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GS-2 Higher education to get a boost with ₹1.5 lakh crore action plan The Ministry of Human Resource Development plans to launch an ambitious ₹1.5 lakh crore action plan to improve the quality and accessibility of higher education over the next five years. Laws not enough to end scavenging Stating that just putting in place laws was not enough, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairperson Justice (retired) H.L. Dattu has said the government needs to tell what it has done to end manual scavenging. NOTA most popular in Bihar, 8 lakh shun parties Bihar registered the maximum None of The Above (NOTA) votes of about 8 lakh, with the highest share of 5.04% reported from the Gopalganj constituency, according to the Election Commission. U.S. to deploy 1,500 additional troops to West Asia: Trump President Donald Trump has announced that some 1,500 additional U.S. troops would be deployed to West Asia against a backdrop of soaring tensions with Iran. SEBI panel moots changes to FPI rules As part of its attempts to streamline the regulations to encourage foreign inflows in the Indian market, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has proposed fast track on-boarding procedure for such investors, apart from a simplified registration process. RBI to infuse ₹15,000 cr. in June via OMO The Reserve Bank of India has said it would inject Rs. 15,000 crore into the financial system next month through purchase of government bonds via the auction route. GS-3 App to help Railways carry out its census An app would help the Railways for the survey of passengers in unreserved coaches of passenger, mail and express trains, held twice a year in May and November, and the compilation of the census data, done in three to four months. Centre bans terror outfit based out of Bangladesh Bangladesh-based terror outfit — the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) — was banned by the Centre under the anti-terror law UAPA.