Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Exam – 05 August 2020

Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Exam – 05 August 2020

In Today’s News:

  1. India plans to highlight Pakistan’s inaction ahead of the FATF meeting.
  2. New Consumer Protection Act includes the entire B2C online sector.

1. India plans to highlight Pakistan’s inaction ahead of the FATF meeting.

News Summary

Indian agencies have planned to highlight Pakistan’s inaction in the Pulwama, 26/11 Mumbai attack, and Daniel Pearl murder cases ahead of crucial Financial Action Task Force meetings which are going to be held in October.

Prelims GS – International Relations

FATF:

Refer to the prelims content of FATF on June 20, 2020.

2. New Consumer Protection Act includes the entire B2C online sector

News Summary

All kinds of B2C online services, irrespective of their size and reach, all mobile app-based services, and all businesses running on social media platforms, will come within the bill’s purview. The entire B2C (Business-to-Consumer) online sector comes under the ambit of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019. This will definitely protect the interests of the consumers as well as the dignity of the brands.

Mini Insights

Mains  GS2 – Governance

Consumer Protection Act 2019 and new features:

Refer to the Mains content of Consumer Protection Act, 2019 on July 22, 2020.

 

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