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    Regulators in Europe have issued new regulations. The Competition Commission in Britain has submitted strong recommendations to lawmakers that include rotation, ring fencing of audits, non-audit fee limitation, etc. Putting stakeholders’ interest first is now priority.

    The norms have been relaxed for filter half masks, surgical face masks and eye protectors by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Earlier, license to manufacture these products was given to those having in-house testing facilities.

    According to the notice the decision was taken at a recent Coal India functional directors’ meet for non-power consumers holding valid supply agreements with coal companies.

    "India has acted as the pharmacy of the world and healthcare supplier to all parts of the globe. India has the ability to be a bridge between the developed and developing world and facilitating a two-way flow of information, products and expertise. There is growing interest in yoga and ayurveda," Sanjay Bhattacharyya, secretary in the MEA, said.

    "Due to one recent corona positive case found in the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, it has been decided that the Department of Food and Public Distribution office at Krishi Bhawan shall remain closed on May 19 and May 20 for intensive sanitization," an official order said.

    As many as 3,691 Centrally-protected monuments and archaeological sites maintained by the ASI were shut from March 17 in view of the coronavirus crisis. According to sources, wearing of masks might be made the norm at such sites for visitors.

    Citing the examples of world cities which have promoted non-motorised transport to tide over the COVID-19 crisis, the ministry said New York has added 40 miles of new lanes to support cyclists and Oakland has closed 10 per cent of its streets for motor vehicles.

    The MoHUA secretary expects online building permissions, already implemented in many cities, will be implemented in all 4,400 cities across India by March end.

    The former corporate affairs secretary and 1983-batch IAS officer of the Odisha cadre will head the IFSCA for a period of three years, the notice said. While at the helm of the ministry of corporate affairs (MCA), Srinivas was instrumental in pushing through significant reforms in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) and the Companies Act.

    The apps include popular social media platforms such as TikTok, Helo and WeChat. The questions come a week after the government, in an interim order, banned the 59 Chinese apps in the country owing to their activities which are “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.”

    According to the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, state ranking will also be announced under the survey, to be measured based on their fund utilisation and support to respective local bodies, among others. Hardeep Singh Puri said that every year, the 'Swachh Survekshan' is redesigned innovatively to ensure the process becomes more robust with focus on sustaining the behaviour change.

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