Introduction of Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) in Bihar

The Governor of Bihar has introduced a formula for Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, impacting various employee categories. This move aims to adjust minimum wage rates to reflect changes in living costs.

Pollution Concerns Prompt Renewed Focus on Sustainable Building in Kolkata

Encourage adherence to eco-friendly standards at construction sites to combat pollution, urges the government. Recently, the state urban development department has noted a surge in construction activities across various municipal areas without adequate measures to mitigate noise, dust, and water pollution.

FSSAI Cracks Down on E-commerce Misleading Consumers with “Health Drink” Labels

FSSAI discovered that certain e-commerce websites were mis-categorizing “Proprietary Food” products (like dairy or cereal-based beverage mixes) as “Health Drinks” or “Energy Drinks.” E-commerce platforms must immediately remove or de-link these miscategorized beverages from the “Health Drink” and “Energy Drink” sections.

Aadhaar To Streamline Creation & Verification of CGHS Cards

The Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) is adopting Aadhaar as the “Single Source of Truth” for creating and verifying CGHS cards. This move aims to address issues arising from mismatched information like name spelling, date of birth, or gender during application processes.