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22nd August 2018 Current Affairs

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FSSAI constitutes expert panel to review food labelling standards

  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) constituted a group of experts from the health and nutrition sector to look into the issue of food labelling.
  • The FSSAI had come out with a draft of Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations 2018.
  • The draft proposes mandatory red-label marking on packaged food products containing high levels of fat, sugar and salt.
  • But the government put a hold on the draft.
  • The expert panel will be headed by B Sesikeran – who is former director of National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) – and will include current director Hemalatha as well as Dr Nikhil Tandon.

SS Mundra appointed independent director of Indiabulls Housing Finance

  • Subhash Sheoratan Mundra has been appointed as Independent Director on the Board of Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (IBHFL) for a period of three years.
  • The former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and senior banker won’t replace any existing member on the Board.

General Dalbir Singh Suhag awarded ‘Legion Of Merit’ 2018 by US Govt

  • The United States government has awarded the Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander) to General Dalbir Singh Suhag (Retired), of the Indian Army.
  • He has received the award for exceptionally meritorious service as chief of the Army staff, Indian Army.

Vinesh Phogat becomes 1st Indian woman wrestler to win gold at Asian Games

  • Vinesh Phogat won gold at the women’s wrestling event at the Asian Games 2018.
  • She defeated Japan’s Yuki Irie in the final of freestyle 50 kg category in women’s wrestling at the 2018 Asian Games.
  • She becomes the first Indian woman wrestler to win gold at the event.

NOTA option not applicable for Rajya Sabha elections: Supreme Court

  • The Supreme Court has stated that the ‘None of The Above’ (NOTA) option will not be applicable for voting in the Rajya Sabha elections.
  • The SC bench has said that the NOTA option is meant only for universal adult suffrage and direct elections.
  • The NOTA option is not applicable for the polls held by the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote as done in the Rajya Sabha.

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