Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 26 August, 2020

Daily news will speed up the preparation for the Civil Services Examination and it also plays a crucial role to grasp the current affairs topic comprehensively. Here we have covered most of the topics related to various categories including National, International, Sports, Science and Technology, and so on.

1. HONEY MISSION

  • Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena has taken a big leap towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat by creating local employment for migrant workers through its flagship “Honey Mission” program.
  • Under the Mission, Minister of State for MSME, Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi distributed 700 bee boxes to 70 migrant workers of Saharanpur (40 workers) and Bulandshahr (30 workers) districts of Uttar Pradesh and thus providing them with livelihood opportunity.
  • Three years ago the Honey Mission was launched by KVIC aims at creating employment for farmers, Adivasis, women and unemployed youth by roping them with beekeeping and increasing India’s honey production.

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 25 August, 2020

  1. CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEMES IN CANTONMENT AREAS
  • Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has inaugurated the webinar to improve implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) in 62 cantonments around the country.
  • It is a webinar organised by the Ministry of Defence and Directorate General of Defence Estates (DGDE).
  • It was organised with the objective to have a better understanding of the implementation mechanism and funding of various Centrally Sponsored Schemes and to prepare a roadmap for extending the benefits of these to the residents of cantonment areas.
  • This initiative plays an important role towards seamless delivery of benefits of various centrally sponsored schemes like Ayushman Bharat, Pradhana Mantri Awas Yojana, Smart Cities Mission, Mid-day meal scheme for school children etc, and in improving the overall wellbeing of approximately 21 lakh residents in the cantonments.
  1. A REVIEW MEETING OF NATIONAL BAL BHAWAN
  • Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank held a review meeting of National Bal Bhawan in New Delhi.
  • The meeting aimed to focus on cultural exchange programmes for students through webinars so that they can continue learning various cultural aspects of our country.
  • In order to promote creative activities among children, National Bal Bhawan should start a national level award for children.
  1. DNA BILL
  • The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Union Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Harsh Vardhan in July 2019. This Bill is for the purpose of establishing the identity of missing persons, victims, offenders, under trials and unknown deceased persons.
  • The parliamentary standing committee on science and technology headed by Jairam Ramesh has been scrutinizing the DNA Bill and has raised few concerns over the DNA Bill. According to a draft report of the committee, the Bill that proposes DNA sampling and profiling of citizens has some alarming provisions that could be misused. DNA data could be misused for caste or community-based profiling.
  • The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Act, 2019, has been in the works for 15 years now. Many countries have enacted similar legislation with the U.S. bringing in law as far back as in 1994.

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 24 August, 2020

  1. GLANDERS DISEASE
  • Glanders is an infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Burkholderia mallei. It is primarily a disease affecting horses.
  • It also affects donkeys and mules and can be naturally contracted by other mammals such as goats, dogs, and cats. It can also be transmitted to humans.
  • The Delhi High Court has asked municipal bodies to take steps to prevent the spread of glanders disease in animals including horses and issued notice to the Delhi Government and others on an application filed by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), India.
  • In its application, the PETA has sought directions to implement the provisions of the Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Disease in Animal Act, 2009 and National Action Plan for control and eradication of glanders.
  1. VIOLATIONS OF LAWS BY GOOGLE PAY
  • A petition was filed in the Delhi High Court for seeking to impose a penalty on the company (GooglePay) for alleged violations of laws.
  • The plea claimed that the company was storing personal sensitive data in contravention of UPI procedural guidelines of October 2019, which allows such data to be stored only by Payment Service Provider (PSP) bank systems and not by any third-party application.
  • The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Centre and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on a plea seeking action against GooglePay for allegedly violating the central bank’s guidelines associated with data localisation, storage and sharing norms.

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 22 August, 2020

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