Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari tabled the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in Lok Sabha on July 15. The Bill seeks to amend the Motor Vehicles Bill, 1988 to address the issues of third party insurance, regulation of taxi aggregators and road safety.

An estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row.

India`s renewable energy workforce has grown five-fold in the past five years, according to a new report. In 2019, nearly 100,000 workers are employed in the solar and wind industry, up from 19,800 in 2014. Of these, 12,400 workers were employed in FY19 and 30,000 in FY18 by utility-scale solar, rooftop solar and wind energy projects.

A discussion paper outlining the first steps in developing a nutrient profile model to drive changes to product composition and labelling and promotion practices in the WHO European Region.

A study of the availability, composition and marketing of baby foods in four European countries.

The food price crisis of 2007–08 had devastating impacts for the world’s poorest people, especially for smallholder farmers and in particular for women, who face discrimination and a heavy burden of household responsibility.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Water Crisis in the Country, 15/07/2019. The Dynamic Ground Water Resources of the country are being periodically assessed jointly by Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) and State Governments.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Schemes for Tribal Areas, 15/07/2019. Government has adopted a multi-pronged strategy for overall and holistic development of tribal people living across the country including Madhya Pradesh. These include support for health, skill development, education, sanitation, water supply, livelihood etc.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Pollution of surface and ground water, 15/07/2019. Water bodies in the country are polluted due to discharge of untreated sewage, industrial effluent, agricultural runoff containing fertilizers, pesticides, etc.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Progress on BS VI Vehicles Standards, 15/07/2019. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has informed that Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have achieved an average blend percentage of 6.2 percent ethanol in petrol as on 17.06.2019 during the current ethanol supply year 2018-19.

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