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Daily News Digest:24 October 2021

PUBLIC SAFETY ACT (PSA)

Also called the Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA), 1978, Public Safety Act is a preventive detention law. Under this law, a person is taken into custody to prevent him or her from acting in any manner that is prejudicial to “the security of the state or the maintenance of the public order”. The law allowed the government to detain anyone over the age of 16 without trial for a period of two years.

MINISTRY OF POWER HAS NOTIFIED NEW RULES

Ministry of Power has notified rules for the sustainability of the electricity sector and the promotion of clean energy to meet India’s commitment towards Climate Change. These Rules will help to create a friendly investment climate in the country.

NEW EDUCATION LAW BY CHINA

On October 23, 2021, China passed its New Education Law with the aim of cutting the “twin pressures” of homework and off-site tutoring in core subjects. The new law has made local governments responsible for ensuring that twin pressures on children are reduced. It also asks parents to schedule their children's time in response to proper rest and exercise to reduce stress and to avoid excessive use of the Internet.

INDIA HANDED OVER JAYNAGAR-KURTHA RAIL LINK TO NEPAL

On October 22, 2021, India has handed over the Jaynagar-Kurtha, a 34.9 km long cross-border rail link to the Nepal government, which connects Jayanagar in Bihar to Kurtha in Nepal. The Jaynagar-Kurtha section of the rail link is part of the 68.7 km Jaynagar – Bijalpura- Bardidas rail link.

“SAUDI GREEN INITIATIVE FORUM” OPENED

On October 23, 2021, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman opened the "Saudi Green Initiative forum". The forum was launched in Riyadh, with the announcement of Saudi Arabia's new "green" goals. 

Saudi Arabia has also introduced plans in the energy sector. These plans will reduce carbon emissions by 278 million tons annually by 2030.

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