Kashmir Saffron gets GI Tag
Context: Recently, Kashmir Saffron got Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry. The application was filed by the Directorate of Agriculture, Government of Jammu and Kashmir.
Muktoshri- Arsenic-Resistant rice
Context: Researchers in West Bengal have developed and commercialized a rice variety that is resistant to Arsenic and can be grown in areas with very high arsenic-contamination. Last year West Bengal issued a Gazette notification for the commercial use of “Muktoshri”.
Arbitrary ban on Chinese web services
Recently, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) recently directed a ban on 59 smartphone applications provided by China.
PERMANENT COMMISSION FOR WOMEN IN INDIAN ARMY
Context: The Supreme Court, in a landmark judgement, had recently declared that Short Service Commission (SSC) women officers are eligible for permanent commission and command posts in the Army irrespective of their years of service.
National Education Policy 2020
Panel headed by former ISRO chief K. Kasturirangan submitted a draft of National Education Policy which forms the basis of National Education Policy 2020. This policy is aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
An attempt was made by some European countries including France and Britain to overhaul the global tax system for digital giants,under the auspices of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
126th Constitutional Amendment
The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Law and Justice, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, on December 9, 2019.
World Trade Organization
The World Trade Organization marked its Silver Jubilee on 1st January 2020. The World Trade Organisation was the biggest reform in international trade towards the end of the Second World War.
Loktak Inland Waterways Project
The Shipping Department has given approval under the centralized sector scheme for the construction of the Loktak Inland Waterways project in Manipur.
Sohrai Khovar Painting
Context:Jharkhand’s Sohrai Khovar painting was given Geographical Indication (GI) tag recently. Sohrai Kala Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited had applied for GI .