National International Current Affairs 18 April 2020

Current Affairs 18 April 2020

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Day Wise Current Affairs 18 April 2020

♦ Ministry of Power invited Stakeholders for Comments/ observations/ suggestions to draft proposal for amendment of Electricity Act, 2003 in the form of the draft Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020

♦ Major amendments proposed in the Electricity Act were

  • Cost reflective Tariff
  • Direct Benefit Transfer
  • Establishment of Electricity Contract Enforcement Authority
  • Establishment of adequate Payment Security Mechanism for scheduling of electricity
  • Strengthening of the Appellate Tribunal APTEL
  • Renewable and Hydro Energy, National Renewable Energy Policy
  • Cross border trade in Electricity
  • Franchisees and Distribution sublicensees

CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CRTRI) Mysuru made about 500 kg of high-protein biscuits and 500 kg of high-protein rusks to the Dietetics to the COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), New Delhi

♦ Ministry of Tourism celebrated the World Heritage Day 2020 through a webinar series, addressed live on Ancient Temple city of Mamallapuram which had participants from all over the world

♦ Chilean author Luis Sepulveda, best known for “The Old Man Who Read Love Stories” died due to COVID-19 in Spain

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