Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Exam – 22 September 2020

Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Exam – 22 September 2020

In Today’s News:

  1. Lok Sabha passes the FCRA amendment bill 2020.

1. Lok Sabha passes the FCRA amendment bill 2020

News Summary

The Lok Sabha passed the Foreign Contribution Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2020 (FCRA) by a voice vote on 21st September 2020.

Prelims GS – Governance

FCRA:

Click here to know about FCRA on 7th September 2020.

Mini Insights

Mains GS2 – Governance

Highlights of FCRA Amendment Bill 2020:

(Note: These highlights given below are very important for Mains Exam)

  • FCRA Amendment Bill seeks to make providing the Aadhar numbers of the office-bearers of any NGO mandatory for registration.
  • Public servants will be barred from receiving funds from abroad.
  • It also proposes to enable the Centre to allow an NGO or association to surrender its FCRA certificate.
  • The draft Bill proposes that not more than 20 percent of the total foreign funds received could be spent on administrative expenses. (Currently, the limit is 50%).

To know more about the analysis of the FCRA amendment bill, click here to view PRS official website.

 

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