25.02.22 APPSC Daily Current Affairs

ANDHRA PRADESH

 

Andhra Pradesh GST revenue rises by 19%, state joins Rs 3,000 crore club

 

Andhra Pradesh has shown an upward move in the GST collections in February 2022. The state has given 3,157 crore GST during the month, showing a growth rate of 19% when compared to the corresponding month in the previous year.

In 2021 February, the state’s GST collection was 2,653 crore against 3,157 crore collected this February. With this increase, the state moved close to Telangana where the GST collection this year was 4,113 crore against ₹3,636 crore in February 2021.

By crossing the 3,000 crore mark, Andhra Pradesh joined the club of states like Delhi, Rajasthan, Odisha, Telangana and West Bengal where the GST collection is close to 5,000 crore mark.

Maharastra is the top state in the country giving 19,423 crore, which is the highest collection in the country. It is followed by Karnataka with 9,176 crore, Gujarat with 8,873 crore and Tamil Nadu with 7,393 crore.

However, among the top states, the growth rate was low when compared to the growth registered by Andhra Pradesh. Though the GST collections is more in Telangana, the growth rate from February 2021 to February 2022 is just 13%.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Rise In Sea Level Report By US

 

According to an NOAA-led report, The united states will probably experience the maximum amount of water level rise by the year 2050 because it witnessed in the last hundred years.

Highlights

  • NOAA released the report in partnership with other federal agencies. The report is titled “Sea Level Rise Technical Report.”
  • The report provides up-to-date water level rise projections for the US by decade for the next 100 years and beyond.
  • It’s supported by a mixture of satellite observations and tide gauges.
  • All the model ensembles from the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on global climate change (IPCC).
  • IPCC, an intergovernmental body under United Nations, is answerable for advancing knowledge on human-induced climate change.
  • IPCC was launched in 1988 by World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It’s headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It comprises 195 member states.

 

NATIONAL

FSSAI Health Star Rating Part Of Packaged Food

 

Consumers will soon be ready to tell whether their food packaging is harmful or healthy and nutritious.

Highlights

  • According to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), packaged food goods will soon display a ‘health star’ part of the new system.
  • This system will be almost like the one that’s getting used by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency to assess the energy efficiency in electrical devices.
  • The packaged foods will have several stars displayed on them to indicate whether the item is healthy or unhealthy.
  • The number of fats, sugar and salt within the food item determines the rating.
  • IIM Ahmedabad, regarding the methodology, conducted a study to display the health ratings of the food items.
  • The display of star ratings was recommended during this study because it would be easier for the customer to know.
  • It has been decided that the ratings will be placed ahead of the packets as studies show that this method is far more straightforward towards affecting the buyer’s selection.

 

Foreign Direct Policy In J&K

 

Jammu & Kashmir’s lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha has approved a Foreign direct investment (FDI) policy for the union territory with a Foreign stake of a minimum of 51 percent.

 

  • L-G Manoj Sinha approved the Policy for Promotion of Foreign Investment within the Industrial Sector in J&K during the Administrative Council (AC) gathering.
  • The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) guiding framework on FDI has supported this new policy.
  • This policy is going to be effective for the subsequent ten years.
  • The FDI policy in J&K aims for foreign investments worth quite Rs 100 crore with a minimum foreign stake of 51 percent.

 

 

Bhasha Certificate Selfie Campaign Launched By Education Ministry

 

The Ministry of Education has launched the Bhasha Certificate Selfie campaign.

Highlights

  • Its aims to promote multilingualism and inspire cultural diversity so on foster the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat spirit.
  • This initiative aims to market the BhashaSangam mobile app, which has been developed by MyGov India and, therefore, the Ministry of Education.
  • People often learn 100+ daily use sentences in around 22 scheduled Indian languages using this app.
  • This initiative ensures that the country’s people acquire basic conversational skills in several Indian languages.
  •  Seventy-five lakh people learning basic conversational skills are set as a target to realize the target of this initiative.
  • Minister of Education and Skill Development Shri Dharmendra Pradhan had launched the BhashaSangam mobile app.

 

Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking Scheme Approved

 

The Government of India has approved the Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) scheme’s continuation for 5 years till 31 March 31, 2026, with Rs 1,364.88 crore financial outlay.

Highlights

  • This scheme looks to optimize and interlink functions associated with visa issuance, immigration, registration of foreigners, and tracking their movements within the country.
  • The scheme’s continuation demonstrates the government’s commitment to the IVFRT’s fundamental goal of upgrading and modernizing visa and immigration services.
  • IVFRT features a global reach and aims to optimize and connect functions that are associated with visa issuance, immigration, foreigner registration, and movement tracking in India by involving 192 Indian missions around the world, 12 Foreigners Regional Registration Officers and offices, 108 Immigration Check Posts in India, and over 700 Foreigners Registration Officers, Deputy Commissioners of Police and Superintendents of Police across the country.

 

 

 

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