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Daily News Digest:23 September 2020

DRDO CONDUCTS SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT TEST OF ABHYAS

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted successful flight-tests of the indigenously-designed Abhyas High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) in Balasore (Odisha). It is designed and developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), DRDO.

PM MODI AWARDED IG NOBEL PRIZE 2020 FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been awarded the Ig Nobel Prize 2020 for Medical Education. This year Ig Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to the governments of India and Pakistan.

EXPLAINED : INTERNATIONAL RED PANDA DAY 2020

International Red Panda Day, celebrated third Saturday of September every year, i.e 19th September 2020. The day was launched by the Red Panda Network in 2010.

Red Panda is a mammal species native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. They mostly eat bamboo shoots, mushrooms, roots, grasses and lichens.

GOVERNMENT HAS LAUNCHED YUWAAH

The Government has launched YuWaah – a multi-stakeholder platform to make young people career ready. The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) had signed a 'Statement of Intent' to establish Generation Unlimited in India (YuWaah).

PARLIAMENT PASSES FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION (REGULATION) AMENDMENT BILL

Parliament has passed the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020. As per the bill, the public servants will be prohibited to accept any foreign contribution. Under the Act, a person who receives foreign contribution must use it only for the purpose for which the contribution is received. Further, they must not use more than 50% of the contribution for meeting administrative expenses. The Bill reduces this limit to 20%.

RAJYA SABHA ADJOURNED SINE DIE EIGHT DAYS AHEAD OF SCHEDULED TIME OF MONSOON SESSION

Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die eight days ahead of the scheduled time of the Monsoon Session.

Adjournment sine die means terminating a sitting of Parliament for an indefinite period. In other words, when the House is adjourned without naming a day for reassembly, it is called adjournment sine die. The power of adjournment as well as adjournment sine die lies with the presiding officer of the House.

RAJYA SABHA RETURNS APPROPRIATION BILLS 2020 WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Rajya Sabha has returned the Appropriation Bills, 2020 without discussion. Accordingly, an appropriation bill is introduced to provide for the appropriation, out of the Consolidated Fund of India, all money required to meet: The grants were voted by the Lok Sabha; The expenditure charged on the Consolidated Fund of India.

No such amendment can be proposed to the appropriation bill in either house of the Parliament that will have the effect of varying the amount or altering the destination of any grant voted, or of varying the amount of any expenditure charged on the Consolidated Fund of India.

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