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Daily News Digest:20 March 2021

FIRST INDIGENOUSLY DEVELOPED APP STORE KNOWN AS “MOBILE SEVA APPSTORE”

The Indian government has recently developed and launched the first indigenously developed App Store known as “Mobile Seva Appstore”. Currently, the Indian app store has around 965 live apps from several categories and domains of public services.

“MUKHYA MANTRI CHIRANJEEVI YOJANA” TO BE LAUNCHED FROM 1ST MAY 2021

The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, announced on March 18, 2021, that the much-anticipated Universal Health Scheme (UHS) called “Mukhya Mantri Chiranjeevi Yojana” will be launched on May 1, 2021. Under the scheme, cashless health services will be provided to all the families in Rajasthan. The families will get health services up to Rs 5 lakh.

INDIA EMERGES SECOND-LARGEST ARMS IMPORTER DURING 2016-2020

The imports of weapons and military equipment by India declined by 33% during 2016-2020, as per the annual report titled “Trends in International Arms Transfers-2020”, released by Sweden-based think-tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). India emerges second-largest arms importer during 2016-2020, despite a 33% cut in imports.

VEHICLE SCRAPPING POLICY

The Union Road and Transport Minister announced the Vehicle Scrapping Policy in the Lok Sabha. The policy is estimated to cover 51 lakh Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) that are above 20 years of age and another 34 lakh LMVs above 15 years of age.

DAMAGES RECOVERY BILL

The state Assembly of Haryana recently passed the “Haryana Recovery of damages to property during disturbance to public Bill, 2021” in an attempt to recover compensation for the damages caused to property during protests. It provides for recovery of damages to properties caused by persons during disturbances to public order by an assembly, lawful or unlawful, including riots and violent disorder.

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