President Pranab Mukherjee has approved changes in government rules to allow merger of rail budget with the central budget.
Continuing the endeavour in doing away with old and archaic laws, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved repealing of 105 laws.
India and the United Arab Emirates to sign MoU on bilateral cooperation in the road transport and highways sector.
Cabinet gave its approval for Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme to further incentivise investments in electronic sector.
The Union Cabinet approved setting up of an off-campus of the Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) in Jharkhand.
The 4 PSU general insurers grossed total premium of Rs 47,718 crore during FY16, a growth of 12.1 per cent from FY15.
Cabinet approved promulgation of an ordinance to impose a penalty for possession of the scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes beyond cut-off date.
The move will be beneficial to a large section of workers in small factories, MSMEs, tea estates, and collieries under the government sector undertakings.
The Centre also sanctioned of an immediate loan of Rs 100 crore to meet the wages, salaries and other critical expenses of immediate nature.
Ministry of Shipping proposed amending the Major Port Trusts Act of 1963 to empower major ports and grant greater autonomy.