Current Affairs - Civil Services Chronicle Online, July, 2020

National Education Policy-2020

On 29th July, 2020, the government approved the National Education Policy 2020, making way for large scale, transformational reforms in both school and higher education sectors.

Pre-Packaged Deals In Insolvency And Bankruptcy Code

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has set up a committee to look into the possibility of including what are called “pre-packs” to offer faster insolvency resolution under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).

Institutional Deliveries Increased But C-Section Remains A Concern: NSO

In India,Institutional Deliveries has increased but at the same time C-Section surgeries has also increased which is double the rate of global standards – a real concern to be addressed ...

Restrictions On Public Procurement: Amending General Financial Rules 2017

  • On 24th July, 2020, the Government amended the General Financial Rules 2017 to enable imposition of restrictions on bidders from countries which share a land border with India on grounds of defence of India, or matters directly or indirectly related thereto including national security.

New Rules For E-Commerce Notified; ‘Country Of Origin’ Mandatory

The 'Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020', was notified by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distributions on July 23, is part of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019. The 'Consumer ...

Ministry Of Shipping Waives Off Waterways Usage Charges For Three Years

The Ministry of Shipping has waived of waterway usage charges for three years considering the Government of India’s vision to promote inland waterways as a supplementary, eco-friendly and cheaper mode ...

NASA’s ‘ASTHROS’ Mission

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has started work on a new mission to send a telescope, on a football stadium-sized balloon, high into the stratosphere. The telescope mission called Astrophysics ...

Third Unit Of KAP Sachieves ‘Criticality’

The third unit of indigenously built Gujarat based Kakrapar Atomic Power Station or KAPS –3 has achieved ‘criticality’ - the condition when a nuclear reactor is ready for ongoing nuclear ...

Delhi’s Serological Survey

  • Recently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare declared the results of a serological survey carried out in Delhi between 27th June and 10th July, 2020.

NGT Directives On Ground Water Extraction

On 20th July, while hearing a plea seeking direction to check the depleting groundwater level in the country, a Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued a slew of ...

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