09.07.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GUJARAT

Gujarat: Lok Adalats resolve 3 lakh cases, Rs 767 crore paid in settlements

Gujarat’s judiciary disposed as many as 3.03 lakh cases during a National Lok Adalat organized at district courts across the state, the first Lok Adalat held in courtrooms after the Covid-19 pandemic set in.

Thousands of FIRs that were registered against people for lockdown violations, with charges of violation of the police notification, under the Epidemic Diseases Act and Disaster Management Act, were also disposed of. These cases were taken up during special sittings in courts alongside the Lok Adalat, said a judicial officer.

According to the Gujarat State Legal Services Authority, under whose aegis the Lok Adalat was held, a total of 2,78,697 pending cases and 24,345 pre-litigation cases were disposed of. In all, disputes involving accident claims were settled and amounts to the tune of Rs 767.76 crore were paid to claimants. These disputes included a case in which a claim of Rs 71.25 lakh was paid to a litigant at the Mirzapur rural court in Ahmedabad.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

BHIMUPI Launched in Bhutan

 

In Bhutan, BHIM–UPI was launched. On the occasion, India’s Finance Minister stated that the services have begun in Bhutan as part of India’s “neighbourhood first” policy.

Highlights:

♦ BHIM UPI is one of the highlights of digital transactions in India during the COVID-19 pandemic and is also an achievement, having created more than 100 million UPI QRs in the past 5 years.

♦ BHIM UPI processed 22 billion transactions worth Rs 41 lakh crore in 2020-21.

♦ Bhutan is the first country to adopt UPI standards for QR deployment with this launch.

♦ RuPay cards are also accepted in Bhutan, where they will be officially launched during Prime Minister Modi’s visit in 2019.

♦ Therefore, Bhutan is also the only country that simultaneously issues and accepts RuPay cards and accepts BHIM-UPI.

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL

 

Matsya Setu App – Ministry of Fishery, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Ministry

 

The Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy Ministry have launched the Matsya Setu Mobile App.

About the Matsya Setu App:

This is an online course mobile application developed by ICAR-Central Freshwater Aquaculture Research Institute (ICAR-CIFA) in Bhubaneswar with funding from the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) in Hyderabad.

 

The app’s goal is to disseminate the most recent freshwater aquaculture technologies to the country’s aqua farmers.

The Matsya Setu application has a species/subject wise self-study online course module, in which famous aquaculture experts explain the fundamental concepts of breeding, seed production, and grow-out culture of commercially important fishes such as carp, catfish, scampi, murrel, ornamental fish, pearl farming, and so on. important commercial fish (such as carp, catfish, marine fish, mole, ornamental fish, pearl farming, etc.

The course platform also includes Better Management Practices for maintaining soil and water quality, feeding, and health management in aquaculture operations.

For the convenience of the learners, the modules are divided into small video chapters, along with additional learning materials.

 

 

Establishment of Ministry of Co-operation

 

The government established a separate “Co-operation Ministry” to realize the vision of “Sahkar se Samriddhi.”

 

This ministry will establish a separate administrative, legal, and policy framework to strengthen the country’s cooperative movement.

 

The Ministry will work to streamline processes for co-operatives to make it easier to do business and to facilitate the development of Multi-State Co-operatives (MSCS).

 

 

Beneficiary of Tele-Law programme

 

Tele-Law programme reached the 9 lakh beneficiaries.

About Tele-Law Programme:

To address cases at the pre-litigation stage, the Ministry of Law and Justice launched the Tele-Law programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in 2017.

It is a service that connects lawyers with litigants in need of legal advice via video conferencing and telephone services. This service seeks to assist those in need, particularly the marginalised and disadvantaged.

Under this program, the video conferencing smart technology and telephone/instant call facilities provided in the vast network of Panchayat-level common service centers are used to connect poor, oppressed, disadvantaged, and untouched groups and communities with group lawyers to seek timely and Valuable legal advice

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