Current Affairs – February, 2020

This section is a feed of Current Affairs February, 2020 comprising all Current Affairs National and International importance published in february, 2020 Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

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February 28: National Science Day

Every year on February 28, India celebrates National Science Day to mark the discovery of Raman Effect by Sir C V Raman. Raman Effect was discovered by the professor on February 28, 1928. This year, the National Science Day is celebrated under the theme

Theme: Women in Science

History

The National Science Day was first designated in 1986 and was first celebrated in 1987. Sir C V Raman announced his discovery on this day. He was later awarded the Nobel Prize for this discovery in 1930.

It was the National Council for Science and Technology that asked the GoI to pronounce February 28 as the National Science Day. The Council operates under Department of Science and Technology and is the nodal agency in implementing the celebrations of the day.

Raman Effect

The Effect states about scattering of light. When a beam of light comes out of a liquid, the light wave scattered in a direction is different from that of the incoming light wave.

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GoI to establish Central Consumer Protection Authority

The GoI recently decided to establish Central Consumer Protection Authority under the Consumer Protection act, 2019.

Consumer Protection Authority

The authority protects, promotes and enforces rights of the consumers. It also regulates matters that are related to unfair trade practices, violation of consumer rights and misleading advertisements.

Central Consumer Protection act, 2019

The act was passed to strengthen consumer rights. It replaced the Consumer Protection act, 1986. The act defines 6 consumer acts namely right to safety, right to be informer, right to choose, right to be heard, right to consumer education and right to grievance redressal.

Misleading Advertisements

The act gives special focus to stop misleading advertisements. The Section 21 of the Consumer Protection act, 2019 deals with misleading advertisements. Under the Section 21 of the act, the consumer Protection Authority may impose penalty upto Rs 10 lakhs on the advertiser, manufacturer, trader or even the endorser. The Authority has powers to ban the endorser as well.

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