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Daily News Digest:21 September 2020

MOU SIGNED BETWEEN MINISTRY OF AYUSH AND MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT FOR CONTROLLING MALNUTRITION

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Women and Child Development to  control Malnutrition. As per the Memorandum of Understanding, specific areas identified for co-operation which include: Integration of AYUSH into POSHAN Abhiyaan and control of malnutrition through the principles and practices of Ayurveda, Yoga and other Ayush systems.

EXPLAINED : E-GRAM SWARAJ PORTAL

Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) has launched eGramSwaraj, a user friendly web-based portal. It has been developed for monitoring and evaluation of works taken up in the Gram Panchayats. It unifies the planning, accounting and monitoring functions of Gram Panchayats.

EXPLAINED : ROLES, LIMITATIONS OF SELECT COMMITTEES AND OTHER PARLIAMENTARY PANELS

Parliament scrutinises legislative proposals (Bills) in two ways. The first is by discussing it on the floor of the two Houses. This is a legislative requirement; all Bills have to be taken up for debate. The second mechanism is by referring a Bill to a parliamentary committee. It takes care of the legislative infirmity of debate on the floor of the House.

EXPLAINED: WHAT IS THE RS 500 ‘FELUDA’ TEST FOR COVID-19 APPROVED BY INDIA

A low-cost paper-based test strip which detects Covid-19 in less than 30 minutes has been approved for commercial launch by the Drugs Controller General of India. It is known as FNCAS9 Editor Linked Uniform Detection Assay. It is also the world’s first diagnostic test to deploy a specially adapted Cas9 protein to successfully detect the virus.

LOK SABHA PASSES NATIONAL FORENSIC SCIENCE UNIVERSITY BILL 2020 & RASHTRIYA RAKSHA UNIVERSITY BILL

National Forensic Science University Bill 2020 establishes the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar and the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences, New Delhi, as a University called the National Forensic Sciences University at Gujarat. 

Rashtriya Raksha University Bill seeks to provide for the establishment of the Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat.

EXPLAINED : ASSOCIATION OF WORLD ELECTION BODIES (A-WEB)

The Election Commission of India to organize an International Webinar on 21st September 2020, on the Theme ‘‘Issues, Challenges and Protocols for Conducting Elections during COVID-19 : Sharing Country Experiences’.

EXPLAINED : INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

International Day of Peace is observed on 21st September. The theme of the International Day of Peace 2020 is “Shaping Peace Together.”

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