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CURRENT AFFAIRS: JULY 6 BY TINA MALHOTRA
SPECIAL CATEGORY STATUS 1. ANDHRA PRADESH The Central government has filed a counter affidavit in the Supreme Court expressing its inability to give Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh and said all commitments under the A.P. Reorganisation Act (APRA), 2014 had been addressed 2. WHAT IS SPECIAL CATEGORY STATUS 3. WHY THE SPECIAL CATEGORY STATUS TO AP 4. CONDITIONS TO BE SATISFIED: -Must be economically backward with poor infrastructure. -The states must be located in hilly and challenging terrain.
LEGALIZE GAMBLING 1. LAW COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS The Law Commission of India has submitted a report to the government recommending "cashless" gambling in sports as a means to increase revenue and deal a blow to unlawful gambling. 2. RECOMMENDATIONS MADE -The revenue from gambling should be taxable under laws like Income Tax Act, the Goods and Services Tax Act -There is a need for classification of 'proper gambling' and 'small gambling." Transactions between gamblers and operators should be linked to their Aadhaar and PAN cards
ICAT 1. BS VI CERTIFICATION ICAT has completed the first BS-VI certification for a heavy-duty engine model for M/s Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicle Limited 2. BHARAT STAGE NORMS The Bharat Stage emission standards are norms instituted to regulate the output of air pollutants -major difference in standards between the existing BS-IV and the new BS-VI 3. ABOUT ICAT The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) is a division of NATR P implementation society (NATIS)
GST VERIFY APP 1. CBIC The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has developed a mobile app 'GST Verify' to protect interest of consumers. -to verify if the person collecting GST from the consumer is eligible to collect it or not. 2. APP DEVELOPED BY This app, developed by B Raghu Kiran joint commissioner GST Hyderabad. 3. ABOUT CBIC nodal national agency responsible for administering Customs, GST, Central Excise, Service Tax & Narcotics in India.
E COMMERCE TASK FORCE 1. MEET Commerce Secretary, Rita Teaotia, chaired the first meeting of the Task Force on e-commerce in New Delhi. The meeting deliberated upon the suggestions emerging from the sub-group meetings held during 20th 22nd June, 2018. 2. TASK FORCE -Decided to set up a Task Force in the first meeting of the Think Tank, on the framework for national policy on e-commerce. -Task Force was further divided into nine sub-groups 3. ISSUES TAKEN UP
UTTAR PRADESH 1. BAN ON PLASTICS Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced ban on plastic bags, cups and glasses across the state from July 15 onwards. -for the protection of environment and requires co-operation from the public. 2. MOVE BY PREVIOUS SAMAJWADI PARTY had imposed ban on polythene bags following a court order in December, 2015 after a cabinet approva. -The government had also issued notification dated December 22, 2015 3. DETAILS Details of the ban yet to be decided.
SC VERDICT 1. MASTER OF ROSTER The 'Chief Justice of India' (CJI) is an individual judge and not the powerful the Supreme Court held. 2. SPOKESPERSON OF THE COURT 3. BENCH a Bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan declared in their separate but collective of five senior-most judges of the Supreme Court called the Collegium', concurring opinions. 4. CASE petition filed by former Union Law Minister Shanti Bhushan
SHORTS 1. WEST BENGAL GOVERNMENT West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee set a "one person one car" policy for ministers and bureaucrats and mandated economy class for all domestic air travel in a bid to cut costs incurred by the state government. 2. CYBER -Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said an online portal will be launched where people can file complaints regarding cyber crimes -Cyber Safety and Digital awareness programme for senior citizens first Cyber Forensic van of Delhi Police