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Tarun Gogoi, Ex-Chief Minister of Assam passed away

On November 23, 2020, Tarun Gogoi, former Chief Minister of Assam passed away due to post covid-19 complications. Mr Gogoi was diagnosed with COVID-19 in August 2020. He was then administered with the plasma therapy. The blood plasma therapy is a covid-19 treatment where the plasma of recovered covid-19 patient is injected into an active ..

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FoSCoS: FSSAI to launch Food Safety Compliance platform

On October 19, 2020, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India announced that Food Safety Compliance System called FoSCoS is to become operational from November 1, 2020. Currently, FosCoS is operational in nine states and union territories such as Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Gujarat, Manipur, Goa, Puducherry and Ladakh. From November 1, 2020, FSSAI ..

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Operation Green: 50% Freight Subsidy for agricultural perishables

The Ministry of Food Processing and the ministry of Railways have jointly provided subsidised rate of 50% for freight transportation of perishable agriculture produce such as vegetables and fruits. The step is being implemented to boost Operation Green. Operation Green is implemented by Ministry of Food Processing. Key Highlights The ministries will provide 50% subsidies ..

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GoI to revamp Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has framed a Food Safety and Standards (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The bill introduces 70 amendments in the FSSAI act, 2006. It intends to revamp the functioning and jurisdiction of the FSSAI. Key Features The amendment will give more powers to FSSAI. The jurisdiction of FSSAI is to be ..

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GoI: White Paper released on Focused Interventions for Make in India

On July 10, 2020, the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan released white paper on “Focused Intervention for Make in India”. Highlights The document released outlines technology and policy imperatives required to revive Indian Economy. The white paper was prepared by TIFAC (Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council). About the White Paper ..

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PM Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme launched

On June 29, 2020, the Minister of Food Processing Smt Harsimat Kaur Badal launched the PM Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises scheme under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat programme. Highlights The scheme will generate Rs 35,000 crore of investment in the country. Also, it will generate employment for 9 lakh skilled and semi-skilled labours. It ..

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