Kerala Government’s Role in Economic Data Transparency

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers for agricultural laborers and industrial workers in Kerala for March 2024 have been released by the Labour and Skills (E) Department. These indices serve as crucial indicators for estimating the cost of living.

“Copper Mining Industry: Essential Public Service”

In recognition of the critical role played by the Copper Mining industry, the Central Government, pursuant to its authority under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, has designated it as a public utility service. This decision, outlined in the Public Utility Services (Third Order) 2024, underscores the necessity of ensuring uninterrupted operations in this sector.

Clarification On Domestic Content Requirement For Solar PV Power Projects

The present clarification confirms that Thin Film Solar PV Modules manufactured in the integrated factory of First Solar in India are considered domestically manufactured for DCR purposes. This implies these modules can be deployed in MNRE projects requiring domestically produced components.

Indian Nursing Council To Celebrate International Nursing Day

This year’s theme for International Nursing Day is “Our Nurses. Our Future. The economic power of care”. The theme highlights the economic and social importance of nurses worldwide. To commemorate this event, the INC invites all Nursing and Midwifery faculty and students to join a virtual celebration on May 15, 2024, at 5:00 PM IST. The celebration will be streamed live on Youtube.

Amendments Made To Specifications In Respect Of Biostimulants

he amendment states that biostimulant specifications shall include tracer molecules in addition to active ingredients. The order also introduces ‘live micro-organisms excluding biofertilizers and biopesticides’ as an additional category of biostimulants specified under Schedule VI. Additionally, the amendment order also increases the permissible limit of pesticide in biostimulants from 0.01ppm to 1ppm.

BIS Withdraws Several Standards From April 22nd, 2024

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has withdrawn several standards effective from April 22, 2024. This notification was dated May 7, 2024. These standards include Code of Practice for Use of Electron Valves, Basic Environmental Testing Procedures for Electronic and Electrical Items, Specification for Equipment for Environmental Tests for Electronic and Electrical Items, etc.