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Policy Buzz

Accountability Initiative Staff

8 August 2021

Keep up-to-date with all that is happening in welfare policy with this curated selection of news, published every fortnight.


Policy News

  • The Union Cabinet approved continuation of the Samagra Shiksha Scheme for school education for another five years.
  • Rajasthan launched a series of nutrition-focused welfare programmes to benefit women and children affected by disruption in the routine schemes during the pandemic.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the formation of a Central University in the union territory of Ladakh.
  • The Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill, 2021, was introduced in the Parliament and was passed by both the houses.

Coronavirus-focus News

  • The Government of India approved Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use.
  • There is no need for mandatory RT-PCR reports to travel for those who have received both doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

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