Top Current Affairs – September 12, 2020 (Morning Digest)

Published: September 12, 2020

GKToday presents daily digest of Top Current Affairs covering major news updates of the day. Here are the morning updates for Current Affairs of 12 September 2020:

33 Bills lined up for upcoming monsoon season of Parliament

22 of the 33 Bills would be new ones, while the rest will replace the Ordinances. This number could further increase. With these Bills, the upcoming monsoon session would be legislation-intensive. The government would allow short-duration discussions on COVID-19 situation and border tensions with China.

Centre constitutes EGoM to oversee corporatisation of OFB

The Empowered Group of Ministers, which would be headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, is to oversee and guide the overall process of corporatisation of Ordinance Factory Board. It was earlier reported that the ordinance factories will be grouped together based on similarities and corporatized into defence PSUs.

RBI lays down guidelines for appointment of CCOs in banks

The central bank has laid down guidelines for the appointment of chief compliance officer in banks to ensure uniform approach with regard to compliance and risk management culture in the banking sector.

Odisha government unveils scheme for sanitation workers

The scheme ‘Garima’ was launched for institutionalising and regulating core sanitation services to provide social security and financial benefits for the sanitation workers and their families. With a the corpus fund of Rs.50 crore, the statewide scheme will be implemented across all urban local bodies.

Parliamentary panel recommends virtual courts to be continued post pandemic

The Parliamentary Standing Committee of Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice recommended that the virtual courts, which were set up in view of the COVID-19, should continue to function even after the pandemic as they are cheaper, faster and have the ability to address locational and economic deficiencies.

Singapore, Japan to launch green lane for essential business, official travel

Singapore and Japan are to launch a green lane on September 18 for essential business and official travel for residents from both countries in compliance with the COVID-19 related norms. This Business Track arrangement is to help restore connectivity and support economic recovery of both the countries.

Bahrain becomes latest to normalise ties with Israel

This is part of Trump Administration’s broader diplomatic push to fully integrate Israel into the Middle East. Like the Abraham accord with the UAE, peace deal between Israel and Bahrain would normalise diplomatic, commercial, security and other bilateral relations.

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