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CURRENT AFFAIRS - COMMITTEE Govt appointed panel recommends for MSP of gram to Rs 4,000 a quintal | 18-Sep-2016 19:27


A government appointed committee has recommended for Minimum Support Price, MSP of gram to 4,000 rupees a quintal for Rabi season 2016 and 6,000 rupees a quintal for both urad and tur for kharif season 2017.

The committee headed by Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian had been set up to to review the MSPs and related policies to incentivize the cultivation of pulses. Mr Subramanian today submitted the report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi.

Brieifng reporters, Mr Subramanian stressed on the need for enhancing domestic production of pulses. The report also suggested that government procurement machinery should be in high gear to ensure procurement of kharif pulses at this season's MSP.


Justice Dhingra submits report on Robert Vadra's land deals | 01-Sep-2016 12:45


A judicial inquiry into the controversial land deals in Haryana allegedly involving Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra has submitted its report to the state government. Justice S N Dhingra heading the inquiry commission, presented a 182-page report to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar yesterday. The Commission had been appointed to probe land deals in Gurgaon during the tenure of the then Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

Interacting with media after submitting the report, Justice Dhingra said he has elaborated in the report the manners adopted to commit irregularities and the people behind it. He, however, refused to give details of the report as the government has not made it public yet.

The Chief Minister said, the government is studying the report and action will be taken against guilty thereafter. Former Chief Minister Bhupender Singh Hooda has said that inquiry is nothing but witch hunt against political opponents.


Sports Ministry constitutes panel to inquire into Jaisha's allegations | 24-Aug-2016 17:15

Sports Ministry today constituted a two member committee to inquire into the allegations of Marathon runner O.P.Jaisha. The committee will submit its report in seven days. According to media reports, Jaisha collapsed at the end of the marathon run in Rio Olympics 2016, as there were no Indian officials present to provide her water and energy drinks at refreshment points. However, officials from all other countries were present there to provide refreshments to their runners at designated points.