2020 Current Affairs, GK & News
India has planned to tighten rules for e-commerce marketplaces like Amazon and Flipkart and has proposed several amendments to Consumer Protection (E-commerce) Rules, 2020. Background This decision was taken following complaints from small businesses. They have accused e-commerce marketplace of misusing market dominance and deep discounting by online retailers. Amendments have been proposed at a ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2021
Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill, 2020 received governor’s approval recently. This law provides 75 per cent reservation for local candidates applying for private sector jobs in the state. All jobs with monthly salary below Rs.50,000 will come under the ambit of this legislation. The Bill was passed last year by the Haryana Assembly. ..
News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code Bill 2020 is a proposed Australian law that seeks to mandate a bargaining code for forcing tech giants Google and Facebook to compensate the media companies for using their content. In this regard, the Australian government is reaching out to countries like India, Canada, France, UK etc., ..
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has announced an increase in the fares of air travel on February 11, 2021. The fare has been increased up to Rs 5,600. Highlights The government highlighted that the fare hike was necessitated because of the opening of the aviation market. While, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) ..
Karnataka Protection of Interest of Depositors in Financial Establishments (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was recently introduced in Karnataka Assembly to empower police or competent authorities appointed by the government to investigate complaints regarding fraudulent transactions working against investors’ interests. The accused will be awarded 3 to7 years imprisonment under this proposed law. The enhanced penalty and ..
Corruption Perception Index, 2020 was recently released by the NGO Transparency International. The index ranks countries according to the estimated levels of corruption in the public sector based on the views of experts and business people. India fell by 6 ranks to reach 86 out of 180 countries from 2019 ranking. Its overall score declined ..