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Daily News Digest:28 September 2020

EXPLAINED : WORLD TOURISM DAY 2020

World Tourism Day 2020, is celebrated with the theme of “Tourism and Rural Development”. It also celebrated the unique role that tourism plays in providing opportunities outside of big cities and preserving cultural and natural heritage all around the world.

UNION HOME MINISTER AMIT SHAH INAUGURATES THE "DESTINATION NORTH EAST-2020" FESTIVAL

Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah inaugurated the "Destination North East -2020". The theme for 2020 is ‘The Emerging Delightful Destinations’.

It is organised by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region annually. It is organised to showcase north east India’s various potentials like eco-tourism, culture, heritage, and business.

EXPLAINED : WHERE ARE THE FUNDS COLLECTED THROUGH CESS PARKED?

Centre retained ₹47,272 crore of GST compensation cess in the Consolidated Fund of India instead of crediting it to the GST compensation fund in the very first two years of the implementation of the GST.

A cess is an earmarked tax that is collected for a specific purpose and ought to be spent only for that. 

Consolidated Fund includes revenues, which are received by the government through taxes and expenses incurred in the form of borrowings and loans.

DELHI JOURNALIST ARRESTED UNDER OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT: EXPLAINED WHAT IS OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT?

Official Secrets Act was enacted during the time of Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905. Its newest version was enacted in 1923 and was retained after Independence. It is applicable to government servants and citizens and it provides the framework for dealing with espionage, sedition, and other potential threats to the integrity of the nation.

FOUNDATION DAY OF DEEN DAYAL UPADHYAYA GRAMEEN KAUSHALYA YOJANA (DDU-GKY) CELEBRATED AS “KAUSHAL SE KAL BADLENGE”

The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) has celebrated the foundation day of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) as “Kaushal Se Kal Badlenge” on the occasion of Antyodaya Diwas (25th September).

CHINA’S YUNNAN PROVINCE GETS SUSPECTED CASE OF BUBONIC PLAGUE

A level-IV emergency response has been launched to prevent the spread of plague in Menghai county of Southwest China's Yunnan.

Plague is an infectious disease caused by Yersinia pestis bacteria. It is usually found in small mammals and their fleas. Humans can be contaminated by the bite of infected fleas, through direct contact with infected materials, or by inhalation.

EXPLAINED : FAME INDIA SCHEME PHASE II

The Government of India has sanctioned 670 Electric buses in the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Chandigarh and 241 Charging Stations in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat and Port Blair under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme.

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EXPLAINED : FAME INDIA SCHEME PHASE II

EXPLAINED : FAME INDIA SCHEME PHASE II Context The Government of India has sanctioned 670 Electric buses in the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Chandigarh and 241 Charging Stations in Madhya ...

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CHINA’S YUNNAN PROVINCE GETS SUSPECTED CASE OF BUBONIC PLAGUE

CHINA’S YUNNAN PROVINCE GETS SUSPECTED CASE OF BUBONIC PLAGUE Context Recently, a level-IV emergency response has been launched to prevent the spread of plague in Menghai county of Southwest Ch ...

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FOUNDATION DAY OF DEEN DAYAL UPADHYAYA GRAMEEN KAUSHALYA YOJANA (DDU-GKY) CELEBRATED AS “KAUSHAL SE KAL BADLENGE”

FOUNDATION DAY OF DEEN DAYAL UPADHYAYA GRAMEEN KAUSHALYA YOJANA (DDU-GKY) CELEBRATED AS “KAUSHAL SE KAL BADLENGE” Context Recently, the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) has celebrated ...

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DELHI JOURNALIST ARRESTED UNDER OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT: EXPLAINED WHAT IS OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT?

DELHI JOURNALIST ARRESTED UNDER OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT: EXPLAINED WHAT IS OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT? About Official Secrets Act It was enacted during the time of Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India from 1899 to ...

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EXPLAINED : WHERE ARE THE FUNDS COLLECTED THROUGH CESS PARKED?

EXPLAINED :  WHERE ARE THE FUNDS COLLECTED THROUGH CESS PARKED? Context Recently Centre retained ₹47,272 crore of GST compensation cess in the Consolidated Fund of India  instead of credi ...

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UNION HOME MINISTER AMIT SHAH INAUGURATES THE "DESTINATION NORTH EAST-2020" FESTIVAL

UNION HOME MINISTER AMIT SHAH INAUGURATES THE "DESTINATION NORTH EAST-2020" FESTIVAL Context Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah inaugurated the "Destination North East -2020". Details About "Destinat ...

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