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Daily News Digest:25 February 2021

22ND MEETING OF THE CENTRAL EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE COUNCIL HELD

The 22nd Meeting of the Central Employment Guarantee Council was held under the Chairmanship of Union Minister of Rural Development. This Council has been constituted under Section 10 of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (Mahatma Gandhi NREGA), 2005.

A total of 344 crore person-days employment has been generated so far.

PRESIDENT RULE IN PUDUCHERRY

Under Article 356 of the Constitution of India, Union Cabinet has approved the proposal to impose President’s Rule in Puducherry.

The state governor, on behalf of the President, carries on the state administration with the help of the chief secretary of the state or the advisors appointed by the President.

JAPAN APPOINTS FIRST-EVER MINISTER FOR LONELINESS

Japan has appointed the 1st ever Minister for Loneliness amid the increasing suicide rates in the country. Tetsushi Sakamoto has been appointed as the Loneliness minister.

PM TO INAUGURATED THE INDIA TOY FAIR 2021

The INDIA TOY FAIR 2021 is a first-of-its-kind initiative that aims to bring together all stakeholders of the Indian toy industry to create sustainable linkages. It is the first-ever digitally accessible exhibition and platform which will provide an opportunity to explore and buy a variety of toys from over 1000 exhibitors across States and UTs of India.

NATIONAL URBAN DIGITAL MISSION (NUDM) LAUNCHED

National Urban Digital Mission (NUDM) was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) along with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY). The National Urban Digital Mission (NUDM) will create a shared digital infrastructure for urban India. It will institutionalise a citizen-centric and ecosystem-driven approach to urban governance and service delivery in 2022 cities 2022, and across all cities and towns in India by 2024.

Several other digital initiatives of MoHUA viz. India Urban Data Exchange (IUDX), SmartCode, Smart Cities 2.0 website, and Geospatial Management Information System (GMIS) have also been launched.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFIES INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (INTERMEDIARYGUIDELINES AND DIGITAL MEDIA ETHICS CODE) RULES 2021

The Centre announced guidelines and digital media ethics code for Over The Top (OTT), online streaming and social media platforms. Under the guidelines, the social media platforms have to appoint a Chief Compliance Officer of complaints, Nodal Contact person and a Resident Grievance officer. The social media platforms will be required to disclose the first originator of the mischievous contents.

NEW ALPINE PLANT SPECIES DISCOVERED IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Cremanthodium indicum, a new species of alpine plant belonging to the family of Himalayan sunflower has been found in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. This plant is endemic to the Penga-Teng Tso Lake of Tawang district.

This species of plant usually flowers from July to August. This plant species has been listed as critically endangered in the IUCN list.

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