The Finance Minister recently attended the Competition Commission of India’s 13th Annual Day celebration (CCI).
The Finance Minister also introduced an enhanced CCI website and opened the regional office in Kolkata.
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is a statutory entity of the Government of India charged with executing the Competition Act, 2002, and was established in March 2009.
On the recommendations of the Raghavan committee, the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act of 1969 (MRTP Act) was abolished and replaced by the Competition Act of 2002.
The Chairperson and each other Member shall be a person of ability, integrity, and standing who has been or is qualified to be a judge of a High Court, or who has special knowledge of, and professional experience of not less than fifteen years in international trade, economics, business, commerce, law, finance, accountancy, management, industry, public affairs, administration, or any other matter which, in the opinion of the CCI,
The Central Advisory Board on Archaeology was recently reconstituted by the government (CABA).
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which is part of the Ministry of Culture, is the principal body for archaeological study and the preservation of the nation’s cultural heritage.
It is in charge of around 3650 antique structures, archaeological sites, and remains of national significance.
Its activities include surveying antiquarian remnants, exploring and excavating archaeological sites, conserving and maintaining protected monuments, and so on.
Alexander Cunningham, the first Director-General of ASI, formed it in 1861. Alexander Cunningham is widely regarded as the “Father of Indian Archaeology.”
Every year on May 20th, World Bee Day is observed. Previously, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) unveiled the country’s first Mobile Honey Processing Van in Village, Uttar Pradesh.
Celebrating the diversity of bees and beekeeping systems is the theme for 2022.
Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Job Creation: Beekeeping is also crucial for sustainable agriculture and rural job creation.
They improve agricultural production by pollinating, hence preserving diversity and variation in the fields.
Furthermore, they employ millions of people and are a significant source of income for farmers.
India is also assisting beekeepers in the establishment of Processing Units.
In the country, more than 1.25 lakh metric tonnes of honey are produced, with more than 60 thousand metric tonnes of natural honey exported.
To improve the quality of domestic honey and attract the global market, the Government of India and state governments are collaborating and focusing on beekeeping capacity building through the use of scientific procedures.
Following the relaxation of the Fair and Average Quality standards for wheat procurement this season by the Centre, Punjab’s state procurement agencies (SPAs) are now requesting a remission of’storage gain.’
Wheat tends to gain weight when stored. This is known as’storage gain,’ and it is caused primarily by moisture absorption.
The weight gain/loss was determined by the moisture content at the time of stacking, with the change in ambient circumstances playing only a minor influence.
The endosperm, one of the three components of a grain, absorbs the majority of the moisture.
The grain is divided into three parts: bran (the outer layer rich in fibre), germ (the inner layer rich in nutrients), and endosperm (bulk of the kernel which contains minerals and vitamins).