Day July 16, 2020

Vallarpadam Terminal

• Minister for Shipping has reviewed the development activities of Vallarpadam Terminal of Cochin Port. It is envisaged as first trans-shipment port of India, managed by DP World. About: • Trans-shipment Hub is the terminal at the port which handles…

Transgender ID certificate

• The Union government has done away with the requirement of a medical examination for trans persons applying for a certificate of identity in its latest draft rules framed under the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019. About: •…

Spike missiles from Israel

• The Army is set to place a repeat order for Spike-LR (Long Range) Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) from Israel as part of emergency procurement. • The decision comes days after the Army’s decision to place a repeat order for…

Non-personal data

• A government committee headed by Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan has suggested that non-personal data generated in the country be allowed to be harnessed by various domestic companies and entities. • The nine-member committee, while releasing the draft report, has…