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News in Short - 24-May-2019

India’s economy to grow by 7.5%in 2020: OECD Report

Date: 24 May 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous

As per recently Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Economic Outlook, India’s economy will grow by 7.5% in 2020. The growth will be buoyed by rural consumption and subdued inflation. Moreover, it will come from higher domestic demand due to improved financial conditions, fiscal and quasi-fiscal stimulus and recent structural reforms.

Govt asks channels to adhere to news, non-news categories

Date: 24 May 2019 Tags: Ministries & Departments
  • Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) has issued an advisory regarding carrying of news and current affairs content on TV channels. It comes ahead of announcement of 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
  • The advisory states that in accordance with Policy Guidelines for Uplinking of Television Channels From India, 2011, all private satellite TV channels need to strictly comply with their respective undertakings of carrying news or non-news content.
  • It also advised that all TV channels may strictly ensure that there is no violation of the aforementioned conditions of the Guidelines.

Vice President Launches Tree Ambulance

Date: 24 May 2019 Tags: Biodiversity
  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu Inaugurated 'Tree Ambulance' in Chennai on the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). This initiative is a campaign to save trees.  
  • It has been conceived, designed, fabricated and equipped to provide first aid treatment to trees, aid tree plantation, assist the shifting of trees, carry out seed ball distribution etc.
  • Tree Ambulance will be having plant expert and helpers who are armed with gardening tools, water, manure and enzymes. It can be availed through the helpline 9941006786.