Current Affairs – 2020

Vodafone Vs India Case: Vodafone won tax case against India at International Arbitration Tribunal

Vodafone Group has won the tax case against India at the  international arbitration Tribunal over retrospective tax demand of ₹20,000 crore including the capital gains tax and withholding tax. The Permanent Court of Arbitration has ruled that conduct of Income Tax Department is breach of fair and equitable treatment. ContentsKey FactsWhat was the Issue?Retrospective taxCapital Read More…

CBDT Launched Faceless Income Tax Appeals

The Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) has launched the faceless income tax appeals today on September 25, 2020. The Announcement was made by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayay. He made his statement during the launch of Faceless Assessment and Taxpayers’ Charter under the “Transparent Taxation Read More…

What are the New Evaluation Standards for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles?

The Central Government  has notified the standards for safety evaluation for hydrogen fuel-cell based vehicles on September 24, 2020. Notification was issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and notified that the Standards for safety evaluation of vehicles being propelled by the Hydrogen Fuel Cells. This has been done by bringing an amendment Read More…

National Medical Commission Became Operational Today

The National Medical Commission (NMC) has come into existence from September 25, 2020. It has replaced the Medical Council of India (MCI), as the country’s apex regulator of medical education and profession. ContentsNational Medical Commission (NMC)CompositionFunctions of NMCBackgroundMedical Council of India (MCI) National Medical Commission (NMC) NMC is an Indian regulatory body having 33 members. It was earlier Read More…

670 new electric buses and 241 charging stations sanctioned under the FAME Scheme.

The Government of India recently sanctioned 670 Electric buses and 241 charging stations under phase II of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) Scheme. The scheme was launched to enhance the electric mobility in the country. ContentsFaster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) SchemeFAME IIObjectiveConcerns Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles Read More…

Kerala Tourism’s Human by Nature campaign won PATA Grand Award

Kerala Tourism’s internationally-acclaimed ‘Human by Nature’ campaign won the prestigious PATA (Pacific- Asia Travel Association) Grand Award 2020 for Marketing. This gives a huge stimulus to tourism industry in the state which has been severely affected due to COVID-19 pandemic. ContentsKey FactsHuman By Nature CampaignThe PATA Grand AwardThe PATA Gold Awards 2020 Key Facts Awards Read More…

Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity held on September 24, 2020

The Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change represented India at the Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity that was hosted by China on September 24, 2020 virtually. ContentsKey FactsIndia’s StatementInternational Treaties on Biodiversity Key Facts The dialogue was conducted on the topic of Biodiversity Beyond 2020: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Read More…

India successfully Fire tested Prithvi II Missile

India successfully  test fired the Prithvi II missile which was developed indigenously. The test was conducted at the Chandipur Integrated Test Range, Odisha. ContentsKey FactsPrithvi IIAbout Prithvi MissileIntegrated Guided Missile Development Programme Key Facts The missile attained the range of 350 km. The test fire was a routine exercises. Electro optical tracking systems, radars and Read More…