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Current Affairs Date: 24 July 2020

  • The “Consumer Protection Act, 2019” comes in to force from 20 July.                                                  Features of act:                                                                                                                                                                     Includes establishment of the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) to promote, protect and enforce the rights of consumers and it also covers rules for prevention of unfair trade practice by e-commerce platforms. This act provides for simplifying consumer dispute adjudication process and introduce concept of product liability.
  • Trials of Helicopter-launched Nag Missile (HELINA), now named Dhruvastra anti-tank guided missile were successfully conducted at the Interim Test Range (ITR) Balasore, Odisha. This trial was conducted in direct and top attack mode without helicopter.
  • UP Governor Anandiben Patel has been given additional charge of Governor of Madhya Pradesh until the appointment of regular incumbent. Mp Governor Lal ji Tandon was died recently.
  • P. Amudha, a 1994 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre appointed as Joint Secretary in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
  • Varsha Joshi appointed as Joint Secretary in the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying in Central administration.
  • Keshav Chandra has been made the Director of Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
  • Sudhir Kumar, has been made Additional Secretary in the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).
  • P. Praveen Siddharth, has been appointed Private Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind.he is from 2001 batch Indian Revenue Service Income Tax cadre officer.
  • The 2020 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) released, it includes three key dimensions of poverty are includes Health, Education, Standard of Living. All three dimensions comprising 10 indicators.
  1. Health-Nutrition, Child mortality.                                                                    
  2. Education-Years of schooling, School attendance.
  3. Standard of Living-Cooking Fuel, Sanitation, Drinking Water, Electricity, Housing, Assets.

Key Findings:

  1. Across 107 developing countries, 1.3 billion people—22 percent—live in multidimensional poverty. ( Population Data 2018 from UNDESA (2019)).
  2. 71 percent of the 5.9 billion people covered experience at least one deprivation; however, the average number of deprivations they experience is five.
  3. The coverage of three doses of the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP3) vaccine. Some of the poorest countries (Central African Republic, Chad, Guinea, South Sudan) vaccinate less than half of surviving infants with the DTP3 vaccine. In Nigeria, which has one of the lowest percentage of DTP3 coverage globally.
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