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Daily News Digest:14 February 2020

Pesticide Management Bill 2020

On 12th February 2020, the Union Cabinet approved the Pesticides Management Bill, 2020, which, the government claims, to regulate the business of pesticides and compensate farmers in case of losses from the use of artificial/ false agrochemicals. Today the pesticide business is regulated by 1968 rules which have become age-old and need immediate rewriting.

COVID-19: Naming of coronavirus by WHO

On 11th February 2020, the UN health agency announced that "COVID-19" would be the official name of the deadly virus- CoronaVirus. The outbreak was first identified on 31 December 2019.

Uttarakhand tightens ‘deemed forest’ norms

On 13th February 2020, the Uttarakhand government tightened the norms in classifying land as deemed forest. As per the decision that was taken by the state Cabinet, a piece of land is defined as a forest if it is spread over a minimum 5 hectares and has a minimum canopy density of 40%.

Deemed forets refer to land tracts that appear to be a “forest”, but have not been notified so by the government or in historical records. 

‘Apiary on Wheels’ for promoting bee-keeping

On 13th February 2020, the Union Minister of MSME Nitin Gadkari flagged off ‘Apiary on Wheels’. It is a unique concept designed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) for the easy upkeep and migration of Bee Boxes having live Bee colonies.

Hubballi is ready to host Invest Karnataka

Hubballi has all been spruced up to invite investors from across the country through “Invest Karnataka-Hubballi Conference” which is scheduled to be held on Friday.

L&T to deliver first patrol boat to Vietnam

The first high-speed patrol boat is being built for Vietnam under the $100-million Line of Credit will be delivered by September. Hanoi is procuring 12 such boats for its border guard force under the Line of Credit (LoC) extended in September 2014.

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