One liners 5th February

• The Haryana government approved the Haryana Pharmaceutical Policy 2019, which envisages to establish a state-of-the-art pharma park at Karnal.

• The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) directed the Reliance Communications (RCom) or any third party cannot sell, transfer or alienate any of its assets (movable and immovable) without the appellate tribunal’s or the Supreme Court’s permission.

• Farmers who wish to avail themselves of benefits under PM-KISAN must have Aadhaar identification to get the money from the second installment, which would be paid by July 2019. PM-KISAN is a new income support scheme announced in the Union Budget.

• The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has linked all its reserves (in fixed deposits), totalling Rs.52,635 crore, to infrastructure projects of Mumbai, Maharashtra.

• The Indian Cancer Society (ICS) launched Swasth Naari, Shakti Hamaari campaign in Mumbai, Maharashtra to spread awareness of cancer among underprivileged women and enable early detection of the disease. The campaign was launched on the occasion of World Cancer Day.

• The Telangana State government has approved for the creation of Mulugu as a new district. It is carved out from Bhupalpalli district. This would be the sixth district to be created from the erstwhile Warangal district.

• Eleven European nations joined the U.S. in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim President.

• The Karnataka Ministry for Youth Empowerment and Sports said that he has sought Rs.500 crore for the sports promotion and to build infrastructure facilities in the State Budget for 2019-20.

• Dr M. Manikandan, Minister for Information Technology of Tamil Nadu inaugurated ‘ICT Academy Bridge 2019’ conference in the city that witnessed more than 1,000 participants from government, industry and academia.

• Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) is empowering women entrepreneurs through its different schemes.

• Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the Indo-Monaco Business Forum in New Delhi. The Bilateral trade between India and Monaco in 2017-18 was USD 3.01 million.

• Indian squash player Ramit Tandon defeated Egyptian Mohamed El Sherbini in the finals to win the Seattle Open, a PSA challenger squash Tour event here.

• Under this scheme, the beneficiaries will be provided with scholarships to pursue higher education in professional courses at free of cost. Children of farmers who have taken admission at Government Professional colleges on merit basis are eligible for this scheme.

• The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch its 40th communication satellite GSAT-31 from the spaceport in French Guiana. It weighs about 2,535 kg.

• Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched a scholarship scheme named ‘KALIA Chhatravritti Yojana‘, for the children of farmers under Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme in Keonjhar district.

• According to a survey by Transparency International, Assam tops in the ranking of best practices followed by states in budget formulation.

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