Lockdown Current Affairs, GK & News

Free Food Grains under Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana extended till November

On July 8, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved to extend the free food grains scheme under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till November, 2020. Highlights The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana was introduced by PM Modi on June 30, 2020. GoI has chosen to extend till the month of ..

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Supreme Court’s suo motu cognisance of Migrant Workers’ plight

On May 26, 2020, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court took suo motu cognisance of migrant workers issue and noted that there have been “inadequacies and certain lapses” on the part of the Central and State governments in dealing with the migrant workers crisis during the lockdown. What is suo moto cognisance? Suo motu ..

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3rd Edition of ILO Monitor released

The 3rd edition of ILO Monitor report titled ‘COVID-19 and the world of work’ was released recently. It called for “urgent, targeted and flexible measures” to support businesses and workers. On Workplace and Business Closure With the lifting of workplace closures in China, the percentage of workers living in countries with workplace closure (recommended/ required) ..

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IEA highlights 30% Drop in Energy Demand in India

The International Energy Agency highlighted a 6% decline in global energy demand and a 30% drop in India’s energy demand. Global Scenario The IEA predicted that the global energy demand shock this year would be the biggest since the World War II. Currently, the world is seeing a 6% decline in energy demand- equivalent to ..

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Local Shops on Amazon

Amazon India has launched a new program called ‘Local Shops on Amazon’ to encourage local retailers to use the e-commerce platform to sell essential goods in light of the lockdown conditions. About the Program Amazon has introduced the ‘Local Shops on Amazon’ program in India. This allows local retailers to sell essential commodities on the ..

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