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Daily News Digest:23 June 2021

THE DRAFT CINEMATOGRAPH (AMENDMENT) BILL 2021

The government has looked for public remarks on the draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021 which proposes to punish film robbery with a prison term and engage the Center to order re-certification of an already certified film in case of complaints.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO CONSUMER PROTECTION (E-COMMERCE) RULES, 2020

Recently, the Union Government has released the draft of the proposed amendments to the Consumer Protection (E-commerce) Rules, 2020. As per the proposed rules, the e-commerce platforms will have to appoint a Chief Compliance Officer, a Nodal Officer and a Resident Grievance Officer. Every e-commerce entity has to be registered with the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

GREEN TARIFF POLICY

The Union Government is working on a ‘Green Tariff Policy’ to support India's green energy credentials.

Green Tariff Policy will aid electricity distribution companies (discoms) supply electricity generated from clean energy projects at a less expensive rate as when contrasted with power from conventional fuel sources such as coal.

MUKHYAMANTRI COVID-19 PARIWAR AARTHIK SAHAYATA YOJANA BY DELHI GOVERNMENT

To provide financial assistance to the families who lost a member due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Delhi government has launched “Mukhyamantri COVID-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana”. Rs 50,000 ex-gratia will be provided to every family that has lost a member amid a pandemic, as per the notification by Social Welfare Department.

ODISHA: ONLY STATE IN INDIA TO HAVE ALL 3 SPECIES OF CROCODILES

Odisha has become the only state in India to have all the 3 species of crocodiles. Those three species are:

  1. Muggers in Bhitarkanika National Park
  2. Reptile freshwater Gharials at Satkosia in Mahanadi
  3. Saltwater crocodiles.

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC DAY: 23RD JUNE

Every year on June 23rd, World Olympic Day is observed across the world to embrace all through pure Olympic values.

FIELD TRIAL OF WORLD’S FIRST GM (GENETICALLY MODIFIED) RUBBER

In the state of Assam, Rubber Board has started a field trial of the world's first GM (genetically modified) rubber. It was developed in the biotechnology laboratory at Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) in Puthuppally, Kottayam.

AGRICULTURAL DIVERSIFICATION SCHEME BY GUJARAT

Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat, e-launched the Agricultural Diversification Scheme-2021 which will benefit vanbandhu- farmers in tribal areas. It seeks to make agriculture sustainable and profitable in tribal areas. Tribal farmers will be provided fertilizer-seed assistance of Rs. 31 crores.

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AGRICULTURAL DIVERSIFICATION SCHEME BY GUJARAT Context: Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat, e-launched the Agricultural Diversification Scheme-2021 which will benefit vanbandhu- farmers in triba ...

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FIELD TRIAL OF WORLD’S FIRST GM (GENETICALLY MODIFIED) RUBBER Context: In the state of Assam, Rubber Board has started a field trial of the world's first GM (genetically modified) rubber. About: ...

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ODISHA: ONLY STATE IN INDIA TO HAVE ALL 3 SPECIES OF CROCODILES

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