29-30.08.21 Daily HPSC Current Affairs

 

HARYANA

Haryana Excise, Taxation Dept records revenue increase by 65 per cent

Haryana Government’s Excise and Taxation Department has recorded an increase in revenue by 65 percent this year as compared to previous financial year.

Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala, who also holds the portfolio of Excise and Taxation Department, on Sunday said that during this excise year 2021-22 till August 26, 2021 from all four types of tax (VAT, CST, GST and Excise) of the department, a revenue of Rs 20,558 crore has been collected, whereas in the same period last year, Rs 12,831 crore was received by the Government.

There has been an increase of 65 percent in the said period as compared to last year, he said. Giving information about the total revenue collected from VAT, CST, GST and Excise during the last 3 years, he said that Rs 37,350 crore in the year 2018-19, Rs 39,837 crore in the year 2019-20 and Rs 45,119 crore in the year 2020-21 had been collected as revenue. The Deputy Chief Minister further informed that for the year 2020-21, the liquor contracts of the Excise Department were auctioned for Rs 3,559 crore while the reserve price was Rs 3,128 crore.

He said that for the excise year 2021-22, those who already had licenses were given the option to take contracts with an increase of 10 percent and thus 85 percent of the contracts were renewed.

In this excise year, revenue from liquor contracts amounting to Rs. 3,803 crore was received in the form of fees, he added.

He also said that during the year 2020, an additional quota of 32.42 percent of country liquor and 25.45 percent of foreign liquor made in India was raised.

Dushyant informed that during the inspection in the excise year 2020-21, 1,249 cases were caught for violating the rules, in which a fine of Rs 257 crore was imposed on defaulters.  About Rs. 136 crore has also been recovered from them, he added.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Joint Training Exercise of India and Kazakhstan

 

The 5th version of the Indo- Kazakhstan Joint Training Exercise, KAZIND-21 will be held from 30th August to 11th September 2021, at Training Node, Aisha Bibi, Kazakhstan.

 

The joint coaching exercise will raise the bilateral members of the family between India and Kazakhstan Armies. The Exercise is additionally a platform for the Armed Forces of India & Kazakhstan to educate for Counter Insurgency or Counter-Terrorism operations in the mountainous, rural eventualities below UN mandate.

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL

 

National Sports Day – 29th August

 

Every year, twenty ninth August is observed as National Sports Day in India. The first National Sports Day used to be celebrated on August 29, 2012, on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand. Dhayn Chand was the celebrity of the hockey group of India. The sports day is used as a platform to launch a range of sports activities schemes as well as organise a variety of wearing occasions and seminars to unfold recognition about the importance of physical activities & sports in life.

 

National Sports Day is called with the identity Rashtriya Khel Divas in some components of India. The Postal Department of India paid tribute to Major Dhyan Chand in 1979 after his demise and renamed the Delhi National Stadium as Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, Delhi. It was announced in 2012, that a day had to be celebrated as National Sports Day with the intent of spreading attention about the spirit of sportsmanship and propagating the message of more than a few sports.

 

National Small Industry Day – 30th August

The National Small Industry Day is observed on 30 August each year in India, to support & promote small Industries for their overall growth possible and opportunities obtained for their development in the year.

Highlights:

The industry day is a medium to furnish balanced increase to present small, medium and large scale agencies and render assistance for putting up new industries to increase the state’s monetary health.

 

Small scale groups and cottage industries have worked an imperative part in the Indian economy.

The first-rate fine features have been produced in the base and cottage manufacturers of India. Although this area, like other Indian corporations, experienced a big drop in British rule, it has grown at a very quick pace after independence.

 

 

 

Liberalisation of Drones Rules

 

The central authorities have notified the Drone Rules 2021, a much more liberalised regime for unmanned plane systems than what existed previously.

Highlights:

Digital sky platform – Developed as a business-friendly single-window on-line system.

No flight permission required upto four hundred toes in inexperienced zones and upto 200 toes in the place between 8 and 12 km from the airport perimeter.

No pilot licence required for micro drones (for non-commercial use), nano drones and for R&D organisations.

No limit on drone operations by using foreign-owned agencies registered in India.

Import of drones and drone factors to be regulated by way of DGFT.

No protection clearance required before any registration or licence issuance.

No requirement of certificates of airworthiness, special identification number, prior permission and remote pilot licence for R&D entities.

 

E-Shram Portal by Labour Minister

 

The Ministry of Labour & Employment has launched e-Shram Portal to hyperlink Unorganised Workers with social security schemes being carried out by the Central & State Governments.

Highlights:

Minister for Labour and Employment, Bhupender Yadav has launched the portal where 38 crore Unorganised Workers can register themselves and in turn benefit from various social security schemes.

Every unorganised employee who registers on the eSHRAM Portal will get Rs two Lakh Accidental Insurance cover. (Rs two Lakh on dying or permanent incapacity and Rs 1.0 lakh on partial disability).

Upon registration on the eSHRAM Portal, the employee will get an eSHRAM card with a special 12 digit Universal Account Number (UAN) and will be able to get admission to the benefits of a variety of social security schemes via this Card somewhere anytime.

eSHRAM Portal will help in the introduction of a National Database of Unorganized Workers (NDUW).

 

SVEEP Workshop by ECI

 

The Election Commission of India (ECI) geared up the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Consultation Workshop.

 

The SVEEP program is the flagship application of the Election Commission of India for voter education & awareness.

The new voters would ship a personalised letter from the Commission when sending out their Voter ID Cards.

The package deal would include a Voter Guide for new voters, a congratulatory letter and a pledge for moral voting.

 

 

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