Day July 23, 2020

AspirantWorld One liners : 23rd July

• Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has established a COVID-19 testing facility at the Leh based laboratory Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR). The centre was inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, RK Mathur on 22 July 2020.…

Consumer Protection Act 2019

• The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 came into force on 20th July 2020. This new Act will empower consumers and help them in protecting their rights through its various notified Rules and provisions. About: • The Act includes establishment of…

Postal ballots

• With more than 70 lakh electors above 65 years of age, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided against extending postal ballots to them in the upcoming Bihar Assembly election due to the logistical challenges posed. Recent developments:…

Encounters

• The killing of gangster Vikas Dubey by the Uttar Pradesh Police has put the spotlight back on encounters or executive killings. • The Supreme Court and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) have framed guidelines that are to be…

Match-fixing

• Recently, the Mohali police arrested alleged match-fixer Ravinder Dandiwal, who has been linked to two betting scandals exposed. He has been charged with cheating under Section 420 of the IPC. About: • There have been two high-profile match-fixing scandals…