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Food Safety Index

Who Topped this year?

  • Tamil Nadu topped the State Food Safety Index (SFSI) this year, followed by Gujarat and Maharashtra. Among the smaller States, Goa stood first, followed by Manipur and Sikkim.
  • Among the Union Territories, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Chandigarh secured the first, second and third ranks.

About SFSI

  • The SFSI measures the performance of States on the basis of five parameters set by the Health Ministry.
  • The rating is done by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

Various new innovative initiatives launched by the FSSAI

On World Food Safety Day various new innovative initiatives were launched by the FSSAI including the ‘Eat Right Research Awards and Grants – Phase II’, Eat Right Creativity Challenge – Phase III, a school-level competition, and the logo for AyurvedaAahar.

New VPN Rules

About New VPN Rules

  • The digital technology and usage of internet has grown exponentially and is integral part of modern life.
  • All devices connected to the internet are a part of a large network of computers, servers and other devices spread across the world.
  • A virtual private network, when switched on, essentially creates a safe network within the larger global network of the internet and masks the IP address of the user by rerouting the data.
  • New norms, released by Computer Emergency Response Team on April 28 have asked VPN service providers along with data centres and cloud service providers, to store information such as names, email IDs, contact numbers, and IP addresses of their customers for a period of five years.
  • Entities are also required to report cybersecurity incidents to CERT-In within six hours of becoming or being made aware of them.
  • These new rules will become effective from 27th June this year.
  • CERT-In has said that it may seek information from service providers in case of cyber security incidents on case to case basis, for discharge of its statutory obligations to enhance cyber security in the country.

The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act of 2020

Key Points about Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act of 2020

  • The bill received Presidential assent on Tuesday, 28th of September, 2020 & thus became an Act.
  • It held that receiving foreign donations cannot be an absolute right and can be regulated by the Parliament.
  • The Amended Act bars public servants from receiving foreign contributions.
  • It is mandatory for all organisations, which intend to receive foreign donations, to register themselves under the FCRA.

The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022

About the Act

An Act to authorize for taking measurements of convicts and other persons for the purposes of identification and investigation in criminal matters and to preserve records and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

Key Features of the Bill

  • The Bill expands: (i) the type of data that may be collected, (ii) persons from whom such data may be collected, and (iii) the authority that may authorise such collection.
  • It also provides for the data to be stored in a central database.
  • Under both the 1920 Act and the 2022 Bill, resistance or refusal to give data will be considered an offence of obstructing a public servant from doing his duty.

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