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Daily News Digest:03 January 2020

PM Narendra Modi released 12,000 crore rupees to six crore farmers

In Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi electronically released 12,000 crore rupees under Pradhan Mantri Samaan Yojana to six crore farmers in Tumakuru on 2nd January 2020. This was the third and the last instalment of Rs 2,000 under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) for the period December 2019 to March 2020.

Kerala CM launches K-RERA

With an aim to boost the confidence of customers and also to bring in more transparency in the real estate sector, CM Pinarayi Vijayan launched Kerala Real Estate Regulatory Authority (K-RERA) on 1st January 2020.

Babita Rayudu takes charge as the SEBI Executive Director

Market regulator SEBI on 1st January 2020 said G Babita Rayudu had taken charge as its executive director. Rayudu will be handling legal affairs department, enforcement department and special enforcement cell.

Odisha govt launches online platform to digitalise the publication of Odisha Gazette

As a part of Odisha's '5T initiatives', the state government on 1st January 2020 launched an online platform to digitalise the publication of Odisha Gazette and move forward as a paperless mode of publication.

World Book Fair, 2020

The New Delhi World Book Fair-NDWBF will open at Pragati Maidan on Saturday, January 4th. It marks Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary and is themed 'Gandhi: The Writers' Writer'. It is organised by the National Book Trust, in association with ITPO, the 2020 edition of the Fair runs from January 4 to 12.

Palau has become the first country to ban sun cream

The Pacific nation of Palau has become the 1st country to ban Sun cream. It considers that it is harmful to corals and sea life. A lagoon in Palau’s Rock Islands is a Unesco World Heritage site.

Khelo India Youth Games is to be held in Guwahati, Assam

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and officials of the Khelo India Youth Games launched the torch relay of the competition in Guwahati on 29th December 2019. The tournament is to be held between 10 January 2020 to 22 January 2020.

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