Day September 29, 2020

Code on social security 2020

• Code on social security (CSS) 2020 was one of the three labour law bills passed by the Parliament recently. Key features: • Consolidates nine different central laws such as Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, Maternity Benefit…

Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020

• DAP 2020 has been aligned with vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat and empowering Indian domestic industry through Make in India initiative with the ultimate aim of turning India into a global manufacturing hub. • DAP will cover all Capital Acquisitions…

MoRTH allows use of H-CNG in CNG engines

• The Ministry says it has been notifying various alternate fuels under clean fuels for transportation. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has also developed specifications (IS 17314:2019) of Hydrogen enriched Compressed Natural Gas (H-CNG) for automotive purposes, as a…

Clashes erupt between Armenia, Azerbaijan

• Clashes erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the volatile Nagorno-Karabakh region, reigniting concern about instability in the South Caucasus, a corridor for pipelines transporting oil and gas to world markets. About: • Nagorno-Karabakh, in South Caucasus, is recognized internationally…

New Science Policy

• Department of Science and Technology (DST) plan is aimed at creating more women leaders. Present scenario: • As per the National Task Force on women in science report, only 15% of the Indian research and development workforce are women,…

Isher Judge Ahluwalia

• Renowned economist Isher Judge Ahluwalia passed away after a 10-month-long battle with brain cancer. About: • Isher Judge Ahluwalia (1945 – 2020) was an Indian economist, public policy researcher, and professor. Positions held: • She was Chairperson Emeritus, Board…