Page-6 of Current Affairs - June, 2022

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking

The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking is observed on June 26, 2022 every year. Aim of the day The day is observed with the aim of spreading awareness regarding physical and psychological impact of drug overdose deaths, substance abuse and drugs-related problems worldwide. Drug abuse is one of the biggest threats to ..

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Odisha: Siren project to alert Elephant movement

The Dhenkanal forest department in Odisha have planned to install automatic sirens near the national highway, in a bid to protect elephants from accidents. About Elephant Siren Project Under the Elephant Siren Project, Siren tower will be put in the elephant prone areas. These sensor-based sirens will start blaring, when elephants will cross the road ..

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Himachal: Single-use plastic Buy back scheme

Central government is all set to ban the use of single-use plastic from July 1, 2022. In line with centre’s decision, Himachal Pradesh launched the “Single-Use Plastic Buy Back Scheme”. Single-Use Plastic Buy Back Scheme Under the Single-Use Plastic Buy Back Scheme, Himachal Pradesh government would purchase the single-use plastic items from students of schools ..

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BRICS call for Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism

14th BRICS Summit was concluded on June 26, 2022 under the chair-ship of Chinese President Xi Jinping. India was led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Two-day summit was concluded with the Beijing Declaration. About Beijing Declaration Beijing declaration notes that, BRICS countries support talks between Ukraine and Russia. The declaration further stated that, terrorism should ..

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BIS Performance standards for EV batteries

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has created performance standards for batteries being used in electric vehicles, after the recurring incidents of fire. Key Facts BIS has released standard test specifications for lithium-ion traction battery packs and systems (performance testing) for the vehicles. Standard IS 17855:2022 was created for these battery packs and systems has ..

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Extension of GST Compensation Cess

Central government has extended the time to levy GST compensation cess, till March 31, 2022. Highlights Time to levy GST compensation cess has been extended by around 4 years. Thus, according to Goods and Services Tax (Period of Levy and Collection of Cess) Rules, 2022, compensation cess will continue to be levied from July 1, 2022 ..

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