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Day: June 28, 2018

Government plans to sell Air India’s iconic Mumbai building

The government has started discussions for sale of Air India’s iconic building in Mumbai to the country’s biggest container port JNPT as part of efforts to raise funds for the cash-strapped national carrier. Air India’s 23-story building at Nariman Point, Mumbai, which was also once the airline’s headquarters, is a prime property and is likely to fetch high valuations

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Odisha CM increased the health cover under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that insurance coverage for women under the BJD’s health insurance proposal has been raised to Rs 7 lakh from Rs 5 lakh. He accepted a proposal by a Malkangiri woman while holding a session of Ama Gaon Ama Bikas – a direct fund disbursement programme for development activities. Odisha government had earlier announced the scheme on June 12 which would be implemented from August 15

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National Security Adviser of Pakistan, Nasser Janjua resigns

Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua resigned without citing any specific reason. Janjua was appointed as NSA in October 2015 by the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif, replacing Sartaj Aziz. Before being appointed as the NSA, Janjua was heading the Southern Command in Balochistan. Janjua was the second military officer to hold the post after Major General Mehmood Durrani who was NSA during an earlier Pakistan Peoples Party government. The interim government took the decision over criticism from different political quarters for not replacing a PML-N nominee

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HRD Ministry to replace UGC with Higher Education Commission of India

HRD Ministry to replace UGC with Higher Education Commission of India. The new commission to be established through an Act will not have grant-making authority, will promote reduced inspection system and will focus more on the quality outcome at universities and colleges. The draft Act is in accordance with the commitment of the government for reforming the regulatory systems that provide more autonomy to higher educational institutes to promote excellence and facilitate the holistic growth of the education system

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