Union Cabinet’s decision: Kushinagar International Airport approved, space assets open to all

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Several decisions have been taken in the Union Cabinet meeting led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Among these, the Kushinagar airport of Uttar Pradesh has been approved to be declared an international airport. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar informed about the decisions taken in the meeting. He said that this step will make it easier for followers of countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka to come to Kushinagar. 

It was also decided in the meeting that the OBC commission will now also take care that the people of any caste do not have to be denied the benefit of reservation due to the spelling mistake. For this, the cabinet has extended the tenure of the OBC commission by six months. Now the OBC Commission can submit the report by 31 January 2021. 

The commission was tasked to make various recommendations related to other backward classes but this work was affected due to the Corona crisis. The commission has also been given the responsibility to look into the issue of classification within other backward classes. 

Javadekar said that there has been a huge improvement in the field of space science. The government has opened the space asset for everyone’s use. For this a new institute Indian National Space, Promotion and Authorization Center will be created. The institute will support private companies for participation in space activities.

The Union Minister said that the Animal Husbandry Development Fund has been approved to increase the infrastructure in the field of animal husbandry. A provision of Rs 15 thousand crore has been made for this. This will also increase milk production and will provide employment to millions. The Union Minister informed that about 18 to 20 crore people have been given Mudra loans while 9 crore 33 lakh people have been given Shishu loans. The Union Cabinet has decided to give a rebate of two per cent in interest for 12 months to eligible beneficiaries of Shishu Loan. 

Javadekar said that there are 1482 urban co-operative banks and 58 multi-state banks in our country. An ordinance has been passed to bring these banks directly into the Supervision Power of RBI with immediate effect. The power of the RBI will now apply to the co-operative banks as well as the schedule. This step will assure more than 8.6 crore depositors in banks that their amount will be safe up to Rs 4.84 lakh crore.