Daily News

Image

Consumer Protection Act, 2019 comes into force; covers e-commerce

The Consumer Protection Act 2019 comes into force replacing Consumer Protection Act 1986, with its salient features including the establishment of the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) to promote, protect and enforce the rights of consumers.

Did you Know

Union Minister for Consumer Affairs: Ram Vilas Paswan.

Image

Haryana CM launches e-Sachivalaya portal

Haryana CM Manohar Khattar launched e-Sachivalaya portal a digital platform facilitating people to take online appointments for virtual meetings with CM , Deputy CM, Ministers & Heads of Depts. Haryana Udhyam Memorandum portal launched to facilitate MSMEs.

Did you Know

Haryana Capital: Chandigarh.
Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya.

Image

Tamil Nadu govt launches web portal for unorganised sector workers

The labour department has launched an online portal, http://labour.tn.gov.in for fresh registrations of workers of unorganised sectors, who were left out of the government COVID-19 welfare measures and to facilitate them with social security schemes.

Did you Know

Tamil Nadu CM: Edappadi K. Palaniswami.
Capital: Chennai.

Image

‘One-stop’ scheme to fast-track investments

A "one-stop-shop" scheme approved in Rajasthan is set to fast-track investments and help revive industries in the midst of pandemic by giving 98 types of clearances under one roof to the potential investors through the Bureau of Investment Promotion (BIP).

Did you Know

It is to expedite all process for investments above Rs 10 crore.

Image

3-day long Air Force Commanders’ Conference to begin in Delhi

3- day long Air Force Commanders’ Conference will begin at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan) in New Delhi. The theme of the conference is "Indian Air Force in the Next Decade". It will be chaired by the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria.

Did you Know

It is scheduled to begin on July 22.

Image

NHPC, GEDCOL ink pact to develop floating solar power projects in Odisha

State-run hydro giant NHPC said it has inked an MoU through video conferencing with Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Limited (GEDCOL) to form a joint venture for developing floating solar energy projects with an initial capacity of 500 MW.

Did you Know

Odisha Capital: Bhubaneshwar.
Governor: Ganeshi Lal.

Image

SBI General Insurance Appoints PC Kandpal As MD & CEO

SBI General Insurance Company Limited announced the appointment of Prakash Chandra Kandpal as its new Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer replacing Pushan Mahapatra. PC Kandpal is a seasoned banker & has more than 33 years of experience with SBI.

Did you Know

He had also been the Chief Operating Officer in SBI Mutual Fund.

Image

Karur Vysya Bank appoints Ramesh Babu Boddu as MD & CEO

Karur Vysya Bank’s (KVB) Board of Directors has co-opted Ramesh Babu Boddu as an Additional Director and appointed him Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer for three years. He retired as Deputy Managing Director in State Bank of India in April 2020.

Did you Know

KVB is a scheduled commercial bank in India. HQ: Karur, TN.

Image

India, Maldives sign agreement for establishment of ‘Emergency Medical Services’ in Male

India and Maldives have signed an agreement for establishment of ‘Emergency Medical Services’ in Male. It is one of the several small and medium projects that are financed by India under grant assistance of around $ 20 million for the neighbouring country.

Did you Know

Maldives Capital: Male.
Currency: Rufiyaa.

Image

Indian Navy holds passage exercise with 'USS Nimitz' carrier group

Indian naval ships conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with the United States Navy’s USS Nimitz carrier strike group near the Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) islands as it is transiting the Indian Ocean. It comes amidst high alert by the Navy in the IOR.

Did you Know

It is an opportunity to improve interoperability on high seas.

Image

Bhagirathi eco-sensitive zone gets green nod

The union environment ministry headed by Prakash Javadekar approved the Zonal Master Plan (ZMP) based on watershed approach for the Bhagirathi eco-sensitive zone notification that stretches from Gaumukh to Uttarkashi covering an area of 4179.59 sq. km.

Did you Know

But ZMP could make entire area vulnerable to natural disasters.

Image

BlackRock malware steals password, credit card details from 337 Android apps

A new Android malware has been discovered that steals data such as password and credit card details from 337 apps including some of the popular ones like Gmail, Amazon, Netflix, Uber, and more. Named BlackRock it has data theft capabilities.

Did you Know

It was discovered by mobile security firm Threat Fabric.

Image

Amudha appointed Joint Secretary in PMO

P. Amudha, a 1994 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, has been brought to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) as Joint Secretary. She was serving as a professor at the Lal Bahadur Shashtri National Academy of Administration.

Did you Know

Appointments Committee of the Cabinet is headed by PM Modi.