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ExtraBytes: World Bank okays funds for Namami Gange

Namami Gange funds Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: The World Bank has approved five-year loan to Namami Gange Project. News Summary: The World Bank has approved five-year loan of Rs. 3000 crore to Namami Gange Project, to develop and improve infrastructure projects to abate pollution in the river basin. This is the Second National Ganga …

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Editorial Analysis: Will expanded RBI oversight change cooperative banking?

Cooperative banking under supervision Approx Read Time: 7 minutes  Cooperative sector had some trouble over the last year: The PMC Bank (Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank) fiasco made clear the problems with the cooperative structure in India.  These cooperative banks had a different kind of regulation from that of the commercial banks.  Hence, while the …

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Governance Bytes: Environment Ministry reconstitutes Central Zoo Authority

Environment Ministry reconstitutes Central Zoo Authority Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The Environment Ministry has reconstituted the Central Zoo Authority (CZA). CZA now includes an expert from the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, and a molecular biologist. In May, the CZA issued an advisory for enhanced surveillance and closing of zoos amidst the …

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Governance Bytes: PM extends free rations until November

PM extends free rations until November Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: PM extends free rations until November Acknowledging that the Covid pandemic and the lockdown have hit the poor the hardest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) for 80 crore people till the …

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National Concerns: Assam floods

Assam floods Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: Assam floods Brahmaputra and three of its tributaries are flowing above the danger level at a few stretches in Assam. The deluge was triggered by heavy rainfall in the region. The total death toll due to floods in Assam reached higher than 50. Potential Impact of …

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