Indian government News
Govt allowed exports of sugar up to 6 m tonne during sugar season 22-23. Balance quantity of sugar produced by sugar mills in the country would be allowed for exports. The government said the sugar export policy is an indication of focus on ensuring price stability in the sector in interest of domestic consumers.
Google launched several initiatives and collaboration with Meity to safeguard people in India from online harm. Starting a multilingual user awareness campaign to encourage netizens for safer digital transactions: Google. Google will flag off a multi-city, mixed format cybersecurity Roadshow to reach approx. 100,000 developers, IT, etc.
Govt advised the edible oil manufacturers, packers, and importers to declare net quantity on packages in volume. It is mandatory to declare the net quantity in terms of standard units of weight or measure. Advised to correct their labeling of declaring net quantity in the units of volume within six months.
India has not released a new household consumption survey since the NSS from 2011. Urban poverty rose by 2 percentage points in 2016 during the demonetisation event and fell sharply thereafter, the paper said. The paper also added that rural poverty rose by 10 basis points in 2019 likely due to a growth slowdown.