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GoI: Supply of Non-Essential Commodities by E-commerce prohibited during Lock Down

On April 19, 2020, the Government of India ordered that supply of non-essential commodities will remain prohibited during lock down. The order comes when E-Commerce industry geared up to deliver products such as refrigerators and mobile phones to areas that do not fall under COVID-19 hotspots. Highlights The GoI had earlier allowed E-commerce to operate ..

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Home Ministry issues SOPs for movement of stranded migrant labourers

On April 19, 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued Standard of Operating Procedure for movement of stranded migrant labourers. Highlights The workers employed in construction, agriculture, industries and other sectors have been moved from their work places and have been housed in shelter camps and relief shelters. These centres are being run by the ..

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GoI: A high level force set up to work on drugs and vaccine

The Government of India has set up a high-level work force to test vaccines and drugs. The task force consists of members from NITI Aayog, DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization), ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research). Highlights The main aim of the task force is to set up vaccine development process. It will create a ..

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IISD: India’s Renewable Subsidies decline by 35%

The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CCEW) and International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) recently released a report called “Mapping India’s Energy Subsidies, 2020”. Highlights The report says that India’s energy subsidies have declined by 35% in 2019 as compared to 2017. On the other hand, the oil and gas subsidies have increase by ..

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Procurement of Pulses and Oil Seeds from Farmers

The Government of India has procured oil seeds and pulses from farmers directly at Minimum Support Prices. Currently, the Price Support Scheme for the Rabi season has been launched in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Maharashtra. Highlights Till now the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and NAFED (National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing ..

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