearing farmers THE FMD & Brucellosis is a common threat among livestock like cow-bulls, buffaloes, sheep, goats, pigs, etc.
- The K.Kasturirangan committee has submitted the 484 pages draft report of National Education Policy to the new Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal. The report on the National Education Policy has been put on the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)’s website for suggestions from the public till June 30th. Click here to know a complete list of new union ministers.
- A recent study based on the National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) data has shown that India has 20.6 health workers per 10,000 people. This is less than the World Health Organization’s (WHO) minimum overreach of 22.8 per 10,000 people. Delhi has the highest concentration of health workers followed by Kerala, Punjab, and Haryana.
- Puerto Williams in Chile has become the southernmost city in the world after getting its status upgraded to city category. The previously southernmost city was Ushuaia in Argentina.
- International rating agency Fitch ratings certified long-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) to six banks. It affirmed the long term IDRs to State Bank of India (SBI), Bank of Baroda (BOB), Punjab National bank (PNB), Bank of Baroda (New Zealand), Canara Bank & Bank of India (BOI) with ‘BBB-‘a stable outlook.
- Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, is the 24th and current Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy. The “Grey Eagle” of the Naval Staff, he replaced Admiral Sunil Lanba as the CNS after Admiral Lamba’s retirement on May 31st, 2019.
- Global Day of Parents is observed globally on 1st June to honor parents all around the world. It aims to celebrate the parent’s selfless love to shape their children’s future. The theme for this year – Honor your parents.
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