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News in Short - 23-September-2021

Karnataka assembly passes bill to ban online gambling

Date: 23 September 2021 Tags: Bills & Laws
  • The Karnataka legislative assembly passed a bill to amend the Karnataka Police Act, 1963 to ban all forms of gambling in the state, including online gambling.
  • The Karnataka Police (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was introduced by Home Minister AragaJnanendra and was passed amid the opposition’s scepticism of police’s capabilities in tackling new forms of gambling.
  • The amended law prescribes a three-year jail term for gambling instead of one year and a fine of up to ?1 lakh. The law exempts only bets on horse races from the purview of gambling.

Two new beaches get ‘Blue Flag’ tag

Date: 23 September 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Two more beaches in India have been awarded “Blue Flag” certification taking the total number of such beaches in the country to 10.
  • The two beaches to receive the certification this year are Kovalam in Tamil Nadu and Eden in Puducherry. The Foundation for Environment Education (FEE), Denmark accords the Blue Flag certification.
  • It has also given re-certification for eight nominated beaches – Shivrajpur-Gujarat, Ghoghla-Diu, Kasarkod and Padubidri-Karnataka, Kappad-Kerala, Rushikonda- Andhra Pradesh, Golden-Odisha and Radhanagar- Andaman and Nicobar.

Zee entertainment to merge with Sony India

Date: 23 September 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • The Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd said its board has given in-principle approval for its merger with Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI).
  • Zee has been under pressure from top investors for a management reshuffle, including the exit of Chief Executive, PunitGoenka, from the board.
  • As part of the proposed deal, Zee shareholders will hold about 47.07% stake and the rest of the merged entity will be owned by Sony India shareholders.
  • The merged entity will be publicly listed in India and Goenka will be its managing director and chief executive officer.

Air Marshal VR Chaudhari set to be new Chief of Air staff

Date: 23 September 2021 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • The government appointed Vice Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari as the next Chief of the Air Staff (CAS).
  • Air Marshal Chaudhari was commissioned in the fighter stream of the Air Force on December 29, 1982. He has flying experience of more than 3800 hrs on a wide variety of fighter and trainer aircraft, including missions flown during Op-Meghdoot and Op-Safed Sagar.
  • He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.
  • He has held important appointments of Deputy Chief of the Air Staff at Air Headquarters overseeing capital procurements and Senior Air Staff Officer at the Eastern Air Command.

Sikkim government declares Katley as state fish

Date: 23 September 2021 Tags: Biodiversity
  • The Sikkim government has declared ‘Cooper Mahseer’ locally named ‘Katley’ as the state fish. Its scientific name isNeolissochilus hexagonolepis.
  • In Sikkim, Katley is found in varied altitudes covering entire state predominantly confined in Teesta and Rangit rivers and their tributaries.
  • In the year 1992, ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (ICAR-NBFGR), Lucknow had categorized Katley fish as endangered species. The fish has high market value and is highly preferred by the public in the state.