12 June 2021 – Daily Current Affairs

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Which of the following ministers host Track Child Portal?

a.   Ministry of Health and Family welfare

b.   Ministry of Women and Child Development

c.   Ministry of Education

d.   Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

2)Market Based Economic Dispatch is formulated by the government for which of the following purposes?

a.   To address rising Inflation

b.   To regulate the vaccine prices

c.   To reform stock market

d.   To reform electricity market operations

3)CHIME is an interferometric radio telescope located in?

a.   Mauna Kea, Hawaii

b.   Sierra Negra, Mexico

c.   Atacama Desert, Chile

d.   British Columbia, Canada

Map of the Day :-

1)Assam Government has notified Dihing Patkai as a National Park which was the last remaining stretches of the Assam Valley tropical wet evergreen forests. Key points This notification comes four days after creating 422-sq. km Raimona National Park in Kokrajhar district of Assam. Assam now has the third most National Parks (7) in India.

National Parks in Assam

Assam has five older National Parks including-

Kaziranga National Park

Manas National Park

Nameri National Park

Orang National Park

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

Among them, Kaziranga & Manas are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and tiger reserves.  Nameri and Orang are also designated tiger reserves.

2)Draft Master Plan of Delhi 2041 was made open for public scrutiny for next 45 days. It will serve as blueprint for development of Delhi for next two decades. What the document focuses on? Master Plan document focuses on environment and tackling pollution. The plan also allows private developers to offer in land-pooling scheme.

It aims:

To make Delhi liveable & safe,

To provide better economic opportunities,

To offer housing for all. It emphasises on affordable & rental accommodation.

3)According to Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index for Q1 2021, India has moved down by 12 spots in global home price index because property price in India has declined amid covid-19 pandemic. Highlights This year, India has been ranked at 55th position while during Q1 2020, India was ranked at 43rd.

4)All about ED :

The origin of this Directorate goes back to 1st May, 1956, when an ‘Enforcement Unit’ was formed, in Department of Economic Affairs, for handling Exchange Control Laws violations under Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1947 (FERA ’47).

In the year 1957, this Unit was renamed as ‘Enforcement Directorate’. The administrative control of the Directorate was transferred from Department of Economic Affairs to Department of Revenue in 1960.

Powers:

The Directorate enforces two laws;

FEMA, a Civil Law having quasi judicial powers, for investigating suspected contraventions of the Exchange Control Laws and Regulations with the powers to impose penalties on those adjudged guilty.

PMLA, a Criminal Law, whereby the Officers are empowered to conduct enquiries to locate, provisionally attach/confiscate assets derived from acts of Schedules Offences besides arresting and prosecuting the Money Launderers.

Composition:

Besides directly recruiting personnel, the Directorate also draws officers from different Investigating Agencies, viz., Customs & Central Excise, Income Tax, Police, etc. on deputation.

Other functions:

Processing cases of fugitive/s from India under Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018.

Sponsor cases of preventive detention under Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act, 1974(COFEPOSA) in regard to contraventions of FEMA.

5)All about CCI :

Competition Commission of India (CCI) is a statutory body of the Government of India responsible for enforcing the Competition Act, 2002, it was duly constituted in March 2009.

The Commission consists of one Chairperson and six Members as per the Competition Act who shall be appointed by the Central Government.

The commission is a quasi-judicial body which gives opinions to statutory authorities and also deals with other cases. The Chairperson and other Members shall be whole-time Members.

The Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1969 (MRTP Act) was repealed and replaced by the Competition Act, 2002, on the recommendations of Raghavan committee.

Competition Commission of India aims to establish a robust competitive environment.

Through proactive engagement with all stakeholders, including consumers, industry, government and international jurisdictions.

By being a knowledge intensive organization with high competence level.

Through professionalism, transparency, resolve and wisdom in enforcement.

6) Tributes paid to freedom fighter Ram Prasad Bismil :- Union Culture Minister Prahlad said that it was important to
inform future generations of the legacy of freedom fighter Ram Prasad Bismil, who was martyred in 1927 for his role in the Kakori conspiracy to protest against British rule.
Mr. Patel participated in a ceremony to mark the birth anniversary of Bismil at his birthplace in Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Friday and called for a programme to be designed to mark his 125th birth anniversary next year..

7) China-Sri Lanka Friendship Hospital opened := President Gotabaya Rajapaksa inaugurated the China-Sri Lanka Friendship Hospital in Polonnaruwa, built with a Chinese grant of $60 million. The hospital, located in Sri Lanka’s North Central Province, will specialise in treating kidney ailments, a widely prevalent and recurring concern in the region, especially among farmers.

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