FSSAI: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

PM Svanidhi Scheme: MoHUA unites with Swiggy taking Street Food Vendors online

On October 5, 2020, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs signed Memorandum of Understanding with Swiggy to take street food vendors online. This was achieved under PM Svanidhi Scheme. Highlights The programme was launched in five cities such as Chennai, Ahmedabad, Indore, Delhi and Varanasi. Under the programme around 250 vendors were taken on-board across ..

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 ..

Tribal Affairs Minister launched Tertiary processing centres under ‘TRIFOOD’ project

Two new tertiary processing centers have been launched by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in Maharashtra and Chattisgarh with the aim of increasing the value addition to the non-timber forest products collected by tribal forest gatherers. Key Highlights The Minister of Tribal Affairs, Shri Arjun Munda launched the centers virtually under the “TRIFOOD” project, that ..

GoI releases guidelines for evaluation of nano-based Agricultural input

On July 7, 2020, the Government of India released guidelines to evaluate nano-based agriculture input and food products in the country. The guidelines were released by Ministry of Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan and Union Minister of Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar. Highlights The guidelines were prepared by Ministry of Science and Technology, FSSAI (Food ..

11th National Street Food Festival begins in New Delhi

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in collaboration with the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NVSVI) is organizing the 11th edition of the National Street Food Festival. The five-day festival begins on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, and will continue up to the 29th of December. The festival with a vibrant ..