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Daily Current Affairs – 10 September 2020
Indira Gandhi Peace Prize conferred on Sir David Attenborough
On 7 September, 2020 Sir David Attenborough was awarded with the prestigious Indira Gandhi Peace Prize-2020 . The award was conferred on him by former Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh at a virtual event held on 7th September.
Indira Gandhi Peace Prize
The Indira Gandhi Peace Prize or the Indira Gandhi Prize or the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development is a prestigious award accorded annually by Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust to individuals or organisations in recognition of creative efforts toward promoting international peace, development and a new international economic order.
The award was instituted in the memory of the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1986. It consist of a monetary award of Rs 25 lakh and a citation.
Three labour Codes approved in the Union Cabinet
On 8 September, 2020 the Union Cabinet approved three labour codes on occupational safety, health and working conditions, social security, and Industrial Relations.
The Code on Industrial Relations, 2019 bill, aims to streamline industrial relations by consolidating three laws – the Trade Unions Act, 1926, the Industrial Employment(Standing Orders) Act, 1946, and the Industrial Disputes Act 1947.
So 44 central labour laws are codified into four codes by simplifying, amalgamating and rationalising relevent provisions of the legislations as per the recommendations of the second National Commission on Labour. Out of these four codes the Code on Wages has already been approved by Parliament and the remaining three were referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour for scrutiny.