Daily Current Affairs – 16 September, 2020

Daily Current Affairs - 16 September 2020
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Daily Current Affairs – 16 September 2020

1. Ayushmann Khurrana appointed as UNICEF’s celebrity advocate

The United Nations International Children Education Fund(UNICEF) appointed Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana as its celebrity advocate in India. The actor will work towards ending violence against children and to promote rights for every child.

2. Harivansh Narayan Sing re-elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

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The National Democratic alliance (NDA) candidate Janata Dal MP Harivansh Narayan Singh has been elected as Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha by voice vote.

About Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha is the Upper house of the Indian Parliament. The present chairman of High Court is Muppavarapu Venkiah Naidu.

Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

The Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha presides over the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha in the absence of the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. The Deputy Chairman is elected by the members of the Rajya Sabha. The post has a term length of six years.

3. Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020 introduced

The Central Government of India introduced the Assisted Reproductive Technology(Regulation) Bill, 2020 in Lok Sabha, seeking control to regulate assisted reproductive technology services in the country.

Provisions in the Bill

  • The bill provides for a national Board which will lay down a code of conduct to be observed by those operating clinics.
  • The bill will also formulate minimum standards for laboratory and diagnostic equipment and practices to be followed by human resources employed by clinics and banks.
  • Under the law, a national registry and registration authority will maintain a database to assist the national Board to perform its functions.
  • The bill also proposes stringent punishment for those who practice sex selection, indulge in sale of human embryos or gametes and those who operate rackets.

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