Current Affairs - July, 2022

Twitter Transparency Report on India

According to microblogging platform Twitter, India accounts for highest number of legal demands worldwide, to remove content posted by journalists and news outlets on the platform, in July-December 2021. It made 114 such requests.  This data was presented in Twitter Transparency Report. Important findings of the report include; India is only behind United States in ..

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Kerala tops in Assembly sittings in 2021

Kerala has been ranked at top slot, in terms of holding State Assembly Session in 2021. In 2020, amid the first wave of covid-19 pandemic, state had slipped to 8th position. There were House sitting for 61 days in Kerala in 2021. The rankings were provided by PRS Legislative Research, in its study on function ..

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Google Maps Street View in India

Google Maps recently launched its “street view service” in 10 cities in India in association with two local companies Genesys International and Tech Mahindra. Earlier, government had not allowed to show the panoramic images of roads and other sited, highlighting the security reasons. Highlights of the Google Maps Street View: The Street View Services will ..

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RBI: Relaxations in Card Storage Norms

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently revised its guidelines on payment aggregators as well as reopened the window to grant licences until September 30, 2022. Before the new guidelines, online non-bank payment aggregators (PAs) were needed to apply to RBI by September 30, 2021 to get authorisation under Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007. Highlights ..

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Gujarat Semiconductor Policy 2022-27

Gujarat Government recently unveiled a dedicated ‘Gujarat Semiconductor Policy 2022-27’. The policy aims created at least 2,00,000 new employment opportunities over the five years. Gujarat is the first state in India to release a dedicated semiconductor policy. Government has also proposed to develop a special ‘Semicon City’ as a part of Dholera Special Investment region. ..

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India House at Paris Olympics 2024

Reliance Industries (RIL) has partnered with Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to set up first-ever India House at Paris Olympics 2024. RIL-IOA partnership is directed towards elevation of performances of Indian athletes. They will also extend support to national sports federations. Highlights of the Partnership; RIL-IOA partnership will build credentials of India as a global sporting ..

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